Windows 10: Safe to rely entirely on Macrium to rescue the comp. from a crash?

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  1. Posts : 543
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       13 May 2017 #11

    It actually created 7 .mrimg files most of them 4gb in size each. Using medium compression it reduced 46.24 GB to 27 GB so it reduced it by about 60%. I put this and the rescue disk on the same 32GB flash drive.

    Looks like this:

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  2.    13 May 2017 #12

    Plenty of good free alternatives to MR eg

    Easeus Todo Backup

    Aomei Backupper

    Veeam

    Actually, I have found MR to be so reliable, I never bother even validating the MR backup just accepting the risk that I might end up rreinstalling stuff. I backup my data separately.
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    Windows 10 Home - Version 1803 - Build 17134.285
       13 May 2017 #13

    Quick question: I tested the rescue disk (easy way is to hit esc and then f9 when booting up on HP laptop to change boot order to USB) and it works fine... boots into windows PE 10. It asks for the image file to do an image restore so I guess what I would do is point it to the first mr file (ends in o - there are 7) on the USB drive and I guess it would then process all 7 files to complete the restore?
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  4.    13 May 2017 #14

    tomseys said: View Post
    Quick question: I tested the rescue disk (easy way is to hit esc and then f9 when booting up on HP laptop to change boot order to USB) and it works fine... boots into windows PE 10. It asks for the image file to do an image restore so I guess what I would do is point it to the first mr file (ends in o - there are 7) on the USB drive and I guess it would then process all 7 files to complete the restore?
    That I never tried, why did you make 7 ???
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    Windows 10 Home - Version 1803 - Build 17134.285
       13 May 2017 #15

    It just did it automatically. I think because my usb drive is set for fat 32 which I guess has 4gb limit. Maybe I will set to ntfs and redo it.
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  6.    13 May 2017 #16

    tomseys said: View Post
    It just did it automatically. I think because my usb drive is set for fat 32 which I guess has 4gb limit. Maybe I will set to ntfs and redo it.
    In that case it should also automatically put them together.
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    Windows 10 Home - Version 1803 - Build 17134.285
       13 May 2017 #17

    Okay it seems that I have to use fat32 with usb flash drive because my laptop boots in UEFI mode and it only works with fat32. So i have to have the 7 files because of 4gb limitation of fat32.
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  8.    13 May 2017 #18

    tomseys said: View Post
    Quick question: I tested the rescue disk (easy way is to hit esc and then f9 when booting up on HP laptop to change boot order to USB) and it works fine... boots into windows PE 10. It asks for the image file to do an image restore so I guess what I would do is point it to the first mr file (ends in o - there are 7) on the USB drive and I guess it would then process all 7 files to complete the restore?
    Yes that is correct.

    The reason for 7 files is the 4 GB file size limit on fat32.

    If you want just a single file, use NTFS or exFAT formatted drives.
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  9. Posts : 543
    Windows 10 Home - Version 1803 - Build 17134.285
       13 May 2017 #19

    Yeah Macrium won't allow it stating that there are more partitions on the usb than allowed (more than 1) when usb is formatted with NTSF and i've read that with ueti booting it must use fat32 unless I try and change stuff but i don't think I want to mess with that.

    I guess i could burn the rescue disk to cd/dvd and then put the single image file on a ntsf formatted usb flash drive.I could get a larger flash drive and store multiple images on it.
    Last edited by tomseys; 13 May 2017 at 12:39.
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       13 May 2017 #20

    cereberus said: View Post
    Plenty of good free alternatives to MR eg

    Easeus Todo Backup

    Aomei Backupper

    Veeam

    Actually, I have found MR to be so reliable, I never bother even validating the MR backup just accepting the risk that I might end up rreinstalling stuff. I backup my data separately.
    Thanks. I will pursue.
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