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    We have been offered a deep discount to upgrade our Acronis backup software.

    Is it worthwhile to upgrade from Acronis True Image 2019 to 2021?

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    • #2316847

      Check information on line. I have read there are big changes in the backup methods, and that it doesn’t work for some people.

      I used Acronis for years, using a bootable rescue disk for both imaging and restoring. My last version was 2017. There have evidently been changes since then.

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    • #2316853

      You may want to look at the Acronis version comparison chart at  https://www.acronis.com/en-eu/personal/versions-comparison/

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    • #2316867

      I recently upgraded from ATI 2020 to 2021. The main difference I noted was the new “Protection” features. I must also say that in testing, I have not been able to get Restore from an external USB HDD to work, either from the full app using a normal boot or from the Acronis Bootable USB. Even though I have the drive attached which contains a current “Entire PC” backup set per Windows Explorer, Acronis can’t find it. Currently working with Tech Support to try to resolve.

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    • #2316879

      I recently lost my C drive (a Western Digital 2TB SSD on my workstation that was running Windows 10 2009.

      I was unable to recover the system using Acronis backups from either my internal D drive or an external drive.

      After significant effort I have recovered the full system but am wondering if I am better off using Acronis, or other backup software, or simply periodically making a mirror image of my C drive on an external disk.

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      • #2317081

        I used to use Acronis years ago. They would fix some serious bugs only in new versions which one had to pay to upgrade to. I switched to Macrium and have never looked back. When users report bugs to Macrium, Macrium tries to fix the bugs as quickly as possible.

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      • #2317798

        Me too.

        Acronis tried hard to help me with the 2020 version but without much luck.  It is a very tricky program to use for recovery since Win10 was forced on us.  The 2014 version (which does not work with Win10)  was the last one to work as expected on recovery.

         

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        • #2317843

          We have been using Acronis 2019 and recently lost our C Drive.  Was unable to recover using Acronis.

      • #2317979

        As a long time Acronis user and frequent BETA tester, I routinely create back up images of our “C” drives on a weekly basis. On one computer, we back up to the “D” drive. On my computer and the other two computers, we back up to an external drive — well, actually a drive we insert in a Kingwin KF-256-BK Hot Swap Rack w/USB Hub (price around $33) which accepts both SSDs and conventional hard drives. Acronis lets you schedule backup images. And we use full backups – incremental backups may be quicker, but you’ve got to keep all of them and can’t just delete some of them.

    • #2316896

      We have been offered a deep discount to upgrade our Acronis backup software.

      Is it worthwhile to upgrade from Acronis True Image 2019 to 2021?

      I am staying with Acronis 2018 as there is no way to skip the installation of the anti-virus/malware/ransomware… bloatware with the new version.

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      • #2316898

        @alex5723

        Good advice re bloat in the newer versions of Acronis.

      • #2317891

        I was already running a full featured protection suite, and then Acronis anti-ransomware did some false positives.   After shutting it off it left the anti-ransomware software installed.   While you can fiddle around with things like:
        net stop AcronisActiveProtectionService
        I prefer a more light-weight solution.

      • #2317980

        But you can turn off the protection features and just ignore them — which is a good idea because some them can really slow down your computer.

    • #2316907

      Does anyone have experience using the Western Digital 2020 version of Acronis True Image that has a release date of 08/13/2020 and is available as a free download from WD if you have a WD drive installed on your PC.

      The WD down load site describes the software as follows,

      “Acronis True Image WD Edition can clone drives, backup the operating system, applications, settings and all of your data, while also securely wiping any confidential data you no longer need.  Acronis True Image WD Edition provides you with all the essential tools you need to recover your computer system should a disaster occur, such as losing data, accidentally deleting critical files or folders, or a complete hard disk crash. If failures occur that block access to information or affect system operation, you will be able to restore the system and the lost data easily.”

      Supported Operating Systems include:

      • Windows 7 SP1 (all editions)
      • Windows 8 (all editions)
      • Windows 8.1 (all editions)
      • Windows 10 – starting with Update 2 (WD ATI 6126 or greater)

      It is not clear if the current WD version includes the bloatware that comes with the purchased version of Acronis 2021.

      Any thoughts?

      • #2317059

        If I recall correctly from the free Seagate Acronis these free versions are barebone backup/restore.. and not the full Acronis (2019/2021..)

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    • #2317033

      I’ve been on 2014 until recently. Change to another app for additional features.

      cheers, Paul

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    • #2317076

      I’m still using TI 2011 to make and restore whole system backups, booting from CD.
      It works perfectly with no fuss.

      A1ex

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    • #2317733

      To the person who can’t get Acronis to restore or find the portable drive even though it will back up to it. I had the same problem until I discovered you have to make the rescue disk or USB on the same computer you are trying to restore too. Hope this helps.

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      • #2317801

        Correct.  This is the only way to use the 2019 or 2020 versions for recovery.  I have not tried teh 2021 version yet.

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      • #2317848

        That is the possible reason why I was unable to recover my system using Acronis 2019.

    • #2317751

      I would strongly recommend reading the posts in the Acronis forum from the many people reporting multiple problems with Acronis 2021. I did upgrade and rapidly wished I had not. I suffered several issues with desperately slow back ups, CPU hogging causing my high spec PC to slow to a crawl, “unable to access drive” errors when clearly the drive was accessible, “unable to lock file” error, the list goes on. When I requested a refund of my upgrade fee I was refused as I had exceeded the thirty day limit so I was penalised for trying to rectify issues with a previously reliable product.

      I am sure that Acronis will eventually get it sorted but I cannot risk losing my system until then so I now use other back up software.

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    • #2317768

      As an Acronis MVP I would like you to know that 2021 is a generally good release with some caveats to be aware

      • ATIH 2021 has not only changed from tib to tibx, with some of the limitations lifted in 2021 that were present in 2020 when it was introed
      • the subscription version other than the perpetual version will disable Windows Defender without a note in favor for Acronis Cyberprotection
      • Despite many tickets the issues for different ATIH customers the Acronis Dashboard backend issues are not solved. Introed in 2020.
        You cannot rely on the backup status and in consequence the email notifications even for fresh installations. (Reproed 2 weeks ago). In some cases new computers are not listed in the dashboard.
      • Many of the security issues reported for ATIH 2020 / 2021, especially for the new antivirus do not seem to be addressed as per today. I am in still in the hope the Acronis Team is working on these.

      I do not want to go into detail any further.

       

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      • #2317846

        It is only good if it works and I found out the hard way that I was unable to recover my Windows 10 workstation using Acronis.

    • #2317797

      I switched to Macrium and have never looked back. When users report bugs to Macrium, Macrium tries to fix the bugs as quickly as possible.

      +1 ….. Unmatched Forum / Macrium Support and App integrity. Look at the Forum (vs. formal Sppt Ticket) to get a feel of questions and how they are handled.

      https://forum.macrium.com/Reflect-V7/Disk-Imaging

      W10 Pro 21H2 / Hm-Stdnt Ofce '16 C2R / HP Envy Desk-Ethernet - SSD-HDD/ i5(8th Gen) 12GB / GP=2 + FtrU=Semi-Annual + Feature Defer = 1 + QU=0

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    • #2317830

      Like a few others in here – I used to be an Acronis user – but made the switch to Macrium long ago. That is really all I can offer. There is no real value in constantly paying for upgrades that offer little value. Even with Macrium (which had little to no initial incentive for me to move from v6 to v7) – I waited about a year to make the move.

      Remember what this is at the end of the day – backup software. As long as the application is creating solid backups that you can actually rely on when needed – it’s doing it’s job.

      Have learned for almost all of my software to focus on what’s important. All the bells and whistles and extra flashy doodads won’t make a bit of difference if your backups are not accurate and useable.

      Have to assume that Acronis or Macrium or whoever – should have mastered the basics by now – so I would never spend any more money on this types of app unless there was a quantum leap in performance regarding the size and speed in which they can take a full system image.

      There is no shame is staying put on a version that works for you.

      Cheers

      Sonic

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      • #2317845

        As mentioned else ware, I was unable to recover my Windows 10 2009 C Drive using Acronis 2019 despite having backups on my D and external drives.

    • #2317849

      As mentioned else ware, I was unable to recover my Windows 10 2009 C Drive using Acronis 2019 despite having backups on my D and external drives.

      Hey Kathy

      I think if you could not actually recover the Windows system drive – when you needed to – I think you have answered your own question on whether it’s worth it to upgrade.

      If it were me – all it would take is one failure (right when I need it) to make me drop a company fast. I believe this is what I went thru with Acronis but that was at least ten years ago – I cannot remember why I quit them – but it had to be a logical reason.

      I can vouch for Macrium tho. They are in another league for a product and especially support – these guys are on it 24x7x365.

      Sonic.

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      • #2317854

        You are right, our time with Acronis is coming to an end.

        Macrium is one option moving forward.

        We are also considering cloning the C drive of our recovered machine (and storing the SSD  away in a safe place) and then periodically coping our document directory to the D and external drives. Then if we lose the system we can replace the unreadable C drive with the clone and transferring files from the D or external drive  back to the C drive.

        More in a separate post when I have time.

         

    • #2317890

      The best disk-imaging tool I’ve found is Macrium Reflect.  The free version is more than capable of handling all of my disk imaging needs (end-user, not sure about corporate needs), and there is of course a paid version with more extensive capabilities.  However, I’ve never needed any of those features.  I’ve used Macrium Reflect Free for several years, and make regular image backups of my C: drive on different machines (mine, my wife’s, my “tinkering” laptops, Linux, etc.) especially prior to installing any significant updates to the system like a Windows feature upgrade.  Also, it allows you to mount the image backups (except for Linux file formats) as virtual drives so that if I have to do a reinstall of Windows I can access the image backup and transfer files from the backup to the fresh install.  It’s well worth exploring, and hey, the price is right!

      //Steve//

       

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    • #2317885

      To all users who are having trouble restoring their Acronis True Image backed up image: Please, do not try to restore from your Windows installed Acronis version program,

      Create the boot flash drive first, then boot up your PC with this flash drive and make sure that the external drive USB drive where your backed image is saved is also connected to your PC.

      So with both your boot flash drive and your external backup drive connected to your PC you can now BOOT UP.

      I guarantee you that you will now be successful in restoring your backed up Acronis image.

      Good luck all.

       

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    • #2317910

      I thought the discount to upgrade to 2021 looked like a bargain. Was I wrong! First of all the “upgrade” moved me from a perpetual license to a subscription basis. Secondly, the installation took my computer to a dead stop while disabling all applications that accessed external services because it was “protecting me”. The installation ground on for hours and when complete I could not access the user interface to Acronis! I found some software on their website which rescued me and I quickly disabled the “protection”. I’ve uninstalled the upgrade and gone back to the 2020 version which has been working fine for the past year.

      There is an attractive feature in the 2020 version (it might be in there in earlier versions) that takes about 2Gb of an external HD to make it bootable, runs the Acronis software on boot-up and allows access to the backup on that drive or any other drive attached to the system. I’ve also always had success using a USB drive as the boot source.

      I’ve used Acronis since roughly 2009 and it has always done what I needed until this most recent release.

      • #2318056

        @anonymous:  There is an option to select a non-subscription upgrade.  (You have to look carefully for it, though!)

        My Rig: AMD Ryzen 9 5900X 12-Core CPU; ASUS Cross Hair VIII Formula Mobo; Win 10 Pro (64 bit)-(UEFI-booted); 32GB RAM; 2TB Corsair Force Series MP600 2TB PCIe Gen 4.0 M.2 NVMe SSD. 1TB SAMSUNG 960 EVO M.2 NVME SSD; MSI GeForce RTX 3090 VENTUS 3X 24G OC; Microsoft 365 Home; Condusiv SSDKeeper Professional; Acronis TI 2021 Premium, VMWare Workstation 15 Player. HP 1TB USB SSD External Backup Drive). Dell G-Sync 144Hz Monitor.

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    • #2318006

      I was unable to recover the system using Acronis backups

      Have you tried older versions of Acronis installed on another PC?
      Are you able to mount the backup images to extract the files?

      cheers, Paul

    • #2318010

      Are you able to mount the backup images to extract the files?

      There is no mount. Double click and the backup image opens in Windows Explorer.

    • #2318029

      First of all the “upgrade” moved me from a perpetual license to a subscription basis.

      Yes, I stay on a stand-alone licence in preference to a subscription licence wherever possible.  But you do have to remain alert to being moved without noticing what is happening.

      Dell E5570 Latitude, Intel Core i5 6440@2.60 GHz, 8.00 GB - Win 10 Pro

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    • #2318057

      I decided to upgrade to the non-subscription version.  No issues, BUT note that if you make full disk/system backups, you can NOT use a recovery disk to recover individual files from such backups if the images were saved in the newer .tibx file format.  You can only do so if the image has been saved in the older .tib format.  Files can, however, still be recovered from file backups as before.

      My Rig: AMD Ryzen 9 5900X 12-Core CPU; ASUS Cross Hair VIII Formula Mobo; Win 10 Pro (64 bit)-(UEFI-booted); 32GB RAM; 2TB Corsair Force Series MP600 2TB PCIe Gen 4.0 M.2 NVMe SSD. 1TB SAMSUNG 960 EVO M.2 NVME SSD; MSI GeForce RTX 3090 VENTUS 3X 24G OC; Microsoft 365 Home; Condusiv SSDKeeper Professional; Acronis TI 2021 Premium, VMWare Workstation 15 Player. HP 1TB USB SSD External Backup Drive). Dell G-Sync 144Hz Monitor.

      • #2318099

        petesmsst,

        I just double-clicked on a .tibx file residing on an external USB hard drive and had no trouble getting to and reading an individual file. Did a copy/paste to another drive to verify that I could restore a signle file. I have not tried doing this when booting from a recovery disk.

        Acronis 2020, Windows 10 Pro, Version 20H2, build 19042.630.

        Norm

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    • #2318116

      you can NOT use a recovery disk to recover individual files from such backups if the images were saved in the newer .tibx file format.

      You don’t need a recovery disk to recover files… just double-click on the backup file .tib/.tibx for full access.

      There is a hack for Acronis 2020/2021 to backup with the old .tib format instead of .tibx.

      How to create a Disk backup as .tib (not .tibx)

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    • #2318444

      I used Acronis years ago until Macrium came out. In my opinion Macrium is a better product than Acronis. I have never had a problem with Macrium.

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      • #2318517

        Sounds as if Macrium is preferred over Acronis to protect against system loss.

    • #2318541

      Sounds as if Macrium is preferred over Acronis to protect against system loss.

      I’ve never had a failure with Macrium.  That’s good enough for me….

      //Steve//

       

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      • #2318613

        I never had a failure with Acronis until I lost a C drive and needed to do a full recovery on a new SSD.

        How many time have you used Macrium to recover a system?

        • #2318636

          You keep telling us you had a failure with Acronis but you have not given any details, despite our requests.

          Please provide full details of what you have tried and answers to our questions. Replying in your other thread is best. #2317988

          cheers, Paul

    • #2319074

      I never had a failure with Acronis until I lost a C drive and needed to do a full recovery on a new SSD.

      How many time have you used Macrium to recover a system?

      Several.  Before any major change to my system, I do an image backup with Macrium.  Then, if (and sometimes when) the update farbles up my system, I have a fallback.  Trusting in Windows’ restore points is one thing, but if those get messed up I like to have additional insurance.

      I also use it whenever I do a Windows reinstall, since I can then access the image as a drive letter once Macrium has been reinstalled on the new system, and then copy files over from the old image to the new installation.

    • #2319555

      I still will create a backup by booting the Acronis 2016/2018 DVD and have the scheduled process backup as well.

      Then restore by booting via DVD I was also able to restore from the Acronis 2106 schedule backup.

      Will Macrium allow the same process of backing up via a DVD or USB thumb drive?

      I’m old enough to remember using Norton’s Ghost in the day.

      Since the SATA SSD 3.5″ 500GB drive are around $50.00, I periodically will test my backups. If you don’t, then you really don’t have a backup.

       

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      • #2319706

        All of the backup apps allow you to boot to USB/DVD and backup.

        My preference is to install the software and backup from within Windows. That way the backup is automated and I can’t forget.

        cheers, Paul

    • #2319665

      As mentioned else ware, I was unable to recover my Windows 10 2009 C Drive using Acronis 2019 despite having backups on my D and external drives.

      Hey Kathy

      I think if you could not actually recover the Windows system drive – when you needed to – I think you have answered your own question on whether it’s worth it to upgrade.

      If it were me – all it would take is one failure (right when I need it) to make me drop a company fast. I believe this is what I went thru with Acronis but that was at least ten years ago – I cannot remember why I quit them – but it had to be a logical reason.

      I can vouch for Macrium tho. They are in another league for a product and especially support – these guys are on it 24x7x365.

      Sonic.

      Sonic:

      I’m convinced by comments here, including yours, that I should drop Acronis and go with Macrium. Two questions for you backup experts.

      1. What Macrium product is recommended for a typical home user who currently uses about 1.3 TB on the Acronis Cloud.  Also, does Macrium have a cloud backup?
      2. If one is cloning locally, what’s wrong with using Window’s System backup?
      • #2319708

        There is no information provided about why the restore failed, and others here have vouched for the reliability of Acronis. Given you pay for a cloud backup I would not be changing without very good reason.

        Test your backups by booting to a USB and attempting to restore some files. If this works you know your backup is OK.

        If one is cloning locally, what’s wrong with using Window’s System backup?

        We recommend 3rd party apps to clone because they are more flexible – and free.

        cheers, Paul

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        • #2320190

          Paul: Thanks for the ideas, which I will try. When you say “booting to a USB”, do you mean the recovery drive on USB that I created after doing Windows system backup?

          If so, how does one get the computer to boot to the USB rather than to the HD?  By “restore files” do you mean from the Windows 7 backup on the external drive or do you mean restore from the Acronis Cloud backup?

          Thanks, cmar6

      • #2422002

        cmar6 wrote:

        If one is cloning locally, what’s wrong with using Window’s System backup?

        At the moment, nothing, but please mind that “System Image Backup (SIB) Solution” is marked as discontinued/deprected since Windows 10, version 1709 (however, it has not been removed). Microsoft page says that:

        We recommend that users use full-disk backup solutions from other vendors.

         

    • #2319633

      I have used Acronis True Image and find it is hit or miss on a successful recovery.

      Now I have been using Aomei Backupper free version for 5 years with no problems & just purchased the pro version that has cloning and sync options and will help you move your system to SSD.

    • #2319709

      and will help you move your system to SSD

      The free version will move your system to SSD too – so will the other free backup apps.

      cheers, Paul

    • #2320197

      Paul: Since consensus on this board seem to be to go with Macrium, would their free edition be enough for system backup (is that the same as cloning?) and for daily differential backups?  Thanks, cmar6

    • #2320630

      how does one get the computer to boot to the USB

      Plug in the USB, turn the computer on and press whatever key your machine uses to change the boot device – often F12. Press it lots as soon as you press the power button. If you get the Windows startup screen you are too late.

      To test the boot you can select it from within running Windows. See this post.

      By “restore files” do you mean from the Windows 7 backup on the external drive or do you mean restore from the Acronis Cloud backup?

      Both. You need to test that you can restore files before you need to do it for real.

      Macrium, would their free edition be enough for system backup and for daily differential backups?

      Any of the free offerings will do that for you.
      Keep an eye on this thread for details on a real life trial of backup software.
      https://www.askwoody.com/forums/topic/macrium-reflect-boot-media/#post-2320100

      cheers, Paul

    • #2387518

      TIBX NOT ANYMORE

      I have been a faithful ATI user for quite a few years. Recently after a crash, Acronis could not accept its “tibx”  format for recovery and as a result of the whole process  I lost almost 3 months of data. I am now fishing through the “tibx” bits and bieces.

      After this post-catastrophist phase I intend to replace it with a different software.

    • #2387600

      This whole thread should be moved to the appropriate subforum of the “Backup” Forum.

      Zig

    • #2387607

      Got this by mail.

      Acronis True Image is now
      Acronis Cyber Protect Home Office

      “Hello,

      We’re writing so you’re the first to know about an exciting change – we’re renaming Acronis True Image to Acronis Cyber Protect Home Office!

      Why the change? When Acronis True Image launched in 2003, it was the first personal disk imaging software. We named it so people knew they would get a true image of their data.

      But as the challenges of protecting data evolved, Acronis True Image evolved too. With its unique integration of backup and anti-malware technology, it does so much more now than simply back up your data that it’s time its name reflects that fact.

      That’s why, with the next month’s launch of the new version, we’re renaming it Acronis Cyber Protect Home Office.

      You don’t need to take any action: It’s the same high-performing solution you know and trust. You simply need to get used to a new name that lets you know you’ve got more than just backup software.

      As always. Тhanks for choosing Acronis.

      The Acronis Team”

      I am still hanging to my Acronis True Image Home 2019.

      • #2409349

        Not only renamed. But they also became very greedy.

        Acronis is now subscription-only. Shame on you.

         

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    • #2409363

      We’re writing so you’re the first to know about an exciting change – we’re renaming Acronis True Image to Acronis Cyber Protect Home Office!

      This change is so exciting I can barely contain myself.

      Windows 10 Home 21H2, Acer Aspire TC-1660 desktop + LibreOffice, non-techie

    • #2421940

      We use Acronis True Image 2019 and just received the update email stating that, “A free update is required for Acronis True Image”

      The Acronis email went on to state, “Update your software before February 2022 to keep using all Acronis functionalities.”

      The update is being driven by Acronis’ attempt to get 2019 users to have access their global network of cloud data centers. They go on to say that they require all users download and install the free mandatory software update for Acronis True Image (versions 2017–2021) whether they wanted access to cloud storage or not.

      They then state, “We highly recommend that you install this update before February 2022. Doing so will not only enhance your security, but is also necessary for all product features that use the Acronis Cloud to continue working properly. If you choose not to update your software, certain functionalities will be unavailable beginning in February.”  However, they fail to delineate exactly what functionalities will be unavailable.

      We do not use Acronis cloud storage and are wondering if it is really worth installing the update. Our thoughts are to avoid the update.  In addition, there are other options to have the functionality of Acronis 2019 without having to do the mandatory update.

      For those who have Western Digital drives in their systems they can download the free Western Digital version of Acronis from the WD support web site at no cost.

      In addition, the WD version of Acronis is free of the Acronis bloatware.

      So, the question is what is missing from the Western Digital version of Acronis? The answer appears to be relatively simple and may be summarized as follows:

      • Additional backup and recovery capabilities with 500 GB cloud storage and features included
        • Make off-site backups of files, folders, and full disk images
        • Singh, replicate, search, retrieve, and archive files both locally and in the cloud
        • Backup Microsoft 365 data, including Outlook.com and OneDrive content
        • Create an all-in-one recovery drive with everything needed to restore your system
      • Extended anti-malware that protects both device data and backups
        • Guard your data against the latest malware with real-time protection
        • Scan your full system or at-risk folders for viruses on demand
        • Avoid malicious websites and phishing attacks with web filtering
      • Easy management with access from anywhere
        • Monitor everything at a glance through intuitive online dashboard
        • Get assistance from Acronis support directly via email, chat, or phone
        • Add yearly subscription to always get the latest upgrades. Cancel anytime and roll back to the Acronis true image for Western Digital

      After figuring out the above, we uninstalled Acronis 2019 and installed the WD version and all appears to be working as if we had done nothing at all.

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    • #2421962

      In addition, the WD version of Acronis is free of the Acronis bloatware.

      Not so. It has all the bloatware from Acronis 2021 which stopped me from upgrading my Acronis 2019.

      Description

      Acronis True Image for Western Digital software delivers easy, efficient, cyber protection, integrating award-winning backup with an AI-based defense against ransomware and cryptojacking attacks.

      https://support.wdc.com/downloads.aspx?lang=en&p=502

      I don’t use Acronis cloud yet I have updated my copy of Acronis 2019.

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    • #2422075

      Many many years ago I used Acronis TI. Then it became expensive but I could still get it for a deep discount through a user group. I went to Easeus for a while but that is not tollerant of a mixed system.

      Long story short, I have been on Macrium Reflect free for many years now, and have had to use it a number of times – eg, it has saved my ***. Can’t recommend it highly enough – it is tops in my book. I run a mixed system – win11 (was win10,8,7 etc) and linux Mint. It is very easy to run on win, or stand-alone usb stick. I tend to image my SSD just before win updates, or if I am making a big change to Mint, I will image just that partition. Either on win or stand-alone. I keep the backups on an external SSD which can be swapped for other SSDs and thus provide off-site backup.

      It is free, and it works!

      - ThinkPad T570-20HA, i7-7600U, 2.8GHz, UEFI/GPT, 16GB, Sammy 256GB M.2 NVMe PM961. HP laserjets (M254dw, P1606dn), Epson 2480 scanner -

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      Help!  I switched over to Acronis TI for WD Element Portable drive.  Nightmare all around.  Any suggestions on how to remove/uninstall.  Every suggestion has worked until reboot and voila, it is back!  Definitely a novice here so any help is appreciated.

      Thanks,

      • #2442437

        We need to know how it is back? Exact details and maybe a screenshot please.

        What backup program do you want to use?

        cheers, Paul

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