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Let's talk System Recovery Software

By Rockrz
Dec 27, 2004
  1. I've been using PowerQuest V2i Protector 2.0 Desktop Edition to create a back-up image so I can boot my PC into V2i Protector's recovery console so I can restore my entire system in minutes (IF I ever needed to do this sort of thing)

    Since Norton has bought out PowerQuest, and I'm not able to get any support due to this product being dumped, I'm looking for a similar program.

    I found a prog at http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing/products/trueimage/ but haven't had any feedback from anyone more knowledgeable than I that let's me know whether this is a good alternative, or not.

    I would appreciate any leads on this prog, or any other program that would suit my needs. I run a small business that cannot afford any downtime and would like to be completely prepared to restore my system at any given time to it's original state.
     
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 8,165

    Norton got their filthy mitts on DriveImage (from PowerQuest) and wrecked that as well.
    Norton Ghost is no good either, because it is from, well... Norton.

    That Acronis TrueImage is a very good alternative. If my DriveImage-2002 (pre-Norton) ever needs to be replaced, that would be my first choice.

    If you want to read up a bit more, see here:
    http://www.duxcw.com/digest/Howto/hd/cpyhd/#Copy%20an%20Image%20of%20the%20Drive%20(or%20Partition)
     
  3. Rockrz

    Rockrz TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 19

    Yeah, I guess I may as well buy the Acronis TrueImage product.
    It's only $49.99 and the editors of PC Mag gave it the highest rating of all similar products they checked out.

    You know, it's a shame about Norton. They've got some decent products, but they are a hassle to deal with. If they weren't so money hungry to charge for support, they might have a decent program. Anyway, there is competition! Norton is not the only game in town, thank God!

    Thanks for the reply...
     
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