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Windows 7: Image your system with free Macrium


14 Sep 2011   #341

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Hello guys need a little help

I've been playing today with win 8 and made a mess of things. I made an image of my C partition this morning before joining the fun. It's an 80 gig partition with 28 gig used. Macrium free imaged this in 11 minutes to my Usb external HDD.
I booted the Usb stick with the Macrium recovery software, choose the Image on my external, choose the partition to replace of off it went.
But it didn't did it. It has just taken 2 hours 28 mins to complete the restore with no integrity check before or after.
Surely this can't be right. Windows Imaging feature does it in about 20 minutes on my system.
I am now up and running as I was before but will be removing Macrium unless I can find a reason for the hours it took to restore.
Any help gratefully received.

Danny

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14 Sep 2011   #342

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xxxdannyxxx View Post
Hello guys need a little help

I've been playing today with win 8 and made a mess of things. I made an image of my C partition this morning before joining the fun. It's an 80 gig partition with 28 gig used. Macrium free imaged this in 11 minutes to my Usb external HDD.
I booted the Usb stick with the Macrium recovery software, choose the Image on my external, choose the partition to replace of off it went.
But it didn't did it. It has just taken 2 hours 28 mins to complete the restore with no integrity check before or after.
Surely this can't be right. Windows Imaging feature does it in about 20 minutes on my system.
I am now up and running as I was before but will be removing Macrium unless I can find a reason for the hours it took to restore.
Any help gratefully received.

Danny
Not sure about that. I have restored a Macrium image of my C drive. It took longer than the backup but nowhere near that long.
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14 Sep 2011   #343

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Hello kado897

At least you got windows 8 on lol.
I don't know mate. It's hard to work out what the issue is as I've never had to use it before.I tried from a different usb after about 20 mins with the first run, as I noticed it was really slow so I don't think its that, One was with YUMI multiboot and one from Hirens mini xp mode, and both run at the same speed.It took half an hour to get to 3% and gradually sped up.
Unless its the way Ive made the Image but I just used all the defaults apart from the name as I used my own date.
Need to find out whats happened thought before I do any more playing.

Danny
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14 Sep 2011   #344

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Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64 (Windows 8.1, Linux Mint, Windows XP and others in VM)
 
 

It really shouldn't have taken that long. I restore from eSATA and it seems like it took 10-20 minutes at the most, it was real quick. I really don't know unless it was the drive transfer you were restoring from. WHS is the resident Macrium Guru, maybe he has some Ideas. My C drive is about the same size as yours, but it takes me 3 minutes to do a backup and maybe 20 to restore.
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14 Sep 2011   #345

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
It really shouldn't have taken that long. I restore from eSATA and it seems like it took 10-20 minutes at the most, it was real quick. I really don't know unless it was the drive transfer you were restoring from. WHS is the resident Macrium Guru, maybe he has some Ideas. My C drive is about the same size as yours, but it takes me 3 minutes to do a backup and maybe 20 to restore.
To be honest its not a proper external it's an internal with an enclosure job but it always did the job with windows image program in about 20 mins so im not convinced its that.I'm just going to run a transfer test on it now.
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14 Sep 2011   #346

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to me, that is a proper enclosure. It is what all of mine are. I have a black x and 2 rosewill enclosures with internal hd's in them. I was just searching for a reason. USB 2.0 should take longer, but not nearly that long.
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14 Sep 2011   #347

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit 6.1 Build 7601 (SP1)
 
 

You need to do an integrity check, and maybe a speed test, on your external drive. I doubt it's a Macrium issue--more likely heat or noise on the USB cable (errors it had to correct) or just a flaky drive (that's a techknuckle term!).

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14 Sep 2011   #348

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit SP1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xxxdannyxxx View Post
Hello guys need a little help
... to complete the restore with no integrity check before or after.
With some knowledge of the Professional v4.2 I query the omission of the integrity check.
There are many hash checksums at regular intervals in the image file,
and restoring a non-system partition under Windows fails if any checksum error is found, unless a special registry key/value authorises an over-ride.

I do not know if there is any over-ride when running from the Boot CD.
I strongly suspect that had there been a checksum error then restoration would abort.

Typically there is a 100 MB System Reserved partition that needs to be backed up as well as C:\
Could there have been something unusual about your restoration options, including whether or not to restore MBR and first track ?

I suggest that you try validating the image under Windows to test whether there are multiple read retries on a failing disc.
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14 Sep 2011   #349

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Ok Guys sorry for the delay just popped to the local computer shop. Here is the HD tune test result with a new Usb cable. Nothing unusual there. Ran chkdsk on all partitions on the drive, all fine.
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I've just Imaged with the windows native program to my external and it took 21mins. Then restored from that image, which took 31mins.
I'm interested in whether my procedure was correct using Macrium so I'm going to bore you with what I did this morning, see if anything jumps out.
Opened Macrium(free) Backup/Create Image. Selected sys res and C:/.Selected disk Y:/(my image drive) unchecked use image id as file name, entered todays date. Compression set at medium recommended file size to recommended.(didn't change any advanced defaults)Run now.
This took about 10 minutes.
Messed with my system.
Booted from the Yumi created usb ran rescue cd. Here I navigated to the image on the external pressed ok. Now it would only let me choose one partition at a time which I thought was odd as there was 2 on the Image(sys res and c:/)so proceeded to repace C:/ on the internal with the image.
Anything else that popped up about MBR etc I said no to was this my error. 2 1/2 hours later this finished and I repeated the steps above for the sys res part.
Sorry for the long post but I want to get this working, was impressed with the imaging process but now im concerned about recovery.
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Thankyou all


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14 Sep 2011   #350
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

@xxxdannyxxx
Your restore time for an 80GB partition does seem far too long.
BUT
My experience with Macrium reimaging is that the reimaging time depends on partition size as well of course as the size of the information imaged.
I recall imaging ~50GB from a 465GB partition. The reimaging with Macrium was considerably longer than with Windows imaging (one of the reasons I mainly use Windows imaging). I'm guessing that Macrium does something with the remaining "empty" space on the partition.
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