O&O DiskImage 6.8: Data Backups under Windows 8

O&O DiskImage 6.8 is the comprehensive solution for backing up and restoring data under Windows 8.

Berlin, 12th June, 2012 – O&O DiskImage 6.8 is the comprehensive solution for backing up and restoring data under Windows 8. The update of O&O DiskImage 6.8 includes a whole range of changes and revisions collected since release of O&O DiskImage 6.0. In particular, the new version can create VHDs much faster and overall performance has been significantly revised and improved.

O&O DiskImage 6.8 also takes into account the power settings of third party services, thereby ensuring that the machine is left on for the entire backup process. Based on many suggestions from our customers and partners, usage has been simplified, for example with incremental backups where passwords are automatically verified.

For owners of O&O DiskImage 6 of this update is free of charge.

Product features

  • Image an entire computer with the push of a button
  • Image system and data drives
  • Clone drives and entire disks
  • SSD support
  • File backup: image and restore individual files and/or folders
  • Live-Update: Automatic updates to current versions
  • Restoring onto different hardware (M.I.R.)
  • Monitoring and warning of security risks
  • Boot media is based on Windows 7 (also compatible with Vista and XP)
  • Integration of data from ISO files
  • Advanced burning on CD/DVD/Blu-ray/HD-DVD
  • Works with Microsoft Virtual PC Disks (VHD)

New and improved functions

File Backup:

In contrast to a drive backup (image), a file backup does not save drive information. A file backup also takes up less space than a regular “security copy”.

Imaging without downtime:

O&O DiskImage Server Edition includes a mechanism, which ensures that the imaged data corresponds exactly to the moment the imaging process began: changes to the data set by the user or applications will not influence a running imaging process. The existing file system and the application environment have therefore no influence on the process. Only by harnessing this technology can consistent system images be created, while at the same time ensuring that the system runs without interruption, and remains continuously available.

System Restoration with Boot Medium:

O&O DiskImage can bring a system back to life immediately, and with no installation required. It does so by way of a Boot Medium (USB Stick or CD/DVD) which is based on Windows Server 2008 R2 and which contains all standard drivers. Additional drivers can be attached after starting up. Thanks to the integrated system rescue tools, original systems can be restored and errors identified.

Restoration onto different hardware (M.I.R.):

With the integrated function M.I.R.(machine independent restoration) it is now possible to restore a system onto different hardware. Not only can an image or clone be restored onto servers and desktops with identical hardware, they can also be restored onto machines where the motherboard or processor has been changed, for example. After the image has been restored, the new hardware can be adapted and the system is once again start-capable.

Virtual Hard Disc (VHD):

O&O DiskImage can convert images of virtual hard disks from Microsoft (VHD) into O&O DiskImage image files and vice versa. A virtual hard disk can therefore be directly restored.

Visualization of data:

The graphical representation of the hard disks and drives – similar to the disk management in Microsoft Windows – allows for an intuitive selection of the volumes that are to be backed up or restored. Both free and used memory and the size of each partition are displayed, which makes managing the data easier. Integrating data from ISO files: Standard ISO files (ISO 9660) can now be mounted as virtual disks in addition to data image files.

Automation, scripting and reporting:

A comprehensively configured time control enables users to comfortably create automated images with O&O DiskImage Server Edition. In addition, O&O DiskImage Server Edition can be controlled completely over script commands. Detailed reports are then compiled, informing users as to the results of every procedure or activity.

E-mail notification of imaging status:

Administrators are kept informed on how the image processes are going by e-mail with regular status updates. They are also informed of error messages so that they can quickly identify and resolve errors.

Various imaging methods:

For a complete image, users can choose between an image of used sectors and an all-inclusive forensic image for purposes of data recovery. An incremental or differential image will only backup those data areas that have changed since the last image operation, thus saving space.

Live Update:

O&O DiskImage checks the availability of new versions automatically and ensures that images and backups are always made using the very latest technology.