Discussion in 'FirstDefense-ISR Forum' started by rdsu, May 27, 2007.
Is there any change to create and store snapshots on another partion or disk?
I use |Tools| -> |Export| and then pick my location.
But then, I have to increase the size of my system partition...
If you mean bootable snapshots (maximum 10) ? NO. All bootable snapshots have to be stored on system partition [C:], where Windows and FDISR is installed.
If you mean archived snapshots (unlimited) ? YES on internal harddisks, external harddisks.
Even on DVD or CD, if you trust them.
The Export feature is for what you mention above: "another partition or disk"
These filename.arx files will not be bootable but will be considered "Archives". The must be Imported to the system / boot drive in order to boot to them.
My experience is, I can just use plain old copy/delete filename.arx files from where ever you have "Tools > Options > Archives > Specify alternative location: Z:\ISR-ARX". (my Z: drive is a file server in my basement)
Just simple copy/delete, and the FirstDefense-ISR GUI will show them under "Archived Snapshots"... then you can do your FD-ISR Copy/Update stuff.
The FD-ISR GUI will show them as Archived SS wherever you keep them.
Mike, I think I'm missing your point ??
Not true, you have to keep your archives in the specified folder of Tools/Options/Archives. If not, archives won't be visible in the main screen of FDISR. You can store archives anywhere, but that doesn't mean they will be visible, at least not always.
I can only see my archives, when my external harddisk is turned ON and I don't see them when it is turned OFF.
Nope, if I have moved them to a harddisk, and sent that harddisk to the North Pole, they will not be see in the GUI.
Not Not True... you do not have to.
TRUE... that is what I am trying to make a point of.
You can keep/move them any place you like, but, for FD-ISR to see them, just copy/move them into that special folder.
The .arx snapshots are just a file... copy/delete/rename/move all work.
I "should" have said... But I thought it was reasonable to "assume" that their location (the "Archive") is designated via |Tools|->|Options|->|Archives|
I mean this.
But why the snapshots should be on the system folder!?
This might sound cheeky, but so you can boot to them. The program does some "magic" at the time you swap from one snapshot to another. Once you are in another snapshot, that is your "c" drive. This can only work if they are all in the system partition.
This might be stating the obvious, but you don't have to move the archives, to the designated folder. Far easier to just move the designation in the options menu to the archives location.
I don't like this, but if this is the only option, what size did you have for the system partition?
There are two separate types of files that FD-ISR creates. There are SnapShots and Archives. If a file is stored "out of the system folder" it is considered an "Archive" and given an .arx extension. This type of file is not "directly bootable" e.g. must be brought into the system folder to be bootable. The other type is a SnapShot. These are stored in the system folder, and are bootable.
@VaMPiRiC_CRoW, put your *nix hat on, and read this... http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showpost.php?p=1003796&postcount=94
...screamer <--- taking a bow
I know everything about archives, I don't need a lesson on that one anymore.
If you want to see archives on the screen, put them in the archive folder specified in options.
Also, thanks for not telling VC about the only one bootable frozen snapshot... quite... quite...
If you use a frozen snapshot, you can boot directly in any archived snapshot.
Go to Tools/Options/Freeze and change the freeze folder into an archive folder + an archived snapshot of your choice.
After that reboot in frozen snapshot. The reboot time will take longer, but that is normal.
You better create a frozen test snapshot for this.
Better to take baby steps until he gets the app under control
It makes no sense to confuse him.
I already read a few things about the program, here and on its site, and just wanted to be sure about that...
I don't know if I will use this program, and just stay with a good backups schedulers...
They're two different animals: BackUp vs. FD-ISR
Most of us using FD-ISR "also" use a BackUp / Imaging app
I use ATI / SyncBack / GenieBackUp Manager.
FD-Instant System Recovery is just that Instant System Recovery and a whole lot more.
If your personal files have a big volume, FDISR can't be used to backup your personal data anymore. Each snapshot would be too big. This means that you have to backup your personal data with Image Backup anyway.
FDISR is only usefull for a pure system partition, containing Windows + FDISR + Applications.
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