Probably a strange place to ask this qx, but why not?
I'm in the market for new BU software. I currently use Retrospect (V 6.5) for my data BU and Paragon for system images. Why 2? I like Retrospect's scheduling and the ease of recovering files when needed. I learned (from a DIMM failure that clobbered XP) that recovering the OS from the Retrospect BU is not possible (stupid me, should have known!). Anyway, after that incident (and rebuilding the whole OS via a reinstall of XP) I added Paragon to create true disc images of the OS. I'd like to get back to one BU program, don't like Paragon's interface or manual (German translated to English, and not very well. I could read the German manual, but that would be SLOW going for me), but I do trust it to recover the OS as I've tested it by doing so to bare metal. Individual file recovery is laborious.
Has anyone tested BOT by recovering to bare metal? How about a new drive of different size? Does the recovery boot CD/DVD work every time, even if you've mod'ed the system since creating it (new apps, drivers, etc)? Any particular problems to look out for?
I can't find any reputable reviews of BOT, so thought I'd ask the user community.
I run a Dell Dimension with XP SP3, 2 internal SATA drives, 2 USB drives (where I keep my BUs) and am semi-competent (technically anyway).