Have you ever experienced problems with your operating system and trying to solve them you have seen the need of wanting to go back and leave everything as it was? Maybe you want to install certain software package but you are not sure how this will affect the system, and would wish to be able to re-let the same as it was, without any trash file affecting its performance? If so, you are looking for a good utility backup .
Windows, for example, includes a utility that is enabled by default and allows us to restore the system to an earlier point. This is a good idea, but maybe we do not have a recent copy or need more than the application can offer. It would therefore be interesting to see what alternatives we have to think ahead and prepare a backup of our system to use if we get to need it.
By the way, but of course, all the utilities that need a ready starting point, something to restore, but do not worry because you can do from them. It never hurts to remember how important the backup, restore power our files in case the worst happens, something it is always possible if we have been proactive and we have our files safely.
These 5 utilities to restore the system will serve you for it, despite being aimed at restoring the entire operating system files and not just our content.
Ghost is probably the best known program for the entire list. Launched in early 1997, is an enterprise-level tool used to restore images in mass and not having to install systems over and over again. His strong, accurate. An identical copy made ??by an application that has grown and changed its name over time, most of the time between Symantec Ghost and Norton Ghost, as it becomes known.
Today is a very complete suite has expanded the list of file systems you work with and has improved its speed and performance with modern systems such as Windows Vista or Windows 7, for supporting various types of encryption systems files. Payment is, yes, but we can try a fully functional version for 30 days.
Acronis True Image (Windows / Multiplatform)
It is by far my favorite, and I’ve been using it for quite. This is a suite that offers all the basic features you could need in a backup program and add some advanced features. For example enables us to automatically backup the system partition without the user having to bother to add it manually. Once selected, we may also include the free space or keep the current file dates, which basically copies the entire partition and leaves prepared in an image file so that we can restore it leaving it in a way identical.
You can run from a Live CD or USB key, both to backup and to restore it, because you have to keep in mind that if the system files in use can not be backed up correctly. The bad news? This is a Windows-only application (although the Live CD version will run on any x86) and payment, and cost you about $ 50 license for one computer.
Paragon Drive Backup (Windows)
Paragon Drive Backup is a free utility for Windows quite popular, and in fact is recognized as one of the best when backing up partitions. Why? Basically because of its effectiveness and simplicity of use. Is the free version of a commercial suite of payment, but saves us the trouble perfectly and is a good option if you want to start (or opt) with backup applications.
It also supports some advanced features such as real-time backup services through Microsoft Volume Shadows, or the backup and restore multiple partitions on a single image, something that will not only restore your operating system but several in the case that have more than one hosted on our records. This is a Windows only application. A shame, as their use in the form of attendees is really easy.
Free and open source. Clonezilla is another utility that will help us do our image or partition that contains your operating system. Although its interface is quite old and unattractive, it is very easy to use because you only have to follow the steps that the wizard is showing us go on screen and choose the option you need.
Its strength is that it is cross platform and work on any team and served as a Live CD that can boot from the computer boot. Start on any computer, but you can make backups? Yes. Clonezilla gives us the option to copy the disk or partition sector by sector, no matter the file system being used. This option will take slightly longer but it is not recommended, as it will make an exact copy, hence the name, of our system and our files.
Another program focuses on computers running Linux. PING has a curious name, as it stands for Partimage Is Not Ghost, a clear reference to Ghost, of which I spoke at the beginning, and which is based to give us an open source program that works really well. This is a bootable ISO based on LFS whereby we can create advanced backup and restore of the simplest.
Options are dedicated to restoring the operating system only, create a bootable restore and prepare your computer for a new installation of alternative systems such as Windows. Another interesting option is the deguardar BIOS data, but really do not know how it works.
Its strong, in my view, is that all who are familiar with Ghost will use it, and it also supports a wide range of file systems. In short, this is an SUV that will charm tool.