Macrium Reflect (stuck and confused)


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    Macrium Reflect (stuck and confused)


    I have been away from computers for some time and i thought i had worked out creating an image ready to restore if needed. When creating an image i was selecting 'C' and the hidden small boot partition for the one image assuming this was what i needed if i had to restore the image.
    I then was doing some google and this person was saying you had to back them up independently and to do a restore you had to first restore the small hidden partition the go back and then restore the 'C' image afterwards.

    If someone could clarify which is correct i would be very appreciative (please keep it simple)

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    If you click on the little Windows flag at upper left (the one that also reads "Create an image of the partition(s) required to backup and restore Windows" everything will turn out great. My good buddy Kari has put together a terrific TenForums tutorial on working with Macrium: Backup and Restore with Macrium Reflect. You can use it to work through all the typical usage scenarios.
    HTH,
    --Ed--
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    djmitch said:
    I have been away from computers for some time and i thought i had worked out creating an image ready to restore if needed. When creating an image i was selecting 'C' and the hidden small boot partition for the one image assuming this was what i needed if i had to restore the image.
    I then was doing some google and this person was saying you had to back them up independently and to do a restore you had to first restore the small hidden partition the go back and then restore the 'C' image afterwards.

    If someone could clarify which is correct i would be very appreciative (please keep it simple)

    Macrium Reflect (stuck and confused)-macrium.png
    That source was talking absolute rubbish. You just backup all partitions to a single image file. You can even backup separate drive to one image file but I prefer to back them up separately as it is less confusing.
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    I backup, via MR7 and Image for Windows, all partitions separately -- purely a personal choice :)
    The idea of one image of all the partitions is a very good idea also, many do that.
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    Thank you all for your help, i can now get on with things knowing if i screw something up i can safely recover
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    RolandJS said:
    I backup, via MR7 and Image for Windows, all partitions separately -- purely a personal choice :)
    The idea of one image of all the partitions is a very good idea also, many do that.
    Why on earth would you backup partitions separately? It is easy to restore a single partition, and keeping them in one image means you are less likely to lose track of which partitions came from where.
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    cereberus said:
    Why on earth would you backup partitions separately? It is easy to restore a single partition, and keeping them in one image means you are less likely to lose track of which partitions came from where.
    One example, let's say one has the Data partition backup separate from the OS partition backup. for 1-2+ weeks (1-2 weeks post the backups -- lots of data files have been updated, numerous download EXEs and ZIPs have been added to the stockpile, and so on, onto the Data partition. Suddenly, the OS implodes or explodes, pretty much no more OS. Without touching the Data partition, without touching the Data partition's backup, one simply restores the OS partition and keep right on truckin'. Regarding keeping track of backup image origins, I name each backup image: YYYYMMDD_[drive letter]_S0[1 or 2 or 3 - depending upon which computer was being backed up]. By drive letter, I mean the normal drive letter assigned by Windows 7 during its normal operations, or, earlier by Windows 7 disk management -- because my OS and Data partitions are backed up separately, not rolled up into one image.
    Personal experience: I have had to restore OS partitions many times over the years due to various reasons. I have only had to restore two Data partitions since 2003 using Norton Ghost; Acronis True Image; Macrium Reflect & Image for Windows consecutively.
    **I am not against making one full image of a hard-drive from beginning to end, all the partitions. That way has pluses. I simply, long ago, chose to make full images of the partitions - one partition, one image. Easier for me, less loss for me, during restore times.
    Last edited by RolandJS; 26 Jan 2018 at 20:44.
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