September 21, 2005

Acronis True Image 9.0 Launched

Stephen Lawton writes "Acronis adds file-based backup to disk imaging solution; ability to boot from image and start working while the system is being restored

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF., September 20, 2005 — Acronis, Inc., (http://www.acronis.com/ the technological leader in storage management solutions, launched Acronis True Image 9.0, a consumer retail version of the most advanced offering in its expanding family of award-winning workstation and server disk imaging, backup, and disaster recovery software. The software now offers file-based backup capability to the industry-leading disk-imaging and disaster recovery capabilities, giving the user the option to back up individual files or folders in addition to the complete system backup.
        Another cornerstone exclusive feature is Acronis Snap Restore, which lets the user boot and restore a non-functional system directly from a backup image. The user can start working while on the disk while the image is being restored.
Other additions to the software include support for differential backups, a files exclusion option that lets the user select only those files that they want to back up, an updated Recovery Wizard that lets the user select image- or file-based restores, and a wizard for enabling and disabling the Windows System Restore Management program in Windows.
        “As we’ve seen in recent weeks, the necessity of having a reliable backup of your files has never been more imperative,” said Max Tsypliaev, chairman of the board of Acronis. “As multimedia PCs become more entrenched as essential parts of consumers’ leisure time, guaranteeing the accessibility of data and applications are paramount.”
        “In addition,” he said, “being able to perform a full system recovery in minutes rather than hours or days – and being able to do so while the image is still being restored – adds a dimension that no other backup and recovery product can match, providing a comprehensive and cost-effective data and system protection solution. ”
          “Recent events have underscored the need for individuals and companies alike to have a disaster recovery plan,” said Stephen Lawton, director of marketing. “Some families have a lifetime of digital photos, scanned images, personal documents and massive amounts of entertainment stored on their home computers. Should that computer get damaged, either by a virus or an environmental cause, the personal data loss could be enormous. Acronis True Image makes it easy to create an image of a hard disk – an image that could be transferred over the Internet to a remote server or saved to an external disk that’s normally kept in a bank safe deposit box.”
        “The arguments that ‘It can’t happen to me’ or “My system has a fire wall and antivirus software so I’m safe’ simply don’t apply,” Lawton continued. “It can happen to anyone, any time and without warning. Today there is simply no reason not to protect your data.”
Acronis True Image 9.0 is available now. The suggested list price is $49.99. Users who purchased the previous version of the software in the past 30 days get a free upgrade to the current version. More information about the product is available at http://www.acronis.com/products/ .

About Acronis
Acronis offers storage management solutions that are technically advanced for mission-critical applications but easy to use. The company provides disaster recovery, backup and restore, partitioning, boot management, privacy, data migration, and other storage management products for enterprises, corporations and consumers. Acronis has offices in the United States, Europe and Asia and sells its products through retail outlets, resellers and on the Web. For additional information, please visit www.acronis.com or contact Director of Marketing Stephen Lawton at media@acronis.com."

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