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  1. Posts : 101
    Windows 10 Home 64bit Version 1809
       #390

    CountMike said:
    In MR, you can set number of backups and oldest one will be deleted.
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    Aha! I see, missed that bit. Thanks
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  2. Posts : 101
    Windows 10 Home 64bit Version 1809
       #391

    What is the best way to start over with Macrium Reflect Free version?
    I thought I had it set up correctly and it performed a full image on the first day, the next day it did a differential but now today it's doing another full. Since it's estimating to take 9+ hours I'd really rather abort it all, set it up again and restart since I've seemingly done something wrong. Unfortunately there seems to be no forum for the free edition.
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    W10+Developer Insider + Linux
       #392

    FrankS said:
    What is the best way to start over with Macrium Reflect Free version?
    I thought I had it set up correctly and it performed a full image on the first day, the next day it did a differential but now today it's doing another full. Since it's estimating to take 9+ hours I'd really rather abort it all, set it up again and restart since I've seemingly done something wrong. Unfortunately there seems to be no forum for the free edition.
    I started (and finished) with just making new backup and deleting earlier one, it's "fire and forget" system.
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  4. Posts : 9
    Windows 10 Pro & Home
       #393

    Templates & Scheduling Tutorial


    Being as I am quite new to Tenforums and MR in particular, I may have missed it but in the Backup And Restore With Macrium Reflect tutorial, Section 3.6 it says that a tutorial on scheduling and templates would be created "in near future".

    If it exists, could someone point me to it? In any case, here's what I tried. Corrections and comments would be extremely helpful since this was all pretty much a guess.

    I managed to get through Macrium scheduling backup sets based on what I have done in the past with other software - Grandfather, Father, Son using Diff only since I'm using the free version. I scheduled a new full backup which I understand creates a new backup set Monthly on the 1st Monday at 08:00, keeping 3 sets. Then I scheduled Diff backups Weekly on Wednesday & Saturday, also at 08:00, keeping them 93 days. Purge is after the new create. This is really overkill for my personal computer but I thought what the heck, go for it.

    Then I went to Microsoft's Task Scheduler. I created two tasks. The first one is Monthly on the 1st Monday at 08:00 and runs the XML file from Macrium. The second task runs Weekly on Wednesday & Saturday at 08:00 and executes the same Macrium XML file.

    Is any of this right?
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  5. cereberus's Avatar
    Posts : 12,014
    Windows10
       #394

    Kari said:
    A recommendation to those of you who use a paid version of Macrium Reflect (Home or Workstation editions): Download and install Macrium Site Manager at Macrium Software | Your Image is Everything

    I've been using its intuitive browser user interface now for some time, managing backups on two laptops and a tablet from it. No need to schedule backups on each device separately.

    Just set up your definitions and schedules, use a network share as image repository and let Site Manager take care of everything. Site Manager is free for those using a paid version of Macrium. You can install it also on a PC with no version of Macrium installed, or one using a free version, but this PC can then only be used to manage Macrium on those computers with a paid for version.

    Anyway, as soon as I started to use it, I have not even launched Reflect once.

    I wholeheartedly recommend! In screenshot Site Manager showing my backup schedule for June 2018:

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    Kari
    Is there any real advantage of this if only one PC with MR Home?
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  6. kado897's Avatar
    Posts : 39,496
    Windows 10 Home 64bit v20H2 and insider builds
       #395

    You say it is estimating 9+ hours. How much data is it backing up?
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  7. Posts : 101
    Windows 10 Home 64bit Version 1809
       #396

    kado897 said:
    You say it is estimating 9+ hours. How much data is it backing up?
    About 900Gb = Win10 + Programs + Data. I expected the 1st full backup to take ages (which it did) followed by daily differentials but now it's doing another full backup!
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    Windows 10 Home 64bit v20H2 and insider builds
       #397

    FrankS said:
    About 900Gb = Win10 + Programs + Data. I expected the 1st full backup to take ages (which it did) followed by daily differentials but now it's doing another full backup!
    Yes that would take a long time so you don't want to do that more often then you have to. One thing that can cause a new full image to be made is a change in the definition. Could you post a clip of the schedule page of the configuration so that we can see what you have set up. This is mine as an example.

    Backup and Restore with Macrium Reflect-image-001.png

    It would be best to move as much of your data onto a separate partition if you can. That would cut the time for a full image to manageable levels.
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  9. Kari's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #398

    cereberus said:
    Is there any real advantage of this if only one PC with MR Home?
    User interface is much clearer and intuitive. Creating schedules definitions and editing them easy, fast and logical. You lose nothing if you just download it and test by your self :)
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  10. cereberus's Avatar
    Posts : 12,014
    Windows10
       #399

    Kari said:
    User interface is much clearer and intuitive. Creating schedules definitions and editing them easy, fast and logical. You lose nothing if you just download it and test by your self :)
    I will give it a go. It was a bit unclear on site about the download i.e. you could use it on an existing licence.
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