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Disk Actions

This chapter explains how to perform  disk actions. Each action starts from the Action Selection panel. Click the controls to go to the respective help pages.

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Changing the program language

You may select the language of R-Drive Image panels . To do so, click the H elp button and select the required language on the Language menu.

To start a required action, select

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

Create Startup Disk

Restoring Data to a System or Other Locked Disk

Support for Various Disk Partition Schemes and File Systems

Disk to Disk Copy Using the Startup Disks


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


Cloud Services

Image Replications


Creating consistent point-in-time backups

Support for Various Disk Partition Schemes and File Systems

Supported Virtual Disk and Disk Image Formats:

Disk Wiping Algorithms

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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