BootIt Next Generation (BING) - New Version

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by TheKid7, Nov 5, 2009.

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  1. TheKid7

    TheKid7 Registered Member

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    BootIt Next Generation (BING) version 1.86b was released on November 5, 2009.

    Changes:

    Additional BCDEdit options for Win7.
    Other Misc.
     
  2. Brian K

    Brian K Imaging Specialist

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    A V2 update has also been announced for mid next year.
     
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    Do you know what new features are planned for version 2?

    I assume that there is a cost to upgrade from version 1.x to version 2.x. Do you know how much is the cost of the upgrade?

    Thanks in Advance.
     
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    I wish I did. Nothing announced apart from cost.

    That is very generous considering it provides a license for 3 computers.
     
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    Yabba dabba do..:)
     
  6. Brian K

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    Longboard,

    I'm curious, why would you prefer to create/restore a V2 image from BING rather than from IFD/IFL. The images are the same.
     
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    Dont forget I am pond scum level end user :D

    When I was exclusively MS, I got into the habit of using BING as a boot disc when I do restores: Boot into BING, ...redo partitions, ...restore, ....rearrange partitions, shrink partitions prior to image, ...reimage...rearrange OS boot options,...a very complete tool for me and outside the OS in the BING PE.
    Never had a failure or data loss.
    I don't have to do many images now so I just kept my interest directed at -I agree- what looks like a fairly labour intensive option.

    Have a sync app for some specific files to my NAS RAID Drive in addition to imaging

    Very simple and prolly clumsy by your standards :D
    My 'system' is likely less complex and more time consuming than yours.
    I dont do scripts very well. :oops:

    Dont get me wrong: I like the IFW/IFD/IFL v2 options and diffs, I'm happy doing IFW imaging/restores, I have in the past..erm.. got lost with IFL/IFD, but I've got that sorted
    Took me a while to figure out how best to use the differentials and integrate a more coherent plan when the Terabyte image formats and image options changed.

    I had some problems with one networked system that IFW and Phylock could not get a lock on from the OS and I could not figure out why, or what was accessing that drive to interfere with IFW.
    That system has multiple users and the back-up strategy has required some tweaking.

    I am aware of other PE boot options for IFW et al.
    I've just felt a bit 'less abled' without BING compatibility to IFW v2 images.
    LOL, not flexible or knowledgeable enough.
    Just been content to wait.

    I have had such a good run with Terabyte, I've become a bit complacent.

    I've been in Linux in VMs >90% of my own time lately, IFW just churns away in the back ground on the host.
    Integrating MS/Linux multiboot and MS/Linux VMs for regular use has changed my image and recovery 'algorithm' a bit.

    Any advice happily received and considered.
     
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    Longboard,

    Personal preference. That's what I like about the TeraByte products. There are dozens of ways to create and restore images and BING is your favourite. I'm looking forward to seeing how BING V2 works with the new image format. I'd expect there will be some interesting automation for us to play with. I wonder whether it will still fit on a floppy.
     
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    Heh, I hope so: Lol, I have had all my HW built with floppy drives since finding Terabyte. ;)
    I suspect I am the last buyer of same at the local shop. :cool:

    Might have to move to those new fangled Cd thingies and make sure the mobo/bios has plenty of boot plugs for the fancy USB doodads I keep hearing about.
    Auto-whaties ??
     
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