MiniTool ShadowMaker Beta 2.0

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by mood, Jul 30, 2017.

  1. mood

    mood Updates Team

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    Main Features of MiniTool ShadowMaker
    • System and Disk Backup
    • Schedule and Event Trigger Backup
    • Differential and Incremental Images
    • Bare Metal Recovery and Universal Restore
    • WinPE Bootable media builder and PXE server
    • Password Protection and AES Encryption
    It supports Windows XP, 7, 8 and Windows 10
    Supported filesystems: FAT 16/32, NTFS, Ext2/3, exFAT

    A bootable medium based on WinPE can be created:
    Review (Techworld):
    MiniTool ShadowMaker v2.0 beta (June 22, 2017) - (filesize: 57,6 MB)
    Website
    User Manual (with screenshots)
     
  2. oliverjia

    oliverjia Registered Member

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    Late for the party. There are already tons of disk imaging apps in market. If it can not really stand out, then it'll fall quickly.
     
  3. Peter2150

    Peter2150 Global Moderator

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    What's worse is the restore medium is useless they way the did it. Rather than being able to detect drives by drive label they only identify the drive by it's model no. So if you have two or more drives installed and they are the same model you have no way of identifying. That is a fatal flaw.

    Also they still can't even get the web page correct. Ever hear of a Bare Mental Restore.
     
  4. manolito

    manolito Registered Member

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    Another fatal flaw:

    On the first run the software requests registering via Facebook or Twitter. This is ridiculous. I do not have a Facebook account nor do I have a Twitter account. AND I DO NOT WANT TO BECOME A FACEBOOK OR TWITTER USER. I cherish my privacy, and a software company (which is in the security business) which does not understand this cannot be trusted.


    Cheers
    manolito
     
  5. EASTER

    EASTER Registered Member

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    Shame.

    Goofy Fb-Twit just to register to use it? Get out of town lamers.

    I am afraid the dumbing down effect is in full swing for too many and they also far outnumber those who take responsibility serious enough to avoid such tomfoolery tactics.
     
  6. Peter2150

    Peter2150 Global Moderator

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    What is even stupider is when you got to that point just leave it blank and hit enter it goes right by it. These guys have a good reputation for their partition stuff but the need to restore themselves out of this business. They are clueless
     
  7. mood

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  8. Stode

    Stode Registered Member

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    Horrible GUI and it checks for a date when it stops working without "update".
     
  9. Baldrick

    Baldrick Registered Member

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    Until they remove the Facebook/Twitter nonsense I will not even give it a try...like manolito stated " I do not have a Facebook account nor do I have a Twitter account. AND I DO NOT WANT TO BECOME A FACEBOOK OR TWITTER USER.".

    I hope that they are a listening as I suspect that there are many potentially serious users who would like to check this out but are put off by this...well, have already stated what it is. :isay:
     
  10. Robin A.

    Robin A. Registered Member

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    I tried v. 3 beta, didnt´get across any Facebook/Twitter nonsense. I installed the program, created an image of the system (3 partitions) in an external USB disk. Average size, somewhat slower than IFL (as expected), faster than Macrium (also as expected in this hardware). I also created a boot ISO file and from it built a UFD, which booted without problem in UEFI boot mode.

    It seems to be another example of the new generation of "easy" to use imaging programs, similar to AOMEI but with more polished and better interfaces. And the ISO file is bootable, which doesn´t happen in AOMEI.
     
  11. JohnBurns

    JohnBurns Registered Member

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    Same here....I want no part of Faceboook or Twitter in any way! Deal breaker for me.
     
  12. zapjb

    zapjb Registered Member

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    No love for TwitFace?

    Same.
     
  13. V3nuo

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