I am a great fan of Acronis products & have been a long time user of True Image. So I am seriously aggrieved by the poor quality of Acronis True Image 2012. I bought it because Acronis True Image 2011 had crashed a few times & so I thought I would upgrade - more fool me!
I installed it & immediately felt that the new user interface was a step in the wrong direction. Everything is oriented towards it searching your disks for its own backup files (.TIB files) and then presenting these to you as your possible backup choices. To me, this is a real dumbing down of the approach & a step to be more like the Microsoft Backup solution, where they seek to remove all useful capabilities & treat everyone like an idiot.
A serious problem, for me, is the lack of a proper list of scheduled backup jobs - one of the better features of Acronis True Image 2011. Each job in Acronis True Image 2012 can be separately scheduled but there is no list as such - just the same list of every backup job it can find on your disks.
I then had all sorts of problems with copying / cloning backup jobs - the software crashed repeatedly with errors which don't exist in the Acronis Knowledgebase. But, after many emails & chat sessions with Support, I got that fixed (but only after many red herrings at their end).
And today, getting ready for my monthly backups, lo and behold, it refuses to properly recognise any of the scheduled jobs which write to DVD (my long term backups) and again fails with errors which are not in the Knowledgebase.
So, I have now given up & reverted to using the older version, which actually does everything I want & is more reliable.
Buy it at your peril !! And read the other negative reviews first!!