frumper15 wrote:I too have been using Macrium after frustrations with Acronis and reading about it here. My only roadblock so far has been trying to image a 1TB WD green drive that HP in its wisdom saw fit to use as a boot drive over to a spare Samsung 750GB 7200 RPM drive. Even though only 100GB of the drive was used, it had a 100mb partition at the front of the drive, the main drive partition of 900GB or so and then, at the end of the drive, the HP restore partition. It was that whole end partition that made it an adventure - it just wouldn't do it. I'm not sure that Acronis would have either, but for the sum of free that I had spent on it I wasn't about to complain.
Damage wrote:Same issues with Acronis here. My lament:
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frumper15 wrote:I too have been using Macrium after frustrations with Acronis and reading about it here. My only roadblock so far has been trying to image a 1TB WD green drive that HP in its wisdom saw fit to use as a boot drive...
Dposcorp wrote:Still using a older version of Acronis now, via the boot CD, but may check out Macrium Reflect when Acronis becomes really bad; I have been lucky so far.
BIF wrote:If I may, a suggestion:
Don't wait until Acronis fails you. If you need to use Macrium's "Redeploy" feature, I believe you will have needed to build your recovery disk with the OS you might need to restore AND taken an image of it BEFORE you need to do your redeploy.
Making a green drive the boot drive is just plain EVIL. I feel your pain. Actually, no I don't, because I always roll my own. But I have friends who feel your pain, I'm sure!
Probably several things, but for me the most important thing is that I can specify the name and location of the backup and make multiple backups.
Also, you can create backup "jobs" with different settings
And, you can create scheduled backups that have much more scheduling options that what is offered by Windows 7 backup.
For Windows 8 users, it's even more important to get a 3rd party app due to the way that Windows 8 deals with disk images.
I'm sure there's more, but the first thing I mentioned was all it took for me.
BIF wrote:I am under the impression that built-in Windows backup won't support a complete recovery to bare metal system with an unlike motherboard, CPU, and hard drive. I could be wrong about that and if I am, I know somebody will jump in here.
Ryu Connor wrote:Only the business editions of Windows 7 Backup can backup over a network (Pro, Enterprise, Ultimate).
Ryu Connor wrote:You had R-drive aim toward a local removable media instead, which the 7 Backup could have also done.
You're free to do as you please (happy is better than perplexed), my only point is that some of the features people have specifically asked for do exist in the Windows 7 Backup.
just brew it! wrote:the problem was that it kept re-prompting for login credentials to access the network share and never let me finish setting things up.
Ryu Connor wrote:I'll try and setup a FRAPS video on YouTube of the process.
That sounds like what happened to me when I tried to save to the NAS a year ago.
Flip-Mode wrote:Not much, because Macrium Reflect Free remains a much better enthusiast solution (or really even a better solution for the novice, I think).
I still used Windows Backup to backup the files. But I use Macrium Reflect to do the disk image. However, the most important thing is having a backup to begin with. There's nothing wrong with using the built-in tool. As you said, different strokes.Ryu Connor wrote:Gotta disagree there. The personal data backups being in a .zip archive and the system images/disc repair images being in a .VHD container has immense worth. Different strokes.
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