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Windows 7: Confused after initial install Macrium

02 Mar 2016   #1
markg2

Windows 7
 
 
Confused after initial install Macrium

Version 6.1 free

I first created and ran an image. During the process I could not figure out how to create a schedule for the backup. Since I had used none for template (no choice this being free) nothing was automatically placed in the add/edit schedules box/clicking the add schedule threw an error.

After completion I tried to edit the backup to add a schedule--no luck. I clicked Backup Definition Files tab (because I couldn't find where to display the image I just created), right clicked the one xml file figuring that file was the parameters I had selected for the initial image, selected schedule but that can't be right. When the Edit the Plan for this Backup comes up it has Definition backup plan in step #1, but if I click on Add Schedule in step #2 I have to choose among full, incremental, differential. Which makes no sense for the edit of an existing since my initial 'none' template used the default which is a combo of both full and differential.

Further, I see no way of viewing the image I created within Macrium. I'm thinking if I could view the image then I should be able to right click on it and modify.

Btw, I tried to run the video on Macrium you have here but couldn't get any sound.

Mark


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02 Mar 2016   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

It's really easy to schedule. See here:

v5: How to schedule your backups (Schedule, v5)

And I am sorry for the sound problem on a couple of my videos. I tried to fix it, but there was only so much I could do. I guess one day I have to make new videos since I know now how to avoid that problem.
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02 Mar 2016   #3
kronckew

Win 7 ultimate x64 sp1
 
 

basicly, create & save a backup definition file, select the definition file, after it appears in the list of saved definitions, right click & use the create vbscript,powershell,or msdos batch file option from the context menu. after you create that, you should find it in the list when you go to schedule your backups. each step will have a variety of options you will also need to decide on. good luck.
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02 Mar 2016   #4
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by markg2 View Post
Version 6.1 free

I first created and ran an image. During the process I could not figure out how to create a schedule for the backup. Since I had used none for template (no choice this being free) nothing was automatically placed in the add/edit schedules box/clicking the add schedule threw an error.

After completion I tried to edit the backup to add a schedule--no luck. I clicked Backup Definition Files tab (because I couldn't find where to display the image I just created), right clicked the one xml file figuring that file was the parameters I had selected for the initial image, selected schedule but that can't be right. When the Edit the Plan for this Backup comes up it has Definition backup plan in step #1, but if I click on Add Schedule in step #2 I have to choose among full, incremental, differential. Which makes no sense for the edit of an existing since my initial 'none' template used the default which is a combo of both full and differential.

Further, I see no way of viewing the image I created within Macrium. I'm thinking if I could view the image then I should be able to right click on it and modify.


Btw, I tried to run the video on Macrium you have here but couldn't get any sound.

Mark
No, there is no way to view the files in the Macrium Image. It is compressed and is not viewable. If you want to edit a file, you will need to do so and make another image.
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02 Mar 2016   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The image files are easy to view. Just double click on the image file for mounting that.

PS - I know there is a sound problem with my videos but there is little I could do about it - short of redoing them.
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02 Mar 2016   #6
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
The image files are easy to view. Just double click on the image file for mounting that.
I always Started MR and browsed in MR to find an image to view (mount).
I just double clicked a MR image in Windows (file) Explorer, and it auto mounted the image for viewing.
Thanks for that tip, it's faster and simpler for me
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03 Mar 2016   #7
markg2

Windows 7
 
 

>>>>>It's really easy to schedule. See here:
v5: How to schedule your backups (Schedule, v5)<<<<<

Macrium is Acronis upside down as far as similarity of the UI and method to create an image job and that's likely giving me more headaches than necessary.

I double clicked the .xml file, it mounted and I could pull out any file I wish just as with Acronis. However, Macrium mounted the image to a virtual drive w a y faster than Acronis and I can do so directly at the image file instead of having to do so within the program.

However, your 'How to' link for scheduling is no help--maybe since your link is v5 and I've got v6? Or I'm just thick.

Link option 1: Click Scheduled Backups, Click 'New Scheduled Task' wizard--my icon is grayed out--not an option.

Link option 2: Right click xml, schedule, go to step 4. I have no step 4 (attached screen shot)


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03 Mar 2016   #8
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
As far as I've read the free version does not allow Differential or Incremental backups.
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03 Mar 2016   #9
markg2

Windows 7
 
 

The free version must do a differential since their default screen that I was using was comprised of x # of Fulls and x # of Differentials.
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03 Mar 2016   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Full images each time is a better plan. They are much easier to manage and safer.
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