I received an email from reader Chet Norris who had some questions about Acronis True Image.
hi terry i want to buy the acronis 10 backup but i have no idea how it works even after reading everything about it. does it
keep my backup on THEIR SITE? if not how do i regain my hard drive info if i have to format my hardrive? also i don’t have a dvd burner only a cd writer. can you explain? thanks
I wrote back to Chet to explain that Acronis True Image backs up onto your external hard drive, another hard drive in your computer or another computer on your home network.
You can create a boot CD from Acronis True Image that will boot your computer and let you do the reinstall.
Backing up to an external hard drive is the easiest way — or, like I do, back up to another computer on my network. When I have to reinstall, I’ll boot the CD and reinstall across the network or copy the image file to an external hard drive and connect them to my computer to do the reinstall.
wow! THANKS for the quick reply however i am still running a usb 1 or 1.1 and not 2 so i don’t think an external hd would work from what i have heard..also i have a single computer and not on a network. maybe you can suggest another way for me to back my drive..i have about 75% free space on a 60gig hard drive and it would probably take 195 cd’s to back the stuff up..(WELL MAYBE NOT THAT MANY..LOL)
Thanks, chet norris
Acronis has now updated to Acronis True Image Home 2011