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    Acronis True Image 9.0 version 2323 update

    Acronis has issued a new update for version 9.0 (build 2323).

    Better read the following thread BEFORE updating: Installation Issues, etc. for build 2323.

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    Re: Acronis True Image 9.0 version 2323 update

    Hi Jeff,
    Yes the new build did fix a number of things and I do see a couple of my suggestions in the new build.
    2323 does have an issue with the install feature, so just UN install the old build before installing the new one.

    I think the biggest issue yet to be resolved is the 4G file problem. Acronis is working to resolve that. I personally don't have any files that large to image so it doesn't bother me and probably not most other users. <img src=/S/crossfingers.gif border=0 alt=crossfingers width=17 height=16>
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    Re: Acronis True Image 9.0 version 2323 update

    2323 caused a disaster for me.

    See http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=109976.

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    Re: Acronis True Image 9.0 version 2323 update

    Hi Jeff,
    Being a confirmed MUASN (Must Update All Software NOW) addict I'm trying to hold the line and waiting a week before upgrading my setup <sigh>. Guess I'll let the dust settle before - and might even see another upgrade by then.
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    Re: Acronis True Image 9.0 version 2323 update

    Yeah, me too. I don't know why I'm the only one here in The Lounge who can't seem to get selected file restores to work, but after reading a number of the threads in the above forums, there ARE others who have the problem, including this most recent build. I too shall bide my time...

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    Re: Acronis True Image 9.0 version 2323 update

    is this program that good that so many loungesr use it?? what do you use this for? just to back files up?
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    Re: Acronis True Image 9.0 version 2323 update

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by skitterbug on 08-Dec-05 08:42. Decided to add a bit more to my post!)</P>Oh my goodness - yesssss, it is that good!! It can be a lifesaver for restoring precious files! There are lots of posts about it to read!!!
    I should add that this program works for me and I am not an authority on it. But I have restored my hard drive from my back up using version 8. I haven't had any problems serious enough since then to use it although I have kept up with the updates until this last one. I am waiting to see what everyone decides about it. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>


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    Re: Acronis True Image 9.0 version 2323 update

    yeah i've read all the posts on it, including the one in the official forum posted here earlier... i'm wondering if i should use it. do you have a dedicated backup hard drive? internal or external?

    actually... i guess it doesn't matter, with the invention of the external enclosures, internal can easily become external! i just ordered a dvd burner & external drive earlier this week.. looking foward to trying it out. maybe i should consider doing the same with a hard drive.......... <img src=/S/hmmn.gif border=0 alt=hmmn width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Acronis True Image 9.0 version 2323 update

    Imaging backup programs became popular "several" years ago as hard drive prices descended and folks became more and more unhappy with tape, etc. The only ones I've used have been Ghost, Drive Image and now TrueImage. There are others. Imaging is probably the quickest way to restore a blown system, sometimes taking only "minutes" to do, excluding hardware replacement of course. Imaging started out as just that - a complete, bit-by-bit image of an entire drive, take it or leave it. It's only been in more recent iterations that individual files have been (possible) to recover (or backup).

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    Re: Acronis True Image 9.0 version 2323 update

    I make an image in the 650MB size and then burn them to disk. I haven't ever tried burning to DVD. I also have backups made to my external hard drive! I figure if worse comes to worse, I can reload the O/S and then restore my previous set-up exactly the way I had it before a hard drive mess up.

    We always backed up the server to a tape drive and had to use it off and on to recover whatever needed to be recovered but that wasn't an option for home use. So I started with this product because of the positive remarks in the Lounge. I've been happy with it, but as Al said, there are other products now that may also suit an individual's needs. For simple back up of documents, I use the program that came with my external hard drive. Its called Bounceback Professional (I had to purchase the upgrade to get the full program since only Bounceback Lite came with the External HD.) I like the fact that I can get to individual files easily with it. I haven't experimented with Acronis since it has implemented this capability. Maybe in January when life slows down a bit, I will. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15> And that's my <img src=/S/2cents.gif border=0 alt=2cents width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>


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    Re: Acronis True Image 9.0 version 2323 update

    Hey Bob,

    I'm of the same mind on this one. Since my current version of True Image is working 100%, I really don't have a need to update with this questionable build being offered. So, I've decided to wait for the next one, which I suspect will be forthcoming very soon. The installation issue sounds like a minor fix for Acronis.

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    Re: Acronis True Image 9.0 version 2323 update

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    Re: Acronis True Image 9.0 version 2323 update

    is it worth backing up the entire system? (in my case, it would be a 20GB partition)

    i would need a dedicated drive to hold that information... and i guess i would set it to run once a week? or every night? have you actually used it to restore a system? does it work well when restoring?

    i'm just trying to justify purchasing the software (and hardware) to myself. how do you have it set up? external drive that backs up every night or so?

    can you run a backup server that backs up all of your computers in your house?
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    Re: Acronis True Image 9.0 version 2323 update

    John,
    Yes, it is that good.
    GREAT insurance also for users like me who are always trying new programs.
    This said, despite the few users who have trouble tying their shoelaces, not to mention using a computer utility.
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    Re: Acronis True Image 9.0 version 2323 update

    Oh yeah, John, yes to all of the above. All ya gotta do is search the Lounge for TrueImage or DriveImage (with or without spaces <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>) to see how many of us have had our "bacon saved" by an image backup. I personally do my imaging once a week, but I also don't use scheduling, prefer to do it manually when I'm ready. How frequently is a matter of preference. As you will see if you do search, some of us use other software to backup daily critical files each night and imaging to do the whole shebang every xx days.

    I'm serious when I tell you that with both of the above programs, I've made hundreds and hundreds of full drive restorations and could count on the fingers of LESS than one hand how many times I've had problems. There's no accounting for how "minor" the cost of the software is for this task! Personally, I use removable IDE drives, mounted in racks but many other Loungers use USB external drives, CDs and what have you. The choice is up to you and your ingenuity.

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