Windows 10: Macrium 6 used 15 DVD+R's to Image 83.01 GB in WIN 10 Pro Solved

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       28 Aug 2015 #21

    Word Man said: View Post
    Macrium can back up just the system partition OR the entire disk, i.e., system partition, separate data partition and the hidden partitions. For me a full backup of the entire disk is the best alternative. I don't consider 83 GB too much to work with if you have a 1.5 TB external drive to store disk images on. Currently with the paid version, Macrium Reflect Home v6, I use the GFS scheduled backup template, modified to my own schedule and retention policy, to do full, differential, and incremental backups of my laptop's entire disk to a networked 2 TB Desktop External USB drive. I've also made a number of full disk images on a 1TB portable USB drive using the rescue CD WinPE environment all along the path through Win 8.1 to Win 10 upgrade to Win 10 clean install.
    I "Backed Up" (Image file) the ENTIRE COMPUTER 85GB today and it only took 11 minutes !!
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  2.    28 Aug 2015 #22

    ramram55 said: View Post
    Once you have Macrium throw everything else out of the window. It is that easy and good.
    Using Acronis boot cd takes me 7 mins for a complete backup of partition and Windows 10 to my 2nd hard drive on my computer. Restoring any backup I want takes about 6 mins. works for me.
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       28 Aug 2015 #23

    snoopy51 said: View Post

    15-18 DVDs are about right due to compression. You have to figure out why Macrium Reflect 6 Home does not write to external USB hard drive.

    Office Depot just have a sale for 128 GB USB Sandisk Ultra for $29! Consider buy one and no more insert 15 DVDs and they reusable!
    Thanks for tip on USB - good buy even tho shipping was $9.95.
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  4.    28 Aug 2015 #24

    OldMike65 said: View Post
    Using Acronis boot cd takes me 7 mins for a complete backup of partition and Windows 10 to my 2nd hard drive on my computer. Restoring any backup I want takes about 6 mins. works for me.
    I too use Acronis and i love it, i have been able to back my lappy every day, i did my last back about 15min ago on to a 64gb usb took about 7mins and once compressed it used about 32gb. and if i need to do a restore, it takes about 10mins tops to do...
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       28 Aug 2015 #25

    wen said: View Post
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  6.    28 Aug 2015 #26

    Folks ... you ALL need to understand that the time that is required for backups is different for everyone's PC. One person might complete it in 5 minutes; another might take 45 minutes. What is useful to the OP is to see a general range of times so that they understand that several HOURS is outside any typical timeframe.

    So, if mine takes only 5 minutes, and the OP's takes 15 minutes, that does not mean that there is anything wrong with HOW they are doing their backups. But there are sometime options that can be changed to speed up the backup process.

    MR (the tool I use) for example, allows for different compression rates. The greater the compression factor (what they call High), the longer it takes to do the backups -- but the less space the backup takes on the disk. So, if my backup was taking longer than I liked, I could reduce the compression level and it would take less time.
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