Acronis TI 2018 let me down.. BIG TIME :(
If there is one piece of software you need to be bulletproof - its your backup solution. If it fails - you tends to only find out when you need it most.
And that's what just happened to me.. I fitted a new SSD and guess I messed up the clone process (even though I done it loads of times before without issues).. anyway - no problem - I have a recent image of the drive.. I can restore to old, original SSD and go again.
So I created a fresh copy of the TI 2018 recovery media.. booted with that … pointed it at the backup on my NAS (had a scare when it started talking about passwords for my NAS.. but it confirmed it could connect OK without, which is good, as its a open share, with no password needed), but then it came up to say the backup was corrupt and it could not proceed (no explanation about exactly how it was corrupt). I had 3 sperate full images (i.e. irrespective of a number of incremental updates).. and all 3 were corrupt
So I was stuffed.. and have now had to spend a day rebuilding it from a fresh install of Win 10 64bit Pro 1803. Fortunately I am organised - so had all the software keys/passwords etc.
Now I know (because I check these things)… that Acronis had been recording all of these backups as "successful" and reporting no errors at all in the backups and all the incrementals (I run it as full backup every 4 incrementals).
Did I do something not quite right? I don't think so.. you might say "you should have validated your backups before doing this", but that's unreasonable.. TI should be doing whatever validation it needs before declaring any backup successful. Anyway - I come back to what I said at top... this product needs to be bullet (and idiot) proof.. and it clearly is not.
Now that I have rebuilt.. I can access those old backups just fine (to access individual files).. so again - not sure how they "corrupt", presumably it must be in the backup of the partitions type info.
Interested in comments.. I am sure some people will report they managed to recover in similar circumstances with no issues.. but that's of little consolation to me.. and it still does not demonstrate that this product is "Bulletproof"