FD-ISR VS GoBack Deluxe

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  1. vinn

    vinn Registered Member

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    True Image website says TI 9 is not compatible with GoBack. I read that FD-ISR is compatible with imagining software such as True Image 9. Does FD-ISR reature drive revert as GoBack does. Want to use FD-ISR as a substitute for GoBack.
     
  2. ErikAlbert

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    Speaking of experience, I know that Acronis True Image Home v9.0 build 3677 is compatible with FDISR and I really tried every possible combination. It works for me.
    FDISR is able to revert your system partition to a healthy state and you even have several options to do this.
     
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    That does not compute. They are conceptually different softwares.

    Of course, it could just be a matter of semantics (pun intended;) ) but I certainly wouldn't fault you and wholeheartedly agree if you simply prefer FD-ISR over GoBack.
     
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  4. vinn

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    Does FD-ISR allow you to revert your system to different times in your hard drive history?
     
  5. ErikAlbert

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    You can create an archived snapshot each day of the year, just number them from 001 to 365.
    After creating archived snapshot #360 you can go back to archived snapshot #001 and re-celibrate Happy New Year.
    Just restore the archived snapshot in a bootable snapshot and you are back in the past. Isn't that something. :cool:
     
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    Better have a big backup drive for the archives, then. ;)
     
  7. ErikAlbert

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    Of course, I just put it extreme to show what FDISR can do in theory. The number of archived snapshots is unlimited as long there is space enough on your 750gb external harddisk. :)
     
  8. Perman

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    Hi, folks: prior to settling down w/. FD-ISR, I had norton's go back v.4.0 for some time. I found that go back has shorter range of usage, namely, shorter range of reverse. Although Norton claims it has about 8 GB space on window xp platform( theoretical figure), I find at times, it has only upto 2 GB capacity on 40 GB HHD. It let me down few times when I thought I was in its good hands. Whereas FD-ISR can image the WHOLE HHD into one snapshot, no limitation at all. Just this clear difference between these two perhaps would make your pending decision much easier?:-*
     
  9. Peter2150

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    Amen. You can't defrag with goback. You either disable it or it disables itself. In either case history is lost. Had that happen to a friend. Scared me, and it was bye bye goback hello FDISR
     
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    GoBack does not take up nearly the hard drive space that FirstDefense does, but it also can only revert you back several weeks to a couple of months ... FirstDefense can revert you back YEARS if you want to.

    Acadia
     
  11. vinn

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    Thanks for the info.
     
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    I didnt know whether it is true or not, from what i read about the comparison between GoBack and RollbackRx is this: With Goback; The buffer used to track file changes is a FIFO buffer (First In First Out). Let’s say the buffer size is 10GB. If a user copies a couple of DVDs, the buffer will become full. When this occurs the “last checkpoint” will be pushed out the buffer. If this happens, the user would not be able to recover any checkpoint.
     
  13. ErikAlbert

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    vinn,
    Besides travelling in time, you can
    01. copy/update an existing snapshot to a new snapshot
    02. copy/update an existing snapshot to a new archived snapshot
    03. copy/update an existing snapshot to another existing snapshot
    04. copy/update an existing snapshot to another existing archived snapshot
    05. copy/update an archived snapshot to a new snapshot
    06. copy/update an archived snapshot to another existing snapshot
    07. freeze/unfreeze an active snapshot
    08. freeze/unfreeze an inactive snapshot
    09. remove any snapshot, except the active snapshot
    10. remove any archived snapshot
    11. rename snapshots
    12. add a comment to a snapshot
    13. import snapshots from another partition, external harddisk, DVD, CD
    14. export snapshots to another partition, external harddisk, DVD, CD
    15. create an empty snapshot
    16. anchor data in a snapshot.
    17. create/edit/remove/rename schedules
    18. boot in maximum 10 different snapshots
    19. experiment in test snapshots with new and beta softwares in any combination
    20. use wizards for all activities

    I probably forgot something, but I still have to read the manual. :)
    Oh yes, you can restore your system, inside and outside Windows, that is in fact its main function LOL.
     
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    While Goback is a great program, at least it was when I used it, it can only do one thing: Goback. With FirstDefense you can goback, back to the future, sideways .... :cool:

    Acadia
     
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    Sounds quite impressive. Will have to check it out.
     
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    I read that FD-ISR and ProcessGuard are not compatible. PG and GoBack Deluxe 3.0 seemed to work well together for me. Doesn't GB use the MBR? I like ProcessGuard and wouldn't want to uninstall it.
     
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    Hi, folks: GB has another shortcoming, that is the compatibility issue w/ some partition apps, noticeably its own sibling; norton partition magic. Whenever, you need to use partition magic, you have to disable GB. Whereas FD-ISR just stays intact. The querrel between FD-ISR and PG is an aged problem, and there is a cure for it-just to visit Raxco web site. :-*
     
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    Saw the installation solution at Raxco website.
     
  19. ErikAlbert

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    According my tests it seems to me that ProcessGuard is compatible with FDISR, but you have to DISABLE ProcessGuard before you do any activity with FDISR, which is a little inconvenient.
    Of course I'm not a long time user of ProcessGuard, because I don't like it.
     
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    Not using a Workstation or Server, should I use FD-ISR?
     
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    Yes. By Raxco definition, a desktop/laptop computer would be a workstation.
     
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    Thanks.
     
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