I have used Acronis TrueImage whole-disk backups for a long time, and they've saved me on numerous occasions. The ease of restoring a system when you have a 3 day old full image of C:\ is just astonishing.
Recently I started using TrueCrypt whole disk encryption on my laptop, just in case it gets stolen. Unfortunately Acronis can only back this up sector-by-sector, which is insane: my old backups were 10 GB in size; my new backups would be 120 GB consisting mostly of encrypted empty space.
Leaving aside questions such as why TrueImage can't read the decrypted sectors when the NTFS driver clearly can, I am now after a program that can do the smart thing with TrueCrypt whole disk systems. I don't care if it's pay-for (unless it's something insane).
Any recommendations? Reminder: I already have a tool to do sector-by-sector backups, so I'm only interested in tools that can do better than that.
- OS: Win7 32-bit
- True Image: Home 2010