Phoenix is a tool that can perform basic volume cloning operations, create emergency boot volumes, and attempt to recover bad files during operation. The new user interface will allow a user to view all operations and identify bad files as they're encountered. In recovery mode, the user can configure Phoenix to make up to ten attempts to try to recover a bad file. If a bad file can be copied, great! If not, Phoenix will log the name of the bad file(s) and continue copying without stopping. Log files will identify the full path and name of any bad files it encountered.
Phoenix can create what we call a Phoenix Boot Volume. A Phoenix Boot Volume is a core extraction of the operating system that 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 on newer OS releases.
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 as long as the amount of free space on the target volume is greater than the amount of space used on the source volume. An added benefit of this type of copying is that the final product produced on the target volume will be completely defragmented. Phoenix is very easy to use. All a user needs to do is select the source and target volumes for operations, set the recovery options if needed, select they type of operation (create a Phoenix Boot Volume or do a volume copy/clone) and then click on the "Start" button. That's all there is to it.
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