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UEFI backup and MFT backup allow saving and restoring a structure of a bootable drive or a partition, including file records and boot components. Handy Backup saves both MFT and UEFI data when recording a disk image through either Drive Image or System Recovery component.
Version 8.2.1, built on 15 January 2021 112 MB
MFT is a Master File Table, the main component of non-UEFI drive data structure. Along with MBR (Master Boot Record), the MFT allocates all data describing files on a particular drive or partition. Starting from Windows 8, the UEFI replaces MBR, and the GPT replaces MFT on newer drives.
UEFI is a modern, advanced boot technique replacing the old Legacy boot based on MBR and MFT. All modern OS including Mac OS X, Linux and Windows use UEFI to make a bootable volume. UEFI replaces Legacy mode, not expands it. Therefore, we need new methods to backup UEFI.
The answer is simple: UEFI and MFT backup requires a duplicating, low-level hard drive backup technique (such as provided by the dd data duplicating utility). Handy Backup contains instruments for this operation, allowing precise MFT and UEFI backup and restore actions.
Most data-copying programs require some special approach to back up UEFI data. In case of Handy Backup, this is no need to any extra efforts. Just select a "System Recovery" instrument on a Step 2 of any backup task, and the software will automatically copy UEFI data from the drive.
You will restore the UEFI data structure when restoring the system drive image, along with any other data kept on the drive. This is no point for dedicated UEFI data restoration instead of total disk repairing, as when some peril damages UEFI data, it almost surely damages some other drive information.
All said about UEFI backup and restore is true for older Legacy-based drives with MFT and MBR, such as a typical Windows 7 or earlier disk partitions using NTFS file system. Handy Backup just creates and restores perfect copies of these drives, serving well for both UEFI and MFT disks.
Version 8.2.1, built on 15 January 2021 . 112 MB Backup Software from Novosoft LLC. 89 USD per license.
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Handy Backup has some crucial advantages and very useful features for backing up drive images, including such things as:
These and many other features turn Handy Backup into an excellent MFT and UEFI backup software.
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