Farstone RestoreIT

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by Badcompany, Jul 6, 2007.

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  1. Badcompany

    Badcompany Registered Member

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    Hello Forum,
    I have just installed RestoreIT, should I switch off Windows System restore.
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  2. Long View

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    Assuming that Farstone works I would turn off windows system restore.
    Windows System Restore is poor even by Microsoft standards and with so many good imaging solutions ( I use Acronis) it is one of the first things I remove on a new install.
     
  3. MikeBCda

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    My system came with RestoreIT installed by the dealer, and I asked him the same question.

    He said that basically it doesn't matter -- if you've got system restore active (even if you never intend using it to restore), that's naturally included in the "backup" that RestoreIT creates on its own partition.

    My personal preference is to leave restore active but clean out all but the latest once a week.
     
  4. Badcompany

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    Hi MikeBCda,
    What do think of this program, Do you like it, or have you had any problems.
    BC.
     
  5. Durad

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    RestoreIT is an old version.

    DriveClone is their new product.
     
  6. Badcompany

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    Thanks Durad, I didn't know that.
    Badcompany. :thumb:
     
  7. MikeBCda

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    I rarely have occasion to actively use it, mostly just let it do its daily incremental thing. Probably the only "negative" thing about it is if you get its purpose confused -- because it's a drive-copier, a shadow-creator, rather than a backup utility, you can't restore selected files or folders, it's the whole drive or nothing.

    The one time I found it very useful was when I removed a program, including folder and registry cleanup, which later turned out to be (a) necessary and (b) no longer available. Using RestoreIT to revert to the previous day gave it back to me in fine working order. I lost any other changes I'd done since then, but fortunately nothing critical that couldn't be redone easily, like my a-v update.
     
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