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Paragon Backup & Recovery 11 (Home), 1 PC (PC)

by Avanquest Software
Windows 7 / Vista / XP
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
Price: 24.49
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  • Recover any supported Windows operating system and its applications without re-installation.
  • Backup complete hard drives, single partitions or selected files and folders.
  • Get single files from your backup archives easily if accidently deleted.
  • Store your backups on external hard drives, on Blu-ray discs, or on your network.
  • Allows you to safeguard your system whilst it is up and running.
  • Offers a safeguard solution for a wide range of media.
  • 4 options for recovering data and operating systems: Windows, WinPE boot, Linux boot and DOS boot medium.
  • Regular incremental backups will save storage space and continually protect your data.
  • Perfect for simple data backups or detailed backup routines for your photos, documents, music, etc.
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System Requirements

  • Platform:   Windows 7 / Vista / XP
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1
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  • ASIN: B00620528M
  • Release Date: 6 Jan 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 530 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

Paragon Backup & Recovery 11 Home

Paragon Backup & Recovery 11 Home is the flexible, reliable and complete backup solution for a wide range of uses. Whether you want to simply save your data, or create more complex backup routines, this program offers a powerful collection of tools and comprehensive security for your home PC and data.

The Home Edition quickly backups your files and folders, operating system or even your entire hard disk to any storage medium you choose. Backup & Recovery 11 Home ensures that your system and valuable data are protected and can be recovered in case of any disaster!

  • Convenient: back up on a wide range of storage media.
  • Reliable: recovers data and systems quickly and cleanly.
  • Flexible: recovers the system on a new hard drive in its entirety.

Up-to-date version of Windows Pre-installation Environment
Up-to-date version of Windows Pre-installation Environment
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Key Feature List

  • Four dependable recovery environments boot your PC even after a server crash.

  • Backup entire hard-drive, single partitions or selected files and folders.

  • Recover Deleted files - get single files from your backup archives easily if accidently deleted.

  • Smart Backup Wizard - quickly backup these files and folders; My Documents, My Media Files. My Email Folders.

  • Backup Encryption - encrypt your backup files to protect them against theft and unauthorised access.

  • Email Notifications - get informed about the status of your backup tasks.

  • Store backups on external hard drives, on Blu-ray discs, or on your network.

Partition alignment during recovery to new hard drives
Partition alignment during recovery to new hard drives
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Recovery Key Features

New! WinPE 3.0 Recovery Environment

Up-to-date version of Windows Pre-installation Environment provides a wider range of hardware configurations and has the ability to add third-party drivers on the fly if your hardware is not supported by default.

Boot Corrector

Powerful utility that recovers the operating system's start-up ability. Available in Linux, DOS and WinPE environments.

Selective Restores

Extract individual files and folders from an archive without recovering an entire image.

New! Paragon Adaptive Restore 3.0

The latest Adaptive Restore helps you recover you system backup onto completely different hardware from which the backup was made.

New! Partition Alignment for Bare Metal Restore

Partition alignment during recovery to new hard drives ensures that there will be no performance loss due to incorrect partition alignment.

Backup directly from the Paragon recovery environment
Backup directly from the Paragon recovery environment
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New! Better Network Support for WinPE 3.0
WinPE 3.0 recovery environment can easily establish network connections within your private network. If you store your backups on a network attached storage (NAS) or on a different computer in your network, you can easily access the backups directly from the Paragon recovery environment.

Backup Key Features

Smart Backup Wizard

Quickly backup these files and folders; My Documents, My Media Files, My Email Folders. Easily secure valuable data without additional configurations. You can leverage sector backups for the same purpose by creating archives of whole partitions (with all redundant data).

"Set and forget" backup policy
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New! Backup and Restore to or from FTP/sFTP

Offload backup images to offsite storage for an even higher level of protection if disaster strikes. Get your OS and data back on track even if other backup storages and media are unavailable. Using sFTP, the data transfer to the external server will be protected and encrypted.

Hot Processing Options

Live backup is a key feature for any backup software. The product has a highly flexible, improved configuration for two different methods of hot processing: Paragon HotBackup and Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS).

Cyclic Backup

"Set and forget" backup policy that performs regular backups and automatically manages them. Simply set the desired number of stored backup checkpoints, or the maximum space allocation allowed for storage and the program will automatically manage regular backups based on those conditions.

New! Encrypted Backup

To avoid unauthorised access to your backup files, you can easily encrypt them within our backup wizards.

Easy encrypting within backup wizards
Easy encrypting within backup wizards
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New! Improved Write-operations by using Asynchronous Backup

Improve the speed of the backup processing by using asynchronous writing operations.

New! Updated Email Notifications

Paragon Backup & Recovery can inform you about the status of your backup tasks by sending emails. When configuring the SMTP server, easily check whether the configuration works by sending a test email.

Scheduler and Script Generator

Chain any set of operations into one job to automate the routine with built-in scheduler. Script generator offers advanced scripting options like remote and conditional execution, subroutines, repeatable iterations, disk/partition properties analysis, error management and much more.

Migration Features

Copy Partition to HDD

Create an exact clone of a separate partition or an entire hard disk.

Migrate OS to Dissimilar Hardware

Migrate existing systems and make them bootable in a new hardware environment.

New! Improved File Exclude for Copy HDD

Easily exclude files and folders when copying a partition or a complete hard drive to a new device. This is especially helpful when you migrate to an SSD that provides less space than your former drive.

Award Winning Software:

Paragon Backup & Recovery 11 Home was reviewed by Softwarecrew and awarded with 4 stars out of 5. (September 2011).

Paragon Backup & Recovery was awarded with TopTenREVIEWS Silver Award. (February 2011).

9 out of 10 and the Editors Choice Award

"You get data security and much more for a very modest price. Very Impressive". (October 2011).

Product Description

PARAGON BACKUP & RECOVERY 11 ( HOME EDITION) (1 PC)
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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A VERY USEFUL AND VALUE FOR MONEY UTILITY 22 Mar 2012
By Helpless TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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A good backup utility comprises of three things,

1. Ease of installation
2. Ease of back up
3. Ease of restoring data

If you are able to tick all the boxes then you are pretty much there.

Prior to installing this utility I had been using one of its major competitors, so I will run through a few comparisons and findings.
The interface is self-explanatory, and actually simple to follow. It consists of a few clicks of the mouse button, it does not need an instruction booklet.

This product was infinitely easier to install, load the disc, input the product keys, there are two printed inside the box and it was installed, in less than 5 minutes.
I decided on a full disc, recovery disc and boot disc backup, 654 GB are now being compressed into a 148 GB file on a 2TB external Western Digital Hard Drive. This is going on as I speak and it will take approximately 2 hours.

At this point I started to think that it just cannot be as easy as this to back up a whole hard drive, surely not? Well it is, this product makes it simple and so far so good. One point to mention is that I am writing this review on Office 2010 while watching a film in HD and there are no slowdowns in anything, all the programs are running fine while the backup copy is being made. To quantify that, I am using a Core i7 laptop with 8GB of memory so some systems may experience a slight slow down.

Now some of you may wonder why bother running a backup utility? Well if you have ever been in the position where your hard drive failed, became infected with a virus or just had a bad day and messed with all your files you will definitely understand. My advice, don't wait for it to happen to you.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Useful backup utility 21 Feb 2012
I've been using this for a few weeks now and I've found it to be a very useful piece of software. I'm not really a novice user so I can see how the interface could be a bit daunting at first but it can be used in 'Express Mode' which simplifies all of the major options into Wizards and should allow anyone to easily create backups. You can also run in Advanced mode if you really want full control or to fine-tune the default settings.

I've used this to create a complete backup of my main program drive (C:\) in case of disc failure as well as using the Smart Backup feature to back up my media files (photos, music and videos) and a few other important folders to an external USB drive. I scheduled this to happen every night, I also tested the restore feature just to be safe and all my media and files were restored which gave me piece of mind.

Creating the main backup image wasn't a fast process but I have found this with all backup programs I have tried in the past. I just left it running overnight and it was complete in the morning.

Overall, I would recommend this particularly at this price compared to other similar programs.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Keep it simple! 22 Mar 2012
By Paul Madge #1 HALL OF FAME TOP 10 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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Looking at other reviews on this product I wasn't encouraged, but, ended up being pleasantly surprised. Firstly, the design of the main interface is far too complex/clumsy for the average person (I certainly include myself in this category). The moment you start fiddling with settings etc. if you don't get it 100% right then the package won't work - to me, this does say some negative things about the design of the software - it isn't naturally user friendly. However, I took the advice of one (more positive) reviewer and used it in Express Mode - it set up my PC (Windows 7 (64 bit)) to back up to my 2TB Iomega USB hard drive very effectively.

To me much of the time and effort that has been put into enabling the software to be bespoked for the average user is wasted. If you look at the product from its ability to be rapidly configured in Express Mode, then, it is a far more intelligent piece of software, and, comes closer to delivering its aim. Judged on this latter aspect it is certainly fit for purpose. My advice to most users when using this product is to keep it simple and use it in Express Mode then you'll be fine.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent product worth every penny. 22 Mar 2012
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The product has some quite advanced features, including options to backup a complete system, or selected parts of it such as your music or movie collections. The software is provided on a CD that can also be used as a Recovery Disk in the event that your system is not currently bootable, and allows access the restoration of the last successful backup created on the hard -drive as the CD will seek and boot this up. A very comprehensive 180-page PDF file on the disk is provided instead of a paper manual. I would recommend this product at this price compared to other similar programs, you really can't go wrong with this software.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A backup solution from a trusted name 17 Mar 2012
By Andy_atGC TOP 100 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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Paragon is one of a group of German software companies - Nero, Roxio and Raxco are others - with a history over many years of involvement in some of the more technical aspects of computing. In Paragon's case it has broadly involved itself with hard drive management, filling some of the technical areas that Windows either did not do at all or did, but the tools were buried and largely unfamiliar. These included partition creation and management, partition and data recovery, hard drive imaging (but not routine backup), and more and most were intended either for the professional service industry or system administrators. Some were later made available for the more advanced general user, but they could be dangerous in the hands of the less technically minded. Consequently, Paragon's name may not be as widely known as some others.

The Backup and Recovery software has now reached version 11 but I believe that most of the lower-numbered versions were not standalones but part of one or other of their mainstream products.

The product has some quite advanced features, including options to backup a complete system, or selected parts of it such as your music or movie collections. It also has the ability to backup files that are currently in use, something not always possible with similar products, and also has Adaptive Backup, a useful facility should you upgrade your PC at some future date and take fright at the thought of reinstalling every single piece of software you use plus all the associated data, a process that might take several hours at least or several days, as I have had happen more than once in the past.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Data security at a reasonable price
Easy to set up covers every eventuality that a home user should come across. The only thing that I would like to have seen is some way of limiting the disc use so that older... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Mr. Geoffrey Roberts
4.0 out of 5 stars Instructions?
the software is a straight five star job, as I found out after going over the instructions with somebody who had an earlier version. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Chris Steele
1.0 out of 5 stars Slow, cumbersome, takes for ever
I tried it on a simple file backup at 3.30 pm. It completed by 2.15 am the following morning. It takes so long that it makes Microsoft backup at 75 minutes for the same job seem... Read more
Published 15 months ago by Dave1948
4.0 out of 5 stars Does what it says
I used this product on my wife's PC and have no complaints about it at all, does everything it says with ease.

Billy Boy
Published 16 months ago by Billy Boy
3.0 out of 5 stars Intimidating to the Uninitiated
Paragon Backup and Recovery installs quickly and relatively easily. There is a product key and serial number inside the amaray to help complete registration before you start to... Read more
Published 21 months ago by S. Porter
3.0 out of 5 stars failed!
Thought this would be a step up from the supplied windows backup program. Wrong!
After 2 weeks errored backing up. Reinstall didn't cure it. Read more
Published 22 months ago by Agent Smith
4.0 out of 5 stars Useful product
I've used a couple of other similar type products recently so had something at least to compare this Paragon offering to. Read more
Published 24 months ago by Romayne Wright
4.0 out of 5 stars Good kit
Simple to use customisable and easy backup for your files and folders, I have to say that this is fairly easy to set up and use, offers a variety of options for saving your... Read more
Published on 19 April 2012 by Mr. M. Regan
4.0 out of 5 stars Mostly good, could be better
Having used the free version of this software for several years (which is surprisingly adequate for most needs) I was intrigued to give this a go. Read more
Published on 7 April 2012 by Mo
1.0 out of 5 stars A waste of time
What a waste of time! Despite several attempts on a new PC using Windows 7, I was unable to get this programme to backup my hard disk onto an external hard disk. Read more
Published on 19 Mar 2012 by Paulo MS
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