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!
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I can't connect to Wi-Fi, only through Lan or USB. And when I use Lan connection - I need write my IP - why Redo can't just show me my network? And please - add checkbox - shutdown PC after finishing backup.
Updated 7/31/13 Version 1.04 very straight forward and fairly quick boot bare metal (linux boot disk with GUI interface created from 255 Meg downloaded ISO) backup and restore. Couldn't browse hard disk, only browse boot cd (FileManager/Go/My Computer: Error: Operation not supported). DVD drive doesn't show up on either backup or restore (understand complexity of adding DVD support, and copying 2 gig segmented generated backup files to DVD and back to HD for restore is an acceptable compromise). Took about 22 minutes and 3.7 Gig on older hardware to backup clean XP install (with all patches) and only about 7 minutes to restore from either backup on 3rd partition or copy on usb drive. Since restore process asks only for drive, and not partition within drive, to restore to, restoring to only single partition requires backing up of only single partition (unselect others, if any, all selected by default). Would be great if default was o/s partition only since that is what a bare metal back up is best for (data partitions can easily be backed up with free synctoy, etc, from within Windows since files are typically not in use or locked). Shame no direct DVD reading even for image backups that all fit on single DVD. USB thumbdrive bootable version easy to create and very nice for portables. FREE is an exceptional deal for all of capability and simplicity. Redo WINS after trying many backup/restore apps, including Kleo (huge download, drive letters wrong on win7 backup (dangerous!), not very basic user friendly), Paragon (hate having to register to install, quite comprehensive, and wouldn't run on my oldest XP system complaining of "ancient bios"), Macrium (very nice, USB boot support, but not free for schools? and WinPE version (huge download process to build) won't load on 2 of 4 older XP systems, and Linux version is backup only and also doesn't handle? (per help) restoring to disks with resized partitions even if not the backed up partition, DriveimageXML (WinPE on paid version only?), PING (not really GUI and very slow backup), and other linux based too complicated and non-windows vocabulary (often command line). WARNING: Although backing up a single partition (o/s) with Redo and restoring to the only choice: disk (not partition) seems to work perfectly, CHANGING the partition layout, including size, will likely delete some partitions after the 1st one that is changed. Example: backed up o/s partition, resized next partition D and E, restored o/s partition backup. Now, E partition GONE, and D partition showed new size in explorer but old size in disk management. Yes, the documentation does not address restoring single partition even though single partition backup is supported, and if partition layout isn't changed, restore seems reliable. A warning is issued if restoring from E to C, but not from external USB drive? Supporting single partition restore is complicated, so, for a free product, this freeze of partition layout is acceptable, but there should be a big warning that partitions after the one restored may be damaged if partition layout modified. If there is, then it wasn't big enough I guess! <g> Thanks again for such an easy, well behaved FREE backup/restore solution that works across the windows versions and old hardware.