Support for Various Disk Partition Schemes and File Systems

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R-Drive Image supports various non-MBR/GPT disk partition schemes: Dynamic disk, BSD Slice, Apple Partition Map with the following restrictions:

Changes in disk partition layout are supported for basic (regular) MBR/GPT disks. R-Drive Image can change partition layout (the number of partitions and their sizes) while restore the data.

The other partition layouts may be backed up and then restored only on their original places or other partitions of the same size. For example, a backup of dynamic disk D: may be restored on disk D:, or on any other dynamic partition provided that its size matches exactly that of disk D:.

A basic partition may be restored on another partition of another layout with the above limitation, and a partition of another layout may be restored as a basic one without limitations.

Partitions with various file systems are supported by R-Drive Image differently:

File system

Imaging/Copy

Restore

Partition Resizing*

Virtual Disk Connection

FAT (16/32), NTFS

Byte-by-byte and Useful Information Only

Entire partition and Selected folders and files.

Yes.

Yes

exFAT, ReFS

Byte-by-byte and Useful Information Only

Entire partition and Selected folders and files.

No

Yes (if the Windows version supports)

HFS/HFS+, Little and Big Endian variants of UFS1/UFS2 and Ext2/Ext3/Ext4 FS (Linux)

Byte-by-byte and Useful Information Only

Entire partition and Selected folders and files.

No

No (Yes, if third-party file system drivers are installed)

Unknown

Byte-by-byte

Entire partition

No

No

* For non-MBR/GPT disk partition schemes, partition resizing can be done within existing disk partition layout.