Disk Image

Disk image, also called a disk clone, is an exact copy of a computer′s hard drive. The image-based copy includes all the partition information, boot sectors, the file allocation table, operating system installation and application software.

Disk images are used to transfer a hard drive′s contents during a hardware upgrade, to restore a hard drive′s contents during disaster recovery or when a hard drive is erased, and to transfer the contents of a hard drive from one computer to another.

The process of creating a disk image is called disk imagine or disk cloning. Typically, special disk imaging software is required to copy the hard drive data.

Disk Image Plug-in

To keep up with the developing technologies, we have developed a special plug-in for Handy Backup. Now our users have an opportunity to either back up individual files and folders, or use the Image Backup feature which allows creating a complete backup (HDD image) of the entire hard drive including the operating system, applications, user settings and data files.

The Disk Image plug-in is included into the following products:

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