Which products have a bootable rescue partition?

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  1. Defcon

    Defcon Registered Member

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    Which backup/imaging software creates a partition which is used to store backups, and from which the pc can boot? e.g like Norton Ghost. Does any freeware do this?
     
  2. andylau

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    bootable rescue partition is a pain, why you will like it?

    If you want to have a boot option on boot menu, you can simply use EasyBCD to add the boot cd e.g. ISO or WIM file to boot menu.
     
  3. Defcon

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    It's convenient. Backups are taken automatically to the partition and its easy to rescue the OS. Isn't this what Rollback Rx does essentially ?
     
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    Rollback Rx is not an imaging program. It is a snapshot program. Rollback Rx basically put a fence around your data outside Windows, when you take a snapshot 1.

    Once you do that you cannot write inside snapshot 1. You write outside of it.

    When you take snapshot 2, it now puts another fence around the data between snapshot 1 and snapshot 2. Now you cannot write either to snapshot 1 and 2. You have to write outside snapshot 1 and 2.

    Then you take snapshot 3 and so on.

    So, if your hard disk fails Rollback Rx cannot protect you. If you use an imaging program and keep the image on a different drive and not on a different partition, if you hard disk fails, you are protected.

    Best regards,

    KOR!
     
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    acronis true image can do what the original poster wants
     
  6. Brian K

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    Defcon,

    TeraByte Unlimited have a nice tutorial on this. You can create a bootable partition which will contain the backup image. When you boot there is message "Press F9 to restore the image". If you don't press F9 in 3 seconds, Windows boots.
     
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  8. Defcon

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    Thanks. I'd thought moe people would like this option but it doesn't seem popular. A hard disk crash is much less likely than needing to restore from backup, and with rescue partition it allows automatic backups and its self contained. Of course backups should be external as well.
     
  9. andylau

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    Defcon,

    Although you have rescue partition, you still need to backup the backup images on rescue partition

    Rescue partition and automatic backup do not have direct relationship

    If you do not have rescue partition, you can still do automatic backup by another ways
     
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