Hard Disk Image Backup
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Hard drive image backup is a complete snapshot of “physical” HDD contents, i.e. a disk copy based on sectors, rather than on separate files. It includes data that can’t be copied with ordinary files-based system queries, and provides the most complete and accurate backup of a hard disk.
To create an image backup, you need a disk imaging software, such as Handy Backup.
Version 7.7.6, built on January 26, 2016
HDD image backup is created through low-level disk copying which gives no regard to the file system and allows you to backup operating system, boot records, applications, etc. This is an all-in-one backup of your PC data!
Unlike files-based backup which requires you to reinstall operating system and all applications manually, hard drive imaging technology delivers higher results, and terrifically reduces time and efforts required for restoration.
Disk imaging software can be effectively used for hard drive cloning purposes. For example, restoring one image backup to several computers can be used to set up multiple identical systems. To learn more, read how to clone hard drive.
Version 7.7.6, built on January 26, 2016 . 54.2 MB Backup Software from Novosoft LLC. 99 USD per license.
To create HDD image backup, or take advantage of hard disk cloning, you need Handy Backup Professional edition, or higher.
Handy Backup delivers a fast and easy image backup of the entire hard drive, or any chosen partition, and supports all types of local and external HDDs (including USB and FireWire drives).
Since disk-based approach to backups provides the most effective data protection against operating system crashes, hardware failures, and other disasters, it is highly recommended for both home and business environments.
Users of Handy Backup Server Network are also allowed to create disk images of remote workstations, on a client-server scheme. Learn more about Handy Backup Server Network.
For a complete guide to how to create hard drive image backups, please refer to Image Backup section in the User Manual.
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Fast System Restoration - how fast?
Pretty fast owing to hard drive imaging technology.В
Is Hard Disk Image Backup Handy Backup for disaster recovery? I`m hesitating my PC is able to hold the program.
We`d recommend to use Handy Backup Home Standard for backing up of files on home PC. Hard disk image is suitable for structure copying.В В
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2016/01/26 - Version 7.7.6: Mixed Backup and Smarter Scheduler
System Backup - back up operating system with all drivers, applications and registry entries
Partition Backup - back up individual HDD partitions, no matter if they belong to Windows, Linux, MacOS or other platforms
Bootable Backup - learn how to create a bootable backup and recovery drive
Complete Backup - different approaches to complete PC backup
Back up to External Drives - keep a data snapshot of at an external USB or FireWire drive
Drivers Backup - move the specific set of drivers to the safe place
Handy Backup has a powerful feature called Disk Image which provides the most effective data protection against operating system crashes, hardware failures, and other disasters. Whether you want to upgrade your hard disk to a larger one, or on the contrary, move your system to a smaller HDD, you can easily do it with the help of a hard drive image. All you need to do is to create a backup and then restore it to a different location and the new drive will be immediately ready for work. Handy Backup is a powerful disk imaging solution that works great in all of the disk backup-related cases.
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