Author Topic: Macrium Reflect, for the win!  (Read 853 times)

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Offline John Coloccia

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Macrium Reflect, for the win!
« on: March 04, 2017, 02:47:45 pm »
Just uninstalled Acronis Backup 11.7, and I feel like a weight's been lifted off my shoulders. It's slow, it's a resource hog (it's CONSTANTLY doing something...all the time, constantly. WTF?). It does wacky things like fails an archive on validation, but then continues to blindly make differential and incremental backups from it. Again, WTF? It's ONLY job is data integrity...that's it. FAIL.

I'm just using the free version of Macrium at the moment. The compression is better, the backups are much faster, and it just sits there quietly doing nothing when it's not running. I can't believe I lived with that Acronis garbage for years.

Also, Ubuntu's Unity still sucks. Yesterday I installed it in a VM, just to try it. It's slow as molasses, and after an hour of doing practically nothing (some web browsing, and stuff like that) it pops up an error that says something like, "An error occurred. You should probably reboot." It literally said "probably reboot". Seriously? And what's with the little default Amazon button on the launch bar?

And Mint Cinnamon still rocks.

OK, that's all for my Saturday morning rant.

Offline Jeroen3

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Re: Macrium Reflect, for the win!
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2017, 02:56:33 pm »
Can confirm. Bought family pack for all pc's. Excellent software.

Used it to clone to many ssd's for people too.

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Re: Macrium Reflect, for the win!
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2017, 05:36:07 pm »
Yeah. Funny story, I bought a 500GB Samsung SSD (SATA), and the migration software that came with the SSD was NOT cloning. It deleted the data it copied, which I thought was incredibly risky.

Reflect was way better, as it cloned the disk, not just deleted and moved it.
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