Rollback + Perfectdisk query

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by C.S.J, Sep 14, 2007.

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  1. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    this forum is biased!
    ok,

    i use Rollback RX Pro, its a lifesaver. :)

    will defragging, using perfectdisk, corrupt any of the snapshots in any way?
     
  2. huntnyc

    huntnyc Registered Member

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    Advice I have been given says do not use any degragger other than Rollback's own defragger on whatever partition(s) Rollback is protecting. If I reinstall Rollback, I will not use PerfectDisk on my C drive but will use on other partitions not protected.

    Gary
     
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    i think its not advisable to defrag your system with RBRx installed.

    i'm not sure if this will result to snapshot corruption, but my advise is if you really need to defrag your system better to uninstall your RBRx before running defrag.

    btw, why you don't want to use RBRx built-in snapshot defragmenter?
     
  4. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    sometimes when i reboot, it says defragmenting snapshots > then optimizing.

    but this only takes a few seconds, surely it cant be doing much.
     
  5. Peter2150

    Peter2150 Global Moderator

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    Thats the Rollback defragger. Hard to say what it is doing, but I wouldn't use perfect disk while rollback is installed. On occasion you might want to uninstall it and then defrag
     
  6. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    ive got too many snapshots to loose though o_O
     
  7. Peter2150

    Peter2150 Global Moderator

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    Yep, that is an issue, but then how are you going to install 8.1, as I think you do have to uninstall. Check that carefully on the website.

    Pete
     
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    We contacted the Rollback team and they responded with the following:

    “In order to run any Windows based defragger is to uninstall RollBack Rx. Defrag the hard drive and then re-install RollBack.

    There is a reason for why defragging of your drive is not recommended with RollBack Rx. Firstly, all defraggers only defrag files system based on Windows. These defraggers do not understand the sector mapping algorithms of RollBack Rx - in most cases these defraggers see "White Spaces" which in fact are used by RollBack to map the changes between snapshots. Therefore, Defragging is actually causing more file disruption than its intended use.”
     
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