RollBack Pro/Home Differences

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by Overclocker, Apr 30, 2015.

  1. Overclocker

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    Hi all,

    I've been using Rollback for a while and I keep seeing mention of a Home version that's freeware. Did Rollback go free? I'm kind of confused on the differences here, and I'd rather not uninstall Rollback pro to find out the differences.
     
  2. Kurtis Smejkal

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    Hello Overclocker,

    First off this chart will be the best resource, but to summarize:
    • 7 snapshots max (not unlimited)
    • No Multi-Drive Support
    • No Task Scheduler
    • No Data Security/Encryption
    • No Access Control
    • No Remote Management (even though for a home computer it's probably not even needed :argh:)
    • No Stealth Mode
    • No command Line Control
    • No File or Folder exclusion
    • No Customized Setup
    • No Mass Deployment Support (again, for a home computer, probably not even needed)
    If you have RollBack Rx Professional Edition, you're only losing features by going to the Home Edition. It's still a solid program, and works well on computers for friends and family who just need a simple version of the program. I personally use it in VM environments with Drive Cloner's Version 6, and well, you could test any software against it. As it is still seen in system as being RollBack. So it's a good way to test in a VM environment if any software, windows update, etc conflicts with the software. Just a suggestion :)

    Cheers,
     
  3. Overclocker

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    Thanks Kurtis. I was curious about it, and I think I'll use it in a VM to test Windows Updates since I'd rather test them there then on RBRx proper. I'll download it and let you know what I think if you even care :argh:
     
  4. Kurtis Smejkal

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    Of course! Email me if you'd like.
     
  5. pvsurfer

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    Hey Kurtis, I believe that Home vs. Pro comparison left one thing out...

    With Home you don't get tech support directly (via ticket submission). I'm sure you'll correct me if that's wrong. :doubt:

    pv
     
  6. Kurtis Smejkal

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    Partially wrong. We always try to evaluate on a case by case basis. In most cases, the forums already has the answers. I would recommend going to the forums first, and then if you don't find support on there, file a support ticket. Generally our phone lines and chat system are for paying customers, since they opt in for a charge that includes the prioritized assistance. So it would be unfair to them to then say that those who have the freeware get priority over them. It's always safe to submit a ticket or go to the forums in that case.

    Cheers,
     
  7. bgoodman4

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    You are able to find out if an update is ok to install by going to the Rx forum, no need to test it yourself.
     
  8. Overclocker

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    Oh great thanks. I might still test, but it's good to know HDS is communicating about that. Not a lot of companies do.
     
  9. TheRollbackFrog

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    Well... they really have no choice :oops: If they don't, you just may wind up with an exploded system and no snapshot data.

    Here's the LINK where they keep you up to date...
     
  10. Kurtis Smejkal

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    I come into work this morning and people are spreading the word about the updates forum! Made my Friday!

    It's a valuable resource, and is there for everyone, just need an account on our forum.
     
  11. Overclocker

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    Thanks Froggie!
     
  12. TheRollbackFrog

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    As Overclocker has stated, he's decided to be his own SCCM (System Center Configuration Manager) as far as Rollback RX is concerned. In using a Virtual Machine (VM) and a FREE version of Rollback RX HOME, he can easily test all kinds of updates with Rollback.

    Comment: working with Virtual Machines is not something the average user would do.
     
  13. Kurtis Smejkal

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    You're absolutely right Froggie, most standard users don't have VM software, let alone licenses for products on there to test. Overclocker has a good solution. If he would rather find out on his own, then at least there's nothing at stake.

    He also mentioned testing RollBack Rx Home Edition against other software to find out if there's a possible conflict. That's another decent idea as well.

    Cheers,
     
  14. bgoodman4

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    Of course the big question is why Overclocker did not know about this before. And worse, why did he have to find out about it from me?
     
  15. Overclocker

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    I have it bookmarked from an earlier point so I must've seen it before but it's good to get a reminder.
     
  16. Longboard

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    Dont mean to be disruptive...but...
    Virtual Box = Free
    Virtual box VMs have an option called snapshots.
     
  17. Peter2150

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    It is disruptive. Virtual box is totally irrelevant to Rollback. Please no further discussion about it in this thread.

    Thanks,

    Pete
     
  18. Kurtis Smejkal

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    Our freeware supports VM's, and while the VM's have an option to take a 'snapshot' it isn't the same as our software.

    That being said, Peter is right, Virtual Box is not the same software as RollBack Rx. It's like comparing apples to oranges as they say.

    Cheers,
     
  19. TheRollbackFrog

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    I don't believe Longboard was suggesting that VB replace RBrx... he was referring more to OverClocker's use of a VM with RBrx in it to test updates and things... a freebie alternative to other VMs... for an OverClocker type of use.
     
  20. Kurtis Smejkal

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    Ahh yes. I'm not too familiar with the price of VMWare Workstation these days, but I use that. Still, it's always nice to save money when we can :)

    Cheers,
     
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