iMageIT is a free disk imaging software that lets you create backups of your entire disk that you can use to restore your system in case of a disk failure. iMageIT comes with a great feature that you can create backup even while you are using your system. It will even backup the open files and applications!
These type of image backups come really handy if you want to do multiple deployments of operating systems and other programs, or if you just want to take backup of your system. You can store images in a partition on your disc that will be protected by iMageIT. You can then do a quick recovery using that partition. Or, you can even store the disc images in a USB drive or external hard disk.
There are many file backup software available, like Dropbox, Mozy, and Wuala. However, all these software can help you in just recovering your files in case of system failure. All your installed programs will be gone. This is where disk image backups are helpful.
iMageIT is also a good free alternative to Norton Ghost, that is one of the most popular disk imaging software, but is not free. Now you can do some of the same activities with iMageIT. Another free software to create disk images is CloneZilla.
Some of the features of iMageIT are:
- Deploy/Recover Windows based systems.
- Create Bootable Discs.
- Option of Hot Backup, that can backup your programs and files even while they are open.
- It can create differential backups, that speed up the process of restoring your system.
- Standard Edition is completely Free.