xCoreDisk Application ‎‎‎‎(Rel. 4)‎‎‎

CronoDisk: restore points

    CronoDisk is the extension of xCoreDisk that allows you to create and manage multiple restore points of a disk, effectively creating the history of the disk itself and allowing you to view the disk in the exact state it was in the past.

    NOTE - If the license for the CronoDisk extension has expired, it will not be possible to access the "Restore points" menu and, consequently, manage the CronoDisk features. To restore the support it will be necessary to contact OxySec and request its extension.

    If the support is still active, the menu will appear as below:

    Choosing the "Restore points" item the following dialogue will appear:

    This dialog shows all the recovery points present for each of the selectable disks and each represented by the folder indicated in "Folder". The history will be indicated by icons of different colors depending on the state:

  • RED - This restore point will be deleted when the next one is created. The number of recovery points is limited and chosen by the user: once the maximum number set is reached, the oldest one will be deleted.
  • BLUE - The restore point has been frozen and will never be deleted.
  • GRAY - Restore point.
  • YELLOW - Restore point currently mounted as a read-only disk in drive "I".
  • GREEN - Current disk read/write mounted in the "H" unit.

     Note that for each restore point the exact date on which it was created is shown. You can also associate to each restore point a comment that can help in the overall management.

Restore points management

    For the restore points management it is possible to use the contextual menu that appears by clicking with the left mouse button on the recovery point that you want to manage:

    The following options are present:

  • Mount - This command allows you to mount the disk relative to the selected restore point; the disk will be mounted read-only
  • Lock - This command freezes the restore point to prevent it from ever being deleted
  • Delete - The selected restore point is deleted and all data blocks representing it are deleted
  • Restore - The restore point is completely restored and a new restore point is created containing the current disk status
  • Edit description - This command allows you to add a description to the selected restore point

    The contextual menu takes on a different form if it is activated for the current disk:

    In this case, the menu items are the following only:

    Mount - This command allows you to mount the disk that can be mounted both in read-write or in read-only mode. In fast mode it is possible to mount multiple read-only disks, thus allowing you to compare their contents.

  • Set restore point now - This command allows you to instantly create a restore point that will in effect become part of the disk history.
  • Edit description - This command allows you to add a description to the current disk


     By clicking on the "Configure" button (that it is active only on non-mounted disks) it is possible to modify or simply display the parameters related to the creation of recovery points.

    The dialog shows the current parameters of the disk. To modify them just edit them and then choose "Apply".

    From this dialog it is also possible to suspend the creation of restore points, a feature that can be restored at any time.