Acronis True Image 2019 is the latest version of the popular backup tool.
The program provides simple ways to back up your entire PC, specific disks or partitions, or individual files and folders. Backups can be saved locally or to the cloud, while a Sync feature ensures key files are always available on any device, wherever you are.
A backup analysis and statistics module enables you to easily see a representation of what's taking up the most space in your backup (much like Apple offers with iCloud backups).
Acronis True Image includes anti-ransomware protection. We're assuming that this is included so your backups are always protected from being encrypted by ransomware, so if your computer gets infected, then your backups remain safe. This will then enable you to quickly restore a previous backup, rather than worry about paying a ransom fee.
The new Conversion to Virtual Machine option enables you to take an existing backup and convert it to a virtual machine. This could be immensely useful if you backed up your entire desktop computer, needed access to the contents of your laptop when you were on the road. Simply convert to a virtual machine and run within VMware Workstation.
Whats new in v2019 (see the release notes for more info):
- New! Cleaning up backup versions manually
- New! Acronis Survival Kit Acronis Survival Kit is an external hard disk drive that contains both components so that you can have a single device that has everything that you need to recover your computer.
- New! Active Protection for NAS devices and network shares
- New! Enhanced scheduling flexibility
- Improved Cloud backup
- Improved OneDrive backup technology
- Improved WinPE Media Builder
Acronis True Image 2019 is arguably the industry-standard backup tool and has some welcome new features and improvements.