PD 2008

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  1. mike21

    mike21 Registered Member

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    Hello I installed today the new Perfect Disk 2008. Previous versions of PD had excluded some FD-ISR files, the new one does not.

    I searched a bit and I found a post where Peter2150 advises:

    File to exclude is c:\$isr\0\$ISRBIN How to do it in Diskkeeper 10 I don't know.


    Now my question is: is this the only file to exclude?

    Thanks.

    edit: btw new PD2008 rocks with new GUI, more options and a brand new StealthPatrol Autopilot option.
     
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  2. Peter2150

    Peter2150 Global Moderator

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    I don't believe the new PD automatically excludes anything. I didn't add any excludes and so far no ill effects.

    Pete
     
  3. silver0066

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    Hi Pete,

    Have you tried the PD 2008 VmWare edition yet? I think you use VmWare, and this edition of PD does a great job of defragging your virtual drives.

    I also have had no ill effects using PD with First Defense. No files are excluded under the Defragmentation Tab/Drive Properties.

    Silver
     
  4. Peter2150

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    No I haven't. I do have PD installed on my VM machines. I like them to be as closely configured to the real hardware as possible, so the extra cost didn't make much sense.
     
  5. silver0066

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    The VmWare edition does not have to be installed on the Guest. It works from the Host.
     
  6. Meriadoc

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    Yeah I just got it. The PD2008 for VMWare Workstation is the Pro version with a virtual drive component. It can defrag a vm with 'smart placement,' reindex the internal structure and shrink the vm reclaiming unused space - uses the VMWare DiskMount utility. You can also choose defrag the host from that section.
     
  7. WWS

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    I know red x's will mean file is excluded. But what does a red diagonal mean?

    edit: prior to updating (2 days ago) I had red x's for FDISR
     

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  8. Peter2150

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    I suspect the diagonals just show there is a file somewhere in the tree structure that has an excluded file. I just checked, and I have none. Doesn't seem to matter any more.

    Pete
     
  9. Long View

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    I must admit I don't use options like stealth pilot but I was not all that impressed with PD 2008 in general. Possibly this is because PD8 does all that is really required ? There is a limit to the benefits that any defragmentation program can deliver. On the other hand I can see how an FD-ISR user would benefit from autopilot. Personally I prefer to use Returnil or DeepFreeze and it would be unreasonable to expect PD 2008 to do a better job than PD8 when set up this way.
     
  10. Leapfrog Software

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    Greetings mike21,

    I just noticed this as well. Good catch. The latest PD has removed the $ISRBIN exclusion. If you wish to excluded it manually (\$ISR\0\$ISRBIN) is the only file needed.

    Now with that said, it is typically just fine if you do not have it excluded. Let me explain. $ISRBIN is the pre-OS boot code that is executed at boot time in order to process the snapshot you wish to boot to. If a defrag application moves its location, we have a service that will periodically checks and updates the new location in the partition boot sector.

    You may wonder what happens if a defrag application moves $ISRBIN and for some reason our service does not catch it in time before the next reboot. Our pre-OS boot sector logic simply boots the current snapshot and when the service runs next, it immediately updates the boot sector with the new location of $ISRBIN.

    I hope this helps.
     
  11. Huupi

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    Hi Todd, Great to have you being around here again !!

    Huub.
     
  12. hjbyram

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    Todd -
    My version of FD-ISR is from Horizon DataSys, I'm running 3.20 Build 202, I chose not to do their upgrade which deleted the Freeze option.

    I also recently upgraded to PD 2008 - so is this true for my version, too? I don't have to manually exclude?

    THANKS - Heather

    Edit: Never mind, in my version of PD 2008 \$ISR\0\$ISRBIN is excluded - just executed the Analysis tool & found it listed under excluded
     
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  13. mike21

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    Thanks for explanation.
     
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