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  1. Posts : 2,764
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       #900

    Hi,

    Now I selected Rescue Media Builder and chose Removable USB flash drive. Then clicked on advanced, Rescue Media Volume and it only shows C drive.
    If you don't click on "advanced" does it then see your USB drive ?

    Cheers,
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  2. Bree's Avatar
    Posts : 18,733
    10 Home x64 (20H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #901

    AbbyHyde said:
    Now I selected Rescue Media Builder and chose Removable USB flash drive. Then clicked on advanced, Rescue Media Volume and it only shows C drive....

    That advanced option is for selecting where Macrium keeps the source files it uses to build the rescue media, it is not for selecting the destination for the media once it has been built.

    Macrium said:
    Macrium Reflect Rescue Media files can be stored on a different volume, this tab allows for selection of the preferred volume. Select a volume by clicking the check box and then Click OK. Rescue media files will now be stored on that volume, any existing Macrium Reflect rescue media files from previous builds will be moved to a newly selected volume.
    Creating rescue media - KnowledgeBase v7.2 - Macrium Reflect Knowledgebase
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  3. blueskyler's Avatar
    Posts : 118
    windows 10
       #902

    Clone or restore image to a new Nvme


    hi

    i planning to upgrade my pc desktop with an M.2 Nvme.

    I have the OS + programs on the 2.5'' SSD, so i would put everiyhing on the fast Nvme and leave the ssd for storage+other.

    The best procedure is clone the ssd to Nvme or create an image of the ssd and restore it to Nvme?

    thanks :)
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  4. ThrashZone's Avatar
    Posts : 7,108
    3-Win-7Prox64 2-Win10Prox64
       #903

    Hi,
    I'd just restore a system image.
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  5. blueskyler's Avatar
    Posts : 118
    windows 10
       #904

    @ThrashZone

    everything works fine ? because restore an image from ssd->nvme would be much faster
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  6. Ztruker's Avatar
    Posts : 13,512
    Windows 10 Pro X64 20H4 19042.746
       #905

    Because it seems to work better. Cloning seems to have problems with M.2 drives some times where as restoring an image seems to work almost every time.
    An additional bonus is you have a backup in case something goes haywire.
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  7. f14tomcat's Avatar
    Posts : 53,175
    Multi-boot Windows 10 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
       #906

    Definitely the restore Image. Has worked every time for me, and cloning can be problematic. And like Rich said, you already have your baseline backup. Another point on having the Image....... after some time has passed and you may need or want something that has been overwritten or deleted, simply Mount the Image file and cherry pick what you need to copy or just look at.
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  8. Ztruker's Avatar
    Posts : 13,512
    Windows 10 Pro X64 20H4 19042.746
       #907

    after some time has passed and you may need or want something that has been overwritten or deleted, simply Mount the Image file and cherry pick what you need to copy or just look at.
    Forgot about that TC, excellent point though.
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  9. Posts : 9
    Windows 10 Pro & Home
       #908

    Macrium backup to compressed drive


    This may be answered somewhere but I have been unsuccessful in finding it. Direction to the posted answer would be appreciated. But in case no one has asked this question about Macrium Reflect Free before, here goes.

    My home computer has three physical hard drives with multiple partitions - 3TB, 2 TB & 2 TB. One 2 TB drive contains two partitions of 1.4 TB (used for Macrium backups) and 401 GB used by Norton.

    I have a Norton Suite of disk protection software that runs a backup frequently in the background. I have scheduled Macrium Differential backups for the partitions on the other two drives.

    When defining the partition for the Macrium backup I specified it was not compressed. Because there is so much data on the two drives I am backing up, I sometimes run out of space, even though the backup specifies it should delete old backup sets if there is less than 200 GB free.

    So my question is: Can I specify that the drive on which the backup sets are stored be compressed?

    Thanks for your help.
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  10. f14tomcat's Avatar
    Posts : 53,175
    Multi-boot Windows 10 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
       #909

    @Dino Rider

    In your case, you can achieve compression in 2 different ways.

    1) By specifying a folder on that drive to contain the backup sets, and setting it and all sub-folders/files to compressed. As new files (backup sets in this case) are written to the folder on the drive, they will be automatically compressed.

    2) by using the "compression " mode of Macrium in the definition settings. Right-click and edit the Backup Definition. At the bottom left of any of the screens you will see Advanced Options.

    Backup and Restore with Macrium Reflect-2020-10-06_15h43_06.png

    In the Advanced Options, choose the level of compression desired. None, Medium, or High. Medium will give approximately a 60% compression rate, I.E. 100GB will produce a 40GB Backup Image.

    Backup and Restore with Macrium Reflect-2020-10-06_15h44_10.png

    There is no real benefit to doing both, although you could. You would be telling Macrium to compress 60%, then Windows to try and compress again before writing. Very little space would be gained doing this and very likely cause high CPU usage and long backup times.
    Last edited by f14tomcat; 06 Oct 2020 at 16:10. Reason: fix spelling
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