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Rollback Rx PC - Anyone use this Recovery product?

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Posted 01 September 2014 - 09:18 AM

While reading another thread in the forum, I saw a link that quietman7 provided regarding a PC backup discussion.



Does anyone here use this backup product?   Rollback Rx PC



It looks interesting.  Although I'm Cloning and Imaging periodically, this product somewhat reminds me of a Raid 1 setup in that it's a near-real time snapshot-recovery option for PC's.


From reading the product info, I'm not sure how this product works in the event of an OS crash/wipe.  I'm guessing here but it seems that the product modifies the Master Boot Code, or perhaps similar, in that it adds a Rollback option into the Windows "safe/repair" boot option menu.


After watching the product video provided at the home site link, it's saying that Rollback boots before Windows.  I'm assuming that, when the product is installed, it's creating some kind of boot manager sector area to allow the PC user to recover in the event of an unbootable Windows OS.


If that's the correct assumption, and I haven't seen a mention of a "Rescue" boot media associated with the product description, if the user's HDD is rendered unusable by either a difficult rootkit intrusion, or other reasons, Rollback wouldn't be a viable alternative to a full-HDD backup option (cloned spare, Image).


Is that the right take on this product and how it works on the HDD?


As I see this, the advantage of using Rollback is that you can access multiple near-real time snapshots which is almost as good as a Raid 1 configuration. 


The drawback about this, if I understand the product's operation, is that if the HDD isn't usable or accessable for any reason, Rollback won't provide a complete HDD recovery option.

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