What can you do with CloneDisk?
Main feature is backup/restore to/from an imagefile or clone a disk to another.
But you can also :
-backup/Restore to/from a raw image file or wim file (with WIMBOOT support)
-backup/Restore over the network (using devio from ImDisk)
-format to fat/fat32/ntfs/exfat/udf
-check a volume
-set to read-only/write
-create a partition
-delete the layout of the drive
-create a raw image file
-convert a raw IMG to a VMDK or VHD
-retrieve disk/partition details
-edit the partition table, backup/restore the MBR
-view the boot sector, backup/restore the BS
-perform disk related tasks on the registry (online or offline)
-perform speed tests
-handle dos device names
-handle symlinks and mount points
-perform tasks on WIM file : get informations, capture, apply, export, set boot, set information, mount
Some technical remarks :
The drive will be locked and dismounted before reading / writing.
CloneDisk will use 64k aligned buffer to achieve best performances.
CloneDisk should handle file up to 2^63-1 bytes.
You can read the image file with winimage or 7zip, or mount it with ImDisk or VDK (mirror).
You can share the thru an iscsi target with Rocket Division Starwind.
You can run the image in a virtualisation software such as Qemu, VPC, VMware, etc.
Tip 1: adding the vmware scsi drivers before cloning will enable you to start the image in vmware after cloning.
Tip 2: install boot on iscsi before cloning (http://etherboot.org/wiki/sanboot/winnt_iscsi) and network boot your image thru iscsi after cloning.
Discuss it here
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