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I have 3 drives with something like a tb of data and I would like to backup the images of all 3 to another specific drive. The Windows backup utility is SLOW, but mostly it fails every time I try to backup something. A lot of people say how good Acronis is so I tried the WD edition. It didn't work because one of my drives is with a GPT
I'm looking for a software that can run backups on schedules, possibly able to compress the images, and mostly good for restoring (heard a lot of people complain about Acronis because he wouldn't restore to a system with different hardware!!!).

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Try EaseUS Todo Backup http://www.todo-backup.com/products/home/
I use it and it works perfectly has loads of options and is very easy to set up and configure and its free.
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Sorry for the late reply!

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Originally Posted by fashric View Post
Try EaseUS Todo Backup http://www.todo-backup.com/products/home/
I use it and it works perfectly has loads of options and is very easy to set up and configure and its free.
Thanks, I'll look into it
Any other ideas, in case Todo Backup isn't for me?
     
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Norton Ghost is a great tool that does everything you need from your post. It is pretty easy to use as well.
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Are you okay with paying for backup software? Because I have a key for Storagecraft's Shadowprotect 4 that is in, my opinion, the best backup software. I don't need it and want to get rid of it (the license key, bought two for two PCs, now I have one).

Shadowprotect also offers bare metal restore.
Edited by cubanresourceful - 7/29/11 at 12:53pm
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Are you okay with paying for backup software? Because I have a key for Storagecraft's Shadowprotect 4 that is in, my opinion, the best backup software. I don't need it and want to get rid of it (the license key, bought two for two PCs, now I have one).

Shadowprotect also offers bare metal restore.
Nah I'm looking for freeware. Thanks anyway
     
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Quote:
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Norton Ghost is a great tool that does everything you need from your post. It is pretty easy to use as well.
+1 acronis doesn't work very well as seen by many complaints with current version

ghost is excellent
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