Wednesday, April 08, 2009

DriveImage XML Backup System

This has probably been around for a while without my noticing—I focus on Linux tools for the most part so I'm sure I missed it.

Runtime Software's
DriveImage XML however is extremely cool! Free for personal use. "Hot Image" backups of drives that are in use, and other really cool stuff:
DriveImage XML is an easy to use and reliable program for imaging and backing up partitions and logical drives.

The program allows you to:
  • Backup logical drives and partitions to image files
  • Browse these images, view and extract files
  • Restore these images to the same or a different drive
  • Copy directly from drive to drive
  • Schedule automatic backups with your Task Scheduler
Image creation uses Microsoft's Volume Shadow Services (VSS), allowing you to create safe "hot images" even from drives currently in use.

Images are stored in XML files, allowing you to process them with 3rd party tools. Never again be stuck with a useless backup!

Restore images to drives without having to reboot...
You can create a boot CD to run DriveImage (not officially supported--but there is a video available to show you how).

There is no support for the Personal Edition, but there is a quick YouTube How-To video that will get you started using the application in no time.

I have already backed up my Windows XP partition with this amazing software, what are you waiting for? :-)

Get DriveImage XML Today!

PS Their GetDataBack application looks pretty awesome too. My Dad could have used this when his HDD crashed a while back... if we'd only known about it then.

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