Most people would agree that backing up your computer data is a good idea. Whether is about sensitive work, films, music or photos making sure they survive in the event of a catastrophe can save you a lot of hurt afterwards. Whatever the case, backup software can get pretty complicated and not everyone has time to sort out what does what and what kind of backup plan should employ.
Backup for dummies
Setting up a back-up job implies two things, selecting what and where you want it backed up. You may select a local folder a network location or the Acronis cloud which offers unlimited storage space... for a price. Fortunately there's a one time payment and not a subscription fee. Each job can also be easily scheduled.
Archiving is also available. Acronis scans your entire file system and then sorts the contents by size (incidentally grouping music files and pictures since they have similar sizes). You can then select which files you want archived. These will be moved to the Acronis cloud and can be accessed from any device over the web. This is a great way to create more space on you local drives and make specific files accessible to you personally.
Through the online dashboard you can monitor all the data that has been processed by Acronis from all of your devices. From there you can also recover files.
Speaking of accessibility, through cloud power, Acronis can sync folders between your machines. For example, you can make sure that any music you have on your home computer will also appear on your office computer just by synchronizing the same folders. That is if your work environment permits you...
Furthermore, Acronis contains a number of tools that help migrating your operating system onto a new computer or recovering from a serious problem.
- Multiple backup jobs
- Scheduled backup
- Cloud backup
- Cloud archiving
- Cloud data syncing
- Easy backup and retrieval
- Great accessibility to data
- The file browser is very basic, but you only seldom use it
Acronis True Image is a versatile and easy to use application. With a clean interface and excellent types of cloud services makes it ideal for home and personal use.