Review of Acronis True Image Home
Acronis has just released the newest version of the True Image backup and recovery software and it is called quite simply Acronis True image 2013. Acronis has added many new and productive features to the newest version of its already impressive backup utility. Acronis True Image now supports Windows 8, features a new web-based interface to Acronis Cloud Service, and has support for multiple mobile devices so you can access your files from anywhere, anytime you need them.
The first thing that shold be done is to create a bootable media device so you can access the program in case your computer becomes unbootable. See our review of how to make a bootable USB drive here.
For this review of Acronis True Image Home, an image of the hard drive will be created and restored. Once that task is complete, you can schedule a full or incremental backup to occur at the intervals that will keep data safe. Alternatively, you can use the new Nonstop backup feature and restore individual files or folders from any given time with the new Time Explorer feature included with the backup utility.
Acronis has added a Nonstop backup feature that backs up your files continuously. Combine that with the new Acronis Time Explorer and you can restore a file to any given time with a quick click of the mouse. True Image has an online backup feature to keep important data safe off site, Plus Pack to restore images to different hardware and Virtual and Dynamic disk support. True Image is truly a top-notch data backup and recovery solution.
On initial startup, Acronis told me that my system was not fully protected and that I needed to backup my system so naturally I clicked on Back Up My System.
The next screenshot asks what to back up. There are a few different partitions on this computer. I could choose to backup or image the entire drive but for the purpose of this review, I just chose the main C drive and the Data drive. This backup step will create an image of the main drive and the data drive.
The next screen asks where to put the backup archive. I chose to make a new archive on an External hard drive.
The next screen shows a summary of what Acronis True Image Home is about to perform. It looked good to me so naturally I smacked the Proceed button.
This next screenshot shows the task in progress. Looks like it will create a 14.5 Gigabyte image in about 11 minutes.
When it was done, it told me so.
If the need ever arises to restore the image, Acronis makes that simple too. Click on the Disk Recovery option and select a backup to recover.
I chose the image that was just created.
Then there is a choice to recover whole disks and partitions or chosen files and folders. I selected to recover whole disks and partitions that will re-image restore the image created with Acronis True Image, restoring the computer to its original state.
Then I had to choose the items to recover. I chose to recover everything that was backed up on the original hard drive image.
Once all of the settings were completed, the summary screen shows what Acronis True Image is about to accomplish. There is a definite reboot required so I quickly saved this page and smacked the proceed button once again.
The computer rebooted and very quickly restored the image in low level mode. Acronis successfully restored the computer to its original state which is no surprise because they had that perfected a few versions ago.
Once the image is tested, use the new Acronis scheduler to schedule backups as you see fit. There are many different backup scenarios to choose from. The time and frequency of backups is based on your particular needs.
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Acronis once again has released a very impressive utility to keep your data safe and secure, building on the already popular and effective True Image series of backup and recovery software. This review of Acronis True Image Home just touched the surface of how powerful this backup software can be. This release of True Image also integrates an optional Online Backup utility, Acronis Plus Pack to restore the image to different hardware and support for Virtual and Dynamic disk support.
True Image 2013 by Acronis
Acronis True Image Home 2013 has just been released with some exciting new features to keep your data safer than ever. Upgrade to the newest version of True Image. The hard drive backup and imaging program still has all of the useful features as before with some great improvements including virtual hard drive support and the Universal Restore feature which allows you to restore an image to dissimilar hardware or a virtual machine. Acronis True Image Home fully integrates with Windows 7 and includes an optional online backup solution to keep your files safe, secure and available. See the Review of all of the new features of Acronis True Image Home here. Save up to 35% on True Image 2013!
Acronis Online Backup
Acronis Online Backup has been released featuring 250 Gigabytes of secure storage space for up to five computers. Acronis has long been a leader in data backup and recovery solutions and the addition of cloud backup capabilities, they have taken a huge step in keeping your data even more safe and secure. See our Review of Acronis Online Backup. The online backup solution can either be integrated with Acronis True Image or used as a standalone program. Use the Coupon Code for Acronis Online Backup to save you 10% COOLAOB2010
Acronis True Image 2013 Plus Pack
The Acronis Plus Pack incorporates features that were until now only available in the Acronis Corporate editions. The add on feature adds the power to restore images to dissimilar hardware, Dynamic Disk Support to restore dynamic volumes easily and the added Microsoft Windows Preinstallation Environment (WinPE) Support to speed up your recovery process. The Plus Pack makes the move to a new computer a breeze.
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