As far as i can make out, for those of us who are using Full Monty and don't want to muck about removing programs we may or may not use in the future, moving heaps of data out of /home, Acronis True Image Home doe's a great job. You don't need to be dual booting from Windows and you don't need to register/activate the ISO. Simply run the ISO from boot, set the priority to "High" and depending on the size of your spare or extra Data Drive / partition set the compression level to medium(which is default). Or if the partition your going to store / and /home on is a bit on the small size, set the compression level to Maximum. Takes a little longer the higher the compression but if your on a tower with a data drive or partition it fast enough for me. Doing it from a laptop to an external will be slower of course, as it is with mine , but hey, at least its there in case i have a major stuff up!! Our old mate Karl.M now deceased, God Bless him, always preferred to do it from the live boot Acronis CD. And with Acronis 12 it does a great job on ext3 and ext4 now as well. Thanks for all the input and ideas that came in on this post every one. Cheers, Wayne.