Updating a Macrium Reflect Clone

  1. Pacman23's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro v.20H2
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    Updating a Macrium Reflect Clone


    OK, after a couple of decades of using FSS Developments Casper to backup and restore my computers, I took the plunge and bought a single licence for Macrium Reflect Home v 7.3.5289 in the Halloween sale. I've unistalled Casper on my ThinkPad T450s with 1 TB SSD running W10 v.1909, installed MR, created and tested restore media on a USB key and carried out a couple of backups - a clone to a 1TB SSD in a USB enclosure and a System Image to 1 TB HDD in another USB enclosure. Both operations seemed to complete properly and much quicker than I had expected.

    But I'm a bit overwhelmed by the manuals and online guides, and haven't managed to find the answers to what I'm sure are pretty basic questions. So, firstly, it was very easy for me to update a disk clone with Casper, which would recognise a clone I'd previously created and update just changes since the last connection when I plugged it in but I can't see how to update my MR clone in a similar fashion. I'd be pleased if someone could help me understand how to do this - I presume it must be possible?

    Iain
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  2. ignatzatsonic's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home, 64-bit
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    I have a Macrium User Guide PDF file of over 500 pages.

    I just scanned through it and found no reference to updating a clone----as opposed to creating a new clone.

    I've never cloned as I find imaging does what I need to do.

    For all I know it is possible, but I don't see it in the User Guide.

    I'd guess you can get a quick answer at the Macrium forum....................or possibly here from someone else.
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  3. Pacman23's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro v.20H2
    Thread Starter
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    Thanks, I did the same - scanned the help file without success. I know there are so many MR users and fans on this forum, I thought I might get a quicker response here - but I've registered on the MR forum and I'll post later - thanks for your interest.

    Iain

    - - - Updated - - -

    Just to add that I raised the query in the Macrium forum and it turns out that it's an easy thing to do - MR recognises the drive and only updates the changes.
    Incremental cloning
    I tried it and it works.........

    Iain
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  4. SIW2's Avatar
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    Was there something wrong with Casper ?
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  5. Pacman23's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro v.20H2
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    Not really, but I'd been getting a number of niggling problems I couldn't resolve and backup operations were taking longer than necessaryThought it might be a Windows 10 issue, so tried MR. I found backup speeds far better and preferred the UI. Also, although I'd always found Casper Tech Service helpful, there was no forum and the profile of the product was low. MR is heavily recommended in this forum and there's a lot of knowledgable users here and elsewhere.
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