SelfImage – Take Hard Drive Complete Image – Backup Hard Disk

by on November 16th, 2007

SelfImage is capable of making an image file of a hard disk or hard disk partition, and can restore an image back to any drive or partition that doesn’t have open files. Useful for making backups. SelfImage is capable of creating an image of a partition that is currently in use. SelfImage can even create images of partitions that Windows doesn’t recognize (partitions that Windows doesn’t have mounted on a drive letter). This is perfect for the dual-boot system, you can create an image backup of a Linux partition directly from Windows.

  • Create 1:1 image files of any mounted (or unmounted on Windows 2000/XP) hard disk partition.
  • Can create an image of an entire hard disk, including the master boot record, partition table, and all partitions (Windows 2000/XP)
  • Restore previously created images to any partition, even mounted ones, as long as it doesn’t have open files.
  • On-the-fly compression accelerated with parallel CPU support to take advantage of today’s hyperthreaded, multi-core and SMP systems.
  • Skip reading a disk’s “free space”, treating it as if it were zero. This decreases the size of a compressed image and makes it process MUCH faster. NEW Version 1.2.0 can now do this for Linux ext2/ext3 partitions as well.
  • Multi-threaded design for maximum throughput and low CPU overhead.
  • It’s free software – free as in cost, and free as in open source – released under the GNU General Public License.