New Drive Snapshot build released.

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by Aaron Here, Dec 10, 2010.

  1. pb1

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    This is an old Winpe iso.
     
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    @zorro51 - the age of the PE is not that important... as long as it has the disk APIs that SnapShot uses (they've been in almost all WinPEs since VISTA), Snapshot will work just fine.

    Please see your PMs...
     
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    here bootable image it dont tested www.drivesnapshot.de/download/snapboot.iso
    alternative way to create winpe with drive snapshot support is mistyPE
    which provide easy way to keep it updated
     
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    Hey, Froggman, are you handing out something better? If so, hook me up to!
     
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    MistyPE.2018.01.21.zip 117.23MB
     
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    new version updated mostly for windows 10
    here you can download older version
     
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    What's wrong with the newest version? Can't it also work to Windows 7-8 as well?

    And if not, it might be helpful if reboot.pro spelled it out exactly which D/L is for what version O/S, unless their interchangeable-compatible across platforms.

    This stuff always drives me crazy :confused: and is why imaging specialist is never been a badge I want to touch with a ten foot pole :eek:
     
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    latest version work with 7-8



    i used old version does not updated to latest and work fine
    i used to make winpe from 7sp1 final output size for 32bit pe is around ~220mb depend add all stuff or not
    plus i think if you have bootable usb with winpe you can just run it from usb so not need to add pe itself
    someine should test it :)
     
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    Super Cool. Much thanks.

    Since this is DS thread I won't go into any detail on picking up this little help as well.
    https://wimlib.net/

    @Brian K is let loose with some interesting bits and pieces to make Drive Snapshot 64 sing while dancing :isay:
     
  11. Brian K

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    Latest restore batch file. It calculates the drive letters for you...

    Code:
    for %%f in (C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W) do if exist %%f:\DS_backup\ set BACKUP=%%f:
    for %%f in (C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W) do if exist %%f:\User_Files\ set EXE=%%f:
    %EXE%\User_Files\snapshot64.exe --EntireDisk %BACKUP%\DS_backup\C.sna HD1
    wpeutil reboot
    This will do an Entire Drive restore on a UEFI or MBR system.
     
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    Great day of the morning.

    You have no idea @Brian K how much we appreciate these lines of DS Commands, and especially to the Restore end of matters.

    DS was never a learning curve so to speak when it came to imaging any backups, (no brainer) but the restore part was sometimes a stopper for some of us until wrapping some thinking around how to approach those, via USB tether to an external disk, CD, DVD, or what's more common anymore, USB Flash Booters. But automating the functions in a batch is been something of a puzzle for some of us.
     
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    :thumb:

    Could someone put a consolidated downloadable backup and restore command manual somewhere sticky for the future?

    Better still, the dev should have this on his site.
     
  14. Brian K

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    I've posted batch files for single partition and Entire Drive backup/restore. But no-one has put up their hand and said "that works for me too". Am I helping anyone?
     
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    Will be setting some of those up for a first run on this end real soon and definitely will let you know how well they perform or ready some questions on the outcomes.
     
  16. Brian K

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    Thanks EASTER, I'm looking forward to your feedback.

    Here is a summary of the batch files. See previous page for HD and PartNo.

    Single partition backup

    Code:
    snapshot64.exe C: "D:\DS_backups\C.sna" -R -L0 -o -Go


    Single partition restore (updated)

    Code:
    for %%f in (C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W) do if exist %%f:\DS_backup\ set BACKUP=%%f:
    for %%f in (C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W) do if exist %%f:\User_Files\ set EXE=%%f:
    %EXE%\User_Files\snapshot64.exe "%BACKUP%\DS_backups\C.sna" HD1:4
    wpeutil reboot
    Typo corrected in above script



    Entire drive backup

    Code:
    snapshot64.exe HD1:* "D:\DS_backup\$DISK.sna" -Go -R -o -L0


    Entire drive restore

    Code:
    for %%f in (C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W) do if exist %%f:\DS_backup\ set BACKUP=%%f:
    for %%f in (C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W) do if exist %%f:\User_Files\ set EXE=%%f:
    %EXE%\User_Files\snapshot64.exe --EntireDisk "%BACKUP%\DS_backup\C.sna" HD1
    wpeutil reboot
     
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    Appreciate the wrap up on this much @Brian K. I'm certain many of us do and took exact notes. I did. :thumb:

    In addition I highly second and agree with @paulderdash that it should be made a sticky. This is a huge resource and immediate help for those who like DS for it's so very simple backup capability but maybe just like myself, could use a little extra nudge in the right direction when it comes to carrying out the restores without much fuss.
     
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    +1 Thanks Brian. :thumb:

    (That said my 7 year old Dell XPS has finally given up the ghost 'Unmountable Boot Volume' :rolleyes:. Not much I can do there, not even MR boot disk or Win 10 disk works now. :eek::D ).
     
  19. Brian K

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    Paul,

    I'd try restoring an image to a new HD.
     
  20. EASTER

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    100% exactly what I also just suffered this past weekend. When it finally toasted for the final time, couldn't even get an ID from common USB Tools I use to access Windows in a parallel split fashion.

    Use your Restored/Saved Image to apply as @Brian K instructed to a new HDD. It will breathe new life back into you and the PC again. :thumb:

    One thing I seemed to have learned and it keeps repeating on me is that when that dreaded reallocated sector Yellow Warning shows up, the clock starts ticking down to midnight. Maybe some HDD's can squeeze out longer times, but when it shows up on mine, they eventually pop and go down without even a whimper. Just that message on the screen that tells you, ok, we get that this time. :gack:
     
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    It was already a manufacturer-replaced HD. Won't bother now, that laptop has had it's day!
    Yeah, one plays chicken with the Yellow Warning. Just wish now I'd uninstalled any licensed software.

    Sorry for the OT.
     
  22. Brian K

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    Typo corrected in Reply #1166
     
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    Glad you caught/corrected it because some us wouldn't have noticed I think.
     
  24. Brian K

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    Single partition differential backup

    Code:
    snapshot64.exe C: D:\DS_backup\diff.sna -hD:\DS_backup\C.hsh -Go -R -L0


    Single partition differential restore

    Code:
    for %%f in (C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W) do if exist %%f:\DS_backup\ set BACKUP=%%f:
    for %%f in (C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W) do if exist %%f:\User_Files\ set EXE=%%f:
    %EXE%\User_Files\snapshot64.exe "%BACKUP%\DS_backup\diff.sna" HD1:4
    wpeutil reboot
    
    
     
  25. Brian K

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    It wasn't dangerous. I had an extra : so the restore would have aborted. I also removed Go from the restore as a restore is faster without Go. Go is fine with a backup.
     
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