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  1. zfactor

    zfactor Registered Member

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    with shadow protect i can do daily incrementals at every 30 or 60 minutes say. i may have simply overlooked this but with macrium i see only one incremental per day option? does this mean i would have to create x amount of jobs to do one say every hour? or make a custom plan for it to run? if so can someone help me out with this? i personally went ahead with macrium mainly due to price in our offices at me and the wife's business' no way i could have afforded to do sp on all those. although i use sp on my own personal 2 systems at home i wish i could afford it at my business' but i just cant swing that amount of $$ they want for a dozen or more systems. i mainly want to do a full every tues then the rest of tues through sat a incremental every 30-60 minutes till about 3:00pm..

    thanks

    edit looks like i forgot .. duh... macrium uses vbscript. i know i can use this to literally do anything i want but i dont know vbscript very much. anyone willing to help me with some commands??
     
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    posting to subscribe to thread.

    I'd be interested in this as well.

    Although SP is great, I actually took the trial off my PC to force me to use Macrium, and I love it. At the moment I have it set to do an incremental at 9:05PM each night, but I'd also like that quicker incremental feature you posted about.

    For the price of 1 SP license we can get 4 Macrium Reflect, which is a huge bargain imo and I am going to get it rather than SP
     
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    yes it can be done nick from macrium gave me some script to test ill post back with my results!!!
     
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    I was going to say that I am sure there is a way with the right VB script
     
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    Well, put my money where my mouth is, just bought the 4 pack home license for Macrium Reflect

    https://www.regnow.com/softsell/nph-softsell.cgi?item=17447-5

    If you follow that link, it in sterling at first, but when you click through you can change the currency. I paid in dollars from my dollars account in paypal.

    Great software.

    I posted the link as I couldnt find it on their web site, they sent me the link when I asked if they did something more than 1 but less than 10.

    Just a headsup for anyone interested, the 1/2 price sale is still on.

    Thanks for the help on the forum last few weeks. :cool:
     
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    nick sent me this and so far its working very well. this is for a full on tues at 7:30 and hourly incrementals starting at 8:00 every 60 min till 2:00

    Replace the following Line:
    ExitCode = Backup ("""<PATH>\reflect.exe"" -e -w ""<FULL PATH TO YOUR FULL XML>""")
    With:
    If Weekday(Date) = 3 Then
    ExitCode = Backup ("""<PATH>\reflect.exe"" -e -w ""<FULL PATH TO YOUR FULL XML>""")
    End If
    WScript.Sleep(1800 * 1000)
    do
    ExitCode = Backup ("""<PATH>\reflect.exe"" -e -w ""<FULL PATH TO YOUR INC XML>""")
    If Hour(Now()) > 14 Then
    wscript.quit(ExitCode)
    End If
    WScript.Sleep(3600 * 1000)
    Loop
    *Replace the <PATH...> text with th ecorrect paths.

    6. Schedule this VBScript to run on Tues - Sat at 7:30.

    You may also want to disable the 20 second 'Backup is starting' dialog as this might get a bit annoying. To do this, create the following registry entry:

    Key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Macrium\Reflect\Settings
    Name: BatchDelay
    Type: DWORD
    Value: 0
     
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    That is the main reason I use Macrium. There are a lot of possibilities when scheduling with VBscript. I rarely have to open the programs main interface.
     
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    dcrowe do you know where can i go to learn more about this? id love to know how to write this up myself. thanks for any info
     
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    http://www.webbasedprogramming.com/Teach-Yourself-VBScript-in-21-Days/
    http://www.intranetjournal.com/corner/aitken/vbs-1.shtml
    http://www.2000trainers.com/windows-scripting/vbscript-windows-scripting-1/
    http://www.irt.org/articles/js117/
    http://www.functionx.com/vbscript/index.htm
    http://www.macrium.com/blog/2008/06/10/HowToUseVBScriptWithMacriumReflect.aspx

    I don't know if this will help you or not. The first one is a actual teach yourself course, and the others are just documents to familiarize you with different functions and variables, bla bla bla. The last one might help you to figure out what you need to learn in order to write vbscript just for macrium. Hope this helps you.

    There are a lot more options I'm sure and I did see a bunch of books you could buy.
     
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    nice thanks very much ill start reading
     
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    At first if you can just learn the basics and what you need to for Macrium I think you will be better off. Then once you have scheduled a few times using scripts you will start to recognize it easier. I know a lot of people who don't like VBscript but I cant tell you how much easier it makes my life.
     
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    great tips and links, thanks to both of you
     
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