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Windows 7: Imaging with free Macrium

18 Jun 2015   #1420
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
If it takes 20 to 40 minutes to make an image or restore from one, I can't help but wonder what is being imaged
I have a Laptop with only a Sata II spinner. The output is an AData USB 3.0 stick. I just did a full image of my system partition (about 80 GB used.) It took 30 minutes 32 seconds. Not too bad. I think the new update is a bit faster. Either that or the stick writes faster when it is nearly empty to start.

One of these days I'll move to SSD.


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18 Jun 2015   #1421
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Something to be aware of. You need to create a new rescue disk for V6. The V6 disk can restore V5 images but the V5 disk can't restore v6 images.
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18 Jun 2015   #1422
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Hi everyone!

The last twenty-one posts #612 to #632 (including the one that Gary posted about macrium free, and this one) I believe, should be moved to whs's tutorial thread, there is a lot of good stuff in these posts and I feel they should be in the tut.

I believe that because Gary isn't as familiar with the tutorial section or even the remaining forums concerning backups he became shy in replying that he may have erred especially after the deluge of posts that ensued.

Therefore I have asked the powers to be if it would be possible to move these twenty-one posts and any remaining ones concerning Macrium Free including this one be moved over to whs's tutorial.
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18 Jun 2015   #1423
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Yes a good idea.
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18 Jun 2015   #1424
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I can understand that a 30 or 40 minute restore is a bit boring. But fortunately that is not being done very often. But a 40 minute image should be no problem at all. Just 'hide' Macrium and continue doing what you wanted to do.

And Keith - yes you can schedule images with free Macrium.
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18 Jun 2015   #1425
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
... But a 40 minute image should be no problem at all. Just 'hide' Macrium and continue doing what you wanted to do.
Exactly. That's a very nice feature of Macrium.

Macrium creates a snapshot of your system when you start creating an image, and then makes the image based on this snapshot. You can continue working without issues, just keep in your mind that if you for instance create and save a new Word document after the snapshot has been created it will not be included in the image.
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05 Jul 2015   #1426
Gary

Win 10 Pro 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anak View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gary View Post
Macrium Reflect Free

Macrium Reflect is now offering a free version of this great program with almost all of the features of the paid one. I bought this program about two months ago , now I wish I would have waited. IMHO it is the best backup/restore software out there. There is a chart in the link that will show you the all of the features compared to the paid for versions.
Hi Gary!

You may have missed the ongoing tutorial that whs created: Imaging with free Macrium
Yes I did, sorry I have been messin with Windows 10 to long.
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05 Jul 2015   #1427
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gary View Post
Macrium Reflect Free

Macrium Reflect is now offering a free version of this great program with almost all of the features of the paid one. I bought this program about two months ago , now I wish I would have waited. IMHO it is the best backup/restore software out there. There is a chart in the link that will show you the all of the features compared to the paid for versions.
Check with Macrium. They may have a grace period during which, if you bought V5, they may give you the full version of V6.
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05 Jul 2015   #1428
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I'm still on the fence on whether to just stay with my Pro V5, upgrade to free V6, or upgrade to V6 Pro. Some of the features I still don't understand.

One is the lack of dynamic disk support in free V6. Exactly what is that? I don't believe I have any dynamic disks on my desktop (I don't really understand what dynamic is all about), especially the C: drive, which is the only one I image. I do occasionally clone my data drives (very occasionally). This is a shot of my disk management since someone is bound to ask for it:

Imaging with free Macrium-disk-management.2.jpg

SSD TRIM support is another one I don't get. What does TRIM have to do with Macrium Reflect (my C: drive is an SSD, btw)?

I'm also not sure what Backup File Management is. Is that what I am using now to have Macrium Reflect automatically delete images older than eight weeks?


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05 Jul 2015   #1429
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
One is the lack of dynamic disk support in free V6.
Most people avoid dynamic disks and make them accidentally. Then the job is to convert back to a basic disk.
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