Backup/restore/wipe Suite

W.Feather

Hard DC'er for Aug 2012 / Feb 2019 / Mar 2020
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I think this is the best place for this:

Im looking to make images of my OS after a freash install, to make next time easier, and easy restore of the system....not looking to backup files, looking for a full image backup with an easy to use setup...

Need it to work on SSDs , mainly interested in backing up/imaging a windows installation.

Also, need something to securely erase an SSD, typically i go to DBAN for this, but some googling said that it doesn't work at all/well for SSDs?

Any suggestions, cheaper the better, but if a price gets me something more im interested..

If i can make images of my linux machines as well, that would be a plus, im just trying to get a base for if I ever have to restore a box to make it easier with most used programs / what not already to go



Looked at Arconis products, is this the best option?

Looked at , and tried clonezilla a while back, it wasnt that intuitive to me at the time atleast, is it worth giving another go?


Thanks,
W.Feather
 

evilsofa

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From what I've read in this forum, Acronis True Image went into full bloat mode in a bad way in versions 2012 and 2013.

Clonezilla is the way to go if you want free.

If you want to pay, give Terabyte Image For Windows a look. It properly handles SSD alignment in its images, and each copy also comes with Image for Linux and Image for DOS. You can buy it for 3 computers for $33 here. I've been using it and like it.
 

W.Feather

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Ill give it a go, i hadnt heard of them before, only knew of Acronis .... bloat is a no-go for me, not a fan of it

Thanks
 

Jorona

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Just get a Parted Magic Distro. Has Disk Checking, cloning, and wiping right from a bootable CD.
 
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