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Windows 7: Imaging with free Macrium

25 Jan 2014   #850
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Nice idea about using the SD. Doesn't seem a way to make it work.


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25 Jan 2014   #851
COMPUTIAC

Windows 8.1.1 64bit
 
 

Everything in my disk management then, will be backed up at one time ?

Do I need to backup all of it ?
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25 Jan 2014   #852
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Nice idea about using the SD. Doesn't seem a way to make it work.
The funny thing is that I could not find a boot.wim on my 32bit Macrium. Just the one for the PE.

I have sent a mail to Macrium with the question whether the 32bit program can produce a bootloader entry for 'Recovery from Windows Boot menu' - that is one of the options in the paid version. I have also asked how they do that if there is no boot.wim - just to make sure.
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25 Jan 2014   #853
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by COMPUTIAC View Post
Everything in my disk management then, will be backed up at one time ?

Do I need to backup all of it ?
The system partition I backup once and stick it into a safe place. That you usually do not have to recover.

The recovery partition I do not backup. The same with any tools partition they may have.

The C partition and the data partition I backup often. For C, after an update or new program installations. For the data when I think I have changed enough to warrent an update.

I also keep at least 10 restore points on C and on the data partition. From those I can also recover data with Shadow Explorer. That is useful for the in-between images time.

ShadowExplorer - Recover Lost Files and Folders
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26 Jan 2014   #854
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

We all have different views. If you want to remain with the OEM system then I recommend making at least one image of all your non data partitions. This includes factory recovery/restore and tools partition if present. Store these away and you can always restore to a new HDD if your old one fails. There are other options for backing up data partitions.
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26 Jan 2014   #855
kado897

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The problem with imaging a data partition is thay it can be very large. You will be better off Using a file synchronization tool such as Syctoy or FreeFileSync. I also prefer the latter. They are both free. The link to FreeFileSync is in my sig.
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26 Jan 2014   #856
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
The problem with imaging a data partition is thay it can be very large. You will be better off Using a file synchronization tool such as Syctoy or FreeFileSync. I also prefer the latter. They are both free. The link to FreeFileSync is in my sig.
Agreed, if the data partition is very large - e.g. tons of videos - then a sync program is a better option. The problem I have with sync is that I do not fully trust it - but that may be just me.
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26 Jan 2014   #857
kado897

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
The problem with imaging a data partition is thay it can be very large. You will be better off Using a file synchronization tool such as Syctoy or FreeFileSync. I also prefer the latter. They are both free. The link to FreeFileSync is in my sig.
Agreed, if the data partition is very large - e.g. tons of videos - then a sync program is a better option. The problem I have with sync is that I do not fully trust it - but that may be just me.
If you set it up a one way mirror with versions it should be safe. Synctoy cant do that but FreeFileSync can.
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26 Jan 2014   #858
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

That sounds like a good idea. I shall try that. Thanks Keith.
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26 Jan 2014   #859
kado897

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My video is a bit old but may help...



The main difference is in versioning. You now need to use a "macro" to date the version.
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