FirstDefense-ISR Technology Wish List

Discussion in 'FirstDefense-ISR Forum' started by Leapfrog Software, Feb 7, 2006.

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  1. Leapfrog Software

    Leapfrog Software Leapfrog Management

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    Greetings All,

    We are constantly entertaining roadmap ideas for our technology. Here is a wish-list thread for folks to post features they would like to see in the future version of the FirstDefense-ISR technology.
     
  2. Acadia

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    Hmmmm, that's a hard one, Leapfrog, because FD does so much already. The only thing that I can possibly think of is to make bootable Snapshots that can be stored on other hard drives. There is one other company that can do something like this, Farstone with their Casper program, but that program lacks so many of FirstDefense's other features. If FD could create bootable Snapshots on another hard drive, it would be even closer to perfection than it already is! :cool:

    Acadia
     
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    I'll second that suggestion.
     
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    I'll 3rd it :D
     
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    Support for non-English versions of Windows!!!

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  6. starfish_001

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    Snapshots stored in a more secure hidden way - perhaps partition based?

    I could then exclude them from antivirus sacns if not in use?
     
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    Make it useable and support for French Windows language!
     
  8. TonyW

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    I think it would be nice to be able to store snapshots elsewhere, and I don't mean the archives.
     
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    I second that
     
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    Another suggestion: I dunno if it would be technically possible, but how about a way for the program to reduce the size of snapshots somehow? I think the fact snapshots are as big as the drive being copied is a sticking point for some.
     
  11. Acadia

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    From the Technology Information Session that Todd just hosted:
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    Can you compress the snapshots so they don’t take up so much space?

    [Todd]
    All I can say on this subject is to make sure you stay tuned for our next release."

    :cool: :cool: Acadia
     
  12. TonyW

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    I know Acadia, I've seen that, and commented already! :p Sounds exciting eh.
     
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    I was mainly interested in FDISR for creating a frozen system. However, the amount of disk space required is really too huge. I suggest you create a light freeze option as implemented in WinRollBack: no space required a priori, and temp. data being written on the available space + option to commit the change made during the session (without a reboot).
    At the moment, I'm using a combination of FDISR + WinRollBack, and they play very well together and make a powerful combination.
     
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    I'll 3rd it!
     
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    How about being able to freeze more than one snapshot?
     
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    Tonight again FDISR did it's thing for me. I booted to a secondary snapshot, and restored primary from an archive.

    What would be neat, would be if I could have restored the primary from the archive while in primary. Might require a reboot, but thats better than two reboots.
     
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    ... the ability to somehow EASILY use Archive Snapshots to restore a totally crashed system ... (thanks)

    Acadia
     
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    I can think of a couple of things that I would like.

    I would like to be able to designate a group of snapshots, and the first time that I boot the computer each day, automatically copy the primary snapshot to the oldest of that group.

    I would also like to have different data anchoring options for my snapshots and for my archives.

    Phil King
     
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    How about a mechanism to mount a Snapshot or Archive from within windows so that files could be extracted and moved between snapshots - True Image style.

    Useful for testing
     
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    Acadia, is that session still available somewhere? I'm interested.
     
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    better archive compression

    I would like to see better compression of archives, independent of NTFS.
    Farstone Restore-it and Acronis TrueImage are able to create disk images that are 40% smaller than ISR.
    Independance of NTSF would be great for storing archives on DVD, would you not agree?
    (maybe two types of archive: 1. NTFS - updatable, 2. Highly compressed - fixed)

    Also, why not exclude by default pagefile.sys and hiberfile.sys? (Maybe even c:\windows\temp)

    And.. Rename this software to 'Virtual Partition Manager'.
    Because I feel that this describes the features better.

    And then, maybe most important: ability to restore archives into an empty disk from a bootable external medium (floppy, CD).
    Because that is what I associate with "system restore".
     
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    The pagefile and hibernate files are NOT copied into other Snapshots. They are two of four files that are not copied, the other two being the .tmp files and the Recycle bin. Even the exceptions in this program make sense!

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    It does make sense, but are these files also excluded from archives then?
     
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    Todd would be best at answering that, but I can't imagine why they would possibly be included; your system just recreates them, if they are needed, the next time that you use Windows.

    Acadia
     
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