dotTech Promo: 15 free licenses of Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Suite!

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Back in May dotTech provided 30 lucky dotTechies with free copies of Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Suite. Now another 15 will be receive the same: dotTech has 15 licenses of Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Suite [$49.95 value] to giveaway for free!

Paragon Backup & Recovery Suite is your one-stop-shop for “disaster recovery and system migration” needs. In other words, Backup & Recovery Suite is the one program that allows you to perform functions ranging from backing up and restoring data to migrating your data from one computer to another computer, and everything in between. In fact, Paragon System Backup – the software that is being given out to everyone as mentioned above – is a component of Paragon Backup & Recovery Suite. Here is a quick overview of the features of Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Suite as per the developer:

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To learn about Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Suite in more detail, feel free to read the Backup & Recovery 10 Suite datasheet.

As part of the cooperation with Paragon Software, dotTech is able to offer 15 free licenses of Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Suite to 15 lucky dotTechies! If you would like to win a license of Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Suite, follow these simple instructions/guidelines:

Version being given out for free: v10

Free updates: Minor updates only

Supported OS: Windows 2000 Professional SP4/XP/Vista/Win7 [32-bit and 64-bit]

  • If you want to be eligible to win one of the licenses, you must post a comment below. In the comment you must post answers to the following questions:
  • Do you backup your files? If yes, how regularly? (I.E. Hourly, daily, monthly, weekly, once in a blue moon, when you feel like it, etc.)
  • What types of files do you primarily need to backup? (I.E. Backing up personal files, work files, school files, documents, programs, etc.)
  • If you were looking to purchase a backup/recovery program, what are the three top features you would look for?
  • Based on the features Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Suite has (refer to the fact sheet for detailed list of all features), would you pay $49.95 to purchase it? If no, please state the price you would be willing to pay.
  • (Optional) Please provide any other feedback you may have for Paragon Software.

Anyone that does not post answers to all required questions will be disqualified.

  • 5 licenses are reserved for dotTech donors, voluntary authors, forum admins, and artists. If you fall in this 5 license reserve category, please specifically state so in your comment (i.e. say “I am a donor” if you are a donor, etc.), otherwise I may not know. Also if you are a donor, please be sure to use the e-mail you donated with in your comment (do not post your e-mail in public, just use the e-mail in the “e-mail” form when posting a comment) so I can confirm.
  • 10 licenses can be won by anyone.
  • Anyone that won a license in the previous 30 license giveaway is not eligible to win another license.
  • I reserve the right to award specific people licenses if I feel they have helped foster the dotTech community in a positive manner (the people who fall into this category is at my sole discretion).
  • You may only enter once and only win one license. Anyone that tries to enter more than once will be disqualified.
  • By entering this drawing, you give me the right to pass on your e-mail to Paragon Software (they will be the ones distributing the licenses).

When posting a comment, please make sure you enter an e-mail that is 100% valid and an e-mail you will check because the licenses will be distributed via e-mail by me. If you win and don’t have a valid e-mail or an e-mail you don’t check, your license will go to waste. However, please don’t post your e-mail in your comment! You should never post your e-mail on a public form. Just enter the e-mail you want to be contacted at in the “E-mail” field when writing your comment – I will be able to get your e-mail from there. Or if you are a registered dotTechie, just post a comment normally and I will be able to find your e-mail.

The winners of this giveaway will be announced after the giveaway has ended in 72 hours, or on Sunday November 28, 2010.

Good luck to everyone!

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61 comments

  1. Ashraf
    Author/Mr. Boss

    Okay, it took me a very long time but winners have finally been picked. If you name is on the following list please check your e-mail for an e-mail from Paragon Software (they will be sending out the licenses):

    4
    Claudio Senna

    7
    Robbie

    9
    Soulflare3

    11
    the borg

    14
    David

    15
    Mayank

    17
    waynos

    20
    Pootle

    21
    MerleOne

    23
    Tejvan

    33
    Grr

    34
    groovey

    35
    Denis

    38
    Joseph

    39
    Barney

    @Tortuga: I know you are a donor and I greatly appreciate it. But you won a license last time and one of the rules was you can’t win again if you won last time. Sorry :-(.

  2. Shades

    “The winners of this giveaway will be announced after the giveaway has ended in 72 hours, or on Sunday November 28, 2010.”

    I’ve been watching for the announcements of the winners. Am I missing something? Haven’t seen any announcement.

  3. GT

    please show my coment

    hello,
    thanking you for the givingaway. Please count me in this giveaway of dotTech Promo: 15 free licenses of Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Suite! I want only one license.
    I always never win anything at your blog, I don’t know. I hope to win now.
    I post a comment below and I post answers to the following questions:

    Do you backup your files? If yes, how regularly? (I.E. Hourly, daily, monthly, weekly, once in a blue moon, when you feel like it, etc.)
    daily i copy to my drive.
    What types of files do you primarily need to backup? (I.E. Backing up personal files, work files, school files, documents, programs, etc.)
    whatever new I have got in the day I copy to my backup everyday
    If you were looking to purchase a backup/recovery program, what are the three top features you would look for?
    cheap, support from the software and work on XP easily.
    Based on the features Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Suite has (refer to the fact sheet for detailed list of all features), would you pay $49.95 to purchase it? If no, please state the price you would be willing to pay.
    Yes, can you give Thanksgiving discount, everyone is giving now.
    (Optional) Please provide any other feedback you may have for Paragon Software.
    no, thanks you.

    Please count me in.

    Regards,
    Mr. G.T.

  4. GT

    hello,
    thanking you for the givingaway. Please count me in this giveaway of dotTech Promo: 15 free licenses of Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Suite! I want only one license.
    I always never win anything at your blog, I don’t know. I hope to win now.
    I post a comment below and I post answers to the following questions:

    Do you backup your files? If yes, how regularly? (I.E. Hourly, daily, monthly, weekly, once in a blue moon, when you feel like it, etc.)
    daily i copy to my drive.
    What types of files do you primarily need to backup? (I.E. Backing up personal files, work files, school files, documents, programs, etc.)
    whatever new I have got in the day I copy to my backup everyday
    If you were looking to purchase a backup/recovery program, what are the three top features you would look for?
    cheap, support from the software and work on XP easily.
    Based on the features Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Suite has (refer to the fact sheet for detailed list of all features), would you pay $49.95 to purchase it? If no, please state the price you would be willing to pay.
    Yes, can you give Thanksgiving discount, everyone is giving now.
    (Optional) Please provide any other feedback you may have for Paragon Software.
    no, thanks you.

    Please count me in.

    Regards,
    Mr. G.T.

  5. tunchi_1939

    1).- I backup every three months.
    2).- Type of files: personal and documents. I don’t backup music.
    3).- three top features: ease of use, incremental backups, elect the files to be restored.
    4).- Price: not more than $30, based on my economy situation.

  6. AdaMskI

    ?Do you backup your files? If yes, how regularly? (I.E. Hourly, daily, monthly, weekly, once in a blue moon, when you feel like it, etc.)
    — No, unfotunatelly I do not pay any attention to files backup.

    ?What types of files do you primarily need to backup? (I.E. Backing up personal files, work files, school files, documents, programs, etc.)
    — First of all email history, some important job files.

    ?If you were looking to purchase a backup/recovery program, what are the three top features you would look for?
    — Easy user interface, the price, reliability.

    ?Based on the features Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Suite has (refer to the fact sheet for detailed list of all features), would you pay $49.95 to purchase it? If no, please state the price you would be willing to pay.
    — No. Max price I could afford is $24.99.

    ?(Optional) Please provide any other feedback you may have for Paragon Software.
    — No reverse feedback, sorry.

  7. ShadesIan

    I’m hoping I may get one of your discretionary awards, for suggesting “dotTech Freebies”. Whether I do or not, I must say I was THRILLED to see that you liked the suggestion. Thanks! Anyway, here are my answers to the questions:

    * Do you backup your files?

    Not nearly as often as I should (just had my main laptop die – hopefully repairable, but maybe not. Meanwhile EVERYTHING is on there and most of it is not backed up)

    If yes, how regularly? (I.E. Hourly, daily, monthly, weekly, once in a blue moon, when you feel like it, etc.)

    once in a blue moon.

    * What types of files do you primarily need to backup? (I.E. Backing up personal files, work files, school files, documents, programs, etc.)

    Personal, music, photos, business docs, some programs, downloads, zips, finances.

    * If you were looking to purchase a backup/recovery program, what are the three top features you would look for?

    Free – Easy to understand – Easy to execute – intuitive.

    * Based on the features Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Suite has (refer to the fact sheet for detailed list of all features), would you pay $49.95 to purchase it? If no, please state the price you would be willing to pay.

    No – I have no money and no income – if I were buying one commercially, for a company I worked at, I’d certainly consider Paragon as a top contender. $50 is okay – $30 would be better.

    * (Optional) Please provide any other feedback you may have for Paragon Software.

    Keep up the great work!

  8. Barney

    Do you backup your files?
    yes
    If yes, how regularly? (I.E. Hourly, daily, monthly, weekly, once in a blue moon, when you feel like it, etc.)
    about weekly or before and after important changes
    What types of files do you primarily need to backup? (I.E. Backing up personal files, work files, school files, documents, programs, etc.)
    system and data files on the system drive or in a special container file
    If you were looking to purchase a backup/recovery program, what are the three top features you would look for?
    1.Easy and robust employment in a small package
    2.Name the backup files to my taste with a meaningful name
    3.High grade encryption

    Based on the features Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Suite has (refer to the fact sheet for detailed list of all features), would you pay $49.95 to purchase it?
    No
    If no, please state the price you would be willing to pay.
    29.95 at the most
    (Optional) Please provide any other feedback you may have for Paragon Software.
    Get rid of the ghost encryption algorithm and replace it with something modern. Cut out the bloat in your programs.

  9. Joseph

    Q’s and A’s:
    * Do you backup your files? If yes, how regularly? (I.E. Hourly, daily, monthly, weekly, once in a blue moon, when you feel like it, etc.)
    – I would say monthly right after purchasing an external hard drive.
    * What types of files do you primarily need to backup? (I.E. Backing up personal files, work files, school files, documents, programs, etc.)
    – The whole OS partition, I would often try to experiment… There’s no telling whether I’d suddenly have a crash.
    * If you were looking to purchase a backup/recovery program, what are the three top features you would look for?
    – I’d say ease of use, ability to backup the whole drive and be able to boot that, lastly, ability to be portable.
    * Based on the features Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Suite has (refer to the fact sheet for detailed list of all features), would you pay $49.95 to purchase it? If no, please state the price you would be willing to pay.
    – I’m still a student, but I could say around $10-20?
    * (Optional) Please provide any other feedback you may have for Paragon Software.
    – I just got an external hard drive so I’ve just started finding a backup program. I know your products rock!

  10. NoWankersHere

    Here we go, chap:
    ?Do you backup your files? If yes, how regularly? ( when I’ve a pint and feel like it)
    ?What types of files do you primarily need to backup? (personal files)
    ?If you were looking to purchase a backup/recovery program, what are the three top features you would look for? (quality of backup, price per licence, proper english instruction (wot wot) if not intuitive)
    ?Based on the features Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Suite has, I would pay up to 30 quid to purchase it, and not one farthing more.

    Cheers!

  11. john d

    hi,
    I want to win a license if you could please.
    john d

    Do you backup your files? If yes, how regularly? (I.E. Hourly, daily, monthly, weekly, once in a blue moon, when you feel like it, etc.)

    I used to use a particular software, can’t remember the name. Once I lost the password and lost all my backup. Currently I write DVDs and manual copy to portable WD.

    What types of files do you primarily need to backup? (I.E. Backing up personal files, work files, school files, documents, programs, etc.)

    everthing. I don’t want to take any chance.

    If you were looking to purchase a backup/recovery program, what are the three top features you would look for?
    Based on the features Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Suite has (refer to the fact sheet for detailed list of all features), would you pay $49.95 to purchase it? If no, please state the price you would be willing to pay.

    I would pay $39.95.

    (Optional) Please provide any other feedback you may have for Paragon Software.

    No thanks. I would post once I win.

  12. Denis

    * Do you backup your files? If yes, how regularly? (I.E. Hourly, daily, monthly, weekly, once in a blue moon, when you feel like it, etc.)

    I usually make a disk image once in a while, after significant changes to the system disk.
    I make selective backups of specific data (personal files, photos, music) at different rythms (at least once a month, after a major influx of new files, …). For these backups, I do not use a backup software : I want to keep the data accessible without any reader software, in order to keep an access from other computers.

    * What types of files do you primarily need to backup? (I.E. Backing up personal files, work files, school files, documents, programs, etc.)

    Personal files (photos, documents)
    Technical data (work, computer or activity related)
    Programs, tools (if downloaded), CD images (if physical format)

    * If you were looking to purchase a backup/recovery program, what are the three top features you would look for?

    Disk imaging, from bootable CD/USB
    Image mounting for partial recovery
    Programmable file backup : every X, with ability to maintain directory hierarchy, ability to specify a destination destination directory with date suffix (to maintain several backup at different dates)

    * Based on the features Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Suite has (refer to the fact sheet for detailed list of all features), would you pay $49.95 to purchase it? If no, please state the price you would be willing to pay.

    This price has been typical for this kind of software for years (apart from promotion). I wouldn’t mind paying this price for a reliable software. But I actually waited for promotions every time I bought one.
    Compared to Acronis True Image, the set of features included looks better. Notably since Acronis has now moved the WinPE capability into an expensive plugin.

    * (Optional) Please provide any other feedback you may have for Paragon Software.

    I’ve used Drive Backup 8.5 from an old magazine promotion. It was as an efficient tool to backup partitions in order to resize them or transfer them to another disk. The only issue I had when I bought a new computer was that I couldn’t use the Linux bootable CD as it didn’t recognize the SATA controller.
    The WinPE option looks promising. I hope it makes it easier to get a bootable CD than with the BartPE plugins it was possible to find on Internet before (I failed to get a working BartPE disk on that new computer).

  13. groovey

    # Do you backup your files? If yes, how regularly? (I.E. Hourly, daily, monthly, weekly, once in a blue moon, when you feel like it, etc.)

    I try to do a weekly backup but lately I have only had the time to do a monthly backup (I had one too many hard drives die on me, so now I’m paranoid).

    # What types of files do you primarily need to backup? (I.E. Backing up personal files, work files, school files, documents, programs, etc.)

    Personal files, school files, music/movies, jpeg. and png. files.

    # If you were looking to purchase a backup/recovery program, what are the three top features you would look for?

    1. The ability to choose which files and folders I backup.
    2. Ease and ability to restore from any form of media i.e. flash drive, CD/DVD/Blue-ray, external hard drive.
    3. Time it takes to back up and resource usage.

    # Based on the features Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Suite has (refer to the fact sheet for detailed list of all features), would you pay $49.95 to purchase it? If no, please state the price you would be willing to pay.

    For the features that it offers yes I would pay $49.95.

    # (Optional) Please provide any other feedback you may have for Paragon Software.

    Compression size could be better

  14. Grr

    Hi Ashraf,
    Thanks for this giveaway opportunity. I want to enter and here are my answers. Please count me in.
    *******************

    * Do you backup your files? If yes, how regularly? (I.E. Hourly, daily, monthly, weekly, once in a blue moon, when you feel like it, etc.)

    –when you feel like it (manual) + monthly (using software)

    * What types of files do you primarily need to backup? (I.E. Backing up personal files, work files, school files, documents, programs, etc.)

    –personal data, documents, programs, browser-data, torrent data, photos, music, movies, downloads, emails (outlook pst files), lotus-notes files

    * If you were looking to purchase a backup/recovery program, what are the three top features you would look for?

    –once set it should not bother me. In every case it should provide me complete report in .html format
    –should not bog down my system and eat on resources while backing the data
    –should be able to save my configurations, should in case I have to reinstall or such as reformat system
    –should must have/support Incremental backups, as it saves a lot of time.
    –should not require closing Lotus notes or Outlook to backup email files

    * Based on the features Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Suite has (refer to the fact sheet for detailed list of all features), would you pay $49.95 to purchase it? If no, please state the price you would be willing to pay.

    — For my budget $49.95 is costly, it may differ for others. For all the features listed on their website, I would be willing to pay US$30, including taxes.
    Missing features according to me:
    –there is no encryption for the data which is backed-up on the local drive (Paragon Backup Capsule). In fact I do not see anything mention about encryption. This is a serious concern.
    –it does not allows backing data to just an image file like ISO or bin.
    –no mention of compressing the data while doing the backup.

    * (Optional) Please provide any other feedback you may have for Paragon Software.

    –Paragon Software download size is exceptionally higher than other’s in the same category. This becomes annoying.
    –They have at least 2/3 softwares with almost similar title, which is good enough to confuse. Example: System Backup & Drive Backup.
    –They change the names of their software quite often (re-brand0 and this decreases the consistency and to some extent trust.

    Thanks,
    Grr

  15. Malik

    I do around monthly backups without fail. Storm might hit you and boom all your data is gone.
    I backup office files/reports/drawings and designs/personal stuff pictures/music/movies etc.
    Well, a backup software forme should be:

    -Not a system hogger and definitely will not make my pc suffer from it.
    -Effectiveness/ease of use(sort of a dummy will/can use it after small reading..lol)
    fast backup/restore process without booting issues.
    -recovery from complete unstable unbooted system from recovery cd(Linux cd/WinPE or flashdrive)
    -Should be able to backup/restore files/folders on top of incremental and the whole disk partition. VirtualBox support backup/restore would be nice additional.
    -ENCRYPTION definitely. Strong one too.

    $49 to purchase it…hmmmmm..personally it would be very attractive if the cost is between $30-40 only. So my answer is no.There are a lot of new features yes but for a home user they would unlikely be using only a fraction of all of it. The power user at home might but all the features are mostly geared for office support(most offices have Acronis $75/Norton $78…I think..price might be incorrect though..). Power users or administrators or poeple in IT will be tempted. Personally I wanna see it perform to check out all it’s features.

    :-)

  16. Damien

    –justlike to add this one;

    Hope the unmount feature get’s resolved in this version. The PBR 10.2 freeware/PBR 2010 Advanced share the unmount problem. Though small and cured with a restart it really will be an improvement.

  17. Damien

    I backup regularly once a month. Image backup. But I would like to have or do incremental backups of files especially is I have done work that is important weekly.

    Usually I backup workfiles first(CAD drawings/reports etc), personal files from another seperate hdd, and miscellaneous files.

    What I would look for is it’s reliability to get the job done. Ease of use. No hiccups whatsoever. Features should be up-to-date with current trends in computing. No boot problems upon restore. Backup/Restore including email clinet contents(from incremental/whole disk partition). Selective restore function would be nice for the things you need only at the moment you need it and not the whole increment/partition. It would also be nice if someone has made something that will have sort of an exclusions feature so if you make a scheduled backup it will not back it all up with the exclusions in place. Really would like o see one wiht that. Of course scheduling would be without hitches. Some of the scheduling features of freeware are horrible.

    WinPE 2.1 compatibility feature is must especially for Win7 users. with x64 support. Flash memory capability atop Linux cd is also a must with the ne designs of mobos that are capable of it. Dynamic disk support/Online backup and restore –would definitely be a good feature imagine using the files along side backing it up) VSS support for multiple data.

    Virtual disk/Individual File/Folder restore/resize when restoring. Would like one to be able to restore a whole partition from a small hdd to a big capacity drive and make the data proportionate. Not a clone feature but a restore one.

    And the one great feature should be tech support. 24/7 and reliable. Will certainly get a product with loving support like your Mom. Good product should have good reliable tech support because when your in trouble and no help….the product ends up in the trash. Plus gossip/bad experiences spread like wildfire.

    $49 for a suite…? Yeah why not if the features are working to the “T”.

  18. Mongoplus

    ? Do you backup your files? Yes

    ? How regularly? Daily and Weekly

    ? What types of files do you primarily need to backup? Personal Files, Documents and Databases

    ? If you were looking to purchase a backup/recovery program, what are the three top features you would look for? Price, Performance and Speed

    ? Based on the features Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Suite has (refer to the fact sheet for detailed list of all features), would you pay $49.95 to purchase it? If no, please state the price you would be willing to pay. Yes, this program is well worth the money.

    ? (Optional) Please provide any other feedback you may have for Paragon Software. This company is highly recommended for it’s high performance software.

  19. peter

    Hi Ashraf
    Here are my answers:
    1. Yes, ones a month.
    2. full imagebackup, school work, favorites.
    3. like paragons backup capsule. Really nice when you are on the move and need to make a full recovery. Next feature, backup over network. Last feature, Keep several versions of a file.
    4. no more than 35 dollars. A student don’t swim in cash.
    5. (optional) Keep up the good work.

  20. Paul Bennett

    Do you backup your files? If yes, how regularly? (I.E. Hourly, daily, monthly, weekly, once in a blue moon, when you feel like it, etc.) ANS:I backup weekly

    * What types of files do you primarily need to backup? (I.E. Backing up personal files, work files, school files, documents, programs, etc.) ANS: Having partitioned drive with only OS on C: I backup entire C drive to portable hard drive.

    If you were looking to purchase a backup/recovery program, what are the three top features you would look for?ANS:Reliability, speed, ability to restore only required files.

    * Based on the features Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Suite has (refer to the fact sheet for detailed list of all features), would you pay $49.95 to purchase it? If no, please state the price you would be willing to pay.ANS:As I have other Paragon software from promotions I think their software is certainly value for money.

    Paragon software is always of the highest quality and I would recommend them without hesitation.

  21. Linu George

    * Do you backup your files? If yes, how regularly? (I.E. Hourly, daily, monthly, weekly, once in a blue moon, when you feel like it, etc.) ANS: YES, every week.
    * What types of files do you primarily need to backup? (I.E. Backing up personal files, work files, school files, documents, programs, etc.) ANS: The whole OS drive.
    * If you were looking to purchase a backup/recovery program, what are the three top features you would look for?ANS: Speed, Performance, Price.
    * Based on the features Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Suite has (refer to the fact sheet for detailed list of all features), would you pay $49.95 to purchase it? If no, please state the price you would be willing to pay.ANS:No, pay $19.99
    * (Optional) Please provide any other feedback you may have for Paragon Software.ANS: Love your free products.
    Please consider me in this giveaway and regards to all.

  22. Aaron

    Would love to have this software!

    * Do you backup your files? If yes, how regularly? (I.E. Hourly, daily, monthly, weekly, once in a blue moon, when you feel like it, etc.)

    I back up about twice a month.

    * What types of files do you primarily need to backup? (I.E. Backing up personal files, work files, school files, documents, programs, etc.)

    Documents, programs, music, movies…pretty much everything.

    * If you were looking to purchase a backup/recovery program, what are the three top features you would look for?

    1. Easy to use, with an intuitive interface and clear descriptions of functionality
    2. A fair price
    3. The ability to customize automated backups

    * Based on the features Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Suite has (refer to the fact sheet for detailed list of all features), would you pay $49.95 to purchase it? If no, please state the price you would be willing to pay.

    $49.95 seems like a fair price given the available features.

    * (Optional) Please provide any other feedback you may have for Paragon Software.

    I’ve used several Paragon products in the past (partition manager, drive copy) and have been very happy with them…they are easy to use and do what they say with no problems.

  23. Tejvan

    Thanks you very much for the promo, Ashraf. Here are the answers:

    ?Do you backup your files?

    Yes

    If yes, how regularly? (I.E. Hourly, daily, monthly, weekly, once in a blue moon, when you feel like it, etc.)

    When I feel like it (basically before trying something risky )

    ?What types of files do you primarily need to backup? (I.E. Backing up personal files, work files, school files, documents, programs, etc.)

    System images and documents.

    ?If you were looking to purchase a backup/recovery program, what are the three top features you would look for?

    1. Reliability
    2. Speed of backup and restore
    3. Easy of use

    ?Based on the features Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Suite has (refer to the fact sheet for detailed list of all features), would you pay $49.95 to purchase it?

    No

    If no, please state the price you would be willing to pay.

    Around 25-30$.

    ?(Optional) Please provide any other feedback you may have for Paragon Software.

  24. Dr.H

    thank you ashraf for this giveaway:)
    and these are my answers for each Q you asked

    * Do you backup your files? If yes, how regularly?
    yes,when i feel like it.

    * What types of files do you primarily need to backup?
    personal and systemic files.

    * If you were looking to purchase a backup/recovery program, what are the three top features you would look for?
    -light on the system without interfering or affecting on the performance of my pc.
    -effective and fast backup process
    -recovery from complete unstable unbooted system from recovery cd

    * Based on the features Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Suite has (refer to the fact sheet for detailed list of all features), would you pay $49.95 to purchase it?
    with all these features , personaly i think the price shouldnt be more than 35,00$

    * (Optional) Please provide any other feedback you may have for Paragon Software.
    paragon is one of my best softwaresthe only thing that annoying me is the huge size of the software.

    best regards:)

  25. MerleOne

    * Do you backup your files? If yes, how regularly? Important document files every day, system partition every week

    * What types of files do you primarily need to backup? Personal & Work files, mp3 purchased on Amazon or other providers, Software installers

    * If you were looking to purchase a backup/recovery program, what are the three top features you would look for?
    – Reliable
    – Encryption
    – Easy to restore

    * Based on the features Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Suite has (refer to the fact sheet for detailed list of all features), would you pay $49.95 to purchase it? No, even with all those features, because I would only use a part from them. $30 would be ok.

    * (Optional) Please provide any other feedback you may have for Paragon Software. Hmm, some version work really well, other have terrible issues, overall they are quite powerful and some are meant only for specialits.

  26. Pootle

    >Do you backup your files? If yes, how regularly? (I.E. Hourly, daily, monthly, weekly, once in a blue moon, when you feel like it, etc.)

    Weekly

    >What types of files do you primarily need to backup? (I.E. Backing up personal files, work files, school files, documents, programs, etc.)

    Personal documents, but I back up EVERYTHING at different intervals!

    >If you were looking to purchase a backup/recovery program, what are the three top features you would look for?

    * Ease of use
    * CPU impact
    * Reliability

    >Based on the features Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Suite has (refer to the fact sheet for detailed list of all features), would you pay $49.95 to purchase it? If no, please state the price you would be willing to pay.

    I already use paragon Backup and Recoery! I tend to use freeware if I can. The Professional version has a few additional features I would like – Sending E-mail Notifications, File Increments – but they’re not worth 49.95 to me. I might pay £19.95 for those extra features?

    > (Optional) Please provide any other feedback you may have for Paragon Software.

    Great software, I use it already and I would love a free copy of the Professional version!

  27. grage

    1. Do you backup your files? If yes, how regularly? (I.E. Hourly, daily, monthly, weekly, once in a blue moon, when you feel like it, etc.)

    @ when I feel, I need it.

    2. What types of files do you primarily need to backup? (I.E. Backing up personal files, work files, school files, documents, programs, etc.)

    @ personal files, specially camera images

    3. If you were looking to purchase a backup/recovery program, what are the three top features you would look for?

    @ backup from bootable media, fast backup, integrity check

    4. Based on the features Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Suite has (refer to the fact sheet for detailed list of all features), would you pay $49.95 to purchase it? If no, please state the price you would be willing to pay.

    @ No, if it makes perfect backup from bootable media, I would pay $19.00. Because I just need image backup function.

  28. waynos

    I use windows and back up everything weekly and try to keep up with removing older copies to avoid task manager problems,and also use genie time line on other family PCs,both ways use a lot of space. I back up files and folders but would like the ability to image system. In a constant backup system I would like the ability to turn of back up easily in case you want to add an external device and not back it up for instance also set and forget , self management, and wouldnt it be great if a backup would scan itself before saving so you dont find malware , etc there later. The first things I look for are a good program with a good family purchase deal, like an earlier poster I just purchased the revo $9 deal and the super anti spyware $23 lifetime offer and the returnil 3pc $49 deal and as I have been thinking of changing to a drive copy system for backup I was looking at Paragon and watching for a good price for bulk buys that a student can afford.

  29. Mayank

    1) Do you backup your files? If yes, how regularly? (I.E. Hourly, daily, monthly, weekly, once in a blue moon, when you feel like it, etc.)

    > It’s My Own Choice Whenever I Feel It’s Time To Backup I Backup My Files.

    2) What types of files do you primarily need to backup? (I.E. Backing up personal files, work files, school files, documents, programs, etc.)

    > Whatever I Feel Is Important, I Back It Up.

    3) If you were looking to purchase a backup/recovery program, what are the three top features you would look for?

    >Important Features Such As Options To Choose Which File/Folder To Backup etc. Which Normally Every Backup and Recovery Software Has, Speed & Size.

    4) Based on the features Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Suite has (refer to the fact sheet for detailed list of all features), would you pay $49.95 to purchase it? If no, please state the price you would be willing to pay.

    > As I Don’t Need To Do Regular Or Monthly Type Of Backups I Would Rather Pay Between $20 – $30. But For Those Who Need To Backup On A Regular Basis, For Them Price Could Be Between $ 28 -$ 35.

  30. David

    Hi Ashraf- thanks for this opportunity..

    What sort of backup?
    I mostly rely on disk imaging, which has “saved my (digital) life” on a number of occasions. There are some things that seem ‘unfixable’ – one duff installation or uninstallation, system restore or other methods just don’t ‘cut it’. I’ve recovered from unbootable situations several times, some of which were my own (inadvertent!) fault.

    In 14 years as a single laptop user I can’t remember anything significant I’ve lost. But I don’t do scheduled data backups, as disk imaging requires connecting an external drive. I do use ERUNT to do a daily registry backup (hangover from Win98 – remember that feature anyone?).

    Keep it running..
    My main focus is making sure I can recover from a non-bootable state. To that end I have a number of tools, including partition recovery, a feature which seems missing in Paragon software.

    So I most often back up my Windows and Programs partitions. Planning for disaster is key- I try to keep as much personal data (like my desktop, My Documents etc) off my C partition so if disaster strikes it’s not affected. And to reduce the size of C, my %program files% path is D:\, helping to manage defragmentation and backup.

    But I do back up my other partitions, arranged so some change less frequently than others.

    Of course there’s always the (relatively unlikely case) that the hard disk fails.

    Recently I’ve realised that using something like Laplink’s PCMover is another great backup tool for recovery (installed programs+ licenses)- but on a new PC should my laptop fail like my last two.

    Features- What do I look for?
    1. Reliable (not exactly a feature, but it’s useless otherwise!)
    2. Bootable CD or similar
    3. Incremental and differential imaging – reduces time to create an image and storage used.

    In addition:
    – Easy to use and navigate the GUI
    – Can mount and explore images
    – Comments allowed on image files
    – accurate estimate of image size
    – Works with ATA drives.
    (My current laptop uses an ATA drive, and my Acronis True Image then simply didn’t find any drives on it. Hmm. Finding O&O DiskImage seemed to create slightly smaller images faster than Paragon’s Drive Backup and Recovery, I used that for a while, but after a few months found some bugs and peculiarities. I’ve been using Backup and Recovery 9.5 (splash screen and help = v10!) for some months.

    Is it worth $49-95 to me?
    First, how much is my time worth? If I can restore a PC in, say, an hour or so, compared to a mammoth Windows reinstallation, and save all the frustration, then of course, simply on that basis.

    Second, compared to Acronis True Image ($79-95 – but $49-99 until Nov 30th) which has far fewer features, it’s a whole lot cheaper. And compared to O&O DiskImage, it’s a more robust ‘finished’ product.

    In v10 I note they have revised the GUI- that needs to be a whole lot more intuitive as my v9.5 is aimed at technical users. I have to think where differential partition backup is every time.

    So yes, definitely, although it includes features I’d probably never use like virtualising my PC.

    Comments
    1. In v9.5 the initial estimate of a differential backup is that of the full backup. Thus it warns the backup medium may be too small, but allows you to continue. Ok. A minute later, the 43Gb estimate is reduced to 14Gb (say). That needs to be corrected, and doesn’t appear difficult.

    2. A true Wizard approach is needed to simplify the GUI, or separate it clearly into the tasks you wih to do. The mixture of partition manager, file backup and partition backup operations presented simultaneously demands familiarity with the product.

    3. It’s awkward to navigate to where you want the partition backup to be saved.

    I’d love this with a smart GUI!

  31. the borg

    ?Do you backup your files? If yes, how regularly? (I.E. Hourly, daily, monthly, weekly, once in a blue moon, when you feel like it, etc.) –Weekly (ideal), Monthly (reality)
    ?What types of files do you primarily need to backup? (I.E. Backing up personal files, work files, school files, documents, programs, etc.) —Documents, downloads, passwords, databases
    ?If you were looking to purchase a backup/recovery program, what are the three top features you would look for? — Easy of recovering 1 file from within 1 backup, Backup speed, and compatibility with my enviroment (non-obtrusive or onerous)
    ?Based on the features Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Suite has (refer to the fact sheet for detailed list of all features), would you pay $49.95 to purchase it? If no, please state the price you would be willing to pay. –No as there are other free or cheaper options out there to choose from. However few offer the scripting and batching of suite 10. Iam a firm believer in automation, so this would be a winner for me if around the $30 mark.

  32. Tortuga

    1) Do you bkup files? If yes, how regularly?
    After a few missteps & data loss, I’ve decided to get externals for ea of my data partitions eg. Music, Games, Videos, Photos, GOTD archives & Info, etc. So I *try* to bkup each of them every month. What I’ve NOT yet done is bkup my C:\ or done an image of – which I know I should do asap!!

    2) What types of files do you primarily need to backup?
    Data & OS image

    3) If you were looking to purchase bkup/recovery sw, what are the 3 top features you would look for?
    *1: Easy migration to diff/dissimilar environment
    *2: Recup selected files from bkup
    *3: Bkups to desired destinations (Server, External, DVD,…)

    4) Based on the features Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Suite has would you pay $50.
    This program is probably worth it, but I would’t pay it, primarily bc having laptops & desktops its too expensive to buy 4-6 licenses. Recently bought a few programs bc all had *EXCELLENT* deals on quantity licensing (Revo Pro, SuperAntiSpyware Pro, ESET, …). I strongly suggest Paragon considers a multiple license offer as more & more ppl now have multiple systems.

    5) I would like to have step-by-step video tutorials for very green newbies.

    **************
    Thank you Paragon & Ashraf for this very nice promotion
    *Yes, I’m a Donor (under different eMail as the paypal accnt is under a secure eMail we dont use for anything else)

  33. Soulflare3

    Do you backup your files? If yes, how regularly? (I.E. Hourly, daily, monthly, weekly, once in a blue moon, when you feel like it, etc.)

    not as often as I should – made an image the first week of having my win7 pc, but other than that, I occasionally (once a month or two) copy some files to an external drive… Had pc for about 4 months now, almost 5…

    What types of files do you primarily need to backup? (I.E. Backing up personal files, work files, school files, documents, programs, etc.)

    All of the above

    If you were looking to purchase a backup/recovery program, what are the three top features you would look for?

    Ease of use, ability to get the program again in the event of reformatting a computer (to be able to restore from backups), and INFORMATION – I want to know EXACTLY what the program is doing (I don’t care if it is as simple as “Backing up folder ‘Program Files’ on drive ‘C’ “, I just want to know where the program is, and what it is doing (no silent work).

    Based on the features Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Suite has (refer to the fact sheet for detailed list of all features), would you pay $49.95 to purchase it? If no, please state the price you would be willing to pay.

    I think the price is a little high (maybe by about $10?), but I am the kind of person that if I like the program, and it has a lot of useful features, and I trust the company, I am willing to pay for it.

    (Optional) Please provide any other feedback you may have for Paragon Software.

    I really liked your partitioning software. That has proved to be very useful, and it is a great program.

  34. Tony Osime

    * Do you backup your files?
    -Yes
    how regularly?
    – About every 2 weeks based on volume of new data
    * What types of files do you primarily need to backup?
    – Everything (I make a disk image)
    * If you were looking to purchase a backup/recovery program, what are the three top features you would look for?
    1) Robustness (no errors or problems)
    2) Low use of system resources (works in the background unobtrusively)
    3) Simple on the surface but allows increasing complexity as I dig deeper
    * Based on the features Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Suite has (refer to the fact sheet for detailed list of all features), would you pay $49.95 to purchase it? If no, please state the price you would be willing to pay.
    $25.0

    I like the quality of Paragon Backup software. My main concern is that I cannot work while backup is taking place. I have to backup overnight and thus I cannot respond to problems that might come up.

  35. Robbie

    Do you backup your files? If yes, how regularly? between fornightly/monthly

    What types of files do you primarily need to backup? media and graphic design assets

    If you were looking to purchase a backup/recovery program, what are the three top features you would look for?

    Bootable restore environment, incremental backups, ease-of-use

    Based on the features Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Suite has (refer to the fact sheet for detailed list of all features), would you pay $49.95 to purchase it?

    Yes, it offers virtualization which I think is extremely useful

    If no, please state the price you would be willing to pay.

    (Optional) Please provide any other feedback you may have for Paragon Software.

    Currently use HDD->SSD, backup & recovery home edition. Have had issues with hot processing though. 64-bit Win7 Dell box.
    I wish product had S.M.A.R.T. info

    Thanks for this generous offer.

    Robbie

  36. jebbrown

    I back up my files daily / when i feel like it / once in a blue moon, depending on the file types, i.e. personal documents are backed up daily.

    I need to backup mostly personal, programming, music and research documents and files.

    The 3 top features I would look for are reliability (must be able to recover backup consistently), flexibility of backups / restore (different types of backups like image or file, incremental and differential, restore to/from options), and the ability to wake the computer to run backups.

    Based on the features Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Suite, I would pay $49.95 to purchase it if I could afford it.

    I don’t have any real experience with Paragon software, but I’ve read quiet frequently that they are a quality company. In the past there didn’t really seem to be anything special about them to make them stand out from the pack, but the specs for “Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Suite” have given me reason to really want to check them out.

    jebbrown

  37. Claudio Senna

    Do you backup your files? If yes, how regularly? (I.E. Hourly, daily, monthly, weekly, once in a blue moon, when you feel like it, etc.)

    monthly

    What types of files do you primarily need to backup? (I.E. Backing up personal files, work files, school files, documents, programs, etc.)

    All

    If you were looking to purchase a backup/recovery program, what are the three top features you would look for?
    Based on the features Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Suite has (refer to the fact sheet for detailed list of all features)

    support for Windows 7, Linux file systems from
    version 2 up to the new ExtFS 4, WinPE 2.1 Recovery Environment.

    would you pay $49.95 to purchase it? If no, please state the price you would be willing to pay.

    I normally wouldn’t pay for software at retail price. I usually wait for discounts. Amazon is offering this software for 49.95, which sound more reasonable.

    (Optional) Please provide any other feedback you may have for Paragon Software.

  38. Ashraf
    Author/Mr. Boss

    @Kevin: Crap, I accidentally used the wrong price. Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Suite actually costs $49.95 not $69.95. My bad. I fixed it in the article above and won’t hold your answer against you since it was my fault.

  39. Kevin

    # Do you backup your files? If yes, how regularly?
    I backup every 2 months or so.

    # What types of files do you primarily need to backup?
    I backup everything I have in the My Documents and My Pictures folder, which are mainly .doc and .jpg.

    # If you were looking to purchase a backup/recovery program, what are the three top features you would look for?
    The three features are support for Windows Server 2008, ability to backup online, and ability to save to a DVD.

    # Based on the features Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Suite has (refer to the fact sheet for detailed list of all features), would you pay $69.95 to purchase it? If no, please state the price you would be willing to pay.
    I normally wouldn’t pay for software at retail price. I usually wait for discounts. Amazon is offering this software for 49.95, which sound more reasonable.