Could Comodo Time Machine handle this scenario? other software?

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  1. shinysecure

    shinysecure Registered Member

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    Here is what I would like to be able to do.

    -Always revert back to a fresh install of my system except for one folder that I could keep files in that would always be accessible.

    -Start a "new image" and install a program and use it for more then 1 session(many)
    -Start another image and install programs on it.

    -Bounce between these images somewhat easily

    Would Comodo Time Machine be able to do this? any other recommendations?

    Was thinking Returnil but it doesn't seem like I can save sessions with that.
     
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  2. jonyjoe81

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    Comodo time machine could do it, but it is still in beta. Other software would be rollbackrx (check the first defense ISR section in this forum, it deals with this type of snapshot software). One drawback of these software is that you can't defrag the hard drive.
    I use the free virtualbox to quickly load an OS and test software, you can have multiple OS each with different programs and bounce between fairly quickly. This is as simple as it gets without affecting your main OS.

    Your correct "returnil" won't save any sessions, when you reboot everything that occured while "returnil" is enabled will be deleted.
     
  3. shinysecure

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    my issue with virtualbox is that some of my system resources would be used maintaining the host(?) OS and wouldn't be available in the virtual one.

    What about at least for now a more basic program so I can create an image of my fully updated windows to a dvd to make reformatting much quicker and i can test some of these things myself.
     
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  4. andyman35

    andyman35 Registered Member

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    This'll do the job for you:

    http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.asp

    One thing to be aware of is to make sure to create a full disk image if you intend trialling the likes of RollbackRX otherwise you can run into problems.
     
  5. wilbertnl

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    This is possible:

    snaptree.jpg
     
  6. shinysecure

    shinysecure Registered Member

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    thanks for the responses,

    looks like it fits the bill.
     
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