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  1.    06 Jul 2016 #181
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    Quote Originally Posted by fdegrove View Post
    Hi,

    Do you rename the backups afterwards?

    Macrium allows you to add terse comments to your backup so it makes it easier to remember what was actually backed up etc. circumventing the need to rename the actual backup volumes.

    Note: I have not tried this out yet.

    Cheers,
    I tend to gather a few different builds and OSes, and like to have identifying info right in the filename. It's not that hard to do, and I can see at a glance right in the file manager what's what. I may try the Macrium feature you mention, just to see how it works...
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  2.    06 Jul 2016 #182
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    Quote Originally Posted by sgage View Post
    Except that I rename my backups, and that confuses it. :-)
    Really!! Darn.... Does it not use the file date, then?

    I don't rename mine as I just use folder names to tell me what the backup was for/of.
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  3.    06 Jul 2016 #183
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    Quote Originally Posted by linw View Post
    Really!! Darn.... Does it not use the file date, then?

    I don't rename mine as I just use folder names to tell me what the backup was for/of.
    I believe it uses the special filenames it cooks up so that it can keep track of how many backups of a given spec - it's not so much by age that it determines when to get rid of a backup. I'm always changing my layout and my installations and whatnot, and it's just easier for me to do it hands-on.
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  4.    06 Jul 2016 #184
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    Ah, thanks for the explanation. Will keep my names unchanged, then!!
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  5.    06 Jul 2016 #185
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    Quote Originally Posted by linw View Post
    Ah, thanks for the explanation. Will keep my names unchanged, then!!
    You can send them to different folders when you specify the backup, and keep track that way as someone mentioned above. In the next screen after you specify the location for the backup, you specify how many backups of a given series to retain (not how long to retain them). You can also set a disk-space criterion so that when you run low on space, it will start chucking out the oldest. Again, I like to decide which ones to keep and which to chuck - it's not always FIFO...

    Macrium Reflect really is quite a nice package. You can mount backup images and browse them as if they were disk drives. You can image Linux installations. All in a free program - remarkable, really.
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  6.    06 Jul 2016 #186
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    It sure is amazing value! I've used it for many years, now. I paid for V5 to get disk management and now we get management AND differentials for free.
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  7.    06 Jul 2016 #187
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    If you don't already have it, not a bad idea to grab the full Macrium V6 User Manual. http://updates.macrium.com/reflect/v...df?src=sidebar

    Also, verify your backups. Nothing worse than needing to restore and find out you have a borked backup!

    The Verify option is, I believe, off by default. Set it to verify immediately after imaging. Yes, it will add some time, but it's worth it.
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  8.    06 Jul 2016 #188
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    Quote Originally Posted by sgage View Post
    Except that I rename my backups, and that confuses it. :-)
    I do the same here with Acronis as far as seeing multiple images on some occasions only however. The built in backup option in Windows however will have to overwrite any previous backup since you would otherwise need to move one backup into a new folder in order to see the next created.

    One thing Acronis seems to have in favor besides being reliable is compression. The new image made from a 7 drive prior to the upgrade to 10 on one system was found at only 23gb in size. Unfortunately the older Asus board's form of onboard Lan is RJ-33 DSL type not the RJ-45 Cat4-6 standard for ethernet in order to get the upgrade activated as well as all other updates. Originally set up for dial-up Netzero years back. Will be trying an ethernet to usb type adapter to see if it will connect online then.
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  9.    06 Jul 2016 #189
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    Hi,

    The Verify option is, I believe, off by default. Set it to verify immediately after imaging. Yes, it will add some time, but it's worth it.
    True. I have it checked to verify the image and it yet has to find a faulty backup set yet.
    I absolutely agree with sgage and all other fans, it's a truly remarkable piece of software which reminds in some ways of the days I was using Veritas Backup which was more server oriented but then that was my field many years ago.

    Either way, great job Macrium.

    Cheers,
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  10.    06 Jul 2016 #190
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    Quote Originally Posted by f14tomcat View Post
    If you don't already have it, not a bad idea to grab the full Macrium V6 User Manual. http://updates.macrium.com/reflect/v...df?src=sidebar

    Also, verify your backups. Nothing worse than needing to restore and find out you have a borked backup!

    The Verify option is, I believe, off by default. Set it to verify immediately after imaging. Yes, it will add some time, but it's worth it.
    All I get is a blank black page when I click on the link, TC. Am I not holding my mouth right?
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