Windows 10: External hard drive . I need advice Solved

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  1. Posts : 3,374
    3-Win-7Prox64 2-Win10Prox64
       08 Feb 2018 #11

    Hi,
    As far as macrium reflect all one needs is the recovery cd/ flash media or winpe recovery media to be able to create or restore a system image
    I've been using it primarily to create and recover system images for nearly a year
    Best to get familiar with the recovery process you will eventually have to use it
    Create Backup Image with Macrium Reflect by Britec - YouTube

    One quirk with creating a system image in the recovery environment is one needs to create a folder on the hdd you want the image to be on first.
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  2. Posts : 6
    windows 10 Version 1709
       22 Feb 2018 #12

    ThrashZone said: View Post
    Hi,
    As far as macrium reflect all one needs is the recovery cd/ flash media or winpe recovery media to be able to create or restore a system image
    I've been using it primarily to create and recover system images for nearly a year
    Best to get familiar with the recovery process you will eventually have to use it
    Create Backup Image with Macrium Reflect by Britec - YouTube

    One quirk with creating a system image in the recovery environment is one needs to create a folder on the hdd you want the image to be on first.
    I have been inspired by this forum to get serious about my backup and now have macrium backups on my internal hdd inside my computer. I had tried many times with paragon software which was just too confusing for me. It wasn't cheap software either!

    The macrium backup tutorial here made it a piece of cake.

    One query, if you utilize an external drive for extra backup purposes only, to store remote from primary location....

    Do you just copy and paste the image files to the usb3 external drive or should you use the macrium software to produce the images to the usb3 external drive every time?

    I guess there is no verification process with basic cut and paste...

    I would like to do macrium incrementals daily and about once a fortnight bring the external harddrive home, copy all the macrium images and then take back to store at work...
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  3. Posts : 711
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 1803 (OS Build 17134.167)
       22 Feb 2018 #13

    Along with a legitimate "backup" I also run a two-step Batch File with XCopy and the /v/s/m/y switches set to copy my data files that have the Archive bit set to my Ext HDD on the first step. The /m switch turns off the Archive bit for these files.

    Step two then copies those same files from the Ext HDD to a Flash/Stick using the same switches.

    Having "native" file copies allows me to take these files to any other machine without having to have backup software installed on that machine and needing to do a restore to access them. Admittedly this may sound like overkill, but I've learned by experience over the years that "things DO go bump in the night".

    Maybe I ought to have a tag line:

    I am NOT paranoid.
    Why are you people all against me?
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  4.    22 Feb 2018 #14

    juzzie said: View Post
    I have been inspired by this forum to get serious about my backup and now have macrium backups on my internal hdd inside my computer. I had tried many times with paragon software which was just too confusing for me. It wasn't cheap software either!

    The macrium backup tutorial here made it a piece of cake.

    One query, if you utilize an external drive for extra backup purposes only, to store remote from primary location....

    Do you just copy and paste the image files to the usb3 external drive or should you use the macrium software to produce the images to the usb3 external drive every time?

    I guess there is no verification process with basic cut and paste...

    I would like to do macrium incrementals daily and about once a fortnight bring the external harddrive home, copy all the macrium images and then take back to store at work...
    You can copy the Reflect image files where you want and navigate to restore them from within Reflect. However, Reflect will lose track of the backups if you do this and moving the image files is error prone if you forget to keep the original and differential backups together.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


 
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