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    Question Acronis True Image 2014 vs Rsync

    Hi Guys,

    I have almost got my computer exactly how I want it, so, now is the time to think about automating backups using either Acronis True Image 2014 or Rsync. Which would you choose and why?

    Backups will run daily. I want the option to run incremental backups. Or is this not advisable?
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    Default Re: Acronis True Image 2014 vs Rsync

    I use true image 11 never had an issue.
    NOW I want 14 lmao

    sorry its true image home 2011

    does all I need it to do
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    Default Re: Acronis True Image 2014 vs Rsync

    Thanks for your reply mate. I was thinking the same but I'll see if anyone else has any more information before I choose!
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    Default Re: Acronis True Image 2014 vs Rsync

    acronis here run backups weekly saved to my nas box


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    Default Re: Acronis True Image 2014 vs Rsync

    Quote Originally Posted by prezzy View Post
    acronis here run backups weekly saved to my nas box
    Good to know. Acronis it is then!
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    Default Re: Acronis True Image 2014 vs Rsync

    Anyone care to share pros/cons of each and what lead to the choice?

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    Default Re: Acronis True Image 2014 vs Rsync

    1 vote for rsync here.

    This will let you maintain two totally seperate but identical (at time of backup) copies of the same data.

    Acronis will let you image a drive, then take loads of incremental snapshots, then let you restore to them.

    If you are dealing with a lot of data as I believe you are, rsync is normally the way forward because it will only send the differences between your source and target copy, then the machine at the target end sorts the rest out.

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    Default Re: Acronis True Image 2014 vs Rsync

    I'm with Over carl here - rsync all the way for me - is also encrypted from source to target.

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    How do I install rsync?
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    Default Re: Acronis True Image 2014 vs Rsync

    My new laptop has just arrived can either of you explain how to install rsync on Windows 8.1?
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    Default Re: Acronis True Image 2014 vs Rsync

    I like rsync, I use this to back up to Synology/readynas. I use deltacopy as the client software.


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    Default Re: Acronis True Image 2014 vs Rsync

    I like True Image 2014 because it's free or at least the one I'm using lol

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    Default Re: Acronis True Image 2014 vs Rsync

    Quote Originally Posted by Smart86 View Post
    I like True Image 2014 because it's free or at least the one I'm using lol
    Wait, what? people pay for software and stuff?

    Total mind fuck wow

    I actually paid for an app on my phone earlier had to drop a couple diazepam to get over it - eurgh

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    Default Re: Acronis True Image 2014 vs Rsync

    Quote Originally Posted by prezzy View Post
    Wait, what? people pay for software and stuff?

    Total mind fuck wow

    I actually paid for an app on my phone earlier had to drop a couple diazepam to get over it - eurgh
    LOL true .... I think my last one was windows xp ....

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