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Backup Solution Needed - Incremental and Cloned Hard Drive Image

SYSTEM DESCRIPTION (from Belarc Advisor)
Windows 7 Ultimate ( x64 )
Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
Installed: 8/9/2013

Hard Drives
C: (NTFS) (Boot) 500 GB        290.84 GB free
F: (NTFS)          2,199 GB      1683.77 GB free

Intel Core i7 930, 2.80 GHz
64 kilobyte primary memory cache
64-bit ready

Memory (RAM)
24,568 MB

Mother Board
Board: EVGA 141-BL-E757 Tylersburg
Bus Clock: 133 megahertz
BIOS: Phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG 08/25/2011

- I want to begin a backup and recovery solution for my home desktop computer.

Please tell me which version of CloneZilla should I use for my system. I want to create a bootable CD-ROM from which to run CloneZilla and then to create either a clone, or a disk image.

Also, for ongoing (partial) backups please explain whether CloneZilla compares to Macrium Reflect 7 to accomplish a simple backup / recovery solution. Not sure whether I need Incremental or Differential, or both. Your experience with Macrium would also be appreciated, or alternative solutions.

- I want to store the images in the cloud either on-the-fly, as created, or after saving to hard drive first.
- This question may evolve into which online backup solution to use. But let's start with what I've asked above, for now.
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the live image avail on following link

colone zilla is cloning tool which will not support inceremental / Differential... it'll support only full drive... cloning ..you cannot recover single file...
check the following link "limitations"

to accomplish your backup needs... there are somany solutions avail to choose

for PC's


with onpremise local HDD as wellas online


all the best
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i would like to know what is the state of the 'bad' system - does it still run, or not; and if not, what errors do you see?
that will decide on how to proceed
you can use any of the free backup programs, to make a bootable cd, this one is considered very user friendly, and very good : https://www.backup-utility.com/
As indicated by Sajid Shaik M, Clonezilla is used for disk cloning, not backup. So it doesn't support the functionality you're looking for.

Acronis was suggested, however another option to consider is BackupAssist - https://www.backupassist.com/