Backup and Restore with Macrium Reflect  

  1. CountMike's Avatar
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       #990

    mck said:
    Thanks folks for your responses.

    Has anyone with a drive (SSD or HDD) that has C: and D: partitions on it, actually imaged ALL of the partitions (except the D: partition) and later restored the image to the drive without affecting the D: partition and then verified that the drive is bootable into Win10?
    I don't think so, when you restore an image it wipes out target disk first. Only thing you can do is to image and restore all partitions except D: and than copy contents of D: to space left over. What would be a reason not to include D: partition in first place ?
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  2. kado897's Avatar
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       #991

    CountMike said:
    I don't think so, when you restore an image it wipes out target disk first. Only thing you can do is to image and restore all partitions except D: and than copy contents of D: to space left over. What would be a reason not to include D: partition in first place ?
    I don't think so Mike. I think it just overwrites the restored partitions in place and leaves any others alone. Unfortunately I don't have a system I can try it on.
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  3. Posts : 2,764
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       #992

    Hi,

    It won't wipe out the entire disk. It will just tell you that the selected partitions will be overwritten.
    Anything on partition D: won't be touched unless you messed with partition sizes.

    Cheers,
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  4. f14tomcat's Avatar
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    Multi-boot Windows 10 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
       #993

    Even more than just a "D:" partition. I have multiple partitions on my boot disk. Insider and RTM and RP, etc. I can easily backup just my RTM win 10 ( in box) and restore without affecting anything else.

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  5. kado897's Avatar
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       #994

    f14tomcat said:
    Even more than just a "D:" partition. I have multiple partitions on my boot disk. Insider and RTM and RP, etc. I can easily backup just my RTM win 10 ( in box) and restore with affecting anything else.

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    Yep, that's what I thought.
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  6. Posts : 2,764
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       #995

    Hi,

    You mean "without" affecting anything else, right ?

    What would be a reason not to include D: partition in first place ?
    Because it only contains data not pertinent to the OS ?

    Cheers,
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  7. f14tomcat's Avatar
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       #996

    fdegrove said:
    Hi,

    You mean "without" affecting anything else, right ?



    Because it only contains data not pertinent to the OS ?

    Cheers,
    I have no idea what you mean......
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  8. CountMike's Avatar
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       #997

    fdegrove said:
    Hi,

    You mean "without" affecting anything else, right ?



    Because it only contains data not pertinent to the OS ?

    Cheers,
    I don't know about you but my data is more important than OS. Windows and programs I can replace but not my data. I backup my data more often and in more places than windows.
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  9. Bree's Avatar
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    10 Home x64 (20H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #998

    mck said:
    Has anyone with a drive (SSD or HDD) that has C: and D: partitions on it, actually imaged ALL of the partitions (except the D: partition) and later restored the image to the drive without affecting the D: partition and then verified that the drive is bootable into Win10?
    Yes, that is exactly what I do for my machines. Image all the partitions except the Data partition to an image on the Data partition. I have on occasion restored the image from the Data partition too. I have set up a 'Local Backup.xml' definition file for that. It's very convenient or a quick restore.

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    My test machine, System Two in my specs below, take that to the extreme. It has images of every version of W10 from 1507 up to 20H2 plus Windows 7 on its Data partition, which I can restore whenever I need to.

    Mind you, that means that a drive failure would mean the loss of the image too, so I then image all partitions including the Data partition to an external drive with an 'External Backup.xml' definition file.
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  10. Posts : 2,764
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       #999

    Hi,
    @CountMike
    Sure but that doesn't mean you have to include your data in a OS backup. I don't anyway but we all have our habits, don't we ?

    Cheers and best wishes to all,
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