Backup and Restore with Macrium Reflect  


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    Windows 10 Home 64bit 21H1 and insider builds
       #1200

    Hemimax said:
    Thanks Keith, as for the ones I have already created do you know how to figure out which is which or are they basically the same?
    Sorry for the delay in replying. Lunch time. If you try mounting them you will be able to see what partitions are in the image.
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    10 Home x64 (22H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #1201

    Hemimax said:
    Is there any adverse effects in renaming mrimg files within the same folder? Just want to know which are windows backups and which are disk images.

    Macrium has no issues in restoring an image that has been renamed, and I have done so myself occasionally. It may have issues if it's a backup set with a Full and Differential or Incrementals (I've not needed to try that) if so, then renaming them all (preserving the '00-01' numbering) should be sufficient.

    However, It would be better practice to give the image file a meaningful name at the time you make the image. You don't have to use just the {IMAGEID} as the file name, you can add your own text, or new in v8 add more tags such as the PC name, the Windows version and time and date of the backup. With half a dozen machines, all imaged to the one external drive, that has been my practice since I first used Macrium. Typically all my images have names like: Dell-E7440-W10_PRO_19043-1110_2021-07-13-00-00.mrimg.
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    Win 10 Home ♦♦♦19045.4123 (x64) [22H2]
       #1202

    Hemimax said:
    Thanks Keith, as for the ones I have already created do you know how to figure out which is which or are they basically the same?


    There's a check box under Advanced Options > Backupset file name prefix ...where you can UNcheck the box that says...
    Prefix file name with the backup set Image ID.


    Then you won't get that long disk image ID. Like Bree, I name mine like... AUG 15-1165-FF91 ...or similar.
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  4. Posts : 50,055
    Windows 10 Home 64bit 21H1 and insider builds
       #1203

    Ghot said:
    There's a check box under Advanced Options > Backupset file name prefix ...where you can UNcheck the box that says...
    Prefix file name with the backup set Image ID.


    Then you won't get that long disk image ID. Like Bree, I name mine like... AUG 15-1165-FF91 ...or similar.
    Yeah, there are lots of different ways. I've always used separate folders for different backup sets. Just seems easier to me.
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  5. Posts : 22,744
    Win 10 Home ♦♦♦19045.4123 (x64) [22H2]
       #1204

    kado897 said:
    Yeah, there are lots of different ways. I've always used separate folders for different backup sets. Just seems easier to me.


    I only make full backups. But the check box has the term backup sets in it.
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    Windows 11 Pro 22H3
       #1205

    Thank you all
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  7. Posts : 30,005
    Windows 11 Pro x64 Version 22H2
       #1206

    I'm with you Keith, each machine has a folder. Machines that have a lot of data are further broken down into data folders and system folders.
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    Windows 10 Home 64bit 21H1 and insider builds
       #1207

    Caledon Ken said:
    I'm with you Keith, each machine has a folder. Machines that have a lot of data are further broken down into data folders and system folders.
    I don't generally back up data using MR. I use FreeFileSync except I set up a couple of perpetual incrementals as a test which have been going for a year now so I guess I do use MR.
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  9. Posts : 30,005
    Windows 11 Pro x64 Version 22H2
       #1208

    I use many tools. MR fulls, differentials and incrementals for data out to a NAS, robocopy for a weekly and straight old copy for special files as needed.

    Use to data on Raid 1 on data but gave that up with the NAS. Know its not the same coverage but it will do.
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    Windows 10 Pro
       #1209

    Hemimax said:
    Thanks Keith, as for the ones I have already created do you know how to figure out which is which or are they basically the same?

    Maybe I'm misunderstanding the question, but... Macrium Reflect images have a specific extension: MRIMG (Macrium Reflect Image). And if you have MR's Image Guardian enabled, you might get errors trying to move or rename Macrium files on that drive.

    Here's one of my MR image file names: 3B58352249354A87-00-00.mrimg
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