Windows Backup vs Acronis
Posted on 2014-12-17
First a question about Windows 7 Backup. It says it will backup "data files saved in libraries, on the desktop, and in default Windows folders. Windows will also create a system image, which can be used to restore your computer if it stops working. So isn't that redundant? It will back up files AND make a system image. Won't those backed up files also be on the system image?
I was told Windows Backup could do a restore to dissimilar hardware. Is that true? Will it ask you for drivers when you do a system restore?
Acronis has some problem but it looks like it has a lot of advantages over Windows Backup too. 1) It isn't redundant 2) Can do a bare metal restore to dissimilar hardware 3) Can email results of backups and 4) can do incremental/differential. Am I wrong? I don't really want to push Acronis because of their horrid support but they do have major advantages don't they?