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Offline fazio93

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Re: DISKSHIELD - IS IT DEAD?
« Reply #15 on: June 07, 2009, 11:22:19 AM »
Does comodo time machine modify the mbr??

AFAIK, no it doesn't alter the MBR. Since the MBR is included in the partition on the disk drive, CTM includes that in its image as well, because CTM is copying the entire state of the disk which includes the MBR.
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Re: DISKSHIELD - IS IT DEAD?
« Reply #16 on: June 07, 2009, 11:45:56 AM »
Does it have a pre-os or something on every boot.Can u brief explain how it restores whn windows does not boot?
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Re: DISKSHIELD - IS IT DEAD?
« Reply #17 on: June 07, 2009, 12:47:20 PM »
Does it have a pre-os or something on every boot.Can u brief explain how it restores whn windows does not boot?

CTM takes a "picture" also called an "image" of your entire hard drive. This image is the entire state of your disk at that moment (includes applications, settings, etc, etc). You can schedule it and such to take images whenever you want. It's like System Restore in Windows, only CTM covers your WHOLE entire hard drive (the partition you are using) whereas System Restore only covers your Program Files and OS files (excluding your documents and such). So with this, you can roll back your PC to an earlier state using the CTM application (so the OS must be running). I don't know when/if it will ever have an option like in Macrium or Acronis where you can use a boot disk to load the imaging program into RAM and restore Windows to an earlier state while it is not running.
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Re: DISKSHIELD - IS IT DEAD?
« Reply #18 on: June 07, 2009, 01:12:28 PM »
Thanks , i am still having doubts which will certainly be solved CTM is released;If the "image" crashes or fails to load windows , how will u open CTM ,to go to baseline snapshot.

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Re: DISKSHIELD - IS IT DEAD?
« Reply #19 on: June 07, 2009, 01:24:27 PM »
My understanding was different...

I thought it didn't backup the MBR. I thought it did write to the MBR, but only when using the multi-boot feature.

I thought, instead of it taking an entire image of the whole Partition, it Locked the Partition (read-only) and wrote to a Cache File when the PC was being used (only the Cache File was writeable). Then once a Snapshot was taken, the contents of the Cache File became the contents of that Snapshot.

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Re: DISKSHIELD - IS IT DEAD?
« Reply #20 on: June 07, 2009, 01:37:36 PM »
My understanding was different...

I thought it didn't backup the MBR. I thought it did write to the MBR, but only when using the multi-boot feature.

I thought, instead of it taking an entire image of the whole Partition, it Locked the Partition (read-only) and wrote to a Cache File when the PC was being used (only the Cache File was writeable). Then once a Snapshot was taken, the contents of the Cache File became the contents of that Snapshot.

I'm dieing to RTFM now!  ;D

You may be right. IDK, I'm just explaining how normal disk imagers usually work. CTM is still a mystery.

Thanks , i am still having doubts which will certainly be solved CTM is released;If the "image" crashes or fails to load windows , how will u open CTM ,to go to baseline snapshot.

Not sure...hopefully it will never crash or fail to load.  ;D
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Re: DISKSHIELD - IS IT DEAD?
« Reply #21 on: June 08, 2009, 03:04:55 PM »
Thanks , i am still having doubts which will certainly be solved CTM is released;If the "image" crashes or fails to load windows , how will u open CTM ,to go to baseline snapshot.

COMODO BackUp might be your answer here (when the bootable CD version arrives :) ). This will work similar to Norton Ghost.

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Re: DISKSHIELD - IS IT DEAD?
« Reply #22 on: June 08, 2009, 03:41:20 PM »

 

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