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Acronis True Image Wishlist

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#201

Except for the easy ability to create *.tib backups I'm relatively certain that all *.tib functionality has been restored. ATI 2021 has significantly reduced the differences in function of *.tib and *.tibx backups.

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#202
Peter Chalmers wrote:

A few wishlist items from me:

  • Re-introduce the ability to set the backup filename format (with date/time, etc.). I still find that useful, and the manual script ‘hack’ is unsupported.
  • A ‘Restart the full+incremental cycle on this job’ button (as requested elsewhere, I think.) 
  • Also, a ‘pause all backup scheduling’ button - i.e. don’t start any new backup jobs until I un-pause (while I do this bit of maintenance, for example). As far as I can tell, at the moment I have to edit each backup job to set scheduling to ‘none’, then go and change them all back when I’m done. I imagine there’s something I could do with the scheduling process (?), but a supported control In the tool would be nice.

+1 to all of those.

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#203

Duplicate post.

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#204
  1. Simultaneous operations. I back up my six drives by backing up 3 drives to one NAS and 3 to another, It's really painful that I can't have one operation to each NAS going simultaneously.
  2. Let me turn off the non-backup functionality. I already have AV, I didn't ask for my backup software to try and do it, and I don't trust its anti-malware performance after ATI 2021 surprisingly started chewing through my system resources with new features I didn't expect nor want.
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#205

Jeremy, rather than posting in this wishlist about the unwanted new protection features in 2021, please submit Feedback direct to Acronis about that issue.  We need all users who are unhappy with these new features to make that known to Acronis via the Feedback tool and not just in these forums.

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#206
Steve Smith wrote:

Jeremy, rather than posting in this wishlist about the unwanted new protection features in 2021, please submit Feedback direct to Acronis about that issue.  We need all users who are unhappy with these new features to make that known to Acronis via the Feedback tool and not just in these forums.

Thanks Steve, I have already submitted similar feedback about the protection features through the product.

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#207

From an early portion of this thread Steve said

  1. Provide more options for task naming using such as DATE, TIME etc that users currently can only achieve by manually editing the task Script .TIB.TIS files.  This ability should be provided within the ATI GUI instead of users editing XML files and risking corrupting them.

I agree 100% recently I went through computer hell trying to restore to a new SSD. My old SanDisk had errors that I could only detect with Hard Disk Sentinel. After I got a new SSD (almost a month) I first ran Hard Disk Sentinel test to ensure all was OK with the new SSD. A few corrections were made. I then installed the SSD in the laptop, booted with my Acronis Universal Rescue thumb drive. I was not able to see the shared backup drive in my desktop.

I copied some backup files to an external USB drive, attached it to the laptop. Still I could not see the files.

I created another Acronis Restore (WinPE), booted from it, still could not see the network share drive or the USB drive.

I created a third Acronis Restore (Linux). I could see the network drive but it failed when I tried to use one of the files. I tried the USB drive with the copied files, same error.

I copied more files to the USB drive, still I could not use the files.

I installed Windows on the new SSD, Installed ATI 2020, access the shared drive. Used one of the earlier FULL backups (this later created other issues) and restored. Now the laptop ran but it is much slower than it should be.

Had it not been for modifying the TIS file so I could insert the date I would have been super lost in the recovery. For me, it is critical to have the information in the FILENAME not buried somewhere in the darn file. 

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#208

Another request

Enhance the uninstall process so EVERYTHING related to the install has been removed. I've been running ATI on my desktop, built in the 2010 timeframe and found numerous leftovers from the various versions of ATI that had been installed on my desktop. The install and uninstall process should be smart enough to clean the system of all traces. A user should not be required to run a special clean application.

Another request

I'm sorry but I don't see the new TIBX file format as a benefit. Please continue to support the TIB format or fully explain why it is so much better. So far everything I've seen does not convenience me that the new format is worth all the grief it has put me through.

Another request

Improve the user-friendly aspects of the application. I suspect that a lot of users are not super technical and would greatly benefit from a more friendly application. Normally a person does not encounter the need to restore and when they do that is not the time to go through computer hell and a learning curve to get the restore working.

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#209

When restoring a TIBX using the live CDs, I would much rather get a list of the backup dates stored in the TIBX than having to click backwards through a calendar picker to find the most recent green dot.

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#211

I only do Full Image backups of my PC and use the "Rescue Disk" to do so. I've disabled all TI start up processes (Scheduler, etc.). Also I only open the image file to restore a file or object but even that is very, very rare.  Hence, TI is truly my backup until I need something!

What would like to see is:

  1. An option to only install the most basic configuration to just do an image backup (create Rescue Disk is just fine) and any other software to be able to open/view your image files.
  2. At software installation allow the selection of:
    1. Basic "Lite" version
    2. Full Bloatware version

 

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#212

For the Wish List: Get rid of any anti-virus bloatware.  Acronis is fine as-is. I went back to 2020 because of that. The big problem is 2020 doesn't support booting from an iso and accessing M.2 Optanes. 2021 does but then I have to go and stop all the bloatware from running when installing it. Bitdefender gives you 15 copies for two years for $69 so why should I want Acronis Anti-anything for only 5 copies? If you are going to tout a competitive anti product, keep it separate - i.e. Acronis Ultimate with Anti-everything and keep the bare-metal backup stand-alone.  Also, add BTRFS and XFS to the file systems supported.  Fedora just went to BTRFS as default file system. Tired of installing Linux boxes with EXT4 so I can boot the iso and backup my Linux boxes without sector-by-sector and take advantage of the compression. Also, for the True Image, allow Linux desktops to be added as one of the 5 without having to go with the cyber version.  It's just a client desktop. Surely the Linux gurus can figure out to allow only desktop clients and not servers.

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#213

That's why I also got back to older versions of Acronis, for my nees even version 2014 is enough.

New version with all this unwanted functions slowed my laptop a lot, the laptop is not so light on resources (i7 with 16gb of ram and m.2 ssd).

That's why I'm using Acronis 2014 with other antivirus software. I don't feel them at all working in the background.

Functions that I need are just backup related. Backup of files and system somwhere local (file share or external drive) and option to restore them.
Don't need cloud and antivirus functions from Acronis.

Please just give an option to install selected Acronis components.
Till some time ago I always recomended Acronis to my family and friends as a very good sollution for backup.
Right now I'm recomending your rival firm as they have a very good, free software that is doing just the thing it should do, backup.

I will think hard when there will be time for extending my subscription of Acronis.
With every new version this software is getting worse, not better.

Are you thinking about adding Battle Royale mode to Acronis? All the game companys are doing that.
Maybe this will bring more customers :-)

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#214

fix duplicate post.

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#215

Piotr, please submit Feedback directly to Acronis (use the tool provided in the GUI Help section) and complain about the imposition of these new protection features plus ask for your vote to be added to the Acronis internal change request: TI-213392 Allow installation without Antimalware components

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#216
Anthony Cimorelli wrote:

For the Wish List: Get rid of any anti-virus bloatware.  Acronis is fine as-is. I went back to 2020 because of that. The big problem is 2020 doesn't support booting from an iso and accessing M.2 Optanes. 2021 does but then I have to go and stop all the bloatware from running when installing it. Bitdefender gives you 15 copies for two years for $69 so why should I want Acronis Anti-anything for only 5 copies? If you are going to tout a competitive anti product, keep it separate - i.e. Acronis Ultimate with Anti-everything and keep the bare-metal backup stand-alone.  Also, add BTRFS and XFS to the file systems supported.  Fedora just went to BTRFS as default file system. Tired of installing Linux boxes with EXT4 so I can boot the iso and backup my Linux boxes without sector-by-sector and take advantage of the compression. Also, for the True Image, allow Linux desktops to be added as one of the 5 without having to go with the cyber version.  It's just a client desktop. Surely the Linux gurus can figure out to allow only desktop clients and not servers.

Software makers generally have a problem.  If they release a complete, error free product, they essentially put themselves out of business as soon as everybody who wants it gets it.  Acronis is very near that point.  

But the new 2021 version does come with all those bloaty features disabled by default.  I have been wondering if they would slow down my computer less than the antivirus that I have, most of which's features I have also disabled because I only want antivirus.  Maybe I will give it a try in the Spring when it comes time to renew my antivirus software. 

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#217

1. The font and icons are too small. Why?! I can hardly see the text. The font is also grey, not black, which is even harder to read. One should be able to change the font size bigger.

2. The date is presented in the USA format. In Acronis today is 1/6/2021. Outside the USA this means 1. June 2021. Today is 6. January 2021 which is 6/1/2021 in Europe. This is very confusing!

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#218
Arko wrote:

1. .....

2. The date is presented in the USA format. In Acronis today is 1/6/2021. Outside the USA this means 1. June 2021. Today is 6. January 2021 which is 6/1/2021 in Europe. This is very confusing!

I have been "complaining" about this problem for years but it falls on death ears!

Ian