Paragon Drive Backup 9 Professional - Free

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  1. bman412

    bman412 Registered Member

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    Is this feature available through the Recovery Media CD or only through hot backup using the Manage Backup Capsule Wizard?
     
  2. mick92z

    mick92z Registered Member

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    I just went to the site , it says ' time limited demo ' buy for £ 10.72. Guess I missed it
     
  3. Firebytes

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    I am using Paragon Drive Backup Professional (Free) and have a problem on my older computer that is running XP SP2. Drive Backup sees my external USB drive from within Windows but when I boot from the recovery disc it does not see it. Any way to fix this problem?

    (On my newer computer running XP SP2, Drive Backup can see my USB drive both from within WIndows and when booting from the recovery disc.)
     
  4. Paragon_Tony

    Paragon_Tony Former Paragon Moderator

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    Hi bman412,

    The Backup Capsule can only be created or reconfigured using the Windows installed version, or the Advanced WinPE Recovery CD. However, you can certainly backup to it and restore from it using Windows or either Recovery CD.

    The WinPE CD is only available for purchased Professional Editions and above. Free Editions and Giveaways do not include this.

    The Standard Recovery CD (Linux/DOS) will at least allow you to delete the capsule, but you must also perform Update MBR to remove the boot entries for it. View the following thread for more detail on correcting the master boot record: https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=252474
     
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  5. Paragon_Cisco

    Paragon_Cisco Paragon Moderator

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    Hello Firebytes,

    The recovery media has 3 different modes:

    "Normal" which is a Linux based has network and USB support
    "Safe Mode" which Dos based - No network or USB support
    "Low Graphics Mode" - Essentially a safe Dos mode (used for video compatibility issues) No network or USB support.

    Assuming you selected the default "Normal Mode", the recovery disk didn't recognize your USB controller. Here are some suggestions:
    • You can try another USB controller if you have one.
    • Purchase a new USB card.
    • Take out the internal drive of your old XP machine and connect both to your new box and do the restore.
    • If you purchase any of our Drive Backup products professional and higher you get a WinPE Advanced Recovery CD which is Vista based and will definitely see your external USB drive. It also allows you to add drivers for network and RAID controllers on the fly as needed.
    Note: WinPE requires 512mb of RAM or higher
     
  6. Firebytes

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    OK, that explains it. I had to use safe mode on the one system as it couldn't handle normal mode for some reason. It's an older system and I think it doesn't have enough video memory or something to handle normal mode. I found another freeware disc imaging software that uses a Linux based recovery media that does work on it. I will continue to use Paragon on the other newer system. Thanks for the help.
     
  7. aigle

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    Can anyone tell me what is the speed difference between these:

    DOS recovery CD
    Linux CD
    WinPE CD

    I mean which one is fastest.

    Also how can I make a DOS CD. I just found an ISO thgat is linux based I guess. Thanks
     
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  8. Paragon_Tommy

    Paragon_Tommy Paragon Moderator

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    Hello Aigle,

    The Linux and DOS disks are on the same CD and ISO file. When you boot into the disk, normal mode is linux, and safe mode is DOS.

    WinPE CD is a separate ISO and download inside your account (Professional and Server only).

    Linux seems to boot up the quickest and by default offer the widest range of hardware support. DOS is quick but lack network, usb, and raid support. WinPE is essentially compatible with all hardware provided with drivers but takes the longest to load.

    I hope that helped clarify things.

    -Tommy
     
  9. MudCrab

    MudCrab Imaging Specialist

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    I prefer using WinPE. In my experience, the little extra time booting is more than made up for in the time saved doing a backup or restore. I usually get about 4GB/min. in WinPE (as in Windows). I also like the fact that it uses standard Windows drivers. In my particular case, I have various WinPE setups configured to boot from an internal drive so they load extremely quickly.
     
  10. Firebytes

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    I didn't have access to the WinPE ISO download from my account with the free version of Drive Backup Professional. Should I have?
     
  11. renegade08

    renegade08 Registered Member

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    I think that he already answered.

     
  12. aigle

    aigle Registered Member

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    Thanks but what about speed of actual backup and restore in linux and WinPE( not the boot time)?
     
  13. Firebytes

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    Thanks for pointing that out. I either missed that part earlier or just forgot about it.
     
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