Windows 10: test backup

  1.    27 Nov 2016 #1

    test backup


    Run Macrium Reflect free,
    Backup 10 into USB HDD,

    how do you test this backup really runs?
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    10 Home x64 (1607), Pro x86 (1511 & 1607)
       27 Nov 2016 #2

    A question recently asked here...
    https://www.tenforums.com/performance...um-backup.html
    ...and discussed in detail. To be really sure, put a blank drive in place of your current one. Boot from the Macrium boot media and do the restore for real. Apart from the reassurance, it's a good to practice in case you ever need to repair your system.
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  3.    27 Nov 2016 #3

    This article offers some suggestions on how to test backups.

    How Do I Test Backups? - Ask Leo!
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  4. Posts : 1,408
    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)
       28 Nov 2016 #4

    You can mount the Macrium backup image as a virtual drive and peruse the contents. This doesn't prove the backup is complete and bootable but it should give you some confidence that the folder structure is complete and the backup is readable.
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  5.    28 Nov 2016 #5

    To add to Steve C's excellent advice, once you are in that Macrium Reflect created virtual drive -- pick a folder or two, pick a few files, and copy them into your C:\temp or C:\Hold directories, test the files for reading and editing ability.
    Last edited by RolandJS; 28 Nov 2016 at 10:38.
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