Alternative to Acronis True image software


Are there any Alternatives to Acronis True image ? and what does it offer ?

Last Version is really terrible so many errors ...Unable to Load image , Infinite running process...
Maidine FouadEngineerAsked:
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John TsioumprisSoftware & Systems EngineerCommented:
Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
I used Acronis previously, but now prefer Casper:

I run it every evening in the wee hours (it utilizes the Windows Task Scheduler to schedule jobs) on several machines to clone the hard drives (a mix of HDD, SSD, and hybrid). It has an intelligent cloning mechanism so that it copies only the necessary tracks. The first run takes a while, but after that, it's extremely fast. It can clone to the same size drive or to a larger one or even to a smaller one, as long as there is enough space on the smaller one to house the used (non-free) space from the larger one. I've used it in recent years for all of my upgrades to SSDs, and Windows has always remained activated after the cloning. It's not free, but it's reasonably priced and worth every penny.

If you're looking for something that is free, I've heard good things here at EE about these (some may be free only for non-commercial use — check the licensing terms for each):

DriveImage XML
EaseUS Disk Copy Home
Paragon Backup&Recovery Free

But I haven't tried them as I do all of my cloning now with Casper. Here's a 5-minute EE video Micro Tutorial, Cloning a Hard Drive with Casper, showing how to do it. As a disclaimer, I want to emphasize that I have no affiliation with this company and no financial interest in it whatsoever. I am simply a happy user/customer. Regards, Joe
Lionel MMSmall Business IT ConsultantCommented:
I use clonezilla all the time and it works 99.9% of the time--run into issues sometimes cloning/imaging linux drives but not very often. It is free.
My favorite is Shadow Protect Desktop.  I have used it for years and it has certainly rescued me more than once.  Once you set up a plan, it just works.  In fact, just the other day I got the blue screen of death on one of my systems.  I had it back up and running to the previous day's setup in less than an hour with a complete restore.  It also has some other nice features, like the ability to restore individual files by mounting the backup, and the ability to restore a backup as a virtual machine, or to another computer with different hardware.

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Maidine FouadEngineerAuthor Commented:
Will do some R & D to find out which works Best thank you for your suggestions
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