Question about Keriver

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by Moreudomoreuget, Jan 5, 2012.

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  1. Moreudomoreuget

    Moreudomoreuget Registered Member

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    I am new to imaging backups so I had a question about Keriver 1CRP

    I read that it can restore the image without using a recovery cd, which is very convenient. (I do know that you can create a recovery cd in case the hard drive does fail).

    I am wondering, how fast is the restore on boot up (without the recovery cd)?

    Basically can the image be restored every day conveniently and fast so I could have a fresh OS every day?

    Does this put wear on the hard drive in any way, and are there other imaging software that also can do this without a recovery cd?

    With my limited knowledge of these things, I am thinking that if the image can boot up conveniently/fast without a cd, wouldn't this be a surefire replacement for virtualizing (Returnil etc.)?
     
  2. 1000db

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    If you are wanting a product to restore a clean image every reboot and thereby preserving your OS; you might want something like Returnil, Shadow Defender, or DeepFreeze. I'm not completely familiar with Keriver but I believe its mainly a backup imaging program instead of a rollback type virtualization app.
     
  3. Moreudomoreuget

    Moreudomoreuget Registered Member

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    I was initially looking into Returnil and other virtualization apps (especially Shadowdefender but no way to get that anymore). I still need to do image back ups either way.

    So when I read that it could do the image on restore without a CD, I figured that would be surefire compared to virtualization, where some leaks are possible.

    Since I am barely learning about image backups, I have no clue if restoring takes 20 minutes, or a seamless 30 second job.

    If it is a long process, then I would want to do virtualizing in addition to a regular image backup, but if restoring without CD on reboot is a fast neat process then that seems great for convenience and security!
     
  4. andylau

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    If you have more than one partition, you can put the ISO file to the non-OS partition, and use EasyBCD to add it to boot menu.
     
  5. Moreudomoreuget

    Moreudomoreuget Registered Member

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    Have you done this? If so, when booting to an image is the process fast enough where it can be done every day without being an inconvenience?
     
  6. andylau

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    1. I did not use Keriver, I just tell you the method to add to boot menu that without using a CD
    2. Keriver is not a good method for your need
    3. If you need a fresh OS every day, virtualization apps such as Returnil and Shadow Defender are your best choices
     
  7. 1000db

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    From the little I've used Keriver it would suit you best as a periodic image app to back up your data disks. A virtualization app would be your day-to-day program. I agree that Shadow Defender is risky now, which is a shame as it was a very powerful program. With that being said Returnil would be a viable solution as it is pretty comprehensive and still developed/supported.
     
  8. Moreudomoreuget

    Moreudomoreuget Registered Member

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    You and Andylau are right,

    after doing more research into it, I came to the conclusion that booting a new image is not convenient or fast enough for an every day thing.

    So virtualizing it is!

    Also for my imaging I decided on Paragon, since I read it is a little bit easier on beginners like me.
     
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