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Old 05-10-17, 13:02
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Default Re: Creating Image Backups Using Macrium Reflect Free - October 2017

I you have several images from different machines, transferring the images to created folders relating to the machine ID they were taken from is advisable.
The actual images are easily identified without renaming them by looking at the date. The date is seen in the restore process so you can tell which is the newest and oldest.

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Old 05-10-17, 13:35
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The two links might be of interest to you:

Image Name

https://forum.macrium.com/Topic9364.aspx

Renaming Backups

https://forum.macrium.com/Topic10047.aspx
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Old 05-10-17, 15:14
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I've created a WPE disk on each of the two machines I'll be using Macrium on but looking at the Clone image, it seems to be short on what it has copied from C:

TmsMc.jpg

I don't now if you can read that but there is 54.75GB used in the HDD but only 51.98GB showing as copied.
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Old 05-10-17, 15:29
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Default Re: Creating Image Backups Using Macrium Reflect Free - October 2017

This link might be useful:

Cloned Disk is smaller in size

https://forum.macrium.com/Topic1350.aspx

From link above.
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If the cloned partition size is smaller then the target disk is smaller, if the used space is smaller then this is due to system restore points on the source disk. System restore points are not included in the snapshot and can take up to 10% of the partition capacity.
Your image isn't too good either - same as the one shown in the link above.
I can see the difference: 54.75GB --->>> 51.58GB.



Any reason why you are cloning instead of imaging?
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Old 05-10-17, 15:36
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I used the Snipping Tool as a PRTSC doesn't always come up as clear.

I have 2.27GB used in Restore Points and the difference in what has been copied is 2.77GB.

I suppose that's near enough.

I'm used to taking a full system image rather than backing up bits and pieces or have I misread that in what it backs up ?
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Old 05-10-17, 15:39
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Why clone instead of image?

Techie Tuesday: image or clone?

https://blog.macrium.com/techie-tuesday-image-or-clone-e6be74abb089

Backing up your entire drive: Cloning vs. imaging

https://www.pcworld.com/article/2029832/backing-up-your-entire-drive-cloning-vs-imaging.html

Disk Imaging vs Disk Cloning: Key Differences

https://www.storagecraft.com/blog/disk-imaging-vs-disk-cloning/

Hard drive imaging vs. cloning: What's the difference?

https://www.windowscentral.com/hard-drive-imaging-vs-cloning-whats-difference

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Old 05-10-17, 15:40
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Why clone instead of image?
I've edited my last post, but what is the difference ?
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Old 05-10-17, 16:53
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Tom ... I fail to understand why you're so fixated on Cloning.
You must be aware by now that this restricts your external drive to a single backup ... why would anyone want to do this?
Whereas creating an Image allows you store other images and other files/folders on the same external drive.

And if you sensibly alternate backups on two external drives, all you would have are two drives containing a single Clone backup ... again, why would anyone want to do this?
And when you create a new Clone backup, this will first delete your existing Clone backup ... again, why would anyone want to do this? If your second clone is corrupt, and your first clone has been deleted, you will have NO backups.

You're making a very simple procedure complicated. Why ???

https://www.storagecraft.com/blog/di...-disk-cloning/

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Disk Imaging:*
Imaging create a large compressed file of your drive. You can then restore this file to bring your drive back to life. Because the image file itself is large, people often save them to external drives or file shares.

Disk Cloning:*
Cloning creates an exact, uncompressed replica of your drive. If your hard drive fails, you could remove it and replace it with the cloned drive. And that brings me back to the above example. Cloning can get you up and running quickly, but it doesn’t offer as much flexibility as imaging.
In the above example, I’d recommend taking an image instead of cloning.


I also fail to understand why you're still soldiering on with both the ever-problematic IE11 and the inbuilt Windows Backup, especially since the latter will be binned in less than 2 weeks on W10.
I suggest that you forget about these Windows Image backups and create a Macrium Image backup pronto, and certainly just before the Fall update.

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Old 05-10-17, 21:39
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I noticed a volsnap error in Event Viewer where it said it had been aborted so booted up with the WPE but couldn't find the Clone to test it.

All I had in This PC for it was a Windows E: but no obvious way to select it in Macrium - not like when using Windows System Image.

I had named the Clones with the computer names but they were nowhere to be seen.

I've since cleaned and formatted that ext. HDD.

I use two ext. drives alternatively for my images.

It wasn't clear to me what the image backs up - I've always liked the system image because it was a complete package as that was what I was wanting to restore with.
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Old 05-10-17, 23:32
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There you go again Tom.

Still going on about clone backups.

Still going on about how much you like the Legacy Windows Backup even though its a dead man walking and in less than 2 weeks it will be dead.

Now it's the Event Viewer ... and your trying to find Windows Backup clones using presumably the Macrium Win PE boot disk ?????

I advised .....
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I also fail to understand why you're still soldiering on with both the ever-problematic IE11 and the inbuilt Windows Backup, especially since the latter will be binned in less than 2 weeks on W10.
I suggest that you forget about these Windows Image backups and create a Macrium Image backup pronto, and certainly just before the Fall update.
No offence intended - but I give up ... you are making a very, very, very simple backup procedure agonisingly complicated.
Maybe Lizzy will be more patient than I am. You have turned this thread into a painful discussion about your reluctance to shed a dying backup program.

Anyway, tomorrow the Spits are off for the weekend so l'll look in on Tuesday.

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