What's the difference between backup and imaging?

Episode 996 (1:05:38)

Phil from Newport Beach, CA

Bill wants to know if Windows backup is as good as options like TruImage. Leo says that they do two different things.

TruImage is just a snapshot of the hard drive that can be restored should something go wrong and he needs to get it back fast. Backing up is just making another copy of his data somewhere. Both have merit and both should be used, but one does not replace the other.

Here are some great backup programs: