Acronis True Image 2018 review

It seems like it was just yesterday when I published my Acronis True Image 2017 review, and the specialists at Acronis have already put together an update. I’m keen to talk about it myself because I want my readers to be some of the very first to learn about all the new innovations to this familiar software tool for data backup/recover and protection.

With the latest update to True Image, Acronis have shown that the direction they plan on taking in the future. Some of the new features of the product are clearly aimed towards advanced users because of how complex they are. Keep reading for my review of the latest updates to Acronis True Image 2018.

The updates are primarily functional. Any cosmetic changes, such as changes to the interface, are minimal. There are some however, including providing more information about the results of the backup. In the “backup” section for example, users will be able to see a breakdown of the local copy, which is sorted by file type. There is a color chart that shows a ratio of different files; including images, audio, videos, documents, and system files.

Acronis True Image 2018

Acronis also overhauled the backup process. There is an “Activity” section of the universe that automatically details the events of the backup process; including when the process starts and ends, any pauses in the copy, and whether the copy was cancelled or completed successfully. This log will also detail the size and type of the copy, how quickly the copy was performed, and the date and time it finished.

There have also been visual changes made to the tabs to create copies of mobile devices and social networks. The program now details statistics on system intrusion, controlled through the Active Protection technology introduced in previous versions. This feature now has its own control panels that shows the number of observable processes and the amount of suspicious activity. There is a process management tab that allows you to create exceptions for Active Protection to ignore in the future. Active Protection protects you against malicious programs that look harmless but extort you through ransomware. I myself fell victim to one with a pre-installed program that promised to improve image quality in movies. Arm yourself with the latest news about threats such as ransomware.

Moving to Active Protection for a second, the tool was upgraded to version 2.0 as part of Acronis True Image 2018. The algorithms for heuristic analysis and detecting anomalies in real time have been improved through machine learning and analysing statistical data. There is more good news, as the tool has been included in the standard subscription as well as for users making a one-time purchase of their license. The tool was only available in the premium version of True Image before.

Acronis Active Protection

Let’s move back to the backup. Thanks to optimising WAN in the latest version of Acronis True Image, the process of recovering backup data from Acronis Cloud storage has been increased. It’s also faster to back up additional data, but of course you can only copy to the Cloud Storage when connected to the internet. True Image 2018 also introduces a continuous backup feature, where the program continues to watch the folders and automatically adds and removes files from the cloud as they are changed in the source folder. This is a great feature for people working on a project that don’t want to lose their work to drive failure. This is the key benefit of copying to the cloud. Users have the option of changing when cloud backup occurs – whether they want it to happen constantly or whether changes should be made daily, weekly, etc.

If you don’t trust the cloud for some reason then there are options for copying your mobile device to a local NAS, PC, or Mac computer through Wi-Fi. This feature is made possible by QAP and Synology. As with cloud storage, you have the option to begin backing up data as soon as the mobile device is connected to the same network as the computer/NAS.

Windows-users of Acronis True Image 2018 will be able to convert their backups to the VHDX virtual format. This option is great for the times you need to test how programs – ad indeed the system itself – is operating without running the risk of losing data or compromising the stability of the system. Users can download their virtual copy to their hypervisor (Hyper-V, VirtualBox, Microsoft, etc.) and are able to connect the drive to the system to gain access to files. It’s a complex tool to be sure, but advanced users are bound to love it.

Instagram users are also going to be given new features to love, such as the option to backup Instagram profiles. This feature will be made available to Russian users in September. Users will be able to create a backup of all the photos and videos on their account, as well as account information and the number of likes and comments.

The already-familiar Acronis True Image continues to grow with new features and new technology, becoming ever more versatile and flexible. The cost of the program depends on the number of devices being protected and the amount of cloud storage needed, with prices ranging between $49.99 and $99.99. Check our links for coupon code discount.

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