Support for Zip format
Now you will be able to retrieve files from backups anywhere without using Acronis True Image Home 2011, if you use the zip format instead of the tib format.
For example, you can back up files to a USB stick and retrieve these backed up files on your notebook at home without installing Acronis True Image Home 2011. This is true because the most widely used operating systems (Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X) have built-in support of the zip file format.
Please note that built-in support of zip files in Windows does not cover operations with multivolume zip archives, and zip backups exceeding 4GB in size or which contain files of more than 4GB each.
The Zip format is available when backing up files, folders or when making reserve copies of your backups.
Acronis True Image Home 2011 gives the zip format most of the functionality available for the tib format. You can schedule backups, validate zip backups, recover files and folders from zip backups, make incremental and differential backups, etc.
However, it does not provide password protection and encryption.
Acronis True Image Home 2011 can recover and validate only its own zip backups. If a zip archive was created by a file archiver program, it cannot be recovered and validated by Acronis True Image Home 2011.