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    Acronis True Image

    It appears that version 9.0 was released today.

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    Re: Acronis True Image

    But where did you found this out? A link would help?

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    Re: Acronis True Image

    Also, Upgrade downloaded version is $26.99 US, including a 10% discount from the $29.99 price.

    You can get the 10% by going to the checkout screen and then trying to back out. It will then offer you the discount to make sure you stay with them.
    What the heck, every little buck helps. <img src=/S/bow.gif border=0 alt=bow width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Acronis True Image

    It's interesting that the email ad I got from Acronis was dated Sept. 20 at 7:53 PM and contained this blurb: <blockquote><hr>Do not wait, buy the upgrade to the new version at the reduced upgrade price now!

    And even more

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    Re: Acronis True Image

    Kinda confusing?

    I got that email you mentioned AFTER I made the online purchase, so I just deleted it.
    My purchase was directly from their site, without any reference to any email at all.
    Then, as I said, they offered the discount when I inadvertently backed out of the area where they ask for name, address, credit card , etc. ( after filling out the information )

    Since I was going to buy it anyway, I naturally accepted the discount.

    I got it up and running today without any problems but haven't gotten around to trying out all the new stuff.
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    Re: Acronis True Image

    Bob,

    My experience was identical to yours...... purchased the upgrade first and got the e-mail about an hour after. Fortunately, I had read this thread yesterday before purchasing the upgrade and tried the "back out" recommendation and got the extra 10% too.

    Installation was a breeze. Everything seems to work as expected. I am curious, however, why this upgrade file is 12 megs larger than those previous?

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    Re: Acronis True Image

    Hi Jeff,
    I guess it pays to "mouse around" a site before purchasing? Finding that was strictly an accident.

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    why this upgrade file is 12 megs larger than those previous
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    This version seems to have many more features than the last.
    Two back up options: Image or back up.
    Snap Restore
    Recovery Manager
    And others, hence the larger file size. <img src=/S/compute.gif border=0 alt=compute width=40 height=20> <img src=/S/joy.gif border=0 alt=joy width=23 height=23>
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    Re: Acronis True Image

    Have you tried using it on images from a previous version? When I went from verson 7 to 8, I found that 8 couldn't read my images from 7!! What a pain!! <img src=/S/bash.gif border=0 alt=bash width=35 height=39> That meant that my old backups were effectively worthless since I couldn't restore them with 8. I'm not as big a fan of True Image as many here, having quite a few technical problems with them I've learned to never really trust that an image will restore (even once it's verified). I keep images from other backup software as well as just .zip backups too.

    I'll wait to see if it's worth upgrading and to see how others feel about it before I jump - don't fix what's not broken as they say (at least I don't know if it's broken until I need it and then it's too late, right? <img src=/S/bananas.gif border=0 alt=bananas width=33 height=35>

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    Re: Acronis True Image

    Deb,

    Version 9 is backward compatible with Version 8 images.
    I just tried it to make sure and it read my V8 .tib images fine.
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    Re: Acronis True Image

    Well, I'm kinda glad you guys are faster on the trigger than I because I have a couple of questions for ya. I was gonna procrastinate for I'm not sure what "feechurs" are real and which might be marketing hype!

    First, I wonder if the reason for the $10 (small!) price difference between the "new" purchase and the "upgrade" means that you have to have the old version installed in order to get the upgrade to install (like PSP X just did). I've never been keen on that kinda stuff and I'd almost be willing to pay an additional price not to have to do that monkey drill. It's always seemed to me that all they need to do is ask for your previous serial number. What's the verdict on Version 9?

    One of the newbies that I AM interested in is the new "selected" file backup which I now do with another app (NTI Backup Now). EVERY NIGHT I backup stuff like email, bookmarks, certain docs, Quicken data, etc. This means I need a program with a GUI (drag-n-drop?) that let's me pick some files from certain directories as well as whole directories in some cases. Would one of you be so kind as to "pretend" your gonna set one up to see if it will do something like that? Many, many of the ones I tried before settling on NTI required that you only select WHOLE directories and that's a waste in my case.

    By the way, I had an interesting experience with version 8 yesterday. For the first time ever, I was gonna use the "maximum" compression during my weekly imaging session of all my partitions. I've got several partitions I do and their 26 gig of data normally takes something over an hour to image. When I selected maximum, the message said FIVE HOURS and I almost croaked! I let it run for several minutes, thinking it might be one of those situations where that figure would quickly drop to something lower. It got halfway through my C: partition and was still reading five hours. So, I killed it and reran at normal compression in the hour and some that it "normally" takes. Whew!

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    Re: Acronis True Image

    Hi Al,
    I've been running through a LOT of the new Version 9 and checking things out. ( not all of it yet )

    Verfification: If you uninstall the old version, it WILL ask for the serial number of the old version before asking for the new S/N.

    Selective back up: There are a lot of new screens in V 9 and when you are in the back up mode, it will ask if you want to back up the entire disk contents or individual partitions.
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    files and folders. ( you are able to choose specified files or folders to back up with a Windows Explorer tree type screen )
    also gives the choice of full or incremental back up.

    Compression: there are FOUR choices here. None, Normal, High or Maximum.
    I went through the choices to see what the expected time was for each and while there WAS an increase in time from choices one through four, it sure didn't show any huge increases.
    I usually use the normal compression anyway, since I didn't see any big difference in the size of the Image.

    So far, I am rather impressed with the new version. IMHO
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    Re: Acronis True Image

    Al,
    I forgot to add the link to the DOCS for version 9 pdf file.

    Get it HERE

    It's got a lot more details in it than I can absorb. Might answer any particulars you have in mind.
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    Re: Acronis True Image

    Good info, Bob, so THNX! I did download the PDF file after I made that post this morning and had a brief look at it before I had to leave. On the serial number thing, at least it doesn't make you RE-INSTALL the old version as PSP did! I guess I'll be a faithful user and take the plunge too.

    Like you, I normally just use Normal compression but in this case I have a 16 gig spare drive that I stuck in my tray and wanted to backup 26 gigs onto it, so I tried the Max for the first time. It's SIZE estimate was about 2 or 3 gigs less than the others but when I saw the time I bailed out. As far as Normal or High I also don't think there's enough difference in file size to make a difference, that's why when I'm using my "normal" 40 gig backup drives I always use Normal.

    Thanks again for the scoop. I wonder now if one of us should write to Acronis and ask about that "extra" discount? Seems like a bit of a ripoff for those who don't know, kinda like the ol' car salesman tricks...

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    Re: Acronis True Image

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    write to Acronis and ask about that "extra" discount?
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    Nah <img src=/S/exclamation.gif border=0 alt=exclamation width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/angel.gif border=0 alt=angel width=15 height=21>
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