StorageCraft ImageManager

StorageCraft ImageManager

Backup files need to be managed. Otherwise, they can fail when you need them for a recovery.

Take control of your StorageCraft® ShadowProtect® SPX and StorageCraft ShadowProtect backup files with StorageCraft ImageManager.



This free management software can help make your organization truly disaster-resistant. You have the ability to:

  • continually verify backup images
  • consolidate backup image files
  • set retention policies for backup image files
  • replicate backups locally and offsite
  • pre-stage a server recovery

A necessary tool for managing continuous backups

If you’re an IT administrator who schedules continuous incremental backups, you need this software to effectively maintain and manage the accumulated backup image files and the storage space they use.



Features and benefits of StorageCraft ImageManager


Managed-folder Structure

Reduce time spent configuring settings on managed backup jobs.


Reduce restoration time, risk of backup-file corruption, and needed storage space by automatically consolidating continuous-incremental backup image files.

Throttling and Concurrent Processing

Maintain strong system-wide performance by managing how StorageCraft ImageManager uses system resources.

Pre-staged Recovery

Pre-stage the recovery of a server before disaster strikes, and reduce downtime.

Image Verification

Know your backup image files are in a known good state for fast and reliable recovery.


Balance storage space and file recovery needs through retention policies that you set.


Local and Network Replication

Replicate backups onto a local drive or to a network share so that you’re prepared for a small-scale disaster.

Advanced Image Verification

Regularly get visual confirmation that backups are working as they should.

Notification and Monitoring

Easily watch over backup jobs in the user interface and receive notice when an issue arises.


Offsite Replication

Replicate backups offsite to a remote server, co-location facility, data center, or the StorageCraft Cloud so that you’re prepared for a site-wide or regional disaster.

Use StorageCraft ImageManager in these scenarios
  • Verifying and re-verifying backup image files to ensure the backup is ready when needed

  • Managing continuous incremental backup image chains through consolidation and retention policies

  • Replicating backup images to a local drive so as to be prepared for the most common disasters, such as human error or hardware failure

  • Replicating backup images over the network or remotely so as to be prepared for a site-wide disaster (may require buying a job license, depending on the file-transfer technology you choose)

  • Reducing recovery time by pre-staging a backup on a virtual machine (VM) or local physical disk