FIDI - FIDI Isn't a Disk Imager
FIDI can also interpreted as Fast Intelligent Disk Imager.
FIDI (Fidi isn't Disk Imager) is a utility which can be used to take
full or differential partition disk images. It can be used to capture
only used blocks. It works at the raw disk level and supports both
SCSI and IDE drives. It supports both gzip and bzip2 compression.
The goals are to optimise it to be used as a patch/diff utilty for the
disk so as to restore the disk to any prior known state when the imaging
Possible uses include :
- Restore images on same type of hardware multiple times.
- Restore disk to a previous known state after disk failure.
- Take incremental backups of disk