product & backup plan query.

Discussion in 'Windows XP Help and Support' started by smallhagrid, Sep 14, 2013.

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    smallhagrid

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    This is a query is about backing up XP.

    I am presently recovering from a h/w failure and had to install a 2nd box which was already operable, but not complete.

    The previous box had XP and for backup on that I used Faststone Driveclone 5 (despite it's age and limitations) and it worked very acceptably for all desired features; both for images and snapshots on & off the PC's HDD.

    Now that it is time to re-install I am taking another look at what seems as good.

    These are the ones I am considering:

    Driveclone 5 (again);
    Keriver 1-Click;
    FirstDefense-ISR (yes, I still have it...);
    Drive Snapshot;
    ShadowProtect.

    My goals in this effort:

    1.
    To have a full image backup on a separate HDD as well as a fully cloned system kept on standby in case of HDD failure.

    2.
    Snapshots kept on the in-use HDD (but hidden) for use in the event that roll-back is needed for any reason.

    3.
    At least one pre-boot option to restore snapshots.

    4.
    The ability to use alternate boot media to restore fully if needed.

    There is only one serious complication=>
    Besides the NTFS system partition it also has a FAT16 partition with a minimal OS as well as BartPE as a boot option.
    (This PC does not have Linux on it.)

    As a result of the multi-booting scenario I have ruled out the following:
    EAZ-FIX;
    Lazesoft products;
    Comodo Time Machine.

    I did consider the new AX64 and a few others (Acronis, Paragon, etc...) but found that those already mentioned are closest in features and are either ones I already have or consider affordable.

    Using them in tandem is also a consideration.

    I seek opinions as well as suggestions for which of these things coexist well together based upon actual experiences from fellow XP users here.

    Thanks !!!
     
    smallhagrid, Sep 14, 2013
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    Elizabeth23

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    The only one I would consider is Acronis True Image, this is recommended more often by knowledgeable contributors.
     
    Elizabeth23, Sep 14, 2013
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