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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Backup Software Glossary

Current glossary explains various terms that you may come across while working with Handy Backup or other backup software.

Handy Backup is a backup utility for Windows Servers and PCs that is famous for its flexibility and ease of use.

The glossary contains 227 terms. The current section Data for Backup contains 13 terms.

Other “Data for Backup” Terms

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    “Do a backup copy of saved passwords folder (usually stored by special password manager software like handy password) to be able to recover it in...”
  • Movie Clips
    “Using the computer to watch movie clips and cartoons has lately become very stylish; now, it is considered widely espoused among computer users. The...”
  • Online Image Backup: a Fine Approach for Disk Imaging
    “Online Image Backup is a complete copy of all hard drive data, which is made on a physical level, with no service interruption. Disk images are...”

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