Easy rescue system with GUI tools for full system backup, bare metal recovery, partition editing, recovering deleted files, data protection, web browsing, and more. Uses partclone (like Clonezilla) with a UI like Ghost or Acronis. Runs from CD/USB.
- NOTE: If the backup freezes, your drive is either corrupted, read-only, or out of space!
- Simple GUI interface anyone can use
- Boots from Live CD or a USB drive
- Can automatically locate network storage (shared folders & FTP servers)
- Extra tools for hard drive partitioning, factory reset, undeleting files
- Web browser for downloading drivers, reading documentation
- File explorer for copying and editing files even if system won't boot
- Based on Ubuntu and partclone
I know there are complicated backup tools available that have more features and capability; but they are difficult to learn to use. I love ReDo cause is works and it doesn't require an huge investment of time learning the idiosyncrasies of a particular backup suite. Maybe I can figure out Bacula someday, but wow the documentation is so horrible! - I'm so glad ReDo works for me for now.
This program is VERY easy to use, but lacks the ability to restore to smaller drives, the ability to easily restore a selected partition, and several other features. The support is pretty bad. I asked a simple question in march and they still have not answered it.
Easy to use. I've used this software on multiple OS with multiple clients without fail works every time.
I tried it to backup my Windows XP. It worked flawlessly. However I was disappointed to find it did not have an "Image Integrity" check to find out if the image files created would work when I needed them. AND I was not about to Restore the newly created backup image files What ReDO needs is another Ic0n Butten Called "Integrity Check" In the main Backup / Restore Menu
Redo B&D is useful if you install a OS on your whole HD, without making extra partitions. If you have more than one partiton (which is usually the case when you have a Windows operating system or a dualboot), it's worthless. While making a backup it sees all partitions on your harddisk. But when restoring your backup it only gives you the choice to restore it on the harddisk itself, NOT on a particular partition. If you decide to continue, it destroys EVERYTHING on your harddisk, including your installed OS. I was very dissapointed when I noticed this. I tried this on version 1.0.2 and 1.0.4 (the latest version), but both versions weren't able to recognize individual partitions while trying to restore the backup. What's the use of this tool if Redo only recognizes the partitions seperately while making the backup, but if you try to restore the backtop to the partition which you made a backup of isn't recognized? I just got back to the tool which doesn't look as fancy as Redo does, but NEVER dissapointed me since I use it: Clonezilla!