AOMEI Backupper & AOMEI Partition Assistant

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by Masterblaster, Mar 18, 2014.

  1. anon

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  3. Robin A.

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    I tried the AOMEI PE Builder, http://www.aomeitech.com/pe-builder.html.

    I created the WINPE ISO and then the UFD, which booted normally. This hasn´t happened with other AOMEI ISOs I have tried before.

    Backupper and Partition Assistant are added automatically, it´s not necessary to have them installed. Neither it´s necessary to download and install the WADK.

    It includes 7-Zip, BOOTICE, Sumatra PDF Reader, Notepad 2, OSF Mount and the WinRE tools, and others. And it´s possible to customize it, adding another programs. It can be useful as a recovery tool, even if one doesn´t use Backupper.
     
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    It is possible to customize it quite easily.. only if the software would work as its suppose to work..
    You can see the portable app dirs in the winpe builder's installation directory+menu lists,which you can edit+add stuff.
    Did they update it?
     
  5. Stode

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    Oh wow.
    They finally updated it..
    Only took them 2 years..
    Gonna check it rite now in a VM. ;)

    AOMEI PE Builder Change Logs

    Version 2.0 (09-28-2017)
    Download v2.0 (Size: 72.4MB) www.aomeisoftware.com/download/pe/2.0/PEBuilder.exe​
    • Support to download Windows 10 recovery environment to create a Windows PE bootable media.
    • Support to cancel the operation during the process of creating a Windows PE bootable media.
    • Added dual-boot function: a Windows PE bootable media supports both EFI and Legacy BIOS boot modes.
    • Now AOMEI PE Builder fully support Windows 10/Vista/XP.
    • Update built-in tools.
    • Fixed some known issues.
     
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  6. blacknight

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    Thank you, I'll get a try !
     
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  9. Tyreman

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    Found recently with Aomei back up that 4th time an image used(in this year) windows wouldn't validate it
    said copy not a valid key etc etc
    Had to reload win 10 pro fresh off my usb stick
    then key validated
     
  10. TheRollbackFrog

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    @Tyreman - following the Fresh Install, did the failed image restoration finally ACTIVATE?
     
  11. Tyreman

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    Wouldn't matter by that time.......... I going to use the fresh load off the usb created install
    Not worth fiddling with the other "old" stuff..spent enough time on it
    probably windoze servers can detect images..-+

    I just have my fresh made off windows creators app on USB and mainstay apps on separate usb stick ..........can be back up in 55 minutes
     
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    Aomei Backupper 4.1 (Released 2018-04-10)

    • Added feedback tool. To send your feedback to us, please click "Menu" on the top right corner of the main interface and choose "Feedback".
    • Support to edit the tasks that don't have any backup image file.
    • Improved the email notification message of failed tasks.
    • Improved the existing multi-languages, including French (Français), Italian (Italiano), Dutch (Nederlands) and Turkish (Türkçe).
    • Updated the email notification SSL.
    • Optimized the registration step when upgrading the Standard Edition.
    • Fixed issue: Linux partitions display as empty.
    • Fixed issue: the program crashes when loading GPT disks in some systems.
    • Fixed issue: the local file or folder with the same name opened when double clicking the file or folder of Share/NAS node.
    • Fixed issue: the file attributes (read/hide) changed after being restored.
    • Fixed issue: in the email notification, there is no subject or the subject displays as garbled characters.
    • Fixed issue: the source partitions are incorrect when running a scheduled partition backup task.
    • Fixed issue: the program doesn't prompt for re-entry after the username and password of Share/NAS have been changed.
    • Fixed issue: error code 33 (failed to read sector) occurs when backing up or cloning disks and partitions in some systems.
    • Fixed issue: error code 214 (insufficient space on the target disk) occurs when restoring or cloning disks and partitions in some systems.
    • Fixed issue: error code 4161 (target location is not writable) occurs when syncing or restoring files in some systems.
     
  13. MisterB

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    They were giving away 4.06 a couple of weeks ago. I now have versions from 2.01 to 4.06 on different systems. I recently set up a multiboot EFI/GPT system and started with 2.01--the last version that didn't require server activation for the pro version. When the offer came out, I upgraded to 4.06 on every version of windows installed--7,8, 8.1, and 10. Images are compatible across all versions of Backupper I'm using. The whole issue of system backup not working with EFI on GPT disks on versions before 2.5 was more of a scripting issue than anything to do with the basic imaging function. I always did partition backups and restores and manually backing up and restoring the EFI system partition worked fine with 2.01. For some reason, the system backup failed to backup the EFI partition. The EFI partition is by far the smallest and simplest so this was really bad. It doesn't even require imaging, a file based backup would work fine as long as the partition was the first fat32 partition the UEFI bios saw. At one point I changed the BCD menu in the EFI partition and backed up all the files in the EFI partition to a fat32 thumb drive and forgot to remove it. It booted the EFI files and BCD in the thumb drive and gave me the old menu.

    I still find it to be the best free imaging software for Windows. I like it's clean interface and simplicity. I use it to back up and clone extensively and it has never failed me. There have been some cloning operations that have taken more than one try but I don't think it would be any different with other programs. With Linux ext3 and ext4 partitions, it has some limitations but it still can do basic backup, restore and cloning. I use gparted for resizing linux partitions and the DD command for some backups but Aomei is my goto program for Windows imaging.
     
  14. Brian K

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    MisterB,

    I like Aomei Backupper too.

    Regarding System backups. I don't think they should be used at all with OS on GPT disks as they don't backup the MSR or Recovery partition. If you have a drive failure and have to restore to a new drive, you are in big trouble. I use Entire Drive backups/restores. Always works.
     
  15. Peter2150

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    There service is outstanding. One of my licenses refused to activate. Said activations had been exceeded.

    I emailed late last night. Got an email reply saying the licenses had been reset. Hard to beat that.
     
  16. paulderdash

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    I have two Pro licenses so it gives me confidence to see both @Brian K and @Peter2150 endorsing AOMEI Backupper :).
     
  17. mood

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    AOMEI Partition Assistant v7.0 (April 24, 2018)
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  18. mood

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    AOMEI Partition Assistant v7.1 (August 23, 2018)
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    AOMEi Backupper v4.5.1 (August 16, 2018)
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    I only recently threw my hat into the license ring for AOMEI after testing their Partition Assistant and getting the snappiest result I ever experienced as well as 100% safe with no data loss. I actually am very warmed up to this vendor now and doing some study on them am pretty pleased with their progress in this chosen field of expertise. Not yet familiar at all with Backupper but there will be time for that somewhere.
     
  20. paulderdash

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    I also have to put in a word for their excellent support, not technical in this case.

    I had occasion to ask them to reset my license yesterday (AB Pro with lifetime upgrades, which is good for two PCs), due to a laptop that went belly up so that I could use the lost license on another computer.

    I had hardly pressed enter and they responded, as well as following up later.
     
  21. mood

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    AOMEi Backupper v4.5.2 (September 12, 2018)
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    Version 4.5.2 (Released 2018-09-12)
    • Support to create desktop shortcuts for the tasks.
    • Support to send SMS message notification after backups.
    • Optimized some prompts information of software.
    • Fixed issue: the failure of backing up Outlook Data Files (.pst) and Offline Outlook Data Files (.ost).
    • Fixed issue: the failure of backing up OneDrive folders.
    • Fixed issue: the display problem of network nodes with same name.
    • Fixed issue: the loss of network nodes with same IP address for no reason.
    • Fixed issue: part of the repeated registration prompt after successful registry.
    • Fixed issue: part of the restoring problems.
    • Fixed issue: the request for inputting username and password after adding network nodes by the means of hostname.
    • Fixed issue: part of file sync and backup problems.
     
  22. EASTER

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    Couldn't agree more. Pretty good endorsements since they run imaging thru a grinder and won't hesitate for a moment to fume when something is not quite up to task :)
     
  23. paulderdash

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    SUMo also showed this for a while, but Pro internal updater still doesn't download it.

    Will try again tomorrow, else do it manually.
     
  24. mood

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    AOMEI Partition Assistant v7.2 (September 27, 2018)
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  25. EASTER

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    Very well. Thanks @mood for the heads up. Wonderful Partition Assistant program that has proven to me been well put together so far.
     
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