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O&O DiskImage 4: Comfortable imaging across the network

The Berlin based software publisher O&O introduces its newest imaging solutions for networks: O&O DiskImage 4 Workstation and Server Editions. In the event of a disaster, once an image is created ? complete, differential or incremental ? it is no longer necessary to start a time consuming reinstallation of all applications Berlin, July 14, 2009 ? The Berlin based software publisher O&O introduces its newest imaging solutions for networks: O&O DiskImage 4 Workstation and Server Editions. In the event of a disaster, once an image is created ? complete, differential or incremental ? it is no longer necessary to start a time consuming reinstallation of all applications and the operating system, as all data is once again readily available. Data loss is now a thing of the past. As well as the continuous improvement and enhancement of existing program components, there is now a broad selection of helpful and new functions available in version 4.

For the first time, you can directly restore virtual hard disks of the type Microsoft Virtual Hard Disc (VHD). The new graphic display of the hard disks and drives makes managing data much easier, since it shows free and used space, as well as the size of individual partitions. The computer Security ID (SID) as well as the computer name can be changed, which protects the security of working groups and of removable disks within the network. As with previous versions, the products are controlled over networks using the new version of the O&O Enterprise Management Console 3. 

New and advanced functions

Restoration of individual files: Image files from O&O DiskImage (OMG) can be mounted as virtual hard disks as before. Individual files can be copied and subsequently restored with the help of Windows Explorer.

Virtual Hard Disc (VHD): O&O DiskImage can convert images mounted as virtual hard disks of the type Microsoft Virtual Hard Disc (VHD) to O&O DiskImage (OMG) image files, and vice versa. A virtual hard disk can also be restored directly.

Changing the computer name and the computer SID: With O&O DiskImage it is possible to change the computer name and the SID to guarantee the security of the workstation environment and of removable media in the network. This might be helpful, for instance, if you are restoring a system image onto several computers in the network.

Additional compression type (BZIP): In addition to the already existing compression type LZNT1, it is now also possible to compress data with the BZIP2 process. There are now two renowned and different algorithms available for compressing data.

Visualization of the data: The graphical display of hard disks and drives – analogous to the disk manager in Microsoft Windows ? enables an intuitive selection of the disk to be imaged or restored. Free and used space, as well as the size of individual partitions is visualized, which greatly facilitates data management.

Snaphot functionality: It is also possible to create reliable images of individual volumes or entire systems during running operations to prevent downtime in productive systems. The Snapshot function with integrated cache ensures that the data imaged is consistent with the exact moment that the imaging process began: changes to data made by the user or applications will not affect the imaging. Only in this way is it possible to create consistent images of systems which have to be available without interruption.

Protection from data manipulation: Images created with O&O DiskImage 4 are labeled with checksums so that any manipulation of data, which might occur due to hardware defects or a virus, are recognized and notified.

Automation, scriptability and reporting: An extensively configured time scheduling enables the comfortable creation of automated images. In addition, O&O DiskImage 4 can be controlled by script commands. Detailed reports keep users informed on all jobs executed.

Advanced burn function: All important optical disks are supported by O&O DiskImage 4, and the images can be burned onto CD/DVD/Blu-Ray/HD-DVD.

Prices and availability
A single license of O&O DiskImage 4 Server Edition full version is available for $359.00 net and $219.00 net as an upgrade (from previous versions as well as from all competing commercial products in imaging, backup and security). The O&O DiskImage 4 Workstation Edition is only available as a volume license from 5+ seats, and the highest volume price at the minimum 5 licenses costs $49.00 net per license. The license program O&O EasyLicensing meets the varying needs of small and medium size companies as well as large corporations.

Interested users can get a free test version of O&O DiskImage 4 Workstation and Server Edition by contacting our O&O Customer Service. Resellers and distributors can get further information and test versions from our O&O Partner Team at www.oo-software.com/partner/en.

Further information is available on our O&O website under www.oo-software.com.
 
About O&O Software
O&O develops solutions for corporate customers that not only support them in their daily activities, but also help substantially reduce their costs. Our products for system optimization, data imaging, data recovery, secure data deletion and company-wide administration are pioneers in the Windows technology sector. Together with our worldwide network of partners, we support corporations, companies, public authorities and private customers in over 140 countries, all from our headquarters in Berlin, Germany.

Press Contact

Andrea Strehsow

O&O Software GmbH, Am Borsigturm 48, 13507 Berlin, Germany

Tel.: +49 (0)30 4303 4303, Fax: +49 (0)30 4303 4399

E-mail: [email protected]

Members of the media can find additional information and imagery online in the O&O PressCenter at http://www.oo-software.com/en/press/

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