Windows 10: New Macrium Reflect Updates Solved

  1.    2 Weeks Ago #1081

    Clintlgm said: View Post
    I use incrementals for daily back ups, differentials weekly and full monthly. I also if planning anything big like changing hardware, upgrading windows will create a full C:\ SSD Image.

    All my backup are verified, I have the time for that.

    Forever incrementals just don't sound like a very good Idea to me, too many things can happen and they do to all of us.
    More or less what I was saying except with your approach you end up with 30 or so incrementals each month - with incrementals forever you would only get 7 but could not roll back say 10 days. Pluses and minuses I suppose.
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  2.    2 Weeks Ago #1082

    I do a full back up about every other day unless I have an install or update. It only takes about 4.5 minutes.
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       2 Weeks Ago #1083

    cereberus said: View Post
    In this respect, differentials have a higher integrity inasmuch as each is self contained i.e. they are not chained like incrementals. Of course differentials grow as time goes on.

    I guess the same is true with incrementals forever to an extent as the first "merged incremental" is effectively a differential file, and as time progresses it must grow but all subsequent incrementals in the "forever" chain will be lean and mean.

    As I said earlier it seems to me (for me) a good strategy is Full monthly with 7 daily "incrementals for ever" and a weekly differential as a secondary backup.

    Has anybody here ever actually used Synthetic Fulls. This seems to be more risky to me in terms of integrity?
    I have, as a trial, on a file and folder backup for a period of several months. For me it worked as advertised but I share your doubts as to it's use in the long term.
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  4.    2 Weeks Ago #1084

    Josey Wales said: View Post
    I do a full back up about every other day unless I have an install or update. It only takes about 4.5 minutes.
    Poweful CPU, SSD, lean and mean OS?

    I can do around 40GB in 10 minutes or so at best.

    Incrementals are so quick. As I have said before, and similar to another poster (@F14TomCat) I use them as restore points really. With Rapid Delta Restore, they blitz on conventional restore points!
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       2 Weeks Ago #1085

    reddice said: View Post
    Is incremental less reliable than a full backup? Incremental backups is the only thing I might use if upgrading to the pro version.
    You've gotten several replies from several members, all valid, all factual, and all worth trying. Bottom line....the important thing is to have a good backup plan, understand your backup process, feel comfortable with it, and use it...regularly. Alternating different external drives, if possible.
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  6.    1 Week Ago #1086

    Incremental backups are not worth it then. It only takes about 2 minutes to do a full backup and about 10 minutes to restore it. I also back my images up on a external 1GB drive manually every few days.
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       1 Week Ago #1087

    reddice said: View Post
    Incremental backups are not worth it then. It only takes about 2 minutes to do a full backup and about 10 minutes to restore it. I also back my images up on a external 1GB drive manually every few days.
    A 1GB external drive? You mean 1 TB by any chance?
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  8.    1 Week Ago #1088

    Wynona said: View Post
    A 1GB external drive? You mean 1 TB by any chance?
    Yes sorry 1TB.
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       1 Week Ago #1089

    reddice said: View Post
    Incremental backups are not worth it then. It only takes about 2 minutes to do a full backup and about 10 minutes to restore it. I also back my images up on a external 1GB drive manually every few days.
    Good. Looks like you're good to go.
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  10.    1 Week Ago #1090

    reddice said: View Post
    Incremental backups are not worth it then. It only takes about 2 minutes to do a full backup and about 10 minutes to restore it. I also back my images up on a external 1GB drive manually every few days.
    You must have a powerful pc and not much in OS drive to do full backup in 2 minutes.
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