Easy Backup, Recovery & Bare Metal Restore

Redo Backup and Recovery is so simple that anyone can use it. It is the easiest, most complete disaster recovery solution available. It allows bare-metal restore. Bare metal restore is not only the best solution for hardware failure, it is also the ultimate antivirus: Even if your hard drive melts or gets completely erased by a virus, you can have a completely-functional system back up and running in as little as 10 minutes.

All your documents and settings will be restored to the exact same state they were in when the last snapshot was taken. Redo Backup and Recovery is a live CD, so it does not matter if you use Windows or Linux. You can use the same tool to backup and restore every machine. And because it is open source released under the GPL, it is completely free for personal and commercial use.

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More Features, Less Complex

Redo Backup has the most features coupled with the simplest, most user-friendly interface:

  • Easy graphical user interface boots from CD in less than a minute
  • No installation needed; runs from a CD-ROM or a USB stick
  • Saves and restores Windows and Linux machines
  • Automatically finds local network shares
  • Access your files even if you can't log in
  • Recover deleted pictures, documents, and other files
  • Internet access with a full-featured browser to download drivers
  • Live CD download size is only about 250MB
  • Over 750,000 downloads

What Others Are Saying

Find out what others are saying about Redo Backup and Recovery:

  • TechRepublic
    DIY: Get reliable disaster recovery for free
  • Datamation
    50 Must-Have Open Source Apps for Your Home Office
  • addictivetips.com
    Live CD That Recovers Your Hard Drive
  • Lifehacker
    Redo Backup Is a User-Friendly Disk Recovery and Backup Live CD
  • TechMixer
    Bootable Data Backup and Hard Disk Clone CD
  • Wikipedia
    Redo Backup and Recovery

Why Not Use...?

Many excellent solutions such as Acronis and Norton Ghost already exist. However, most backup tools cost money, only save data files (rather than the whole system), or come with restrictive licenses. Many are applications that are designed to run on a specific platform. While there are some open source alternatives, these programs are often far too complex for regular users, and most require knowledge of a command line, or ask too many difficult questions.

Everyday computer users, more than any other group, need an intuitive point-and-click solution that can recover them from a disaster, and Redo Backup and Recovery was designed for this very purpose. It is the simplest open source backup and recovery solution available.

How Does it Work?

Most backup and restore programs require your system to be up and running in order to restore. But what if you cannot boot into Windows? What if you have a nasty virus, and you can't even open Windows to try to restore it back to how it was?

Redo doesn't need Windows. Download and burn the ISO, place it in your CD-ROM drive, and reboot your machine. The system will load a complete mini operating system with a point-and-click user interface into your computer's memory, without writing any information to your hard drive. Then you will be able to perform backup, restore and recovery actions—guaranteed—even if you aren't able to boot into your regular operating system.

Redo Backup and Recovery is a GPLv3 Perl script built with a GTK2+ interface designed in Glade. It is simply a front end to partclone, which performs the actual backup and restore. The live CD is built on Ubuntu to provide a graphical user interface and unmodified binaries of each program, but the script will run on any Linux platform that has the required programs installed. The Perl source code for the backup script is contained on the live CD itself. And anyone running Ubuntu can build their own live CD from scratch by following our simple recipe.

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