rollback rx & FD-ISR combo

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by rice4lunch, Dec 18, 2008.

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  1. rice4lunch

    rice4lunch Registered Member

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    i successfully installed rb & fd-isr on vmware toybox.

    here's what i did. install rb first, then fd-isr. i tried installing fd first then rb, but couldn't make snapshot in fd.

    the system boots into rb, then fd. its a bit confusing, i need the right combination of snapshots from the two to see my files. i wonder which is the dominate?

    i like them both, but fd don't support incremental snapshots. and rb only allows one baseline. i hadn't realy come up with any strategy or best practice yet on using them both in combo.

    one advantages is the empty snapshot in fd which allows you to create different OS w/o worrying about bootloaders. (can i install linux??)

    another is the archieve feature in fd. it be really cool if i can backup my rb snapshot with fd archieving.

    hadn't really testest these two ideas out fully yet.

    rice.
     
  2. farmerlee

    farmerlee Registered Member

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    Personally i don't see much point in having both as they both do the same thing using different methods. I doubt the fd-isr archive would backup your rb snapshot properly.
    You can't install linux in an empty snapshot as its not compatible with the ntfs file system used by fd-isr. However you can use wubi to install linux in a current rollback or fd-isr snapshot. It'll add a 3rd pre-boot screen allowing to select either linux or windows to boot into.
     
  3. raakii

    raakii Registered Member

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    Wats the point in using botho_O fd-isr works at partition record level, rollback rx works at MBR level.
     
  4. Longboard

    Longboard Registered Member

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    That is a recipe for disaster.
    FDISR will likely not be able to back up the RB snapshots.

    Why you want these in VM ??

    If you want multi snaps with recovery images then use RBx and one of the tested Imagers: iirc; the most reliable imager for RBRx was Drive Snapshot with maintenance mode ??
    Image for windows did work when I tested it in 'raw' mode = byte for byte.
    This can produce massive images.
    Cant recall if that image technique saved all RBRx snapshots or just the current ??

    There are multibootloaders that will allow boot control prior to main OS boot
    GAG
    BootITNG
    They will work with RBRx
    Have not tested in VMs.

    Have not tried Linux install in FDISR empty snap: why do that if you have VM.?

    If you 'wubi' then RBRx will work as per usual.

    Sort of admire what you're doing in a twisted way :blink: : but o_O
     
  5. Peter2150

    Peter2150 Global Moderator

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    I actually got that working, at least for a while. Not reliable, and ultimately, Rollback brought the whole thing down.
     
  6. rice4lunch

    rice4lunch Registered Member

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    sorry guys, i should have made it clear. i installed it on vmware as a test before i do anything on my host system. i wanted to know if its possible and if its reliable, plus what advantages could i gain. i have suspected that linux wouldn't work but was unsure whether fd uses some internal fs format.

    don't really know what wubi is, but i have googled it and will read upon it later. (probably some bootloader.)

    thanks.
    rice
     
  7. farmerlee

    farmerlee Registered Member

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    Wubi allows you to install linux just like you would any regular windows program. After installation you will get a pre-boot screen giving you the option to boot into windows or linux. It makes things easier and if you don't like linux you can easily remove it like you would any other windows program.
     
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