If you are not using RollBack Rx then

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by bgoodman4, Mar 28, 2011.

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  1. bgoodman4

    bgoodman4 Registered Member

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    If you are not using RollBack Rx then you might want to re-think that.

    I just launched FF and got a message that there was a security update and did I want to install it. I did so and then got a note that FF4 was available and did I want to install that. I figured I would give it a try but fist I took a snap using RollBack. I did the install and then was told that some of my add ons were not compatible with FF4 and did I want FF to update them. I clicked yes and then sat there waiting for the update to take place.

    Nothing happened and now I had no password manager (Roboform).

    So I rolled back the system.

    Sure I could have used another program to image the drive, and sure I could have used that image to restore the system, but in terms of ease of use and speed you cannot beat Rx. A few seconds to take the snap, a reboot to restore the system, and all was well again. In fact, it took longer to install the FF4 upgrade than it did to protect and restore using Rx.

    What more can I say?

    Try it, you will like it.
     
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    i have it in my security arsenal for about an year now. it`s just the perfect security software.
     
  3. ratchet

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    "What more can I say?" You could have said, ", or similar application." I had a free one year License for AyRecovery, was actually just a few days away from purchasing the least expensive "snapshot" type app out there, when Comodo released their first version of CTM (supposedly re-written AR code). Have been using it now for 15 months on and XP desktop and Vista laptop. Find uses for it at least weekly and has saved my butt many times!
     
  4. TheRollbackFrog

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    FYI... CTM base is really "borrowed" HorizonDataSys code (litigation is in progress concerning Rollback RX and an ex-employee/partner who may have absconded with the earlier RBRX v8 code), and rumor has it that development on CTM has been completely stopped at its current level... I know not why (maybe the litigation).

    FYI2... when I finished testing CTM on my XPsp3 system I ran as fast as I could due to its blasting of my system and the many restorations required to keep repairing it. Never found out what was wrong, many other users discovered with same experience. Rollback RX has served me well for a little over a year now.
     
  5. TheRollbackFrog

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    ...and

    FYI3... after a quick jaunt with AyRecovery, it turns out to be a re-branding of Rollback RX (or EAZ-FIX, not sure who the lead author really is).
     
  6. Aaron Here

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    "A rose by any other name...." -- here's the patent and the inventors. ;)

    Aaron
     
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  7. J_L

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    Why should I use RollBack RX when there are plenty of alternatives?
     
  8. Boost

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    Comodo Time Machine works for me :thumb:
     
  9. ratchet

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    Trust me, I feel very fortunate CTM is working so well. Not sure why it crashes some PCs. I only keep two/three snapshots (Why would I not restore to the last time there wasn't an issue, which in my case would be in the morning or the previous night or before the installation of application X or MS update?). As I delete the ss I use their defrag and when I uninstall I only use theirs. I believe those are some of the keys to CTM compatibility. Never gave it a thought that they may have to shut it down (so to speak) after litigation, but I have been aware that they seem to have abandoned it. Thusly, I keep copies of the setup file for my monthly uninstall/defrag/image/reinstall, as I became concerned that I may uninstall it and go to there site to re-install and it wouldn't be there. I use CCleaner daily, but if I was asked what is your most valuable free program I would definitely answer CTM. Although I did purchase Norton this month because it is so dang cheap on ebay, even when I was using free A-Vs I might have still answered CTM!
     
  10. culla

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    i'm still using returnil2008free works fine :D
     
  11. bgoodman4

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    In the final analysis I guess its what you are comfortable with.

    I have read a number of horror stories regarding CTM and in combination with the litigation/abandonment issue its a no brainer for me to not use it. I know Rx is not going to disappear due to a lack of funds as is all too often the case with free (or even cheap) programs. My system health and data is too important to me to risk using a free program or one that has a history of significant problems and not the support to effectively deal with these problems. You might consider browsing over to the Rx forum that is part of Wilders boards and check out the kinds of issues Rx users are facing on a regular basis. Quite an interesting exercise IMO. Sure there are problems, every program has them, but far fewer big issues are experienced with Rx than most other imaging/system protection programs that I have looked at (take a look at the Acronis forum if you want see see a real horror show). I think the only forum I have seen with fewer problems than Rx is the Returnil forum.

    One last thing about Rx support,,,,,when (if) you brows the Rx forum you will note the frequency with which a fellow named Nick shows up in the discussions. He is an Rx tech support employee,,,now thats real nice wouldn't you say.

    You may find the forum in question here http://horizondatasys-forum.com/rollback-rx/
     
  12. aladdin

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    CTM cost per machine = $ 0

    Rollback Rx cost per machine = $ 70

    Welcome to CTM bashing thread.

    BTW, if you do frequent Rollback Rx forum and other forums too, there are bunch of horror stories about Rollback Rx too.
     
  13. Boost

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    No horror stories here using CTM.

    I've restored snapshots,updated baseline snapshots,done it all,not 1-issue.

    I've had the program itself for at least 8 months.
     
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