Freeware Alternative to Acronis

Simmonz

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Can anybody recommend a good free alternative to Acronis ? I will pay for Acronis if I have to but would like to know if there's any good free options first.
 

GushpinBob

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There exists free yet fully functional (last time I checked) versions of True Image for Western Digital drive owners and Seagate owners (latter is a rebrand but still pretty much the same software). Both versions aren't limited to their respected drive brands, just as long as you have either a WD or Seagate brand drive attached to your system during installation (externals included).
Acronis WD Edition
DiscWizard

There's also Clonezilla, an open source alternative and EASEUS ToDo Backup Free.
 

devman

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This can really only be answered if you tell us what features you need?

As it stand the answer can range from "Use dd" to "Clonezilla". That being said I find Clonezilla does what I need as far as drive imaging and works efficiently with common file systems.
 

Simmonz

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This can really only be answered if you tell us what features you need?

As it stand the answer can range from "Use dd" to "Clonezilla". That being said I find Clonezilla does what I need as far as drive imaging and works efficiently with common file systems.

I plan on making images of my system after I have a fresh OS installed to not have to reinstall a boat load of software. I may then possibly take a fresh image once a week.
 

bigdogchris

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2nd EASEUS. Macrium Relfect Free is also very good (I like it more than EASEUS).
 

jmilcher

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I have used Acronis for years (since pre 2008 I think) and recently started using EaseUS Todo backup, and I like it. Comparable for what I do...
 
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