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Comodo Time Machine (CTM)

#1 Post by guinness » Sun Jan 03, 2010 8:50 am

This is not Portable( (haven't tested but highly unlikely!) but is Freeware. I can't think of any software that is Free and NOT Microsoft who offer a whole snapshot of the PC, not just the System Files and Registry (System Restore.)

Description from COMODO.
Comodo Time Machine (CTM) is a powerful system rollback utility that allows users to quickly restore their computers to an earlier point in time. CTM 'snapshots' are a complete record of your entire system (including the registry, critical operating system files and user created documents).

Layered Security

* Schedule automatic snapshots to be taken at regular intervals
* Roll back to the last known working state in the event of virus attacks or crashes
* Take snapshots of your computer before large installations or system maintenance

Software Developers and testers can easily restore test systems to the default configuration after each deployment without the need to manually uninstall each application. Home users can even let the kids run amok on the family PC for an afternoon and be safe in the knowledge that any damage can be instantly undone and all files recovered.

Comodo Time Machine features an intuitive, friendly interface which offers quick and easy access to all functionality in the application. Additionally, it also features a sub-console that can be accessed before Windows starts and a Quick Operation console containing shortcuts to important and commonly executed tasks.
Review of the software at JKWebTalks
Download: http://www.comodo.com/home/data-storage ... covery.php
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Re: Comodo Time Machine (CTM)

#2 Post by webfork » Sun Jan 03, 2010 1:25 pm

Very cool. Thanks for the heads-up. Its awesome Comodo's offering this for free.

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#3 Post by guinness » Sun Jan 03, 2010 1:28 pm

I suppose DriveImage XML is something similar but alot harder to initiate.
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Re: Comodo Time Machine (CTM)

#4 Post by ashghost » Sun Jan 03, 2010 3:15 pm

guinness wrote:I suppose DriveImage XML is something similar but alot harder to initiate.
It's more like a fuller version of Windows' built-in System Restore, or perhaps like a more flexible Returnil. It's not a partition cloning tool, so if you have a physical problem with your system partition or hard drive, you won't have a backup like you would if you'd saved an image to a separate HD or to optical media with DriveImage XML - or with one of the non-portable options like Ghost, Acronis, Paragon, Clonezilla, etc., or with Windows 7's much-improved, available-in-all-editions (AFAIK), Backup and Restore Center.

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Re: Comodo Time Machine (CTM)

#5 Post by castman » Mon Jan 04, 2010 6:41 pm

Good Aspect being pointed out.

When talking about security, the only disadvantage when compared to partition cloning is that you have no recovery in case of a Boot Virus Attack, unless you use a separate program or backup the files from HDD. Or there is someway to fix the BOOT record when system is running? I will google for that. :P :mrgreen:
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Re: Comodo Time Machine (CTM)

#6 Post by taotra » Mon Jan 04, 2010 8:01 pm

castman wrote:Or there is someway to fix the BOOT record when system is running?
Roadkil has a program named Boot Builder. Don't know whether that would apply here.
http://roadkil.net/program.php?ProgramID=3

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Re: Comodo Time Machine (CTM)

#7 Post by guinness » Tue Jan 05, 2010 3:21 am

There is a way to log into Comodo Time Machine before Windows loads by pressing the "Home" key, this is ideal if Windows won't load at all. The Boot builder looks as though it can only run when Windows is running e.g. on a LiveCD
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#8 Post by guinness » Tue Jan 05, 2010 6:24 am

[GHacks] compared the program similar to Returnil Virtual System, but it seems to be bundled with other system protection programs.
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Re: Comodo Time Machine (CTM)

#9 Post by webfork » Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:48 am

Freewaregenius did a write up on this software.

The short version: very hard drive hungry but excellent despite a few flaws.

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Re: Comodo Time Machine (CTM)

#10 Post by webfork » Sat Feb 23, 2019 3:48 pm

Old thread update: Comodo appears to have abandoned work on this program back in 2012 but the freeware program is still up on Softpedia: https://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Ba ... hine.shtml

Supposedly the code for Comodo's program was based on Rollback RX, which has a freemium program that is still maintained: https://horizondatasys.com/rollback-rx- ... ase-notes/ Freemium vs. pro breakdown: https://horizondatasys.com/rollback-rx- ... e/#compare

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