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Ok looking to make an image of a computer weekly and differentials each day in between.  I was looking at Acronis True Image but the hundreds of bad user reviews on Amazon really put me off.  I looked on this site and see a program from Runtime.org called Software
DriveImage XML  -- https://www.runtime.org/data-recovery-documentation.htm  Not only is this program free but they had a good youtube tutorial on how to make a backup iso.  However, I would like to be able to set it and forget it.  A program like Acronis which does all the scheduling and wiping of old images on your time table would be great.  The Runtime program gives me directions to use switches with task scheduler but it seems I will be having to do a decent about of management.

Are there any other backup programs people recommend for a home user?  Price is not really that big of issue.  I just want to be confident in the ability to restore my data in the case of a complete hard drive failure.  

Looking for recommendations from people who have used the software successfully to not only backup but recover.

Thank you
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what is the OS you are backing up?

For home users, one of the easiest software to use is easeus.

www.todo-backup.com

It's effective, free for home use backup, you can do a total backup, or just a partial backup.

If you want to create an image of a drive to restore later, clonezilla is a great linux bootable duplication/archival disk that will let you image your entire drive, it's free and well supported on the web.

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I have used ShadowProtect for years and swear by it.  It is completely automated and it will be out of sight and out of mind until, of course, you need to do a restore.  I've had to do a couple of restores and they couldn't have been easier.  Here's the link:

http://www.storagecraft.com/index-pcmag.php?shadowprotect&_kk=cf0efd95-4e86-4f00-82d3-1e4f8419c78e&_kt=7937798605&gclid=CMr4sqLhjKcCFYXD7QodJ0g9Jg

I have this running on all of my systems (5 at home) and it has never failed me yet.
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