Will push you into payware.
Also, since Windows is running you find you need to reboot to your cloning software to get that done.
2. Item 2 has many solutions. Did you check out sync apps? I use Roadkil's Unstoppable copier today.
I'm looking for software recommendations to do home backup. I will need the following:
1) scheduled backup of my system drive, as a bootable disk image in case of system crash.
2) scheduled incremental backup of my project data, saved as actual directory tree and files (not as .iso or disk image files). This will make the data more easily accessible without having to mount.
I've used Acronis in the past and I remember it being good for creating disk images, but not for other types of backup.
Macrium Reflect looks interesting.
Any other ideas?