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Windows 7: Imaging with free Macrium

19 Jan 2015   #1240
kado897

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Aomei looks quite good. I have tested it on a small partition with no problems. I use it as my second backup program with the paid version of Macrium as my first. I have not yet had to do a full restore with it. One advantage over free Macrium is the ability to do incremental and differential images and file backups. These features are only available in the paid Macrium versions.


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19 Jan 2015   #1241
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

There is a high compression setting, it takes a little longer to create the image of course.

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19 Jan 2015   #1242
nevergiveup

windows 7 pro 32bit
 
 

thank you guys is it safe and reliable to use high compression setting in aomei backupper for system image.what i mean if i used high compression do i have any problem while restoring.
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19 Jan 2015   #1243
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

It will restore fine.
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19 Jan 2015   #1244
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nevergiveup View Post
thank you so much you guys are awesome. what do you think about aomei backupper standard free edition is it reliable ? which software makes high compression of system image because i have no external hdd right now so i have only option to save them in internal hdd later to move to external hdd.
I've never used Aomei, but it has a good reputation.

Macrium can make images with no, medium, or high compression. Medium is the default. An image with medium compression will normally take up about half as much space as is occupied by the partitions in the image. For instance, if you have a C partition of 500 GB and 200 GB are occupied, the image file of the C partition will be roughly 100 GB in size.

I've never tried high compression, so I can't tell you how much smaller those images might be.
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19 Jan 2015   #1245
nevergiveup

windows 7 pro 32bit
 
 

only one more question guys i wont disturb you if i am going to restore system image from external hdd having large systemimagebackup file and other stuffs(on relation to system image) are there any chance of getting erase of other stuffs during restoring image
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19 Jan 2015   #1246
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nevergiveup View Post
only one more question guys i wont disturb you if i am going to restore system image from external hdd having large systemimagebackup file and other stuffs(on relation to system image) are there any chance of getting erase of other stuffs during restoring image
If the image file and "other stuff" is on an external HDD and you restore to an internal HDD, nothing on the external HDD should be erased. In fact, I don't think you can restore TO a partition containing the image file, even by mistake.
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19 Jan 2015   #1247
yellowbrow

Windows 7 32
 
 

Let me start by saying that I have followed this thread in its entirety over the past year and found it fascinating. I have imaged various test partitions as suggested and restored them with success. Last week my C drive failed to boot so I bit the bullet and restored my saved image - it was easy and worked perfectly! But as my main C partition was 336gb it took quite a while. My next project is to move most of the data onto another internal hdd, and resize my main C drive partition to reduce it in size. My question is: if I change the size of the C partition and it goes wrong can I restore the image I have made of my original partition even though it will be larger. Thank you for your help.
Ian
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19 Jan 2015   #1248
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yellowbrow View Post
My question is: if I change the size of the C partition and it goes wrong can I restore the image I have made of my original partition even though it will be larger. Thank you for your help.
Ian
I think you'll be OK if---and only if---the new smaller partition is still at least as large as the occupied space was on the earlier, larger partition.

Example:

C is originally 500 GB, with 200 occupied. You make an image of it.

You then reduce C to 230 GB. You can still restore that original image. If you reduce C to 180, you couldn't.
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19 Jan 2015   #1249
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Forget the CPU usage thing. I never knew what that means. It seems to be a random number.

And don't get too held up with the read/write speeds. Good speeds are helpful but what really counts is the access time. And 3ms is too slow. It should be 1ms or less. SSDs are typically 0.1ms. Just to give you a perspective.
Great stuff Wolfgang that's why the Samsung flew when I ran the HD on it while the stick plodded along. You can see that in the pic what I am curious is that it throws those downward spikes each time I run it and am wondering if it just a changeover between the banks of chips within the SSD??

Sorry that is a bit OT but am curious.


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