#3 Windows 7 Backup with Acronis True Image
Our second contender is the Acronis True Image software. What began as a disc image management software has evolved over time; the latest version, named True Image Home 2010 offers the following features:
Backing up disks and partitions
Online Backup (requires a user account only for US users however)
The tab “Tools & Utilities” gives you access to a series of shortcuts and services often helpful. It is possible to convert an existing Windows backup to Acronis format to perform a cleaning system (handy if you want to restore the default Windows settings before selling your PC), disk cloning, to conduct an erasure Secure given files, etc. However, we focus on backup and restore.
The wizard lets you select the partitions to back up. The NTFS volume called “Disk 3” in capturing screen above is our Hitachi Portable Rugged, which will serve as the backup destination.
Acronis provides a clear summary of operations to be conducted once the momentum backup.
Continuous Backup ( “Nonstop Backup”) is a “hardcore” function for the most cautious users ( “paranoid”, some will say): it makes it possible to create a backup updated every five minutes. In practice, there are probably quite a few cases where such protection is absolutely indispensable, except perhaps for people making a very creative job, but we like to see us offer this possibility.
The only parameters to be set for continuous backup are the source and target partitions.
The status window, in turn, indicates whether the continuous backup is enabled or not and how much space it occupies.