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Giveaway of the day — Drive Backup 9.0 Professional Edition (English Version)

Drive Backup 9.0 Professional can do more to protect your system in 40 minutes time than any other professional backup software on the market.
$69.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 869 (73%) 324 (27%) 263 comments

Drive Backup 9.0 Professional Edition (English Version) was available as a giveaway on July 29, 2009!

Today Giveaway of the Day
$39.99
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Resize partition spaces without reformatting disk and reinstalling OS!

Drive Backup 9.0 Professional Edition can do more to protect your system in 40 minutes time than any other professional backup software on the market. With advanced total backup and restore functionality, Drive Backup 9.0 Professional is a highly-rated tool set where advanced users leverage the robust technology that’s also found in Paragon’s Drive Backup business solutions. Use Drive Backup Professional regularly and protect your technology investment.

Key Features:

  • Backup and Restore your system without the time consuming process of applications setup and customization in the event of a system crash.
  • Paragon File-level backup - An innovative file-level protection system that allows users to protect all files documents from damage through the creation of a backup copy.
  • Use Cyclic Backup - “Set it and forget it” backup policy that performs regular backups and automatically manages them.
  • Paragon Adaptive Restore- A powerful and unique technology which allows restoring Windows Vista on completely different hardware or even on a virtual machine.
  • And much more.

Detailed Product information is available at Paragon Drive Backup 9.0 Professional Edition website.

Technical Support:
During the Giveaway period Paragon Software provides technical support at http://twitter.com/paragonsoftware. Please, post your questions if you have any troubles while downloading, registering and using the software. Paragon Software’s support team will reply you as soon as possible.

System Requirements:

Windows Vista/XP (Professional, Home)/2000 Professional (Limitations: 64-bit version of Windows is not supported); Intel Pentium or compatible, 233MHz or higher processor; 128 MB of RAM required (256 MB or greater recommended); Disk space: 100 Mb; Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher

Publisher:

Paragon Software

Homepage:

http://www.paragon-software.com/home/db-professional/requirements.html

File Size:

84.3 MB

Price:

$69.95

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#263

I really like the gift.

Reply   |   Comment by Tonya farmer  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#262

After messing with trying to install for a couple of days with negative results I tried the suggestion "use Control V" rather than the context menu.
It worked....... much to my surprise!
YMMV

Reply   |   Comment by Roger  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#261

Shock!
I came back to tell anyone that's still trying to install this app that much to my surprise a previous suggestion to "use Control V" to paste in the User Name and Serial number instead of using the Context Menu actually worked on my machine.
If you haven't dumped the download in frustration you might give it another shot! The dialog box for the serial number, etc., wouldn't take a Copy/Paste with the mouse nor would it accept any typing. When I used Control V and the serial number dropped into place in the box I cursed!
The idea seems idiotic to me but it worked.
YMMV

Reply   |   Comment by Roger  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#260

I concur #258, did a real test on a Vista Home Premium 32bit, image to ext USB, create a boot up recovery CD, use built-in partition restore to factory default (hence, everything is gone, 3 years stuff, boy, the computer run much faster, this take some courage to do if you don't trust it ). Boot up with CD and USB HDD connected, choose simple restore wizard, couple click and off it go, 60GB all restored including the hidden proprietary restore partition. Beautiful.

wish I can test x64 in action.
it's a keeper.

Reply   |   Comment by LEGOletgo  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#259

I installed this on three separate machines. All three were running just perfect before hand. One machine I had to bring up in safe mode and remove the software. It's fine now. The second machine is in the process of doing the same. The third machine is running fine with it. The ironic part is that all three machines have the identical hardware from their motherboard to processor to memory to hard drives. The only difference is the cases.

Reply   |   Comment by Jay  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#258

# 164: Brian:

Yod don't need to worry. After making your backup, you just have to burn a Rescue disk (CD/DVD). Just use the in built Paragon Recovery Media Builder.

Afterwards - try to boot from the CD/DVD and browse to find your backup-file.

Reply   |   Comment by JohanAa  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#257

CAREFULL:

Quote #210:

Downloaded to my older XP SP3 OK but it would not accept my s.n. as a valid entry so deleted program ( no time to fool around with it.

Comment by Alf. — July 29th, 2009 at 7:59 pm

This is not a comment by me !! I also have a XP SP3-system, but I had no problem installing, registering, running or anything else.

Alf. does not equel ALF; this might be very confusing.
Thanks all for the appreciation; it was all my pleasure.

Reply   |   Comment by ALF  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#256

during installation process it says if using firewall ports 3260 and 3261 should be open. What happens if I don't open them? Are they supposed to be kept open even after the installation process? I am using Vista with the factory-shipped integrated Norton Internet Security installed, so that is the firewall. How do I open the ports?

Reply   |   Comment by John  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#255

I was unable to install the program and no matter what serial # combinations of caps vs non caps, the letter "o" for a zero I used, the program would not install and always came up with an invalid serial# message.

I tried a second registering a second time and got a different serial # just in case the first one was bogus and it too came up with an "invalid serial number" message.

Although free and apparently fully functional, I'm extremely disappointed at Paragon for running a offer that resulted in being unable to install because of bogus serial #'s. I just see this as unprofessional and operating in bad faith to the public

Reply   |   Comment by Jack  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#254

#126
> 1. Can this be used to backup an image of a laptop disk,
> then restore it to a new, larger disk in the laptop?
> Should it be backed up to an external USB hard disk, or
> would it have to be done to DVDs?
Yes, it's possible, can use either external disk or DVDs, up to you.

> 2. Will it backup and restore Linux partitions?
Yes, but if you had GRUB loader installed, you will need to re-configure it after restore.

#134
> “Error 1324: The path Paragon Drive Backup?9 Professional
> contains an invalid character”
Please check this:
http://ambientweather.wikispaces.com/Error+1324+The+folder+path+contains+an+invalid+character

#137
> This program has password protection of archives and smewhere
> the word encryption is mentioned. COuld somebody tell me what
> encryption algorithms are used?
Paragon products use a modified GOST-28147-89 encryption algorithm. The password size is limited to 256 symbols.

#156
> I downloaded the software and have tried to register it
> with the supplied user name and serial number. The install
> procedure rejects the serial number regardless of how many
> times I’ve tried to key it in, observing upper and lower
> case as indicated (the cut and paste approach doesn’t
> seem to be accepted).

You were sent product key and serial number, please copy-paste them. The most common problem is that people try to enter their name instead of product key or that extra space character is copied. Just be careful and it will install just fine.

#158
> “error 2203 database c:\Windows\imstaller\13a83b26.ipi cannot open database file”
Please check this: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/888310

#196
> I’ve never used GOTD before. Are these software programs full versions or trial versions?
This one is not trial, but it has some limitations in comparison with commercial version: it's 32 bit only, and no WinPE CD (though you can create default Recovery CD, so it's fully functional software).

Reply   |   Comment by kiwi  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#253

I want to express my displeasure.

Yesterday (07/29/2009) I tried (on and off) for a full 24 hrs to activate the Paragon Back-up Pro 9. Most of the time I was redirected back to the original download page. The rest of the time I was informed that a connection could not be made.
During the day I was sending and receiving my normal emails as usual. So I know that my system was working properly.
I have the personal version of Paragon Back-up, but would have liked to have the Pro version.

What happened here ??

Reply   |   Comment by NASCARCraig  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#252

#250, nobody supposed to know that link, but consider lucky if you did.
the readme instruction is all you need to know to get it installed, some early some late and some missed(many times when I don't have time to check, GAOD ran good stuff).

BTW, W7RC x64 not supported, I think it's purposely offer x86 only, if you like it you'll buy it. But I won't buy it unless I see it actually works, the RC will be gone eventually they don't need to exclude x64.

Reply   |   Comment by LEGOletgo  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#251

For those who couldn't install because installation aborts when pressing "get serial":
use registration link http://www.paragon-software.com/registration/db9pro.html

For those who can't install to Windows 64 bit:
this GAOTD release of Drive Backup 9. Prof is only 32 bit

Reply   |   Comment by kiwi  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#250

Please repeat this one with corrected instructions. I have just seen #33 for the first time, and the deadline is past. How in hell are we supposed to know to go to http://www.paragon-software.com/registration/db9pro.html? That has to be in the readme file.
Please try again.

Reply   |   Comment by Ken  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#249

For #241.You know that exist a new version of windows installer on the site of Microsoft who correct actual windows installer?For #242 Try Revo uninstaller.

Reply   |   Comment by Ignat Titus  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#248

Tried to Install 4 times. Saved to C: and unzipped. Ran the Setup and got the install page and then nothing.
Went to the Program file in C:\Programs and found DB9_Prof_free_en windows installer there instead of the installed program. Ran that and got a Drive H does not exist error and end of program.
Did not get the registration option for sending email.
I soooooooo wanted this Prof as I am very happy with the previously offered Personal Disk copy... :-(((
Help!!

Reply   |   Comment by Yousuf Mirza  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#247

I get a screen that says "Drive Backup 9.0 Professional Edition (English Version) activated"... ah, no such thing. It never asked for my email address, so it isn't mailing me anything. Nothing is on the start menu, nothing that is functional is running. Free, but not worth the price.

So now my work is set out for me...

format C: , then reinstall my whole world. Which fortunately I can do because I have a dual boot system and just backed up this morning the old fashioned way.

I hate bad programmers. "Works sometimes" is never good enough.

Reply   |   Comment by Erich  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#246

XP and Vista users should look at Macrium Reflect (Free Edition) as it allows the bootloader can be put onto pretty much anything that the user's PC Mobo supports ...

Reply   |   Comment by Sparkeh  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#245

Nice program, better than the Personal Edition,,,,this is the best release from GOTD so far...

Reply   |   Comment by Pinsoman  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#244

need help/suggestions please---dwn loaded fine---when installing states not usable with os version---i have vista---any suggestions

Reply   |   Comment by robert  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#243

Excellent program. I have several other Paragon programs, from previous GOTDs. THANK-YOU !!!

Question: What difference does it make to follow #33's installation plan vs. the Paragon one? In both cases, the .msi file is on your computer, and the software key is in your e-mail. But, pointing out the .msi file is good information. I extracted Setup to the Desktop, so it would be easier to find, then made another copy of the .msi installer to keep.

Reply   |   Comment by MichaelC  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#242

I cannot find where it is on my hard drive? i did not get a serial number ! I would like to uninstall but cannot find it!please help

Reply   |   Comment by Bobb  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
#241

Well, it did not install fro me either!!! I followed the instructions to the letter from #33. Here is what I get..."The windows Installer Service could not be accessed. This can occur if the Windows Installer is not correctly installed. Contact your support personnel for assistance." What the crap is this??? I have downloaded many things without a problem.

Does anyone know if I can down load from the Paragon site and use the registration info they emailed me?

Reply   |   Comment by Deborah  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#240

for #160, when you get your email with your reg info, highlight each item, right click and do a "copy", than use the "cntrl key with the V key" to paste it into the selected place on the reg box.

for #168, (for vista) look for it in your temp folder, its usually in
/appdata/local/temp in the folder that it named it to put the msi file. just move it to some other folder and click it. After you can save it to a CD for later.

Reply   |   Comment by Hoody  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#239

I got the error message that the installation was interrupted before setup was complete. Now I'm really p'ed off because I uninstalled my previous Paragon Drive Backup Personal Edition and system restore won't get it back - so now I'm without any backup software. Please GOTD rerun this with a fix for us who have had this problem.

Reply   |   Comment by juicestop  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#238

To follow up my original post #13, the backup/restore on my Vista drive went flawlessly. Vista is not my primary environment (XP is), but I would not hesitate a moment to restore any of my drives using this software. This is really a remarkable GOTD. Thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by putthead  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#237

Installed easy. Made a recovery disk (DVD), booted off disk easily. Nice GUI on the recovery disk, seemed easier to use than Bart's PE (and others!), just a clean quick disk image and recovery program. Haven't figured out how to do individual file/folder backups... don't think you can, strickly disk/partition image/recovery program. Very nicely done! Thanks Gaotd & Paragon! Nice download, glad I caught it!

Reply   |   Comment by Torymon  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#236

BTW, I installed the update version from the site -- had all the same problems. even though I disabled the Net portion of the install and disallowed replacing newer drivers with older...

Chuck

Reply   |   Comment by Chuck  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#235

Will not install under Windows 2000 Server. "Will not work with this OS."

Reply   |   Comment by blatz b  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#234

I found that trouble with registration was a space after the end of the first code, whatever it was called (not the serial number). Remove that space and it might work.

It installed on my XP Machine, but when I rebooted I got the BSoD! Had to do revert back to "last known good" configuration on subsequent boot up. Safe mode didn't help.

Once program was running I got through the wizard ok, but the launch program failed some seconds after it started backing up the partition (note: the MBR backup succeeded). I've run the Free (non-pro) edition before without problems. the Pro Version has incremental backups. Too bad it dies!

Chuck

Reply   |   Comment by Chuck  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#233

I just wonder if some of the frantic people posting today ever read any of the previously posted comments... All their anxioty would be much less if they did take that time to familiarize thenselves with answers to the other frantic people who probably don't read either.

FANTASTIC giveaway! Smooooooth install! Love you Paragon!
w00t MBR repair!! neato!

{{{ GAOTD }}}

Reply   |   Comment by MtnVision  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#232

#33 - where do I find the "reg.data" so I can save it somewhere? Other than that, I installed and registered just fine. Thanks, GOTD

Reply   |   Comment by Tim  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#231

OK, we are all having the same problem, no key, I installed 2 times and nothing, those that are getting the key, well, that doesn't work all the time either.

I even tried to run revouninstaller and it can not find the program. What's up with this program?

And why doesn't the software company respond with the answers?

Or has anyone here figured it out yet?

An answer to this problem would be really helpful.

Reply   |   Comment by rob  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#230

I already have some paragon software, and this makes a great addition to my software.

Reply   |   Comment by Gvape  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#229

Everytime I try to install this program I get a "Error 1335. The cabinet file "Data1.cab" required for this installation is corrup and cannot be used. How do I fix this problem? I have hit retry & ignore
When I do hit ignore it comes back with "error 2350.FDI server error"

Reply   |   Comment by Michael W  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#228

Tried to install and it did not give me an option to enter email to get my serial key.

Reply   |   Comment by Johnny  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#227

#155 and #160
"I have the same problem as Alex (#155) Won’t accept pasting the serial number so it has to be typed in and keeps saying ‘invalid serial number’. double and triple checked typing……."

Instead of "copy" and "paste" do, "copy" then click where you want to paste it and then do, "CTRL + V"
This will work instead of "Paste" in areas you cant right click and use "Paste". Hope this will solve your problem. It did for me!

Reply   |   Comment by dukeomega  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#226

# 10 & # 37, #107
Had the same problem, turn off your virus/spyware and run the installer again. Worked for me.

Reply   |   Comment by ChrisA  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#225

Requires restart upon installation completion, isn't that a bit retro?

Reply   |   Comment by GamefreQ  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#224

Registered for serial 3 times. Nothing. Waiting long time. Going to bed.

Reply   |   Comment by Peter  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#223

I see that there is free server back up for 90 days, does that mean it is no longer effective after 90 days, if so, no thanks, if it is good longer then sign me up.

rp

Reply   |   Comment by Ron  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#222

#161 Brian - have you actually read thru these posts? Your question has been addressed several times.

Reply   |   Comment by Joe Kisonu  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#221

Sorry to say, but there was no "DB9_Prof_free_en.msi form the unzipped folder". The download folder contained only the setup and the read me text.

Reply   |   Comment by Obsrever@  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#220

Thank you, definitely needed for an online business where data is important.

Reply   |   Comment by Kathie Thomas, A Claytons Secretary  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#219

To Doug [ comment # 117] Thank you so much for your help. I did as you suggested and got the serial number and now it is installed. So again, many thanks to you for your help. It is very much appreciated.

Reply   |   Comment by Deesap  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#218

I never got the email giving me the serial number of this program. I would have liked to try it out but I tried about 5 times to get this activated all to no avail. Thanks, GOTD, maybe another time.

Reply   |   Comment by Betsy  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#217

also can not beleive it does not support 64 bit :(

Reply   |   Comment by tobit  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#216

I have downloaded it 2 times now because I never got the little message to get the key. When I look for it on my pc, I can't find it, as if it never downloaded at all. I am on Vista Hm Prem, 32 bit. I would really like to have this. Can someone tell me what I may be doing wrong?
Thanks so much.

Reply   |   Comment by Kara  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#215

I made innumerable attempts to complete the installation. Three different serial numbers were sent to me, none worked. I kept getting a little window with Invalid Serial Number. I finally just gave up and deleted the installation files. They need to do a better job of making sure their software works when it is offered free. I have no desire to ever use anything they produce again.

Reply   |   Comment by Eugene Kriegsmann  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#214

Installed fine (used method from post #33 above) on Windows XP Pro SP3 alongside Paragon Backup Personal Edition. Both versions look very polished and professional. (But it may be quite a while before I actually use either one.)

People who want to install on some other drive other than the default of the "C" drive may wish to watch the installation carefully in order to spot the option for changing the installation location. I did not catch that option the first time around and, by mistake, installed the Pro version on my hard drive "C." An uninstall from the "C" drive and a re-install on my drive "D" seemed to go off without any problems.

Reply   |   Comment by profman  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
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