R-Drive Image: version history

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R-Drive Image: version history

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R-Drive Image 6.1.6109 Fri Dec 15, 2017
Bug-fixes:
- Sometimes when there were only one disk copy mode and several disk signature collision resolving modes during HDD copy, those disk collision modes weren't shown and could not be selected. Fixed.

R-Drive Image 6.1.6108 Sat Jul 29, 2017
Improvements:
In the startup version:
* Linux kernel 4.12.3
* Support for MMC devices is added

R-Drive Image 6.1.6107 Mon Jun 19, 2017
Bugfixes:
- The image of a locked Bitlocker partition could be created incorrectly. Fixed.

R-Drive Image 6.1.6106 Mon May 29, 2017
New features:
+ Startup version: support for SMBv2 and SMBv3 network protocols is added.

Improvements:
* Startup version: Linux kernel 4.11.2

Bugfixes:
- A MaxOSX HDD consisting of a GPT UEFI system partition + data partition + system reserved partition could not be copied or restored with its size squeezed. Fixed.
- The startup version sometimes could not connect to WindowsXP servers using the SMB network protocol. Fixed.

R-Drive Image 6.1.6105 Mon Apr 10, 2017
Startup version:
Improvements
* A new Linux kernel 4.10.8
* A new startup option: GUI (Safe Mode), in which Linux kernel video drivers are used instead of xorg drivers. May be useful for the Intel HD520/530 built-in video adapter.

Bugfixes
- The Safe mode didn't work in the VMware environment. Fixed.
- DHCP query might started before receiving the Initialization success message from network adapters.

R-Drive Image 6.1.6104 Mon Mar 27, 2017
Improvements:
* BIOS RAID detection is improved in the startup version.

Bugfixes
- Scheduler tasks under a user account were created without elevated privileges. Fixed.
- 16-bit applications, specified in the AUX field on the Scheduler -> Backup panel, could not start. Fixed.
- The Next button on the Scheduler's Time/Event panel was active when the Start and End dates coincided. Fixed.

R-Drive Image 6.1.6103 Thu Feb 23, 2017
New features:
+ Scheduled tasks can be repeated during one day and randomly delayed within a specified time interval. The latter is useful when several images are to be simultaneously created on the same server at the same time.

Improvements:
* Linux kernel 4.9.10 in the startup version.

Bugfixes:
- Some fixes in image creation of UFS partitions.

R-Drive Image 6.1.6102 Wed Nov 30, 2016
Improvements:
* Improved display of partitions on partition diagrams. Small partitions look wider.

Bugfixes:
- The program might create an incorrect image for a disk locked with Bitlocker or with unknown file system. Fixed.

Startup version:
New features:
+ Support for exFAT disks for saving/reading disk images.

Improvements:
* Linux kernel 4.8.8
* Support for a mouse wheel in the GUI version.
* An improved NTFS driver, verbose mount errors connected with Windows hibernation.

Bugfixes:
- Some cosmetic bugs are fixed.

R-Drive Image 6.1.6101 Wed Nov 09, 2016
Bugfixes
- The program might crash if several actions were specifed in an existing task. Fixed.

R-Drive Image 6.1.6100 Tue Nov 08, 2016
New features:
+ When creating images, content of files like pagefiles.sys, hiberfil.sys, etc, is skipped when the Backup actual data only option is selected
+ Support for resizing of HFS+ partitions.
+ Support for secure connection (SSL) in mailing out reports.

Improvements:
* Support for Windows Storage Spaces created in Windows 10 Anniversary update.
* Support for Task Scheduler 2.0 introduced in Windows 10 Anniversary update. Old tasks can be upgraded to become compatible with this Task Scheduler 2.0 directly from the R-Drive Image scheduler.
* Support for S.M.A.R.T. attributes for NVME devices.
Startup version:
* Linux kernel 4.8.0.
* Updated drivers for xorg video adapters.
ОЕМ System Recovery:
* Selectable graphic user interfaces.
* The startup disk isn't displayed in the list of available disks for system recovery.

Bugfixes:
- It was impossible to upgrade/reinstall the program when it was running. Fixed.
- It was impossible to open a CD/DVD tray after system recovery from an OEM system restore. Fixed.
- Some cosmetic bugs were fixed.

R-Drive Image 6.0.6015 Wed Apr 06, 2016
Improvements:
In the startup version:
* Linux kernel 4.5.0.
* Improved support for MMC disks
* A new options ACPI OSI is added to the Troubleshooting for boot media.

R-Drive Image 6.0.6014 Sun Feb 14, 2016
Improvements:
In the startup version:
* Linux kernel 4.4.1
* Improved support for Microsoft Surface Pro 4

R-Drive Image 6.0.6012 Tue Jan 12, 2016
New features:
+ Support for multi-touch input (compatible with Microsoft Surface Pro).
Improvements:
Startup version:
* Linux kernel 4.2.8
* Improved BIOS RAIDs support (Dawicontrol DC-600e/610e RAID Controller)

R-Drive Image 6.0.6011 Tue Nov 10, 2015
Bugfixes:
- Startup version: the program might crash when restoring a large number of files.
- Program's GUI might work slowly when a large number of existing files were to be skipped during restoring. Fixed.
- Symlinks might be incorrectly restored. Fixed.
- When an OEM system media master image was larger than 2.3GB, yet fitted to a single DVD, R-Drive Image split the image into two files on one iso image. Fixed.

R-Drive Image 6.0.6010 Thu Oct 22, 2015
Bugfixes:
- If there’s an unconnected network drive in the system, R-Drive Image could use its drive letter to connect a disk image. Fixed.
- When R-Drive Image tried to connect an image on a network drive, an error Cannot connect an image appeared. Fixed.

R-Drive Image 6.0.6009 Wed Oct 07, 2015
Improvements:
* Linux kernel 4.2.2 in the startup version.

Bugfixes:
When restoring individual files and folders,
- Symlinks/hardlinks were recovered incorrectly. Fixed.
- Find file sometimes didn’t work for Find all matched files and Find first matched file options. Fixed.
- The Next button might remain inactive if only files on the right pane were marked. Fixed.
- It was sometimes impossible to restore only empty folders. Fixed.
- Previous search parameters may remain on the Find/Mark dialog box. Fixed.

R-Drive Image 6.0.6008 Tue Sep 15, 2015
Bugfixes:
- When recovering files from an image, empty folders might not be recovered. Fixed.
- Memory might end when a system dump was being created for a large disk (several TB) with many incremental/differential backups (hundreds). Fixed.
- File search might not work for file recovery from an image. Fixed.

R-Drive Image 6.0.6007 Tue Aug 11, 2015
Improvements:
Startup version:
* Improved recognition for BIOS RAIDs.

R-Drive Image 6.0.6006 Wed Aug 05, 2015 3:41
Improvements:
Startup version:
* linux kernel 4.1.3
* Improved recognition for BIOS RAIDs

Bugfixes:
- Sometimes an image file might be created incorrectly for ext4fs disks with the 1024-Byte block size. Fixed.

R-Drive Image 6.0.6005 Fri May 22, 2015
Improvements:
* Faster restoration from images for small files.
Startup version:
* Linux kernel 4.0.4
* Improved BIOS RAID detection.

R-Drive Image 6.0.6004 Mon Jan 19, 2015
Improvements:
Startup version:
* Linux kernel 3.18.2
* Support for SATA BIOS RAID based on the NVIDIA MCP55 chipset.

Bugfixes:
- R-Drive Image might incorrectly show GPT partitions for dynamic disks over GPT. Fixed.
- R-Drive Image could incorrectly show partition sizes for disks with 512 B logical sectors connected as 4KB disks. Fixed. Such situation could happen for some 4KB disks connected over USB.
- R-Drive Image could not select partition type when an MBR partition was restored to a disk without any partition layout. It could be restored only as logical. Fixed.

R-Drive Image 6.0.6003 Fri Dec 05, 2014
Improvements:
In the Startup version:
* Linux kernel 3.17.4
* Improved support for the Broadcom NetXtreme ethernet adapters

R-Drive Image 6.0.6002 Fri Nov 14, 2014
Improvements:
* A new Linux kernel 3.17.2 for the startup version.
* The startup version can be loaded from CD/DVD on a UEFI-booted machine.

Bugfixes.
* The startup version might not work under MS HyperV. Fixed.

R-Drive Image 6.0.6001 Thu Nov 06, 2014
Improvements:
* R-Drive Image prevents Windows from going to sleep when it performs disk actions.

Bugfixes:
- When there were incorrect zero-sized partitions on an MBR disk, R-Drive Image could copy that disk using only the raw copy method. Fixed.

R-Drive Image 6.0.6000 Thu Oct 23, 2014
New features:
+ Support for Windows Storage Spaces (Windows 8/8.1 and 10), Linux Logical Volume Manager volumes, and Apple RAIDs.
+ UEFI boot for the startup version.
+ Support for HiDPI (retina-like) screens for the startup version.

Imporvements:
* Linux kernel 3.16.3 for the startup version.

R-Drive Image 5.3.5305 Wed May 14, 2014
Bugfixes:
- It was impossible to adjust the position of a non-NTFS/FAT (extfs, hfs, refs, exfat, etc) partition on disk free space during a restore/copy operation, it was positioned only at the beginning. Fixed.
- An error "Unable to prepare HDD copy operation" might appear during an HDD restore/copy operation with size decreasing. Fixed.
- The "Operations:" section disappeared in a task email report. Fixed.

R-Drive Image 5.3.5304 Thu May 08, 2014
Bugfixes:
- TUI startup version couldn’t check multipart images if one file was missing. Fixed.
- R-Drive Image couldn't see connected network dirves under Windows 8.1. Fixed.
- R-Drive Image couldn't create an OEM image larger than 4GB on a flash drive. Fixed.
- R-Drive Image might store an incorrect path when saving an incremental/differential image to a dynamic disk. Fixed.

R-Drive Image 5.3.5303 Thu May 01, 2014
Improvements:
* The xgi video driver is added to the startup version.
* It becomes possible to specify the path to missing parts of a split image file.

R-Drive Image 5.3.5302 Thu Apr 24, 2014
Bugfixes:
- Incorrect work with BartPE.
- Some small cosmetic bugfixes.

Startup version:
- BIOS RAID initialization was broken. Fixed.
- If a driver was initialized too long when trace drivers loading was enabled, the rest drivers were not loaded either. Fixed.
- The program crashed if an incremental backup was selected to restore and its full backup file was missing. Fixed.

R-Drive Image 5.3.5301 Mon Apr 07, 2014
New features:
+ A new GUI interface: Japanese.

Improvements
* Linux kernel 3.13.7 in the startup version.
* Driver schema optimization in the startup version that prevents many lockups during startup.
* New options in the startup version: driver load tracking to recognize drivers that can cause troubles. Such drivers can be disabled.

R-Drive Image 5.3.5300 Mar 18, 2014
+ Support for S.M.A.R.T. warnings. If a hard drive has a risk of a possible hardware failure, its S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology) system throws special warnings. R-Drive Image displays such warnings and includes them into its confirmation e-mails.
+ Support for new GUI languages: Portuguese, Traditional and Simplified Chinese.

Bugfixes:
- Sometimes it was impossible to write images to CD/DVD discs. Fixed.
- An incorrect year in the License Agreement for the GUI startup version. Fixed.
- Some cosmetic bugfixes.

R-Drive Image 5.2.5209 Mon Feb 17, 2014
Improvements:
* Linux kernel 3.13.1 in the startup version.
* An enhanced graphic system in the startup version.

Bugfixes:
- Failure to write data to opened encrypted volumes. Fixed.
- R-Drive fails to copy GPT R/O partitions. Fixed.
- Wrong image size for disks larger than 4 GB in the e-mail report.

R-Drive Image 5.2.5208 Sun Dec 22, 2013
Maintenance release.

R-Drive Image 5.2.5207 Wed Dec 04, 2013
Maintenance release.

R-Drive Image 5.2.5206 Mon Nov 25, 2013
Improved:
* Enhanced diagnostics for network tuning in the startup version

Bugfuxes:
- Some small bugfixes

R-Drive Image 5.2.5205 Tue Nov 19, 2013
Bugfixes:
- There was an incorrect timeout for BIOS RAID initialization. Fixed.
- R-Drive Image doubled a partition which boundaries were outside the disk, but which NTFS files system was within the disk. (Windows can mound such partition). Fixed.

R-Drive Image 5.2.5204 Thu Oct 31, 2013
Improved:
* Linux 3.11.6 kernel in the startup version.
* R-Drive Image makes up more accurate for possible incorrect values for disk memory buffer alignment / maximum data transfer reported by the system.

Bugfixes:
- A RAID created in the BIOS of the Intel chipset might not initialize properly in the startup version. Fixed.
- R-Drive Image might display dynamic disks incorrectly. Fixed.

R-Drive Image 5.2.5203 Mon Oct 21, 2013
Improvements:
* R-Drive Image makes up for possible incorrect values for disk memory buffer alignment / maximum data transfer reported by the system.

R-Drive Image v5.2.5201 Wed Oct 16, 2013 10:12 am
Improvements:
* Linux 3.11.4 kernel in the startup version.

Bugfixes:
The startup version incorrectly mounted NTFS partitions on HDDs with 4KB logical sector size. Fixed.
The startup version couldn't see RAIDs 5 created in the intel chipset BIOS. Fixed.
The startup version couldn't see HDDs when started under MS Hyper-V on Win8/2012. Fixed.

R-Drive Image v5.2.5200 Mon Oct 07, 2013
New features:
+ Full support for the GPT partitioning layout. R-Drive Image can create GPT disks, resize them, and change their partition layout during copy/restore operations. It also can convert MBR disks into GPT ones and vice versa.

Improvements:
* Serious increase in read speed for compressed images.
* BCD-based boot loader setup.

Changes:
= The startup version is based on Linux kernel 3.11

Bugfixes:
- Sometimes, R-Drive Image missed errors in a damaged image file. Fixed.

R-Drive Image 5.1.5105 Thu Sep 05, 2013
Bugfixes:
- R-Drive Image might rarely crash when restoring a partition. Fixed.

R-Drive Image 5.1.5104 Sat Jul 27, 2013
Improvements:
* R-Drive Image now can access network drives already connected by a standard user.
* R-Drive Image now includes the info about the image file size and remaining free space in its e-mail report.

Bugfixes:
- Incorrect work when recovering system disk images stored on several CD/DVD discs. Fixed.
- Slow typing of file name when a CD/DVD drive is selected as the image file destination. Fixed.

R-Drive Image 5.1.5102 Mon Jul 08, 2013
Improvements:
* A new kernel 3.9.8 for the startup version.

Bugfixes:
- The CD/DVD startup verison might sometimes not start under some BIOSes. Fixed.
- Incorrect empty log field processing after saving the log file on a remote computer. Fixed.
- R-Drive Image didn't sometimes insert a default image file name after saving an image file to a remote computer. Fixed.
- It was possible to specify an invalid disk character in a file path. Fixed.
- It was impossible to connect virtual NTFS disks under Windows 2000. Fixed.
- Incorrect processing of multi-file image of a system disk. Fixed.
- It was impossible to disconnect a connected virtual ReFS disk under Windows 2000.
- R-Drive Image didn't show the media size on the OEM System Recovery Media Options panel. Fixed.

R-Drive Image 5.1.5101 Mon Feb 18, 2013
Improvements:
* Linux kernel 3.7.8 is used in the startup version.
* Drivers for Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller are added to the startup version

Bugfixes:
- The log file couldn’t be saved to a network computer. Fixed.
- The default name wasn’t specified when the image file was to be saved to a network computer. Fixed.

R-Drive Image 5.1 (build 5100) Tue Feb 05, 2013
New features:
+ Support for the ReFS file system (Resilient File System), a new local file system Microsoft has introduced in its Windows 2012 Server. All disk actions are supported, except partition resizing.

R-Drive Image 5.0.5009 Fri Jan 18, 2013
Improvements:
* R-Drive Image shows now empty space objects for all partition layout types, not only for MBR.

Bugfixes:
- R-Drive Image created a RAW partition on the target disk even when the source disk had been removed before the restore process began. (The Read from disk failed error appeared.) Fixed.
- R-Drive Image could incorrectly display the destination disk structure on the Object Selection panel when attempting to copy something to the locked destination disk. Fixed.
- It was impossible to switch options on the Disk Signature Collision panel by clicking an option itself, only the radio button. Fixed.
- During the restore / copy action, R-Drive Image might show an incorrect disk structure when switching back from the Restore/Copy Parameters panel to the Image Object Selection (Object Selection) panel and refreshing the disk structure. Fixed.
- R-Drive Image might crash when disconnecting a connected virtual disk. Fixed.

R-Drive Image 5.0.5008 Mon Jan 14, 2013
Improvements:
* The startup version assigns the same as in Windows disk letters to dynamic disks.

Bugfixes:
- R-Drive Image fails to create a scheduler task under a user account under Windows 2012 Server. Fixed.
- The startup version of R-Drive Image rarely might crash when the Open/Save File dialog box was opened. Fixed.
R-Drive Image 5.0.5007 Sat Dec 29, 2012
Bugfixes:
- The startup version of R-Drive Image might crash when files were being saved or opened. Fixed.

R-Drive Image 5.0.5006 Fri Dec 28, 2012
Bugfixes:
- The startup version (GUI and TUI) didn’t show compound and interchanging dynamic volumes in the file/folder structure. Fixed.
- The startup version might start too long. Fixed.
- The progress bar might fliker too frequently. Fixed.

R-Drive Image 5.0.5005 Tue Dec 18, 2012
Bugfixes:
- R-Drive Image was unable to make a RAW hdd copy to an hdd with the GPT layout. Fixed.
- The progress bar couldn’t run to the finish when startup floppies were created. Fixed.
- Incorrect word hyphenation in the license agreement in the TUI version. Fixed.
- An incorrect option name on the device selection for OEM System Recovery in the Russian version. Fixed.
- Incorrect partition selection when Restore files or folders and Restore disks or partitions options are selected on the Restore Mode Selection panel. Fixed.

R-Drive Image 5.0.5004 Tue Dec 11, 2012
Improvements:
* The R-Drive Image startup version is based on Linux kernel 3.6.9.

Bugfixes:
- R-Drive Image might freeze during enumerating possible copy methods. Fixed.

R-Drive Image v5.0.5003 Thu Dec 06, 2012
Improvements:
* The “Default clocksource” option is added to the troubleshooting options to eliminate some problems when loading to the xen server.

Bugfixes:
- When an HFS+ or Ext2/3/4 partition was copied / restored under Windows with a changes size, the unable to lock error might appear. Fixed.

R-Drive Image v5.0.5002 Tue Nov 27, 2012
Improvements:
* The startup version of R-Drive Image regularly flashes its file and disk cache during its work with images and disks, which enhances program performance if the computer unexpectedly crashes.
* R-Drive Image can now connect partitions with hibernated file system.

Bugfixes:
- In the startup text-only version, it was possible to unselect all partitions on the disk and keep the entire disk selected. Fixed.
- It was impossible to open a file in R-Drive Image by a double click. Fixed.

R-Drive Image v5.0.5001 Tue Nov 20, 2012
New features:
+ Support for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012.

Bugfixes:
- The Read from disk failed message couldn't be closed by clicking the Cancel or Close button. Fixed.
- R-Drive Image could create an object on the target disk even when the source disk disappeared (when an external USB disk had been disconnected before clicking the Start button on the Processing panel, for example). Fixed.
- R-Drive Image might report about any backup operation as ”sector by sector backup”. Fixed.
- R-Drive Image GUI startup version didn’t report some information in its System Dump. Fixed.

R-Drive Image build 5.0.5000 Thu Nov 15, 2012 4:40 am
New features:
+ A new faster and more robust disk processing engine. A lot of bugs are fixed; R-Drive Image became more stable and reliable.
+ Separate files can be restored from images.
+ Support for several languages in GUI and help.
+ A startup version with GUI.
+ A new image format with a new file extension, .rdr. The old image formats are still supported.

Improved.
* Disk signature collision resolution for disk to disk copy.

Fixed:
- Many cosmetic bugs are fixed.
- R-Drive Image might incorrectly create / delete / rename folders in which image files are to be saved. Fixed.
- There were some incompatibilities between image formats in R-Drive Image and R-Studio. Fixed.
- R-Drive Image might incorrect process changes in the drive/disk structure when those changes are made when R-Drive was running. Fixed.
- Sometimes when Do not connect was selected for the Drive letter for the selected partition parameter on the Restore/Copy Parameters tab, R-Drive Image still assigned a letter to the disk. Fixed.
- R-Drive Image could create and open image files only with the maximum name length shorter by 4 characters than OS allowed. Fixed.
- R-Drive Image might crash when saving image files to CD/DVD discs. Fixed.
- Under Windows 7, a disk might turn offline if it was locked while R-Drive Image attempted to copy or restore data to it. Disk Management warned that its disk signature collided with another disk and thus it required initialization. Fixed.
- R-Drive Image might disconnect without any warning an image connected as a virtual disk when a file was opened by some program. Fixed.
- R-Drive Image might be abruptly closed by pressing the Esc key. Fixed.
- R-Drive Image might incorrectly set the Free space before parameter for a restored / copied partition on the Restore / Copy Parameters panel if there’s another partition before. Fixed.
- It was impossible to create multi-file images in the Create an Image action and Scheduler. Fixed.
- Task renaming worked incorrectly in Scheduler. Fixed.
- Tasks couldn’t be edited with a keyboard. Fixed.
- Sometimes it was impossible to register R-Drive Image with an OEM demo key. Fixed.
- Scheduler didn’t work in the BartPE version. Fixed.
- Help didn’t work in the BartPE version. Fixed.
- OEM registration keys didn’t work in BartPE version. Fixed.
- The Configure startup media troubleshooting options checkbox was always enabled every time a startup version was created. Fixed.
- Many cosmetic bugs are fixed in the TUI and GUI startup version.
- Non-Latin characters weren’t shown properly in the TUI and GUI startup version. Fixed.
- The startup version couldn’t open files with non-Latin characters created by Windows. Fixed.
- In the startup version, it was possible to connect the same network drive several times. Fixed.
- The startup version didn’t correctly process the information about connected network drives. Fixed.
- It was possible to enter an incorrect path for the image file in the GUI startup version. Fixed.
- Disk partitions copied from another disks or restored from images in the TUI or GUI startup version required initializing to be visible in Windows 7. Fixed.

R-Drive Image v4.7.4738 Jun 08, 2012
Improvements:
* A new linux kernel in the startup version.

R-Drive Image 4.7 build 4737 Jan 31, 2012
Bugfixes:
- The latest builds (4735-4736) incorrectly processed the list of e-mail notification receivers in tasks and scripts. Fixed.

R-Drive Image 4.7 build 4736 Jan 30, 2012
Fixed:
- Bugs "[FileId: 8, Pos: 0x0] Negative chunk start position" and "[FileId: 8] Parsed and stored last VCN not equal" are fixed.

R-Drive Image 4.7 build 4735 Jan 26, 2012
New features:
+ New disk object descriptors are introduced into the -s and -d script parameters. These descriptors allow R-Drive Image to use more disk characteristics, like disk serial number, name, and capacity, and alike to identify disk objects. Previously, only disk and partition number were used which might confuse R-Drive Image when a disk configuration of the computer has been changed.
+ The "Сheck the image file immediately upon its creation" option is added to the startup version.
+ A new option"Also apply the settings before creating a new image" is added to the backup set parameters. If this option is selected, the settings will be applied twice, before and after a new image file has been created. For example, if the number of files is set to 2, and there are 2 files already, one file will be deleted before a new image file will be created. This may be necessary if there's not enough space for 3 image files.

Improvements:
* Free disk space is re-evaluated when the Refresh button is clicked.
* Driver loading is improved. Disabled drivers now are turned on and then loaded. Previously, disabled drivers might not loaded.
* A new kernel is in the startup version.

Bugfixes:
- Total progress bar might move erratically during backup and check image. Fixed.
- R-Drive Image might incorrectly determine hard disk layout upon clicking the Refresh button when it had been changed externally. (A new partition had been created in the Disk manager, for example.) Fixed.
- The disk letter of the last restored partition on the disk might not appear. Fixed.

R-Drive Image v4.7 build 4733 Dec 29, 2011
Improvements
New features:
+ R-Drive Image now can copy partitions from a hard disk to another one with a 512KB alignment. This is useful for SSD and advanced-formatted disks.
+ R-Drive Image can now set a process priority and a number of CPU cores used to create an image.

Changes
= The “Realign partitions” option is used now on the Restore/Copy parameters panel for the disk copy action instead of “One partition after another”.

Fixed
- Some bugfixes in processing NTFS partitions with 4096-byte sectors.
- Some cosmetic fixes.

R-Drive Image v4.7 build 4732 Nov 16, 2011
Improvements
* The startup version of R-Drive Image is based on Linux kernel 3.1.1.
* R-Drive Image now creates new partitions with a 512KB alignment.

Bugfixes:
- The startup version might try to assemble a previously existed but disassembled BIOS RAID and create invalid RAID volumes. Fixed.
- ETL and progress might previously erratically jump between operations. Fixed.

R-Drive Image v4.7 build 4731 Oct 22, 2011
Improved:
* The maximum size for MBR created during image creation or copying/restoring is increased to 1MB. The previous maximum size was 63 sec which wasn't enough for grub2. That may resulted in an unbootable Linux system after copy/restore.

R-Drive Image v4.7 build 4730 Sep 12, 2011
Bugfixes:
- Startup version of R-Drive Image might incorrectly detect a disk layout with several virtual hard drives over a RAID created in the system board's BIOS. Fixed.

R-Drive Image v4.7 build 4729 Sep 06, 2011
Improved:
* The startup version now supports Highpoint RocketRaid 27xx.

Bugfixes:
- Sometimes, R-Drive Image might display the "Cannot prepare to reboot: Cannot open File:$MBR" message when the Restart computer (recommended) option is selected when restoring data to a system or other locked disk. Fixed.

R-Drive Image v4.7 build 4728 Sep 05, 2011
Improved:
* Memory usage optimization when creating images of huge partitions (3+TB)

Bugfixes:
- R-Drive Image might crash when the Restart computer (recommended) option is selected when restoring data to a system or other locked disk. Fixed.

R-Drive Image v4.7 build 4727 Aug 24, 2011
Bugfixes:
- If an image larger than 4 GB with a startup module included was created on a FAT32 disk, the archive might appear corrupted. Fixed.

R-Drive Image v4.7 build 4726 May 19, 2011
Improvements:
* R-Drive Image now correctly copies file systems between disks with different sector size.

Fixed:
- Previously some CD/DVD recorders might not be recognized, and such CD/DVD recorders were not seen when a path for the image file was being selected. Fixed.
- R-Drive Image could sometimes crash when enumerating partitions. Fixed.
- Previously, an HDD image with a dynamic partition layout could not be restored as a whole. Fixed.
- When copying/restoring under Windows 7, an annoying system message suggesting to format a new disk appeared. Fixed.

R-Drive Image v4.7 Build 4725 Apr 28, 2011
Improvements:
* The startup version much better recognizes NTFS disks on 3GB+ partitions with 4KB sectors to save/open image files.

R-Drive Image v4.7 Build 4724 Apr 19, 2011
Improvements:
* More information in messages about image creation/reading errors.

R-Drive Image v4.7 Build 4723 Apr 16, 2011
Bugfixes:
- A workaround for restoring default Windows 7 disks (hidden and system partitions): both partitions are not moved when Expand/Shrink with fixed active partition is selected. Previously, only the boot partition wasn't moved which might lead to the Win7 inaccessible boot device error.
- The startup version couldn't find a file system to open / save an image file on an HDD with 4KB physical sector. Fixed.

R-Drive Image v4.7 Build 4722 Apr 13, 2011
Improved:
* A new Linux kernel is used in the startup version.

Fixed:
- The startup version might crash while creating a system dump. Fixed.

R-Drive Image v4.7 Build 4721 Feb 05, 2011
Improved:
* The log file now is being written after each record. Previously is was cached and became actual only after a correct closure of the program.

R-Drive Image v4.7 Build 4720 Jan 07, 2011
Improved.
* Backup of disks with bad sectors is greatly improved: R-Drive Image does not try to re-read a bad sectors two times, and, when creating a useful data backup, it doesn't read them if they are marked bad in the disk's file system.
* The Linux kernel in the startup version has been updated.

Bugfixes:
- Sometimes, the last NTFS claster was erroneously determined as occupied by files, whereas if was empty which prevented partition copy/restore with a decreased size. Fixed.
- R-Drive Image couldn't open an image file if its extension (“.arc”) was changed to the uppercase (“.ARC”). Fixed.

R-Drive Image v4.7 Build 4719 Oct 18, 2010
Improvements:
* The Linux kernel in the startup version is updated.
* The compression/decompression library is updated.
* The sysdump command in the command-line version asks the user about re-writing an existing file.

Bugfixes:
- The previous build couldn’t sometimes create startup floppy disks. Fixed.
- The register command could freeze the command-line version if an incorrect registration key was supplied. Fixed.

R-Drive Image v4.7 Build 4718 Sep 13, 2010
Improvements
* New commands are added to the command line version, sysdump and register.
* The Linux kernel is updated in the startup version.

Bugfixes
- R-Drive Image could not create or connect an image file on Windows 2000 Advanced Server / Terminal Server when working under Terminal Services. Fixed.
- For some rare hardware RAID controllers, R-Drive Image recognized the disk size smaller by several MBs than the real one. Fixed.
- Under Vista and higher, scheduled tasks did not write anything to the event log. Fixed.

R-Drive Image v4.7 Build 4717 Aug 12, 2010
Improvements:
* R-Drive Image now adds information to the image of the system disk that the system has been shut down successfully. Previously, information that a system has not been shut down properly might remain when an image of a system disk was being made. As a result, Windows might display a message that it hadn't been shut down properly when the system was started up for the first time after a data had been restored on the system disk.

Bugfixes:
- Check for update worked incorrectly. Fixed.

R-Drive Image v4.7 Build 4716 Aug 03, 2010
Improvements:
* Now it's possible to enable the Ignore disk read errors (bad sectors) option when the action is specified.

R-Drive Image v4.7 Build 4715 Aug 02, 2010
Improved:
* Diagnostics is further extended when it is impossible to access/create a folder for an image file.

R-Drive Image v4.7 Build 4714 Jul 24, 2010
Bugfixes:
- Sometimes, the extended diagnosis, introduced in build 4712, worked incorrectly when it was impossible to access/create a folder for an image file. Fixed.

R-Drive Image v4.7 Build 4712 Jul 22, 2010
Improvements:
* When R-Drive Image cannot lock a partition automatically, it makes 3 attempts to do that with a certain timeout, only after them the user is warned.
* R-Drive Image asks for a login and password when backing up data to an UNC path.
* Diagnostics is extended when it is impossible to access/create a folder for an image file.

R-Drive Image v4.7 Build 4711 Jun 29, 2010
Improvements:
* R-Drive Image now better recognizes HDD geometry from a system BIOS.

Bugfixes:
- Previously, when a large disk with a small number of files residing at the beginning of the disk was being backed up, R-Drive Image might show an unreasonably large estimated times left. Fixed.

R-Drive Image v4.7 Build 4710 Jun 13, 2010
Bugfixes:
- Sometimes, R-Drive Image (the Windows version) showed large GPT (4TB+) drives incorrectly, for example, a non-existing partition for the entire drive might appear. Fixed.
- Sometimes, R-Drive Image couldn't connect images of large GPT (4TB+) drives. Fixed.

R-Drive Image v4.7 Build 4709 Jun 01, 2010
Bugfixes:
- The startup version might not see partitions larger than 1TB in file selection dialog boxes. Fixed.
- Program might crash when using R-TT snapshot provider. Fixed.

R-Drive Image v4.7 Build 4708 May 22, 2010
Improvements:
* The startup version is now based on Linux kernel 2.6.34
* In case of troubles, USB, SCSI, and PCMCIA devices can be disables in the startup version.
* Extended error messages in the command-line version.

R-Drive Image v4.7 Build 4706 Apr 08, 2010
Improvements:
* A program kernel is updated.
* A IRQ polling mode option is added to the startup media troubleshooting options. It's used when the startup version of R-Drive Image doesn't recognize a device which is in the supported hardware list.

Bugfixes:
Sometimes the startup version of R-Drive Image didn't display disk labels on the file selection dialog box. Fixed.

R-Drive Image v4.7 Build 4705 24, 2010
* It is impossible to select for restoring two hard drives in an image with two hard drives or partitions from two different hard drives, because it is impossible to perform such operation and the Next button would not be active.

Bugfixes:
- It was possible to select a disk letter for an image connected as a virtual logical disk that is already used for a network drive or for a disk connected via the subst command. Fixed.
- When the Restart option was used to copy/restore data to a locked partition, the Cannot copy file С:\Program Files\R-Drive Image\rdigl to C:\rdigl error might appear. Fixed.
- R-Drive Image sometimes could not re-start properly under Windows 7 with a default setup because it could not find a 100MB hidden startup NTFS partition. Fixed.
- If a USB flash drive appeared on the disk list on the Create an Image/Restore/ Copy Disk to Disk, and then the Back button was clicked, and then Create Startup Disk / Create OEM disk was selected, the USB flash drive could not be made bootable. Fixed.
- Sometimes it was impossible to create an OEM System Recovery Media. The Operation(s) failed message might appear right after the start. Fixed.

R-Drive Image v4.7 Build 4704 Mar 17, 2010
Bugfixes:
- The Restore button didn't work properly in the Restore from an Image action. Fixed.

R-Drive Image v4.7 Build 4703 Mar 17, 2010
Improvements:
* When performing the create/copy/restore actions, the user can refresh the the disk/drive configuration on the Object selection panel to see newly connected disks.

Changes:
= The /i switch has no effect anymore because there is not indexes anymore. If it is used, a warning message appears.

Bugfixes:
- When R-Drive Image recovered/copied a partition to a drive with several unallocated spaces in different parts of the disk and if an allocated space was too small for the partition, R-Drive Image might copy/restore the partition to another unallocated space large enough for the partition. Fixed.
- R-Drive Image builds 4700-4702 did not see a flash drive when creating a startup device under Windows Vista/7. Fixed.
- If a command-line version of R-Drive Image started without necessary administrative privileges, it wrote strange messages about incorrect command-line parameters. Now it writes a correct message about insufficient user rights.
- If the /i switch was used in the command-line version of R-Drive Image, strange partitions might be selected. The switch has no effect right now.
- The command-line version of R-Drive Image did not work if a command file *.rdi had non-Latin characters. Fixed.
- If an e-mail was specified in the Sender field on the Mail Notifications/ AUX Applications panel (like Test <test@example.com>), Error (-12) might appear when the Test button was clicked. Fixed.
- A system recovery CD did not allow the user to manually select a partition to which data would be recovered. Fixed.
- R-Drive Image might crash when disk copy was made to a used partition after an attempt to restart the system. Fixed.

R-Drive Image v4.7 Build 4702 Mar 09, 2010
Improved:
* R-Drive Image now deletes an invalid incomplete image file when the creation of image file is aborted by the user or due to a critical error.
* R-Drive Image renames corrupted images of existing main/incremental archives discovered during incremental/differential backups using the $bad001$ prefix. Previously, the process was terminated with Error 3400.

Bugfixes:
- The Image Mode. Replace the existing image file with a new one option did not work in builds 4700-4701. Fixed.
- The destination disk list in the Disk to Disk Copy action did not work in builds 4700-4701. Fixed.

R-Drive Image v4.7 Build 4700 Mar 08, 2010
New features:
+ A technician license (Local) is added for data care professionals and large corporate users.
+ R-Drive Image can now create image files and check them for consistency right immediately after creation.
+ Objects from images of entire hard drives (not only a number of logical disks) can now be connected as virtual disks. This is especially useful when GPT and alike disks are to be connected.
+ R-Drive Image can now create its startup version on FAT disks of external USB hard drives.
+ OEM Kit: A system recovery disk and system image can now be on different devices or logical disks.

Improvements:
* The color legend of disk types (primary partitions, logical disks, unallocated space) is changed to make it closer to the colors used in the Windows disk manager. Also, that makes a selected object better recognizable.
* Estimation of the size of useful information on the disk is improved to make Estimated duration and Estimated image size more accurate.
* An image file can be written on CD/DVD discs in any folder rather only in the root one. If necessary, a folder tree will be created.
* The sender, subject, and message body fields in the report mail message are now editable.
* The mail report message sent by the command-line version contains now the report log.

Bugfixes:
- FAT labels were shown incorrectly. Fixed.
- An image file couldn't be saved in a new folder on a network drive if the path was specified as \\Server\New_Folder\test.arc. Fixed.
- R-Drive Image showed zip archive files as folders. Fixed.
- If R-Drive Image was removed from a computer under Windows Vista or 7, its icons remained in the Start menu. Fixed.
- R-Drive Image might crash when Scheduler was opened. Fixed.

R-Drive Image v4.7 Build 4702 Mar 09, 2010
Improved:
* R-Drive Image now deletes an invalid incomplete image file when the creation of image file is aborted by the user or due to a critical error.
* R-Drive Image renames corrupted images of existing main/incremental archives discovered during incremental/differential backups using the $bad001$ prefix. Previously, the process was terminated with Error 3400.

Bugfixes:
- The Image Mode. Replace the existing image file with a new one option did not work in builds 4700-4701. Fixed.
- The destination disk list in the Disk to Disk Copy action did not work in builds 4700-4701. Fixed.

R-Drive Image v4.6 Build 4602 Dec 03, 2009
Bugfixes:
- It was impossible to connect images created in the R-Drive Image intermediate format (created by the versions released during several months of Fall 2007).

R-Drive Image v4.6 Build 4600 Sep 24, 2009
Added:
+ Smart data imaging support for more file systems. In addition to FAT and NTFS, R-Drive Image now can backup only useful information for exFAT, HFS/HFS+, Little and Big Endian variants of UFS1/UFS2 and Ext2/Ext3/Ext4 FS (Linux) file systems to reduce image file size.
+ Smart bad sector processing. R-Drive can now handle bad sectors encountered on the disk.
+ Smart processing of corrupted image files. R-Drive Image can now restore data from a valid part of a corrupted image file.

Enhanced:
* The dialog boxes about disk I/O and image file read errors, info on the errors ignored by the user is added to the report on action results.
* The dialog box on the mail send test. Now it is possible to see the sent SMTP commands and received responses
* More information is added to the action result report sent via e-mail.
* When mail is sent using the SMTP protocol, the characters in the computer name used in the EHLO command are checked against validity to the SMTP standards. Previously, some servers might reject the mail if non-standard characters were used in the computer name.
* The dialog boxes about disk I/O and image file read errors, a report on the errors ignored by the user is added to the report on action results.
* Dialog box on mail send test. Now sent SMTP commands and received responses can be seen.
* More information is in the action result report sent via e-mail

Changed
= The startup version is based on Linux kernel 2.6.30.2.

Fixed
- SMTP response processing. Previously, some SMTP servers might refuse message delivery.
- Under certain conditions, R-Drive Image incorrectly created OEM System Recovery Media consisting of several iso files for several discs.
- A workaround against freeze of mounting point re-numeration for glitching device drivers.
- In rare cases when the size of a hard drive is a multiple of a certain number, the Disc copy action might end with the Unable to allocate memory error when a partition was copied together with the MBR loader.
- When a partition was being copied and the disk letter of the target partition was not specified, R-Drive Image tried to connect the created partition with the disk letter of the original disk. It could not do that because the disk letter was assigned to the source partition. As a result, the action ended with the Unable to mount the volume error in spite of the fact that the source partition was actually copied to the target partition successfully.
- In rare cases the command line version running under another account might not see a valid registration and worked as if it as in the trial mode.
- Two R-Drive Image programs (the old and new ones) appeared in Control Panel -> Add remove programs when R-Drive Image 4.5 was installed over its version 4.4. )

R-Drive Image v4.5 Build 4509 Aug 27, 2009
Fixed:
- Under certain conditions, R-Drive Image incorrectly created OEM System Recovery Media consisting of several iso files for several discs.

-Drive Image v4.5 Build 4508 Sat Aug 01, 2009
Added:
+ Support for exFAT and ext4 file systems.

Changed
= The startup version is based on Linux kernel 2.6.30.2.

Bugfixes:
- A workaround against freeze of mounting point re-numeration for glitching device drivers.

R-Drive Image v4.5 Build 4507 Jul 02, 2009
Enhanced:
* When mail is sent using the SMTP protocol, the characters in the computer name used in the EHLO command are checked against validity to the SMTP standards. Previously, some servers might reject the mail if non-standard characters were used in the computer name.

Fixed:
- In rare cases when the size of a hard drive is a multiple of a certain number, the Disc copy action might end with the Unable to allocate memory error when a partition was copied together with the MBR loader.
- When a partition was being copied and the disk letter of the target partition was not specified, R-Drive Image tried to connect the created partition with the disk letter of the original disk. It could not do that because the disk letter was assigned to the source partition. As a result, the action ended with the Unable to mount the volume error in spite of the fact that the source partition was actually copied to the target partition successfully.

R-Drive Image v4.5 Build 4506 Jun 29, 2009
Enhanced:
* The dialog boxes about disk I/O and image file read errors, a report on the errors ignored by the user is added to the report on action results.
* Dialog box on mail send test. Now sent SMTP commands and received responses can be seen.
* More information is in the action result report sent via e-mail.

Fixed:
- All 4.5 versions did not work on Win9x.

R-Drive Image v4.5 Build 4505 Jun 16, 2009
Added:
+ If an image file is corrupted, R-Drive Image can ignore the data error and restore data at least from the correct part of the image file. The user will see a dialog box similar to that for bad sectors on a hard drive.

Fixed:
- Build 4404 always created trail (unregistered) startup CD.
- The BartPE plugin created a version where the Connect Image as Virtual Disk action did not work.

R-Drive Image 4.5: Build 4504 Jun 13, 2009

Fixed:
- In rare cases the command line version running under another account might not see a valid registration and worked as if it as in the trial mode.

R-Drive Image 4.5: Build 4503 Jun 10, 2009
Fixed:
- Two R-Drive Image programs (the old and new ones) appeared in Control Panel -> Add remove programs when R-Drive Image 4.5 was installed over its version 4.4.

R-Drive Image 4.5: Build 4500 May 13, 2009
Added:
+ OEM Kit: Upon obtaining an OEM kit license, computer manufacturers can now create system recovery disks to distribute them with their fully assembled computers. See docs for details. Free test keys available on the site.
+ Startup version can be created on USB devices.
+ New commands available in the command-line version: mount, unmount, activate, delete, clear, fixmbr.
+ Commands from the command-line version can be applied to the GUI version
+ Plugin for BartPE added.

R-Drive Image 4.4: Build 4404 Feb 08, 2009
Fixed:
- R-Drive image not always determined all possible HDD copy modes.
- Sometimes it was impossible to copy/restore a partition to a non-initialized hard drive.
- Rarely, FAT partitions were not copied correctly with partition resize (FAT tables were not copied).

R-Drive Image 4.4: Build 4403 Jan 16, 2009
Fixed:
- Data checksums were not always correctly calculated during the sector-by-sector image creation. As a result, sometimes there were problems when incremental/differential images were created using the sector-by-sector method.

R-Drive Image 4.4: Build 4401 Dec 04, 2008
Enhanced:
* Now the geometry is updated in the partition header when copying FAT/NTFS partitions. Earlier the lack of this might result in a non-bootable system if the geometry was changed on small disks (<8GB).
* Suggestive geometry translation is enhanced for small disks (<8GB)
* Now the partition structure is sent to the OS even in the raw hdd copy: system re-start is not necessary.

Fixed:
- Driver loading code is fixed, for example: Win32 detection might sometimes work incorrectly on Win64.
- Tasks scheduled under the system account never started in build 4400 because R-Drive Image started under this account treated itself as unregistered.
- Incremental/differential backup could not be specified in the script creation.
- Available copying modes were not correctly shown on the HDD copying method selection panel.
- Several GUI bugs.