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Active Disk Image

Active@ Disk Image is a powerful utility that creates a complete image of any storage device, including hard drives, SSDs, USB drives, CDs, DVDs, and Blu-ray discs. These images can be used for backups, PC upgrades, and system recovery. The software supports various file systems, including NTFS, FAT32, exFAT, Ext2/3/4, and more, making it a versatile solution for different operating environments...

In case of computer failure, a backup image may be used to recover your computer system or find & restore any necessary files from within an image.

Key Features:

Complete Disk Backup: Create and Restore disk image backup using only occupied clusters.

Image Compression:Use various levels of data compression.

Virtual drives mounting: Mount images as virtual drives for easy backup browsing.

Image verification: Automatic image verification after creating.

Incremental and Differential images: Create incremental images to reduce backup size.

Scheduled backups: Schedule Disk Image to run at a certain time for convinience and automation.

Rescue Bootable Media: Active@ Boot Disk Lite may be used to start a PC from CD, DVD, USB flash drive.

Scripting: Create scripts for all operations in Script wizard to be later on executed from a console or a command file; suited for unattended mode.

Clone / Copy Disk: Copy entire disk or partition to another disk. Only used blocks are copied; partitions can be resized during the copy process.

E-mail notifications: Get notified when backup is created.

Cloud storage:Backup to and restore directly from AWS cloud storage.

For Lite version (Freeware):

Create & Restore Disk Image Backup (occupied clusters only).

Image Compression (Fast, Normal and High).

Mounting images as virtual drives.

Active Disk Image - Changelog:

Fixed: Verification fails on RAW images with compression.

Fixed: BitLocker volume in extended partition on MBR disk is not detected properly.

Fixed "Source dynamic partition not found" error in some cases with scheduled tasks.

Fixed "too long run list" error while restoring NTFS partition.

How to use Active@ Disk Image:

Active@ Disk Image can be used to create backups of your entire hard drive or specific partitions. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to use it for both creating a backup and restoring an existing one:

Creating a Disk Image:

  1. Launch Active@ Disk Image: Open the program after installation.
  2. Select "Create Image":  In the main window, choose the "Create Image" option.
  3. Pick the source disk/partition:  Select the disk or partition you want to create a backup of.
  4. Choose Backup Type (Optional): You can pick between a full backup (entire disk) or a partition backup.
  5. Destination Selection:  Click "Browse" to choose where you want to save the backup image file. Consider using an external drive with enough space.
  6. Compression & Splitting (Optional):  Here you can set the compression level (affecting file size and speed) and split the image file into smaller chunks (useful for burning to DVDs).
  7. Password & Description (Optional):  Set a password and add a description for the image file (optional but recommended for security and organization).
  8. Start the Backup Process:  Click "Next" to begin the backup process. The time it takes will depend on the size of the data being backed up.

Restoring a Disk Image:

  1. Select "Restore Image":  In the main program window, choose the "Restore Image" option.
  2. Locate the Backup Image:  Click "Browse" to find and select the disk image file you want to restore from.
  3. Target Disk/Partition Selection:  Choose the disk or partition where you want to restore the image. Be very careful during this step, as the existing data will be overwritten.
  4. Restore Confirmation:  Review the details and confirm the restore process. This will overwrite all data on the target disk/partition.

Additional Resources:

  • While the above steps provide a basic overview, there are additional functionalities and options available in Active@ Disk Image.

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