Attempt to create a system image fails

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  1.    #21

    Bree said: View Post
    There's a scroll bar on the right of your 'Select Device'. If you scroll up you should find Windows Boot Menu at the top.
    Thanks. I'll re-make the rescue drive.
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  2. SIW2's Avatar
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       #22

    No need to use powershell. Use wbadmin commands for cmd prompt.

    If you prefer to use use 3rd party imaging tool, there are many to choose from. They all do the same basic job, but have different interfaces and some have advanced features.

    If you want advanced features - O&O and one or two others provide such things as exclusions from images, restore without overwriting exist files, and plenty more.

    If you just want the basic job - Aomei is easiest - some like macrium - there are others, too.
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  3.    #23

    SIW2 said: View Post
    If you just want the basic job - Aomei is easiest - some like macrium - there are others, too.
    I have already installed Macrium and have begun using it. It seems simple enough.

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    Bree said: View Post
    So am I. Click on 'Other Tasks > Create Rescue Media...' to open the Rescue Media Builder.

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    Select 'Windows Boot Menu' in 'Select device', make sure 'Add boot menu...' is selected in 'Boot menu options' at the bottom, then click the Build button.
    I'm confused. In the Rescue Media Settings window, I'm being asked to select a device. Is "Windows Boot Menu" a device? Or is it a substitute for a device? In other words, if you select Boot Menu, then you don't need a physical device to rescue the system. That sounds iffy to me. What if my system drive fails? Wouldn't I be better off with a physical rescue device?
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    perkinw said: View Post
    I'm confused. In the Rescue Media Settings window, I'm being asked to select a device. Is "Windows Boot Menu" a device? Or is it a substitute for a device?

    Macrium are using the term 'device' in it's broadest possible sense here,creating an ISO file is also in the list of options, though that's hardly a 'device' either....

    In other words, if you select Boot Menu, then you don't need a physical device to rescue the system. That sounds iffy to me. What if my system drive fails? Wouldn't I be better off with a physical rescue device?
    You'd be best off with both - a bootable USB for if/when disaster strikes (eg. HDD dies) AND Macrium in the boot menu for convenient quick access (HDDs boot faster than USBs) for when the system is still functional but you want to restore an image (say, after making changes that didn't work as you intended, and that you can't undo easily).
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  5.    #25

    Bree said: View Post
    Macrium are using the term 'device' in it's broadest possible sense here,creating an ISO file is also in the list of options, though that's hardly a 'device' either....

    You'd be best off with both - a bootable USB for if/when disaster strikes (eg. HDD dies) AND Macrium in the boot menu for convenient quick access (HDDs boot faster than USBs) for when the system is still functional but you want to restore an image (say, after making changes that didn't work as you intended, and that you can't undo easily).
    So then I should make two rescue media: (1) Boot Menu (for convenience) and (2) flash drive (for when disaster strikes). I have already made (2).

    Thanks for the clarification!
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  6. Kari's Avatar
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       #26

    bro67 said: View Post
    The link I posted works fast and can make the image on a network share, USB drive or second internal drive for backups.
    The link you posted takes to post which gives a bad example of tech articles and posts. The command example given contains such a number of syntax errors it is incredible! Post is clearly written by someone who has heard or read about wbadmin command, but actually never used it by him / herself.

    The command sample in that post:

    wbadmin start backup-backup target: E:-include: C:-quiet-allCritical

    That won't work, it's so full of syntax errors. It will only produce a note showing supported wbadmin command options.

    Compare it to correctly written one, using same options and switches:

    wbadmin start backup -backupTarget:E: -include:C: -quiet -allCritical

    Notice the difference? A hyphen indicates a switch, before it must always come a space. It's not "backup target", it's "backuptarget", one word. There's no space between -Backuptarget: or -Include: and following drive letters.

    The last part of the command sample is the worst! Included drive C: and two independent switches written all together.

    Bad, very bad post that one your link takes to.

    WBADMIN documentation: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/pre...42083(v=ws.10)

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