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Macrium to backup to a network drive?

Q: Macrium to backup to a network drive?

I'm trying to help my son set up a backup strategy. He has a Seagate GoFlex 2TB network drive that he planned to do backup with. It comes with software to backup files and folders, but not the system image. He has Win7 home which apparently can't do backup to a network drive. I see Macrium is recommended here. Can the free version backup and recover a system image to a network drive?

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A: Macrium to backup to a network drive?

Hi dideauce,

Can you map a network drive on Windows 7 Home? If so, then YES, Macrium will image to the network drive.

Regards,
Golden

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I have read the post about Macrium Image your system with free Macrium (all 12 pages) but my question is can I make an image backup of my current hard drive, remove it and put in a new hard drive and restore to it? I currently have a 160 gig hard drive partitoned in two. C has the os and D has all the programs I use and all personal files. I also have all personal file saved off site. I want to replace the hard drive with a faster larger hard drive. Is it possible to do using Macrium?

Thank you

A:Using Macrium to backup and restore to a new drive

Yes
Using Macrium or Windows Imaging.
A current Disk Management screenshot will help the description.

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I want to have Macrium Rescue and windows backup in one pendrive. If I create two partition in my pendrive, first for rescue and other for keeping backup, is it possible. Because windows only recognize the first primary partition of the pendrive.

Sorry found the answer in my earlier threads. So this is closed now

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I have been backing up to an external hard drive using Macrium. I have backed up as images rather than a clone. I would like to reassure myself as to the proper procedure to restore to a new internal SS hard drive. My hard drive is failing and I do have all my stuff backed up, but would like to avoid actually reinstalling both the OS, as well as my stuff. Would like to use the Macrium Image.
LOL thought it best to ask now before that inevitable day actually arrives.

A:Restoring Macrium BackUp from an External Hard Drive

OK well I did precisely this and had no problems. Furthermore I had purchased the Paragon Migrate product and wasn't happy with it.
This is what I did and is just a bit different from the WHS tutorial.

Prepare the SSD. Here I am including a system reserved partition of size 205MB. From an elevated command prompt
1) Diskpart
2) List Dist
3) Select disk n
......n is the SSD disk number
4) create partition primary size=205 align=1024
......the system reserved partition
5) create partition primary align=1024
......the OS partition
6) List partition
......should show
---------------------offset
partition 1 primary 1024 kB
partition 2 primary 206 MB
7) select partition 1
8) active
9) select partition 2
10) assign letter=c
The SSD is now prepared.
Connect SSD to sata port 0 and disconnect all other internal HDDs

Transfer the Macrium Images
Using Macrium Reflect free V5. Drag and drop the partition images onto the SSD prepared partitions. The images will then use the target partition alignment. See
Partition Alignment

That's about it. Check Trim and that disk drefrag is off. Windows seems to take care of this.

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Hello,
As you have recommended before, I use Macrium weekly to make backups of the system's disk "C".
Today while making a new full backup the display went "crazy", the program's window partially disappeared,
became partially white, came back and again partially white, but the program kept going very slowly up to the end. The whole backup file size is 12.3 GB and time (including verification) 1:18 hours. On other instances the process was rather fast, (file size almost the same) and no "crazy" display.
Is this 'normal' behavior or something wrong with the program ?
Could not find any answer on Macrium help.
Thanks for answering.
Motim

A:Backup with Macrium

Something is wrong. Could be the program or the hardware. I have never seen that kind of behavior. Try again.

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Hello Forum,
An hour ago I installed Macrium, after instl. it made (burned) a rescue dvd.
I am trying to make my first backup to the system, but first I want to consult with my 'teachers',
After installation please see screenshot "macrium - 01.jpg", there are 2 disks, C: (system) & D: (data only),
the second disk F: is to store only the backups.
The second screenshot "macrium -02.jpg" shows what macrium selected after selecting "create image of partition req. to backup & restore windows", it has not selected "3 - (none)" partition, is it OK or shell I select it ?
Waiting for answers before doing the backup.
After the first backup I'll start installin my programs.
Question: On opening the file upload window, there are also thumbnails of the other screenshots I posted, how do I remove them
Thanks for the answers.
Motim

A:Macrium installation & backup

If you remove them, they will be removed from the posts too. They are linked from your "member folder" on the server, to the different posts you posted them in and just say's "Attachment 37834"(or what ever number it was given) as a place saver. Burt if you want to delete them any how, go here: http://www.tenforums.com/profile.php?do=editattachments

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I backup my PC with Macrium Reflect which is a 6 star application in my opinion but I need another sw that's as easy to use and as reliable as Reflect for a second layer of backups.

Please tell me if I'm not making sense here.

A:A backup SW thats similar to Macrium

AOMEI Backupper is excellent:

Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7 Free Backup and Restore Software

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So i'm trying to do automatic backups with macrium but they always fail.

Back a couple of months ago when i was trying to clone my drive to a new ssd it wouldn't do it, always failed on verification somewhere. I ended up successfully doing it with easus todobackup.

Trying to backup with it again today and it still failed giving the error "Backup aborted! - '7E741B98584D6DA7-00-00.mrimg' Verification failed at 54% (Block 1129169 hash value is incorrect)"
How can i fix this? Why is macrium the only one that fails?

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I did a backup 2012 with Macrium Reflex on a HDD, and realised that I should do another soon. My version is 4 and the new version is 6.
I do not have any music,films or play game its just daily routine use. My PC is running W7. Do I have to update to ver. 6 and run a new backup ? or could I just backup with ver.4 ? If so, do I uninstall ver. 4 before I update to ver. 6 ?
Many thanks
Terryl.
 

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Hi,

I tried the backup & end up with 52 or 31 GB file to store, which is too large for CD/DVD or partitions on my HD.

As an OAP external drive is expensive.

Is this backup only for Companies?

thanx ......nick

A:macrium backup destination

My advice would be to get a USB 2.0 docking station. You can plug in relatively cheap external drives to use for backup. My first USB external was a Seagate 500 GB. I think I got it on sale for around $120(this was a couple of years ago.) The docking station will cost you about $30 to $40 and you can buy internal Sata drives to plug into it for around $60 to $100 ea. depending on capacity. I'm using a couple of WD Caviar Black 750 GB internals.

It may seem like a bit of cash initially, but it's so much nicer to just start the backup and go watch TV for 20 minutes(well I run my system drive lean and keep stuff on my Seagate to keep the backups small and the defrags fast.) With the size you are talking it might take 45 minutes. But it's hands free. Go make a coffee and a sandwich.

Plus I found my WD HDTV player set top box supports USB 2.0 docking stations. I get double duty from these drives. I have a partition for backup images, and another for video. I can swap them between PC and player without unplugging any cables. It works out very well.

If you want faster throughput USB 3.0 stuff is coming out now. But you'd have to put in a card if you have a slot free. Just for doing backups though, USB 2.0 is plenty fast enough. Way better than burning discs.

The main thing with any image backup.. boot the restore/rescue CD and see if it recognizes your HD in the restore program. If it doesn't, save yourself some heartache and get another that does. I use Macrium my... Read more

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Hello Forum,
An hour ago I installed Macrium, after instl. it made (burned) a rescue dvd.
I am trying to make my first backup to the system, but first I want to consult with my 'teachers',
After installation please see screenshot "macrium - 01.jpg", there are 2 disks, C: (system) & D: (data only),
the second disk F: is to store only the backups.
The second screenshot "macrium -02.jpg" shows what macrium selected after selecting "create image of partition req. to backup & restore windows", it has not selected "3 - (none)" partition, is it OK or shell I select it ?
Waiting for answers before doing the backup.
After the first backup I'll start installin my programs.
Question: On opening the file upload window, there are also thumbnails of the other screenshots I posted, how do I remove them
Thanks for the answers.
Motim

A:Macrium instllation & backup

If you remove them, they will be removed from the posts too. They are linked from your "member folder" on the server, to the different posts you posted them in and just say's "Attachment 37834"(or what ever number it was given) as a place saver. Burt if you want to delete them any how, go here: http://www.tenforums.com/profile.php?do=editattachments

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I recently purchased a P71 With a 256tb SSD Primary Drive and a 1tb Secondary HDD.
I have installed the latest free version of Maricum Reflect.
I use it to create Backup Images of the Main C: Drive (256tb SSD) and save the images on the 1tb Secondary D: Drive.
I created a USB Bootable Rescue drive on a Thumb Drive.
When I boot from the Rescue Drive, It does boot into the Maricum Rescue Environment.
 
However, When in the Rescue Environment, the D: Drive is not recognized. Other Drives, C: and any USB Drive are listed, but no D: Drive.
 
Windows 10 version 1709
 
Any ideas on how to Fix?













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A:Macrium Backup Problem

First, it is Macrium... not Maricum.
 
But to your problem, since the HDD spinner is a standard SATA drive I can't even begin to imagine why it would not be visible from the WinPE environment which is what the "rescue media" is running.  There are no special drivers involved here to read standard HDD/SDD.
 
Do you have a Kaby Lake P71, or a Skylake P71?
 
Out of curiosity, when you created the "rescue media" while running under Win10, there should have been an initial screen indicated which version of WinPE was to be selected.  The version 10 option should be selected (that's the one based on the Win10 kernel) because your P71 has hardware that needs it.
 
Also, after selecting the particular version of WinPE you would next be presented with a screen showing what special drivers might be needed to possibly be copied into the WinPE system to handle the hardware present on your P71, and it would indicate whether support for the hardware or compatible hardware was already in WinPE, or if it needed to be copied from your Win10 driver folder into the WinPE target.  Did you see anything unusual here?
 
Don't know what to think.  Your HDD isn't encrypted, is it?

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I have latest (free) version of macrium reflect. when macrium reflect Is updated do I need to d/l the winpe files again??. will previous ISO still work with future updates.

A:backup(macrium reflect)

Normally not. Only if the change log syas that this is reqired. But that is very rare.

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Hello,
Thanks for the answers.
Searching I found this long explanation which made me more confused
http://www.everydaylinuxuser.com/201...-way-with.html
and I have lot of questions since,
1. Have one full instl. file "reflect_setup_free_x86(6.1.1081).exe size 39.502 KB" downloaded 2 months ago, the other one downloaded yesterday as in the article above "ReflectDL(6.1.1225).exe size 3.463 KB" - which one to use.
2. Do not know what is "uefi", what is my system, when starting I have on screen for a second or 2 "set bios (F2)",
here I attach a screenshot of the 'disk management', have two disks, one divided into 2, C: for the system and D: for data, the other is F: to store the backups.
3. What partitions to select for the backup (refering the screenshot).
4.. shell I add "add macrium boot menu" ? (I did it on the win 7 and quickly removed it)
5. I still do not have an external usb disk (I intend to) so the backups go to F: as mentioned above but the rescue disk needs a dvd size ?
And about the 'snipping tool' - I call it from the 'search windows' there is no shortcut, I right-click on the small window and do not get any option to create a shortcut.
Think that is all for now.
Appreciate your answers
Many Thanks
Motim

A:Backup & Restore with Macrium

Originally Posted by Motim


Hello,
Thanks for the answers.
Searching I found this long explanation which made me more confused
http://www.everydaylinuxuser.com/201...-way-with.html
and I have lot of questions since,
1. Have one full instl. file "reflect_setup_free_x86(6.1.1081).exe size 39.502 KB" downloaded 2 months ago, the other one downloaded yesterday as in the article above "ReflectDL(6.1.1225).exe size 3.463 KB" - which one to use.



6.1.1225 is the one to use , it should give you the latest version install.







Originally Posted by Motim


2. Do not know what is "uefi", what is my system, when starting I have on screen for a second or 2 "set bios (F2)",
here I attach a screenshot of the 'disk management', have two disks, one divided into 2, C: for the system and D: for data, the other is F: to store the backups.



As far as I can tell your system doesn't use a UEFI boot partition based on what your disk partitioning shows.







Originally Posted by Motim



3. What partitions to select for the backup (refering the screenshot).



Depends what you're trying to backup.

If you want to save your Operating System so you can restore it and make it re-bootable, let macrium choose for you , there is an option on the left hand side 'create an image of the partition(s) required to backu... Read more

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I was getting system hanging problem in my windows 10 for quite a days (my system is dual boot with two hard disk, one XP and other Windows 10). I already have macrium backup image but I tried to take a new backup of my windows 10 system drives with the free version from Desktop thrice and every time I got this error "Backup aborted! Unable to read from disk - Error Code 23 - Data error (cyclic redundancy check)".

I ran chkdsk c: /r but it hanged at 14%. I also ran disk error checking without any success.

Once I also got MFT corrupt error but I think it was resolved automatically.

Then I ran macrium from bootable media and I got success in creating Image except one warning that there was one cluster of bad sectors and data may been lost in that sector.

My question is that if I could get the image backup with bootable media than what was the problem with Desktop version. Note my Desktop version is updated but bootable media is not updated but both are having same version 6.

Do you suggest me to go for new hard disk.

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Hi All...

I previously had a Toshiba Satellite C655 with a Win7 Ultimate SP1 O/S.

My question is since I backup up to a 1TB external drive using Macrium Reflect and now I have a totally different computer (AMD10...Win7 Home Edition SP1)) do I just continue backing up after a full backup to the same external drive? Or do I wipe it clean and start all over again?

Thanks!

A:Macrium Backup Question

Any backups of personal files (music, pictures, documents etc) will be fine, but if you have done a clone image of your Windows OS, Programs and personal files, then you should wipe your backup clean and do a fresh backup.
Since you have different hardware it will affect the Windows OS and Programs.

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Guys I am looking to start using Macrium Reflect software to backup my hard disk(s). In the past I have been just I would just drag and drop the files on an external hard disk, but I am looking to have an image of my hard disk. Does Macrium Reflect backup the operation system also? The entire hard disk?
Some backup programs will not backup the system files from what I can tell. Is this a good tool to use?
 

A:Backup with Macrium Reflect

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Every time I do a system backup it progresses fine until both progress bars get to
Overall Progress 99% and Time remaining 01 second. It continues to run as long as I allow it. Finally after a half hour I click cancel, but it still continues to run so I have to do a hard shut down to end it. This has happened twice before in the last two weeks. I thought something might have gotten corrupted so I uninstalled Macrium Reflect Free and re- installed it fresh doing an initial backup, but It still won't end. Does any one know what's wrong? Thanks in advance.

Here's an edit to the above post. I didn't mention that the first 5 backups since I installed Macrium free went OK. Recently there was an upgrade to Macrium Free which I downloaded. Could the upgrade be the culprit? When I reinstalled as mentioned above, the upgraded version was installed. Could be something, or maybe not. I'm new to imaging so I don't have any ideas.
Perhaps WHS or another learned person can help me. I see 38 or so people have read my post but don't have an answer, so I'm getting nervous that I might be SOL. :-)

A:Macrium free backup won't end

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Heyyou


Every time I do a system backup it progresses fine until both progress bars get to
Overall Progress 99% and Time remaining 01 second. It continues to run as long as I allow it. Finally after a half hour I click cancel, but it still continues to run so I have to do a hard shut down to end it. This has happened twice before in the last two weeks. I thought something might have gotten corrupted so I uninstalled Macrium Reflect Free and re- installed it fresh doing an initial backup, but It still won't end. Does any one know what's wrong? Thanks in advance.

Here's an edit to the above post. I didn't mention that the first 5 backups since I installed Macrium free went OK. Recently there was an upgrade to Macrium Free which I downloaded. Could the upgrade be the culprit? When I reinstalled as mentioned above, the upgraded version was installed. Could be something, or maybe not. I'm new to imaging so I don't have any ideas.
Perhaps WHS or another learned person can help me. I see 38 or so people have read my post but don't have an answer, so I'm getting nervous that I might be SOL. :-)


Hi all, May I appeal again to any one who can answer my question in my post above. Thanks in advance.

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I have Kaspersky Total Security installed on my PC and using its backup feature to backup files, should I continue buying KTS or move to Macrium Reflect?
 

A:KTS Backup or Macrium Reflect?

Are not comparable tools, KTS backup does not make system image backups, Macrium Reflect does, so I will keep and use both
 

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Hi there
If you are using RAID can you recommend any Windows programs that allow you to add RAID driver when you boot from stand alone device.

The Non Free version of Macrium can do --"Technicians USB" but this is actually quite expensive.
There's a couple of Linux stand alone programs that do this but it would be nice if something like Free Macrium could be "Hobbled" to load the RAID drivers.

Any ideas / suggestions here -- I'm surely not the only one using RAID on Windows.

Cheers
jimbo

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Have a brand new ideapad 310-15ikb and there are 7 partitions on the drive!!!! I want to use Macrium Reflect to make some backups in case anything gets corrupted on the OS, I know I need to image the Windows partition however what are all these others for? Which ones do I need to backup so that if the main windows gets corrupted or say I want to bring it back to an earlier state, I know that other partitions are used as part of the booting process. In this case I am not sure which ones.... In order they areSYSTEM_DRV                                          22.7MB of 260MB used None (unformatted)                               16MB of 16MB usedWindows                                                   27GB of 890 Used   ( I know this has to be 1 of the ones backed up)Lenovo                                                      1.83GB of 25 used  WINRE_DRV                                            368MB of 1000MB u... Read more

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Running Win7 Pro 64-bit on brand new Thinkpad Edge. Installed a Kingston 128GB SSD VNow. I installed off the system restore discs. No problem. System runs great.

I went to setup backup using Acronis TrueImage Home (latest versions 2011 Update 1) I have my SSD partioned into C (OS) and D (Data Files). When I try to make an image backup of C: (and the SYSTEM DRV partition) the system freezes for a moment and then Blue Screen Of Death (BSOD) about 1/3 through the backup.

So I tried Paragon Backup. Same thing. But at some point I stopped getting BSOD and starting getting VSS can't read volume data. I tried changing Paragon Hot Swapping Setting to always on per Paragon forum post I saw. No difference.

So then I tried Macrium Reflect. Same thing. BSOD roughly between 1/4 and 1/2 through C-Drive image.

I did notice that it appears if I'm not using the computer the crash doesn't happen so soon but as soon as I start browsing the web a few minutes later I get the BSOD. I don't get the BSOD at any other time, only when backing up the drive.

I went into BIOS and changed SATA from AHCI to Compatibility mode but Windows fails to boot when I try that.

I verified TRIM is active so it knows it is using SSD. Although the C-Drive is showing Defrag option still but I think that is okay.

This is driving me nuts. I need to backup my drive!

A:Cannot Backup SSD Paragon TrueImage Macrium, etc HELP!

Hard to tell. But here are a couple of suggestions:

1. Did you check the alignment of the SSD SSD Alignment
2. Did you run chkdsk /r in case there is any corruption
3. Since you say it occurs when you run other things in the foreground, does it work if you just let it run by itself.
4. Did you try to image the partitions one by one rather than combining them in one run.

Hope you can figure it out. I image SSDs with Macrium all the time and never saw anything alike.

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I use Windows 7 64 Bit. 1 TB HD. 8 GB Ram.

I recently used Macrium to make a image of my hard drive. I put the image I made onto my external hard drive from my desktop. Before I did this I made a rescue disk on a DVD. I have several questions:

If I have problems with my computer what should I do first?

Do I try the rescue DVD I made?

Do I try and restore the image I made?

What is the purpose of making a Bootable Windows PE USB Stick? And if I make one
when would I use it?


If I have to restore my system and use the image to restore will it just overwrite
the original partitions and operating system files?
Thank you.

A:Several Questions About Macrium Backup and Restore

Quote:
Do I try the rescue DVD I made?

Do I try and restore the image I made?



That is the same thing. You need to boot the PC with the rescue CD, navigate to the image and restore it. Here is a recovery video tutorial by our friend Keith.

Macrium Reflect - Restore With WinRE - YouTube







Quote:
What is the purpose of making a Bootable Windows PE USB Stick? And if I make one
when would I use it?


The stick does the same as the CD. It is mainly used for systems that have no CD reader, but may be handy otherwise too. If you have the CD, you don't need it.







Quote:
If I have to restore my system and use the image to restore will it just overwrite
the original partitions and operating system files?



Yes, that's exactly what happens.

Important: Do not forget to image the System Partition (the little 100MB partition). The day your bootmgr is corrupted you will need to restore that. - It happens sometimes.

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Using MACRIUM REFLECT, I have made an image of the partition containing the Operating System (WIN 7 64) and Programs and also an image of the small system partition that Win 7 creates. The original partitions are on on a RAID configured by the INTEL software accessed when booting up. These two partitions have been backed up to a single 2 TB drive connected to the PC via eSATA.

Because I was getting a BSOD every time I logged in, I restored the the two partitions using the MACRIUM REFLECT rescue disk. Now the boot stops at the DVI Pool line saying there is a disk error and says to press Ctrl + Alt + Del to restart. If I do this, ie restart, the same problem occurs.

Any ideas??

Thanks

Lester

A:Image backup to RAID using Macrium on WIN 7 64

Macrium doesn't support software raid. The Linux rescue CD doesn't support RAID.

Firmware RAID controllers need a driver loaded by the host OS. The WinPE rescue CD supports most RAID controllers and RAID drivers can be added.

When you boot the winpe rescue cd - if you see the disks and not the RAID volume , then you need to add your RAID controller drivers to the Windows PE build.

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I noticed today that my daily Reflect backups had failed for the past three days, all with the same log file errors.
The Reflect help file has an entry for VSS Error: 0x8004231f - Failed to Create Volume Snapshot.

I started to research that, which led me to a Microsoft Community entry that suggested running sfc /scannow, followed by runnning:

DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Scanhealth

DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth

and a restart. None of that helped, but eventually I found a suggestion to reduce the number of Restore Points, but when I tried to enter the Restore Point module, I received yet another error, that RP would not work, with error 0x81000203. I tried to chase down what would fix that, to no avail.

I last created a RP perhaps three days ago, and at this juncture, don't know how to proceed to fix/repair/restore/ameliorate/whatever it is that is causing RP to fail, which, in turn may well be what is causing Reflect to also fail.

As always, advice, solace, imprecations/and other related suggestions are hereby solicited.

A:Macrium Reflect Backup Failures

Does this help at all?
VSS Error: 0x8004231f - Failed to Create Volume Snapshot 1 - KnowledgeBase - Macrium Reflect Knowledgebase

You can get to your restore points and delete them using Ccleaner.

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Hi there
If you are using RAID can you recommend any Windows programs that allow you to add RAID driver when you boot from stand alone device.

The Non Free version of Macrium can do --"Technicians USB" but this is actually quite expensive.
There's a couple of Linux stand alone programs that do this but it would be nice if something like Free Macrium could be "Hobbled" to load the RAID drivers.

Any ideas / suggestions here -- I'm surely not the only one using RAID on Windows.

Cheers
jimbo

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I find that both AOMEI Backuper and Macrium Reflects are frequently recommended in the security config sub-forum, which makes me curious about these two backup softwares.

I have not used any of them, so, I create this war thread to learn some differences between them, especially the advantages and disadvantages of each of them.

If you think the paid version of any of these two is a must-have and/or worth the price, please leave your comment in your reply. Thank you.

If you think there is a backup software significantly better than these two, please recommend it to me in your reply, I would add a poll choice for it. Thanks.
 

A:Backup War: AOMEI vs Macrium Reflect

AX64 Time Machine V1 (not V2) with Macrium These 2 work great for me. I use both every time I make BU.
 

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Good evening to all.I did a backup of my C drive today using Macrium backup free.Backed it up to an external HDD and also made a Boot disc.
All went well,May I ask two points on this backup
1st,Does this backup of the C dive include the program files etc or is it just the operating system?
2nd.When the time comes (never I hope) but we don't know that when the existing C drive fails and take it out of the desktop and fit a new one,I understand when it comes to start up pc I place the boot disc that I made into the disc drive and that will start windows install from the external hdd that the macrium backup is on.Am I correct in the both questions Please.
Many Thanks.
ps I followed the macrium procedure to the tee from a tutorial on this forum.
Thanks.

A:Question regarding Macrium free Backup

1. If your programs are on the C: drive then yes, they are backed up.

2. Also yes. You may need to set the boot order in the BIOS or UEFI so your computer will boot from the disk when it is in the optical drive.

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Hello everyone... my name is kungfupanda7 from indonesia...



i have a simple question to ask....

is anyone here using Macrium (free)...?
I just did a macrium disk image backup to my fat32 external HDD
I read somewhere that in order to do the image recovery, the external HDD has to be on NTFS format. Is that true...?
Should I format my fat32 external hdd to ntfs, or, does macrium reflect able to do image recovery from fat32 external hdd?
second, im new with using macrium (used acronis before)... should i create linux or winPE recovery CD...? Is it crucial for recovery...?
can I do image recovery without linux/winPE recovery CD...?
Is it possible to do image recovery from windows? (when im running the OS)

thank you so much for everyone that's reading and answering...


so sorry and many thank you's....

A:<ASK> Macrium Reflect FREE backup to Ext HDD fat32

Hi kungfupanda and welcome to Seven Forums. I have never backed up to a FAT32 formatted disk. I can't see how it would save the image which is normally one file with FAT32's limitation of 4GB maximum file size unless it splits the file. Unless you need the disk as FAT32 for other reasons I would re format it as NTFS. Be aware that you will lose any data on the drive however. No you cannot restore an image from within a running Windows installation. You need to use a recovery disk you create using Macrium. I would recommend that you create the PE recovery disk even though it involves a 1.7GB download of the WAIK as it is a far more flexible environment than the Linux one.

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My Win 10 pro updated with the Anniversary Update last week and since then Macrium backup fails with a 0x800702e4 error.

I have Macrium set to run as Administrator but that doesn't help. Macrium ran fine before the update.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks.

A:Macrium backup fails with 0x800702e4 after AU update

Do you have the latest Macrium update? There are two updates since the Anniversary Update and one addresses some Anniversary Update issues.

I have the updates and no problems creating backups with Macrium (I have the paid version).

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Have been using Macrium successfully for about a 5 full backups but ran into this VSS error this time and haven't the slightest idea what to do now. I am a fairly computer literate until it gets into these kinds of problems.

I am running W8.1 fully updated but modified with the Start 8 program on an HP Envy desktop and have been using this set-up for about a year w/o a problem and have been using Macrium Reflect for just over a month doing a full backup to an 750Gb external HD each week.

I am sending the following information but there is a very long log also if you need that.
ThanksVSS problem.docx

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This is probably a really stupid question, and I apologize upfront if this has been ask before and or for the stupidity of the question.
But I recently purchased a new hard drive, and to this point have been utilizing Macrium only for backup images.

What I'm trying to do is copy a working image of my old hard drive including the OS Xp, to the new hard drive, but the pc won't boot with the copy installed on the new hard drive!

Does the new hard drive have to first have windows xp OS loaded before applying the image?

Thanks for any advise!

A:Load Backup Image to New Harddrive With Macrium

If you're just changing the hard drive, it goes like this.
Make an image to a non-system partition of the old drive, or another drive, but not to the new drive, unless it's on to a non-system partition.
Really have to know how your partitions are set up to give exact advice.
You might have a system reserved partition. I can't advise on that.
Make sure you have burned a Macrium recovery CD.
Connect your new drive. I would put this on the first controller slot, so it will be disk 0.
Make sure your old drive is connected. I would move this to the drive 1 controller slot.
Change boot sequence in BIOS so you boot with the Macrium CD.
Restore the image to the new drive. Make sure you know what partition is what.
I don't know the Macrium restore options, but the restored partition on the new drive should be marked as active, system.
Change boot sequence to the new drive.
Should boot to the new drive like it did with the old drive.
If you have more questions, ask. But provide more detail.
Plenty of guys here know this up and down.
You didn't get a quick response because you didn't give enough detail, and you mentioned XP in a confusing way.

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Hi...I am not that experienced with system backups.
I used to do system clone backups on my XP
I am using an HP Pavilion Win 7 64 bit.

I just used free Macrium Reflect as suggested and created at PE to do the image at bootup.
I noticed that it changed the System vol. to "H". My computer has it as "F".
The other 2 volumes - Vol. C: HP NTFS and Vol. D: Factory Image. (which I have recently read here and MS that I can delete it - intending soon after this backup - if that doesn't create any additional problems - its nearly filled up and I dislike those persistent error messages - sorry to change the subject for a moment)

My question - will that be a problem if I have to do a restore?
If it does, how would I change it back since it is a Macrium Image?

Sincerly with much appreciation for your help
Strum101

A:Macrium PE system backup changed Vol. letter?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by strum101


Hi...I am not that experienced with system backups.
I used to do system clone backups on my XP
I am using an HP Pavilion Win 7 64 bit.

I just used free Macrium Reflect as suggested and created at PE to do the image at bootup.
I noticed that it changed the System vol. to "H". My computer has it as "F".
The other 2 volumes - Vol. C: HP NTFS and Vol. D: Factory Image. (which I have recently read here and MS that I can delete it - intending soon after this backup - if that doesn't create any additional problems - its nearly filled up and I dislike those persistent error messages - sorry to change the subject for a moment)

My question - will that be a problem if I have to do a restore?
If it does, how would I change it back since it is a Macrium Image?

Sincerly with much appreciation for your help
Strum101


Can you rewrite that?

Will what be a problem?

What are you trying to back up? Your Windows installation only? Or?

If you are trying to back up only your Windows installation, you need to make an image of the partition on which Windows is installed---regardless of the drive letter you may see.

You also would need to back up your "System Reserved" partition if you have one.

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I am thinking of purchasing Macrium v6 as I understand it is the only software that has an an incremental merge feature

Does it in effect end up giving you an image of your OS and Data drives that is current at all times? will merge your incremental backups into your last complete backup
Can someone familiar with Macrium explain how this incremental merge feature works.
Is it done manually or automatically.

Thanks for your help

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I am a new member and hi to every one here! My previous Win. was XP Prof. and i was using Macrium Reflect(free) for B&R (using the Linux rescue disk) without a hiccup not even once. I have installed Win. 7 Professional and my restore process using the Linux rescue disk has failed every time! I usually take the backups onto a Seagate free Agent Pro (1 TB) external HD and as a test have taken backups(two) onto an internal disk partition-->C/,D/,E/, onto F DRIVE.Both methods have failed. I am very curious to know whether there are any other methods of "restore" other than the rescue disk in Macrium!Any help is most welcome as i am at my wit's end.Thanks a lot!

A:Macrium reflect or easeus professional backup?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by sreedhav


I am a new member and hi to every one here! My previous Win. was XP Prof. and i was using Macrium Reflect(free) for B&R (using the Linux rescue disk) without a hiccup not even once. I have installed Win. 7 Professional and my restore process using the Linux rescue disk has failed every time! I usually take the backups onto a Seagate free Agent Pro (1 TB) external HD and as a test have taken backups(two) onto an internal disk partition-->C/,D/,E/, onto F DRIVE.Both methods have failed. I am very curious to know whether there are any other methods of "restore" other than the rescue disk in Macrium!Any help is most welcome as i am at my wit's end.Thanks a lot!


I am using Macrium without any problems. Could you post a screen shot of your Disk Management. That will give us a better idea of what we are dealing with. == Also, did it back up a few times and it stopped working or it just never backed up at all on Win 7?

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Hi,

I have Vista Home Premium so i don't have the in-built complete back up option.

I have just clean installed vista again after getting fed up with how slow it is and now after having to do all the driver/service pack updates i thought there must be a better way of doing this....hey presto!

Think it makes sense to make a backup after i have got all my windows updates and service packs back on.

I see you have recommended Macrium Reflect FREE Edition

Question 1: I intend to create a complete backup onto an external HDD. I have a 500 GB HD that has a load of stuff on it. Can i backup to this HD or does it need to be reformatted and completely clean/empty? The HD is currently in FAT32

Question 2: Is the backup image an exact copy/image i.e. if i backed up my windows drive onto a SSD would i then be able to swap out my slow HDD for the SSD and be able to boot from the new faster SSD or is the backup image wrapped up in a backup 'sweetie wrapper' meaning you have to go through a 'restore' process?

A:Macrium Reflect - Backup Complete Computer

Hellp Cookstein,

Q1) The HDD that you are saving the backup image to doesn't need to be empty. It would be better if the HDD was formatted as NTFS instead of FAT32 though since FAT32 has a max single file size limit of 4GB. Because of FAT32 limitations Reflect will create multiple 4Gb images sequentially, rather than one larger image as it would with NTFS. Either way will work though.

Q2) Yes, an image or clone would be an exact copy. You will be able to restore the image to the SSD, but you may need to use Macrium ReDeploy to do so.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Please forgive me for not reading the whole "Window 10 Recovery Tools" thread before posting this, but that's a very long thread.

I am a long time user of Acronis True Image. Lately I've run into a few peculiarities that have me looking at alternatives. A number of people have recommended the free version Macrium Reflect, but I need the paid version to meat my requirements. I would like more information to help me decide. (Other products can be suggested, of course.)

My requirements are:
I have to run the backups on 3 devices - 2 desktops and 1 laptop.The laptop backup goes to a NAS drive.I need to run full disk image backups on all 3 devices.I need to run file/folder backups of some files on the NAS drive from one of the PCs.

I've done 1 recovery using Macrium and 2 using Acronis. I had a couple false starts with Acronis because understand the process. I don't remember how easy the Macrium process was. I found configuring the backup process less straightforward with Macrium than with Acronis, but I recently discovered that Acronis has an exclusion list and was excluding files from its "Entire PC" backups. (Grrr!) All recoveries were successful.

I've had to recover old data a number of times. I've done it successfully from the Acronis backup and have walked through the process with the Macrium. Both work with no problem. Macrium mounts the backup image faster than Acronis, but I don't think it gives an option of the drive letter to use... Read more

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My Win 10 pro updated with the Anniversary Update last week and since then Macrium backup fails with a 0x800702e4 error.

I have Macrium set to run as Administrator but that doesn't help. Macrium ran fine before the update.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks.

A:Macrium backup fails with 0x800702e4 after AU update

Do you have the latest Macrium update? There are two updates since the Anniversary Update and one addresses some Anniversary Update issues.

I have the updates and no problems creating backups with Macrium (I have the paid version).

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I've configured Reflect to automatically run full and differential backups to two drives as shown in the enclosed Reflect status report.

The report says the last " full system backup to usb hdd" was run on 14/11/16 and was successful. However when I look at the file backups there is no full backup file for 14/11/ 16 - see below.

There is no error report and there is ample space on the destination drive. The differential backup has worked as has the backups to the other drive "full ssd backup to drive X".

Has anyone else noticed missing backups from Reflect with no reported errors? I'll check more closely in future whether Reflect is scheduling backups correctly.

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I'm currently looking at an imaging backup solution for my home computers and have heard of Macrium Free. I have a dual boot windows 7/xp setup that is windows managed (not BIOS managed). What I mean is that since I installed both OSes on two different partitions of the same disk, the bootmgr resides on one and not the other (the xp partition, that is, as that was the first os i installed). I then installed windows 7 next on the second partition side by side and win7 setup did what it needed to the bootmgr (again, located on the first/winxp partition) so that the windows boot menu asks me which OS id like to boot and not the BIOS itself.

This makes imaging both systems more complex as it might have been better to have installed each OS on their own hard drive and then remove the first OS disk when installing the second so that they both have their own bootmgr. That way, the BIOS detects the two systems (not Windows boot menu) and requests which one you want to boot. This makes two completely isolated systems where one does not rely on the bootmgr of the other. But I didn't do it this way since I'm on a laptop and only have 1 HDD to work with.

So my question is this: Does Macrium Reflect v5 Free isolate the bootmgr by itself and include them with the OS partition backups? IOW, if I wanted to backup my win7 partition to an image file, would I also have to include the whole winXP partition with it just so I can make sure the bootmgr stays coupled with it or will Macrium... Read more

A:Dualboot backup with Macrium Reflect v5 of bootmgr

Hello and welcome HiBye mate I cannot see why the image cannot be done but as for separating it all out I don't know.
An alternative is to clone that drive with Macrium (which is what I would go for first) and then try the imaging to another drive - long winded yes but safe also yes.

Now I have to ask why are you are running XP? because if I am not badly mistaken the support for it has finished?

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I have created a 100GB truecrypt file data.tc

I intend to use a backup software and set daily auto incremental backups. .

Lets say

On day 1 (Aug 1), I created a full backup data.tc and scheduled daily incremental backups everyday (from day 2 onwards the backup software will be creating incremental backups).

On day 4 (Aug 4), I added fileday4.txt into data.tc (I mounted data.tc and put fileday4.txt into data.tc)

On day 5 (Aug 5), I added fileday5.txt into data.tc (I mounted data.tc and put fileday5.txt into data.tc)

On day 6 (Aug 6), I edited fileday5.txt (in data.tc) and added some text

Will the incremental backup on day 7 (Aug 7) contain the fileday4.txt and fileday5.txt with accurate data?

Lets say I recover data.tc from my backup of day 7 (Aug 7), will I see fileday4.txt and fileday5.txt inside the data.tc when I mount data.tc?

My question is does Acronis or Macrium Reflect backup the changes I made in Truecrypt file container?

I am asking this because I always see the data.tc as 100GB size and it does not change in size, so I was wondering if the backup software could "see" the files inside data.tc when I add or make changes and make backup to it. Or does the backup software always see the data.tc as a 100GB size file and assume that the file has not changed, thus the backup software does not make new backups to data.tc even I have added files to it.

Thanks

A:Can Acronis or Macrium Reflect backup Truecrypt?

I'd imagine the best place to get an answer to that would be at the Macrium and Acronis forums hosted by those 2 companies.

You are layering two levels of complexity on top of basic imaging: incrementals and encryption. That may be doable and problem free, but I'd be very very I say very cautious and would need very good reasons to insist on both of those complications.

There's no substitute for your own testing. Try what you propose and see what happens. And then try to convince yourself that the results of your testing will persist into the future.

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I've been trying to make image back-up from my reserved system and windows installation partition but i keep getting the message operation aborted as shown in the attachments.
any one has an idea in how to solve the issue.

A:Macrium windows image backup aborted

I had a similar problem and was able to get around it by running CHKDSK on the partition that contained the backup images.

You should post your problem to the Macrium Reflect forum -- and look through their threads to see if a similar problem (and solution) has been posted.

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I installed the Macrium Reflect Image so I could backup my system in case of hd failure. This is what came up: Image ID - F3F552C9DA357005

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Imaging Summary
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Backup Definition File: D:\Documents and Settings\Owner\My Documents\Reflect\2010 backup.xml
Backup Type: Full
Destination: E:\F3F552C9DA357005-00-00.mrimg
Auto Verify: N
Maximum File Size: Automatic
Compression: Medium
Password: N
Intelligent Copy: Y
Total Selected: 15.097 GB
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Operation 1 of 1
Hard Disk: 2
Drive Letter: D
File System: NTFS
Label:
Size: 37.245 GB
Free: 22.148 GB
Used: 15.097 GB
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Starting Image - Monday, June 28, 2010 15:20:37
Initializing
Analysing file system on volume D:
Failed To Create Volume Snapshot for drive D. Result Code: 0x8000ffff
Using pssnap.sys Instead
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Saving Partition - (D
Locking Partition
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Backup aborted! - Unable to lock 'D:\'. Please reboot and retry.

Can anyone help?
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A:Solved: Macrium Reflect backup abort!

After re-booting the 2nd time the backup worked.
 

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Backup/Restore Procedures

Have been paying closer attention to my external USB HDs, I am much more aware that rather than ATI [Acronis] or Macrium failure -- it has been several times an explorer.exe not communing with respective external HD failure. It might be within any one particular external HD, it might be conflicting drive-letter assignments, it might be "explorer.exe and company" needs to be dropkicked or punted into better performance.
In order to maximize the idea of restorable backups, minimize the idea of failures in backup and/or restores, I've been doing the following...
Long ago, because drive letters differ when booting external media for backups & restores, I labeled all my OS partitions S0x[ddd]C, data partitions S0x[ddd]D, x being computer number [1 2 or 3], ddd being three unique digits/letters from HD ID/serial number. Each external backup/restore HD's labeled: Hitachis Kitty & Katty, the four Seagate HDs labeled SeaEPD, SeaBPD, SeaKIT, SeaKAT. At all times, I know exactly which partition is being backed up to what ext HD, what ext HD is going to restore to what partition C or D, regardless of what the drive letters are. [* - My two cats are more famous than me, on Facebook & Twitter.]

Before beginning backup routine, I plan to test explorer & ext HD operations by a quick-copy into & out of attached ext HD, if bi-direction copy fails, the backup or restore will fail, it's time to fix the explorer-ext... Read more

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I am sure this is obvious to many users, but I puzzled about it a lot today but got there in the end.

I had created a Macrium image backup from audit mode as per the video links on Saturday as described by Kari.

The image I created is a dual boot image - W10 (oobe), and Macrium Reflect.

I could not initially see how to recover that image to a new VM, as it did not have anything, and I could not see how to connect a boot usb.

I realised, you have to actually use the Macrium Rescue iso, as the boot device, and then I pondered how Macrium could pick up the image, as on my PC, Macrium will not see my second hard drive due to a driver missing in default (I have injected the actual drivers but could not get it to work - separate problem).

Unlike installing PRO, the VM booting from Macrium can only be used in basic mode, so I have to take the second drive offline to see it of course.

Obviously I could not put image on my main drive, and take my main drive offline as you could not run Hyper-V.

So initially, I could not see anyway of seeing my image from Macrium without installing Windows first.

Then a light-bulb switched on in my head when I realised within Hyper-V, Macrium knows nothing about the drivers needed to see my second drive. It is Hyper-V that manages the interface to my second hard drive with the Host. I realised it is irrelevant that booting from Macrium in the Host cannot see my second drive.

So I put my Macrium image on second drive, took it offline, creat... Read more

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I upgraded my Toshiba Satellite Pro to Win/7 and since that time my Macrium backup program
now takes 4+ hours to create an image file on my WD 2.0 TB WD external drive, when it previously
completed in 1 hour when I had the XP/Pro installed.
I notice that my Mb/s is very slow, 21 or 20 Mb/s?
I tried running the backup in safe mode but that indicated 16 hours to complete, so I scrapped that
attempt at a fix.
When I execute it in normal Windows, nothing is running in the background. I closed the SuperAntiSpyware
program, thinking that may be slowing the B/U down, but to no avail.
On the old XP system, I never had to close anything, just start the Macrium and it ran like a charm.
I think that Win/7 is the culprit and I'm not sure what to do.
My backup external drive had lots of free space and the file it's imaging is only 44GB.
Any ideas for fixing this?
 

A:Solved: Macrium backup is extremely slow

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