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A backup program lets you make a backup of your important files, for example your documents, music, pictures, emails.

A (backup) imaging program lets you make a full backup of your harddrive, including your Operating System, installed programs, documents, music, pictures, emails.

The 2011 Backup and Imaging Software Poll is complete, and DSLR Software Forum members let us know about their favorite applications:

Click here for the Poll

It was a multiple choice poll.

There were about 200 Participants who voted in the poll.

The clear winner was Acronis True Image.
At the second place was Windows Backup and Restore - Windows 7.
At the third place was Macrium Reflect.

The full list we explored below:

Acronis Backup & Recovery
Acronis True Image
AJSystems Eazy Backup
AJSystems Express Assist
AJSystems OutBack Plus
Backup4all
Backup Gmail
Backup Magic
Carbon Copy Cloner Mac
Casper Backup
Clonezilla
Cobian Backup
Comodo Backup
DriveImage XML
Drive SnapShot
FarStone TotalRecovery
File Backup Watcher
Genie Backup Manager
Ghost
Handy Backup
HDClone
JaBack
Karen's Replicator
Keriver Image
Keriver 1-Click Restore
Macrium Reflect
NovaBackup
NTI Backup Now
NTI Shadow
O&O DiskImage
Paragon Backup & Recovery
Paragon System Backup
Partimage Linux
PC Backup
Roxio BackOnTrack
Roxio Retrospect
R-Drive Image
Second Copy
ShadowProtect
SuperDuper Mac
SyncBackSE
Synk Mac
TeraByte BootIt NG
TeraByte Image for DOS
TeraByte Image for Linux
TeraByte Image for Windows
Time Machine Mac
Windows Backup and Restore - Vista
Windows Backup and Restore - Windows 7
Windows Live OneCare Central Backup
Other - Please specify
None

Other programs which were mentioned by members:

Mozy
Carbonite
Dantz Retrospect (old version)
Partition Magic (old version)
Dell recovery disk
Windows Home Server
Drive Manager (coming with a Seagate external drive)
PowerQuest's DriveImage (old version)
Smartware on WD My Book Essential
WinXP backup
EASEUS Todo Backup
Seagates Discwizard (slimmed down version of Acronis)
Acronis True Image WD Edition

by Jrb2 See Profile edited by lilhurricane See Profile
last modified: 2011-04-16 12:51:47