FarStone Snapshot™ 7

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  1. guest

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    Anybody try it?
    it looks like CTM, Rollback RX but from farstone. It is not Rollback Rx clone.
    http://www.farstone.com/software/snapshot.php

     
  2. timcan

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    Hi, I own license to an older version, when Farstone called it Driveclone 6.
    It works as advertised. It worked well for me on winxp.

    The snapshots are rollback only, not backward/forward like rollback rx,eaz-fix.
     
  3. guest

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    For old version, true. But new version has this abilty.
     
  4. aigle

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    How can we compare it to Eaz-FIX, CMT etc? Any one pls!

    Thanks
     
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    The Secure Area is a Virtual Partition on the primary hard drive. It uses dispersed free hard drive space to create a logically continuous storage area. This area is hidden in Windows and protected and accessible only by Snapshot Pro.
    Interesting. Does this mean that the MBR is untouched and that imaging and defragging are possibie ?
     
  6. andyman35

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    I'd expect not.Unless it comes with some form of bootable rescue disk it'll need to be able to access a pre-Windows console to restore the system,especially with an 'unbootable' scenario.
     
  7. aigle

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    Hmmm... sector by sector approach, it,s same as done by CTM, EAZ-Fix etc.
     
  8. Peter2150

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    Not necessarily. I believe CTM, EAZ-Fix, slap the sectors anywhere on the drive, and keep track of them in a table. This is why 3rd party defraggers can cause grief. This program keeps them all in what essentially is another partition. Huge difference.

    I'd try it except Raid isn't supported.

    Pete
     
  9. MerleOne

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    Drive Clone Pro 6 was very solid and didn't cause any BSOD on my XP system, same on Vista. The main drawback was that it was a heavy application and performance degradation was very visible in recovery mode.

    Though, the protection across boot was invaluable when testing new antiviruses and other software that require reboot.

    Best thing is probably to trial it with the demo version they might have.
     
  10. guest

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    I remember v6 conflict with avast av. I dont know about v7.
     
  11. Acadia

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    Hmmmm, just read the "Quick" manual that you can download -- sounds a lot like the original GoBack to me, not exactly because this Farstone can do more, but similar.

    Acadia
     
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    I installed the trial, taking snapshots is quick just like CTM or Eaz-Fix.
     
  13. timcan

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    Hi, can you restore snapshots backward/ forward like eaz-fix,ctm ?
     
  14. guest

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    Yes same think. But i dont idea about disk defrag, drive secure erase vb compatibility
     
  15. aigle

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    Sorry, i did not try any more and it,s no more on the system.
     
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    They are disabling defrag during install.
     
  17. guest

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    it is grievous.
     
  18. pajenn

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    No. When I reverted to an old snapshot, the newer ones weren't there anymore. On the positive side, I was able to defrag the system drive (used MyDefrag), but a restore to a pre-defrag state took as long or longer than the defrag (I guess it put the files back to their pre-defrag sectors - although I had made other changes too, so not 100% sure how much of a difference the defrag made). In general, I found the program promising, but kind of bulky and clumsy at the moment; I'll stick with Rollback Rx + traditional imaging.
     
  19. Aaron Here

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    Fwiw, Farstone's 'Snapshot' has been renamed 'RestoreIT' and when I tried it I got the same result described by pajenn, so I too will stick with Rollback Rx + imaging (with Drive Snapshot).
     
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