Acronis Backup Utility
Posted on 2010-09-22
This question probably only applies to Acronis users. I recently bought the program (running Windows 7 Pro) and a 2nd hard drive but have no experience with the program and almost no experience with backups.
This past year I have had more than my share of viruses to the point I've had to delete the partition and reinstall everything - a very painful process. I need a fast track education on which option is best for me in Acronis. Basically, I want to image my C drive so if I get another virus to the point I have to re-partition, all I have to do instead is a restore.
I always think of backups like I think of insurance. You never know quite how good it is untill you have to use it so if you find out then it's not what you expected, it's too late.
It looks like Acronis has 2 primary options: Disk and Partition and Non-Stop.
Given my goal mentioned above, which should I use and how does one restore if your computer crashes?