Windows 10: Macrium reflect - running a backup/image question


  1. Posts : 481
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
       03 Aug 2016 #1

    Macrium reflect - running a backup/image question


    I run Macrium reflect free & create an image every week but have always assumed it created a new image (due to my choosing full backup every time) but had used a small 1TB HD for backup so didn't notice anything amiss. Recently I began using a 4TB HD & therefore thought it would now begin to show each image separately, but I checked after running it this week & noticed the image had the same date as previous backup. I thought I would ask here for advice on what I should be seeing with the backup.
    I'm choosing to backup via the .xml file - right clicking & choose full backup/image.
    Should running full backup every time create separate images or just go over the original image?
    If go over the original/first image, will it retain the original date & time or update it to show the new image date/time?

    Tia,
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  2. Posts : 164
    Pro x64 Desktop v1607 14393.51, Home x64 Laptop v1607 14393.51
       03 Aug 2016 #2

    It should create a new image every time unless you are running short of hard drive space and have the option checked to purge and/or keep only 1 backup:

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    I always uncheck the backup via xml file so I can't say for sure what that will do.
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  3. Posts : 481
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
    Thread Starter
       05 Aug 2016 #3

    Thanks @aardvark it seems the backup drive was playing up, I used diskpart to clean it, initialised it & now all appears fine. Am trying running the second image as I type & its created another file.
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