Rollback RX

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by Dregg Heda, Feb 3, 2009.

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  1. Dregg Heda

    Dregg Heda Registered Member

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    Can this program be used as a virtualiser? I ask because one of the features listed on the rollback rx website claims that you can Roll-back, yet recover files from your "future" snapshot(s).

    So theoretically i would be able to take a snapshot surf, finish surfing, take another snapshot rollback keeping the files I wanted and delete the snapshot I took after surfing. Is this right? Wouldn't this allow me to utillise Rollback as a virtualiser? What are the disadvantages to using this as opposed to a dedicated virtualiser like returnil or shadow defender?

    For that matter can either returnil or shadow defender be used as backup software in a similar manner to rollback rx? All of these products use ISR technology right?
     
  2. bgoodman4

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    I would say that yes, RollBack can be used this way, as a matter of fact I think I read on their site somewhere a suggestion that you do this sort of thing for testing new software. Returnil will definitely NOT do backups. It is strictly a virtualizer. With the paid version you can save files etc and I think you can even save the system state (but don't hold me to this) if you wish.
     
  3. thathagat

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    hi.....take a look...
     

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  4. Dregg Heda

    Dregg Heda Registered Member

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    Cool guys, sounds very promising. How long does rollback take to switch between snapshots? How easy and quick is it to explore a snapshot and recover files as opposed to recovering files from returnil or shadow defender? TIA!
     
  5. bgoodman4

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    My experience in this area is very limited but from what I read on this forum a snap takes under 5 seconds and a typical restore 2 or 3 minutes. I have no idea how long it takes Shadow Defender.
     
  6. Dregg Heda

    Dregg Heda Registered Member

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    Returnil?
     
  7. bgoodman4

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    Yes, Returnil is fast but I just upgraded from the free version and have not tried saving files upon reboot yet.
     
  8. thathagat

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    well returnil advises...Patience while commiting to save files....so might not be that quick......
     

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