Drive Snapshot v1.42
Starting December 14th, 2012 the latest Drive Snapshot release is now available: v1.42.
Compared to the previous release, the following improvements have been made:
As always, this Update is free for all registered customers.
Drive Snapshot Revision History:
V1.40 - 20 February 2010
- restore of system drive during the system restart
- supports Windows 7/2008 R2
- supports Linux Ext4
- moving to different Hardware has been enhanced
V1.39 - 15 July 2008
- Supports Restore into Virtual Machines (VMWare/Virtual Server)
- Mounted snapshots are writeable (data are buffered in RAM) - the user can make a new snapshot of the virtual disk
- Enhanced ability to exclude files and folders ( --exclude:\*.MP3 )
- Defective images can be repaired - within certain limits
- Allows installation of additional (disk) drivers in WinPE/BartPE
- Fixes/tolerates some bugs in Vista/2008 X64
V1.38 - 26 March 2007
- supports Microsoft VSS (useful for MS Exchange 2003 servers)
- supports mounting of up to 5 images at the same time
- possibility to exclude Files or directories enhanced ( --exclude:\windows\$NtUninstall*)
- default image size is 1500 MB
works better with Windows Vista
V1.37 - 28 February 2007
Still 1.37, but works better with Windows Vista
V1.37 - 17 November 2005
- differential Backup
- exclude files/directories from backup
- command line replacement of some 'magic' strings $DATE,$DRIVE,...
- supports Windows64 X64 (not IA64-Itanium)
- Windows Longhorn Beta 1 (it simply worked)
V1.36 - 20 July 2005
Older versions of Drive Snapshot (1.35 and earlier) do NOT work with Windows 2003 SP1
- partitions without a drive letter (mounted at mount points)
- unrecognized partitions (Compaq/HP/Dell service partitions)
- Linux Ext2/Ext3/Reiser/Swap partitions
- image files are saved as unfragmented as possible
- USB sticks should be supported
- our first attempt to use some graphic in the windows user interface ;)
- to all partitions mentioned above
- when restoring from Windows/BartPE, allows resizing of NTFS file system to the partition size.
Resizing up is always possible; resizing down only to the size of the highest used
sector on the disk (basically: what you see in disk defragmenter), NOT to the used data size;
no defragmentation on the fly is attempted.
- previous versions allowed mounting of images with <= 256 image .sn1, .sn2,...pieces;
now up to 65535 pieces (of max 256 TB each) are mountable
- supports image mounting in Win 2000/Win 2003 Terminal server environment
- behaves better, if memory cards (MMC etc.) aren't plugged in
- a couple of minor things (as usual)
- the described procedure to convert the networkbootdiskette.sna into a 'real' image, suitable to burn a bootable CD, had a bug. fixed.
V1.35 - 1 May 2004
- BUG: Windows 2003 Server: 'Driver reports error: IRQL 5'; should be fixed
- BUG: The recovery diskette was broken for Intel E1000 Network driver. fixed.
V1.34 - 22 Apr 2004
- BUG: Sometimes Snapshot Backup caused blue screens; should be fixed
- BUG: DOS restore worked only for drives, that supported LBA addressing; fixed.
- new: SafeGuard Easy is detected, and gets special handling. Needs some more testing.
- new: the DOS part is now packed with APACK, reducing .EXE size by 3K ;)
V1.33 - 1 Mar 2004
- new: when backing up from command line. some users wanted a graphical status nevertheless.
added new switch -G (graphical) to allow this
- new: when restoring to a new drive, where the drive geometry (cylinders/sectors) changed, the disk isn't bootable. there's a new command
DOS: snapshot CHECKBOOT HD1
Windows:snapshot -!CHECKBOOT HD1
to correct this; will be done automatically in 1.36
- when output is redirected (command line backup), progress messages are written to stderr, not to the logfile
- some formatting changes, typos,...
V1.30 - 9 Oct 2003
- UDMA Support in the DOS Recovery diskette
- Ability to resize the file system inside a partition