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ReZOOM Product FAQs
 

contents:
How does ReZOOM allow me to backup my 4GB hard drive using a 2GB drive?
If I have a software conflict that crashes my system . . . won't the same problem get copied to the ReZOOM backup drive??
What type of problems can the ReZOOM Repair Wizard fix?
How does ReZOOM ensure that the backup drive is not damaged by viruses or user error ?
Does ReZOOM compress files during the backup?
If I'm using ReZOOM and my system disk crashes, how do I boot from my backup disk?
How does ReZOOM change the boot device without reconfiguring the PC?
Does the backup drive have to be identical in size to my C: drive?
If I have two disks installed in my system now, can I use a portion of one of the disks as a ReZOOM drive?
If I have two hard disks installed in my system now, can ReZOOM protect data on both disks?
I have only one drive on my system, can I use ReZOOM?
How does ReZOOM's scheduled backup feature work?
Does ReZOOM require a SCSI card or SCSI Hard Drive?
Can I setup ReZOOM using both EIDE and SCSI drives?
Does ReZOOM work with non-Adaptec SCSI host adapters?
What types of devices are not supported as a ReZOOM Backup Device?
Are there any known compatibility issues with ReZOOM?

 
How does ReZOOM allow me to backup my 4GB hard drive using a 2GB drive?

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ReZOOM will automatically select and copy all the critical System files necessary to run Windows. Typically, Windows 95 or NT installations require approximately 150MB of storage on the backup drive. Any remaining space can be used for storing a copy of your important documents and applications. You pick the programs that you need, a convenient display tracks how much space is available on your ReZOOM drive. This allows smaller hard disks to effectively substitute for a larger C: drive. In the event of a problem, you can keep working from the "spare" drive with minimal downtime and no loss in productivity.

 
If I have a software conflict that crashes my system �won't the same problem get copied to the ReZOOM backup drive?

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Most system crashes are caused by buggy software or driver conflicts. ReZOOM provides special filters which ensure any new files added to the primary hard drive are scanned for software problems and viruses before they're saved to your bootable backup drive. ReZOOM has McAfee® Viruscan™ embedded in its backup engine. Instant recovery is always a keystroke away.

 
What type of problems can the ReZOOM Repair Wizard fix?

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In the event your primary drive won't start, ReZOOM includes a built-in repair wizard which runs automatically from the backup disk. It will fix many common problems on the primary drive including missing or damaged OS files, FAT or registry corruption, bad boot blocks or partition tables. In the event your primary drive is faulty and must be replaced, the repair wizard will also detect and prepare the new hard disk then restore your system files in one step.

 
How does ReZOOM ensure that the backup drive is not damaged by viruses or user error ?

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ReZOOM includes the Mcafee Virus Scanner in its backup engine. Mcafee is used only to scan data backed up to the ReZOOM drive and is not to be used as an anti-virus application for the primary hard drive. It automatically checks every file for virsues during backup. The ReZOOM software incorporates the McAfee Anti-Virus scanning utility to prevent the backup drive from becoming infected with a virus. Each file is scanned and cleaned (if necessary) as it is copied to the ReZOOM drive, so your backup drive will never catch a virus by the ReZOOM backup process. If your system has a virus scan tool, please continue to use it on a regular basis to make sure that your system is virus-free. (NOTE: ReZOOM does not maintain a log of "cleaned" files.)

ReZOOM also includes special technology which hides and un-hides the backup drive periodically to perform incremental backups. By hiding the backup drive, ReZOOM prevents the user from accidentally deleting important system files. It also prevents boot sector viruses from spreading to the backup drive. In this way, we ensure that the ReZOOM drive can always start your system in the event of a problem with your primary C: drive.

ReZOOM has a built-in Web check for downloading the latest version of .dat files for continual virus protection.

 
Does ReZOOM compress files during the backup?

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No, ReZOOM does not use compression. ReZOOM must backup files in "native" (uncompressed) format because it allows users to boot and continue working from the backup disk. This means you may not be able to fit all your files on the backup disk if it is not large enough. In this event, ReZOOM automatically backs up the essential system files needed to start Windows. Users can utilize any remaining space to backup individual programs or files they need to stay productive.

 
If I'm using ReZOOM and my system disk crashes, how do I boot from my backup disk?

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A convenient menu appears early on at startup and allows you to switch the boot device to the backup drive.

In the event of a problem on your primary disk, you can always use this menu to boot from the backup drive with a copy of their most critical files and applications intact.

 
How does ReZOOM change the boot device without reconfiguring the PC?

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Adaptec's Engineers have designed special software that redirects read/write requests from your Primary C: drive to the backup drive. This eliminates the need to open your PC and change jumpers, BIOS or configuration settings manually. In the event of a problem with your primary C: drive, switching to the ReZOOM backup disk is done with a single keystroke.

 
Does the backup drive have to be identical in size to my C: drive?

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No, ReZOOM can use any size drive, 1GB or larger, to protect your system. If using a drive that is smaller than your primary drive, such as a 1GB hard drive, ReZOOM allows you to selectively choose individual folders for backup. Of course, if you are using a backup drive which is the same size or larger than your C: drive, ReZOOM can save a complete copy of all the data on your C: drive.

 
If I have two disks installed in my system now, can I use a portion of one of the disks as a ReZOOM drive?

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No. The ReZOOM drive must be entirely dedicated as an emergency backup disk. It is not possible to use a portion of your second drive as the ReZOOM drive and a portion for general purpose storage. This is necessary to avoid drive letter changes that can occur when you boot from the backup drive.

 
If I have two hard disks installed in my system now, can ReZOOM protect data on both disks?

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Yes, provided you can add a third disk. It is possible to protect more than one physical or logical disk using a single backup drive. ReZOOM allows you to pick folders and applications from several different drives (or drive letters) for backup. However, unless your backup drive is equal or greater in size than the combined capacity of the all the other drives in the system, you may not be able to fit all the data on the backup disk.

 
I have only one drive on my system, can I use ReZOOM?

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No, ReZOOM requires a dedicated secondary storage device.

 
How does ReZOOM's scheduled backup feature work?

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ReZOOM performs intelligent backup sweeps on a regular basis. The default setting is every 30 minutes - but it's adjustable and can run during idle time or, at intervals you specify. During these sweeps, ReZOOM scans for modified files and automatically backs up those that are new or have changed. It performs these periodic backups so fast you'll never notice it's protecting your data.

 
Does ReZOOM require a SCSI card or SCSI Hard Drive?

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No, ReZOOM does not require SCSI. ReZOOM is designed to work with "pure" IDE systems, "pure" SCSI systems or a combination.

 
Can I setup ReZOOM using both EIDE and SCSI drives?

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A SCSI drive can always be used as a backup device. However, some motherboards do not allow you to boot from SCSI with an EIDE drive installed. This may prevent some systems from using SCSI as a boot device and EIDE as the backup device (see your Computer Hardware Documentation). But if you boot from EIDE, you can easily configure ReZOOM to backup to SCSI or another EIDE drive.

 
Does ReZOOM work with non-Adaptec SCSI host adapters?

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Adaptec PCI SCSI host adapters are recommended. Non-Adaptec SCSI host adapters can be used with ReZOOM as long as they allow INT-13h support to be enabled for all devices. INT-13h support is required to allow the PC to boot from the backup drive in the event of a problem (see your Host Adapter Documentation).

 
What types of devices are not supported as a ReZOOM Backup Device?

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As a general rule, ReZOOM requires a dedicated hard drive which is fast enough and large enough to be used as a startup drive. The following devices can NOT be used as a dedicated backup device:

  • Iomega® Zip® and Jaz® drives
  • Imation® SuperDisk drives
  • SyQuest® 44, 88, and 200MB, EZ-Flyer® 230MB drives
  • Tape drives
  • CD-Recordable drives*
  • CD-Rewritable drives*
  • DVD-RAM drives *
  • Any storage device attached by parallel or USB port
  • Any storage device attached by PCMCIA or CardBus to a portable PC*
(* may be supported in future versions)

 

 
Are there any known compatibility issues with ReZOOM?

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The following Operating System Boot Utilities which modify the Master Boot Record (MBR) are not compatible with ReZOOM:

  • V-Communications® Inc., System Commander™
  • PowerQuest®, Boot Manager™ and BootMagic™
  • Quarterdeck/Symantec®, Select-It™

 

The following Disk Drive Overlay programs (DDO) which modify the Master Boot Record are not compatible with ReZOOM:

  • Microhouse® EZ-DRIVE™
  • OnTrack® DDO
  • Seagate® DDO

 

The following products that operate in DOS mode and modify hard drive configurations should not be used on a ReZOOM system:

  • PowerQuest® Partition Magic™
  • PowerQuest® Drive Image™
  • Windows 98 FAT32 conversion utility
  • V-Communications® Partition Commander™

 

 



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