Windows 10: Backup and Restore with Macrium Reflect
Agreed you need both. Create the recovery disk/USB first. The boot menu option needs that to be created, it will use the same PE image you created earlier.
Cliff S said:
Excellent advice. Thanks.
I'm a cowardly wimp, so I actually have two HDDs to ensure that I have at least two copies of all my old files.
Cliff S said:
Thanks for all the help guys.
I can use an old laptop to test all these valuable suggestions.
First off big thanks to OP for this useful and detailed tuto.
Thanks to the tuto I successfully installed Macrium and done my first system backup shortly followed by a differential backup after I installed few softwares after my clean install.
Though I still have few wonders.
I backed up my system onto USB flash drive (D:\) then I copy/pasted my images on my C:\ SSD drive. Will I be able to restore my backup from my C:\ drive even though it was initially backed up on my USB flash drive ?
I'll have to boot my Macrium's rescue device, browse for my system image to restore and start the restoring process ? Will it work knowing the image will be on the disk that will be rewritten ?
Also can someone shed some lights on that xml files ? What it is exactly doing ?
And why Macrium saved it on my onedrive document folder and not on the same destination path as the backup image ?
Thanks in advance
Last edited by Arese; 06 Dec 2016 at 06:08.
You can not restore a drive (such as C) if the Macrium image is located there. You can restore the C 'drive' if the Macrium image is located on a separate partition on that single drive.
Not sure if that's what you meant
No idea on the XML file. It sounds like you have altered an option somewhere.
@Arese No you can't. When you do a restore,
your hard drive the C: partition will be wiped out and replaced with the image. You won't be able to initialize the restore process with the image on the same drive.
If you want, you can create a separate partition just for the image.
I usually just uncheck the xml option and never bother with it.
Last edited by badrobot; 06 Dec 2016 at 10:04.
Yes you can. I do it all the time. Only the partitions selected for a restore will be wiped.
I think confusion comes from the terms 'drive' and 'partitions'. A single HDD (such as in a laptop) once correctly partitioned is just fine for storing images of what will become the C partition.
Single partition with Windows installed would be a C drive in my terminology.
That drive partitioned into two (or more) would become C partition PLUS D and so on. Macrium images would be stored on the D partition.
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. !!!