Originally Posted by pandlouk
RollbackRX and AX64 are compatible, but you should never do an online restore from an AX64 snapshot.
If you do you will destroy the structure of RBRX snapshots because that will be your new RBRX baseline (even if RBRX doesn't know it).
Hi Panagiotis. Your conclusions are very interesting but I'm not convinced that the live restoration method that only AXtm uses destroys the RBRX structure.
I ran some further tests.
1. Used RBRX to roll back to a Snapshot where i removed a program called PowerIso
2. Ran a backup using AX to bypass the first restore issue i spoke of in my earlier post
3. Used a AX snapshot to restore PI
4. Updated the Baseline with Rollback - Success
PowerIso was still there in the subsequent new baseline of Rollback.
Continuing from there
5. Took a backup snapshot using AX for reasons already outlined. (strangely this first backup went at normal speed??)
6. Restored to a previous snapshot using AX that was taken from the previous RBRX structure before baseline update where PI was uninstalled. (I know.....redical right) - Success. I can't see PI. Its gone.
7. Did another RBRX baseline update
8. PI was now permanently gone! - success
I think that the live restore method that only AX uses keeps the RBRX structure intact. I believe that if IFW was used on a system setup like this that it would restore fully intact. The unique live restore method must allow RBRX to successfully keep track of everychange, thus keeping its structure intact.
Even if an image restore using other Imaging tools will in fact prove that the Rollback structure is not intact, this is a non issue for me but understand that it could be an important consideration for others.
In my case, I would restore my image using AXTM recovery cd (because i would be able to restore right up to the latest snapshot) and then reinstall RBRX. Problem solved.
Further more, if use a snapshot taking regime of taking a snapshot with RBRX and a matching one with AXTM i would in fact still have my snapshots intact because they would exist on the AXTM side (this is truely amazing).
I'll consider testing the restoring an image with IFW and reseting baseline thingy at a later stage before AXTM is ready for prime time.