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« Reply #25 on: April 08, 2005, 04:45:15 PM »

I think Acronis might have a better interface for the "normal" user, whereas Paragon is a little less user friendly but a more computer literate person would prefer it.  Have you noticed the (daunting?) level of detail in the Paragon help files?

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« Reply #26 on: April 08, 2005, 11:50:12 PM »

you shouldn't have to repeat selection of partitions after reboot, not sure why you would have to..
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« Reply #27 on: April 09, 2005, 02:58:26 AM »

i thought it seemed a bit odd to have to select things twice - i'll have a play around with it today.

if i can get acronis to work properly then it looks like i'll be changing my mind yet again on which i prefer.

(i've not got around to looking at the help files for paragon, jeff.)
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« Reply #28 on: April 09, 2005, 04:03:45 AM »

not figured out what i'm doing wrong with acronis yet but i have to say it definately works a lot smoother whilst making the backup image. even has the option to lower it's priority whilst running by selecting from the tray menu (i don't think that the paragon program allows for this).

i have to confess i've not used 'process tamer' yet. it looks like i now have a piece of software that would benefit from it as the sluggishness of my system whilst using the paragon software is a bit poor.

mouser to the rescue yet again  cheesy
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« Reply #29 on: April 09, 2005, 05:49:51 PM »

this will seem a little late in the day and quite obvious to all those already using it but i just wanted to say how great process tamer is.

it made the paragon drive backup software work like a dream during the image making process (well, it made my system more responsive as it should). it's a pity paragon didn't allow for this in their own coding of the program. what's the point of having the feature of 'live' drive imagining if you can't use your system very well at the same time?

overall, i probably still have to favour paragon over acronis, simply because it requires less mouse clicking in creating and restoring the image. it's also less annoying as it doesn't need to verify the partitions so much during the selection process.

(i still can't get acronis to stop repeating itself after the dos boot - is it because i have the image on a separate hard drive?)

anyway, time to make a donation for 'process tamer' i think.
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« Reply #30 on: April 09, 2005, 08:31:04 PM »

thanks for that comment nudone - i really appreciate it.  it's nice when people find a use for a program.
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« Reply #31 on: April 12, 2005, 05:01:13 PM »

On another forum, someone pointed me to www.xxclone.com

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« Reply #32 on: April 12, 2005, 10:52:30 PM »

If you were to do a search on Google you might come across this.

http://ess.paragon.ag/paragon/site/en/google.jsp

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« Reply #33 on: April 15, 2005, 12:32:33 AM »

any other drive imaging software to consider?

Acronis True Image
Drive Image / Ghost
Paragon
http://www.drivesnapshot.de/en/index.htm


others?

Yes, my personal favorite:

TeraByte Unlimited Image for DOS/Windows
 
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« Reply #34 on: February 06, 2007, 07:42:43 AM »


I've also been an extended user of the terabyte software.  It's very lean and does it's job well.  The recovery software has saved me also.

The only complaint is the speed I've seen restoring from the Dos mode. 
I can restore a drive from Windows in a fraction of the time it takes to do a restore of the same drive from the dos boot.

I hear you say, "why not just restore it on a separate windows computer".  That's the rub, if I restore from windows, the image doesn't work on the other computer.  Restore on the target computer of the same image using Dos mode works fine.

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« Reply #35 on: July 01, 2007, 09:42:34 AM »

I use Ghost, it's really to use. Keep it simple smiley
Window Partition C with Ghost.exe
When I've problem ( I just restore Win Partition ) , go to MSDOS and ghost.exe > Restore smiley
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« Reply #36 on: July 01, 2007, 10:28:52 AM »

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« Reply #37 on: November 20, 2008, 11:12:14 PM »

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