I have two questions about proper backup procedures;
1.) I have the choice of simply backing up my data files or copying them over to another drive. If I copy them, I can then access them remotely from my external drive that is connected to my router. If I back them up using Acronis I cannot see the file but simply restore it. What's the advantage of backup software such as Acronis? Is it so I can do automatic backups that only back up changes...thus saving time? Or is it for some other reason?
2.) With Acronis, I can clone a system. Does this mean that I can restore the exact system with data and applications on another PC? Don't the hardware chips or PC components have to be exactly the same?
Thank you in advance,