I’m just going to start out saying [Acronis True Image] rocks the block.
I’m happy to report that my Backup/Restore strategy worked perfectly. What I did is make a small C: partition (15 gigs) afterwards I did a clean install of Windows and all the software I like. I set the my documents folder to the D: and made an Image of the C: after that. I figured the next time I wanted to totally reinstall Windows because of a virus, it running slow or whatever I’d use that.
That day came today and I almost forgot about that backup I made (starting looking for all my driver disks.) Instead I popped in the Acronis boot CD, then the DVD that had my backup on it and 30 minutes later I was back to a clean system (and watched TV while it worked.)
Very pleased with that. Just wanted to give a first hand report of using Acronis and it is/was very easy to use. I’d highly recommend it for Backing up and Restoring.
Data on my D: just gets put on to DVDs for now, but it’s mostly garbage I don’t need.
Is there any other software someone would recommend or swears by?