Backing up the MBR??

Discussion in 'FirstDefense-ISR Forum' started by flimbag, Apr 23, 2007.

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  1. flimbag

    flimbag Registered Member

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    OK, since I did a recent rescue, the snapshot/image that I'm running from was created maybe 6 months ago.

    Now, I keep on getting messages telling me that my MBR backup is out of date, but having updated to the latest release of ISR, it doesn't actually *use* the MBR, but I can't find anywhere that I can either rebackup the MBR or stop the messages from appearing.

    Running Raxco version 3.2. Thoughts?
     
  2. Peter2150

    Peter2150 Global Moderator

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    Do you mean you restored an image of your disk that was 6 months old?
     
  3. flimbag

    flimbag Registered Member

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    Yeah, exactly. Well, created six months previously, but I'd boot into it once a week to update the anti-virus definitions and Windows patches, etc. etc.

    I use ISR like this: I have three snapshots. One is just the plain OS with no apps installed. The second is the OS and my critical apps. The third is my current primary snapshot, and I generally have a rollback snap of that primary.

    As my primary image was getting flaky, I'd decided to roll back to my OS and critical apps snapshot. I knew it was up to date and working well, whereas I'd started seeing occasional BSOD's in my primary image -- testing loads and loads of security apps will seem to do that for you.
     
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    Peter2150 Global Moderator

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    So you restored an old image. But did you then update FDISR to the new version??
     
  5. flimbag

    flimbag Registered Member

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    Yeah, exactly. Restored the old snapshot, and then updated ISR. And the new version of ISR doesn't appear to have any way of touching the MBR. I'd assumed that there must be a scheduled item that is set to remind me every day that I haven't backed up for six months or more, but I'm damned if I can find it anywhere. It doesn't seem to be set in ISR, and it doesn't seem to be in XP's scheduled tasks either.
     
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