Backup and Restore with Macrium Reflect  


  1. Posts : 15,507
    Windows10
       #1310

    Ghot said:
    Yeah, I was just guessing. I've always used the Windows 10 PE bootable rescue media.
    Maybe you guys should tell the person that asked the question... eh?
    Thread is so long, hard to keep track.

    Besides I just wanted to clarify to you for you benefit.

    I rather wish people would set up a new thread rather than asking a new question in existing thread as you often end up with intertwined threads and it is easy to lose track.
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  2. Posts : 4,840
    Windows 10 preview 64-bit Home
       #1311

    Ghot said:
    Yeah, I was just guessing. I've always used the Windows 10 PE bootable rescue media.
    Thanks and all that, but maybe you guys should tell the person that asked the question... eh?
    Will do in future.
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  3. Posts : 23,494
    Win 10 Home ♦♦♦19045.4412 (x64) [22H2]
       #1312

    cereberus said:
    Thread is so long, hard to keep track.

    Besides I just wanted to clarify to you for you benefit.

    I rather wish people would set up a new thread rather than asking a new question in existing thread as you often end up with intertwined threads and it is easy to lose track.
    Fabler2 said:
    Will do in future.


    Well I appreciate the info.
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  4. Posts : 121
    Windows 10 Pro
       #1313

    sten3 said:
    Last time I used Macrium Reflect was years ago on Win 7, so I'm a bit rusty. On a Windows 10 machine, I installed Reflect 8 Free and am trying to create Rescue Media on a USB. The Rescue Media Builder shows available devices, and next to the USB flash drive, it shows "Unsupported Disk" "GPT format is not supported", so it will not let me choose this as a destination. The flash drive is NTFS format.

    Edit: Even after formatting USB stick to exFAT, Macrium Rescue Media Builder still shows "Unsupported Disk" "GPT format is not supported".

    I was able to create a rescue ISO, but not sure how to make a bootable USB in the modern day of UEFI BIOS. Had no luck when using Rufus. The Rufus created USB with rescue iso isn't an available boot option when accessing boot options at startup on a different Windows 10 machine.
    I'm not sure how germane the following is, but on the off chance it provides some clarity...
    My USB rescue media is a 2 GB Fat32 MBR flash drive. In the screenshot below, only MBR disks are listed as candidates for RM. Maybe just go old school?
    Backup and Restore with Macrium Reflect-macrium-rescue-media-0.jpg
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  5. Posts : 2,832
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       #1314

    Hi,
    @sten3 What did you use to convert this flash to GPT in the first place ? And why ?

    Cheers,
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  6. Posts : 33
    Windows 10
       #1315

    fdegrove said:
    Hi,
    @sten3 What did you use to convert this flash to GPT in the first place ? And why ?

    Cheers,
    Rufus, I believe. But with @Ghot 's help, I was able to convert back to MBR (could have done with Rufus, but at that point I hadn't yet realized that was the problem), and it worked fine in Macrium. In the end, I used the ISO file created to disk in Macrium, and dropped that into a multiboot USB that way I can have various utilities, including Macrium, on one bootable USB flash drive.

    On a Macrium related note, in the past when I was using Reflect v5 to make cold images of the Windows OS, I was only imaging the OS partition because I had the disk partitioned between OS and data partitions. In this new machine, I have a disk dedicated to the OS. I guess it's ok, and perhaps preferable, to image the entire disk, which includes the various small partitions that Windows creates?
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  7. Posts : 50,055
    Windows 10 Home 64bit 21H1 and insider builds
       #1316

    sten3 said:
    Rufus, I believe. But with @Ghot 's help, I was able to convert back to MBR (could have done with Rufus, but at that point I hadn't yet realized that was the problem), and it worked fine in Macrium. In the end, I used the ISO file created to disk in Macrium, and dropped that into a multiboot USB that way I can have various utilities, including Macrium, on one bootable USB flash drive.

    On a Macrium related note, in the past when I was using Reflect v5 to make cold images of the Windows OS, I was only imaging the OS partition because I had the disk partitioned between OS and data partitions. In this new machine, I have a disk dedicated to the OS. I guess it's ok, and perhaps preferable, to image the entire disk, which includes the various small partitions that Windows creates?
    There is a button to select the partitions you need to restore Windows.
    Backup and Restore with Macrium Reflect-image-001.png
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  8. Posts : 33
    Windows 10
       #1317

    kado897 said:
    There is a button to select the partitions you need to restore Windows.
    Backup and Restore with Macrium Reflect-image-001.png
    Guess I overlooked that. I clicked the checkbox for the entire disk, since I have the disk dedicated to Windows OS.
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  9. Posts : 50,055
    Windows 10 Home 64bit 21H1 and insider builds
       #1318

    sten3 said:
    Guess I overlooked that. I clicked the checkbox for the entire disk, since I have the disk dedicated to Windows OS.
    In my case it's everything except the HP OEM recovery partition on the far right.
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  10. Posts : 2,832
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       #1319

    Hi,

    sten3 said:
    Rufus, I believe. But with @Ghot 's help, I was able to convert back to MBR (could have done with Rufus, but at that point I hadn't yet realized that was the problem), and it worked fine in Macrium. In the end, I used the ISO file created to disk in Macrium, and dropped that into a multiboot USB that way I can have various utilities, including Macrium, on one bootable USB flash drive.

    On a Macrium related note, in the past when I was using Reflect v5 to make cold images of the Windows OS, I was only imaging the OS partition because I had the disk partitioned between OS and data partitions. In this new machine, I have a disk dedicated to the OS. I guess it's ok, and perhaps preferable, to image the entire disk, which includes the various small partitions that Windows creates?
    When you're running a full UEFI system then all you need to do is let either MR write it's rescue disk to it or as I do let it create an ISO file, mount it and copy its contents to the flash drive.

    Cheers,
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