Roxio Backontrack vs. MS System Restore

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by Acadia, Jun 30, 2010.

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  1. Acadia

    Acadia Registered Member

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    I know that the entire Roxio backontrack suite can do more than Microsoft's System Restore, but this question only concerns the "Instant Restore" feature of the BOT suite: What is the difference, if any, between the Roxio Instant Restore feature of that suite and the System Restore in Win7?

    Thank you,
    Acadia
     
  2. pandlouk

    pandlouk Registered Member

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    The main features/differences.

    Roxio backontrack suite
    - file/folder based snapshotss
    - snapshots do not get larger with defrags
    - you can retrieve previous/deleted files by navigating in the snapshots


    Microsoft System Restore
    - sector based backups (at least for vista and 7)
    - defragments make the backups grow larger
    - you can retrieve previous/deleted files either by mounting the snapshots or by using the "restore previous versions" menu (in 7).

    MSR add less overhead than BOT.

    Panagiotis

    edit: Since I just managed to "break" Microsoft System Restore (Windows7), another differense is reliability. It seems that file/folder based ISRs (look FD-ISR and Roxio BOT) are much more reliable than their sector based rivals.
     
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