How reliable is RollbackRX ?

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by AMD, Mar 5, 2013.

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  1. AMD

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    Hi, I have installed RollbackRX but wanted to find out from other users how reliable and safe it is to use. The reason I installed it was because my PC crashed recently and I had to re-install Windows. Fortunately most of my important stuff was on my external hard drive but it was a pain starting over.

    Many Thanks

    Andy
     
  2. Solarlynx

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    You are safer with imaging (Paragon, Macrium, Clonezilla etc). On my 2 PC it has been working perfectly for about 9 months.
     
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    Agree w/Solarlynx... imaging is much safer. I, also, have used RollbackRX successfully for many years.. but it requires some understanding, especially how it can possibly interact with other products. This is the area that most people have trouble with when try to use such products.

    If you don't try and run every available LV (Light Virtualization) product along with every available imager and every available AV product, you'll be just fine. And there are issues with RBrx v10 and Windows 8 and GPT type hard disks... you need to tread carefully as you enter this world, do your research and use these Wilder's forums and you should do just fine.
     
  4. AMD

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    Well, ive un-installed RollbackRX for the minute and got Macrium Reflect Pro edition running so I will see how that goes.
     
  5. The Shadow

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    Smart move Andy. While Macrium (and other disk-imaging programs) are not nearly as 'instantaneous' as RB they are far more reliable and therefore much safer!

    The way I see it (as an ex-RB user), RB 'invades and corrupts' Windows by the very basis of how it functions! It modifies Windows' MBR, intercepts and redirects Windows' disk-writes, and places serious restrictions on the use of disk-utilities such as defraggers. Then to top it off, RB 'changes the rules' of disk-image backup, making its operations far less convenient to perform. :thumbd:
     
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    imaging is the way to go, imo.

    restoring a Windows 7 image (with a few programs) on a 5-6 years old duo-core desktop takes takes no more than 3-4 minutes.

    if you have a computer made in the last 3 years with a SSD as an OS drive then you can cut down that time in half.
     
  7. Cruise

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    Hey Shadow, I never looked at it that way before - but you are spot-on!

    Cruise
     
  8. AMD

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    Well, I think Macrium reflect Pro edition is fine for me so I bought a license !
     
  9. Solarlynx

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    Then you can even make dissimilar restoration. :thumb: If you ever need it.
     
  10. bgoodman4

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    100% agree with this, its easy to blame Rx for issues that crop up due to a lack of understanding of the software. IMHO the problem is not so much with Rx as with the publisher. They do not make it clear what is and is not acceptable/safe to do when using the program. To me this is a shame as I have found Rx to be very easy to use and very reliable but I had done my homework on various forums before installing and then buying it so I was able to avoid the various pitfalls.

    I also agree that imaging is safer if for no other reason than Rxs snaps reside on the same drive it is protecting. I never saw Rx as a substitute for regular images, its something I use to protect my PC between images, thats all.

    If you are using a desktop and it has continuous access to external media (or a 2nd internal drive) that differential images can automatically be made to then a good imaging program will probably be all you need (I use Shadow Protect on my desktop) but if you are using a laptop then its a bit of a different story. Regular (and timely) backups can often be difficult to make in this case and, again IMHO, Rx is a fine tool in this situation and thus it has a place on my portable PCs.
     
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