How can I tell easily if Macrium Reflect is currently running a backup


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    How can I tell easily if Macrium Reflect is currently running a backup


    I have Macrium Reflect set up to run backups on a daily schedule. When a backup starts, Macrium pops up a small window that gives me 30 seconds to cancel. Then the popup disappears and the backup runs. Now the only way I have to know if Macrium is running is by checking Task Manager. Monthly full backups take many hours, and I don't want to accidentally shut down the PC in the middle of a backup (I shut down when I'm done for the day). Is there an easy way to tell whether Macrium is running a backup? Maybe an icon in the system tray?

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    perkinw said:
    I have Macrium Reflect set up to run backups on a daily schedule. When a backup starts, Macrium pops up a small window that gives me 30 seconds to cancel. Then the popup disappears and the backup runs. Now the only way I have to know if Macrium is running is by checking Task Manager. Monthly full backups take many hours, and I don't want to accidentally shut down the PC in the middle of a backup (I shut down when I'm done for the day). Is there an easy way to tell whether Macrium is running a backup? Maybe an icon in the system tray?

    Windows 10.0.19042


    I always see an icon on the taskbar. It even has a progress bar on the icon.
    But I always run my backups manually.
    Further to the left, I also have a Macrium Reflect icon ON the taskbar.



    How can I tell easily if Macrium Reflect is currently running a backup-image1.png




    Maybe if you have a Macrium Reflect icon on the taskbar, you'll get the one with the progress bar, when MR is running.
    Last edited by Ghot; 08 Mar 2021 at 23:33.
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  3. Posts : 129
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    Ghot said:
    Maybe if you have a Macrium Reflect icon on the taskbar, you'll get the one with the progress bar, when MR is running.
    Excellent suggestion!

    EDIT: I added the icon to the taskbar, but when the scheduled backup runs, it runs in the background so the taskbar icon does not show progress.
    Last edited by perkinw; 09 Mar 2021 at 11:39.
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  4. Posts : 4,594
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    Yes, always do your images manually.

    If nothing has changed on your PC other than a windows update or 2, I see no point in making a new image.

    I make them before any significant changes will be made, and I make sure windows is perfect maintenance wise, before I create a new image.

    Everyone has their own strategy.
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  5. Posts : 129
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    AddRAM said:
    always do your images manually.
    I use the predefined schedule grandparent, parent, child. It runs every day. That way, I don't forget.
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  6. Posts : 7,965
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    AddRAM said:
    Yes, always do your images manually.

    If nothing has changed on your PC other than a windows update or 2, I see no point in making a new image.

    I make them before any significant changes will be made, and I make sure windows is perfect maintenance wise, before I create a new image.

    Everyone has their own strategy.
    I use Reflect to backup my user files too so there are changes every day. I use a schedule but do check that backups have been made.
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    11, 10, 8.1 and 7 all Professional versions, and Linux Mint
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    It should be on the Macrium icon - not on the taskbar itself but in the notifications area - when it is running
    Please see screenshot

    Ctrl Alt & M will when backup is running automatically show the progress window
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    Macboatmaster said:
    It should be on the Macrium icon - not on the taskbar itself but in the notifications area - when it is running
    Please see screenshot

    Ctrl Alt & M will when backup is running automatically show the progress window
    That's it! It's one of several Macrium icons. I had tried others, but this one appears while the backup is running and disappears when the backup completes. Thanks!

    How can I tell easily if Macrium Reflect is currently running a backup-macrium-running-icon.jpg
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  9. Posts : 1,617
    11, 10, 8.1 and 7 all Professional versions, and Linux Mint
       #9

    Cheers
    If you have reflect 7 series
    Ctrl Alt and M will open the GUI and show you the progress
    Thanks for the appreciation.
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