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Ashampoo Backup 2018 Giveaway
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Giveaway of the day — Ashampoo Backup 2018

Backup and restore entire disk partitions with ease!
$29.99 EXPIRED
User rating: 94 (76%) 29 (24%) 37 comments

Ashampoo Backup 2018 was available as a giveaway on December 16, 2018!

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If you ever sat in front of a black screen because your Windows refused to start, you know the value of backups. And it's so easy to keep your data safe! Backup entire disk partitions in just a few clicks and restore your files even in the event of a total system failure - that's what Ashampoo Backup 2018 is all about. This application was specifically designed to do the heavy lifting for you, that means safety without the need for constant user interaction or system slowdown. It's simple, it's fast and it's safe!

System Requirements:

Windows 7/ 8/ 8.1/ 10

Publisher:

Ashampoo GmbH & Co

Homepage:

https://www.ashampoo.com/en/usd/pin/0859/security-software/Ashampoo-Backup-2018

File Size:

82 MB

Price:

$29.99

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#18

Can anyone explain why this Ashampoo Backup 2018 needs an internet connection while it backs up? I intended to start my first backup overnight, and so switched off my wifi. The program stopped backing up as soon as I did this.

Reply   |   Comment by Paul A  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#17

I use Macrium Reflect. The truly FREE version works great for my needs.

Reply   |   Comment by Justin Alias  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#16

I only do backups (images) when Windows is NOT running.
For that to be possible, the software should be capable of running from it's own bootable CD.
Does this program allow us to create a bootable CD, for creating images (when windows is NOT running) ?
Rob
PS The same bootable CD should be capable of validating/verifying images, and for restoring images.
Someone mentioned Shadow Copy below. That is a complexity that does not exist, if you create images with Windows NOT running.
Mike mentioned some of his PCs don't boot from USB.
If Ashampoo can create a bootable CD, that should get around that problem.

Reply   |   Comment by Rob Crombie  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Rob Crombie,

Macrium Reflect backs up while your operating system is running. It is unique and every back up is perfect. Check it out.

Reply   |   Comment by Susan  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Rob Crombie,
I use Norton ghost from Hiren boot cd for many years , bypassing win operating system .

Reply   |   Comment by Eddie  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Susan, Eddie,
I use the free Seagate DiscWizard, which allows all the things I described.
Unfortunately the latest version was written by a programmer (No Analyst involved), and has some annoyances.
Thus I explore alternatives, but I am still using Seagate's.
Rob
PS Anyone wishing to try it, should note that it is free, provided it can see a Seagate drive is connected somewhere.

Reply   |   Comment by Rob Crombie  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#15

No incremental or differential backups.

Reply   |   Comment by phoe  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

phoe, on the page https://www.ashampoo.com/en/usd/pde/0859/security-software/backup-2018
In subsection "How are backups created"

"Incremental (50% smaller backups through Infinite Reverse Incremental Backup technology)"

but no mentin of differential backups though.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#14

The problem with Ashampoo Backup 2018 is that it backs up whole drives and not just folders from a drive. Also there does not seem to be a way to control that type of backup, (complete or just copy files that have changed or are new).

Reply   |   Comment by Brian  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#13

For some reason I never received my serial number by email. Has anyone else had this problem?

Reply   |   Comment by Brian  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Brian,
Looks like I needed to enter my Ashampoo password first.
I now have the serial number.

Reply   |   Comment by Brian  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#12

UNINSTALLED IT.
Reason: after numerous restarts and re-installations I get:

13:42 : The backup was stopped because of the following error:
Error starting a Windows component (Volume Shadow Copy Service) that is essential for the backup (error VSS 0x8004230f).
Please restart your computer and try again.

Reply   |   Comment by jerry  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+20)

jerry,

You can turn on volume shadow copy service in windows advanced settings.

Reply   |   Comment by Susan  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#11

I recently purchased Ashampoo Backup Pro 12. Could an Ashampoo guy explain, please, why two software for backup, what's the difference between them?

Reply   |   Comment by Vasi  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#10

AOMEI Backupper, Paragon Hard Disk Mgr., & Macrium Reflect are all good disk/partition image backup apps that are available in a free version. All are easy to use. It's probably worth taking a look at Ashampoo Backup, but Ashampoo doesn't make a clear case of why their backup software is better than those other 3.

Do make sure to test the bootable USB stick you can create with Ashampoo Backup before you rely on the software for your backups. AOMEI's Backupper is popular, but I don't [can't] use it because their bootable USB sticks won't work with all of our devices.

One feature I'd strongly suggest Ashampoo include in their more expensive, Pro version, Backup Pro 12, is a Windows Migration tool or utility, &/or a boot repair feature to compete with those other 3 brands I mentioned. While an installed copy of win10 will usually work on new or different hardware, so a migration [or boot repair] tool might seem unimportant, it's critical to cloning a copy of Windows to a NVMe drive. All the major companies that make SSDs [and a few you've never heard of] sell NVMe drives, and their cost has very recently started to match, and in a few cases beat regular 2.5" SSDs. Available to fit the M2 socket on a motherboard, an add-in card, & as used in many notebooks, they generally offer at least double SATA III speeds. Samsung provides their own software, but otherwise your choice with a NVMe drive is to install Windows fresh, or use paid software to clone an existing copy of Windows. And in the latter case, Ashampoo doesn't [can't] compete.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#9

been using Macrium Reflect free for years with perfect success.... i mess up regularly but also make regular backups so my system is never more than ten minutes away from perfect. just my take.

Reply   |   Comment by clas  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)

clas, https://www.macrium.com/reflectfree

Reply   |   Comment by Bodhi  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

clas, completely agree on Macrium Reflect. I've been using this for many years and it's never let me down. Constantly updated and can also clone drives (you can even move around partitions before cloning, in case you're cloning to a smaller drive).

Reply   |   Comment by phoe  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#8

Paragon Backup & Recovery is free and rated 3.5* on PCWorld. https://www.pcworld.com/article/3203833/software/paragon-backup-recovery-16-free-edition-review.html actual software link is:
https://www.paragon-software.com/free/br-free/#. Most of Ashampoo products work great you do get a lot of email from them. I've paid for some when the price is right. I haven't tried either this product or Paragon just providing info.

Reply   |   Comment by AndyM  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)
#7

the best system backup software is "acronis".i am using this software for 9 years

Reply   |   Comment by lerea yosef  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-13)

lerea yosef, please provide the link.

Reply   |   Comment by Chuck  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-8)
#6

Please Ashampoo, do another CoreTuner so we can use our i7’s fully again.
Until then, I will pass on this offer.
Thanks,

Reply   |   Comment by Richard Sebire  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)
#5

I have been using Ashampoo Backup since a GOTD offering several years ago. It saved my butt a few times, so I purchased the paid version and have kept up-to-date with the increased functionality of later versions. I particularly like the One Drive destination option and email notifications to ensure valid backups are completed. Liking Ashampoo Backup, I have since reviewed other Ashampoo products and find them to be very capable in their field. Catching a well-liked application in one of Ashampoo's sale events results in very capable software at a reasonable price. Getting this free version is a good way to review the earlier capabilities of their current paid version 12 (got mine for $15).

Reply   |   Comment by Richard  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#4

Personally I have used virtually all the free Backup solutions and most of the paid ones and this one is solid enough. However my backup solution is not a backup at all but an image solution. Macruim Reflect Free is the industry standard and is literally 100% fail proof.

Reply   |   Comment by Andy  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#3

Not bad; really simple to use (had been testing it earlier for a friend on his machine!)
The remainig questionis: is this a real "giveaway"? - for you can legally get this software for free since long - and this from more than one source...

And NO: It is NOT the to be paid for version Ashampoo Backup Pro (newest version "12" for about 20 bucks...)

Reply   |   Comment by wosa  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+33)
#2

I do not see the portable option , in order to backup bypassing the operating system ....

Reply   |   Comment by Eddie  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#1

Paragon offers a free backup utility that offers all this and is perhaps one of the best in this catagory.

Reply   |   Comment by Neo  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+23)

Neo, What is given away today is about Ashampoo Backup 2018, not about Paragon!

Reply   |   Comment by Ivanovich  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-8)

Neo, I purchased Paragon several years ago and found it difficult to use. I asked for guidance on use from support and would only help me at a rate of $90 per hour. paragon is a company to stay away from IMO --- even through I paid for the software.

Reply   |   Comment by Morgan Pierce  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)

Neo, please provide the link.

Reply   |   Comment by Chuck  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-14)

Chuck, https://www.paragon-software.com/free/br-free/

Reply   |   Comment by Bodhi  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

Neo,

FWIW...
Paragon's good -- I bought their HDM 16 Advanced when it came out -- but Macrium Reflect Free has better bootable USB sticks, and the software on them is much faster than the comparable software on Paragon's USB sticks.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)

Mike, I agree. Reflect far superior to Paragon. I have installed and am running this Ashampoo product.; it seems to be much faster than Reflect.

Reply   |   Comment by Morgan Pierce  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Mike, Macrium Free provides no support. Has that ever been a problem for you?

Reply   |   Comment by Stephen Hanges  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

Stephen Hanges, not true:
https://macrium.freshdesk.com/support/tickets/new
They also have online support. You just have to search for your problem.

Reply   |   Comment by phoe  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Stephen: oops, you're right, there's no support for the free version.

Reply   |   Comment by phoe  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

mike,

I agree with you. I have used Macrium Reflect and have found it to be very easy to use and very reliable. However it's free version does not offer options such as incremental backup, differential backup, data management. It only offers disc imaging. Paragon is not very user friendly but is completely free, constantly updated and includes all features. Both have their own pros and cons.

Reply   |   Comment by Neo  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
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