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Comodo Time Machine
« on: May 21, 2010, 06:22:10 AM »
Hi all, I notice that Tech, a avast! Technical with nearly 50k post in the forum, has his signatory with link to Comodo Time Machine. Is it safe to use CTM besides avast! ? Currently I am looking for a reliable system snapshot and recovery. Preferable free but would ok if the fee is minimal or one-off like SAS or MBAM.

Thanks for your help and input.

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Re: Comodo Time Machine
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2010, 11:22:07 AM »
Here's the link to CTM forum: https://forums.comodo.com/news-announcements-feedback-ctm-b198.0/
Nevertheless, I also would be interested in Tech's opinion..!!
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Re: Comodo Time Machine
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2010, 01:42:16 PM »
Look... It's not a toy. But it can restore the computer completely in less than 30 seconds... No sign of trouble going to an old snapshot!
It does what it promises: your computer travel back in time.

It had a very difficult beta phase (crashes, BSODS, loosing data).
It uses the same engine (licensed) of other snapshot/recovery tools (like RollBack). But it is free.
It has a lot of features and worked like a charm in my Windows 7 computer: scheduling, managing snapshots, etc.

Some drawbacks: you "need" to use their internal defragmentation tool (not a 3rd party), you won't be able to run avast at boot time (but if you get infected, you can restore your system completely), image/backup tools needs attention to copy sector-by-sector.
You could have trouble if you have a multi boot (Linux & Windows) boot.

They're improving significantly the way CTM works... I've disabled the non-reliable System Restore from Windows and I'm using CTM now.
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Re: Comodo Time Machine
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2010, 02:07:38 PM »
If you're interested in screenshots, just let me know...
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Re: Comodo Time Machine
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2010, 02:29:17 PM »
Thanks for sharing with us, Tech..!! :)
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Re: Comodo Time Machine
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2010, 03:31:09 PM »
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Some drawbacks: you "need" to use their internal defragmentation tool (not a 3rd party), you won't be able to run avast at boot time (but if you get infected, you can restore your system completely), image/backup tools needs attention to copy sector-by-sector.
For me these are significant enough to not want to use this product. I prefer the built in defragmentation tool that comes with Windows 7 and does an excellent job.
The avast! boot time scan for me is the only regular scan I ever run. It is also one scan that isn't offered by most other AV apps and has access
to more of your files than any other way of scanning.
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Re: Comodo Time Machine
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2010, 03:38:57 PM »
I agree with bob3160

No Comodo for me. 

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Re: Comodo Time Machine
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2010, 03:46:50 PM »
I agree with bob3160

No Comodo for me. 

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Re: Comodo Time Machine
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2010, 05:11:39 PM »
I agree with bob3160

No Comodo for me. 

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That makes three of us then.
I did go to a number of the comodo forum topics and for me and my existing system setup these drawbacks are a deal breaker.
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Re: Comodo Time Machine
« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2010, 05:50:50 PM »
Things are changing in new versions. They're quite responsive.
If you test software with frequency, you can use virtual environment (but I don't have a second Windows license for that) or you can use a rollback system. You can't rely on Windows System Restore.
Of course, if you're a general user, you can drop this very useful tool down.

I do not make discriminations to Comodo as many other users. You can use it and it's does not become your religion.
I'm not a fanboy of Comodo neither avast.

I can test software with total security. The system is just rolled back in 30 seconds... No traces of any installed software: no files, no registry keys, no links, nothing, nada, zero...
« Last Edit: May 21, 2010, 05:54:02 PM by Tech »
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Re: Comodo Time Machine
« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2010, 06:20:00 PM »
I don't believe anyone is advocating system restore as I have said for many years that it is far from infallible and can have unexpected consequences (I have had mine disabled for over 8 years).

I use drive imaging software as my system restore replacement as it gives an exact copy of your partition.

I don't discriminate on comodo products just because they are comodo products, just that this one simply doesn't suit my needs/requirements.
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Re: Comodo Time Machine
« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2010, 07:15:15 PM »
I use drive imaging software as my system restore replacement as it gives an exact copy of your partition.
Me too.
Just changing 1 hour for restoration to 30 seconds...

I don't discriminate on comodo products just because they are comodo products, just that this one simply doesn't suit my needs/requirements.
I'm sure you don't. I'm not referring to you, specifically.
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Re: Comodo Time Machine
« Reply #12 on: May 21, 2010, 07:56:31 PM »
COMODO is the red line   I will never cross.

But we all all entitled to our opinions

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Re: Comodo Time Machine
« Reply #13 on: May 21, 2010, 10:41:10 PM »
I'm not biased. I respect all your opinions.
But, please, do not post opinions of programs you're not using (or have direct experience), please.
FUD no. Fanboy no. Biased no. Don't you think?
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Re: Comodo Time Machine
« Reply #14 on: May 21, 2010, 11:48:15 PM »
Hi all, I notice that Tech, a avast! Technical with nearly 50k post in the forum, has his signatory with link to Comodo Time Machine. Is it safe to use CTM besides avast! ? Currently I am looking for a reliable system snapshot and recovery. Preferable free but would ok if the fee is minimal or one-off like SAS or MBAM.

Thanks for your help and input.

Well since the OP asked for help and input it pretty much opens it up to all opinions.
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