Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: RollBack Rx Home

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Posts
    4,861
    Rep Power
    19

    Default RollBack Rx Home

    http://horizondatasys.com/rollback-r...lback-rx-home/

    This is a free piece of software that does a great job of system snapshots. Painless - mostly. It does slow down the overall boot time, but small price to pay so that you can get back to a previous working image quickly.

    Thoughts? Alternatives?

    I normally just do a full backup, but this helps to go backwards after certain installs and such. Test it and see.
    Knowing the solution doesn't mean knowing the method. Yet answering correctly and regurgitation are considered "learning" and "knowledge".

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Posts
    13,180
    Rep Power
    30

    Default

    Yeah, use it here at work as well. Saved our bacons a number of times.

    What I don't understand sometimes, before this software, if there was a problem with a sector on the harddrive, using scan disk would normally fix such issues. But does rolling back before a file got corrupted fix it? Maybe it puts a bandage on the issue. But the sector is still bad, no?

    Overall good piece of software.
    "The best software is the one that fits your needs." - A_A

    Virus free since: date unknown
    Anti-virus free since: August 2009

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Posts
    4,861
    Rep Power
    19

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Arch_Angel View Post
    Yeah, use it here at work as well. Saved our bacons a number of times.

    What I don't understand sometimes, before this software, if there was a problem with a sector on the harddrive, using scan disk would normally fix such issues. But does rolling back before a file got corrupted fix it? Maybe it puts a bandage on the issue. But the sector is still bad, no?

    Overall good piece of software.
    If the sector is marked as bad and reallocation is done, then rolling back will place the good file in a new area on the drive. Recommendation is to let a full chkdsk run (or other third party utility) and have the sectors marked if you thing it's bad. If you confirm with tools that it's bad, clone the bad drive before it fails totally and then use the roll back.
    Knowing the solution doesn't mean knowing the method. Yet answering correctly and regurgitation are considered "learning" and "knowledge".

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •