Redo Backup and Restore for Windows 10
Before coming to the point, we need to get something about Redo Backup.
Redo Backup and Restore is based on Linux system, a free backup and disaster recovery software, which allows you to create an image backup without booting into Windows 7/8/10. It runs from a bootable live CD. At the same time, you can use external hard drives , USB flash drive and network shares as target drive.
Network share is a very important feature of Redo backup. This software will automatically seek out available shared files or disks when you use it to back up disk. It's convenient for you to make remote backup of individual files or an entire disk.
Aside by that, Redo Backup and recovery also includes a web browser. You can access the web to download drivers and troubleshoot your computer problems. To users who don't want to learn arcane commands, Redo Backup seems to be a great disk backup and recovery solution.
Redo backup and restore review
Every product has its own advantages and disadvantages, Redo Backup is not an exception. Here is a review for Redo backup and restore.
• Redo Backup Advantages:
• Simple graphical user interface
• Backup files/disks without booting Windows
• Compatible with Linux and Windows system
• Find network shares files/disks automatically
Redo Backup Disadvantages:
• Not burn ISO file
• Equal or larger restore location required (It can't modify the bootloader)
• Not support compression
• Slow runing speed
How to use Rebo backup and recovery in Windows 10?
Step 1. Download Rebo backup and restore ISO image file and create a bootable USB drive with it. You can use Windows 10 native ISO burner or third-party tool to burn the ISO file to USB, or CD-ROM drive.
Step 2. Reboot your machine and the system will load a complete mini operating system with a point-and-click user interface into your computer's memory. At the same time, it doesn't write any information to your hard drive.
Step 3. Click Start Redo Backup option in the main page.
Step 4. Click the Backup option to create an image for your computer. To restore image, please click the "Restore" option and follow its on-screen instructions.
Step 5. Select source drive, destination drive, and the specific folder to save the image. Then, name this task to distinguish clearly from others and click Next to start the backup process.
That's all for how to use Rebo backup in Windows 10. It allows you to backup disks without booting into Windows when your computer fails to start. This greatly reduces the risk of data loss. But you need to make extra effort to burn the ISO image file, and this process need to be done in a working computer.
Well then, is there any easier way to backup disks without booting Windows? Fortunately, you could use third-party backup software like AOMEI Backupper Standard to make up for this. For details, please continue to see below.
How to use Redo backup and recovery alternative in Windows 10 to backup disk?
Here you will use "Create Bootable Media" and "Disk Backup" in AOMEI Backupper Standard to backup disk without booting Windows. Before that, you need to make some preparations.
Prepare a USB drive (at least 16GB) to create bootable media for your computer.
An external hard drive to store backup image, either HDD or SSD. If it's not initialized, please initialze the disk in the disk management.
If your computer is a laptop, you still need a USB-to-SATA or USB-to-IDE cable, adapter or encloser.
Download AOMEI Backupper Standard, Redo Backup Windows 10 UEFI or BIOS alternative, and install it on your computer.
Part 1: Create a bootable USB drive
Bootable USB is essential, which can help you start your computer when it fails to boot. If you are in the event of a disaster, you can create one on another wroking computer and then use it on this computers. Now, let's get started to create bootable media in Windows 10.
Step 1. Plug your USB drive into your computer first and make sure it can be recognized. Then, open this software, click Tools > Create Bootable Media subsequently.
Step 2. Select Bootable Disc Type: Windows PE - Create bootable disc based on Windows PE. This is the recommended option, because it contains all features provided by AOMEI Backupper Standard.
Note: If you are using Window XP or Window Vista, you need to install Windows AIK first in most cases.
Step 3. Choose the boot mode (BIOS or UEFI), and then click Next.
Step 4. Choose USB Boot Device, and then click Next.
Part 2. Backup disk without booting into Windows
Step 1. Plug the bootable USB drive into you computer, and start your computer from it. Then, you will see its deep-blue interface, click Backup and Disk Backup subsequently.
Step 2. Click Add Disk > select the disk you want to backup. Then, click where the arrow point and select a backup destination to save the image file. You can backup to external hard drive, USB flash drive, cloud storage like OneDrive etc as long as it can be detected by Windows.
Step 3. Click Options or Schedule to customize the backup task. Finally, Click Start Backup if there is no problem.
>> Options: You can make a comment for this task, compress image file with normal or high compression level, create pre/post-command etc.
>> Schedule: You can backup regularly at a fixed interval, such as, daily, weekly, monthly.
This process may take a while to complete and it depends on how many data you have. Once the process ends, you can start to restore Windows 10 image to new hard drive, swap hard drive and boot from it. Also, you can restore computer with dissimilar hardware with the help of "Universal Restore(supported by AOMEI Backupper Professional )" feature.
If you want a fast recovery way, you could consider using "Disk Clone" feature to make an exact copy of disk. Then, you can directly replace the old disk and boot from it without restoring the image first.
Redo backup and recovery for Windows 10 and AOMEI Backupper Standard can help you create an image files for your computer when it fails to boot. But if you want an easier way, AOMEI Backupper will be a better choice. It not only offers you the basic backup solutions, also allows you compress backup image, schedule backup in daily/weekly/monthly, backup only changes with incremental backup etc. And trust me, it has far more features than these, and it's a powerful assistant to protect your computer. Please download it to have a try right now!