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  1. sbh7600's Avatar
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    Windows 10 - Ver: 20H2 - Build: 19042.804
       #550

    True, but a hdd is also limited in size, depends on your money in the pocket :-D i have a 32 GB flash drive laying arround
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  2. ignatzatsonic's Avatar
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       #551

    If your C drive has 50 gb occupied, a 32 gb stick might hold 1 image file. Maybe, maybe not. If C has 70 occupied, an image likely will not fit.
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  3. kado897's Avatar
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    Not a good idea. The rescue drive should be recreated with each new version released (Probably every two or three months if there are no issues found). Recreating the rescue drive will format it so you lose your image. So keep the image and the rescue drive separate. Another thing you can do for convenience is to add a boot menu entry. This will run off the C drive so no rescue flash drive needed. Best still to create one just in case though.
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  4. Bree's Avatar
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       #553

    kado897 said:
    Recreating the rescue drive will format it so you lose your image...

    Not necessarily. If the rescue drive is already in the correct format (as it would be if there was an older copy of the media on it) then the default is that the Rescue Media Builder just copies the new files to the existing partition. Formatting is its last resort.

    Macrium said:
    Rescue Media Builder will first attempt to non-destructively copy the PE/RE files to an existing partition, then non-destructively create a new partition if necessary. If this is not possible then you will be prompt to destructively format the drive.
    Creating rescue media - KnowledgeBase v7.2 - Macrium Reflect Knowledgebase
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  5. sbh7600's Avatar
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    Windows 10 - Ver: 20H2 - Build: 19042.804
       #554

    kado897 said:
    Not a good idea. The rescue drive should be recreated with each new version released (Probably every two or three months if there are no issues found). Recreating the rescue drive will format it so you lose your image. So keep the image and the rescue drive separate. Another thing you can do for convenience is to add a boot menu entry. This will run off the C drive so no rescue flash drive needed. Best still to create one just in case though.
    I have made a boot menu with Macrium

    Macrium said:
    Not necessarily. If the rescue drive is already in the correct format (as it would be if there was an older copy of the media on it) then the default is that the Rescue Media Builder just copies the new files to the existing partition. Formatting is its last resort.
    Creating rescue media - KnowledgeBase v7.2 - Macrium Reflect Knowledgebase
    Thanks for the link @Bree
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  6. f14tomcat's Avatar
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    Multi-boot Windows 10 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
       #555

    Not a good idea to make your images on the thumb, even if technically possible. For all the reasons stated. Flash drives, regardless of their quality, are inherently slow, have a higher MTBF with repetitive writing, and lower capacity per $$$. Your earlier pic showed at least 3 1TB external HDDs. The entire drive (HDD) does not have to be dedicated to backups. In fact, you could easily setup up a 3 definition rotation, backing up to a FOLDER on each one. Depending on space available on them, you would then have, for example, 3 image backups on each of 3 separate HDDs. Odds of all three externals failing at the same time is minuscule. Just consider it.
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  7. sbh7600's Avatar
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    Windows 10 - Ver: 20H2 - Build: 19042.804
       #556

    f14tomcat said:
    Not a good idea to make your images on the thumb, even if technically possible. For all the reasons stated. Flash drives, regardless of their quality, are inherently slow, have a higher MTBF with repetitive writing, and lower capacity per $$$. Your earlier pic showed at least 3 1TB external HDDs. The entire drive (HDD) does not have to be dedicated to backups. In fact, you could easily setup up a 3 definition rotation, backing up to a FOLDER on each one. Depending on space available on them, you would then have, for example, 3 image backups on each of 3 separate HDDs. Odds of all three externals failing at the same time is minuscule. Just consider it.
    I have though about it but i don't know how to set it up :-( the thing you are talking about
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       #557

    Bree said:
    Not necessarily. If the rescue drive is already in the correct format (as it would be if there was an older copy of the media on it) then the default is that the Rescue Media Builder just copies the new files to the existing partition. Formatting is its last resort.

    Creating rescue media - KnowledgeBase v7.2 - Macrium Reflect Knowledgebase
    Ah ok.
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  9. kado897's Avatar
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    sbh7600 said:
    I have though about it but i don't know how to set it up :-( the thing you are talking about
    It's in the Knowledgebase which is a good place to look for anything you don't understand.Adding a Boot Menu option for system Image recovery - KnowledgeBase v7.2 - Macrium Reflect Knowledgebase - KnowledgeBase v7.2 - Macrium Reflect Knowledgebase


    Edit: I was answering the wrong question. This is of course how to add a boot menu item.
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  10. f14tomcat's Avatar
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    sbh7600 said:
    I have though about it but i don't know how to set it up :-( the thing you are talking about
    Short version. You set up one definition to backup to a FOLDER you create on one of the HDDs. Test it, make sure it works. Then copy the definition 2 times. Rename the copies so they make sense to you. Edit the copies to change the destination folder to the other HDDs. Now you have 3 definitions, all 3 backing up the same data source, but to 3 different external HDDs. All you physically have to do is plug the right one in, or it will yell at you.
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