Is FD-ISR like virtualization?

Discussion in 'FirstDefense-ISR Forum' started by angus49, May 15, 2007.

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  1. angus49

    angus49 Registered Member

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    In order to test new programs for compatability, can I just make an extra image of my primary snapshot and use it for safe testing, then just delete the image when done?

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    Absolutely!

    Or... if you like the new app, you can just copy / update your Primary SS.

    Hope you're not just working w/ one snapshot? You should have at least two: Primary & Secondary.
     
  3. Banshee

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    Hi,

    I do that too.I like testing new firewalls and antiviruses and how they play together so I have extra snapshots that I use.I like it:D
     
  4. ErikAlbert

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    Yes you can. Besides your 2 snapshots, you have 8 other bootable snapshots.
    You can test any combination you want with these extra snapshots.
    If it goes wrong, no matter what, reboot and use the F1-key to boot in another snapshot to fix or delete the corrupted snapshot. Peanuts. :)

    PS: Taking an Image with your Image Backup is always an extra precaution, the new software might be an enemy of FDISR, you never know.
     
  5. angus49

    angus49 Registered Member

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    Thanks everyone. I currently have 4 snapshots and 1 archive. As I find that my system is stable, I copy 2 to 3 then 1 to 2. I keep 4 as a base snapshot of my initial XP install after loading all of the updates I have downloaded, along with my FW an AV installed in case I ever want to go back to a clean config.

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