I am looking for a solution for partition backup and restore. Can be a combination of software (on different platforms - using compatible formats).
Priorities in this order.
- Reliable restore - also to different partitions than the original. Troubleshooting if 'difficult" for some reason.
- Live backup of active system drive Windows. If not possible, then perhaps via reboot.
- Incremental backup possibilities.
- Platforms: Windows, then mainstream Linux distros, then "special" Linux, Boot CDs etc.
- Open and effective formats.
I have tried Acronis, but it refuses to restore to non-original partitions, without any further information. I often have swap and data-files on different partition. In the past this has made Windows native solutions want to back up several partitions.