Image-Based Backup

Image-based backup is the approach which implies the backing up an entire storage media by creating an image file with storage contents. This backup approach involves creating the whole storage media counterparts or selected operating system partitions instead of backing up media on a file basis.

This chapter describes how to use the Backup Wizard for backing up your disk images. This wizard enables you to save and edit backup plans configurations in the future.

Running the Backup Wizard

  1. Launch CloudBerry Backup.
  2. Click the Image Based icon on the toolbar.

Backup Wizard Steps

The Backup Wizard consists of the following steps for backing up your image-based data:

Backing Up BitLocker-Encrypted Volumes

When you need to back up a BitLocker-encrypted disk volume, you first need to unlock a BitLocker-encrypted drive to be able to back it up.

When creating an image-based backup, the Backup Wizard provides the "Keep BitLocker" option:

  • When this option is enabled, the drive is backed up as is, with BitLocker encryption preserved. As a result, you will not be able to restore individual files from an encrypted volume afterwards. BitLocker encryption will be preserved for a disk image restored from such a backup.
  • When this option is disabled, the backup service will decrypt the volume contents during the backup processing. A disk volume copy restored from this backup will not be encrypted as a result. This enables you to restore individual files from an unencrypted image-based backup.

BitLocker encryption is not preserved when backing up individual files and folders.

CloudBerry Backup does not currently support restoring data from encrypted Azure disks.