R-Drive Image Update

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  1. napoleon1815

    napoleon1815 Registered Member

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    Starting a new thread to avoid confusion based on the title of my old thread. There have been several updates in January, the lastest on the 31st:

    "R-Drive Image 4.7 build 4737
    by R-tt Team » Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:16 am

    A new build of R-Drive Image version 4.7 is available for download.
    Bugfixes:
    - The latest builds (4735-4736) incorrectly processed the list of e-mail notification receivers in tasks and scripts. Fixed.R-tt Team
    R-tt Team Member"

    ..also, wanted to post these changes from the 26th as there were many I know people were asking for:

    "R-Drive Image 4.7 build 4735
    by R-tt Team » Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:10 am

    R-Drive Image v4.7 build 4733
    New features:
    + New disk object descriptors are introduced into the -s and -d script parameters. These descriptors allow R-Drive Image to use more disk characteristics, like disk serial number, name, and capacity, and alike to identify disk objects. Previously, only disk and partition number were used which might confuse R-Drive Image when a disk configuration of the computer has been changed.
    + The "Сheck the image file immediately upon its creation" option is added to the startup version.
    + A new option"Also apply the settings before creating a new image" is added to the backup set parameters. If this option is selected, the settings will be applied twice, before and after a new image file has been created. For example, if the number of files is set to 2, and there are 2 files already, one file will be deleted before a new image file will be created. This may be necessary if there's not enough space for 3 image files.

    Improvements:
    * Free disk space is re-evaluated when the Refresh button is clicked.
    * Driver loading is improved. Disabled drivers now are turned on and then loaded. Previously, disabled drivers might not loaded.
    * A new kernel is in the startup version.

    Bugfixes:
    - Total progress bar might move erratically during backup and check image. Fixed.
    - R-Drive Image might incorrectly determine hard disk layout upon clicking the Refresh button when it had been changed externally. (A new partition had been created in the Disk manager, for example.) Fixed.
    - The disk letter of the last restored partition on the disk might not appear. Fixed."
     
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  2. napoleon1815

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    Another R-Drive Image update...

    R-Drive Image v4.7.4738
    by R-tt Team » Fri Jun 08, 2012 3:52 am

    A new build of R-Drive Image version 4.7 is available for download.
    Improvements:
    * A new linux kernel in the startup version.
     
  3. napoleon1815

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    New version out...v5!

    "R-Drive Image 5.0.5000

    by R-tt Team » Thu Nov 15, 2012 5:40 am

    A new version of R-Drive Image version 5.0 is available for download.
    New features:
    + A new faster and more robust disk processing engine. A lot of bugs are fixed; R-Drive Image became more stable and reliable.
    + Separate files can be restored from images.
    + Support for several languages in GUI and help.
    + A startup version with GUI.
    + A new image format with a new file extension, .rdr. The old image formats are still supported.

    Improved.
    * Disk signature collision resolution for disk to disk copy.

    Fixed:
    - Many cosmetic bugs are fixed.
    - R-Drive Image might incorrectly create / delete / rename folders in which image files are to be saved. Fixed.
    - There were some incompatibilities between image formats in R-Drive Image and R-Studio. Fixed.
    - R-Drive Image might incorrect process changes in the drive/disk structure when those changes are made when R-Drive was running. Fixed.
    - Sometimes when Do not connect was selected for the Drive letter for the selected partition parameter on the Restore/Copy Parameters tab, R-Drive Image still assigned a letter to the disk. Fixed.
    - R-Drive Image could create and open image files only with the maximum name length shorter by 4 characters than OS allowed. Fixed.
    - R-Drive Image might crash when saving image files to CD/DVD discs. Fixed.
    - Under Windows 7, a disk might turn offline if it was locked while R-Drive Image attempted to copy or restore data to it. Disk Management warned that its disk signature collided with another disk and thus it required initialization. Fixed.
    - R-Drive Image might disconnect without any warning an image connected as a virtual disk when a file was opened by some program. Fixed.
    - R-Drive Image might be abruptly closed by pressing the Esc key. Fixed.
    - R-Drive Image might incorrectly set the Free space before parameter for a restored / copied partition on the Restore / Copy Parameters panel if there’s another partition before. Fixed.
    - It was impossible to create multi-file images in the Create an Image action and Scheduler. Fixed.
    - Task renaming worked incorrectly in Scheduler. Fixed.
    - Tasks couldn’t be edited with a keyboard. Fixed.
    - Sometimes it was impossible to register R-Drive Image with an OEM demo key. Fixed.
    - Scheduler didn’t work in the BartPE version. Fixed.
    - Help didn’t work in the BartPE version. Fixed.
    - OEM registration keys didn’t work in BartPE version. Fixed.
    - The Configure startup media troubleshooting options checkbox was always enabled every time a startup version was created. Fixed.
    - Many cosmetic bugs are fixed in the TUI and GUI startup version.
    - Non-Latin characters weren’t shown properly in the TUI and GUI startup version. Fixed.
    - The startup version couldn’t open files with non-Latin characters created by Windows. Fixed.
    - In the startup version, it was possible to connect the same network drive several times. Fixed.
    - The startup version didn’t correctly process the information about connected network drives. Fixed.
    - It was possible to enter an incorrect path for the image file in the GUI startup version. Fixed.
    - Disk partitions copied from another disks or restored from images in the TUI or GUI startup version required initializing to be visible in Windows 7. Fixed."
     
  4. napoleon1815

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    FYI...this update is really good. If you've used this before or haven't yet, v5 is worth checking out. Solid.
     
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    + A startup version with GUI.

    Its quite great,

    but I think RDI still does not have enough attractives compare to other imaging app.
     
  6. Jim1cor13

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    Thank you napoleon for the update :)

    I used r-drive years version 3 years ago back in 2006 I think, and it was very solid running on Win XP Pro at the time. They had numerous issues with version 4 over the last few years, and it is good to hear version 5 seems to be a good improvement. Their version 3 that I had used years back never let me down that I recall. I hope their version 5 does well and proves as reliable as the old version 3 I used to use.
     
  7. napoleon1815

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    As expected after a major release, a new version:

    "R-Drive Image v5.0.5001
    by R-tt Team » Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:43 am

    A new build of R-Drive Image 5.0 is available for download.
    New features:
    + Support for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012.

    Bugfixes:
    - The Read from disk failed message couldn't be closed by clicking the Cancel or Close button. Fixed.
    - R-Drive Image could create an object on the target disk even when the source disk disappeared (when an external USB disk had been disconnected before clicking the Start button on the Processing panel, for example). Fixed.
    - R-Drive Image might report about any backup operation as ”sector by sector backup”. Fixed.
    - R-Drive Image GUI startup version didn’t report some information in its System Dump. Fixed."
     
  8. napoleon1815

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    Another new version with some corrections from the major release...

    "R-Drive Image v5.0.5002
    by R-tt Team » Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:16 am

    A new build of R-Drive Image 5.0 is available for download.
    Improvements:
    * The startup version of R-Drive Image regularly flashes its file and disk cache during its work with images and disks, which enhances program performance if the computer unexpectedly crashes.
    * R-Drive Image can now connect partitions with hibernated file system.

    Bugfixes:
    - In the startup text-only version, it was possible to unselect all partitions on the disk and keep the entire disk selected. Fixed.
    - It was impossible to open a file in R-Drive Image by a double click. Fixed."
     
  9. napoleon1815

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    Another update to their new release...

    "R-Drive Image v5.0.5003
    by R-tt Team » Thu Dec 06, 2012 2:48 am

    A new build of R-Drive Image 5.0 is available for download.
    Improvements:
    * The “Default clocksource” option is added to the troubleshooting options to eliminate some problems when loading to the xen server.

    Bugfixes:
    - When an HFS+ or Ext2/3/4 partition was copied / restored under Windows with a changes size, the unable to lock error might appear. Fixed."
     
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    "R-Drive Image 5.0.5004
    by R-tt Team » Tue Dec 11, 2012 1:26 pm

    Improvements:
    * The R-Drive Image startup version is based on Linux kernel 3.6.9.

    Bugfixes:
    - R-Drive Image might freeze during enumerating possible copy methods. Fixed."
     
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    "R-Drive Image 5.0.5005
    by R-tt Team » Tue Dec 18, 2012 1:27 pm

    A new build of R-Drive Image version 5.0 is available for download.
    Bugfixes:
    - R-Drive Image was unable to make a RAW hdd copy to an hdd with the GPT layout. Fixed.
    - The progress bar couldn’t run to the finish when startup floppies were created. Fixed.
    - Incorrect word hyphenation in the license agreement in the TUI version. Fixed.
    - An incorrect option name on the device selection for OEM System Recovery in the Russian version. Fixed.
    - Incorrect partition selection when Restore files or folders and Restore disks or partitions options are selected on the Restore Mode Selection panel. Fixed."
     
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    "R-Drive Image 5.0.5006
    by R-tt Team » Fri Dec 28, 2012 11:36 am

    A new build of R-Drive Image version 5.0 is available for download.
    Bugfixes:
    - The startup version (GUI and TUI) didn’t show compound and interchanging dynamic volumes in the file/folder structure. Fixed.
    - The startup version might start too long. Fixed.
    - The progress bar might fliker too frequently. Fixed.R-tt Team
    R-tt Team Member"
     
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    "R-Drive Image 5.0.5007
    by R-tt Team » Sat Dec 29, 2012 2:22 pm

    A new build of R-Drive Image version 5.0 is available for download.
    Bugfixes:
    - The startup version of R-Drive Image might crash when files were being saved or opened. Fixed."
     
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    "R-Drive Image 5.0.5009
    by R-tt Team » Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:41 am

    A new build of R-Drive Image version 5.0 is available for download.
    Improvements:
    * R-Drive Image shows now empty space objects for all partition layout types, not only for MBR.

    Bugfixes:
    - R-Drive Image created a RAW partition on the target disk even when the source disk had been removed before the restore process began. (The Read from disk failed error appeared.) Fixed.
    - R-Drive Image could incorrectly display the destination disk structure on the Object Selection panel when attempting to copy something to the locked destination disk. Fixed.
    - It was impossible to switch options on the Disk Signature Collision panel by clicking an option itself, only the radio button. Fixed.
    - During the restore / copy action, R-Drive Image might show an incorrect disk structure when switching back from the Restore/Copy Parameters panel to the Image Object Selection (Object Selection) panel and refreshing the disk structure. Fixed.
    - R-Drive Image might crash when disconnecting a connected virtual disk. Fixed."
     
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    5.1 is out!

    "R-Drive Image 5.1 (build 5100)
    by R-tt Team » Tue Feb 05, 2013 1:48 pm

    A new version of R-Drive Image version 5.1 is available for download.
    New features:
    + Support for the ReFS file system (Resilient File System), a new local file system Microsoft has introduced in its Windows 2012 Server. All disk actions are supported, except partition resizing."
     
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    "R-Drive Image 5.1.5101
    by R-tt Team » Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:47 pm

    A new build of R-Drive Image version 5.1 is available for download.
    Improvements:
    * Linux kernel 3.7.8 is used in the startup version.
    * Drivers for Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller are added to the startup version

    Bugfixes:
    - The log file couldn’t be saved to a network computer. Fixed.
    - The default name wasn’t specified when the image file was to be saved to a network computer. Fixed."
     
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    R-Drive Image 5.1.5102

    Postby R-tt Team » Mon Jul 08, 2013 12:02 pm

    A new build of R-Drive Image version is available for download.
    Improvements:
    * A new kernel 3.9.8 for the startup version.

    Bugfixes:
    - The CD/DVD startup verison might sometimes not start under some BIOSes. Fixed.
    - Incorrect empty log field processing after saving the log file on a remote computer. Fixed.
    - R-Drive Image didn't sometimes insert a default image file name after saving an image file to a remote computer. Fixed.
    - It was possible to specify an invalid disk character in a file path. Fixed.
    - It was impossible to connect virtual NTFS disks under Windows 2000. Fixed.
    - Incorrect processing of multi-file image of a system disk. Fixed.
    - It was impossible to disconnect a connected virtual ReFS disk under Windows 2000.
    - R-Drive Image didn't show the media size on the OEM System Recovery Media Options panel. Fixed.
     
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    if i have a lic key for the older 4.7 will it work with the newest version? i had some issues in the past so i have not looked at this for a while but i think i may try it out again. how do they work as far as lic'ing goes for updates?
     
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    No I don't think so. I had the same situation and had to buy another.

    Not sure on your other question...will have to check the website. Hope it works for you!
     
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    not worth it to buy another one imo. i checked the site and i saw no where it said anything about updates i had hoped it would work. ill send them a email and ask about it but not going to buy a lic and each time they upgrade from say 5 to 6 now ill have to buy another...
     
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    They have upgrade fees that cover 1Yr maintenance, including major version, I think it's worth the money because it is excellent. The new version 5 uses another image format (.rdr) but also can create incremental and differential versions from the old format. Full backward compatibility.
     
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    R-Drive Image 5.1.5104
    by R-tt Team » Sat Jul 27, 2013 4:53 am

    A new build of R-Drive Image version is available for download.
    Improvements:
    * R-Drive Image now can access network drives already connected by a standard user.
    * R-Drive Image now includes the info about the image file size and remaining free space in its e-mail report.

    Bugfixes:
    - Incorrect work when recovering system disk images stored on several CD/DVD discs. Fixed.
    - Slow typing of file name when a CD/DVD drive is selected as the image file destination. Fixed.
     
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    R-Drive Image 5.1.5105
    by R-tt Team » Thu Sep 05, 2013 12:10 pm

    A new build of R-Drive Image version is available for download.
    Bugfixes:
    - R-Drive Image might rarely crash when restoring a partition. Fixed.
     
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    R-Drive Image v5.2.5201

    by R-tt Team » Wed Oct 16, 2013 11:12 am

    A new build of R-Drive Image version is available for download.
    Improvements:
    * Linux 3.11.4 kernel in the startup version.

    Bugfixes:
    The startup version incorrectly mounted NTFS partitions on HDDs with 4KB logical sector size. Fixed.
    The startup version couldn't see RAIDs 5 created in the intel chipset BIOS. Fixed.
    The startup version couldn't see HDDs when started under MS Hyper-V on Win8/2012. Fixed.
     
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    nobody appears to use this software here.
     
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