Detritus, a companion project that describes and helps you eliminate useless files on Windows, is now on sourceforge.
Backups are quicker if you can first get rid of a few hundred meg of tmps, baks, caches, . . .
Release 1.01 ha one addition and bug fixes.
The bug fixes are documentation except
when a full restore was requested and the backup area had no differential files, diff files, the diff files were asked for. Repaired 2/11/07
The addition is a optional "force" setting for allowing the mounts of dirty NTFS disks. CDriveBack does not automatically mount questionable disks.
"Force" is required as clean NTFS disks are frequently marked dirty as a convenience for launching the Microsoft chkdsk utility at boot time.
No complaints for the release candidate so Release 1.0 is not available.
The final pre-release candidate is available.
There will only be bug fixes, fro two weeks, until 1.0 is released (hoepfully, grin.
Apologies to all who downloaded from Satrurday o tuesday at Noon, A test module was left in and Partial restores abended.
The good nes is that the replacement is 47 Meg smaller. It went on a diet.
CDriveBack, the appliance live-cd for backing up XP systems (and many others) Release Candidate 1 is available.
Internally it is a Gentoo Distro with DAR and NTFS support.
To date CDriveBack has been tested on XP's and Win 98's with no problems for three weeks.
It successfully restored one XP Home after the OS refused to boot and files were trashed, apparently
the FAT info was trashed. The tester was most grateful. CDriveBack works.... read more