Phoenix is a volume and operating system cloning and extraction tool. A Phoenix Boot Volume may be used to serve as a host for system testing tools, supervise cloning operations from one volume to another, install the core operating system onto a data-only drive converting it into a bootable volume, and possibly convert a volume with damaged OS components into a functioning volume again. Phoenix can extract the core operating system from a working volume without needing to access the original install media, which makes it an ideal tool for people that have a dysfunctional optical drive, they've taken out their optical drive and replaced it with a secondary hard drive or SSD, or they simply don't want to wait for the new network-oriented installation Apple is using in Lion and Mountain Lion. A Phoenix Boot Volume can install a fully functional operating system onto a volume in typically less than 30 minutes.
A Phoenix volume copy is simply a non-block oriented clone of the the original, source volume. Unlike a block copy, a Phoenix volume copy doesn't require that the sizes of the target volume be as large as the total size of the source volume. If the amount of free space on the target volume is greater than the amount of space used on the source volume, the cloning operation should complete without any problems. An added benefit of this type of copying is that the final product produced on the target volume will be completely defragmented. Do not attempt to use this product for bootlegging. All Phoenix copies and clones with operating system components installed will also transfer some security settings, network settings, keychain settings, UUIDs, system serial numbers, and in the case of volume copies, user settings and passwords. A Phoenix Boot Volume or a Phoenix volume copy should only be used with the system they originated from.
What is new in this release:
Bug fixes include the following:
- Fixed problem with background thread not terminating immediately when user clicked on exit button
- Fixed problem with background thread taking too long to notify main user interface of thread completion
- Drive space usage is now dynamically updated during operation
- Drop down items are now locked onto the items being used as the source and target volumes.
This application requires administrative access