Raxco InstantRescue

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  1. Hadron

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    Hi guys.

    How does Raxco InstantRescue compare to other backup applications?

    Is it any good? Is it reliable? Is it....
     
  2. Peter2150

    Peter2150 Global Moderator

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    Hi Hadron

    First Instant Rescue is not a backup application. It is a rollback application I would consider a weak brother to Raxco's Instant Recovery which I use, and love. Totally reliable in my book. I've been using it and it's predecessor FDISR since 2006. It has never failed me.

    Pete
     
  3. Moosehead77

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    How does Instant Recovery work if I have automated Macrium and TeraByte to make disk images? Will they be effected if I don't turn off Pre-Boot Menu in Instant recovery? I'd have to remember to turn it off every time a backup is going to run. Also how do I use schedule? Do I even need it if i only keep one snapshot? How does the actual snapshot update itself as my system changes?
     
  4. Peter2150

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    Works fine. You don't need to turn off pre boot. Doesn't effect anything in either Macriums or IFW
     
  5. Moosehead77

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    Thank You.
     
  6. Hadron

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    I don't even remember posting this thread. :argh:
     
  7. pb1

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    Hi

    Anyone who knows about a way to buy this product cheeper. Black friday, discount etc.
     
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    I got info about an 50% discount from them due to Black Friday/ Cyber Monday that runs to 20200112
     
  9. garry35

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    how does this compare to rollback rx ? does have the same or similar problems does it work with trim for SSD or does it disable it ?
     
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    It sort of is similar. Restores as fast but the initial backup is slow, updates of backup are faster. It creates a rescue area on C: so you can shift between the original and rescue area and update them separately but the other one will be changed accordingly.

    There is another Raxco thread here on Wilders where a former member, Peter2150 has written more about it. It is a highly recommended software without near any problems like RBRX.

    I have only tested it on and off and have only good experiences.


    Raxco Faq - https://www.raxco.com/consumer-product-customer-support

    Review - https://www.softexia.com/windows/backup-recovery/raxco-instantrecovery
     
  11. Acadia

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    Both programs do the same thing, recover, but do it differently using completely different technologies. RBRX is a hundred times faster than Raxco, Raxco is a hundred times more reliable than RBRX.
    Acadia
     
  12. Alexhousek

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    I wasn't familiar with this product until I read this thread. Is this software similar to a product I used to use called AX64 Time Machine? And, for those who use Macrium Reflect (Paid), what is the fundamental difference between RIR and an imaging solution like MR?
     
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    I may be mistaken but for some reason I thought the issues were with Rollback free version and not the paid version? Correct me if I am wrong please.
     
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    Well it don't matter now, got a smoking Black Friday deal and bought pro version of Rollback RX. Been using the trial version off and on for 3 months ( install/uninstall) with no issues. We'll see.
     
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    AX64 was a backup program, this one is basically a fast recovery program, rollback functioning. That is also the fundamental difference between it and backup solutions. Read the Faq on their site, link above.
     
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    That is not according to my info and experience.

    Over time, with the latest version, i experienced, well, some glitches, sfc /scannow detected no problems. As did Dism. I recovered to an image done prior to RBRX Pro, glitch where gone. So there where some mysterious problem with it. And has been for years! And i am, was, a die hard user of it. Now i have more or less given up on it due to problems with the functionality all the time. It is full of surprises one can say.

    But, some report no issues and i have noticed over time that it behaves differently on different set ups and pc`s so... .
     
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    It's been a while but I'll try and recall. AX64 was nothing more than an imaging program (like Macrium REFLECT) but restored only differences between the configuration in place and the image being restored... basically the same feature that REFLECT has called RDR (Rapid Delta Restore). Some other minor differences existed in image taking (AX64 was slower) but other than that, very close "basic" products (REFLECT has other features not being compared).

    REFLECT is an imaging program that "images" to another media and recovers from that media. RIR creates an almost complete System copy on the disk being protected (not just snapshot images like with RBrx), as a result, can easily bounce back to that copy upon "instant restore." As you can see, this method will take up a lot of space on the disk being protected (almost a double System) but not much needs to be done upon restoration except point to the recovery area and reBOOT... very quick. The update of the recovery area is a bit ploddy but works fine. The main advantage... very quick recovery. The main drawback... creating and maintaining the recovery area and space utilization on the protected volume.
     
  19. Alexhousek

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    Thanks for the reminder Acadia. That brings back lots of memories--Peter2150 was an amazing help early in my Wilder's "career" to me many, many times. I had forgotten all about that thread.
     
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