d7x uses an integration with TeraByte Unlimited’s Image for Windows software to create disk imaging backups of live systems on demand. In d7x, visit the Data Backup > Disk Imaging (Backup) tab to get started.
First, select a location to store the backup at the top of this tab; type in a fully qualified path, or click the Browse button to select one. No matter what folder you select, the image will always be created under a subdirectory named “\TeraByte_TBI_Backups” in that folder. Once you start a backup, the path you select will be saved in this field’s dropdown list for future usage.
If you don’t already have an installed copy of Image for Windows, d7x will automatically download and install the 30-day trial version in order to create the image. There is no limitation placed on the resulting backup if the trial version is used. You can select the “Uninstall Image for Windows…” checkbox to automatically uninstall the trial software after the image has been created. Of course if Image for Windows is already installed on a machine, that version is used rather than downloading the trial (and of course, a pre-existing installation will NOT be uninstalled even with this checkbox selected.)
Once your path and options are selected, click the Create Image (This PC) button to start the backup/imaging operation.
A link also exists at the bottom of this tab to purchase any TeraByte Unlimited products with an exclusive coupon code. Click the blue link and you will be offered the option to copy the coupon code to the clipboard before opening the TeraByte website. Full disclosure: Visiting the TeraByte website through the link in d7x will also allow us to receive a small commission on any product you purchase.