Windows 10: Acronis or Macrium as a "home" backup solution?

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  1. Burgurne Win User

    Acronis or Macrium as a "home" backup solution?


    Hello.
    I don't know if I should buy Acronis or Macrium for my backup. I want to backup in the following way: 1 backup a week, incremental backup, keeping the last 4 chain of backup (so I want some sort of autocleaning for older chains). One backup job is in 2 parts, one backup for my system-drive and one backup for my document,email and game drive. I also want to be able to restore only one of the 2 backups (i.e. the system-drive). My backupdrive is an external USB 3.1 harddisc.

    What should I choose?

    :)
     
    Burgurne, Oct 14, 2019
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  2. Backup/Recovery tools - Acronis vs Macrium


    Please forgive me for not reading the whole "Window 10 Recovery Tools" thread before posting this, but that's a very long thread.

    I am a long time user of Acronis True Image. Lately I've run into a few peculiarities that have me looking at alternatives. A number of people have recommended the free version Macrium Reflect, but I need the paid version to meat my requirements. I would like more information to help me decide. (Other products can be suggested, of course.)

    My requirements are:
    1. I have to run the backups on 3 devices - 2 desktops and 1 laptop.
    2. The laptop backup goes to a NAS drive.
    3. I need to run full disk image backups on all 3 devices.
    4. I need to run file/folder backups of some files on the NAS drive from one of the PCs.

    I've done 1 recovery using Macrium and 2 using Acronis. I had a couple false starts with Acronis because understand the process. I don't remember how easy the Macrium process was. I found configuring the backup process less straightforward with Macrium than with Acronis, but I recently discovered that Acronis has an exclusion list and was excluding files from its "Entire PC" backups. (Grrr!) All recoveries were successful.

    I've had to recover old data a number of times. I've done it successfully from the Acronis backup and have walked through the process with the Macrium. Both work with no problem. Macrium mounts the backup image faster than Acronis, but I don't think it gives an option of the drive letter to use in mounting.

    Tthe free version of Macrium Reflect does not take file/folder backups, and the cost of a 3 (actually 4) device license for Macrium Home costs quit a bit more than a 3 platform license for Acronis.

    The Acronis doc says only file/folder backups can be taken to a NAS, but I'm taking "Entire PC" drive backups of the laptop to my NAS drive. I know for a fact that the Acronis stand-alone recovery systems cannot access a NAS drive. I would have to copy the backup to another drive before doing a drive recovery. I have not idea what the Macriun capabilities are regarding NAS.

    I suspect I will continue using Acronis, but I would like to hear what other people think I should do.
     
    pokeefe0001, Oct 14, 2019
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    Lenovo and Acronis Team Up for New Complete Data Backup Protection Solution

    LenovoEMC Limited today announced the worldwide launch of a unique new data protection solution providing 360 degree backup protection for business information storage on servers, PCs and NAS. This solution is available globally as an add-on application for owners of existing Lenovo EMC high performance px Series NAS products and as the new all-in-one Lenovo EMC px Series Acronis Backup Appliance for European, Middle Eastern and Asia-Pacific markets.

    The combination of LenovoEMC storage technology with leading backup software by Acronis gives business users an all-in-one backup and recovery appliance with a hassle-free data protection strategy. With one product, available at a fraction of the cost of purchasing the hardware and software separately, business customers can now protect client PCs and servers by backing them up to the NAS, as well as protect the NAS data by backing it up to a separate network location. This solution provides multiple layers and locations for data protection.

    Acronis Backup & Recovery for Lenovo EMC NAS is available worldwide as an add-on application download for existing Lenovo EMC px Series customers. In Europe, Asia and the Middle East, the new Lenovo EMC px Series Acronis Backup Appliance product is also available in high performance desktop models, featuring two- to six-drive bays and 1U and 2U rackmount arrays with up to 12 bays. An ideal backup target for all network connected devices, this new all-in-one backup appliance offers up to 48TB of raw data storage.

    Acronis Backup & Recovery for LenovoEMC NAS is a new approach to NAS backup. The Acronis backup engine resident on the LenovoEMC px NAS provides automated and fast incremental backup of the data on the NAS to a network storage target. This solution brings tremendous advances in NAS backup reliability and speed versus traditional open source file copying tools that are the standard today.

    The new Lenovo EMC px Series Acronis Backup Appliance also includes OEM versions of Acronis Backup and Recovery 11.5for Windows and Linux Servers (one license of each), utilizing Acronis' state-of-the-art imaging technology to create a disk-image backup to the NAS containing the server operating system, applications and data.

    Protecting client PCs at the source of document creation, True Image Lite 2013 by Acronis provides "non-stop backup" of up to three Windows PCs to the LenovoEMC px NAS.

    Additional data protection features standard on the Lenovo EMC px Series of products include snapshots with VSS, EMC Atmos Cloud Connector, EMC Avamar data deduplication, RAID protection with hot swap drives, UPS support, built-in McAfee VirusScan, user quotas, and device-to-device data replication for business continuity.

    The Lenovo EMC px Family Acronis Backup Appliance also includes the business features expected from Lenovo, including cross-platform file sharing and simultaneous iSCSI block access. High performance I/O is achieved through dual GbE connections with port bonding and link aggregation capabilities. The included LenovoEMC Personal Cloud technology offers unparalleled simplicity and versatility for data protection and access.

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    Executive Quotes
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    Dmitri Joukovski, senior vice president of product management at Acronis, said, "Single-destination backup is a major pain point for businesses of all sizes. But, it can be especially detrimental to the livelihood of SMBs. The Acronis-LenovoEMC solution makes hybrid backup destinations accessible and easy to manage, and provides a 'Plan B' approach to data protection by leveraging the cloud and other forms of off-site storage."

    Availability and Warranty
    The new Lenovo EMC px Family Acronis Backup Appliance is now available in Europe and Asia. The backup appliance is available in both desktop and rackmount models, and in two storage configurations: diskless and 8TB (Asia only) models. Pricing starts at approximately ?555 for the diskless model.

    For existing Lenovo EMC px series customers worldwide, Acronis Backup & Recovery for Lenovo EMC NAS is available for purchase with an SRP of $49 (USD). The combination of Acronis Backup & Recovery 11.5 for Windows and Linux Servers + Acronis Backup & Recovery for LenovoEMC NAS is available for purchase with an SRP of $249 (USD).

    News Highlights:
    • LenovoEMC first-to-market with new Acronis Backup & Recovery for NAS, a true backup engine running on network-attached storag
    • With Acronis technology, LenovoEMC delivers a solution to one of the most challenging problems for server deployments - backup
    • New solution provides automated backup and recovery data protection for business information via device-to-device backup: server-to-NAS, PC-to-NAS and NAS-to-NAS
    • Up to 48TB of scalable capacity in desktop and rackmount network storage devices
     
  4. Acronis or Macrium as a "home" backup solution?

    Windows 10 backup vs. Acronis backup

    Should I switch Windows 10 backup off and is Acronis Backup a good program. If so I will order Acronis online. Thanks. I had a problem recently where Windows 10(7) backup would stop at 97% and run all night. I never had this happen before until the recent
    update to version 1803. Any suggestions as to why? thanks.
     
    KentBarlow1, Oct 14, 2019
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