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  1. Posts : 306
    Windows 10
       #1

    Macrium Reflect...


    Hi all,

    Having just upgraded to the latest Window 10 CU I am now looking for so good back up software...

    For a number of years I have been using Memeo instant back up, and the version I have now it old so an update is required even though it still does it's job.....

    I have read on here that the Macrium Reflect software gets great reviews so I think that will b the way to go... but I have a question...

    I know I can create a complete disc image and rescue disc which is a good thing and a thing I have never don BUT I really should... With Memeo it keeps a watch on any changed or new files/folders and backs them up everytime I connect my external drive, will Macrium Reflect do the same?

    Stuart
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  2. Posts : 36,382
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #2

    Hi, Windows File History certainly does this:
    keeps a watch on any changed or new files/folders and backs them up every time I connect my external drive
    File and Folder backups are not supported in the free version of MR.
    I don't believe MR provides that sort of support- but I've not used the commercial Home version.
    Backing up files and folders - KnowledgeBase - Macrium Reflect Knowledgebase
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  3. Posts : 13,798
    Windows10
       #3

    If you keep OS and programs on C drive and data on D drive, you can use Macrium Reflect to back up OS and Windows File History Backup to back up files.

    With Macrium Reflect Free. you can do differential backups which only backup the changes to a drive since the last full image. You can schedule these daily. It will not be automatic on plugging in usb drive though.
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  4. Posts : 306
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Thanks for the replies... I would go for the paid version if I did change, I paid for Memeo so that is not an issue...

    So am I correct in saying that the "paid version" would allow me to keep a constant backup of any changed or added files/folders? I did email Macrium on Friday to ask them :)
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  5. Posts : 36,382
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #5

    stuarttunstall said:
    So am I correct in saying that the "paid version" would allow me to keep a constant backup of any changed or added files/folders? I did email Macrium on Friday to ask them :)
    No.. Macrium doesn't actively monitor changes. File History in Windows can do that.
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  6. Posts : 13,798
    Windows10
       #6

    dalchina said:
    No.. Macrium doesn't actively monitor changes. File History in Windows can do that.
    But you can schedule automatic backups - say daily. For most people that is perfectly adequate/ Even FHB defaults to daily iirc. Do it more than that and you may experience some performance hit on older, slower device/drives.
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  7. Posts : 306
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #7

    Thank for all the replies.... I would need to manually do this, which I don't suppose is a major issue :)
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  8. Posts : 13,798
    Windows10
       #8

    stuarttunstall said:
    Thank for all the replies.... I would need to manually do this, which I don't suppose is a major issue :)
    Only manual to the extent you need to ensure your external drive is plugged in when Macrium Reflect does its scheduled backups.
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  9. Posts : 36,382
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #9

    Now there's a market opportunity- a PC controlled robotic arm which can select a flash drive from a small rack.... ensuring your backup drive is offline except when needed...
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  10. Posts : 13,798
    Windows10
       #10

    dalchina said:
    Now there's a market opportunity- a PC controlled robotic arm which can select a flash drive from a small rack.... ensuring your backup drive is offline except when needed...
    That is called a wife.

    Actually, some years ago when server storage was much lower than now, I worked for a company that use tape archiving, and they had a robot that did exactly what youvsuggested i.e. pulled in a tape on demand.
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