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Function BRH 12 HDM 12 Suite HDM 12 Pro

Basic Backup & Restore

 
Sector-level Backup

Sector-level Backup


Sector-level Backup operates with an image (or a snapshot). It not only includes the contents of all user-made files, but additionally contains the exact structure of directories, information about file allocation, file attributes and other related data. Thus it enables to successfully process system or encrypted partitions of any file system type, no matter what kind of information they contain

Full Sector-level Backup


Full Sector-level Backup

Full Sector-level Backup is a backup image that includes all contents of a partition or a hard disk at the moment of its creation. If you roll back your system to the initial state on a regular basis, that’s exactly what you’re looking for

     

Full Sector-level Backup to Virtual Containers


Full Sector-level Backup to Virtual Containers

Full Sector-level Backup to Virtual Containers (pVHD, VHD, VMDK) is a better approach for desktop virtualization and disaster recovery. It helps to reconstuct a Windows or Linux-based PC, including partition layout, partition data, and boot data. An image can be mounted as a virtual hard drive for use with a virtual machine

     
File-level Backup

File-level Backup


File-level Backup takes into account a file system structure and only functions on a file or folder level. So it is very efficient when archiving separate files or folders, but in no way will help you back up a system partition

Full File-level Backup


Full File-level Backup

Full File-level Backup only contains files and folders. It is really efficient when backing up an e-mail database or particular documents, as no redundant data is processed

     
Backup Destination

Local Disks / Network


Local Disks / Network

Local Disks / Network. Local partitions is the most convenient option, but try not to use it. You can delete your backup accidentally or lose it as a result of a hardware malfunction, or a virus attack. Storing backup images on a network drive gives a better chance of success in case of a hard disk failure, especially when using a special-purpose server

     

Backup Capsule


Backup Capsule

Backup Capsule has an independent system layout and will stay operable should the active file system be damaged. Thus it grants an additional level of security to archives it contains. It can be bootable

     

CD/DVD/BD


CD/DVD/BD

CD/DVD/BD guarantees a high level of data protection as long as the backup media is kept secure

     

FTP/SFTP


FTP/SFTP

FTP/SFTP provides a new level of system and data protection

     

Unmounted Partitions


Unmounted Partitions

Unmounted Partitions. It may be of help in some cases

     
Restore

Restore


Restore is the reverse operation to backup and is needed when the system fails to start up, or there are accidentally lost files

Restore to Same Hardware


Restore to Same Hardware

Restore to Same Hardware is a standard restore operation

     

Advanced Backup & Restore

 
Sector-level Backup

Sector-level Backup


Sector-level Backup operates with an image (or a snapshot). It not only includes the contents of all user-made files, but additionally contains the exact structure of directories, information about file allocation, file attributes and other related data. Thus it enables to successfully process system or encrypted partitions of any file system type, no matter what kind of information they contain

Differential Backup


Differential Backup

Differential Backup is good for regular backup, as it only archives changes since the last full sector-based image, thus considerably saving the backup storage space

     

Sector Increment


Sector Increment

Sector Increment is a further way of optimizing the process of disk imaging. Unlike differentials, it may not only contain data changed since the time of creating a full sector-based archive, but one of its increments as well, thus allowing to save more time and the backup storage

     

Sector Increment to Virtual Containers


Sector Increment to Virtual Containers

Sector-level Incremental Imaging to Virtual Containers (pVHD, VHD, VMDK) works much faster and rock-stable in comparison with the old PBF (10x faster incremental backup to NAS). Users are allowed to create several incremental chains based on one base image, provided each chain contains changed data of a particular backup object(s), which is opens up much flexibility in managing backup contents

     

Cyclic Backup to VD


Cyclic Backup to VD

Cyclic Backup to VD helps to set up unattended backup operations involving regular creation of full or incremental virtual containers controlled by special backup data retention policies. This tool is fully compliant with the so called set-and-forget backup strategies. Unlike Cyclic Backup that works with PBF images, Cyclic Backup to VD offers more flexibility in configuring regular backup routines:

 

- It can process separate partitions or entire hard disks;

- It can do full and incremental images;

- Its retention mechanism is more efficient.

     

Cyclic Backup


Cyclic Backup

Cyclic Backup helps to establish a self-acting data protection system that is fully compliant with the Set-and-Forget Backup Policy

     

Synthetic Backup


Synthetic Backup

Synthetic Backup helps to change any property (merge a given differential image with its full image, split/un-split, compress/de-compress, etc.) of an existing archive without carrying out a physical backup operation

     
File-level Backup

File-level Backup


File-level Backup takes into account a file system structure and only functions on a file or folder level. So it is very efficient when archiving separate files or folders, but in no way will help you back up a system partition

File Increment


File Increment

File Increment is good for regular backup, as an incremental archive is smaller and takes less time to create, but you will require the initial full archive and all of its increments to restore the latest point of this kind of backup

     

File Complement


File Complement

File Complement enables to back up OS on a sector level to get it back on track in minutes, and then make file increments to keep updated only critical information, thus considerably saving the system resources

     
Restore

Restore


Restore is the reverse operation to backup and is needed when the system fails to start up, or there are accidentally lost files

Restore to Dissimilar Hardware


Restore to Dissimilar Hardware

Restore to Dissimilar Hardware is restore of a Windows OS physical system to a different hardware platform by allowing automatic injection of all required drivers and the other actions crucial for this type of operation

     

Selective Restore


Selective Restore

Selective Restore opens the option to extract files and folders from an archive without the need to restore the whole archive

     

Restore With Resize


Restore With Resize

Restore With Resize provides much flexibilty when restoring either to smaller or larger blocks of free space

     

AUX Backup & Restore

 

Exludes for Enterprise-level Apps


Exludes for Enterprise-level Apps

Exludes for Enterprise-level Apps (MS Exchange, SQL, SharePoint, Hyper-V, VMware Server) provide for better backup performance of Windows Server, minimize backup storage requirements, and eliminate any interference with special-purpose backup tools

     

Merge VD Increments


Merge VD Increments

To effectively manage backup contents and cut on backup storage requirements, the last increment in the chain is allowed to merge with the previous one, thus updating its contents

     

Retention Wizard


Retention Wizard

Retention Wizard enables to set up effective backup methods for full, differential and incremental backup strategies, in physical and virtual environments

     

Synchronous Backup of Multiple Volumes

     

Asynchrounous Sector-level Backup Mode

     

Restore to Dissimilar Sector Size


Restore to Dissimilar Sector Size

Users can restore for instance contents of a 512-byte hard disk to a 4k hard disk with no additional actions

     

Manage Backup Capsule


Manage Backup Capsule

Manage Backup Capsule helps to create, change size and other properties of Paragon's Backup Capsule

     

Check Recovery Media


Check Recovery Media

Check Recovery Media to make sure backup data is OK and the media is bootable

     

Check Archive Integrity


Check Archive Integrity

Check Archive Integrity to make sure backup data is OK

PBF only   PBF only   PBF only  

Mount Archive


Mount Archive

Mount Archive enables to browse contents, copy, extract files and folders, etc. of a backup image as if it's an ordinary local drive

PBF only   PBF only   PBF only  

Bootable Archives


Bootable Archives

Bootable Archives to start up the computer and accomplish restore operations

     

Bootable Backup Capsule


Bootable Backup Capsule

Bootable Backup Capsule to start up the computer for maintenance or recovery purposes

BIOS-compatible   BIOS-compatible   BIOS-compatible  

Basic Partitioning

 
Create/Format/Delete

Create/Format/Delete


Create/Format/Delete are basic functions for initializing, partitioning and formatting hard disks. Instead of the standard Windows disk tools, the program supports all popular file systems

     
Move/Resize

Move/Resize


Move/Resize helps to change size and/or move partitions on a hard disk

     
Convert File System

Convert File System


Convert File System enables to safely change a file system type of an existing partition

FAT <> NTFS

     

HFS <> NTFS

     
Undelete

Undelete


Undelete helps to find and recover any accidentally deleted partition

     
Assign/Remove Drive Letter

Assign/Remove Drive Letter


Assign/Remove Drive Letter to mount a physical partition in Windows OS

     
Change Partition Properties

Hide/Unhide


Hide/Unhide

Hide/Unhide to safely hide data from Windows and applications

     

Active/Inactive


Active/Inactive

Active/Inactive is an advanced feature for experienced users!

     

Volume Label


Volume Label

Volume Label to identify partitions by giving them catchy labels

     

Advanced Partitioning

 
Redistribute Free Space

Redistribute Free Space


Redistribute Free Space helps to increase free space on one partition by up-taking the on-disk unallocated space and the unused space of other partitions

     
Merge Partitions

Merge Partitions


Merge Partitions enables to consolidate contents of two adjacent (or separated by free blocks) partitions into one bigger partition

     
Split Partition

Split Partition


Split Partition helps to detach OS and data or different types of data by splitting one partition to two different partitions of the same type and file system

     
Change Cluster Size

Change Cluster Size


Change Cluster Size enables to effectively control performance of your system and the so called “waste space factor”

     
Change Primary Slots

Change Primary Slots


Change Primary Slots helps to fix problems caused by an inappropriate order of partitions in the Partition Table

     
Convert to Logical/Primary

Convert to Logical/Primary


Convert to Logical/Primary allows changing the type of an existing partition without data loss

     
Convert Dynamic to Basic

Convert Dynamic to Basic


Convert Dynamic to Basic helps to convert a dynamic MBR disk containing simple volume(s) into a basic MBR disk

     
Convert GPT to Basic MBR

Convert GPT to Basic MBR


Convert GPT to Basic MBR enables to convert a basic or a dynamic GPT disk containing simple volume(s) into a basic MBR disk

     
Convert Basic MBR to Basic GPT

Convert Basic MBR to Basic GPT


Convert Basic MBR to Basic GPT allows converting a basic MBR disk into a basic GPT disk

     
Change Partition Properties

Partition ID


Partition ID

Change of Partition ID enables to manipulate accessibility of partitions

     

Serial Number


Serial Number

Serial Number is an advanced feature for experienced users!

     

Downgrade NTFS Version


Downgrade NTFS Version

Downgrade NTFS Version might be needed for compatibility purposes

     

AUX Partitioning

 
Edit Disk

Edit Disk


Edit Disk to view and edit the smallest essential pieces of data stored in sectors of a hard disk

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Test Surface

Test Surface


Test Surface helps to minimize the risk of data loss by automatically finding and hiding if necessary unstable and bad sectors in the file system metadata

     
Check File System Integrity

Check File System Integrity


Check File System Integrity enbales to detect possible file system errors before performing any operation on a partition

     
Change Security Identifier (SID)

Change Security Identifier (SID)


Change Security Identifier (SID) helps to find and change values of identical Windows installations

     

Copy & Migration & Virtualization

 
Support of GPT/uEFI Configurations

Support of GPT/uEFI Configurations


Enables to successfully clone, migrate, virtualize, or restore a 64-bit Windows configured to the uEFI-based boot mode; to fix uEFI related boot problems

 

in WinPE only   in WinPE only   in WinPE only  
Clone Partition / HDD

Clone Partition / HDD


Clone Partition / HDD helps to make an exact clone of a partition or an entire hard disk

Up to 2.2TB

     

To 3TB+ (Hybrid GPT+MBR)

     

To uEFI (Native GPT)

     

To SSD/With Shrink

     
P2P (Physical to Physical)

P2P (Physical to Physical)


P2P (Physical to Physical) is migration of a Windows OS physical system from one hardware platform to another

     
P2V (Physical to Virtual) Copy

P2V (Physical to Virtual) Copy


P2V (Physical to Virtual) Copy is migration of a live Windows OS physical system to a ready-to-use virtual machine

     
P2V (Physical to Virtual) Restore

P2V (Physical to Virtual) Restore


P2V (Physical to Virtual) Restore is migration of a physical Windows OS system from a backup directly to a virtual environment

     
Supported virtual machines for P2V (Physical to Virtual) migration scenarios

Desktop

 

Oracle VB 4.0

     

VM Fusion/Workstation

  except for Workstation 10.0   except for Workstation 10.0  

MS Virtual PC

     

Server

 

VMware ESX Server

     

Server

 

MS Hyper-V

     

Server

 

MS Virtual Server

     
V2V (Virtual to Virtual)

V2V (Virtual to Virtual)


V2V (Virtual to Virtual) is migration of a Windows OS virtual environment from one virtualization software vendor to another

     
V2P (Virtual to Physical)

V2P (Virtual to Physical)


V2P (Virtual to Physical) is migration of a Windows OS virtual environment to a physical platform

     
Connect VD

Connect VD


Connect VD enables to mount a virtual disk and work with it in our program as if it’s an ordinary physical hard disk

Direct connection


Direct connection

Direct connection from a local disk, an external storage device, or a network share

 

MS Virtual PC 2007

     

MS Windows Virtual PC

     

MS Virtual Server

     

MS Hyper-V R1/R2

     

Oracle Virtual Box 1.0-4.x

     

VMware Player

     

VMware Fusion/Workstation

    except for Workstation 10.0  

VMware Server

     

Parallels Workstation

     

XenServer (.vhd only)

     

Virtual Containers (.vhd, .vmdk)

     

Paragon’s Backups (.pbf, .pvhd)

    PBF only  

Connection through vSphere Interface


Connection through vSphere Interface

Connection through vSphere Interface opens up the option to remotely connect and work with guests' disks of VMware ESX

 

VMware ESX 5.x

     

Connection through vSphere Interface


Connection through vSphere Interface

Connection through vSphere Interface opens up the option to remotely connect and work with guests' disks of VMware ESX

 

VMware ESX 4.x

     

Connection through vSphere Interface


Connection through vSphere Interface

Connection through vSphere Interface opens up the option to remotely connect and work with guests' disks of VMware ESX

 

VMware ESXi 4.x

     

Connection through vSphere Interface


Connection through vSphere Interface

Connection through vSphere Interface opens up the option to remotely connect and work with guests' disks of VMware ESX

 

VMware ESXi 5.x

     

AUX Copy & Migration & Virtualization

 
Non-destructive Connect VD

Non-destructive Connect VD


Non-destructive Connect VD is a special read/write mode, when all changes on the connected disk are being saved to a snapshot, thus providing complete safety for the original disk’s contents. If needed, this snapshot can later be merged with its parental disk by using standard tools of a virtualization software vendor

 

     
Copy to Dissimilar Sector Size

Copy to Dissimilar Sector Size


Users can copy for instance contents of a 512-byte hard disk to a 4k hard disk with no additional actions

     
Create VD

Create VD


Create VD helps to create an empty virtual disk or with specific data of one of the supported virtualization vendors

     
Incremental Copy

Incremental Copy


Incremental Copy is a special mode when only changes from the moment of the last copy operation are processed. It enables to decrease the amount of data to write

     

Optimization

 
Partition Alignment

Partition Alignment


Partition Alignment is the process of adjusting location of partitions on a hard drive according to its internal geometry. It may considerably increase performance on SSD, AFD and non-512B sector size disks

Automatic During Operations*

     

Stand-alone Utility

     
De-fragmentation

De-fragmentation


Defragmentation fights an inevitable decrease of the disk efficiency that lies in non-optimal allocation of files, the so-called file fragmentation

NTFS/FAT

     
Defragmentation

Defragmentation


Defragmentation fights an inevitable decrease of the disk efficiency that lies in non-optimal allocation of files, the so-called file fragmentation

Master File Table


Master File Table

Master File Table (MFT) is an NTFS system file that contains information on files. Its defragmentation and shrinking may considerably improve the speed at which data is accessed

     

Boot Management

 
Boot Manager

Boot Manager


Boot Manager allows choosing what OS to boot during the computer startup

     
Update MBR

Update MBR


Update MBR helps to repair a corrupted bootable code of a hard disk to recover the startup ability of your system

     
Install New OS

Install New OS


Install New OS minimizes time to prepare your system to install a new OS

     

File Management

 
Volume Explorer

Volume Explorer


Volume Explorer lets you explore a file system of any type and provide access to the necessary files and directories regardless of their security attributes

     
File Transfer Wizard

File Transfer Wizard


File Transfer Wizard (FTW) eases the process of transferring files and folders between different Windows, Linux, or Mac OS X partitions. You can also use it to extract data from backups

     
GPT Loader

GPT Loader


GPT Loader is a special system driver to allow use of all space of modern ultra high capacity drives (larger than 2.2TB) on systems that don't support it

     

Data Sanitization

 
Wipe Partition/HDD

Wipe Partition/HDD


Wipe Partition/HDD helps to destroy all on-disk information including the standard bootstrap code and other system service structures

     
Clear Free Space

Clear Free Space


Clear Free Space helps to destroy any remnants of deleted files/directories left on disk without affecting the used data

     
Supported Wipe Algoritms

US DoD 5220.22-M

     

US Navy standards NAVSO P-5239-26

     

British HMG Infosec Standard No.5

     

German VSItR Standard

     

Australian ASCI 33

     

Russian GOST

     

Peter Gutmann's algorithm

     

Bruce Schneier's algorithm

     

Paragon’s Algorithm

     

Custom Algorithm

     

Simple on Delete

     

Automatization

 
Scheduler

Scheduler


Scheduler enables to set a time table for any operations to execute them later automatically

     
Scripting

Scripting


Scripting helps to automate the program’s execution on multiple computers without the need of manual configuration from GUI

     

Supported Partitioning Schemes & Disk Types

 
Master Boot Record

Master Boot Record


Master Boot Record (MBR) is a type of boot sector popularized by the IBM Personal Computer. It's usually placed on storages intended for use with IBM PC-compatible systems

     
Windows Storage Spaces

Windows Storage Spaces


Windows 8 has come with a storage management feature called the storage spaces. It enables to easily manage large storage pools. In fact it's an expandable virtual container of defined data size, allowing users to add it as many physical drives as they want until the defined virtual disk’s limit is reached. This makes it easy to include additional storage devices without having to set up and manage each attached physical storage drive

     
GUID Partition Table**

GUID Partition Table**


GUID Partition Table (GPT) is the next generation partition scheme developed to lift restrictions of the old MBR. GPT disks are now supported by Windows Vista/7/8, Server 2008, Mac OS X and Linux

     
Microsoft Dynamic Disk***

Microsoft Dynamic Disk***


Microsoft Dynamic Disk (simple, spanned, striped, mirrored, RAID-5) offers more management flexibility without the partition limitation of basic disks. Dynamic storage can be particularly beneficial for large-scale businesses when dealing with many physical hard disks involving complex setup

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Bitlocker Encrypted Volumes

Bitlocker Encrypted Volumes


BitLocker is a security feature that enables to protect data of your volumes with 128/256-bit AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) encryption. It has first appeared in Windows Vista Enterprise and Vista Ultimate to protect contents of hard disks from offline attacks for instance, when your hard disk is stolen and connected to another computer to retrieve data it contains.

Operations allowed to accomplish on volumes encrypted by BitLocker:
•    Backup Partition;
•    Restore Partition;
•    Copy Partition;
•    Delete Partition;
•    Change Volume Label;
•    Add/Remove Drive Letter;
•    Hide/Unhide Partition;
•    Mark Partition as Active/Inactive;
•    Change Serial Number;
•    Change Partition ID;
•    Test Surface;
•    Check File System Integrity;
•    Properties.

     
Apple Partition Map

Apple Partition Map


Apple Partition Map is a partition scheme used to define the low-level organization of data on disks formatted for use with 68k and PowerPC Macintosh computers

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Supported File Systems

 
reFS      
NTFS (V1.2, V3.0, V3.1)      
FAT16/32      
Ext2/3/4      
Linux Swap      
Apple HFS+      

Supported Storages

Supported Operating Systems

 
Desktop

Windows 2000

     

Windows XP

     

Windows Vista

     

Windows 7

     

Windows 8

     

Windows 8.1

     
Server

Windows Server 2003 Family

     
Server

Windows Server 2008 Family

     
Server

Windows SBS 2003/2008/2011

     
Server

Windows Server 2012

     

Bootable Recovery Environment

AUX

 
Support of Windows 8 Tile-oriented UI

Support of Windows 8 Tile-oriented UI


In Windows 8, Windows Phone and other products and services, Microsoft has introduced a new streamlined, tile-oriented interface

     
Tech Support

Complimentary Support by Web/Email

30 days after purchase   30 days after purchase   60 days after purchase  

Extended Support by Web/Email/Phone

    at additional cost  
Upgrade Assurance     at additional cost  
Available Licenses

Single / Volume

     

Technician

     
Paragon Remote Management

Paragon Remote Management


Paragon Remote Management helps IT administrators effectively manage complex IT environments consisting of multiple, non-collocated servers and workstations. The lastest version is based on a brand-new distributed architecture that allows efficient central agentless protection of hundreds of virtual machines hosted by ESX as well as agent protection of physical computers, including the option to back up MS Exchange on the application level

 

     
Exchange Granular Recovery

Exchange Granular Recovery


Exchange Granular Recovery is a plug-in to Microsoft Outlook 2003/2007 that enables to get transparent access to backup mail databases of MS Exchange Server 2003/2007/2010 through the standard facilities of MS Outlook for easy and fast data recovery at a granular level

     


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