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Windows 7: Macrium Reflect v5 restore

26 Jan 2012   #11
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

I only have "C" so images are just that single partition. No System Reserve or "D" on the SSD.

I have no way to try what you were attempting.
I would need a multipartition image which I don't have.

All in all I liked the v4 Macrium software and v4 Linux disk better.


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26 Jan 2012   #12
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Right, the V4.2 Linux disc was more obvious. But the V5 WinPE DVD is not bad.

If you only image the system, I guess the V5 Linux CD will do. But I also image single data partitions of which there are always more than one on the HDDs. And recovering those seems to be impossible with the Linux CD - it was possible with the V4.2 Linux cd though.
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27 Jan 2012   #13
huffman

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

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I am not sure what happened here because we never analysed the causes of the failure.
I am not sure what caused the problem. I have Windows 8 installed on one hard drive and Windows 7 on another. I had be been playing around with Win8 and when I tried to go back to Win7, that when I had the problem. Did Win8 cause the problem? I had done this several times and never had an issue, but I do suspect Win8 caused the problem for Win7. Don't ask me how that could be but that is what I suspect.

Hopalong X
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All in all I liked the v4 Macrium software and v4 Linux disk better.
I liked Macrium v4 better than I did v5. I used the v4 several times to restore images and never had an issue. When I went to v5 I created both the Linux and PE rescue disks and tested both ot them and they seemed to work. It was only when had my problem that the Linux rescue disk would NOT work.

The other thing I liked about v4 was you could validate the image when it was made. You can not do that with v5.

Right now I have Acronis installed to make backup images. I may even install Macrium v4 (I think I still have v4 around somewhere) again since I do trust it. I will never use v5 again for sure.

At any rate Windows 7 is now working fine since I reinstalled it.
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28 Jan 2012   #14
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

I recently installed Macrium v5 (free) and I see an option to Validate a backup image.
It's in the "Restore" tab / Archive Image "selected".
I haven't found a way to add the verify step to the image create process.
But, i can manually verify the image after creating it.
I'm testing Macrium on an XP SP3 machine...
I personally use Acronis TI, but I'm checking the BU options for people I support remotely.
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28 Jan 2012   #15
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

+1 David

Macrium v5.0
Restore Tab. Verify Image button.


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28 Jan 2012   #16
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

@huffman
One thing that could go wrong and give the bootmgr missing error is if system reserved was not restored as the Active partition.

An opinion on V5: on the surface it seems to have some nice additional features. One is a restore with 1MB alignment and it specifically mentions SSDs as one of the intended target drives. This is available with the free version. So it suggests you can reimage from a non SSD to an SSD with correct alignment.

Also using the DISM command you can insert new drivers into a pe disk. I would forget the linux disk.
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28 Jan 2012   #17
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
My problem with the V5 Linux CD was that I could not restore a single partition to a multipartition disk - at least it looked like that because it only showed full volumes as targets and not partitions. Did you see that too.
I have not done an actual restore with the Unix disk but from what I have read it will restore just the partitions that are in the image you select and not affect any other partitions on the drive, except for this one statement:

Note that any partitions existing on this disk that overlap the partition(s) you are restoring will be lost.

Jim
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28 Jan 2012   #18
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Thanks Jim. Maybe I should try it out one day with a new external disk where I cannot do much damage.

But with this sentence you lost me. What are 'overlapping partitions'.
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Note that any partitions existing on this disk that overlap the partition(s) you are restoring will be lost
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28 Jan 2012   #19
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Thanks Jim. Maybe I should try it out one day with a new external disk where I cannot do much damage.

But with this sentence you lost me. What are 'overlapping partitions'.
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Note that any partitions existing on this disk that overlap the partition(s) you are restoring will be lost
If you have multiple partitions and and you have made a change to your HDD and move a partition into part of the space used for the restored partition then its trying to use the same space.

Jim
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28 Jan 2012   #20
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

OK, I see. As an action after the image was originally taken. Thanks for clarifying. I doubt though whether that would work at all - if you changed the size of the receiving partition.
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