Why Use Acronis Image Backup?
Most backup programs only back up specific files. They do not back up any software and often can not backup files that are in use. For example, if you are in Quickbooks or Simply Accounting and your backup runs, it wont backup your company file. Acronis' disk images contain all files and software. Using snap shot technologies they are able to take files that are open databases etc..
Why Do You Need To Test Your Backup System?
When we started out in the IT field, time and time again we would go in to a company and before we did anything test the backup. 2 out of 3 did not work.
Why Do You Need A Historic Backup System?
Sometimes a file is deleted and it is a long time before you notice. Your system might slowly corrupt over time and you lose one file a day. You could go back to an older version of a letter or file you worked on.