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Paragon Backup & Recovery 11 Home was given a SILVER AWARD by Top Ten Reviews!
Backup & Recovery 12 Home has won editor's choice in a recent review and round-up of disk imaging/backup software on the Top-Windows-Tutorials.com
micromart august 2009
Paragon Drive Backup was rated "Highly commended; the best value for the money" by Micromart.

Backup & Recovery 14 Home

Powerful Backup. Ultimate Recovery.

 
 
  • Full range of backup and recovery solutions
  • Your system and valuable data are protected and can be restored in case of any disaster!
  • Back up files and folders, operating system or even your entire hard disk to any storage you choose
  • Enhanced Backup Format
  • Windows 8.1 Support
$39.95
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Editions' Comparison

Feature  

Benefit

Backup & Recovery 14 Home Edition Recommended product:
Hard Disk Manager
14 Suite

Backup & Restore Features

Sector Backup

Ideal for securing an entire hard disk or a system partition, saving not only all on-disk information but also the system service structures

yes

yes

Smart Backup

Back up exactly what you need - the whole system, e-mail databases (MS Outlook, Express, Windows Mail) media files or office documents of the My Documents folder, or any other files and folders

yes

yes

Differential Backup

Good for regular sector backup, as it only archives changes since the last full sector-based image, and save considerable backup storage space

yes

yes

File Increment

Good for regular file 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

yes

yes

File Complement

Our unique technology that backs up OS on a sector-level to get it back on track in minutes, and then make file increments to update only critical information and saving considerable system resources

yes

yes

Backup Metafiles

The program is able to quickly back up by the user’s request such files and folders as: My Documents, My Media files, My Email Folders. This feature helps users to easily secure their valuable data without additional configuration. Users can leverage sector backups for the same purposes, but in this case they will have to create archives of whole partitions (with all redundant data)

yes

yes

Incremental Backup to VD
Backup changes since the full, or the latest incremental image. It's allowed to maintain several incremental chains based on one full image, provided each chain contains changed data of a particular backup object(s). pVHD based incremental imaging works much faster and rock-stable in comparison with the old PBF  

yes

 

no

Synthetic Backup

You can 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

yes

no

Cyclic Backup

Establish an automatic data backup that is fully compliant with the Set-and-Forget Backup Policy

yes

no

Backup to FTP/SFTP servers

Offers a new level of system and data protection

yes

yes

Backup Capsule

An independent system layout that will stay operable should the active file system be damaged, granting an additional level of security to the archives it contains. It can be bootable

yes

yes

Backup to CD/DVD/Blu-ray

Guarantees a high level of data protection as long as the backup media is kept secure

yes

yes

Selective Restore

You can extract files and folders from an archive without the need to restore the whole archive

yes

yes

Easy file backup scheduling

Scheduling is available directly in File Backup Wizard. Set up a timetable for any file-based backup operation, thus providing a new level of flexibility

yes

yes

Backup to VD Wizard Back up separate partitions or entire hard disks to a pVHD (Paragon Virtual Hard Drive) format – a special VHD, optimized for storing backups of virtual and physical machines

yes

yes

Restore from VD Wizard Restore entire hard disks, separate partitions, or certain files and folders from pVHD (available under Windows, WinPE*, and Linux)

yes

yes

UIM (Universal Image Mounter) Mount pVHD backup images to browse their contents and retrieve data both, in the program and directly under Windows OS

yes

yes

Recovery Media Builder Prepare either Linux or WinPE-based bootable environment on a USB thumb drive or in an ISO file. Unlike Boot Media Builder you don't need to have Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) or Automated Installation Kit (WAIK) installed in the system

yes

yes

Drive Partitioning Features

Create, Format, Delete Partition

You can create, format, delete a  partition of any popular file system

yes

yes

Partitioning Engine A high-performance partition engine which is compatible with all new generations of data devices. Paragon’s partition engine is more powerful than ever before

no

yes

Express Create Partition

Create a new partition in the most appropriate place of a hard disk, format it to NTFS and then make it available in the system

no

yes

Move/Resize Partitions

You can resize and/or move partitions on a hard disk

no

yes

Express Resize Partition

Increase free space on one partition by utilizing the unused space of an adjacent partition (including partitions of Apple Boot Camp)

no

yes

Convert File System

You can safely change a file system type of an existing partition

no

yes

Make Partition Logical/Primary

You can change the type of an existing partition without data loss

no

yes

Assign/Remove Drive Letter

You can mount a physical partition in Windows

yes

yes

Hide/Unhide Partition

You can safely hide data from Windows and applications

yes

yes

Mark Partition Active/Inactive

An advanced feature for experienced users!

yes

yes

Convert Dynamic to Basic MBR Hard Disk

Convert a dynamic MBR or GPT disk containing simple volume(s) into a basic MBR disk

yes

no

Convert Basic GPT to MBR Hard Disk

Convert a basic GPT disk containing simple volume(s) into a basic MBR disk

yes

no

Convert Basic MBR to Basic GPT

Convert a basic MBR disk into a basic GPT disk to enjoy all benefits of the newest partitioning scheme with minimal effort

yes

yes

Merge Partitions

You can safely merge contents of two partitions into one bigger partition

no

yes

Redistribute Free Space

You can increase free space on one partition by utilizing the on-disk unallocated space and the unused space of other partitions

no

yes

Undelete Partitions

You can find and recover any accidentally deleted partition

yes

yes

Split Partitions You can split any partition on two with desired size and proportions

no

yes

File System Optimization Features

Automatic partition alignment

Our exclusive technology enables to automatically align partitions of your drive (according to internal device geometry), thus boosting performance of your storages. It’s crucial for SSD, AFD, 2TB+ and non-512B sector size disks (not all operations are supported)

yes

yes

Data Copy and Migration Features

Copy/Restore to Dissimilar Sector Size Copy or restore contents of a 512-byte hard disk to a 4k hard disk with no additional actions from your side yes yes

Migrate OS to SSD

Move any Windows OS since XP from a regular hard disk to a fast SSD (Solid State Drive) even of a smaller capacity, thanks to advanced data exclusion capabilities

no

yes

Copy Partition

Make an exact clone of a partition on the same or another hard disk

 yes

yes

Copy Hard Disk Make an exact clone of a hard disk on another hard disk  yes

yes

P2P Adjust OS

Easily migrate Windows to a different hardware configuration

yes

yes

Virtualization

Support for major virtual machines MS Virtual PC, VMware Workstation 10.0, VMware Fusion, and Oracle VirtualBox 4

no

yes

P2V Copy Migrate a physical system to a virtual environment by converting all installed software and data into a virtual disk of the required virtual machine

no

yes

P2V Adjust OS Restore functionality of a virtual environment after unsuccessful virtualization

no

yes

Automation Features

Scheduling

Set a time table for any operations to automatically be executed later

yes

yes

Scripting

Automates the program’s execution on multiple computers without the need of manual configuration from GUI

yes

no

Additional Functionality

Support of 2TB+ and non-512B sector size drives Accomplish any operation on the brand new ultra high capacity hard disks

yes

yes

Boot Manager

Choose what OS to boot during the computer startup

no

yes

File Transfer Wizard

Easily transfer files and folders between different Windows, Linux, or Mac OS X partitions. You can also use it to extract data from backups

yes

yes

Install New OS

Minimize time to prepare your system to install a new OS

 no

yes

Send E-mail Notifications

Automatically gather reports on completed operations executed on different machines in one and the same place

yes

no

Data Wiping

Two wipe algorithms (custom and the US DoD 5220.22-M military standard) to destroy all on-disk information or only remnants of deleted files / directories without affecting the used data

no

yes

Supported Technologies and Operating Systems

Paragon Hot Processing

Exclusive snapshot technology from Paragon allow to backup data which is currently in use

yes

yes

Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Service (MS VSS)

Enables to use the popular snapshot technology from Microsoft

 yes

yes

Dynamic Volumes

Enables drive basic partitioning and disaster recovery operations for MS dynamic volumes

yes

no

GPT Volumes

Enables drive partitioning and disaster recovery operations for GPT volumes

yes

yes

BitLocker Support Back up, restore or copy volumes encrypted by this security feature

yes

no

Apple HFS+

Enables resize, create, format, or get read only access to this file system through our program

yes

yes

Windows 8.1

 Install and use our program under the latest Windows 8.1  yes

yes

Complete uEFI Support Adjust your 64-bit Windows system configured to the uEFI boot mode to successfully start up OS on another hard disk after copy/restore, or in a virtual environment after P2V migration in Windows, WinPE or Linux yes yes

Recovery Environment (Linux/DOS based)

Zero-install operations. Program installation is not required

yes

yes

Separate x86 and x64 Installation Packages The x86 installation package includes x86 product binaries and the x86 Linux recovery environment. The x64 installation package includes x64 product binaries and two Linux recovery environments (x86 and x64 EFI-compatible)

yes

yes

Full Windows Storage Spaces Support Copy, back up, restore, or resize Windows Storage Spaces directly in our program

yes

yes

Advanced Recovery Environment (WinPE based)*

Zero-install operations. Program installation is not required

yes

yes

Licensing, Support, Price

Complimentary Support

 

30 days

30 days

Number of licenses

   1

1

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* WinPE bootable media can be created with the help of Paragon Boot Media Builder or Paragon Recovery Media Builder add-on.