R-Drive Image is a potent utility providing disk image files creation for backup or duplication purposes.
A disk image file contains the exact, byte-by-byte copy of a hard
drive, partition or logical disk and can be created with various
compression levels on the fly without stopping Windows OS and therefore
without interrupting your business. These drive image files can then be
stored in a variety of places, including various removable media such
as CD-R(W)/DVD, Iomega Zip or Jazz disks, etc.
restores the images on the original disks, on any other partitions or
even on a hard drive's free space on the fly. To restore system and
other locked partitions R-Drive Image is switched to the pseudo-graphic
mode directly from Windows or bootable version created by the utility
is launched from CD disc or diskettes.
R-Drive Image is one of
the best backup and disaster recovery solutions to prevent losing your
data after a fatal system failure.
Using R-Drive Image, you can
completely and rapidly restore your system after heavy data loss caused
by an operating system crash, virus attack or hardware failure. You can
also use R-Drive Image for mass system deployment when you need to
setup many identical computers. In other words, you can manually setup
one system only, create an image of the system, and then deploy it on
all other computers, saving your time and costs. If you need to restore
only certain files from a disk image, you can connect that image as a
virtual disk and copy those files directly from the disk image using
Windows Explorer or any other file utility.
* A simple wizard interface - no in-depth computer management skills are required.
* On-the-fly actions: Image files are created on-the-fly, no need to
stop and restart Windows. All other disk writes are stored in a cache
until the image is created. Data from image files are restored
on-the-fly as well, except on a system partition. Data to the system
partition can be restored either by restarting R-Drive Image in its
pseudo-graphic mode directly from Windows, or by using specially
created startup disks.
* Image files compression. Image files can be compressed to save free storage space.
* Removable media support. Image files can be stored on removable media.
* Network support. R-Drive Image bootable CD version supports disk
image file creation and restoration over Microsoft network (CIFS
* Pseudo-graphic mode. Restart to the pseudo-graphic
mode directly from Windows to restore data to the system and other
locked partitions. No need to use startup disks any more.
Extended List of the supported devices. The list of hardware supported
by R-Drive Image bootable versions has been extended. VIEW THE LIST
* USB 2.0 devices support in the pseudo-graphic mode. With hard drives
prices constantly going down, an external IDE-USB 2.0 HDD case with an
appropriate hard drive is an ideal (fast and reliable) solution for
notebooks and sealed PCs to backup system and other partitions that can
be restored only in the pseudo-graphic mode. Do not use numerous
unreliable CD discs and slow CD/DVD recorders any more. Remember: with
the incremental backup, this hard drive is not to be too large.
Bootable version. Special bootable disks (either 2 floppy disks or one
CD) can be created to restore data to the system partition.
Individual files and folders restoration. A disk image can be connected
as a read-only virtual drive and its content can be viewed and copied.
* Image files splitting. Drive images can be split into several files to fit a storage medium.
* Image Protection. Disk image files can be password-protected and contain comments.
* File system conversion. The file system of the restored disk can be
converted to another one (FAT16 to FAT32 and vise versa.).
partition creation. Data from a disk image can be restored on a free
(unpartitioned) space on any place on a hard drive. The size of the
restored partition can be changed.
* Partition replacement. Data
from a disk image can be restored on other existing partitions. R-Drive
Image deletes such partitions and restores data on that free space.
* Disk to Disk copy. An entire disk can be directly copied on another one.
* Image files verification. You may check if your image files are good before you store them or restore data from them.
* Scheduler. A time for disk image creation may be scheduled and the process can be run in unattended mode.
* Script creation for frequent or unattended actions. Such scripts for
creating an image file and appending data to an existing image file are
created from the R-Drive Image interface the same way the actual action
is performed. Scripts are executed from a command line and such command
can be included to any command file.
* Action Report. When disk
image is successfully created or the action fails the report can be
automatically sent over e-mail or an external application can be
New R-Drive Image features in version 4.x :
* Windows Vista and 64 bit processors support. New R-Drive Image
version supports all Windows Vista operating systems and 64 bit
* Acceleration of image creation and disc copy
operations. Asynchronous I/O and distributed the zlib compression
library were added among different processors. As a result, users can
see up to 200% speed gains in image creation and disc copy operations.
* Differential image creation. When the incremental/differential backup
is being created, the differential image can be created by comparing
the current data with the 128-bit hash of the original data without
reading the main image. That speeds up the process of creating the
incremental/differential image in any case, but also no need to change
the original discs when writing the image to CD/DVD discs.
* Incremental image creation mode. In the previous versions the differential mode was available only.
* A bootable module can be written to a CD/DVD disc together with the
image data. Thus it is possible to create one CD/DVD disc to boot and
to restore the system.
* Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Service
(VSS) support. In order to create a point-in-time snapshot of a
database, the servers like Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SQL and Oracle
are notified before backup process begins. The technology allows
synchronizing the servers' database and creating the correct copies of
* Dynamic Disks and BSD slices support.
Dynamic disks and BSD slices can be backup, restored and copied. The
feature is supported in both Windows and bootable versions of R-Drive
image. You may create an image of one disk or a volume of any type and
then restore the image back to a dynamic or basic disk. However when
such image is restored you may not change a size or other
characteristics of the target disk. When you restore a dynamic disk
image to a basic disk, the basic disk remains basic and is not
converted to the dynamic disk.
* A flexible control over CD/DVD writing. That allows limiting the writing speed and cashing in the ISO file.
* Improved file format of the image created by the application.
* Writing to NTFS partitions. Now the R-Drive Image bootable version
(based on the Linux kernel) supports writing to NTFS partitions as well
as R-Drive Image Windows version.
R-Drive Image 4.6.4600
Size: 12 MB
R-Drive Image 4.6.4600 Portable
Size: 14 MB
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