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Author Topic: Comodo Time Machine - who's going to try it ?  (Read 7383 times)

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Comodo Time Machine - who's going to try it ?
« on: January 12, 2010, 11:49:11 AM »
I have used FarStone DriveClone for a long time, it is in my opinion an excellent program which has often saved my "life", however I haven't wanted to continue paying for updates.

So when I came across Comodo Time Machine today, I was obviously intrigued - but has anyone here tried it yet ? In other words has anyone taken the risk yet ?

If not, then I suppose I'm going to have to do so myself (snapshot of a snapshot?).  :D

EDIT : just been reading some posts on their forum - think I'll wait a while...
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Re: Comodo Time Machine - who's going to try it ?
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2010, 06:13:36 AM »
I'll wait also... 

For the moment I am relying on Image for Windows as partition/drive imaging tool and the excellent shadow defender, which is what returnil should have been : light, efficient, problemless  AFAIK.  It's far from the features of a real time machine, but using both covers most of my needs.

I keep using Drive Clone Pro 6 on a Vista system that was difficult to setup, but that's just the exception.
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Re: Comodo Time Machine - who's going to try it ?
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2010, 08:58:31 AM »
I'm using AJC Active Backup since first releases and found it really discreet and life saving!

(It's not free but costs about $25... for a lifetime license...)

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Re: Comodo Time Machine - who's going to try it ?
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2010, 09:18:47 AM »
Yes, AJC is excellent, but only for data files.
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Re: Comodo Time Machine - who's going to try it ?
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2010, 12:13:32 PM »
shadow defender, which is what returnil should have been : light, efficient, problemless

that sounds interesting - very few mentions of it here, hardly mentioned, in fact. How do you use it? (if you want, start a new thread...). Is it 'safer' to restore using it, than restoring an image (e.g. Acronis TI), does it work in the same/similar way?
There's very little info on their website http://www.shadowdefender.com/index.html
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Re: Comodo Time Machine - who's going to try it ?
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2010, 03:05:31 AM »
Actually, Shadow Defender is NOT a backup or an imaging tool : it's a software like Returnil or Microsoft Steady State : you can activate it, perform some tasks like installing and testing some software, driver update, etc.  At reboot, all changes are lost as if you never performed these tasks.  But if your HDD gets physically damaged, you will not be able to do anything without a real backup or image.
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Re: Comodo Time Machine - who's going to try it ?
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2010, 10:23:28 AM »
I tried Comodo Time Machine, but it seemed to slow down opening and shutting Windows 7, and when I rebooted after an apparent hang, I lost my registry, and had to restore to an earlier date with Acronis True Image Home 2010.

I think I should make better use of Acronis True Image...

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Re: Comodo Time Machine - who's going to try it ?
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2010, 10:32:34 AM »
Yes, as I said above, after having read some of the posts on the Comodo Time Machine board I decided to give it a miss - at least for a while.

It's true - restore and image software are two very different things - I use both to cover all eventualities.
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