I’ve never tried BitReplica. I’ve seen it offered free many times, especially after I have bought an Auslogics application.
I like Macrium Reflect and Aeomi Backupper. There are free versions which pretty do everything you want these programs to do. You don’t really need the paid version of either program. They both offer a Recovery Environment option box that you can click on to enables you to enter the program before Windows starts. I can’t tell the many times both have saved my bacon.