SIEMENS IPC Software SIMATIC IPC Image & Partition Creator

With the SIMATIC IPC Image & Partition Creator software package, you can reduce downtime and increase the productivity of your SIMATIC IPCs with the simplest preventive data backup and efficient partition management.

Together with the SIMATIC IPC Remote Manager, it is possible to perform data backup and restoration via remote access, making the process convenient and time-saving as well.

SIMATIC IPC Image & Partition Creator

SIMATIC IPC Image & Partition Creator is the software tool for easy, preventive backup and restoring of hard disk contents (images of individual partitions or complete hard disks). This software can be ordered using the SIMATIC IPC Configurator, or separately as a single license.

  • Can run on all SIMATIC IPCs, regardless of the computer configuration
  • Direct starting from the CD possible (no installation required)
  • Complete backup by means of a mouse double-click with “1ClickImage” (must be installed)
  • Menu-driven creation of a bootable USB flash drive as an alternative start medium from which SIMATIC IPC Image & Partition Creator can be started
  • Independent of the operating system thanks to ability to start from the bootable SIMATIC IPC Image & Partition Creator DVD or bootable USB flash drive with Image & Partition Creator
  • Extremely easy system restore using end customer’s USB flash drive
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SIMATIC IPC Image & Partition Creator V3.5 preventive Data backup and partition management

Benefits

Data security and hard disk management with very little overhead
  • Hard disk partitions can be modified without loss of data and without the need for reinstallation
  • Hard disk contents can be saved quickly, accurate to a bit, and securely
  • No changes to the target system to be processed (when starting directly from the CD or USB FlashDrive with Image & Partition Creator)
  • Reliable deletion of confidential data
  • Can be used with any SIMATIC IPC hardware, independent of the respective IPC configuration (even devices with CompactFlash cards and solid-state drive)
Cost reduction due to considerably reduced downtimes in the event of an error
  • Following replacement of a hard disk, SIMATIC IPCs are ready for operation again in just a few minutes
  • Software failures due to application errors, operator errors or computer viruses can be rectified in a matter of minutes

Advantages

Data security and disk management with minimum effort

  • Bit-accurate and secure storage of hard disk contents
  • Fast data backup/restore per mouse click (“1ClickImage” functionality)
  • Backups for preventive data backup, even without shutting down the IPC
  • Subsequent modification of partitions (size, format, etc.) without data loss and without re-installation
  • Irreversible and secure deletion of data, for example, to discard used hard disks
  • Simple duplication (cloning) of existing software collections
  • No need to change the target system to be edited (when starting directly from the CD, or a USB FlashDrive with Image & Partition Creator)
  • Protection of backups against abuse by password protection, query of device type and/or serial number.

Cost reduction through significantly reduced downtime in the event of a fault

  • SIMATIC IPCs can be put back into operation within minutes after hard disk replacement
  • Software failures due to application errors, operating errors and computer viruses can be corrected in minutes
SIMATIC IPC Image & Partition Creator Start Menu

Application

SIMATIC IPC Image & Partition Creator is optimally coordinated with the SIMATIC IPCs and therefore the first choice for subsequent adaptation of the hard disk partitioning. It can be used for all data backup actions where there is no central backup solution via LAN.

Backup and simple duplication

Preventive data backup during operation without system downtime


  • Fast bit-accurate backup and recovery of hard disk contents. This significantly reduces the time needed to restore compared to a new installation
  • Simple duplication of existing software collections to other devices with the same features and the same intended use (cloning). This allows fast replacement of devices during servicing
  • Online data processing for systems that must be constantly available (system backup in runtime)
  • Backup of files and directories
  • Automatic driver support for current SIMATIC IPCs and field programming devices
  • Wizards or detailed menus assist with configuration and execution
  • Complete protection per mouse click with “1ClickImage” after one-time configuration of the backup path
  • Create a bootable USB FlashDrive with Image & Partition Creator as an alternative boot media to the CD
  • Generation of an end user USB FlashDrive for quick and easy system recovery without using the SIMATIC IPC Image & Partition Creator DVD or FlashDrive
  • Storing the archives in a protected “backup container”
  • Scheduled backup: Starting a previously configured full backup via the imaging software or the Windows Task Scheduler enables regular and unattended backups at any time.

Function

SIMATIC IPC Image & Partition Creator offers maximum functionality:
  • High-speed and accurate backup and restoring of hard disk contents. This restoration requires considerably less time compared to a reinstallation
  • Simple duplication of existing software installations to other devices with the same equipment and same use (cloning). This enables a quick complete replacement of equipment in the event of servicing
  • Online data processing in systems that must remain available at all times (system backup during operation)
  • Backup of files and folders
  • Automatic driver support for the latest SIMATIC IPCs and Field PGs
  • Wizard or detailed menus assist with the configuration and execution
  • Automatic driver support for the latest SIMATIC IPCs
  • Complete backup by means of a mouse double-click with “1ClickImage” after one-time configuration of backup path
  • Creation of a bootable USB flash drive with Image & Partition Creator as an alternative start medium (instead of CD)
  • Creation of end user USB flash drive for fast and simple system restoration without using the SIMATIC IPC Image & Partition Creator DVD or flash drive
  • Storing the archives in a protected “backup container”
  • Time-driven backup:
    The start of a previously configured complete backup via the imaging software or Windows Task Planner enables regular, unsupervised backups at any time
A host of functions for changing hard disk partitions:
  • Enlarge and reduce existing system and data partitions without any loss of data
  • Dividing or merging partitions
  • Create new partitions or delete existing ones
  • Convert the file system (e.g. FAT32 to NTFS)
  • Simple setup of multiple-boot systems. Installation of a boot manager
Additional highlights:
  • Direct start (without installation) possible
  • Irrevocable deletion of data
  • Support of virtual environments and virtual data storage mediums
  • Migration of operating systems from a hard disk to an SSD
  • Conversion of Basic MBR to Basic GPT hard disks
System requirements:

Hardware:

  • SIMATIC IPCs from C generation
  • SIMATIC Field PGs

Software:

  • Operating system for installation: Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista, Windows 2003 SP2/ 2008 (R2) and 2012 (R2) Server, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10

Easy partition management without data loss

Easy partition management without data loss

  • Enlarge/reduce existing partitions without data loss
  • Create new / delete existing partitions
  • Merge adjacent partitions
  • Convert file system without reformatting (for example, FAT32 to NTFS)
  • Edit file system parameters (for example, change partition ID / volume name, etc.)
  • Easy setup of multi-boot systems. Installation of a boot manager
  • Conversion from basic MBR to basic GPT hard disks
  • Defragmentation to optimize performance of the hard drive

Secure deletion of data

  • For disposal of confidential data
  • For secure disposal of data media

Simple duplication (cloning)

Simple duplication (cloning) of existing software collections to other devices with the same features and the same intended use, for example, for quick, complete exchange of devices in the service case.

Support for virtual environments and virtual media

  • Backup and restore within virtual machines, Hyper-V guest machines, and virtual containers
  • Edit virtual data media
  • Transfer of Windows systems to virtual environments

Licensing

  • The software can be ordered using the SIMATIC IPC Configurator, or separately as a single license.
Software/LicenseArticle No.
SIMATIC IPC Image & Partition Creator V3.5
Software on DVD
6ES7648-6AA03-5YA0