DriveImage XML – a freeware but still feature rich disk backup and recovery software, having some advanced features, usually not available in free utilities, such as ability to schedule the disc backup tasks. Among other attractive features are:
- The disk images can be created while the drive is in use.
- Similarly, the images can be restored without requiring rebooting the system.
- The program will backup, image and restore drives formatted with FAT 12, 16, 32 and NTFS.
- You can also initiate the imaging process from the command line.
DriveImage XML is an easy to use and reliable program for imaging and backing up partitions and logical drives.
Image creation uses Microsoft's Volume Shadow Services (VSS), allowing you to create safe "hot images" even from drives currently in use. Images are stored in XML files, allowing you to process them with 3rd party tools. Never again be stuck with a useless backup! Restore images to drives without having to reboot. DriveImage XML is now faster than ever, offering two different compression levels.
DriveImage XML runs under Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Vista and Windows 7 only. The program will backup, image and restore drives formatted with FAT 12, 16, 32 and NTFS.
Private home users are allowed to use the Private Edition of DriveImage XML without charge. You are allowed to install DriveImage XML on your home PC. You must not use DriveImage XML commercially.
- Backup logical drives and partitions to image files.
- Browse images, view and extract files.
- Restore images to the same or a different drive.
- Copy directly from drive to drive.
- Schedule automatic backups.
- Run DriveImage from WinPE boot CD-ROM.
For the fans of portability, there are instructions from http://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=496 on how to make the utility portable (and that is quite easy):
- Download the installer and install to the default folder.
- Copy all files (except Uninstall.exe, INSTALL.LOG and install.sss) to a folder of your choice.
- Uninstall the program.
- Launch dixml.exe.
Developers’ website: http://www.runtime.org/driveimage-xml.htm
Direct Download: http://www.runtime.org/dixmlsetup.exe