Just to add to the maintenance costs for the Corporate version of True Image (if you choose to take them) last Nov were:
True Image Echo Workstation application £8.40 (UK Pounds) + VAT
Universal Restore £4.08 +VAT
This gives one year of upgrades (minor and major during the 12 month contract)
Priority telephone and email support (and they do respond to emails very quickly)
Rather than upgrading to new versions of the Home version regularly this costs no more and is easily budgeted for but you always use a properly tested verion of the software which is designed for the corporate market. If they screw this up the business will fold so they have a vested interest in getting it right.
As I said you can renew the maintenance contract every year - the only problem is they don't make it terribly obvious how to do that but an email usually gets an instant answer (it didn't help that last November they had completely revamped their website so that everything had changed).
for maintenance products and http://www.acronis.c...rise/products/ATICW/
for the corporate version of TI.
Before you upgrade to this version from a Home version I suggest you contact them and check the upgrade path works (they may have a different path to upgrade for Home user versions).