DriveSnapshot 1.39 released

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  1. doctorow

    doctorow Registered Member

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    So far only the German website has the release notes (funny enough, dated 25 July which is in nine days):

    http://drivesnapshot.de/de/news.htm

    Using Google Translate I came up with the following translation:

     
  2. Brian K

    Brian K Imaging Specialist

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    Unfortunately, the Drive Snapshot web site has more than its share of typos. Uncorrected for "years".
     
  3. kennyboy

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    It's very strange when you consider how careful his coding must have been, to have so many typos on the website, unless it is a translation problem.
    Still good to see these improvements though. Very grateful to him.
     
  4. demoneye

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    no1 backup program out there for complete hd/partition backup... reliable , fast and take no pc services / resources.

    good its been update time 2 time

    chers
     
  5. doctorow

    doctorow Registered Member

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    Well, I personally prefer an application coded with care rather than a perfectly looking website/strong marketing campaign.
     
  6. MikeNAS

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    Time to buy this nice little app.
     
  7. appster

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    Will the current download link (on the English site) get me v1.39? :doubt:
     
  8. lodore

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    yup
    just tryed.
    says the following on the interface
    "snapshot 1.39 17 july 2008"
     
  9. Jo Ann

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    While I also use and love this great little disk-imaging app, I am disappointed that Tom still hasn't implemented a user-friendly 'live' CD for backing up and restoring snapshots! :(
     
  10. Brian K

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    Yes, it's a major failing of DS. Difficult restores for folks not familiar with DOS or BartPE. If you don't have a floppy drive, another speed bump.

    Have you seen Markymoo's excellent Drive Snap application? It automates a DS restore.

    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=208250
     
  11. Jo Ann

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    Yes I have Brian and I applaud Markymoo's accomplishments. :thumb:
     
  12. markymoo

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    These updates are very interesting. I haven't used them only glanced yet but it looks quite possible to restore the image to different hardware so in fact do a 'universal restore'. Mounting damaged images is very useful and the possibility to write to mounted images. I was backing up and restoring virtual images fine with Drive Snapshot before this update so not sure what benefit this virtual update will bring yet.
     
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  13. n8chavez

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    How exactly do you make images 'writable'? That would be a very useful feature, but I cannot figure out how to do it.
     
  14. pandlouk

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    You mount the image, then you make the necessary modifications on the virtual drive and when you are finished, you take a new image of the mounted virtual drive.

    Panagiotis
     
  15. n8chavez

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    Okay. That makes sense. Bummmer though; that's not as easy as I thought. The images are nor directly writeable.
     
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