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  1.    06 Feb 2016 #21
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 2,014
    Windows 7

    Quote Originally Posted by COMPUTIAC View Post
    Hmm, I thought it was not safe to have your back up drive connected all the time, so nothing
    could attack it.
    That is correct. I disconnect my backup drives when they are not in use.

    Getting an external drive attacked by malware is a long shot. But you never know. It is better to be prudent.
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  2.    07 Feb 2016 #22
    Join Date : Dec 2015
    Posts : 2,154

    Quote Originally Posted by f14tomcat View Post
    I'll see Mike's 3 dittos, and raise him 3 more.. .

    PLUS, in addition to rescue DVD/USB Thumb, you can have it as a boot menu option. Easy to set up. Macrium Reflect Free
    . Download the user guide, it is quite useful...
    Don't forget, although the boot option is very useful, you still need aa boot drive in case hard drive fails or OS gets badly corrupted.

    Also, if you ever rebuild the boot sectors, you usually have to reinstate the menu option.

    Ironically, the Macrium 'fix windows boot problems' does not recognise its own boot option and wipes it - LOL!
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  3.    07 Feb 2016 #23
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 5,912
    Windows 10 Pro

    Macrium Reflect Free also allows saving and restoring images to/from Network Attached Storage. That's where my main backups are. But it is limited to wired ethernet connection.
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