O&O DiskImage 6 released today

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by napoleon1815, Sep 6, 2011.

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  1. napoleon1815

    napoleon1815 Registered Member

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    Just thought I'd let you all know in case anyone is interested...thanks.

    Important Features at a Glance
    •Image an entire computer with the push of a button
    •Create images of system and data drives
    •Clone drives and entire disks
    •NEW: File backup: Backup and restore individual files and/or folders
    •IMPROVED: Machine Independent Restoration (M.I.R.)
    •NEW: Monitoring and advanced warning of security risks
    •NEW: Start CD based on Windows 7 (compatible with XP and Vista)
    •NEW: Mount data from ISO files
    •Express view of main features
    •Advanced burning on CD/DVD/Blu-ray/HD-DVD
    •Works with Microsoft Virtual PC Disks (VHD)
    •NEW: Program interface is even more user-friendly
     
  2. treehouse786

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    i always liked OO and i would probably be using it if it weren't for the fact that it had so many damn startup entries (startup entries drive me mad)
     
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    File Backup :thumb:
     
  4. napoleon1815

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    Yeah I can see that...offline images avoid all that which is what I do. Yes, file backup is long overdue and nice to see. :)
     
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    I tested the trial. It looks ok but I don't know that I will bother to upgrade unless it does differential backups a lot faster than v5 did.
     
  6. Robin A.

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    It seems that the price ($29) includes the WinPE disc. What happened with the BuildPE program was distributed with the betas and allowed to build a WinPE for free?
     
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    Still you be allowed to build it for free, but you have now to pay for the main program, where as the beta was free for testing. When you built the WinPE in beta, you had to input the serial key for beta testers supplied by them. Now you have to input the actul key bought with the program.
     
  8. napoleon1815

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    If it's anything like DiskImage 5, the WinPE it comes with will be the only one you use. I'd be curious - and surprised - if they left an option available to make your own.
     
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    Robin,

    Check out these videos...one shows how to use the WinPE builder...

    http://www.oo-software.com/en/products/oodiskimage/video
     
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    the differential is still painfully slow. which i dont get... it almost takes as much time as a full back up does. i own v5 and will not buying v6
     
  11. napoleon1815

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    That's too bad...I don't get it. I don't do incrementals so I haven't seen this myself. Thanks for the input.
     
  12. Robin A.

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    From the User´s Guide:

    "Note: O&O*DiskImage compares each sector of the existing image with the corresponding sector of the imaged (source) disk while creating an image of the changes. This might take up some more time than a complete image. However, the image of the changes takes up much less space than a complete image."
     
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    Thanks for posting this review. I was looking the other night for any and didn't see any. I am still confused by the WinPE...it seems (based on their website and manual) that you just download the WinPE ISO like before, burn it, and boot from it...this review, however, points out needing the AIK from Microsoft.
     
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    The beta version 6, required WAIK and a serial key, which was provided to the beta testors. Also, a link was provided for downlaod to use with WAIK.

    Best regards,

    KOR!
     
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    Therefore, in this regard it is like Terabyte Image For Windows.

    Best regards,

    KOR!
     
  17. napoleon1815

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    Thanks for the insights KOR.
     
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    Thanks for letting us know. I won't be upgrading either mostly for that reason. I guess I could complain to them. Maybe they don't know anyone is bothered by it. I find this program highly reliable but why does it take this thing and hour and a half to do a differential when Acronis can do it in 5 minutes? Rhetorical question by the way, I don't expect anyone here knows.
     
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    O&O sent out a coupon today for anyone who beta tested...$10 off (list for Pro version is $29, $49 for Family which is three licenses of Pro). Thanks.
     
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    FYI...I picked this up last night after using a code from being a beta tester (so it was very cheap)...it appears you download a full WinPE ISO after purchase like it was before...that is, you aren't creating it. It's based on their BlueCon recovery CD (scaled back)...same as DiskImage 5. I am not sure if there is still a way to make your own, but based on what I got it seems very much cut and dry. I actually prefer their CD as it has a bunch of useful tools on it, like disk management, a reg editor, web browser, etc.
     
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    thanks for the info napoleon :thumb:
     
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    Use code: CUA-VM2-RJU and it is $12.38 USD instead of $29.00 USD

    Best regards,

    KOR!
     
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    Thanks KOR! Even cheaper than what I paid. :)
     
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    Hi all,

    Do you know what happens if O&O proprietary snapshot component is not installed (using custom install). Will VSS be used instead for opened drives (such as C:)? I have trouble finding any explicit reference in the documentation.

    Thanks.
     
  25. napoleon1815

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    Hmmm...good question...I can try this out on my test laptop but I won't be in front of it until tonight.
     
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