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Windows 7: Macrium Reflect or Windows Backup?

05 Aug 2017   #21
teckneeculler

Win7Ultimate
 
 

Thanks for the comments, people. Yeah, re V7. I get the impression it only has a few embellishments, like incremental backups.

Which makes the backup process a little bit more complex. And maybe more prone to errors?

Does v6 full have the incremental facility?


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08 Aug 2017   #22
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Both version 6 and 7 have full capabilities to backup full, incremental and differential. Version 7 apparently has sped up the incremental and differential backups and especially their respective restores.
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08 Aug 2017   #23
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by teckneeculler View Post
Does v6 full have the incremental facility?
When you say v6 full does that mean V6 paid ?
V6 FREE does NOT have incremental, it does have differential.

I use MR V6 free, and i use differentials reliably.
I would not use incrementals, any imaging utility, free or paid.
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10 Aug 2017   #24
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
Both version 6 and 7 have full capabilities to backup full, incremental and differential. Version 7 apparently has sped up the incremental and differential backups and especially their respective restores.
I should have initially posted:
...to make full images, incremental images, differential images...
DavidE, thanks for updating my knowledge! I never knew v6 free lacked incremental operations.
DavidE, did the earlier versions such as v5 free have both incremental and differential?
Reason for asking: I only made full images, I never made either incremental or differential images.
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10 Aug 2017   #25
defrag1720

2 Vista, 1 Windows 7 Pro, 1 Win 10 Pro
 
 

When I first downloaded Macrium and the PDF instructions I was a bit overwhelmed and figured the Window's backup would probably be a bit easier. After using it many times now and purchasing it I found out how good a backup, imaging and cloning program it was. I like it's ability to make a recovery boot menu, create a rescue medium, clone and image, verification of the back up and I like the incremental back ups. I have used the free version to clone drives for updating to new ones on older machines.
I participate in the Win 10 Insider Program and always make back ups as new builds are released. Since my Win 10 machine has only 1 SSD drive, I use a portable SSD drives for my frequent Macrium back ups and it works great.
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10 Aug 2017   #26
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Yes, that is what imaging programs do.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by defrag1720 View Post
make a recovery boot menu, create a rescue medium, clone and image, verification of the back up and I like the incremental back ups.
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11 Aug 2017   #27
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
DavidE, thanks for updating my knowledge! I never knew v6 free lacked incremental operations.
DavidE, did the earlier versions such as v5 free have both incremental and differential?
Reason for asking: I only made full images, I never made either incremental or differential images.
I don't think MR free v5 had incremental or differential.
If i remember correctly, MR free v6 added differential.
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11 Aug 2017   #28
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
I don't think MR free v5 had incremental or differential.
If i remember correctly, MR free v6 added differential.
Your memory is intact (said Jeannie jealously).
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11 Aug 2017   #29
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Your memory is intact (said Jeannie jealously).
- thanks, i got it right this time! , and that don't happen much anymore
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