Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by majoMo, Feb 18, 2013.
Toolwiz Time Machine - Beta
Doesnt work on my test machine.
Working on win 7.
Working on my XP 32bit. Thanks!
Can somebody explain:
Is it going to be free?
When restoring to an earlier snapshot does older snapshots survive?
I assume this app requires a functional vss -- right?
► "Toolwiz Time Machine is a freeware for any user. You can use it in any PC no matter for home or for business. It is free for all of you."
► Yes. The opposite is not true.
Being in the beta stage of development, I would be very hesitant about running this in anything other than a testing/virtual machine environment...
Thanks a lot!
It means that we'll see a new entrant into this sector.
majoMo, does that mean if Snapshot 'A' was created on 18 Feb and Snapshot 'B' is created on 19 Feb and now you rollback to (restore) Snapshot 'A" you will then lose Snapshot 'B' ?
If my understanding is correct, then after restoring Snapshot 'A' you would never be able to roll-forward to Snapshot 'B' (as it would be gone!) ...and that's definitely not good!!!
Getting 'Application Error: the program does not support Windows 9x/ME/NT4/2000' even though I'm trying to install on Windows 8 .
Just checked Toolwiz forum. The support said they released a new version to fix this. Download link is same.
I've always been interested in this type of technology..I'll test it out.
UPDATE: Made 3 snapshots. Reverted back to snapshot 1, when restarting..snapshots B and C were gone
Ooops! That means that it is not as fully fledged as Rollback Rx or CTM. Though it can be useful anyway. I mostly use my time machines in this way.
Just as I suggested in post #11. Farstone's RestoreIT also works the same (unacceptable) way, whereas RollBack Rx and its clones do not lose those snapshots when rolling back. On the other hand I have found using RollBack Rx and its clones place a system at substantial risk, so I now avoid all such programs!!!
I don't understand the point of being able to make X number of snapshots if they are just going to be deleted anyway. Makes no sense to me.
E.g. I need special configuration for computing then I configure the comp to be as light as it possible, without AV, HIPS, FW, no internet access, no other resident services et al. This state is stored in a snapshot and I revert to it when I use comp in this way.
Then when I need to use it for internet and other activities I revert to the latest snapshot. So in my case at least 2 snapshots are necessary.
I understand that...I do the same. What I meant was I dont understand why programs like this one let you make tons of snapshots but they will get deleted automatically without notice.
I agree. it is a smart way for TTM to only keep the active snapshot. Otherwise the system will always keep a big number of useless snapshots, these snapshots will take a lot of space.
create a new snapshot before try some new download apps. If I do not like them, I can restore my sysrem to the fresh one. That is a good thing for me.
If use the old one like Toolwiz Time freeze, I can only test the new program which does not need a reboot. But now, I can restart my testing machine many times.
yep, if the TTM allows restarting in the snapshot it's a real progress with respect to its current Time Freeze
Excellent! Thanks for letting me know. Time to give it a go.
that will take more storage to keep these snapshots. i guess this kinda of apps usually use similar method. RestoreIT from FarStone is a nice one and appeared
tens of years ago, but it's not solid enough.
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