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Windows 7: Imaging with free Macrium

06 Jul 2015   #1440
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897
2. Incremental backups with consolidation of older incrementals into the base image.
Do you have a reference where I can read the HowTo on this. Sound very interesting as I like to use the incremental backups. I have Macrium 6 Server.


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06 Jul 2015   #1441
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
SSD TRIM support is another one I don't get. What does TRIM have to do with Macrium Reflect (my C: drive is an SSD, btw)?

Quote:
If required, set Advanced Options as follows:
  1. Rapid Delta Restore to copy only changed data blocks and complete the restore process more quickly.
    Note: Only NTFS file systems that are not shrunk can be restored in this way.
  2. SSD Trim to enable TRIM on restore.
    Note: Writing to an unused block is quicker than writing to one in use and results in an increase of both the lifetime and the performance of the device.
  3. Verify Image to chose whether to verify an image before restoring.
  4. Master Boot Record to replace the restore with the Master Boot Record (MBR) from the backup.
    Note: The MBR is a small program that executes when the computer starts up. If this program becomes corrupt then you can have problems starting the computer operating system.
Source: Restoring an image from within Windows - KnowledgeBase - Macrium Software
re: #2: How important is that exactly? I'm not concerned about speed much since it doesn't take me all that long to do a restore and I don't do it very often. I can't and I'm too lazy to check (plus I really need to hit the shower) but does

re: #3: I auto-verify my images when I make them so is it really necessary to verify them again when doing a restore? I have yet to have an image fail to restore; is that because I have MR set to auto-verify them immediately after making the image (I have had an image fail to verify very, very rarely, less than a handful of times, and each time, rerunning the image has fixed it; I figure it's better to find out the image will fail to verify while I still can reimage instead of waiting until I need to use it to do a restore).

re: #4: When I make an image now in V5, I do both the C: and the System Reserved partitions in a single image. Doesn't that also include the MBR which will then get restored when I restore from the image.
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06 Jul 2015   #1442
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

See my responses in bold.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
SSD TRIM support is another one I don't get. What does TRIM have to do with Macrium Reflect (my C: drive is an SSD, btw)?

Quote:
If required, set Advanced Options as follows:
  1. Rapid Delta Restore to copy only changed data blocks and complete the restore process more quickly.
    Note: Only NTFS file systems that are not shrunk can be restored in this way.
  2. SSD Trim to enable TRIM on restore.
    Note: Writing to an unused block is quicker than writing to one in use and results in an increase of both the lifetime and the performance of the device.
  3. Verify Image to chose whether to verify an image before restoring.
  4. Master Boot Record to replace the restore with the Master Boot Record (MBR) from the backup.
    Note: The MBR is a small program that executes when the computer starts up. If this program becomes corrupt then you can have problems starting the computer operating system.
Source: Restoring an image from within Windows - KnowledgeBase - Macrium Software
re: #2: How important is that exactly? I'm not concerned about speed much since it doesn't take me all that long to do a restore and I don't do it very often. I can't and I'm too lazy to check (plus I really need to hit the shower) but does

I don't know to test this, it's what Macrium has documented.
I would use it, and if i find it causes problems, quit using it.
I have it set to use this in my default settings.


re: #3: I auto-verify my images when I make them so is it really necessary to verify them again when doing a restore? I have yet to have an image fail to restore; is that because I have MR set to auto-verify them immediately after making the image (I have had an image fail to verify very, very rarely, less than a handful of times, and each time, rerunning the image has fixed it; I figure it's better to find out the image will fail to verify while I still can reimage instead of waiting until I need to use it to do a restore).

I also verify images when i create them.
I have my default set to NOT verify before restoring, that was already done...

re: #4: When I make an image now in V5, I do both the C: and the System Reserved partitions in a single image. Doesn't that also include the MBR which will then get restored when I restore from the image.

The MBR can be restored or NOT restored in the restore options.
I have my default set to NOT restore the MBR.

I override my default if and when i need to.
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06 Jul 2015   #1443
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897
2. Incremental backups with consolidation of older incrementals into the base image.
Do you have a reference where I can read the HowTo on this. Sound very interesting as I like to use the incremental backups. I have Macrium 6 Server.
I don't use incrementals, but until kado897 replies maybe this will help, from the V6 User Guide:

Backup Folder Synchronization - KnowledgeBase - Macrium Software
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06 Jul 2015   #1444
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897
2. Incremental backups with consolidation of older incrementals into the base image.
Do you have a reference where I can read the HowTo on this. Sound very interesting as I like to use the incremental backups. I have Macrium 6 Server.
I don't use incrementals, but until kado897 replies maybe this will help, from the V6 User Guide:

Backup Folder Synchronization - KnowledgeBase - Macrium Software
Looks good. Thanks.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Jul 2015   #1445
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post

Do you have a reference where I can read the HowTo on this. Sound very interesting as I like to use the incremental backups. I have Macrium 6 Server.
I don't use incrementals, but until kado897 replies maybe this will help, from the V6 User Guide:

Backup Folder Synchronization - KnowledgeBase - Macrium Software
Looks good. Thanks.
That was my reference too. I have tested it for about a month retaining 10 daily incrementals on a file and folder backup and it seems to work well.
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06 Jul 2015   #1446
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post

I don't use incrementals, but until kado897 replies maybe this will help, from the V6 User Guide:

Backup Folder Synchronization - KnowledgeBase - Macrium Software
Looks good. Thanks.
That was my reference too. I have tested it for about a month retaining 10 daily incrementals on a file and folder backup and it seems to work well.



My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Jul 2015   #1447
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
SSD TRIM support is another one I don't get. What does TRIM have to do with Macrium Reflect (my C: drive is an SSD, btw)?
I'm still not sure either.
I'm still using the latest free V5 and it doesn't appear under Restore - Advanced options. When I perform a system image restore to an SSD, TRIM is always enabled. Why would you not want it enabled when given the option? Maybe Windows 7 doesn't automatically enable TRIM for all SSDs?
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08 Jul 2015   #1448
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.1 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Macrium Reflect v6 - Worrying

I have just been performing my "pre-MS Updates" backup imaging using Macrium Reflect v6 Free Edition.

I don't know if this is:
  • A bug
  • A glitch on my PC
  • A display error
  • Just poorly worded

Notice that I have not selected any Purge options (I'll purge my own backups when I see fit).
Imaging with free Macrium-mr-v6-purge-01.png
Notice that the Status window shows that a backup image will be purged if free space drops below 5 GB.
Imaging with free Macrium-mr-v6-purge-02.png


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08 Jul 2015   #1449
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

That looks like a bug if the checkbox was unticked when you created the backup definition. My system defaults are for that box to be ticked.

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