Raxco InstantRescue Promo?

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  1. Birdman

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    I currently have FD-Rescue Lite and I would like to purchase "Raxco InstantRescue" to replace it on my Win 7 x64 system but unfortunately I missed out on the 30% promotion that Raxco had not too long ago.

    Does anyone know IF there are other similar promo/coupon codes available for this product or where I can get it for cheaper than retail?

    Thanks.
     
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  3. pinso

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    I am trying to download Instant Recovery from here:
    http://www.raxco.com/products/instantrecovery
    Before trying out the 15 day demo.
    However it has a new system of download, where one needs to give Name , Co Name , valid email id etc.
    Have anyone downloaded it, how do you download past these things.
     
  4. Peter2150

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    I don't think you can. Also you might consider Instant Recovery. Much more robust.

    Pete
     
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  6. pinso

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    Thank you for the link, i downloaded the patch version and installing it.
    I would decide later what to do with it.
    This is pretty much like FD - ISR, only with GPT Disk Support and other new things, but the basic or core function is
    still like FD-ISR.
     
  7. Peter2150

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    Not quite. It is like the old FD-ISR Rescue. Huge difference

    Pete
     
  8. pinso

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    It is more like ISR, can create archive (Import/Export Archive).
    Can support 10 Snapshot.
    Anchoring.
    Freezing.
    What more to say about that. Except the look has changed and support for modern pc.
     
  9. Peter2150

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    You must have been looking at the Instant Recovery page. It has these features. Instant Rescue does not.

    Ah going back to your post you were trying to download Recovery. You just posted in the wrong thread here.
     
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  11. zach

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    Does Instant Recovery work the same as Rollback RX
     
  12. Peter2150

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    Absolutely not. IR works with in the OS, and file system. Rollback doesn't
     
  13. zach

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    I'm not sure what you mean. Don't both take snapshots
     
  14. Peter2150

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    Yes, but that's where the similarity stops. I can take an image of a system with IR snapshot, using any standard imaging program and restore it and it's fine. All the files of the snapshot are known to windows. Rollback works beneath the file system and it writes snapshots to sectors on the drive, that only it's driver knows about. Windows doesn't see those snapshots at all. So the only way you can image is do an image that copies all the sectors of the drive. Just plain messy.
     
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  16. Peter2150

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    Hi Zach

    I would try Instant Recovery instead. Significant feature differences.
     
  17. zach

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    Downloading right now
     
  18. Peter2150

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    Good. If you have any questions fire away. Just would help if you switched to the Instant Recovery side of things.
     
  19. zach

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    How do I take snapshots
     
  20. Peter2150

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    Hi Zach

    You are going to have to look at the documentation. Also read a couple of threads in the Instant Recovery branch of the forum.

    But a couple of points.

    Each Ir snapshot is a full copy of your c: drive, so they can consume space fast. What I do is have one second stripped down snapshot to boot into and then use archives.

    Like I said if you aren't at all familiar with this software, you need to do a bit of reading
     
  21. zach

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    Ok Thanks Peter
     
  22. zach

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    Peter Trying to schedule a backup but keep getting a parameter error
     
  23. Peter2150

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    Exactly what are you trying to do?
     
  24. zach

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    I was trying to take a snapshot
     
  25. Peter2150

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    Okay, but it's premature to use scheduling. Do understand that IR isn't really a backup program and not intended to be used that way. It is really a recovery program.

    Just take the snapshot manually and play with the booting back and forth to learn the basics.