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O&O DiskImage Express
Mar 13th, 2009 at 9:03pm
 
http://filehippo.com/download_oo_diskimage_express/

Anybody tried this freebie?

O&O is a good company (German).

I'm interested in limitations.

Have not researched myself.

Downloading now.
 
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Re: O&O DiskImage Express
Reply #1 - Mar 14th, 2009 at 9:29am
 
Let us know what you find out.

Generally speaking, software written in Germany and other EU countries is of good quality.  But if not translated into English, it can be a little bit "Iffy" to operate.

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Re: O&O DiskImage Express
Reply #2 - Mar 14th, 2009 at 1:43pm
 
Rad,

It's of little value. The OS partition can't be restored.

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Please Note: Restoring a system partition is only possible with the Professional, Workstation or Server Edition of O&O DiskImage. You will also need those versions of the program for restoring an image if you have only one partition on your hard disk containing both the operating system and your personal data
 
 
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Re: O&O DiskImage Express
Reply #3 - Mar 15th, 2009 at 11:49am
 
Over the years, since first using Ghost in (about) 1997, I've evaluated just about every backup program that's come down the pike.
In one way or another, I've found almost every one of them seriously wanting. 
Many just plain "Wet The Bed". Cry Roll Eyes Wink Grin Grin

Confucius Say, "When you've got the best, you can forget the rest!".

Eh wot, mate?

When Ghost first came out, it was so far ahead of anything else on the market, that for years I was convinced it was written by little grey guys with large black eyes, from 'Out There' somewhere. 

I retained that opinion till I discovered this forum and met Nigel Bree. Wink

I've been using Ghost, in one version or another, from the DOS days, to the latest Windows Vista 64.   And, it just works, where others fail.

Thanks Rad,  (good thread)

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Reply #4 - Mar 15th, 2009 at 1:57pm
 
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I've evaluated just about every backup program that's come down the pike.  In one way or another, I've found almost every one of them seriously wanting.

What are the major deficiencies that you have observed?  For which products?

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And, it {Ghost} just works, where others fail

Please say more:  readers of this forum would certainly like to know which image backup solutions have “failed” in your experience, since that is obviously an unacceptable characteristic.
 

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Reply #5 - Mar 15th, 2009 at 6:53pm
 
Brian wrote on Mar 14th, 2009 at 1:43pm:
It's of little value. The OS partition can't be restored.

Well, that's *no* value. Waste of a download.

Seems more like a trial/demo.
 
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Reply #6 - Mar 16th, 2009 at 10:17am
 
Pleonasm wrote on Mar 15th, 2009 at 1:57pm:
Please say more:readers of this forum would certainly like to know which image backup solutions have “failed” in your experience, since that is obviously an unacceptable characteristic.


It is obvious that Shadow is biased to Ghost, and with good reason, but I will redirect you all to this posting that I made:

http://radified.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1235071255

This software works exactly like Ghost, the major difference is that it also works across wireless networks as well which we all know, Ghost cannot and will not be able to do. Other than that, throughput, interface, skipfile selection, compression ratio, version compatibility......are all the same across the board.
 

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Reply #7 - Mar 19th, 2009 at 1:12am
 
Pleonasm wrote on Mar 15th, 2009 at 1:57pm:
Please say more:readers of this forum would certainly like to know which image backup solutions have “failed” in your experience

I'm looking forward to Shadow's reply. This will become quite an interesting thread.
 
 
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Re: O&O DiskImage Express
Reply #8 - Mar 22nd, 2009 at 7:53am
 
Suffice it to say that when I deem something of NO VALUE, I delete it and promptly forgetaboutit !
I don't keep a ledger of failed programs. Sad
But this quote from another thread pretty well tells the tail.

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The download is a fully functional one month
Trial
version


And as expressed earlier in this very thread, some programs will do a backup, but fail to do a restore unless you PAY for the full version.

It's like those bogus Registry Cleaners that tell you that you have hundreds of problems in your registry, but they won't fix them till you buy the program.   Can you say, "SCAM" ?? Angry  Wink  Grin Grin Grin

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Re: O&O DiskImage Express
Reply #9 - Mar 22nd, 2009 at 12:11pm
 
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…some programs will do a backup, but fail to do a restore unless you PAY for the full version

Well, a company has the right to define a “trial” as they deem appropriate. This is not a reflection on the functionality of the utility itself, nor does it indicate that the utility will “fail.”  It hardly is a justification for the use of the term “scam,” which seems to be an extreme interpretation of the situation, in my opinion.
 

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