SelfImage

SelfImage 1.2.1

Create an image of a hard disk or partition

SelfImage is a utility that allows you to create images of hard drives or partitions. It's easy enough to use for beginners but features powerful functions normally only found in programs such as Norton Ghost. View full description

PROS

  • Free to use
  • Very fast at making images
  • Optimised for dual core processors

CONS

  • Not enough instructions for beginners
  • No longer supported
  • No help

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SelfImage is a utility that allows you to create images of hard drives or partitions. It's easy enough to use for beginners but features powerful functions normally only found in programs such as Norton Ghost.

SelfImage is an excellent solution for anyone trying to create a dual-boot system, as you can create an image backup of a Linux partition directly from Windows. You can create an image of an entire hard disk, including the master boot record, partition table, and all partitions as well as restore previously created images to any partition, even mounted ones, as long as it doesn't have open files.

SelfImage is also specially adapted to take advantage of superfast processors such as multi-core processors. It performs on-the-fly compression, making this a particularly fast way to create images. For network administrators, there's also a useful Network Block Device support to make images of disks on remote machines, and restore them again.

Considering all this is free and released under an open source license, SelfImage is incredibly impressive when compared to products that perform a similar job.

SelfImage is a powerful free solution for making partition or drive image.

SelfImage is the little hard drive utility with big aspirations. 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.

SelfImage is useful for making backups. Unlike dd for Windows (or cygwin), SelfImage is capable of creating an image of a partition that is currently in use.

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SelfImage 1.2.1

User reviews about SelfImage

  • mmm44

    by mmm44

    "Great, know the limitations"

    Know that a partition image will NOT boot, ONLY a whole disc image. Defrag lightly first and Selfimage will skip the emp... More.

    reviewed on July 5, 2012

  • maitken

    by maitken

    "Question"

    I have a question rather than a review. I tried imaging an XP pro image from a partition that currently had XP pro insta... More.

    reviewed on July 28, 2010