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Create an Image


Note: You may read about Support for Various Disk Partition Schemes and File Systems to learn more about possible options for your specific case.

 

You may create images of entire objects or backup only selected files during this action. Images from files can also be created by selecting Create an Image from Files on the Action Selection panel.

Creating images of entire objects

To create an image:

1 Click Create image on the Action Selection panel

R-Drive Image will start analyzing the computer disk configuration, the Progress... message showing the progress. Then the Select disk(s) to create image panel will show the configuration.

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2 Select the objects you want to backup on the Select disk(s) to create image panel and click the Next button

Click the controls to learn their functions or go to the respective help pages

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You may select all objects on a hard drive by clicking the hard drive icon .. It will show the marked hard drive .

Use the Refresh button if your computer disk configuration has been changed (when you connect a USB disk, for example).

 

You may select the backup type for each partition. You may store in the image either the exact Sector by backup copy of the object, Backup useful information only , or Backup selected files ...Right-click the object and select the required backup type on the shortcut menu .

3 Select the place on the Choose destination of new image panel to which the image files will be written, specify the file name, and click the Next button

You may select any place including connected network drives, supported CD and DVD Recorders , or any other devices with removable storage.

You may also choose what image format will be created. (Only in the Corporate , Technician , and Commercial versions).

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Click the Options button to specify additional options and parameters, if necessary.

Image Options panel

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Notifications Options panel

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Backup Options panel

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See Creating consistent point-in-time backups for more details.

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4 Verify that the information on the Processing panel is correct and click the Start button

You may also create a script for this action. Click the Script to Clipboard button and paste the script to any text-processing utility.

> R-Drive Image will start creating the image file(s)

The Progress bar will show the progress of the current operation and overall process. When the image is created, the Image created successfully. message will appear. You may cancel the current operation by clicking the Cancel button. The Operation canceled by user message will appear.

If there is not enough space on the destination place, the Not enough space message will appear. You may select another place for the rest of the image file or cancel the operation

When the operation is over, you may see the results of the operation by clicking the Open logs button .

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Backup only selected files from the Select disk(s) to create image panel l

1 Click Create image on the Action Selection panel.

R-Drive Image will start analyzing the computer disk configuration, the Progress... message showing the progress. Then the Select disk(s) to create image panel will show the configuration.

2 Right-click  the objects files on which you want to backup on the Select disk(s) to create image panel and select Backup selected files only on the shortcut menu .
3 Select files on the Files Selected panel and select the files you want to backup and click the OK button

Click the controls to go to the respective help pages.

You may search for individual files , use filters , or the Batch mode if you want to include all files of several patterns. Such patterns may include multiple file names, masks, and paths.

And click the Next button on the Select disk(s) to create image panel
4 Select the place on the Choose destination of new image panel to which the image files will be written, specify the file name, and click the Next button

You may select any place including connected network drives, supported CD and DVD Recorders , or any other devices with removable storage.

 

Click the Options button to specify additional options and parameters, if necessary.

Image Options

Notifications Options

Backup Options

 

See Creating consistent point-in-time backups for more details.

5 Verify that the information on the Processing panel is correct and click the Start button

You may also create a script for this action. Click the Script to Clipboard button and paste the script to any text-processing utility.

> R-Drive Image will start creating the image file(s)

The Progress bar will show the progress of the current operation and overall process. When the image is created, the Image created successfully. message will appear.

When the operation is over, you may see the results of the operation by clicking the Open logs button .

The Disk Actions chapter explains basic disk actions.

The Startup Version chapter explains how to perform disk actions using the R-Drive Image Startup Version .

The Technical Information chapter gives technical information on Supported CD and DVD Recorders and List of Hardware Devices Supported in the Startup Mode and another useful technical information.

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