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Acronis vs MS Backup

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    Jim Orson Guest

    Acronis vs MS Backup

    Can Acronis Backup and MS Backup & Restore BOTH be used on the same computer?

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    Rich Guest

    Re: Acronis vs MS Backup


    "Jim Orson" <jorson@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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    > Can Acronis Backup and MS Backup & Restore BOTH be used on the same
    > computer?
    Maybe but seems like belt and suspenders to me. I use Acronis and nothing
    else.

    Good luck, Rich




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    Jawade Guest

    Re: Acronis vs MS Backup

    In article <#isgO9YnIHA.1208@xxxxxx>, Jim Orson <jorson@xxxxxx> says...

    > Can Acronis Backup and MS Backup & Restore BOTH be used on the same computer?
    No problem.

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    Kerry Brown Guest

    Re: Acronis vs MS Backup

    "Jim Orson" <jorson@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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    > Can Acronis Backup and MS Backup & Restore BOTH be used on the same
    > computer?

    Yes, no problem. In fact it's best to use a couple of different backup
    methods.

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    philo Guest

    Re: Acronis vs MS Backup


    "Jim Orson" <jorson@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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    > Can Acronis Backup and MS Backup & Restore BOTH be used on the same
    > computer?


    Yes...
    but I'd not bother with MS Backup if you have Acronis...
    but I guess you can never back up too often



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    Rich Guest

    Re: Acronis vs MS Backup


    "philo" <philo@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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    > "Jim Orson" <jorson@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:%23isgO9YnIHA.1208@xxxxxx

    >> Can Acronis Backup and MS Backup & Restore BOTH be used on the same
    >> computer?
    >
    >
    >
    > Yes...
    > but I'd not bother with MS Backup if you have Acronis...
    > but I guess you can never back up too often

    Yes if you're running a bank. I don't think many of us are?




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    philo Guest

    Re: Acronis vs MS Backup


    "Rich" <madeyoulook@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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    > "philo" <philo@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:eYD7UXZnIHA.4664@xxxxxx

    >>
    >> "Jim Orson" <jorson@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >> news:%23isgO9YnIHA.1208@xxxxxx

    >>> Can Acronis Backup and MS Backup & Restore BOTH be used on the same
    >>> computer?
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> Yes...
    >> but I'd not bother with MS Backup if you have Acronis...
    >> but I guess you can never back up too often
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    >
    > Yes if you're running a bank. I don't think many of us are?
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    >
    >
    LOL!!!

    I have more data on my computer than I have money in the bank.

    I use Acronis and I also just burn the data directly to DVD .

    MS Backup is something I'd never use...but if someone wants to use it...
    that's their choice I guess.



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    Rock Guest

    Re: Acronis vs MS Backup

    "Jim Orson" <jorson@xxxxxx> wrote

    > Can Acronis Backup and MS Backup & Restore BOTH be used on the same
    > computer?

    Sure, I run both weekly. With Acronis True Image home I do a full image
    once a week and daily incremental images using two external hard drives that
    are alternated each week. I also do a Complete PC Backup Image once a week
    to a 3rd external drive. It's a good idea to have redundancy. Individual,
    important files can be written to CD, DVD or flash drive.

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  10. #9


    Jim Orson Guest

    Re: Acronis vs MS Backup

    Thanks for your comments. I was concerned about things like confused
    archive bits.

    Since several credible folks on this group use Acronis, I plan to buy it.
    However I still plan to continue using MS Backup & Restore, especially for
    the convenience of shadow files. I will backup using MS to an external
    drive and using Acronis to DVD. I tend to agree that you cannot back up too
    much especially when it can be done automatically.

    Jim...


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    John Barnett MVP Guest

    Re: Acronis vs MS Backup

    I've had Acronis, Paragon, and Casper running on the same machine (for test
    purpose) and they have all worked well. They each have their own way of
    doing the job but Acronis is probably the best.

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    "Jim Orson" <jorson@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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    > Can Acronis Backup and MS Backup & Restore BOTH be used on the same
    > computer?

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