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  1.    05 Feb 2017 #81
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    Quote Originally Posted by reelme View Post
    Well, since they are all checked, I assume operating system, programs, files, and everything will be imaged. I see below that I can select "image" but I also see on the far left of the screen that I can select "image selected disks" or "create an image of the partitions ...." Do I have to pick one of those or just select the "image this disk" in the main screen area?
    They're all checked. Just go with that. Click Image this disk. Have to ask....you do have the WD plugged into a USB 3.0 port, not USB 2.0?
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  2.    05 Feb 2017 #82
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    Yes, plugged into a USB3. Thanks for asking. Got all my ducks in a row now, will actually run it an a little while. Will let you know how it worked out.
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  3.    05 Feb 2017 #83
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    Quote Originally Posted by reelme View Post
    Yes, plugged into a USB3. Thanks for asking. Got all my ducks in a row now, will actually run it an a little while. Will let you know how it worked out.
    There are a few things to check first. You should create a separate folder on the WD to hold the backup images. Keeps it tidy. And it's important to use the verify option (bottom left, Advanced options). Please don't just accept all the defaults and run it. Take a moment and make sure the options, all of them, are set properly. I don't want you to waste your time.
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  4.    05 Feb 2017 #84
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    Okay, I now have time to do the imaging finally. Still wondering what all I'm imaging though since all the tutorials and videos I watched on this didn't show all the things that show on my computer. As in the screen shot I showed above, I have listed the following:

    1. System (NONE) FAT 32 (LBA) Primary
    2. None - Unformatted Primary
    3. Windows (C
    4. Win-RE_DRV (None) NTFS Primary
    5. Lenovo_Part (None) NTFS Primary
    6. LRS_ESP (None) FAT32 (LBA) Primary

    I plan to just image all of this mess, but what are all of these things?
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  5.    05 Feb 2017 #85
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    Quote Originally Posted by reelme View Post
    Okay, I now have time to do the imaging finally. Still wondering what all I'm imaging though since all the tutorials and videos I watched on this didn't show all the things that show on my computer. As in the screen shot I showed above, I have listed the following:

    1. System (NONE) FAT 32 (LBA) Primary
    2. None - Unformatted Primary
    3. Windows (C
    4. Win-RE_DRV (None) NTFS Primary
    5. Lenovo_Part (None) NTFS Primary
    6. LRS_ESP (None) FAT32 (LBA) Primary

    I plan to just image all of this mess, but what are all of these things?
    1, 2, 3, 4 are system partitions. Must have. 5 and 6 are from your vendor, Lenovo, should keep, at least for now. 3 "C", is you Windows operating system.

    Make a folder on your WD drive to hold the images. When you setup the definition for your backup, there's a place to browse for the destination for the backup. Browse and choose the folder you create on WD. You can call it anything, like Macrium Backups. Set the Advanced options to include verify, that's important. Just walk thru the steps. Accept the defaults for number of backups to save. Save your backup definition, call it what you want to. Uncheck Run backup now. When you've finished making the definition, it will appear under the tab at top Backup Definitions. Right click it and click Full. It will take off. Image is done first, then verify. You'll see a progress bar. The verify time is approx. same as image time.

    Questions?
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  6.    05 Feb 2017 #86
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    Thanks, I just made the folder on the drive and will do it now. Will post back when it's done.
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  7.    05 Feb 2017 #87
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    Quote Originally Posted by reelme View Post
    Thanks, I just made the folder on the drive and will do it now. Will post back when it's done.
    Good!

    Kick-off time in Superbowl is in 20 minutes or so. I'll check back when I can......
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  8.    05 Feb 2017 #88
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    I just made the image !!!! I went with the default all six items checked. Set auto verify. Copied to a folder I created on the external drive. Took 18 minutes including verification. Message said image successful. Checked contents of folder afterwards and it shows a single image file in the folder of about 47GB. I guess this is smaller than the anticipated 60GB due to compression. Went WAY quicker than I expected. On the external drive I will also store manual backups of my own files so if needed I won't have to get into the image even though that is possible. Feels good to know it's done and that I am confident it will work. Thanks again for the help - without it I would have probably muddled through but would always be wondering if I did it right.

    I did discover in "my document" that Macrium had inserted a wordpad text file called "my backup". What is that for? Can I delete it? Seems like it would do no good for my recovery goals since it's on the hard drive anyways.
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  9.    05 Feb 2017 #89
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    Quote Originally Posted by reelme View Post
    I just made the image !!!! I went with the default all six items checked. Set auto verify. Copied to a folder I created on the external drive. Took 18 minutes including verification. Message said image successful. Checked contents of folder afterwards and it shows a single image file in the folder of about 47GB. I guess this is smaller than the anticipated 60GB due to compression. Went WAY quicker than I expected. On the external drive I will also store manual backups of my own files so if needed I won't have to get into the image even though that is possible. Feels good to know it's done and that I am confident it will work. Thanks again for the help - without it I would have probably muddled through but would always be wondering if I did it right.

    I did discover in "my document" that Macrium had inserted a wordpad text file called "my backup". What is that for? Can I delete it? Seems like it would do no good for my recovery goals since it's on the hard drive anyways.
    That is super! Congratulations! And a job well done!

    That file in Documents>Reflect>my backup is the backup definition file you just created. DO NOT delete it! It's supposed to be there. Not bad....I guessed 15-20 minutes based on your size and specs. 18 minutes is a good timing! Glad you created that folder to tuck them in. Now your other file backups aren't co-mingled with your Macrium. Create folders for them, also. There easy to find.

    Again, good job! Anything else, just rattle our cage!

    TC

    Note: You already know, but a reminder. Don't just yank the WD drive out. Use the Eject function.
    Last edited by f14tomcat; 05 Feb 2017 at 20:08.
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  10.    05 Feb 2017 #90
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    Thank you VERY VERY much. Enjoy the rest of the slaughter, I mean game....
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