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  1. ICIT2LOL's Avatar
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    Doing a backup


    I am trying to backup my system using Macrium Reflect to an external drive that I have done a backup on before but am getting an error message when doing it telling me that the target drive could not be imaged to and to check some log files??

    Any help appreciated as I want to do an image that is up to date.
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  2. steve108's Avatar
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    Did you try checking the log file? Does the destination drive have space for another image file?
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  3. ICIT2LOL's Avatar
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    Hiyya Steve mate I don't know where to find the log files as it doesn't specify what drive to check on and yes there is a ton of space on the external drive.
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  4. steve108's Avatar
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    Confluence Mobile - Macrium Reflect Knowledgebase I'm not at my PC now, so check out this link
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  5. ICIT2LOL's Avatar
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    Ok mate I will do. - cheers!
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  6. ICIT2LOL's Avatar
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    Hmm have done that and I cannot make head nor tail of it see pic
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  7. steve108's Avatar
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    Try making a manual backup - follow Backup and Restore with Macrium Reflect
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  8. ICIT2LOL's Avatar
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    Ok mate I will try again tomorrow in the meantime I have tried the AOMEI backup software and it seems to be working just fine. Actually it was easier to use than Macrium so I will see what it turns out like
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  9. Bastet's Avatar
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    Check to see if the drive you’re backing up to still has the same drive letter as the backup.xml file/backup schedule. Checking your screenshot the error states none of the specified backup locations could be written to.
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  10. ICIT2LOL's Avatar
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    Yes Bastet mate I have found Macrium to do this in the past and frankly it is very finicky piece of software as the AOMEI did the backup with no problems. Why Macrium is telling me that the available drives cannot be written to is beyond any reason I find because both had plenty of space (1TB drives used only for backups). The AOMEI offers restore as an option so it will do me for what it is worth. The only thing is that I have yet to find a way of opening the AOMEI backup to see what is on it but like I said at least it did it eh?
    The drives are named as in D: and F: the D: being the internal drive and F: the external where I prefer to keep it to be honest.
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