Backing up your data with images has many advantages over straightforward file-to-foile backups.
For one they take up less space and two, they're often much easier to restore than conventional backups. A drive image Disk image file basically contains an exact copy of a hard drive, partition or logical disk and can be created on the fly. You can then restore these images at any time on a removal disk or to replace your corrupted, lost or damaged version. R-Drive Image does this fairly simply by creating a special bootable diskette to restore partitions. To restore only certain files, you only have to connect the image as a virtual disk (via a USB connection for example) and copy those files to their new location. For anyone that doesn't like Norton's drive image utility, this is a much easier to use and cheaper package. It's ideal for those that have suffered a major data loss Using R-Drive Image, you can completely and rapidly restore your system after heavy data loss caused by an operating system crash, virus attack or hardware failure. In addition, it's ideal for system administrators that need to setup large numbers of computers in one go.
A very powerful tool for administrators and those that want to be sure they don't waste valuable time if their operating system crashes.
R-Drive Image creates disk image files for backup or duplication purposes. Disk image file contains exact, byte-by-byte copy of a hard drive, partition or logical disk and can be created with various compression levels on the fly without stopping Windows OS.
These drive image files can then be stored in a variety of places, including various removable media. R-Drive Image is capable of restoring images on the original disks, on any other partitions or even on a hard drive's free space.
Good Imaging tool, supports Windows Servers while still not costing over $100.00 dollars.
Restore disk does not have the advanced features of RAID and Network drivers like Acronis but it is a great low cost alternative SOHO use.