Rollback Rx

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by LenC, May 26, 2009.

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  1. LenC

    LenC Registered Member

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    I took a closer look at their website - and got answers to my questions shown below (posted earlier). One follow-up question relating to disaster recovery from a nonbootable computer - website says you hit "home" before windows boots up and you go into a recovery environment. Does that mean the mbr is being changed? If yes, is it a problem to fix mbr if you want to uninstall the program?

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    I've been reading some good things about this - have a couple of basic questions:

    - I assume when I first install it, it creates a baseline snapshot of my computer. How big is that snapshot relative to size of the partition? If I have a primary partition that is 50gig, how much additional space would I need for this first snapshot - assuming that is how it works?

    - If I rollback to a prior date, am I correct in assuming it is a complete rollback of the entire partition including data? So if I rolled back to a prior date, "my documents" folder would look exactly like it did on that date (without any newer files created after that date - is that correct?

    Thank you,
    Len
     
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  2. raakii

    raakii Registered Member

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    It obviously modifies the mbr,and removes the modification itself on proper uninstallation.Dont externally modify mbr , the program takes care of itself.
    1)Its very small takes around 300 mb i think.If u dont keep file synchronization on the size remains the same.Hence no need to worry.
    2)Yes u are right for 2nd question.u get back all files u deleted and changed and lose all files created in that snapshot.
     
  3. silver0066

    silver0066 Registered Member

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    Regarding 2), you can recover your files from the snapshot you rolled back from. Also a good way to setup your system is to put your documents, etc. on a different partition, then you don't have to remember to recover them.

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  4. bgoodman4

    bgoodman4 Registered Member

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    If you have RB set to take a snap prior to restoring it will do that and then you can mount the image as a drive and copy your files to the current state. Also (of course) if the data is on a separate drive it will not be affected one way or the other.
     
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