Returnstar Recovery PCI card

Discussion in 'sandboxing & virtualization' started by Espresso, Sep 13, 2009.

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  1. Espresso

    Espresso Registered Member

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    Anyone ever use one of these? You can get them for under $10 with free shipping. They have a software-only program as well (32 & 64bit). It does appear to save changes through reboots so it should work for testing software. It only appears to protect the first physical hard drive from what I read in the user's guide.

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    http://www.recoverystar.com/recovery.html

     
  2. Coolio10

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    I am guessing it works like any other virtualization. It uses RAM? And the card is just like RAM?
     
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    http://returnstar.co.uk/page_1245331325984.html

    Don't see any reviews anywhere hmmmm
     
  4. Espresso

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    No, it uses free drive space for shadowing, like most, if not all light virtualization programs. The card appears to be only for security issues (locking the drive) and choosing modes as far as I can tell from the user's guide. The link for the latest 32 bit version is down now so I can't try it. I assume you get the software with the card so ~$10 is a pretty good price, if it works well and saves the session through reboots.
     
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    I'm sure there's a discussion here somewhere about 'em - hardware recovery.

    They are okay but obviously fall down and where software comes in when installing across a large network. Not sure how they have progressed with feature set but when I last looked not as much as a software based recovery.
     
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