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amilo recovery not good?

Postby inewie » Tue Dec 11, 2007 9:22 pm

Hi,

I have just purchased an amilo xa 2528 over the Internet? I am waiting for it.
I started reading the manual on the internet and surprise. Does the recovery software that comes with the computer only give me the opportintity to create a single and factory recovery point and disks? I thought I could create different restore points and disks(as Norton Ghost does) and restore the computer to any point. What happens if computer breaks in six months? Do I have to reset it to the factory default and then install all programs, patches, files, etc. No way!, I do not want that. I think ACER is delivering computers with a proper restore software that gives you the chance to create as many points and disks you want, so If I have a hard disk failure or virus I just restore to the last safe point.
Is really the fujitsu siemens recovery software as sad?
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Postby inewie » Wed Dec 12, 2007 9:34 am

How do you find a solution for this? How do fujitsu siemens users back up all the system configuration and files and restonre in a few clicks using images. I accept suggestions, because that is the way I want to work.
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Postby aspettl » Wed Dec 12, 2007 11:50 am

Afaik there's a hidden partition on the harddisk which contains the data that will be burned on the dvd. So it is not an imaging software and you can't create restore points - if you want that, you have to use other tools - there is freeware or you can buy some software.

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Postby inewie » Wed Dec 12, 2007 11:57 am

Thank you for your answer, do you know a free software for creating and restoring images. Norton ghost is expensive for home use. I still think it is a pity that this functionality is not included. If I had Known before, I would have gone for an acer. Recovering a system is one of the most important aspects when using computers.
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Postby inewie » Wed Dec 12, 2007 12:36 pm

I think this subject should be given special attention. I see in the forum lots of people wanting to install other operating systens, bringing back the old one, etc. There sould be a specific area in this forum for creating and restoring harddrives and partitions, since this is real magic. Once you see this working you really want it.
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Postby aspettl » Wed Dec 12, 2007 2:18 pm

I use http://www.partimage.org/ , but I don't have to backup NTFS partitions (NTFS support is experimental, I use Linux with ext3fs for work).
There's of course more open source or freeware available, search engines should help ;-) It's just important that you verify that the backup works - before you really need it...

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Postby inewie » Wed Dec 12, 2007 4:32 pm

Thank you I will try that.
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Postby smalin » Thu Dec 13, 2007 2:55 pm

Hi,

Isn't Vista giving possibility to make backup? As far as I know thre is a lot of tools in vista making this.
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Postby inewie » Thu Dec 13, 2007 3:11 pm

I do not know, do you mean the recovery system that also came with xp? so you can bring the computer to a previous state, as long as there is no hard disk failure or virus that also inserted itself in the recovery point.
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Postby inewie » Thu Dec 20, 2007 7:33 pm

smalin wrote:Hi,

Isn't Vista giving possibility to make backup? As far as I know thre is a lot of tools in vista making this.
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ok, you are right. You, also get the possibility to image copies of your hard drive if have Windows Vista Buisness or above, as far as I know. At least that´s what I have read.

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