Redo Backup & Recovery – Live CD That Recovers Your Hard Drive

With the importance of digital data and information exponentially increasing in our daily lives, the need to keep data safe has increased manifold. Cloud services like DropBox and Microsoft’s SkyDrive are part of this family, while commercial system imaging solutions like Norton Ghost and Clonezilla make localized snapshots of your entire system, again preserving data. So why should one need a new backup and recovery software? Why Redo? Because sometimes, the most popular solutions don’t cater to a specific scenario, and Redo is one tool which fills in just that gap, pretty neatly, too. Let’s find out just after the break.

First and foremost, Redo Backup & Recovery is free. Based on xPUD and partclone, this open source tool not only works with Windows but also supports Linux. Then, contrary to what most popular backup and recovery programs do, Redo provides a bare-metal restore, meaning that even if your hard drive melts, you can have an up and running system (on a new hard drive, of course) in no longer than 10 minutes.

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Redo is a disaster recovery tool, hence it works outside of any OS environment. The downloaded package comes as an ISO file which you can easily burn to a CD-ROM or USB drive, and Redo’s GUI will boot in less than a minute. There are no installation requirements, and it can automatically find local network shares as well. You also get a healthy choice between which language to use.

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With Redo Backup & Recovery, you can access and save your files even if you cannot boot into your operating system, thus ensuring that data loss in event of OS crash isn’t a problem. You can also recover deleted files.

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Redo offers a plethora of various important tools that can come in real handy while performing a system restore. These include access to web services, instant messaging (can come useful for remote assistance), browser capabilities, and more localized system resources like drive reset, partition editor and terminal emulator, etc.

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Finally, Redo provides complete internet access via Firefox browser so that you may download any required drivers.

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To sum it up, Redo is a promising utility that has the potential to rescue your from really serious data losses. With its easy-to-use and understandable GUI, combined with the huge list of features offered, Redo is one tool that you may certainly want to keep around, just in case.

Redo supports both Windows and Linux systems’ recovery and backup. The download size is almost 70MB.

Download Redo Backup & Recovery

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  • den

    HDD Image Backup or System Partition Backup for Recovery or Migration.
    My opinion: Best to make partition image backups from a boot OS
    without the Windows System partition operating. For Windows a Win PE boot CD
    is best but not free unless you make your own.
    Both O&O and Paragon have excellent Win PE boot img. with their drive backup suites.
    They are costly but appear regularly on Giveawayoftheday and both have specials and cupons with email signup. I have both Win PE for less than half peice from newsletters.
    *****

  • http://www.stadt-bremerhaven.de caschy

    The whole web writes about Redo – but AT doesnt give a source. Same procedure as every post. Unsubscribe.

    • http://www.addicitivetips.com Nakodari

      Check your email. ;)

  • Douglus

    thanks for the tip, btw you should write on how to install it in Linux.

    In the past you guys used to provide awesome material on Linux which I have not seen since long.

    • http://www.addicitivetips.com Nakodari

      There is no installation at all, just burn the ISO to CD and boot your computer with this CD. We will soon cover both Mac and Linux tips again. Organizing the staff right now.

  • fitus

    Redo Backup & Recovery, is very good to backup and restore ONLY full hard drives, it does not restore to partitions, it will let you backup a partition, but there is no choice to restore partitions, and it takes very long, it took one hour on a quad processor box with 4Gigs of ram, to back up a 20Gigs partition with a default clean archlinux install, I would strongly recommend clonezilla to do all of your backups needs, it took only 5 minutes to backup the same partition on the same box, so for me clonezilla is my winner.

  • Jou Baur

    @caschy
    What’s this?
    Look above until you see the paragraph below. Just below this paragraph you’ll see,
    “Download Redo Backup & Recovery.”
    See it? That’s it, buddy.
    Not as obvious as on other sites, but, it’s there.

    “To sum it up, Redo is a promising utility that has the potential to rescue your from really serious data losses. With its easy-to-use and understandable GUI, combined with the huge list of features offered, Redo is one tool that you may certainly want to keep around, just in case.

    Redo supports both Windows and Linux systems’ recovery and backup. The download size is almost 70MB.

    Download Redo Backup & Recovery

    [VIA DOWNLOADSQUAD]”

  • danika0922

    why the hdd password ?after rebo backup factory reset?danika0922@gmail.com