Copying Snapshot

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  1. DVD+R

    DVD+R Registered Member

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    Is it possible to Copy My primary snapshot, like as create a snapshot "Copy of Primary Snapshot" which is the one I work with on a daily basis with All my daily programs installed i.e Office 2007 and Microsoft works etc.. but Copy the Whole Primary snapshot,but exclude ESET Smart Security o_O So that everything else is installed in the Copy snapshot except for ESS o_O because If I dont need it for say Months or so ESET will be way out of date in the Copy. I dont want to update the Copy daily,as I want it as it is now,So If I decide I dont want ESET anymore for some reason the Copy snapshot can be booted to,and I dont have to uninstall ESET before installing the NEW Antivirus
     
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    No, FDISR doesnt work that way AFAIK.
    You can exclude ESET files and folders in the new snapshot but that will be the same as if you would just delete the ESET folder instead of uninstall it properly.
     
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    Shame, Oh well I'll just uninstall ESS, cleanup the mess, copy the snapshot and reinstall it then
     
  4. ErikAlbert

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    FDISR always creates identical snapshots/archives and the source snapshot/archive always decides what the destination snapshot/archive will be.
    This is valid for copy/update snapshot, import snapshot, export snapshot and freeze snapshot.

    There is a possibility to anchor (= exclude) folders and/or files in the source snapshot temporarily before you do the copy/update to the destination snapshot and in that case the anchored folders and/or files won't be copied to the destination snapshot.
    I do NOT recommend this at all, because installing new softwares is often more than just creating a new folder under Program Files. The results are very unpredictable in the destination snapshot.
    So don't blame me, if you get in trouble after doing this. :D
     
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  5. Peter2150

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    Actually it would be easier to copy the snapshot and then uninstall it in the copy.

    Pete
     
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    But thats double the trouble :cautious: Copy/Boot to/Uninstall/Cleanup/Boot back

    other than Uninstall/Cleanup/Copy :shifty: It's done now anyway, so it doesnt matter anymore
     
  7. ErikAlbert

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    No it's not double trouble, it's the right way to do it. It will be double trouble, if you don't do it the right way.
    There is something wrong with your philosophy. :)
     
  8. DVD+R

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    erm.. ok but its just the same as not having it installed in the first place,
     
  9. ErikAlbert

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    OK. What about this philosophy ?
    You make a distinction between :
    1. Non-security softwares.
    These are text-processors, image viewers, pdf-readers, recovery softwares (IB+ISR), browsers, email-softwares, etc.
    These softwares are often choosen one time and then you keep on using them.
    In other words, this group of softwares is quite stable in usage.

    2. Security softwares.
    These are firewalls, scanners, hips, anti-executables, behavior blockers, ... etc.
    These softwares change alot more and you only have to read the thread
    "What is your security setup these days ?"
    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=111264
    to see how often members change their security setup.
    In other words this group of softwares is quite unstable in usage.

    Possible method
    1. You install all non-security softwares in ONE snapshot and create archive#1.
    2. You install all your actual security-softwares in the same snapshot and create archive#2.

    If you are planning to change your security setup, you can use archive#1 to uninstall all security-softwares without leftovers and still keep the non-security softwares and then add your new security setup.

    You can also add your FAVORITE security softwares to the group of non-security softwares to avoid re-installation of these security softwares, but that is upto you.
     
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  10. DVD+R

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    Whatever flavour you prefer, theres several options it seems:D
     
  11. Peter2150

    Peter2150 Global Moderator

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    Exactly, and thats the beauty of FDISR
     
  12. ErikAlbert

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    Yes, that's why almost every FDISR-user has a different setup.
    Even users with two snapshots can have a total different usage of snapshots and archives.
    FDISR has only technical rules and the user is free to do whatever he wants within the limitations of these technical rules.
    Some users can't even handle so much freedom and/or don't have enough imagination, they need a simple product like Returnil. :)
     
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