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(SOLVED) Full backup

PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 4:21 am
by Stephanie
Being quite new to Zorin OS I don't even know if this is applicable (I have run the integrated backup) but is there any programs that can perform a full and retrievable (via a rescue disk) backup of the complete OS, in short create a system image to a external hard drive ? any help suggestions appreciated :)

Re: Full backup

PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 1:49 pm
by Swarfendor437
redobackup (yet to try it but is supposed to be good and cross-platform!):

http://redobackup.org

Re: Full backup

PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 1:55 pm
by Stephanie
Thank you Swarfendor437 I will be looking at that bit later today :D

Re: Full backup

PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 8:34 am
by Stephanie
I just did my first backup with Redo and I'm delighted ! its so fast, in the past with Windows I have used acronis, paragon and macrium reflect all slow and complicated compared to Redo.
Boot from the Redo disk to set up backup takes 4 clicks and I have backed up my complete Zorin Ultimate OS in 9.6 minutes to my external HDD.

Solved :D

Re: Full backup

PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 12:57 pm
by Swarfendor437
Really Glad to hear it - I too have been an avid fan of Acronis - heard they came unstuck with Windows 7 64-bit on their forums. The ultimate test is how good it is at restoring ... are you willing to give it a try and report back? ;)

Re: Full backup

PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 1:03 pm
by Stephanie
Yes I'm up for it, in fact I could try it right now, should be back soon :D

Re: Full backup

PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 1:37 pm
by Stephanie
Im happy to report that restore in redobackup works great (10.1 mins) , Yes I remember Acronis not doing so well, many at Seven Forums moved to macrium reflect I think on Brinks advice .. I was there :D

Re: Full backup

PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 2:07 pm
by Swarfendor437
Great Stuff! :D

Re: Full backup

PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 4:05 pm
by Wolfman
Hi,

can we mark this as solved?. :D

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Re: Full backup

PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 5:29 pm
by Stephanie
Yes please Wolfman :D