Acronis 2013

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Acronis True Image 2013 is powerful backup software, now with new features, bug fixes, and Windows 8 compatibility. Proceeds of the sale of this fine software program support our web site and staff of writers; full 30 day money back guarantee. This program comes highly recommended. True Image 2013 by Acronis needs to be activated on the computer where it is installed. Activation should be performed within 30 days after product installation. If the computer where you install True Image 2013 by Acronis is connected to the Internet, you can activate the product automatically during installation or after installation.

For so many years I have been using Acronis as a backup tool. Over the years it had many 'features' that I had to get used to or find a workaround for it. But basically I could get Acronis do its job the way I wanted it (almost).
Begin of 2013 I decided to upgrade (again), now to version 2013. I have been using it on two different PC's (laptop and desktop, both WIN7, backup location on WD MyBook Live NAS). In short I found out that:

- the 'backup engine' is still reliable and good (and faster than older versions)
- the handling of backups is as buggy and not user friendly as can be

I have been struggling for months to have my backups automated such that they need no further attention. But how can I trust access to previous backups when I have sooooooo many problems with validation? And I think in many cases there's nothing wrong with the backup files, it is just Acronis who 'thinks' the backup is corrupted. Today I had once again a case of Validation Error (could not find the backup file, although it is right there). It looks like something goes wrong with Credentials once a while..

I have been looking at several alternatives and found that Macrium might be a good alternative with respect to price, performance, features, support and reliability. I tried it a couple of weeks and it all looks good enough so far. Only the file naming and numbering is not what I want.

Any thoughts or advice from people who just got disappointed in Acronis like me and decided to move to an alternative? Will I get similar problems or will it be a relief?

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boomklever,

I thought you might be interested in these comments. Not sure they necessarily apply but the content may be interesting.

1. I avoid the use of consolidation. In my opiniion, this increases the possibility of errors and The program has been known to have lost numbering due to the consolidation.

Instead, I prefer the automatic cleanup backup scheme. Look at link 2 below and view the illustation 11-Inc, or 11-Dif, or 11-full. Any of these 3 backup schemes emply straight deletion of old files when the user designated quota is met. This method of cleanup involves keeping X number of recent version chains and x is met, the revoloving deletion begins on a rotating basis. This method has worked for me in the past and works for me with 2013 and 2014.

2. I do not permit myself to edit a backup task and the results are usually not what is expected. Instead, if a task need configuratin changes, I stop using the task. Create a new task and pont the new backups into a totally new sub-folder. No mixing of backup files from multiple tasks. I run both manual and scheduled tasks.

3. One of the most frequent causes with backup issues which involves NAS or network drives is the absolute correct path. Acronis is veryvery touchy about that and sometimes Windows will find disk when TrueImage will not and all is needed is a path whiich Acronis likes.

Note the extracat from MVP Tuttle. This may or may not be pertinent.
An extract from MVP Tuttle:
'When using ATI with a network drive, use a UNC path to your NAS device for a backup destination, not a typical friendly 'mapped' drive. e.g.
192.168.2.25My Backups

It should also be possible to use a UNC path that includes server name rather than IP, such as
server1My Backups

ATI will not automatically detect a NAS drive. Once you start typing the destination path (click 'Browse', type in the 'File name' field), you will be prompted for a username and password. You must use enter the username and password that has permissions to access the NAS share you are saving to.

Many users have issues with NAS, not because of True Image but because the router gets overloaded with data throughput and cannot keep a consistent enough connection with the NAS for True Image to image or restore. Certain models of router and known to suffer from this issue.

A user shared this:

From the 'Destination drop down list in the backup dialog box' choose 'Browse ..'
In the 'Browse for Destination' dialog, enter the UNC path for your drive in the 'File name:' input field.
If the 'Authentication Settings' dialog does not pop up, click the blue arrow button to the right of the 'File name:' input field so it does pop up,
Enter the login info for your share'

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4. boomklever,
This link may not apply but I thought what it took to fix the issue might get you thinking about what could be at play in your setup.
http://forum.acronis.com/forum/49880#comment-154215
solving a samba share problem
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http://forum.acronis.com/forum/47457#comment-154580
8.1 enterprise and domain acct. isses.

5. None of this may apply but it is a start in fixing your issues. The development of 2013 appears to have stopped when 2014 was released so any issues 2013 had continues to exist unless 2014 corrected the problem ion the 2014 release. I know you just upgraded to 2013 but I would encourage you to upgrade to 2014 if the price is right.
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Acronis True Image
Original author(s)Acronis
Stable release
2019 Update 1 / September 24, 2018; 2 years ago[1]
Operating systemAndroid, Windows XP or later, Windows Home Server 2011, OS X Yosemite (10.10) or later does not work with iPhone X [2]
PlatformIA-32 and x86-64
Available inEnglish, French, German, Japanese, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Korean, Chinese Traditional, Chinese Simplified, Indonesian, Portuguese, Dutch[3]
TypeData protection and backup software
LicenseTrialware
Websitewww.acronis.com
Acronis True Image 2015 running from Bootable USB or Optical Disc Media

Acronis[4]True Image is a software product produced by Acronis that provides data protection for personal users including, backup, archive, access and recovery for Windows, macOS, iOS, and Android operating systems.[4] As disk imaging software, True Image can restore the previously captured image to another disk, replicating the structure and contents to the new disk, also allowing disk cloning and partition resizing, even if the new disk is of a different capacity. The backups are in a proprietary format which saves using a .tib filename format.[5] Acronis was launched in 2003 and in December 2014 claimed to have over 5 million consumer and 500,000 businesses users.[6]

Overview[edit]

Editions[edit]

Several editions of Acronis True Image are available. Acronis True Image Cloud is a subscription-based software plus service offering that allows both local and online backup with unlimited cloud backup, and offers backup for a selection of mobile phones and tablets.[7] Successive versions of Acronis True Image are the local backup editions. Both editions are available at retail outlets.[8]

Until release 9 there were versions of Acronis True Image for personal and business users, with business versions named Acronis True Image Server.[9] Later server backup software was renamed 'Acronis Backup'.[10]

Operation[edit]

Acronis True Image can make two types of backups: file backup, backing up user-specified files and directories, and full system images, which are exact snapshots of an entire disk partition. The program can back up a system hard drive while the OS is running. Acronis True Image can browse the contents of backups and restore them partially or entirely. It can also mount a disk backup as a virtual disk, readable in the same way as any disk drive.

Although backups can be restored when the system is running, a major purpose of backup is to restore the system when it fails to start. Acronis True Image can install Acronis Startup Recovery Manager (ASRM), a computer program that helps restore backups at boot time. Acronis True Image can also create a copy of Acronis Rescue Media, a bootable DVD that contains a copy of Acronis True Image and can restore backups to a computer not bootable in the normal way, so long as a good boot drive (existing or new) is available.

The Acronis True Image Cloud version allows cloud users to also back up their mobile devices. iPhone and Android smartphones are supported, in addition to iPad and Windows tablets. This edition also brings back the 'Try and Decide' option which lets users perform potentially risky actions such as the installation of un-trusted software with the option of returning to the system function before the action if any problems occur.[11]

Acronis True Image Cloud allows multiple devices to be backed up, managed and archived on the Acronis Cloud from the online dashboard.[12]

One complaint from Acronis users is the inability to disable taskbar popups marketing upgrades and new products from the developer. [13] The notification will grab focus (ie. will interrupt a full screen game or movie) and each advertisement must be disabled individually. The company currently offers no way to permanently turn off these advertisements. [14]

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Supported file systems[edit]

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Acronis True Image supports multiple file systems including NTFS, FAT32, ext2, ext3, ext4, HFS+, APFS, ReiserFS, and Linux Swap.[15]

In addition to backing up supported file systems, Acronis True Image provides raw sector backup and restore options independent of file system, thereby supporting a file system that is corrupt, or not supported. This creates a complete image of all sectors on the partition, whether they contain data or not; the image will not be compressed, and will be the same size as the partition.[16]

History[edit]

Acronis began in 2001 as a division of SWsoft[6] and in 2003 became a separate company and continued to release the Acronis True Image software. The True Image name was applied to all platforms from Home to Corporate until 2010, when Acronis business backup software was renamed, with True Image being the home version.[17]

Versions[edit]

VersionYearNotes
6.02002Supports creation of disk images on recordable DVD media and external USB drives.
7.02003Includes a wizard-driven interface. Supports disk cloning that directly duplicates the contents of a hard drive to another.
8.02004Supports backing up to a network location and restoring individual files from a disk image.
9.02005The last version to support Windows 98 and Windows ME. Secure Zone allows backing up to a hidden drive partition. Startup Recovery Manager helps restore during boot time without a separate boot disk.
10.02006Backs up and restores directly from network shares and FTP servers. Can save archives of Microsoft Outlook and Outlook Express as well as Windows Address Book.
11.02007File Shredder helps permanently destroy files. Try&Decide helps set up a sandbox in which untrusted programs can safely run without the risk of permanently changing or damaging the system.
12/20092009One-click Backup backs up a computer using default settings, without asking any question other than backup destination.
13/20102010Supports Virtual Hard Disk (VHD) and Windows 7. Nonstop Backup provides continuous data protection. Online Backup backs up data to an off-site location on the Internet. Version 13 home available as free WD Edition (see partnerships below)
14/20112010Supports USB 3.0, integration with Windows 7 and predefined backup schemes.
15/20122011Supports File synchronization, Network-attached storage, Nonstop Backup over network and integrated online backup.[18]
16/20132012Adds mobile access and Windows 8 support (except UEFI Secure Boot).[19] Version 16 Home available as free WD Edition AND Seagate DiskWizard (see partnerships below)
17/20142013Bug fixes, minor changes. UEFI Secure Boot support was added in this version.
18/20152014Radically changed the UI and removed many features including backup file conversion from the .tib format to .vhd and vice versa, user backup file management (deletion of specified existing backups when destination has insufficient space for new backup), user-driven consolidation of incremental backups, import and export of backup settings, and the ability to sort backups by date.[20] Version 18 Home available as free WD Edition (see partnerships below)
19/20162015Added support for Windows 10. Removed support for Windows Vista.
20/20172016Added active ransomware countermeasures, blockchain-based notary services, and electronic signing (premium version only).
21/20182017Added cloning of active disks and continuous backups.
22/20192018
23/20202019Changed suffix of backup files to .tibx. This likely changed the internal file format as well.
24/20212020Added integrated advanced anti-malware features including real-time protection, vulnerability assessment, anti-virus scans, web filtering, and videoconference app protection.

File format[edit]

Acronis True Image guarantees backward compatibility for image files (with the .tib extension) created with a single previous version, that is, images created with an immediate previous version can be successfully restored (older versions may or may not work). Backups are created to be compatible between different editions of Acronis True Image within the same version (Home, Enterprise), e.g., between former Acronis True Image Echo Workstation and Acronis True Image Echo Enterprise Server, or between Linux and Windows versions.[21] Compatibility is not guaranteed between products that are not within the same version.[22] Guaranteed cross-version compatibility is documented.[17]

In some cases it is possible to extract the .tib file using free offzip utility with commandline 'offzip.exe -R -o -a -1 -z 15 <.tib> <.bin>', which produces uncompressed binary image. The command scans all TIB compressed sections and extracts them into one image file.

Format conversion[edit]

VMware Converter by virtualization company VMware supports converting .tib files created by former Acronis True Image Echo 9.1 and 9.5, and Acronis True Image Home 10 and 11 into a virtual machine.[23][24] However, after VMware Converter failed to recognize Acronis True Image 2013 .tibs, VMware said 'unfortunately VMware Converter doesn't support current Acronis True Image versions'.[25]

Acronis True Image has an option to convert backups between its proprietary .tib and Microsoft's VHD backup format,[26] more widely supported, and documented under the Microsoft Open Specification Promise.

Partnerships[edit]

Acronis has licensed custom versions of Acronis True Image to some hard disk manufacturers, including Western Digital's Acronis True Image WD Edition,[27]Intel Data Migration Software to migrate from an existing hard drive to an Intel SSD,[28] and Seagate DiscWizard.[29] Such editions are free to download and use, but only with that manufacturer's hard drives.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  1. ^'Acronis backup software and recovery services in UK. Backup software for data backup and disaster recovery in Windows and Linux - Acronis'. www.acronis.com. Retrieved 11 October 2018.
  2. ^'Acronis True Image 2016'. Acronis. Retrieved 21 September 2015.
  3. ^'Acronis True Image Home'.
  4. ^ abWilliams, Mike (16 September 2015). 'Acronis True Image 2016 v19.0.5620'. PC Advisor. Retrieved 18 September 2015.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^'Backup File Extension List'. Retrieved 18 September 2015.
  6. ^ abPhilipson, Graeme (4 December 2014). 'Acronis Head Signals Cloud Future'. Cloud(Australia:iTWire). Archived from the original on 13 February 2015.
  7. ^Williams, Rob (September 16, 2014). 'Acronis True Image 2015 Brings Overhauled Interface, Huge Focus on Simplicity'. Tech Gage. Retrieved November 13, 2015.
  8. ^Backup to the cloud using the regular Acronis True Image 2016. Nick Peers. Beta News. January 25, 2016
  9. ^'Acronis True Image Server delivers comprehensive server data protection solution for Linux and Windows'. Acronis. 3 August 2004. Retrieved 9 September 2017.
  10. ^'Business Backup & Storage Management Software, Acronis Backup 12.5 Standard and Advanced'. Acronis. 2017. Retrieved 9 September 2017.
  11. ^Williams, Mike (August 18, 2015). 'Acronis True Image Cloud 2016 Gets Mobile Backup'. Beta News. Retrieved November 13, 2015.
  12. ^Morgan, Holly (August 18, 2015). 'Acronis Launches New True Image'. ARN. Retrieved November 13, 2015.
  13. ^'How do I stop these constant 'Purchase 2015 Upgrade' prompts?'. forum.acronis.com. September 28, 2014. Retrieved November 28, 2019.
  14. ^'Acronis True Image: How To Disable Notifications in Notification Area'. acronis.com. November 28, 2019. Retrieved November 28, 2019.
  15. ^'Acronis True Image 2016'. Retrieved 1 September 2015.
  16. ^'Creating a Sector-By-Sector Backup with Acronis Products'. Acronis Knowledge Base. Retrieved 15 June 2017.
  17. ^ ab'1689: Backup Archive Compatibility Across Different Product Versions'. Kb.acronis.com.
  18. ^'Release Notes for Acronis True Image Home 2012'. Acronis, Inc. Retrieved 2011-10-28.
  19. ^Collins, Barry (2013-01-15). 'Windows 8 Secure Boot snags Acronis True Image'. Dennis Publishing. Retrieved 2013-01-16.
  20. ^'65498: Summary of Features Removed in ATI2015'. acronis.com. 18 September 2014. Retrieved 7 February 2015.
  21. ^Acronis knowledgebase article(subscription required)
  22. ^'Acronis support staff on Wilder Security forums: tib compatibility between Acronis versions, 2009'. Wilderssecurity.com.
  23. ^'Acronis native file format supported by VMware Converter: VMware Converter Supports Acronis .TIB Format'. Acronis.com. 2008-01-15. Retrieved 2012-03-14.
  24. ^'vCenter Converter Standalone 5.5, User's Guide'(PDF). Vmware.com. p. 20. Retrieved 2014-11-23.
  25. ^VMWare communities response to 'converter standalone problem with Acronis True Image Home 2013', 3 August 2013. Retrieved 22 November 2014
  26. ^'Run Acronis TIB as virtual machine'. Retrieved 4 July 2017.
  27. ^'WD Support'. Support.wdc.com. 2012-02-05. Retrieved 2014-11-24.
  28. ^'Download IntelĀ® Data Migration Software'. Intel. 27 May 2016. Archived from the original on 7 August 2019. Retrieved 16 June 2017.
  29. ^'Seagate DiscWizard'. Acronis.com. Retrieved 2016-02-20.

Further reading[edit]

  • Patrick, Stephen. 'Acronis True Image 10 (home) - PC Review'. Pocket Lint. Archived from the original on 31 May 2007. Retrieved 2007-05-19.
  • 'Acronis True Image Reviewer's Comments'. Top Ten Reviews. Archived from the original on 18 May 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-27.
  • 'Acronis True Image 8.0'. CNET. CBS Interactive. 2 February 2005. Retrieved 14 March 2012.
  • Jacobi, Jon L. (5 October 2004). 'Acronis Revs True Image'. PCWorld. PCWorld Communications. Retrieved 14 March 2012.
  • 'Acronis True Image Home'. Softpedia. SoftNews NET SRL. Retrieved 14 March 2012.
  • Ilascu, Ionut (16 November 2011). 'Acronis True Image Home 2012 Review'. Softpedia. SoftNews NET SRL. Retrieved 14 March 2012.
  • 'Acronis True Image Home 2012 (sic) CNET Editors' review'. Download.com. CBS Interactive. 23 August 2010. Retrieved 14 March 2012.
  • Acronis True Image 2018 vs 2017 version comparison review[1]
  • Acronis True Image 2018 review[2]

External links[edit]

  1. ^'Acronis True Image 2018 vs 2017 Features Comparison'. www.softocoupon.com. Retrieved 2017-09-26.
  2. ^'Acronis True Image 2018 review'. www.acronisdiscount.com. Retrieved 2017-10-16.

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