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  1.    02 Mar 2017 #11
    Join Date : Jan 2015
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    In all fairness, while I have had great success making backups, restoring the images, I have had problems from time to time with making MR boot usb sticks and DVDs. The error reported earlier was indeed very similar to the error I received. Later, I was able to finally make the MR boots. However, the error is probably more common than admitted to by some MR users.
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  2.    02 Mar 2017 #12

    Hi there

    I can understand people having problems with specific special software - with really customized mobos for example - but I've heard of almost NOBODY who ever has any problems with Macrium -- with one exception that really isn't Macrium's fault -- if you run it WITHIN Windows and you don't have enough spare HDD space (or SSD space) for VSS to lock and take a "pseudo" image of the OS partition then it (as will other backup programs) will fail.

    It will always work though in "Stand alone mode" --I.e create bootable USB / DVD media i.e boot that up and run the stand alone backup / recovery program and then the VSS problem won't exist.

    I don't believe anyway in backing up systems while they still have users logged on -- but of course YMMV.

    As far as basic Backup / Restore are concerned Macrium is IMO the most reliable around - especially for home users --again though if you are short of primary HDD space for your OS don't run it from the OS otherwise 100% certainty VSS will fail !!!.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  3.    03 Mar 2017 #13
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 920
    Windows 10 Pro

    Macrium does imaging as well as file backups.
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  4.    03 Mar 2017 #14
    Join Date : Sep 2015
    Staffordshire
    Posts : 360
    Windows 10 Pro

    Having seen all the good reports on Macrium Reflect, I've just tried it on two PC's. It's a heck of a lot quicker than paragon which is what I was using, Images all done and dusted in 20 minutes. Did a test restore swapping the boot drive for a spare disk, that seems to be OK as it booted into Win10. Got a thumbs up here

    Paragon, latest version IMO has adopted a not very intuitive interface, I was actually using the 2012 version in preference to the latest version as you can see what you are doing.
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  5.    03 Mar 2017 #15
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    Posts : 672

    clam, are you now using MR7, and if so, you are indicating that MR7 is a bit faster than MR6? I'm asking because I'm debating whether to update my pay-for 6 to 7, or, to not update my pay-for 6.
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  6.    03 Mar 2017 #16
    Join Date : Jul 2014
    San Jose, California
    Posts : 2,146
    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64

    Quote Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
    clam, are you now using MR7, and if so, you are indicating that MR7 is a bit faster than MR6? I'm asking because I'm debating whether to update my pay-for 6 to 7, or, to not update my pay-for 6.
    @RolandJS
    Version 7 introduces Macrium Reflect Changed Block Tracker (MRCBT) which makes differential & incremental backups a lot faster. However, I always create full backup since it only takes ~2:30 minutes and it takes the same amount of time to restore in version 6. In version 7, it reduces to 59 seconds to restore.
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  7.    03 Mar 2017 #17
    Join Date : Sep 2015
    Staffordshire
    Posts : 360
    Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
    clam, are you now using MR7, and if so, you are indicating that MR7 is a bit faster than MR6? I'm asking because I'm debating whether to update my pay-for 6 to 7, or, to not update my pay-for 6.
    No using 6, can't get 7 free version yet. I was indicating it's faster than Paragon.
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  8.    03 Mar 2017 #18
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 920
    Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
    Paragon Backup and Recovery is another option.
    This is the software that I have been using for a number of years. It's not free, but it's not very expensive either. I've been happy with my purchase.
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  9.    04 Mar 2017 #19
    Join Date : Dec 2015
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    Windows10

    Quote Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
    clam, are you now using MR7, and if so, you are indicating that MR7 is a bit faster than MR6? I'm asking because I'm debating whether to update my pay-for 6 to 7, or, to not update my pay-for 6.
    Upgrades are free to paid v7 if v6 bought recently since Nov 2016 and 50℅ before that.

    I would say upgrade to get besrt benefit.

    Keep v6 on usb to make backups and restores just in case.
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