Backup and Restore with Macrium Reflect  


  1. mck
    Posts : 122
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       #1010

    ignatzatsonic said:
    Ordinary drag and drop?

    You may be past the point of no return, but you might have considered 2 new drives: an NVMe of maybe 500 gb for the OS and all apps and a SATA drive of 2 TB for data only. It's useful to separate the 2 by entire drives rather than just by partitions.
    Yes, that would be ideal. But as I previously mentioned, I initially intended to use the 2TB SSD to replace my 2TB HDD and I got the NVMe version cheaper than typical 2TB SATA SSDs. It was an after thought to put my OS on the NVMe SSD with a D partition.

    Will see how it works out. I think it will work out about the same as having 2 separate SSDs as far as backup and restores go. I plan to do detailed testing to verify that it will all work as expected.

    Thanks.
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  2. CountMike's Avatar
    Posts : 18,369
    W10+Developer Insider + Linux
       #1011

    Beside NVME SSD on the MB I have 4 (semi)permanent disks, 1x SSD 120GB (For windows insider), 1x 240GB SSD for games, 1x1TB HDD and a 2TB HDD which are all in removable trays with BIOS set to live removal. There's an usually empty tray for 3.5" disks to insert HDDs for backup without having to turn system off.
    From those disks NVME (with normal windows) and Game SSD I use MR to backup together. Any data worth backing up (maybe about 1/3 of all files on HDDs) are in own, easily recognizable folders which I periodically just copy to folders with same name on backup HDDs. Also periodically when warranted I copy last .MRIMG to own HDD. Most important personal files are backed up to another HDD just in case.
    Thanks to half decent PC MR backup or manual backup doesn't interfere with work so it can be done any time.
    I think I covered most eventualities like that although I'm still toying with idea of making a file server for backups.
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  3. phrab's Avatar
    Posts : 634
    windows 10 professional 64-bit, 1204
       #1012

    Lost everything on external drive


    Not sure where to post this. Yesterday, I made a full backup using Acronis True Image & then a full restore. I have Reflect set to do a full backup, followed by 7 incrementals on an external drive (D). Then I do the same for drive E & switch every week

    This morning, I got this message: Backup and Restore with Macrium Reflect-image.png

    So I wanted to create a new backup job, just like I had. I plugged in both external drives. My second external drive was always named Passport2 (E). However, when I plugged it in, it said Local disk & I don't recall whether it was drive E or F. I changed the name to Passport2 (E).

    However, when I go to disk management, it lists it as Drive F & won't give me the option to make it Drive E, even after rebooting, even though the name is Passport2 (E).

    If I right click on the drive in File Explorer & choose Properties, it shows this: Backup and Restore with Macrium Reflect-image.png, some 500MB used & 891MB free. However, if I open the drive, it says 891MB free, but shows almost none of the contents:
    Backup and Restore with Macrium Reflect-image.png

    I'm not sure how, but I really screwed things up. I want to create a new backup set on Reflect, but first want to change the drive letter & fix this problem. How can I do this?

    Added: I forgot to add. When I went to disk management & tried to change the drive letter & it wouldn't let me, I clicked on remove drive.

    Since I do have a Reflect incremental from yesterday morning, can I use it to do a complete restore & get everything back the way it was (& only lose a day's work)?

    P.S. When I click on the Ten Forums link for my content, this post doesn't show up.
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  4. Caledon Ken's Avatar
    Posts : 24,242
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 2004
       #1013

    Your contents (which must be a lot of data) is a sub folder to the System Volume Information Folder in your screen shot.


    I would not be adding the drive letter to the drive label which I think you want as Passport 2.

    In your screen shot it is drive letter E:

    Backup and Restore with Macrium Reflect-image.png


    How comfortable are you with diskpart?
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  5. Caledon Ken's Avatar
    Posts : 24,242
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 2004
       #1014

    I guess I also should have asked, is this passport drive only used for Macrium or are you storing other data on drive.
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  6. phrab's Avatar
    Posts : 634
    windows 10 professional 64-bit, 1204
       #1015

    Caledon Ken said:
    Your contents (which must be a lot of data) is a sub folder to the System Volume Information Folder in your screen shot.


    I would not be adding the drive letter to the drive label which I think you want as Passport 2.

    In your screen shot it is drive letter E:

    Backup and Restore with Macrium Reflect-image.png


    How comfortable are you with diskpart?
    Thank you for your quick reply. I've always added the letter to the name, so that I can see it when I reboot to a Reflect CD.

    Not very familiar with diskpart. I've never done it & don't know what it does.

    And although it says (E), it's because I named it that. But under Disk Management, it says F...and won't let me assign E.

    Caledon Ken said:
    I guess I also should have asked, is this passport drive only used for Macrium or are you storing other data on drive.
    It's mainly backups, but also has some other files (but even they are mostly backups).

    If I try to use Reflect to restore from January 25 (done at 3:00AM), would that fix everything I've broken.
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  7. Caledon Ken's Avatar
    Posts : 24,242
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 2004
       #1016

    I can't say if that would fix it and Macrium won't alter E:


    In my opinion the drive itself does not look right. That is the data, if it is data, think it is just meta data, is under the folder System Volume Information.

    Maybe use Treesize to look at that disk. Will show where / what data is on disk.


    Could you post a screen shot with drive connected please.


    Diskpart is a very powerful command line tool to manage disks. You can wipe, format, assigned, delete/create partitions etc
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  8. Caledon Ken's Avatar
    Posts : 24,242
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 2004
       #1017
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  9. phrab's Avatar
    Posts : 634
    windows 10 professional 64-bit, 1204
       #1018

    Caledon Ken said:
    I can't say if that would fix it and Macrium won't alter E:


    In my opinion the drive itself does not look right. That is the data, if it is data, think it is just meta data, is under the folder System Volume Information.

    Maybe use Treesize to look at that disk. Will show where / what data is on disk.


    Could you post a screen shot with drive connected please.


    Diskpart is a very powerful command line tool to manage disks. You can wipe, format, assigned, delete/create partitions etc
    Here are the screenshots:
    Backup and Restore with Macrium Reflect-image.png
    I went through all the folders on System Volume Information, but they show no data:
    Backup and Restore with Macrium Reflect-image.png
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  10. Caledon Ken's Avatar
    Posts : 24,242
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 2004
       #1019

    Could you add disk management screen shot please. Showing the F:

    In this shot it is (E:), other PP is D: and Windows is C:


    Yes SVI is just meta data.


    It is like the data is hidden or deleted. You must have show hidden files turned on as you can see recycle bin and SVI
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