New Macrium Reflect Updates [2]

  1. larc919's Avatar
    Posts : 3,267
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #841

    Caledon Ken said:
    I verify all my backups.

    Most run automatically so if they take a little longer I really don't care.

    I've always felt there is no point in having a back up unless I know it is sound. Even when I do straight copies to disks I open two or three files as a sampling.
    Have you ever found a bad one? I haven't, but keep doing it just in case.
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  2. kado897's Avatar
    Posts : 43,652
    Windows 10 Home 64bit 21H1 and insider builds
       #842

    larc919 said:
    Have you ever found a bad one? I haven't, but keep doing it just in case.
    I have, twice. Both on Win 7. The first when I had a backup drive die, the second when VSS got messed up.
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  3. ddelo's Avatar
    Posts : 2,379
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #843

    larc919 said:
    Have you ever found a bad one? I haven't, but keep doing it just in case.
    Although I have never found a bad image, i have set the default verify to on and I always verify every image upon creation.

    I have also created a second backup definition file without the auto verification, which I run only for quick incrementals, as replacement of Windows Restore point and for which I don't really care if they go bad. Nothing really important to lose, as I can always restore the corresponding full or differential image. Even in that case, I have never encountered a bad image.
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  4. Wynona's Avatar
    Posts : 28,798
    Windows 10 21H1 Build 19043.1023
       #844

    Caledon Ken said:
    I verify all my backups.

    Most run automatically so if they take a little longer I really don't care.

    I've always felt there is no point in having a back up unless I know it is sound. Even when I do straight copies to disks I open two or three files as a sampling.
    Yeah, so do I, but when I was preparing the lesson for my students, I forgot the verify part. It had been awhile since I'd started a brand new backup. Now I have it verifying, and when we get back to Macrium, I can show 'em how to fix my mistake!
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  5. cereberus's Avatar
    Posts : 12,618
    Windows10
       #845

    Caledon Ken said:
    I verify all my backups.

    Most run automatically so if they take a little longer I really don't care.

    I've always felt there is no point in having a back up unless I know it is sound. Even when I do straight copies to disks I open two or three files as a sampling.
    I have neverhad a backup fail due to verification for many years. That was needed in the days of writing to dvds as backup medium but modern hard drives just do not cause it. I have turned verification off.


    Sure. I am taking a teensy weeny risk but that is my choice.

    So question guys and gals, have any of you ever had a verification failure in a long time?
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  6. CountMike's Avatar
    Posts : 19,103
    W11+W11 Developer Insider + Linux
       #846

    Happened to me couple of times. backup would finish but would not pass verification. Once it was due to not 100% good backup disk and once because of overclocked RAM. Since then I set auto verification. Only 100% good and verified backup is real backup.
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  7. SoFine409's Avatar
    Posts : 1,435
    Win10 Pro
       #847

    Had one fail a month ago. Re-verified and it passed. Being suspicious, I ran another backup and verification was fine. The destination drive was a USB 3 enclosure newly formatted as RAID 0 with windows storage spaces so I deleted it and set it up again. Since then no verification fails. The data isn’t super important so I’m not too concerned.
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  8. Caledon Ken's Avatar
    Posts : 26,115
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 21H1
       #848

    For me verifying backups is like wearing a seat belt. I haven't been in car accident where I need it but I still wear it.

    I just don't know when I'll need it.
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  9. kado897's Avatar
    Posts : 43,652
    Windows 10 Home 64bit 21H1 and insider builds
       #849

    Caledon Ken said:
    For me verifying backups is like wearing a seat belt. I haven't been in car accident where I need it but I still wear it.

    I just don't know when I'll need it.
    That's a good analogy. I would feel undressed without a seat belt.
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  10. Slippery's Avatar
    Posts : 272
    Win 10 pro 64 bit Vs. 20H2 Build 19042.630
       #850

    New Macrium Reflect Updates


    New updates v7.2.4884
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