TeraByte Product Release Thread

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by TheKid7, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. Peter2150

    Peter2150 Global Moderator

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    Thanks Brian. Should we start new backup chaings
     
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  2. Brian K

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    Yes for incrementals. No for differentials.
     
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    Whoopee. Now the third incremental and on are taking about 1:30 running in windows, compared to 16 minutes.
     
  5. oliverjia

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    I like the clean and neat way of doing incrementals/differentials by IFW.

    Brian, I have not yet get a chance to do these tasks, but when Win10 Creators Update released, I'll probably fresh install the new OS and give IFW/IFL a go using differentials.
     
  6. Mister X

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    So is not risky to say this Metadata technology is better (if not best) over Macrium's, Acronis' and others similar technologies?
     
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  7. TheRollbackFrog

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    Well... start using the new IFW MetaData technology and measure it against the speed of Macrium and Acronis when doing differentials/incrementals... see what the results really are. IFW was one of the few imaging applications left not using metadata for incremental/differential imaging previously... this change should be a huge deal for its users.
     
  8. Mister X

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    Thanks. I won't do that, I haven't used those programs before so I'm not skilled enough, hence I was just asking for some opinions.

    Perhaps they waited to mature this technology quite enough to incorporate into their products to be the best ones.
     
  9. TheRollbackFrog

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    Using metadata is not an immature technology for doing Incrementals and Differentials... it's been around for a long time, many years in use by other vendors. I never really understood why Terabyte Unlimited hadn't moved their imaging product in that direction earlier then they have.

    Saying that... they have made a coupla big moves in v3 that has made this product much more competitive in the imaging product space. The first being the use of a much more multi-threaded application... allowing it to use many of the multiple cores (and threads) available in today's CPUs. This has allowed for a sizable speed increase in its ability to compress data and create faster images.

    The second being the recently released metadata imaging technology (v3.06). As I mentioned above, this is very new for Terabyte but not for a lot of the rest of the imaging industry. This will enhance their Differential & Incremental imaging speed immensely.

    The only thing really missing from this product now (as well as many others) is the ability to use that very same metadata concept in their image RESTORE technology. This is what sets aside Macrium Reflect and AX64's FlashBack (gone but never forgotten) from the rest of the imaging products available today. Restoring just the differences between the current resident partition and the image being restored, rather than the entire image chain of that partition, is what makes "restores" so much faster with metadata technology. I personally believe that this technology will be next on Terabyte's major feature development road map... it's a logical progression in their imaging technology. Macrium has already proved that it works very well and is very reliable... their just waiting for the next real competitor in their imaging space.
     
  10. Mister X

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    Perhaps I used a bad wording. What I meant to say is TeraByte waited to mature well enough their own Metadata Imaging Technology (I guess this tech is same in general terms different in its inner code for each vendor) to release their products incorporating it.

    Agreed. And I'm so glad to read this too.
     
  11. TheRollbackFrog

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    Well... that may, indeed, be the case but I feel they waited waaaay too long to incorporate the technology. IFW's weak point was always the time it took to do, not FULL images (they were always pretty quick), but Differentials and Incrementals. Now I know a lot of their users didn't mind that very much... to each his own, I guess. But, personally, I always wanted quick Incrementals... mainly because I used to do a lot of Incrementals and restores during a given day. I was an IFW user for many years as far as FULL imaging was concerned, but made my way away from it due to the above shortcomings and as soon as metadata restoration techniques were developed by Macrium, I jumped on their Reflect product. I needed an imaging program with a restoration speed that approached that of Rollback RX (something else I used to use) due to my many daily restorations... Macrium Reflect hit the spot.

    But seeing IFW moving more in to the mainstream as an imaging product... it gives me cause to stop and reflect a bit. I've always liked their product... so much so that I helped discover/develop a way for IFW FULL images to capture Rollback RX snapshots while running under a LIVE Windows System (thanks to PhyLock), something I needed very much at the time.
     
  12. Mister X

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    Amazing! Thanks.

    I modestly have been contributed to translate the gui to Spanish lang. :cool:
     
  13. TheRollbackFrog

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    Any contribution like that is very important... not only for you as a possible Spanish user, but for Terabyte in broadening their markets for their product.

    Great job!
     
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