Almost every computer user has experienced the stress of data loss before, often compounding in the realization that they don't have an up to date backup of the files they lost. Whether due to accidental deletion, malware, or a serious hardware failure, data loss is a risk that every computer user faces. As we become more reliant on the digital world, the risks are only going to get greater as well. After all, few people were prepared for the huge global ransomware attacks when they made the headlines some years ago. Fortunately, most of these risks can easily be mitigated with a suitable backup and restore strategy - such as a drive image backup solution.
How disk imaging software helps
TeraByte Drive Image Backup and Restore is a disk imaging solution which makes a complete byte-by-byte copy of your hard drive or any other storage device to ensure that nothing gets left behind. The backup exists in the form of a disk image, which is a single file you can move around between drives or upload to online storage just like any other. It offers a powerful and dependable way to back up all data on your computer, simply because it doesn't leave any scope for human error. While it's easy to assume all your important files are in the documents folder (in Windows at least), this is not necessarily the case.
Disk imaging software backs up all your programs, personal files, settings, drivers, and even your operating system. The disk image itself is a complete copy of the hard drive in the form of a single portable file. This means you can also extract it onto any other storage device which has the same or greater storage capacity and start using it as normal right away. This can be tremendously beneficial if you're replacing your system hard drive or replacing your entire computer. Because the operating system and apps are all included in the image, there's no need to install everything from scratch, potentially saving you many hours of hassle.
Advanced features for discerning users
While TeraByte offers an exceptionally user-friendly solution with minimal learning curves, that doesn't mean it compromises on functionality. The drive image backup software is designed for use in a wide variety of situations, such as backup and restore or for migrating to a new storage device or computer. You can even create an operating system installation, along with all the programs you use on a single computer, and then create a disk image for installing onto the hard drives of any number of other computers. This saves a huge amount of time for business users which might want to install Windows, along with a preset portfolio of apps, files, settings, and other data, on multiple machines.
TeraByte also supports BitLocker encryption, and it's compatible with file systems FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, HFS+, Ext2, Ext3, Ext4, ReiserFS, and XFS, so you can use it for creating images of disks running Linux, macOS and various other operating systems. The latest version, 3.37, launched on January 25, 2020, adds the /utg command line. There is also a check to verify the PhyLock drive exists, and several other changes and improvements. Get started today at https://www.drive-image-backup.com/index.html .
Michael E. Callahan is a network administrator in a large company where he regularly uses disk imaging software to deploy new machines quickly.