Drive Snapshot - What's new
V1.50 - August 2022: Drive Snapshot 1.50
Changes to support recent operating systems: Server 2022 and Windows 11
Support of backups to a SFTP server
Extended free update period from 2 years to 5 years
V1.49 - August 2021: Drive Snapshot 1.49
Changes to support recent operating systems (Server 2019) and Windows 10 (20H2)
Changes in the encryption
Compatibility with UWF filtered drives.
V1.48 - December 2019: Drive Snapshot 1.48
Changes to support recent operating systems (Server 2019) and Windows 10 (1909)
Fixed some problems in the encryption
V1.47 - May 2019: Drive Snapshot 1.47
Changes to support recent operating systems (Server 2019)
Completely rewritten encryption. Improved speed and security. Instead of a plain text password you
can use a public encryption key now.
New option (--EjectMediaAfterBackup) to eject a backup medium after the backup has finished.
V1.46 - March 2018: Drive Snapshot 1.46
Changes to support recent operating systems (Windows 10 (1709))
Improved speed when verifying images
Additional options to create differential images much faster (--FastDiff:)
Possibility to remove a removable drive after successful backup (--EjectDrive)
Improved image repair functionality (--repair)
Improved partition handling for Linux partitions
Support for recent versions of XFS (V5 with CRC) file systems
V1.45 - December 2016: Drive Snapshot 1.45
Support for Server 2016
Support for disk with a native sector size of 4k byte (4kn)
V1.44 - April 2016: Drive Snapshot 1.44
Support for Windows 10
Restore complete disks with multiple partitions at once
Connect to remote network shares with Snapshot
- NT4sp6 is supported again. If you encounter any problems please use
Snapshot.exe 1.40 and send us an email
V1.43 – 17.Feb 2014: Drive Snapshot
Support for Windows 8, 8.1, 2012, 2012 R2
Support of GPT Partitions
V1.42 – 14.
Dec 2012: Drive Snapshot 1.42
fixes a bug in 1.41 when using the combination of 'Restore during reboot' and
'Reboot on Success'.
V1.41 – 20.
Oct 2012: Drive Snapshot
V1.40 - 20 Feb 2010: Drive Snapshot 1.40
V1.39 - 15 July 2008: Drive Snapshot 1.39
V1.38 - 26 March 2007: Drive Snapshot 1.38
- supports Microsoft VSS (useful for MS Exchange 2003 servers) (details)
- supports mounting of up to 5 images at the same time
- possibility to exclude Files or directories enhanced
- default image size is 1500 MB
works better with Windows Vista
V1.37 - 28 February 2007: Drive Snapshot 1.37
Still 1.37, but works better with Windows Vista
V1.37 - 17 November 2005: Drive Snapshot 1.37
V1.36 20 July 2005: Drive Snapshot 1.36
older versions of Drive Snapshot (1.35 and earlier) do NOT work with Windows
partitions without a drive letter (mounted at mount points)
unrecognized partitions (Compaq/HP/Dell service partitions)
Linux Ext2/Ext3/Reiser/Swap partitions
image files are saved as unfragmented as possible
USB sticks should be supported
our first attempt to use some graphic in the windows user interface ;)
to all partitions mentioned above
when restoring from Windows/BartPE, allows resizing of NTFS file system to the
Resizing up is always possible; resizing down only to the size of the highest
sector on the disk (basically: what you see in disk defragmenter), NOT to the
used data size;
no defragmentation on the fly is attempted.
previous versions allowed mounting of images with <= 256 image .sn1, .sn2,...pieces;
now up to 65535 pieces (of max 256 TB each) are mountable
supports image mounting in Win 2000/Win 2003 Terminal server environment
behaves better, if memory cards (MMC etc.) aren't plugged in
a couple of minor things (as usual)
the described procedure to convert the networkbootdiskette.sna into a 'real' image,
suitable to burn a bootable CD, had a bug.
V1.35 -1 May 2004
BUG: Windows 2003 Server: 'Driver reports error: IRQL 5'; should be fixed
BUG: The recovery diskette was broken for Intel E1000 Network driver.
V1.34 -22 Apr 2004
BUG: Sometimes Snapshot Backup caused blue screens; should be fixed
BUG: DOS restore worked only for drives, that supported LBA addressing; fixed.
new: SafeGuard Easy is detected, and gets special handling.
Needs some more
new: the DOS part is now packed with APACK,
reducing .EXE size by 3K ;)
V1.33 -1 Mar 2004
new: when backing up from command line.
some users wanted a graphical
added new switch -G (graphical) to allow this
new: when restoring to a new drive, where the drive geometry (cylinders/sectors)
changed, the disk isn't bootable.
there's a new command
Windows:snapshot -!CHECKBOOT HD1
to correct this; will be done automatically in 1.36
when output is redirected (command line backup), progress messages are written to
stderr, not to the logfile
some formatting changes, typos,...
V1.30 - 9 Oct 2003
UDMA Support in the DOS Recovery diskette [BETA]
Ability to resize the file system inside a partition [read
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