Hi there, been using Easus Todo-Backup (it's free) on my Windows desktop and laptop. Even used on dual boot configs (Win + Xubuntu). I was very happy because it was a one step solution, my OS, documents and applications were backed up on the fly and I could restore the whole disk (along with diff partitions) and just "boot" again.
Ended up using it after trying Clonezilla, Redo Backup, Ghost and many more. What I need is to forget about reinstalling the OS, just backup and save, then in case of need restore and boot. I was happy but this is not working anymore.
Why not reinstalling?I'm a webmaster and software developer. My configuration includes local web servers, frameworks, cross platform development tools and of course diff operative systems (Mac, Windows and Xubuntu). It is a royal pain in the b... to set each OS. Sure there are tools for backup on each platform but doesn't back up things enough to just boot, and doesn't backup applications.
My current config involves triple boot, the bootloader is Chimera 2.2.1. I also tried using Xubuntu Grub, both worked but every attempt on backup and restore broke things and the laptops won't boot.
It used to work. During my research I found a post, someone saying something changed since Ubuntu 12 and these kind of backups stopped working. I didn't pay attention because I wasn't sure it was true but now I think that guy was right. I also tried cloning disks but no luck. I know I could reinstall but it is very difficult and time consuming to get the computer ready with so many settings.
Any ideas? any help? I'm interested on simple solutions, I don't like trying 1Gig isos to download and burn, only to find out those backup tools don't work. I hope others understand my nightmare.
Thanks in advance.