Windows 10: Backup and Restore with Macrium Reflect
this one? or that one?
I don't have an option to create image onto a disk yet..not until mid october
On your list it is just Reflect.
Run Reflect.exe and, with Disk Image selected (Disk Image/Restore/Log) select this:
As the text states, it will create an image of the partitions required to backup and restore windows. You will be asked some options on the way. Just go for what seems sensible. I have trialled this, up to the point of successfully booting on the image it produced. It certainly worked. I have Macrium set to make an image once a day.
In my case, only the OS is backed up (as the words state), because all Personal files (Documents, Pictures etc.) are on another disc which is backed up separately using FreeFileSync. If your C: drive also has Personal Files, I don't know whether they would also be backed up. Probably not. If you wanted that, you could select the option above the one in my attachment "Image selected disks on this computer" and add them.
An alternative is cloning but I have no experience of that.
If the C: drive has personal files the Macrium image will contain them also. It doesn't backup paging files and hiberfil.sys or any restore points.
well friends..i think I have done it without a hitch. and created bootable file saved within flash drive. now I cant find the file...so iam assuming the one zip folder called "protected file" is the WINPE rescue media?
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Excellent tutorial, thank you!
A peculiar observation I've noted with Macrium differential backups that I can not explain. If a differential backup always refers back to the base image as a reference, then we would expect each subsequent run of the program to give a backup file that is larger than the last. Mostly that seems to apply, however occasionally I get sequences that defy logic.
This shows my current differential sequence starting from a 21Gb base image and you can see there are some dramatically smaller than expected files amongst the sequence. An image is typically made each morning and evening.
A couple of days ago Macrium was working just fine but then when it started it's daily backup of my system drive (incremental) it failed pretty well straight away, with this message:
Starting Image - Friday, January 20, 2017...
I threw MACRIUM into the title because I knew it would get Caledon Ken's attention as he keeps recommending it.
My problem with any kind of backups is that when you do so, you are copying all existing errors, bugs and other problems that exist,...
I've configured Reflect to automatically run full and differential backups to two drives as shown in the enclosed Reflect status report.
The report says the last " full system backup to usb hdd" was run on 14/11/16 and was successful....
I noticed today that my daily Reflect backups had failed for the past three days, all with the same log file errors.
The Reflect help file has an entry for VSS Error: 0x8004231f - Failed to Create Volume Snapshot.
I started to research that,...
Trying to restore an image on to a RAID 0 SSD from stand alone version.
After loading the RAID driver Macrium SEES all the HDD's and can select images etc.
However when TARGET destination is chosen No HDD's are seen. !!!