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Startup Version

There are three types of the R-Drive Image startup mode: WindowsPE-based, Linux-based with the Graphic User Interface (GUI). and Linux-based with the Text User Interface (TUI). The interface of the later is actually pseudo-graphic. The Windows-based and Linux-based GUI types have the same interface as that of the Windows version and its operation is similar. You may refer to the respective help pages for detailed instructions. This chapter describes the operation of the TUI startup version.

This chapter explains how to perform disk actions using the R-Drive Image Startup Version such as:

Create Startup Disk

Load Computer into Startup Mode

Restore Data From an Image

Create an Image

Disk to Disk Copy

Create an Image from Files

Partition Manager

Check an Image File

Network Drives


The Disk Actions chapter explains disk actions such as:

Create an Image of a partition, logical disk, or entire hard drive

Create an Image from Files

Copy Files to a Folder

Restore Data from an Image

Copy Disk to Disk to make an exact copy of one disk on another

Manage partition and logical disks

Mount an Image as a Virtual Logical Disk (read-only)

Unmount Virtual Logical Disks

Check an Image File to check an existing image file


The RAIDs, and Various Disk and Volume Managers chapter explains how to perform disk actions with various compound volumes such as:

Hardware RAIDs

BitLocker Drive Encryption

Windows Software RAIDs, Spanned, and Other Volumes

Windows Storage Spaces

Apple RAIDs

Apple CoreStorage/File Vault/Fusion Drive Volumes

Linux mdadm RAIDs

Linux Logical Volume Manager Volumes



The Scheduled Actions, Command Line Operations, and Scripting chapter explains how to start disk actions automatically at scheduled times/events and create scripts that can be performed from a command line.

Scheduler and Unattended Actions

Scripting and Command Line Operations

Rotation schemes (backup sets)


The Technical Information chapter gives technical information on

Creating consistent point-in-time backups

Support for Various non-MBR/GPT Partitioning Schemes

Supported CD and DVD Recorders

List of Hardware Devices Supported in the Startup Mode


The R-Drive Image OEM kit chapter explains how computer system integrators can create system recovery disks for their systems

Create a Master Image

Create Startup Media


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