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Windows 7: Backing Up My System

04 Feb 2010   #11
besweeet

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

I'm doing a full backup right now. I'll be doing an incremental backup every couple of days:


Does anyone else see the spelling error?


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04 Feb 2010   #12
Cato

 

I believe that's the British spelling of analyze if I'm not mistaken. Macrium is a United Kingdom product. (If that's even the word you're talking about.)

Also, have you done a trial run with a backup to ascertain that you can in fact restore your system in case of a failure?
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04 Feb 2010   #13
besweeet

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cato View Post
I believe that's the British spelling of analyze if I'm not mistaken. Macrium is a United Kingdom product. (If that's even the word you're talking about.)

Also, have you done a trial run with a backup to ascertain that you can in fact restore your system in case of a failure?
Well if it is, then I sure do feel like an idiot for sending them an email about it .
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04 Feb 2010   #14
Cato

 

Not your fault, we ruined their English many years ago.
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05 Feb 2010   #15
besweeet

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

The initial full backup went great. Took a little over an hour (at Macrium's highest compression rate) to compress 150GB of data into a 100GB backup onto my external hard drive.

I'm doing an incremental backup right now.
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06 Feb 2010   #16
Cato

 

That's good to hear. I've been well pleased with Macrium.
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08 Feb 2010   #17
b00st3d

Windows 7 RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by besweeet View Post
The initial full backup went great. Took a little over an hour (at Macrium's highest compression rate) to compress 150GB of data into a 100GB backup onto my external hard drive.

I'm doing an incremental backup right now.
just checking on this to see how this went?! im sick of windows 7s backup!

i have 119gbs of data in my users folder which is the only thing i have windows 7s backup backing up. after 2 backups of roughly 220-230gbs each my 500gb external drive is full! somehow its expanding my data and not doing an incremental backup!
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08 Feb 2010   #18
Cato

 

Can't hurt to give this a try. Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download

It's been good to me.
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10 Feb 2010   #19
besweeet

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

The free edition is nice, but I want incremental backups. I don't want to have to do a full backup whenever I want to backup only what's new/changed. Plus it doesn't backup the boot loader...

So far I'm liking the full version (still rocking the 30-day trial). I looked at the Linux-based recovery CD and it's very straightfoward. The windows looks like they're from XP.
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11 Feb 2010   #20
Cato

 

If you decide to buy it, download the Windows PE 2.0 version of the boot disk. It's only available after purchase of the full version of Macrium Reflect and it works great. When you first boot it, it takes a little time to start and you begin to think it's not going to work...but it does.
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