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Windows 7: System Imaging Tool W7

26 Jan 2011   #51
Dave76

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi there
I think Macrium has problems with E-SATA drives -- I haven't tested this myself so this remark could be a bit of B/S.

Acronis DOES work on these provided you have the latest version.

Any Macrium users out there - could you test to see if it works with E-SATA drives.

Cheers
jimbo

Mine works fine, USB and eSATA external, Seagate and WD version of Acronis.
Been tested several times, but not with portable version of Acronis yet.

Macrium tested from USB and eSATA external HDD from standard program and from DVD version, not tested from USB memory stick, yet.


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26 Jan 2011   #52
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

So it looks like everything works with Macrium except restore from Sata3 external disks.
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27 Jan 2011   #53
Cr00zng

Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, OSX El Capitan, Windows 10 (VMware)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
So it looks like everything works with Macrium except restore from Sata3 external disks.
Question on Macrium restore...

Say my SSD drive goes caput and need to replace the drive with a new one. Do I need to get the same size, or any other reasonable size would do?

The new drive has a raw partition; will Macrium restore the system to this SSD and it'll have proper alignment?

Will it be a problem if there's no system reserve partition in the backup image? My working system does not have one and obviously, neither does the image. Will Macrium be able to re-establish the MBR as well?
Thanks...
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27 Jan 2011   #54
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

1. Witn free Macrium you restore partitions - not whole drives. The partitions which receive the image must be the same or biigger size as the originating partitions. That would, most likely, rule out any smaller drive - unless the originting drive had other partitions on it that you do not restore.

2. A new drive you have to first align and create an active partition for the originating active partition (could be C or the 100MB partition) and partitions for any other partition you want to restore. SSD Alignment

3. If you have no 100MB system reserve partition, then the Partition Mamager and the Bootmgr. are on C and you only have to restore C. The MBR is the first 512 bytes of the disk. That can be restored by Macrium too.
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27 Jan 2011   #55
Cr00zng

Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, OSX El Capitan, Windows 10 (VMware)
 
 

Thanks whs...

So, the Macrium isn't really SSD aware backup utility, which is pretty much the same as others. On the other handI think Windows restore is. I could be wrong...

No, I don't have system reserve:

Code:
  Partition ###  Type              Size     Offset
  -------------  ----------------  -------  -------
  Partition 1    Primary            119 GB  1024 KB
Can the licensed version of Macrium backup full drive instead of partition only?
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28 Jan 2011   #56
kado897

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Both the paid and free Macrium can backup an entire drive an entire system or a pick and mix of partitions. You can however chose to restore any of the partitions on the drive separately if you wish. The main difference with the paid version is the ability to do incremental or differential backups.
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28 Jan 2011   #57
Cato

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi there
I think Macrium has problems with E-SATA drives -- I haven't tested this myself so this remark could be a bit of B/S.

Acronis DOES work on these provided you have the latest version.

Any Macrium users out there - could you test to see if it works with E-SATA drives.

Cheers
jimbo
I've been using Macrium Reflect with an E-SATA drive for over a year with no problems. Maybe I've been lucky, but backups and restores have always been very successful. I guess that's being overly dramatic, as anything less than "very successful" wouldn't be adequate.
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28 Jan 2011   #58
Cato

 

As an addition to my prior post, I have the paid version of Macrium Reflect which includes a different boot disk than the original Linux one. This has to be downloaded separately from the Macrium download, and updates a couple of times a year, normally. I can't remember what it's called now, something PE (not BART) and is for Windows 7, and maybe Vista, can't remember that either. The free version uses the Linux boot. Could be that's the culprit on seeing the E-SATA drives?

Actually, thinking about it now, my wife's computer uses the free version with the Linux boot disk and an E-SATA drive and I've never had a problem with hers, either.

Now, I'm lost again. Don't know what could be the problem with not seeing an external E-SATA.
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28 Jan 2011   #59
kado897

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The other boot disk is Windows PE 2.0. It is a stripped down Vista recovery disk which works very well on Windows 7.
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28 Jan 2011   #60
Cr00zng

Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, OSX El Capitan, Windows 10 (VMware)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cato View Post
As an addition to my prior post, I have the paid version of Macrium Reflect which includes a different boot disk than the original Linux one. This has to be downloaded separately from the Macrium download, and updates a couple of times a year, normally. I can't remember what it's called now, something PE (not BART) and is for Windows 7, and maybe Vista, can't remember that either. The free version uses the Linux boot. Could be that's the culprit on seeing the E-SATA drives?

Actually, thinking about it now, my wife's computer uses the free version with the Linux boot disk and an E-SATA drive and I've never had a problem with hers, either.

Now, I'm lost again. Don't know what could be the problem with not seeing an external E-SATA.
It's called Windows PE 2.0...

With the Linux rescue CD, I have no problem seeing the eSATA drive. Your computer, where Reflect doesn't see the eSATA drive, could have some BIOS issues that throws off Linux...
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