Restore the system to any snapshot within seconds.
Restore files and folders from any snapshot or crashed system state.
Take a snapshot of the system within seconds (no reboot required)
GoBack & RollBack Rx Comparison
GoBack Software History
Norton GoBack, was formerly known as Roxio Goback, Adaptec Goback, as well as other names. Goback has been sold and transferred frequently from company to company. Currently, Norton Goback is the only competitive roll-back solution close enough to be shown on the RollBack Rx radar screen. Goback's comparison and competitiveness is limited.
GoBack Software Overview
GoBack is a Microsoft Windows based disk utility, that monitors and records up to 8.3Gb of disk changes. When the disk activity is idle, it tags these as safe checkpoints. GoBack then allows the hard drive to be restored to any of the checkpoints. It does this by effectively undoing all changes made to the disk since the checkpoint point was created. GoBack replaces the MBR Master Boot Record, and also replaces the partition table with a single partition. Because of this change to the partition table, this can cause problems when dual booting other operating systems on the same hard disk.
RollBack Rx's Snapshots vs GoBack's Buffer Space
GoBack uses a buffer space for storage of its change files using the FIFO method of storage (First In First Out). This limits the amount of data and eventually - how far back you can actually go back to restore. Thus when the buffer space becomes full, GoBack starts to delete its earlier checkpoints and storage of earlier data. Goback's technology is based on a file level monitoring and logging technique. It needs to consume a large chunk of the hard disk space to create a history change file. The monitoring system is picking up every little bit of file changes regardless of whether or not, it is worth to know or see. A simple system restart will generate 100s of file changes to log. It really makes one wonder if more truly is better; in Goback's case, more is definitely not better. The details file change history logging consumes the hard disk space quickly, not to mention, the tremendous pressure it puts on system resources. RollBack Rx's snapshot-based continuous backup solution delivers added security by allowing you to store the state of your PC more often, while using less drive space. Should the need arise, you could easily restore your PC to any of its unlimited number of snapshots. This could potentially be months or even years ago. These snapshots could be automated silently in fixed intervals such as 1 hour ago, or whenever the system is turned on or a particular file is executed.
GoBack VS RollBack Rx
Norton Goback (Symantec) vs RollBack Rx Comparison
Norton's Goback (by Symantec) is a similar solution to our RollBack Rx. Below are some technical benefits that RollBack Rx has over Nortons Goback. We encourage users to evaluate both Rollback Rx and and Nortons Goback for an objective comparison of the two utilities.
Disk Space Usage
RolBack Rx. Does not reserve any portion of hard disk for protected data. The program data structure takes 0.07% of disk space to create up to 60,000 snapshots.
Norton GoBack. Goback Reserves a portion of hard disk as a buffer to track file changes. The buffer is about 20-30% of disk size
Conclusion: Goback takes more disk space than Rollback Rx.
RollBack Rx: The time Rollback Rx takes to restore a snapshot is independent from the amount of information contained in the snapshot.
Norton Goback:Goback takes a longer time to restore a checkpoint as more information is stored in the buffer.
Conclusion: GoBack takes longer to restore the computer
System Resource Use
RollBack Rx: Rollback Rx is a sector level program. It creates "sector maps" of the protected hard disk. It does not track every file change. The system performance is unrelated to the amount of snapshots or the data that has been created.
Norton GoBack. Goback uses a buffer to track all the file changes. When more and more information gets accumulated in the buffer, the system performance deteriorates.
Conclusion: Goback slows down the system as more changes are made to the system.
Restore Point Management
RollBack Rx: Rollback Rx will not take a snapshot until the user wants to create one; either via a manual snapshot or through a scheduled task.
Norton GoBack: Goback automatically creates "checkpoints" for the system regardless of whether the user wants to or not
Conclusion: Goback is less flexible on creating and managing snapshots.
RollBack Rx. Rollback Rx does not use a buffer. The snapshots will always be there unless user deletes the snapshot.
will always be there unless user deletes the snapshot.
Norton GoBack. With Goback, the buffer used to track file changes is a FIFO buffer (First In First Out). Let?s say the buffer size is 10GB. If a user copies a couple of DVDs, the buffer will become full. When this occurs the "last checkpoint" will be pushed out the buffer. If this happens, the user would not be able to recover any checkpoint.
Conclusion: You can count on Rollback Rx to be able to recover from any instances or number of files copied etc. There are no surprises. If you have created a snapshot, you know you can always get back to it.
RollBack Rx: Rollback Rx offers several deployment utilities that allow administrators to remotely and silently deploy Rollback to a network of PCs instantly with pre-set program settings.Rollback Rx Enterprise offers a scalable client/server structure. Server can remotely manage client desktops protected by Rollback thru Internet. Rollback Enterprise console always provides various network management related tools.
Norton GoBack: Goback can not be seamlessly deployed.. Goback can not be remotely managed without using third party networking utilities.
Conclusion: Rollback Rx is more enterprise scalable. Rollback Rx provides more features designed for network administrators of larger organizations.
RollBack Rx: Rollback Rx can take a snapshot of crashed system from subsystem console and then recover data from the crashed state. This essentially eliminates the ?gap of restoring system to an earlier time?. This makes Rollback ahead above Goback.
Norton GoBack: Goback does not have a subsystem console. Therefore if your system should fail to boot into the OS. There is no method of recovering your saved data.
Conclusion: Rollback Rx has a distinct feature that allow users to recover in case of BSOD and OS corruption. Goback, on the otherhand works as an application within the windows shell and does not have this subsystem console capability.
RollBack Rx: In addition to the system restore feature, Rollback Rx is also a strong configuration management solution. Based on its "sector mapping" architecture, users can create several independent snapshots each having different applications and data. User can switch back and forth among the snapshots for configuration management, sales demo, or software training purposes.
Norton GoBack: Goback, is a file level filtering program. It is not able to create the "absolute independent checkpoints" that user can use for configuration management purpose.
Conclusion: Rollback Rx is more than a system restore solution.
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Last Updated: 08 February 2017
Requirements: Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, 8, 10 (all 32 and 64 bit versions)
RollBack Rx Home Edition
RollBack Rx Home Edition is a free instant time machine for your windows workstation. It is a comprehensive Windows System Restore solution that empowers users and IT administrators to easily restore their PCs to any previous state within seconds. RollBack Rx Home Edition helps users better manage and lockdown Windows based PCs.
RollBack Rx Professional
RollBack Rx is an instant time machine for your PC. A Comprehensive Windows System Restore solution that empowers users and IT administrators to easily restore their PCs to any previous state within seconds. RollBack Rx offers a fresh approach to managing PCs. Any unforeseen incidents such as user errors, viruses or even botched software installations can be easily and absolutely reversed in a fast and efficient way
RollBack Rx Server Edition
RollBack Rx Server Edition is a robust Windows Server backup and restore utility that enables IT professionals a instant backup capability that can quickly restore mission critical systems back to any number of multiple restore points with unrivaled speeds. RollBack Rx Server Edition makes it quick and easy to safely sandbox updates and service patches with a failsafe approach to system recovery.
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