Partition Saving is a DOS and Windows program that is used to save, restore and copy hard-drive, partitions, floppy disk and DOS or Windows devices.
With this program you could save all data on a partition to a file (such as you could save this file on a CD for example). Then if something goes wrong, you can completely restore the partition from the backup file. You no longer have to reinstall every piece of software from scratch. All you have to do is restore the partition from the backup file and then update any software that was modified since the backup was created.
* it's the first available Linux version. It shall be noticed that as for Windows version it can save system partition only if this is done from another Linux installation or from a liveCD.
* availability to save partitions table and all sectors of disks in Windows version. This can be done only if the used Windows version is at least Windows XP.
* availability to load an options file from user interface with being able to view it before. Once the file is loaded, you come back to the screen to choose what you want to do.
* availability to add a comment into options file when it is created.
* when the maximum file size is requested on backup, you can choose this size into a list with some predefined values.
* add of searching maximum disk size with relying on partitions table content. Depending on used OS, disks size can be slightly different. In this case, previous program versions could find partitions table to be wrong in case it defines some partition bigger than disk size (if it was created from an OS where disk seems to be bigger than for current OS). With this new mechanism, program tries to read last sectors to check if partitions table is valid or not (note: because of way disk are managed depending on OS, this modification will certainly change something only for DOS version). This search is not on by default (see "-tds" options to enable it).
* add of "-tds" option to enable disk size detection with relying on partition table content. This is needed only if no partition appears when getting list of what can be saved/restored.
* add of "test_disk_size=" option into options file that is similar to using "-tds" on command line.
* remove of a check when detecting disk that could lead to not see some USB disk accessed through BIOS. Depending on order of declaration of disks in BIOS, this can modify disk numbering (if USB disk is before other disks).
* add of "only_if_same=" option into options file to perform a restore/copy only if destination seems to be similar to the source (it has same physical definition).
* files using extended access rights on ext2/ext3 partition can be read (this changes something when exploring partition only, saving/restoring does not have any constraint with these files).
Program Information Category:
Tools and Utilities Type:
Free Version: 3.70 Size: 1.2MB Works on: Windows