I use a PC with two internal hard drives for my business. Internal drives total 418 GB and have about 300 GB of programs and data. Windows XP operating system.
I want to image my entire PC (both internal drives) and save in external hard drive. I also want to do differential image backups on a daily basis. I have been doing this for three years with Acronis True Image Home 11. So I understand the process of creating images and then adding differential saves daily. I'm not going to talk about why I bought the Paragon software; that would only confuse things right now.
I just bought Paragon Backup & Recovery 11 Home. From looking at the instructions, I'm not absolutely sure that this new program from Paragon will let me make differential backups to the original image that will be on my external hard drive.
I ran the program last night to save an image of my entire computer on an EHD with this Paragon program. The program showed that it was going to take about 12 or 13 hours to write the image to the EHD. Then I got an error message, and the Paragon program shut down.
1. Will Paragon Backup & Recovery 11 Home create the image of my entire computer (both internal drives) AND let me add differential backups to that image?
2. If the answer to the first question is yes, does it seem reasonable that creating the first image and writing it to my EHD would take 12 or so hours? Acronis True Image Home 11 (several years old) takes about 4 1/2 hours to image my computer with the 300 GB of OS, applications, and data.
3. Error message says "VSS: Can't read volume data. (Source: Hard Disk Manager)". Paragon had scanned the first internal disk and was "data writing (buffered)" when the error occurred. This happened about 2 1/2 hours into the imaging process. Acronis has been imaging my computer without having any problems. Does this message refer to a problem Paragon is having with my internal drives or my EHD?
Thanks for your help.