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schoondoggy

I haven't used Paragon, but I sure don't find Acronis user friendly in any sense of the world. If Paragon is worse that's pretty abysmal.

Paragon has a lot of features so that can make it a bit confusing.

Here is the users guide:

http://download.paragon-software.com/doc/Paragon-Backup-and-Recovery-15-Home-User-Manual.pdf

or you can download a trial copy:

http://www.paragon-software.com/home/brh/download.html

I wouldn't trust my data to a Beta :mellow: I'd choose Acronis TI 2014 over Paragon Backup & Recovery 15 Home. Acronis seems to be much more user friendly and it has saved me more times than I can count.

The Beta is just for testing. They will ship a production version for free.

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  2. automatic scheduling of remote machines, even those that are coming in remotely over VPN (so can't use WOL/magic packets), for those daily backups
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  4. ability to grow the backup repository easily
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Some might ask, why not just start from scratch when things go wrong, and backup just documents to the cloud somewhere? Because that strategy just isn't my thing, and it's way too complex to rebuild many of these machines from scratch (specific drivers, mouse settings, custom sleep settings, etc.)

 

Far better and less time consuming for me to simply restore back to the date when things worked great.

 

So my thread here is really about how others feel, as the beta gets into more of our homes.  About its potential to disrupt things in 2015, in a good way, perhaps.  I realize it's just a beta, and it may be way too early to really know yet.

 

Like Dave, still awaiting my download instructions too.  Hopefully this thread will kick off folks sharing their first-hand experiences with the beta, should be interesting!

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I took a look at it, and while there didn't seem to be any limits... I was concerned with the VeeamZIP file format...  if it turns out to be 100% 7zip or WinZip compatible, I'd be more likely to try it out.  If not and it's proprietary, no thanks.  Free or not, it doesn't matter.. I can't foresee the problems that might posses.

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Tinkerguy, isn't the backup of clients triggered by a Scheduled Task, not by WoL or Magic Packets. In which case, your remote backups should work fine, shouldn't they?

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Tinkerguy, isn't the backup of clients triggered by a Scheduled Task, not by WoL or Magic Packets. In which case, your remote backups should work fine, shouldn't they?

the Essentials/Home Server backup is triggered by a scheduled task. So remote backup should always work properly.

 

So any replacement should use the same methodology. Or similar enough to not rely on network wake.

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I decided to give Pagagon Backup & Recovery 15 Home a try. I loaded it on a virtual machine. Unfortunately everytime I try to backup my volume. I get the message in the attached screen shot. I rebooted and got the same message. I've run Acronis on this same virtual machine with no problems. I can't attach the screenshot because it's 335K and the limit is 219K. Why is the file upload limit so small?

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schoondoggy

You could try turning down your screen resolution or cropping the picture.

I use a picture hosting service, imageshack.us..

 

What does the error message say?

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Just a guess on my part, but I would think the reboot is required so that no files are active/open that way the image is clean and free of open files.

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