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Windows 7: Macrium Free vs Macrium Pay

22 Apr 2014   #51
kado897

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

I have the paid version of Macrium so I do a full image each week and differentials each day. My data is mostly on separate drives so I lose very little doing a restore.


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22 Apr 2014   #52
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
I have the paid version of Macrium so I do a full image each week and differentials each day. My data is mostly on separate drives so I lose very little doing a restore.
I just do weekly full images. Since I don't tinker with settings or add programs very often, I find just making a full image when I make a change to be adequate, easier, and safer. My OS and programs are on my SSD and my data is on spinners.
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22 Apr 2014   #53
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

When you do weekly images it would be useful to state what the strategy is for deleting old images. You could have a problem (eg. virus) that goes back months. Backup disk space is finite.
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22 Apr 2014   #54
kado897

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I keep 4 full images and their associated differentials.
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22 Apr 2014   #55
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I keep about 20 images on 3 different disks including some very old ones.
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22 Apr 2014   #56
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I keep one monthly image, the first one of the month, for past months all the way back to when I first installed Win 7 except for the current month and the previous month; I keep all of the current month and the first and last image of the previous month. Since I make only weekly full images and occasional full images between the weekly images, what I do keep doesn't add up all that fast. Right now, that folder is taking up 311GB on a 2TB HDD; the earliest images are 20GB and the current ones are only 3GB larger. When I make my images, I save them to a folder on my main data HDD in my computer. Besides being more convenient to access and image if I want to restore it, it allows me to easily make multiple backups of that image without any extra effort on my part. It just gets lumped into my daily backups of the HDD it's stored on.
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04 Apr 2015   #57
mojo53

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I know we all like freebies but some of the finer things in life are not always free but good security and backup is one thing i pay for so i got Macrium Professional Pro 5.3 64 bit and it works like a charm, no issues and very easy to use for people who want to do other things and not spend all day fiddling around trying to fix issues on my computer, do it first time and get it right and if the inevitable ever happens you know you can fix it and supporting companies who help with free alternatives cannot be a bad thing.
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04 Apr 2015   #58
kado897

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Welcome to Seven Forums mojo53.
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04 Apr 2015   #59
mojo53

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Cheers for that kado897 lots of helpful stuff in her mate good place to be when your lost
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04 Apr 2015   #60
kado897

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Isn't that the truth.
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