Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by TheKid7, Aug 19, 2011.
Image for Windows/DOS/Linux 2.65a were released on August 18, 2011.
BootIt Bare Metal 1.04a was released on August 18, 2011.
Thanks. It seems that just when I get around to updating to the latest versions, another one comes out.
Testing Image For Windows and i really like it is much faster but i got a strange issue.. I make a backup of my partition C:= System, saving the backup image in partition D: and was all ok but when i see the IFW.LOG it says "Operation Completed with Error Code 0"
That "error" message means everything has been perfectly normal. It's only when the Error Code is not 0 that you should be "concerned". For example, Error Code 1 simply means you aborted IFW before the image had been completed. I can't recall seeing other Error Codes.
Thanks for that Brian. I wasn't aware of that...I can see how any Error Code message would cause alarm.
Good then thanks.
I'm a new user in IFW, you recommend some configuration for "Settings" and in "Compression" what you use?
In Settings I leave everything as Defaults.
For Compression I use the default of Standard.
The Options choices can be confusing.....
For Backup I use
Omit Page File Data
Omit Hibernation Data
Log Results to File
For Restore to the same HD I use (have to restore from a WinPE)
Validate Before Restore
Log Results to File
I like using the Validate options. Others don't use them at all.
Mainly I use IFD for restores but for those new to the TeraByte products, restoring with IFW in a WinPE is a more natural procedure.
Thanks for answer my questions.
Yeah restoring with IFD is graphically bad, but i created a Bart PE boot CD with IFW plugin, will use this.
Image for Windows/DOS/Linux Version 2.65b made available on August 22, 2011.
Using TeraByte's free CopyWipe program, could I copy C:\ to D:\ for instance, then copy D:\ back to C:\ after formatting C:\? I ask because I like to test out Linux distros, and having a copy of C:\ that I could just move back would be great.
there is a new version 2.65b
Look 3 posts above yours ^^^^^
IFD & IFL Changelog:
BootIt Bare Metal 1.04b was released.
Bumping once as I'm curious to see if anyone has done this.
Could you rephrase your question? Drive letters exist in the mind of the booted OS so when the computer is turned off there is no C: or D: drive. Sorry to be pedantic but I'm not sure what you are asking.
No problem, I did mangle my words a little.
Let's say we have Windows (Drive 0) and an external HDD (Drive 1). Using CopyWipe, could I copy Drive 0 to Drive 1, then at some stage reverse the process, after having formatted Drive 0? The optimal result being me able to boot Drive 0 back into Windows.
I wouldn't try it. It might work but it depends on the BIOS HD geometry of your computer. You are cloning from an internal HD to a USB external HD and back again. If the external HD was eSATA there wouldn't be a problem.
My preference would be to create an image of the OS on HD0 (you can store the image "anywhere") and restore that image when needed. 100% reliable. You could have images of your various Windows and Linux OS and restore the relevant image when needed.
I do have a second internal HDD (seen as HD2 under CopyWipe), perhaps that would be better suited to the job?
That would be fine as regards CopyWipe but I'd still prefer images. CopyWipe will use the whole of your second HD by duplicating free space as well as data. Images only copy data and the image can be compressed. So you should be able to put multiple images on your second HD.
I see your point. I think I'll invest in Image for DOS. I've been using it for the past few days and I'm really impressed by it, seems a rock solid product.
Just a suggestion but I'd buy the "Bundle" and you will get the works. The Bundle is $20 more but you may kick yourself later if you only buy IFD.
The Bundle gives you
BootIt BM with IFD GUI
I have uses for all modules. I particularly like IFD GUI as you can use your mouse instead of a keyboard and it can set up auto images and auto restores without you needing any knowledge of scripting.
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