Introducing Macrium viBoot (Technology Preview)


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Macrium viBoot is a new product that enables you to create and manage Microsoft Hyper-V virtual machines from one or more Macrium Reflect image backups. Macrium viBoot is available free to users of all editions, including Macrium Reflect v6 Free.
Macrium viBoot enables you, to create, start and manage Microsoft Hyper-V virtual machines using one or more Macrium Reflect image files as the basis of the virtual machine storage sub-system.

At a minimum, viBoot enables you to boot into the images you have made using Macrium Reflect, for validation purposes, or to retrieve data from old applications stored on a bootable image. At an enterprise level, you could recover an entire network environment in minutes.

Macrium viBoot is built upon a new device driver that presents a virtual drive contained within a Macrium Reflect image file, as a physical hard drive to the Windows storage sub-system. By using this method, Macrium viBoot is designed to allow any Windows based virtualization software that can boot from a physical drive, to boot from Macrium Reflect images files.


Download here:
http://www.macrium.com/viboot.aspx

Instructions, documentation and other important information about viBoot is available in the KnowledgeBase article "Introduction to Macrium viBoot":
http://knowledgebase.macrium.com/display/KNOW/Macrium+viBoot





Edited 21 July 2015 5:00 PM by Saul
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Looks very interesting, Saul.  If I weren't so preoccupied currently with Win10's transition from preview to RTM status I'd give it a try right now, but I'm somewhat hesitant about introducing another "technology preview" device driver in the circumstances.  Maybe in a few weeks when other things have been settled into place. In the meantime, I'm sure you'll get plenty of other interested responders.

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Does viBoot require Windows 8.1 Pro for Hyper-V?   I only have the Windows 8.1 Home.


Edited 23 July 2015 5:45 AM by Keith Weisshar
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Doesn't appear to be working on Windows 10 build 10240

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Keith Weisshar - 23 July 2015 5:45 AM

Does viBoot require Windows 8.1 Pro for Hyper-V?   I only have the Windows 8.1 Home.


Yes, Hyper-V is only available with Windows Professional and Enterprise editions.
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@Keith

Hyper-V is available for professional editions of Windows 8.1. Please see this chart.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_8_editions#Comparison_chart

@Sanya IV Litvyak

Developers are working on it


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I would have found this function useful in "salvaging" the User Data from my neighbor's PCs after they became "unusable".  However, I may not have been able to use it because of a technical concern and/or licensing issues.
1) I assume that only the OS partition is required and not the "partition table" in the "boot record" or anything in the System Reserved or MS Reserved Partitions?
2) Are their any plans for extending this to VirtualBox or other virtualization offerings as the limitation of the free Hyper-V Server are daunting.
3) Would this be available with a V6 Home License or only to those to "deep pocket corporate customers"?
Thank you, Harrison


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Harrison 

Thank you for your post.

1) I assume that only the OS partition is required and not the "partition table" in the "boot record" or anything in the System Reserved or MS Reserved Partitions?

The disk partition table is included in every image, however, the image must include the partitions required to boot the OS, this include the MSR or EFI system partition. 

2) Are their any plans for extending this to VirtualBox or other virtualization offerings as the limitation of the free Hyper-V Server are daunting.

VirtualBox and VMWare will be coming soon.

3) Would this be available with a V6 Home License or only to those to "deep pocket corporate customers"?

viBoot will be free and will be available to everyone.

Kind Regards

Nick - Macrium Support

Edited 26 July 2015 10:25 PM by Nick
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Please post any queries relating to viBoot in the forum:

http://forum.macrium.com/Group16.aspx

This forum is open to everyone registered or not and will be moderated before posts become visible.


Kind regards

Stephen - Macrium Support


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