A snapshot of my partitioned C Drive only?

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  1. AaLF

    AaLF Registered Member

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    I have my PC partitioned. Can 1stDefense be told to take a snapshot of my C-drive only (Windows / programs) and ignore the stored data partitions??
     
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    That is the prime function of FDISR.
    Install to your "C"; Run the utility; it will create a snapshot of your 'C'

    Be aware that the snapshot will take up space on the same volume proportional to your current used space. There is an option to create compressed snapshots.
    See attached.

    Extra snapshots "archives can be stored elsewhere. Ideally offline: external HD.
    But can be put wherever there is space.

    You can have, subject to space, up to 10 snapshots of your "Primary System" = your 'C' drive on the same drive.
    You can configure each snapshot differently and boot independently to each.
    You will be able to see your 'D' drive from the (any) booted snap unless there has been some config change.
    Can have subject to space, unlimited archives off line.

    FDISR will NOT back up your "D" volume. (Or any volume other than 'C'.)
    May need an imaging or back-up utility for that.

    See here for some configs: https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=160242

    HTH
     

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  3. ErikAlbert

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    I work like this already since the beginning of year 2006.
    System partition [C:] = Windows + Programs + FDISR, but no personal data.
    Data partition [D:] = personal data, emails, email-address-book
    FDISR works only for system partition [C:] :)
     
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    1stD seems very similar to True Image. That is; full image of C plus differential images. Where do they diverge?
     
  5. ErikAlbert

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    1. ATI is a MUST. You can't work on a computer without backup. FDISR is LUXURY, you don't really need it. FDISR won't help you when your harddisk crashes.

    2. ATI works for all partitions, FDISR only works for the system partition.

    3. ATI is an image backup software. FDISR's main function is Immediate System Recovery (ISR) and is a much better solution than Windows System Restore, because Windows System Restore only works, when you still can boot into Windows. FDISR recovers your system even when you can't boot in Windows anymore.

    4. ATI is SLOW like any other image backup software, while FDISR requires only a reboot to recover your system. So FDISR saves you alot of time, when you are in trouble and without needing technical knowledge to fix it.

    5. ATI isn't very versatile : backup & restore and that's it.
    FDISR is very versatile and does alot more than just Immediate System Recovery.
    FDISR allows you to create several permanent work environments for specific needs.
    FDISR allows you to test several softwares separately or in combination, without getting in trouble and without
    having uninstalling problems.
    FDISR provides bootable snapshots, archived snapshots, frozen snapshots and empty snapshots.

    Of course FDISR requires IMAGINATION to use and combine all these features and that is upto the USER, not FDISR.
    Unfortunately, the trial period of FDISR is too short and should be at least 60 days. :)
     
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