Question about Rollback RX!

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by ratchet, Dec 13, 2012.

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  1. ratchet

    ratchet Registered Member

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    Since building this 64bit W7 machine in May, I truly miss Comodo Time Machine, having great experiences with it on the ole XP desktop and a Vista laptop. Despite the fact that I back this machine up using Paragon B&R in less than four minutes from SSD to SSD and have restored it once in maybe about five minutes, there is just something about snapshots that is appealing to me. When this v10 of RB is launched I'll wait for a sale and purchase it if...the license is lifetime, minus updates after the first year. Is it correct that it is a lifetime license? Can I use the installer over and over again? I would remove CTM and normally image then install it again. If I can't do the same, it too would be a deal breaker! Thank you!
     
  2. Fuzzfas

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    The license is lifetime for the version you use. For example, if you buy v10, you will be able to use it forever (well, unless a service pack of Windows or upgrading to new Windows breaks it) and upgrade to 10.x versions but not v11.

    Also, the activation (product ID) is , at least currently, tied to your hard disk. If you change hard disk, you will need to contact them to have it reset. Happened to me and it took about 24h to have it reset. Mine was bought as EAZ-Fix, but you can use with Rollback, it's a matter of choice. Rollback updates earlier.
     
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    Not life time to V11 I would think, and yes you can uninstall and reinstall over and over.
     
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    For your own sanity,and the safety of your OS+files on it, I truly hope you're not MISSING Comodo's Time Machine,which is based on a very old and buggy Rollback RX code.
    You can read the whole story about it on Horizon Datasys Forum (developers of Rollback RX/Eaz-Fix)

    That thing (CTM) literally destroyed my OS, had to re-install it from a scratch.
    Avoid it, at all costs.
     
  5. ratchet

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    Sorry to here about your grief. I used it extensively on the XP desktop and still do on a Vista LT. As long as one only removes it with its own un-installer there shouldn't be any issues. I remove it, defrag the PCs, image them and reinstall CTM monthly. I'd test software and if I didn't want to keep it just restore before the test. It all so saved major problems with a couple of MS update Tuesday issues before MS caught them. Aren't there a lot of problems with all the snapshot software?
     
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    If you get and maintain the gold support package at the time of Rx purchase you get free version upgrades (free other than the cost of the gold package of course) for life,,,,,,. Since the cost of the gold package is 20% of the price you paid at purchase of Rx as long as there is a new version released less than every 5 years you are ahead.
     
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    I don't think the above is correct.

    What is correct is that the gold package is 20% per year of the price you paid at purchase of Rx

    Best regards,
     
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    CTM is as good as Rollback Rx. But since CTM has not been updated for a long period, therefore it doesn't work with SSDs requiring TRIM.

    Best regards,
     
  9. Baldrick

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    That, IMHO, is incorrect as CTM was, as far as is known, an older version of RB Rx that Comodo attempted to modify/enhance/develop without, it appears, really knowing what they were doing or HDS' agreement
    This I believe is correct, and I believe most likely due to what was said prior...although there are rumors that a v3 is in the pipeline...which may resolve the issues with the previous version. Personally, I would not touch CTM in any guise and will stick with RBRx.
     
  10. The Red Moon

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    Sorry but no comodo time machine for me.I would sooner use my system images than CTM.
    Everything was going ok with CTM until i removed it and i could not boot into windows anymore.Please bear in mind this was 2 years ago so things may have improved now but as it was then i had an issue with it.

    Back to the topic of rollback rx and in another thread on here an emsisoft employee has said this program is a rootkit but did not elaborate on this.:)
     
  11. Fuzzfas

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    This is not news. Rootkit isn't necessary malicious. I think a dev of Rollback itself once wrote, that Rollback is like a mini-OS, over which Windows runs and that Windows itself can't see (it's hidden from Windows). It has ring 0 complete access and able to redirect all write and delete commands, that's rootkit-ish enough...
     
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    Non-malicious rootkits are normally known as "bootkits."
     
  13. bgoodman4

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    Sorry, thats what I meant and why I said if there is a new release less than every 5 years you are a head. At 5 years or more you have paid for a full version of Rx (5 x 20% = 100%)
     
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