O&O BlueCon 11: Disaster Recovery that just works

A system crash! A nightmare for any Administrator of course, but for others just a challenge. Whereas one tries a lot of fancy tricks at breakneck speed, the other simply starts O&O BlueCon 11 directly from a boot medium and immediately has access to various tools that repair systems, find and solve errors, recover data, reset passwords and much more. Disaster recovery doesn't get any easier.

Berlin, January 21st, 2014 – With O&O BlueCon 11, O&O Software from Berlin has released its new disaster recovery solution.

O&O BlueCon presents a high-performance collection of comprehensive tools to get damaged Windows systems up and running again with no new installation required. From deactivating faulty drivers to resetting user passwords and reconstructing deleted data, this product belongs to the standard tool box of any IT administrator.

The new version and all integrated programs start direct from USB Stick or CD.

Solutions to daily problems with O&O BlueCon

If a server stops or only starts with errors, then every minute of outage costs money. In such a situation, a solution must be found within minutes. Often, administrators simply switch to another system or restore a backup, if one is available.

But what if these options are not available? It means that a whole new installation is required, with substantial down time. It is exactly here where O&O BlueCon 11 comes into play: using a standalone Windows system, which can be run from a USB stick or CD, the installed operating system is bypassed and can be analyzed and repaired using the integrated tools in O&O BlueCon.

Further usage scenarios:

  • Backing up and restoring data: O&O DiskImage
  • Restoring accidentally deleted data: O&O DiskRecovery
  • Driver problems and service issues: O&O DeviceManager
  • Secure deletion of data volumes: O&O SafeErase
  • Resetting passwords: O&O UserManager
  • Partitioning hard disks: O&O PartitionManager
  • Combat errors in the registry database: O&O RegEditor
  • Advanced error detection: O&O EventViewer and O&O CheckDisk
  • Locating and removing data: O&O FileExplorer
  • Downloading additional tools: Integrated web browser

Support too for Hyper-V

The new and extended support for Hyper-V means O&O BlueCon 11 will also run on host systems. This gives users in the otherwise quite sparsely decorated system environment a complete set of applications to locate and remedy problems. The time factor for recovering a system is even more crucial with virtual machines, because should the host system fail there are as a rule not just single servers but a whole series of virtual systems affected.

Create and restore data images: O&O DiskImage

O&O DiskImage lets the administrator create images of drives (an Image) or files (a Backup) which can quickly and easily be restored in an emergency or when data is lost. O&O BlueCon 11 includes in the new Plus Editions a license to roll out images across an administrator’s own company or across a customer’s network using the service technician license. This enables ready-made reference systems to be installed on new machines with just a few clicks. Of course, this also includes the component “Machine Independent Restoration (M.I.R)” from O&O DiskImage for automatic image restoration onto different hardware.

Professional Data Recovery: O&O DiskRecovery

The new O&O DiskRecovery searches for and then reconstructs data that was accidentally deleted or lost through a software defect. O&O DiskRecovery can not only recover deleted data but also formatted partitions. It can even reconstruct data from hard disks where the content directory (MFT and FAT) were damaged.

Start straight from the boot medium

O&O BlueCon and all the integrated programs start directly from CD or USB stick – no installation is necessary. All the tools in O&O BlueCon are familiar to users thanks to the Windows-like user interface, so the learning curve is very short.

Easy integration of Drivers: O&O DriverLoader

A special highlight is the integrated O&O DriverLoader that automatically detects all system components and loads the appropriate driver. If a driver for a specific hardware device is missing, the user can integrate this with just a few clicks into the current system so that he has full access to this device.

Different Editions

O&O BlueCon is available in two editions: Admin and Tech Editions.

The Admin Edition is person-bound, i.e. it is licensed per administrator and can be applied to all computers in the company. The Admin Edition Plus also contains O&O DiskImage for backing up and restoring data.

The Tech Edition allows the user to provide a data recovery service to clients. It is licensed per technician, i.e. it allows a technician to work on any number of different computers. The Tech Edition Plus also contains O&O DiskImage for backing up and restoring data.