Looking for 'Time Machine' Software For Windows

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by apathy, Jun 17, 2009.

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  1. apathy

    apathy Registered Member

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    I've been spoiled by all the great rsync apps in Linux such as BackInTime and others. I do use imaging software like Image For Windows and ShadowProtect but I am looking for something where I can go back and view/restore my files from weeks ago and ignore certain directories to save space.

    The only thing I've seen like that is:

    Genie Timeline
    , not released yet...

    SyncBackSE which I've heard is very good

    If you know of something that is really good along the lines of the Mac's Time Machine please let us know as I am sure a lot of people want to know.
     
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    May be Comodo time machine... still to come though.
     
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    Rollback RX -

    You can rollback your entire active partition to an earlier point in time. I don't use it, but I did demo it and it worked exactly as advertised.
     
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    SmartSyncPro looks very promising with all of the features I am looking for.

    I've tried Rollback Rx and while it does what it supposed to I can't go and restore one file from that snapshot.
     
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    Comodo Time Machine sounds very promising,it should arrive before the end of the year.
     
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    I probably do not understand TimeMachine, but since you mentioned SyncBackSE, wouldn't the following also be worth considering?

    Cobain Backup
    NTI Shadow
    GFIBackup
     
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    Speaking of Comodo...since you mention just to restore files..it sounds like all you need is simple backup software. Comodo Backup! Free too.
     
  8. LenC

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    Sure you can.

    - Roll back to the desired date
    - Copy the file you want to an external HD or another partitiion
    - Roll forward to current date and replace file:cool:

    But it sounds like all you need is premium version of synchback which allows you to save as many prior versions of files as you wish.
     
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    [cQUOTE=apathy]SmartSyncPro looks very promising with all of the features I am looking for.

    I've tried Rollback Rx and while it does what it supposed to I can't go and restore one file from that snapshot.[/QUOTE]

    Actually you can,,,I do it all the time. The best way I have found to do this is to mount the snapshot as a virtual drive and then navigate to the file, copy it, and paste it onto you main drive (or wherever), RX allows for other ways to locate a particular file from a snapshot but I find them cumbersome.
     
  10. bgoodman4

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    Yes, you could do that but its a bit over-kill IMO.

    Re this post and my previous one see the attached.
     

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    FileHamster may fit the bill.
     
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    ViceVersa Pro, http://www.tgrmn.com/, might fit the bill. It has a very versatile archiving feature. 30 day fully functional trial.
     
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    Windows Vista Ultimate and Business editions include a shadow copy feature that enables you to access or restore previously saved versions of a document.
     
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