ShadowProtect vs Rollback Rx Pro

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

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  1. pratzert

    pratzert Registered Member

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    What makes the ShadowProtect better ?

    What are the main differences between the two ?

    Aren't both packages just back-up programs ?

    Would I be wasting my money to have both ? ( I already have RB RX )

    Thanks
     
  2. Jo Ann

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    In a nutshell, SP belongs to the family of disk-imaging backup programs, whereas RB belongs to the family of instant-restore programs. While I find RB extremely useful (and use it frequently), it is not a substitute for a disk-image backup (btw, RB v8.1 includes drive-image backup functionality)!

    In addition to RB's handy snapshots I strongly advise you to make regular disk-image backups (to an external drive).
     
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  3. farmerlee

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    If the backup utility in rollback rx works fine for you then there is no need to have shadowprotect.
     
  4. Dark Shadow

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    There is a big difference if the hard drive fails, shadow Protect allows a CD boot recovery to restore a image to baremetal,Rollback RX does not,Hence it takes snap shots of a currently working hard drive if the Hardware fails so does Rollback RX.
     
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  5. Huupi

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    Imaging i suppose is the the first and last line of defense in working with computers,w.o.w. its most critical to have reliable imaging app.
    Other stuff like instant recovery and the like are just an added bonus.
     
  6. Peter2150

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    Actually it does have an imaging capability, but the recovery is linux based, which didn't at all work for me.
     
  7. pratzert

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    Peter,

    You mean the RB Rx was linux based, or the SP ?

    Tim
     
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    I stand corrected,I didn't know that about RX thanks for the corrections.
     
  9. Aaron Here

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    RB (EF) v8.1 employs a Linux-based recovery disk. SP uses both VistaPE and WinPE (your choice when booting).

    And I have had exactly the opposite of Pete's experience - the Linux CD sees and works with the hard drive in my son's PC, whereas neither of SP's PE environments do! :doubt:
     
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  10. Peter2150

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    The recovery medium for Rollback imaging is a linux based cd just like Acronis. SP, uses two flavors of windows, which I need.

    Pete
     
  11. Baldrick

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    Oh oh! The Linux-based recovery disk does not work for me and when I raised this with support they advised that they are working on a PE environemnt based replacement for the next version. If this is true then hopefully they will include both options in the new version.;)

    PS. Funnily enough I noted Peter's comment about Rollback imaging is a linux based cd just like Acronis. I use Acronis and that works for me even thought the Rollback Rx version does not...so there must be something else in it.
     
  12. Aaron Here

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    It's simply a matter of the included drivers (or those not included!) in the particular Linux/PE compilation.
     
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