Ah, thanks for the explanation. Will keep my names unchanged, then!!
backup, and keep track that way as someone mentioned above. In the next screen after you specify the location for the backup, you specify how many backups of a given series to retain (not how long to retain them). You can also set a disk-space criterion so that when you run low on space, it will start chucking out the oldest. Again, I like to decide which ones to keep and which to chuck - it's not always FIFO...
Macrium Reflect really is quite a nice package. You can mount backup images and browse them as if they were disk drives. You can image Linux installations. All in a free program - remarkable, really.
It sure is amazing value! I've used it for many years, now. I paid for V5 to get disk management and now we get management AND differentials for free.
If you don't already have it, not a bad idea to grab the full Macrium V6 User Manual. http://updates.macrium.com/reflect/v...df?src=sidebar
Also, verify your backups. Nothing worse than needing to restore and find out you have a borked backup!
The Verify option is, I believe, off by default. Set it to verify immediately after imaging. Yes, it will add some time, but it's worth it.
backup option in Windows however will have to overwrite any previous backup since you would otherwise need to move one backup into a new folder in order to see the next created.
One thing Acronis seems to have in favor besides being reliable is compression. The new image made from a 7 drive prior to the upgrade to 10 on one system was found at only 23gb in size. Unfortunately the older Asus board's form of onboard Lan is RJ-33 DSL type not the RJ-45 Cat4-6 standard for ethernet in order to get the upgrade activated as well as all other updates. Originally set up for dial-up Netzero years back. Will be trying an ethernet to usb type adapter to see if it will connect online then.
True. I have it checked to verify the image and it yet has to find a faulty backup set yet.The Verify option is, I believe, off by default. Set it to verify immediately after imaging. Yes, it will add some time, but it's worth it.
I absolutely agree with sgage and all other fans, it's a truly remarkable piece of software which reminds in some ways of the days I was using Veritas Backup which was more server oriented but then that was my field many years ago.
Either way, great job Macrium.