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  • Sam Smith
    started a topic Drive Cloner Rx 6.0 Official Release

    Drive Cloner Rx 6.0 Official Release

    Good afternoon everyone!

    As our subscribers or Facebook/Twitter followers may have already seen, Drive Cloner Rx 6.0 is now officially released!

    The core updated feature for DC6 is the added ability to create backup images that fully capture RollBack Rx with the snapshots and subsystem included. This allows users the option to easily create a backup of their system onto an external device with RollBack Rx installed.

    This software is compatible with RollBack Rx dating back to version 10.1 and from Windows Vista up to 8.1.

    Horizon DataSys would like to thank our core beta testers who we will list by their username:
    -The RollBack Frog (Froggie)
    -george
    -kurt
    -mangrove
    -PL-mc
    -pvsurfer
    -samsco
    -steveg
    -toni

    You guys and gals are awesome.

    If you already purchased Drive Cloner Rx in the past, the Product ID you have for that version will work for DC6.

    For those who would like to download DC6, you can follow this link to the product page: http://bit.ly/1Fo8TWK

    If there are any questions regarding the software, feel free to post them in this forum.

    Have a great day.

    Cheers!

    Sam

  • nazareth
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    quick question- Can a full backup of a windows system (windows 7) with drive cloner, be imported into VMware? Does the backup create an .iso? or can an .iso be created from the backup to load into a VMware virtual drive? ? I don't know too much about these things-

    My thought is this- I 'might' want to wipe my hard-drive clean- start over with Linux as main operating system, and use windows 7 in a virtual drive, BUT what I would really like to do is, if possible, copy my existing windows 7 setup as it is right now- a 1-1 copy, (with rollback snapshots if possible) and move it to the virtual machine (the reason is I don't particularly want ot update windows to windows 10 for various reasons- so my only real alternative is to use Linux as main drive- and windows in virtual drive for use with all my windows software like photoshop, etc)- I'm not sure if rollback will even work in a virtual drive? If so, I'd like to keep using it in virtual drive to protect the VM installation of windows 7- but it seems like it wouldn't be possible?

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  • akash11501
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    Originally posted by Sam Smith View Post
    akash11501,

    Interesting. Can you take a full backup of the system?

    Also, you are trying to take a backup and place it onto a separate drive, correct?

    Cheers,

    Sam
    Hi Sam,
    yes, I'm able to take full backup without rollback rx snapshots. and yes, I'm trying to put those backups on external drives.

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  • Sam Smith
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    akash11501,

    Interesting. Can you take a full backup of the system?

    Also, you are trying to take a backup and place it onto a separate drive, correct?

    Cheers,

    Sam

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  • akash11501
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    Hi,
    I've installed dc6 and rollback rx 10.4. but when I'm trying to create partition backup with rollback rx snapshots, drive cloaner is giving the error:
    Error
    GetProtectedDiskPartInfo is false
    I'm on windows 8.1 and tried with rollback rx 10.3 also, same error

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  • dbolotin
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    Can someone tell me approximately how much more space is required on the backup drive for a DC6 copy (with 8 or 10 snapshots, say), as opposed to a copy from DC5.1? Thanks.

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  • Sam Smith
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    Hey all,

    Thanks for the well wishes norman! I trust you are doing well as well .

    To answer questions of compatibility - yes, DC6 and RollBack Rx are compatible and working together on Windows 7, 8, and 8.1. These two have also worked together in the same fashion (using DC6 to capture RollBack Rx, snapshots, and system) on our Windows XP systems.

    Now that I am back from my honeymoon, let me know if you have any questions and I'll get back to you ASAP.

    Cheers!

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  • Masterblaster
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    Originally posted by dbolotin View Post
    Also, did it work with RRX on Windows 7? I wouldn't want even to experiment with DC6 -- which still doesn't have any Release Notes on the Horizon Datasys website -- without more confidence that it won't fail.
    Well the truth is you are experimenting with all HorizonDataSys programs. The community has always been used as beta testers.

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  • dbolotin
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    Also, did it work with RRX on Windows 7? I wouldn't want even to experiment with DC6 -- which still doesn't have any Release Notes on the Horizon Datasys website -- without more confidence that it won't fail.

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  • Masterblaster
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    Originally posted by Froggie View Post
    MB, I'm not sure about the released version but DCv6 "worked" under Windows 8.1 during most of the BETA testing period...
    But did DC6 work with RRX on Windows 8.1?

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  • norman
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    Dear Froggie,

    That, of course, is a big disappointment, one of many as far as HDS is concerned.

    I happen to have a copy of DC6 downloaded just after its abortive release and prior to its being yanked following the public outcry. I tested it on RollBack 10.x and seem to remember that it did preserve the snapshots, as advertised. Since I use XP and have only old-fashioned HDDs, it suited my purpose fine. But I ran into trouble with its lack of compatibility with Macrium Reflect, and eventually reverted to RB 9.1, whose snapshots it does not preserve, of course, but which does tolerate Macrium Reflect. And I waited for the new RB11 (now 10.4) and the new DC6.

    Now there is nothing for me to wait for, and I may try again with RB10.3 and my copy of DC6, though perhaps without Macrium (5 or 6, I have licenses for them both). I very much like Macrium, however, and am reluctant to give it up. Do you have any advice in that regard? Alternatively, can you suggest a replacement (live image backup, multipartition drive, cold restore, scheduling, decent log file, and compatible with RB)? I tried all I could find (Acronis, ShadowProtect, IfW, DriveClone, Paragon, and lots of others), but none were as good or as reliable as Macrium. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Hearty congratulations and best wishes to Sam.

    Norman

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  • Froggie
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    Originally posted by Masterblaster View Post
    You can't do that on Windows 8.0/1 or Windows 10. While HDS says these programs work together, That would not be on Windows 8.0/8.1 or Windows 10.
    MB, I'm not sure about the released version but DCv6 "worked" under Windows 8.1 during most of the BETA testing period...
    Last edited by Froggie; 09-19-2015, 07:13 AM.

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  • Froggie
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    Norman, Sam is currently on his honeymoon and should return circa 28September...

    My guess after being part of the BETA test is that your are correct... no XP support for snapshot imaging. I s'pect it will work as a straight imager (no successful RBrx integration) with XP, though.

    I know you probably LUV Windows XP (I always did) but there has been (5) Windows OS releases since Windows XP... software developers must pick their markets to eliminate excessive support requirements. And... even users eventually have to move on (I finally left "Windows for Workgroups 3.1" eventually )
    Last edited by Froggie; 09-19-2015, 05:52 AM.

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  • norman
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    Dear Sam,

    Have you been on holiday these past few days?

    Norman

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  • norman
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    Originally posted by Sam Smith
    This software is compatible with RollBack Rx dating back to version 10.1 and from Windows Vista up to 8.1.

    Sam
    Does this mean that DC6 is not now nor will be in the future compatible with Windows XP?


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