Disaster recovery and data protection software developer, Paragon Software Group (PSG), released Wednesday Hard Disk Manager (HDM) 12 Server, Virtual and Professional Editions, each a bundled suite of disk management optimization tools. The suite includes file- and image-based drive backup, disaster recovery, partition management, migration, storage media optimization, and disk wiping software. With one suite, administrators have everything needed to maintain, safeguard and dispose of their computer systems, all in one competitively priced software bundle.
The latest version of HDM supports incremental backups with sector-based images, in addition to differential backups, to provide maximum protection for physical and virtual servers, as well as workstations. In case of a disaster, an IT administrator can restore a critical system within two to three minutes by using a virtual machine.
“Our Hard Disk Manager product is a well-known, proven work horse; truly an all-in-one solution for the professional IT administrator, this reputation continues with our latest version, HDM 12,” said Tom Fedro, president of Paragon Software Group. “HDM 12 includes many new tools; an example would be the ability to connect directly to virtual disks, allowing an administrator to manage any virtual disk on the network with the same ease as a direct-attached physical disk.” Included in HDM 12 is Paragon’s WinPE recovery environment that guarantees the best hardware compatibility when booting in case of an emergency or for offline usage and advanced migration features that help to move existing systems to new physical and virtual environments.
The other features include instant recovery capability through virtualization, seamless restore to dissimilar hardware with third generation of Adaptive Restore technology, incremental and differential backups, updated wizards for easy scheduling and set-and-forget operation, scripting engine to accommodate different backup strategies, and central, remote management available. It also offers new partitioning engine to resize, move, split/merge, delete/undelete partitions, partition alignment during restore, HFS–NTFS conversion without data loss, UEFI support, GPT support and conversion to MBR, flexible file system support, secure disk wiping technology, VirtualBox 4 support, Windows 8, Server 2008 R2 support, and customizable WinPE and DOS/Linux recovery media.
“Looking at the IT administrator’s software toolset market, I don’t think you will find any other product that offers this wide of a range of features, including comprehensive virtual disk and system support, in one package,” concluded Fedro.
Available editions include HDM 12 Professional, HDM 12 Server, and HDM 12 Virtual Server. The product is also available as a Technician License.