View Full Version : ATI 11 Secure Zone Conflict with RollBackRx
July 8th, 2008, 08:50 PM
I've been doing search on the forum and gathering up as much info as I can about using these two programs (ATI V11 & Rollback Rx 8.1)
I read that one person said to absolutely NOT use ATI Secure Zone and Rollback at the same time and to leave the Secure Zone turned Off.
But then another person said they live in Harmony.
It seems that they both want to use the MBR and Hidden Areas and "may" confllict... but do they or not ?
Any other tips on Using ATI V11 along with RollBack Rx Pro V8.1 so they exist peacefully on the same computer ?
July 9th, 2008, 02:28 AM
Just to clarify a couple of points.
The only time that True Image changes the MBR is if the TI Startup Recovery Manager has been activated. The SRM is not a mandatory function it is entirely optional.
A Secure Zone is also an optional feature.
I have seen posts in the past where there have been conflicts with RollBack. I do not recall any that refer specificically to the SZ or MBRs as being of particular concern although as a SZ is a hidden partition this might well confuse RollBack.
If you really want to try to use both systems I would I would suggest you do not create a TI SZ this also would leave any TI modifications of the MBR out of the mix as the SRM could not be activated.
Then make a full image in TI and a snapshot with RB and see what problems still exist, if any. Bearing in mind that any remaining conflicts could well break both recovery methods. It is not a road that I would choose to travel http://www.wilderssecurity.com/images/icons/icon13.gif.
I stick with the one stop shop of True Image.
July 9th, 2008, 10:48 AM
Thank you for the info...
I'm no where as technically gifted as many of the people here on the forum, but it "almost" sounds like the Secure Zone part of ATI does the same thing as Rollback Rx, but just not in the same way.
Of course, Rollback is going to be a lot quicker since it only takes a snapshot of "changes" but ATI does an entire Image (I think).
So... how are you using ATI ? Do you utilize the Secure Zone Feature ?
I see the one big disadvantage of using SZ is that the Image is stored on the same drive, and if you lose the drive, you lose your image.
July 9th, 2008, 10:58 AM
“but it "almost" sounds like the Secure Zone part of ATI does the same thing as Rollback Rx, but just not in the same way.”
The Secure Zone doesn’t really DO anything. It’s just a ‘hidden’ partition where backup images can be stored and, to some degree, managed.
“I see the one big disadvantage of using SZ is that the Image is stored on the same drive, and if you lose the drive, you lose your image.”
Bingo! But, as I recall, the Secure Zone was really designed for those with only 1 HD and no other external media to backup to. The Secure Zone can, I believe, be created on external drives.
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