EAZ-FIX behavior question

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  1. mantra

    mantra Registered Member

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    Hi
    i have a question about EAZ-FIX

    does it use folders or partition to make snapshots?

    i give a look at the homepage , bu did not find info about the place where eaz-fix stores shaps

    thanks
    have a nice day
     
  2. Peter2150

    Peter2150 Global Moderator

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    They aren't stored anywere you can see them. The windows read/writes are passed thru their driver, and written as sectors on the hard drive. The sectors are kept track of thru "tables" eazfix maintains. Thats why creating a new snapshot is so fast.... all that is actually done is to create a new table. Then as the snapshot changes, the changes are recorded in the new table, and any new sectors are written to the drive.

    No way you can see them under windows. You have to use the programs snapshot viewer.

    Pete
     
  3. mantra

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    thanks
    but does easzfix make some partitions to work or will let me my system untouched
     
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    When you install EF, it creates and uses it own proprietary & hidden 'container' (on your C partition/drive) which you can neither see or access directly. The snapshots created thereafter are stored in that container. The only way they can only be managed is by using EF's (or RB's) Snapshot Management facility.

    It is possible however, to backup that hidden container (along with everything else on your system partition/drive) by using almost any disk-imaging backup program that has a 'sector-level' mode of operation.
     
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  5. mantra

    mantra Registered Member

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    well thanks
    i will not install it
    thanks so much
     
  6. appster

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    Your welcome, but I'm curious as to what it is that discourages you from installing it?
     
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    They really have a strange way of marketing this product. It seems I cannot order it from the company but must find a reseller near me.

    ~Dave
     
  8. mantra

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    well
    my system works good now
    i don't want to srew up it
    so a program that create partitions , i don't want it
    i will install FirstDefense-ISR , at last it would be easy to uninstall
    thanks again
     
  9. Peter2150

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    I may be wrong, but I don't believe there is any "hidden container" where snapshots are stored. It certainly doesn't create any partitions. It does however write preboot code into the mbr.

    Pete
     
  10. mantra

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    are you sure it doesn't create partitions?
     
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    I agree.
     
  12. Peter2150

    Peter2150 Global Moderator

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    99 and 44/100's percent sure.

    Sector imaging wouldn't get everything if there was hidden partitions.
     
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    Pete,

    I didn't say that RB creates a hidden partition. As I was attempting to illustrate (to the OP) that RB/EF snapshots are not directly accessible by Windows, I loosely used the phrase 'hidden container' to help get that point across.

    Perhaps I should have been more precise by saying the data for RB/EF snapshots are stored locally on the hard disk as 'raw sectors'. That is why disk-imaging products can only capture the snapshots when used in sector-by-sector mode from outside of Windows. We both know the snapshots do not exist as files in Windows' file system and therefore their data are not directly accessible via Windows or Windows utilities. ;)

    appster
     
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  14. Peter2150

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    Hi appster

    I knew you knew, but just didn't want to leave any confusion in the mind of the OP. Got to admit it isn't the most straight forward thing to get your mind around as it is.:D

    Pete
     
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    I'm glad you and appster know how RB & EF works - afaic all that I care about is that it keeps working! ;)
     
  16. MikeNAS

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    You can buy it over here:

    PC Undo
     
  17. Dave49

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    Thanks very much for the link.

    Do I understand right, that this takes the place of Windows System Restore? System Restore must be turned off to use EAZ-FIX?

    ~Dave
     
  18. farmerlee

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    I believe it disables windows system restore when you install it. You can enable it again afterwards but theres really no point as eaz-fix does a far better job.
     
  19. mantra

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    for me is enough that DON'T make partitions

    because i have old bad experiece:thumbd: i mean with others programs
     
  20. demoneye

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    HI ALL

    EAZ FIX doesnt make any hidden partition or modify hd(s) by any way. i can confirm it 100% acording to there support.its uses raw sector to write data on disk.

    i use eaz fix for some days and it realy a good appz , worth pay for.

    cheers:cautious:
     
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