I've never had to verify an image before restoring it but as always, YMMV.
I just upgraded to the version 10 and was really liking their FTP capabilities. I use Bulletproof FTP because I can make it portable and run it on any drive, including a USB drive.
And heck, anyone can use a few free FTP servers to make an FTP server for Acronis to connect to.
My backup of a 1.5 GB Windows XP installation (just the install and drivers) was compressed to 785 MB by default, and was uploading to my FTP server on my laptop at over 10,000 KB/s. Took about 1 minute and 15 seconds.
I thought it was a nice addition to the software and just got done backing up my main laptop about 5 minutes ago with the new version. Took about an hour and 15 minutes while Windows was running. I had 85 GB to back up and it did it with no problems whatsoever.
People get nervous about backing up while Windows is running but I've never had an issue and have restored my system various times with live backups. I'd definitely recommend the app because of my direct experience with it.
Dane, on Oct 17 2006, 20:21, said:
What do you mean by that? How is that done?
It's in the application's interface. When you are done backing up and creating the TIB file, you simply verify the image. It asks where the image is, you navigate to it, and it tells you if it's good or bad.