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Acronis Or Netgear Software?

XrayDoc88
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Acronis Or Netgear Software?

I've decided it's time to finally retire my trusty home built Windows Home Server and purchase a NAS.  I've pretty much decided on a Netgear ReadyNAS model.  I'd like the NAS to make automatic complete backups (hopefully disc images) of each machine in my network.  I want to be able to completely restore any computer from the NAS should there be a catastrophe.  Can the software that comes with the ReadyNAS do this automatically and does it work well?  Or should I purchase a program such as Acronis True Image, which I have used before?  Thanks!

Model: RN628X|ReadyNAS 628X - Ultimate Performance Business Data Storage - 8-Bay
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StephenB
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Re: Acronis Or Netgear Software?

The built-in NAS backup jobs won't create image backups.  If you share folders on your PC over the network, they can back them on on a schedule (assuming the source PCs are powered on when the backup job is run).

 

Personally I use Acronis TrueImage on my PCs, with the backup destination set to a NAS share.  I use the ReadyNAS backup jobs to back up my NAS (to other NAS).  FWIW, Acronis has a black friday sale on right now.

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StephenB
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Re: Acronis Or Netgear Software?

The built-in NAS backup jobs won't create image backups.  If you share folders on your PC over the network, they can back them on on a schedule (assuming the source PCs are powered on when the backup job is run).

 

Personally I use Acronis TrueImage on my PCs, with the backup destination set to a NAS share.  I use the ReadyNAS backup jobs to back up my NAS (to other NAS).  FWIW, Acronis has a black friday sale on right now.

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XrayDoc88
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Thank you.  I will take advantage of the current sale with Acronis.

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