FirstDefense-ISR Technology Wish List

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

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. wilbertnl

    wilbertnl Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2004
    Posts:
    1,850
    Location:
    Tulsa, Oklahoma
    Re: FirstDefense-ISR Scheduled Tasks

    ...and they may not need these specific schedule options either. :)

    My first reaction to these wishes was also: this can be done if you create some scripts. The howto is documented by Microsoft and available online.
     
  2. ErikAlbert

    ErikAlbert Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2005
    Posts:
    9,455
    Re: FirstDefense-ISR Scheduled Tasks

    I'm not going to discuss this any further, because I know I'm right and this is not the right forum to talk about it.
     
  3. Defenestration

    Defenestration Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2004
    Posts:
    1,105
    Re: FirstDefense-ISR Scheduled Tasks

    1) Support for Incremental/Differential backups. While this is not always wanted, it should be optional during snapshot creation stage (as well as on settings dialog so the default can be set). This would allow much faster snapshot creation, whilst still having the benefit of being able to make full archives from these incremental snapshots.

    It should also be possible to convert an incremental/differential snapshot to a full snapshot.

    2) Support for many more snapshots will be especially needed when (1) is implemented.

    3) Optional ability to data anchor ANY file/folder, although this should be disabled by default for security reasons.

    4) Ability to have multiple frozen snapshots.

    5) Tray icon menu item to Copy/Update snapshot, Boot to snapshot, Data anchor
     
  4. Defenestration

    Defenestration Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2004
    Posts:
    1,105
    Re: FirstDefense-ISR Scheduled Tasks

    6) More informative error messages. For example, I disable all services unless they are absolutely necessary. Because of this, the VSS service was disabled but when I tried to make a snapshot I just got an error saying something like "Cannot create snapshot". Surely it wouldn't be a lot more work to check if the VSS state was disabled and mention this to the user.
     
  5. Acadia

    Acadia Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2002
    Posts:
    4,225
    Location:
    US
    One thing I realized tonight. It would be nice if the icon in the System Tray would also have a blue star to tell you that you are in Freeze. :) Thank you.

    Acadia
     
  6. Defenestration

    Defenestration Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2004
    Posts:
    1,105
    Good idea, but I'd like it to be a blue snowflake :p :D
     
  7. Acadia

    Acadia Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2002
    Posts:
    4,225
    Location:
    US
    Heh, heh, this probably isn't even technologically possible, but it sure is fun to dream: You know how you can create a "fresh install" of an NTFS operating system; how about having the ability to create a "blank" Snapshot that will be able to handle a "fresh install" of Linux ... :cool:

    Acadia
     
  8. silver0066

    silver0066 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2004
    Posts:
    988
    Now that Vista Business is out, how soon do you think that Leapfrog Software will update the program to support it?
     
  9. Acadia

    Acadia Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2002
    Posts:
    4,225
    Location:
    US
    I don't remember which thread where I read it, but it was somewhere at Wilder's, we were told that FirstDefense will be ready for Vista when it is released publicly.

    Acadia
     
  10. aigle

    aigle Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2005
    Posts:
    11,160
    Location:
    UK / Pakistan
    Rescue CD/ DVD

    I will suggest an option for a Rescue CD to restore my system in an extreme scenario where I can,t get FDISR pre-boot screen or can,t access my snapshots or there are no good snapshots on internal HD to restore. This feature might include an option to make a bootable image( on rescue DVD) or an image on an external disk that will be used in extreme cases to restore the system just like imaging software.
    There might be multiple reasons that can put anyone in this extrme scenario, like messing up with MBR and unable to get FDISR preboot screen.
    This feature might obviate the need for an imaging software to be used with FDISR.

    Sorry if this has already been sugested.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.