Paragon Software has updated its home drive-imaging backup tool, Paragon Backup & Recovery Home to version 11. This new build offers four different recovery environments, adding WinPE 3.0 to existing Linux, Windows and DOS recovery options.
It also updates Paragon Adaptive Restore, which allows the user to restore a backup on to a computer with completely different hardware, to version 3.0, adds support for hard drives larger than 2.2TB, supports MBR>GPT conversion without data loss and allows users to encrypt their backups.
Paragon Adaptive Restore 3.0 includes a number of new technologies to help migrate a drive image to a different computer. A P2P Adjust OS Wizard helps simplify the migration process, and can now report missing drives, search the existing Windows repository for those drivers and notify the user about missing boot-critical drivers such as RAID, with a prompt to provide the driver repository to add those drivers.
The new WinPE 3.0 recovery environment makes it possible to restore backups stored over the network, while a new asynchronous backup method promises faster backup times, particularly on USB 3.0 drives and internal hard disks.
Paragon Backup & Recovery 11 Home is available as a free trial download for PCs running Windows XP or later. The full version costs $39.95.