What is the risk of updating Macrium & it fail to restore prev image?

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  1. Posts : 5
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    What is the risk of updating Macrium & it fail to restore prev image?


    Running: Windows 10 Pro - Version 2004

    Hi Everyone! I want to update my registered Macrium Reflect every time it tells me it's available, but I get nervous that it will fail to work with my previously created Macrium Reflect image (of an 8TB drive that I have imaged, a couple versions ago) - has this happened in the past with Macrium Reflect updates? Am I being worried unnecessarily? What is the real chance of this happening?
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  2. Posts : 2,487
    Windows 10 Home, 64-bit
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    I can't recall hearing that a new version would fail to restore an image made with a previous version.

    Is there an over-riding reason you want to update to EVERY new version?

    I think the recovery media needs to be re-done periodically (flash drive or DVD). You might get a hint on when that is required by following the build notes at the Macrium site. But they don't have to be re-done with every new version.
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       #3

    ignatzatsonic said:
    I can't recall hearing that a new version would fail to restore an image made with a previous version.

    Is there an over-riding reason you want to update to EVERY new version?

    I think the recovery media needs to be re-done periodically (flash drive or DVD). You might get a hint on when that is required by following the build notes at the Macrium site. But they don't have to be re-done with every new version.
    "Is there an over-riding reason you want to update to EVERY new version?" - fair enough...I guess I just am conscious of security and bug fixes that are potentially released that I may miss out on, and need one day, but since my previous image works, I guess that's a non-issue mostly...
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    cleverest said:
    ...I get nervous that it will fail to work with my previously created Macrium Reflect image (of an 8TB drive that I have imaged, a couple versions ago) - has this happened in the past with Macrium Reflect updates? Am I being worried unnecessarily? What is the real chance of this happening?

    Welcome to Ten Forums,

    Almost negligable in my experience. The image format remains the same with these updates. In fact two years ago when 7.2 came out to replace 7.1 I said...
    Actually, just to see if it was possible (or would brick the PC) I made an image with 64-bit UEFI Macrium 7.2 then restored it by booting from a legacy 32-bit Macrium 7.1 usb.

    Disappointingly, it worked perfectly
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  5. Posts : 2,487
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    cleverest said:
    I guess I just am conscious of security and bug fixes that are potentially released that I may miss out on, and need one day
    Offhand.............I'd guess there is just as good a chance that the new version will introduce bugs not found in the old one. From the frying pan to the fire.

    But Macrium has an excellent record of keeping that to a minimum.
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       #6

    ...and a record of fixing it within 24 hours on the rare occasions there is a bug.
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    cleverest said:
    Running: Windows 10 Pro - Version 2004

    Hi Everyone! I want to update my registered Macrium Reflect every time it tells me it's available, but I get nervous that it will fail to work with my previously created Macrium Reflect image (of an 8TB drive that I have imaged, a couple versions ago) - has this happened in the past with Macrium Reflect updates? Am I being worried unnecessarily? What is the real chance of this happening?
    Macrium is one of the most stable backup/restore systems there is. Personally, I have never had it fail to restore, using current release and an image made from it, or restoring an image from several releases prior.

    One thing I have heard users may do is keep a separate Rescue Thumb Drive from previous release or 2 back for use if the current new release should fail. Never heard they actually had to use it, just kept it. The System Image to be restored and an older previous Rescue would be completely independent of any current new release.
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  8. Posts : 5
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    Thread Starter
       #8

    Thank you for the reassurance everyone!
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  9. Posts : 56,846
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       #9

    cleverest said:
    Thank you for the reassurance everyone!
    You're welcome.
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  10. Posts : 31,861
    10 Home x64 (22H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #10

    cleverest said:
    Thank you for the reassurance everyone!
    And thank you for having the foresight to make system image backups.
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