Originally Posted by rokytnji
Well, Acronis is closed sourced DRM pay for it software.
I get enough of that from my new Iphone 5S my wife just bought for me.
Itunes presently has my panties in a wad.
The Redo Backup is easy peasy to use. It has GUI interface. Your friend will like it. Best part. It is free.
Just another live DVD I keep on the rack.
All understood, once I looked at it I immediately d/ld it and burned a copy to try myself. Sadly it won't allow me to install just the Linux partitions onto a smaller drive. It complained about the size of the destination drive even though I wanted to try Redo and put 50GB onto a 240GB spare drive. My source drive was a 640GB.
Maybe this is because of it's bare metal capability I don't know. Seems a bit odd if you have multiple partitions and your main drive goes down, it'd be nice to be able to restore one OS onto any drive you have in the pile of stuff.
Looks like it can't do that. I can't agree with the homepage that implies 'you can be up and running again in 10 minutes.'
I COULD if I owned a warehouse full of larger drives than I am using, to draw from. Suppose my main drive is a 2TB... I'd have to buy another 2TB or know enough to have one there to use 'just in case.'
Love the program and I rally do appreciate knowing about it, but my friend and I can't use it. He has 2 SSD's and I have 2 mechanicals <sigh> I have been looking for something like this and was praying it would work.
Cheers and thanks again