System backup software

I’ve just purchased mybook essential and am wondering whether WD has any suggested SW for system backups, I mean to keep an image of the system (in my case, Windows Vista). ACRONIS excepted (I purchased it a couple of years and it was catastrophic)

Hi, smartware is the only officially supported backup software for the my book, but I bet you can find several options using Google.

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I’ve had good luck with Acronis True Image 2010. EaseUS and Paragon both have free stripped down backup programs, hoping you’ll buy the whole product.  I partition my drive with the system and all software on one and data on the other. I make periodic images of OS and use GoodSync to backup data. That way it’s easy to restore OS without touching data. I make my image by booting from an acronis CD.