FDSIR trial has hosed My Documents!

Discussion in 'FirstDefense-ISR Forum' started by pink emu, Jun 22, 2008.

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  1. ErikAlbert

    ErikAlbert Registered Member

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    I'm glad I have the classic FDISR, which is still more powerfull, than the new server version of FDISR PC Rescue and I'm not talking about the number of snapshots. All the features that make FDISR comfortable in usage are all gone in both versions. Only the archives make a difference between both and the price tag of course. :(
     
  2. Empath

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    It's not a disaster, once you understand that the Rescue and Original are only names for the two snapshots. For all practical purposes, moving from one to the other always involves the same thing. If you're in Original, rebooting will take you to Original. If you're in Original and want to boot to Rescue, you do so through the user interface or the F1 key during boot. Once you are in Rescue, the only hint is the icon in the tray showing Rescue, and the user interface will tell you you're in Rescue.

    If you want back into Original, you get back the same way you got to Rescue. You tell it to boot to "Rescue" either through the interface or the F1 key at boot. When you finish booting, you'll be in Original, and the icon in the tray will say you're in Original and the user interface will say you're in Original.

    None of that is as difficult as it sounds. You just have to remember there's no distinction in how you get from one to the other. Booting to the other is always called "boot to rescue area".
     
  3. Osaban

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    I think the program works very well, and in one month that I've had it there isn't one single issue that I can report. To test new configurations or software it is ideal, and it has already saved my system from a catastrophic installation of the new AntiExecutable.

    The program console has a dreadful design, and the the wording used to describe the transition from one snapshot to the other could certainly do with some changes. I wonder how many people might have thought of a bug reaching the same conclusions as the OP.
     
  4. kennyboy

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    Glad that the OP has sort of got it sorted. This cut-down version of FDISR does seem to be a little confusing, but hope it works out for the users.
    Just consider myself sooooo lucky that I have the original program under lock and key.
     
  5. pink emu

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    Hi all,

    Well, I’ve done enough repetitions with your clarifications to see what this is about. As you experienced guys have said, I see the two snapshots are identical and equally functional for all purposes. I see Rescue Area does not mean BACKUP, it means “The other snapshot” whether ORIGINAL or BACKUP.

    No matter where you are, F1 Y at the Preboot will always boot to the other snapshot, F1 N at the Preboot will always boot to one's current snapshot.

    The ambiguity of the GUIs and the confusion of terminology, especially Rescue Area and BACKUP allowed (if not induced) me to initiate a sequence of actions at F1 that created the illusion of being in a blind alley, stuck in BACKUP

    I appropriated wilbertnl’s idea and put a folder in each snapshot labeled respectively C:\ FD ORIGINAL and C:\ FD BACKUP. Every new user might be wise to do that, to be able to quickly verify where one actually is, until it all becomes automatic with practice.

    I wish the Manual had been clearer and GUIs had been less ambiguous and more intuitive. I should have been able to learn all this in the Manual and the GUIs should have explained the results of Y and N better.

    So My Documents are no longer hosed, thanks to UBCD4Windows, no thanks to FDISR. I've rearranged my drives and data so as to never need to anchor.

    I think I can use this application safely now, for crash recovery in the context of beta testing other applications.

    I appreciate your support with this more than I can say.

    Pinky
     
  6. wilbertnl

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    This approach functions as long as you decide to NOT copy/update the rescue(?) snapshot. Because after any copy/update both snapshots are identical again.

    If you decide to maintain two different installations in each snapshot, for evaluation purpose (I like to evaluate different security software in different snapshots, for example) or one for "production" and another for "games" or just in general two snapshot with "conflicting" configurations, you may waive the recovery function that is advertised.
     
  7. Peter2150

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    Actually once booted, opening the gui, did correctly identify where you were. It was the concept of what to do at F1. Also the boot to snapshot function in the gui did work.

    Pete
     
  8. pink emu

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    Thanks for reminding me. I'm going to start out using it for crash recovery while doing beta testing. Hopefully I'll get past the new user stage. I gather that the earlier versions so many of you seem pleased to own are no longer available. Why did FD evolve to what some experts seem to view as a dumbed-down version?

    (later) Never mind, I read the early LeapFrog posts and I see what happened.

    Pinky
     
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  9. wilbertnl

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    Maybe here is the explanation.
     
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