MirrorDrive with incremental cloning and file version backup

by Dr. Wei Deng


DriveClone’s new MirrorDrive feature allow users to instantly use the MirrorDrive when disasters strike


With Mirror Drive technology, you can recover and replace a failed device with close to zero downtime. The state-of-the-art technology first converts and compares all files, then clone only the changed data to the hard drive, providing you with a high-grade-speed to complete the Mirror Drive process.

What you will learn…

• You will learn how to use DriveClone’s Mirror Drive.

• The article will teach you how to boot Mirror Drive on different computers, making migrate/replace new PC simple and easy


What you should know…

RTO, the abbreviation of recovery time objective, is defined as the longest endurable time for computer, system, network or applications to stop working after a breakdown or disaster. RTO is an important standard for data recovery. In total, DriveClone provides two RTO standard solutions; Mirror Drive and CVM (Convert to Virtual Machine). With Mirror Drive technology, you can replace a failed device with a Mirror Drive. In regard to CVM, all you have to do is load the converted VMware file with a virtual machine. Both of these recovery operations are effective and reduce overall down time tremendously.


Our Advantages


Incremental cloning

the safest way to back up important data is to duplicate the said data to an external storage device to achieve physically-isolated protection. However, the recovery process of traditional backup software is long and tedious, and can negatively affect your business operations.

With incremental cloning and other functions, DriveClone becomes an alternative and effective backup solution. Incremental cloning allows you to back up recently changed data quickly, and restoration only requires a boot up; business can operate without fear of down time in case of disaster.


Perfect Defrag Cloning

During the process of Mirror Drive, DriveClone will re-organize the whole hard drive data. Consequently, the destination hard drive’s performance is on average 20% faster than the original by keeping all blocks of files in order.


Smart Cloning

In order to optimize clone speed and reduce the destination drive’s size, DriveClone intelligently excludes temporary files, hibernation files, memory swap files, etc. from being cloned to the destination drive.


Dissimilar/Universal Boot Cloning

DriveClone keeps the cloned drive in a “Universal Bootable Format”, allows it to boot on different computers;


True UEFI System Support

UEFI has more advantages, such as larger capacity, superior performance, GPT disk supported, etc.As such, nearly all new PC motherboards have adopted UEFI technology. Farstone has made joint efforts with motherboard producers to perfect the support of UEFI-based mainboard. Thus far, we are the only one who supports dissimilar recovery of UEFI motherboard.


Multi-version File Recovery

FarStone is the first and best firm that have incorporated cloning as a true backup solution. Driveclone can clone iterations of files, automatically or specified, allowing restoration to any old data possible.


Create& Use a Mirror Drive using DriveClone

Please insert a hard drive directly to a PC or through a USB enclosure.


1.Plug an USB hard drive

2.Install DriveClone

3.DriveClone will clone the computer’s hard drive to an USB hard drive

4.Remove hard drive from USB enclosure

5.Replace the hard drive on the computer with the newly cloned hard drive

Start up your PC after linking the hard drives.


1.Run DriveClone, and click Clone Drive/Partition.

2.Check source hard drive/partition and destination hard drive/partition.

3.Verify the information and click next.

4.Cloning progress.

5.Cloning completed.

Use DriveClone to Convert System to VM file

DriveClone’s other main feature is the ability to convert a running OS to a virtual machine format. The resulting image can be launched directly by a virtual machine. At this moment, DriveClone supports VMware and Hyper-V format.


1.Run DriveClone, and choose Convert to VM file.

2.Check the hard drive/partition that needs to be converted, choose a virtual machine format, and specify the storage path.

3.Verify the information and click next.

4.Conversion progress.

5.Conversion complete.

How to run incremental cloning?


1.Run DriveClone, and choose Clone Setting.

2.Enable Incremental Clone; thereafter, you can check Keep X versions of legacy files.

3.Legacy files are saved in the corresponding partition of the destination hard drive, and the folder name contains creation time.

A Comparison Table for Similiar Products


DriveClone is the best cloning tool in the market. Below are the comparison between DriveClone, Paragon, and Acronis cloning solutions.



DriveClone provides two RTO standard solutions; Mirror Drive and Convert to Virtual Machine ( VMWare and Hyper-V format ). With Mirror Drive technology, you can replace a failed device with a Mirror Drive. On the other hand, you can also convert or load your data directly to a Virtual Machine format. Both solutions have the lowest RTO, thus allowing businesses to operate with no down time when disaster struck and also allowing migration to new hardware simple and easy.

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