Macrium Reflect 5 released

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by buckshee, Jul 4, 2011.

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  1. zfactor

    zfactor Registered Member

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    i agree about the interface some things are kinda out of place for long time users of macrium, not sure i will but the upgrade as im using ifw mostly now and not sure if the price for the upgrade is worth it to me but macrium is a awesome program and i may buy it just to have in case something goes wrong on the ifw side
     
  2. blasev

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    Will there be a free version for v5?
     
  3. twl845

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    Thanks for the info. :)
     
  4. Kerodo

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    I would guess not soon. The latest release on their free page is dated July 1st, so that's probably it for now....

    http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.aspx
     
  5. Fad

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    The ability to quickly make an incremental backup has been obscured even more than it used to be, by now having to right click on the corresponding XML file...which I never use or even look at.

    Delete them and you won`t be able to make an incremental.

    Surely a simple button or right click on the drive itself (within the program) to make an incremental image wasn`t too much of a bizarre or outlandish wish was it ?

    Couldn`t even re-sign up to the forum for some reason.
     
  6. blasev

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    Thx for the info :D
     
  7. napoleon1815

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    I am going to wait on this one. I had one good image, and one bad one, and I am not sold on the overall program.
     
  8. smee00

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    I love the new rescue disc ability.
    One can now create a custom windows PE environment with WIM.

    From what I believe I will be able to add drivers for iSCSI support to the rescue cd with this feature.
     
  9. aladdin

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    And, this you can do this with their trial version.

    Best regards,

    KOR!
     
  10. Aaron Here

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    @smee00 & KOR,

    I just downloaded & installed the trial - while it allows me to create a Linux Boot iso, the trial version does not allow me to create a WinPE iso (I downloaded MS' AIK as instructed, but it doesn't find it)... o_O

    ...and unfortunately the Linux Boot CD does not offer a backup option (restore only)! :(

    Aaron
     
  11. aladdin

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    Oh.. I always thought that full version has a backup option there is boot CD( unlike the free version).
     
  13. Aaron Here

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    Hi KOR,

    Following Nick's post in your referenced thread I still can't build a Reflect5 PE iso with the trial version! I downloaded the WAIK to my desktop and when prompted for its location I entered the correct path . Then when I hit Continue (for Macrium to build the Reflect5 PE iso) it reports that it cant find the WAIK at the path specified ...huh? o_O

    Aaron
     
  14. Aaron Here

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    Hi aigle,

    I don't know about the full version. I created the Linux Recovery CD from the Reflect5 trial and I can tell you categorically it's for recovery only; there are no backup options (and as I explained to KOR, I was unable to create a WinPE CD with the trial version)!

    Aaron
     
  15. buckshee

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    I think you'll find the trial version is somewhat criplled as far as creating boot CD. I haven't bought v5 yet but I do have a full version of 4.2 (which uses PE2). I can do backups, restore, fix boot section from the boot CD. I'm sure that the PE 3 boot disk included in the v5 full version will have at least these functions asd well as Redeploy (in the Pro version)
     
  16. aladdin

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    According to dear Skully, he has build a WinPE v3.1 rescue boot CD with Macrium Reflect v4.2 with the plug-ins provided on their site.

    He has also build a boot menu for Macrium Reflect v4.2 on boot based on Grub4DOS.

    Best regards,

    KOR!

    BTW, I own Macrium Reflect v4.2, Household 4 Pack (four licenses) with Additions, which is now called the Professional version.
     
  17. MerleOne

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    Most commercial products don't provide WinPE disk in trial version for at least 2 reasons :
    - it is licensed by MSFT, the publisher has to pay for them.
    - it usually embarks the a wide set of functionnalities, enough for some people, so they would lose sales.

    The only company I know of that allows WinPE during trial is Lsoft.net, wit their Active@Bootdisk, that can only work on the PC where the trial is installed and which is time-limited.
     
  18. aladdin

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    I believe Keriver 1-Clk Restore gives away WinPE v3.1 with the free version.

    Best regards,

    KOR!
     
  19. tgell

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    Hello,
    I may be mistaken but I think you have to burn the WIAK iso to a DVD using something like Imgburn and then install it. It creates a directory in Program Files called Windows AIK. Point to that directory. I downloaded the AIK for windows 7 awhile ago. It was 1.7GB. Now on the download page it shows 1 GB. I wonder what changed.
     
  20. aladdin

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    Yes, you have to isntall the WAIK first. No need to burn it.

    Either use WinRAR to UnRAR the ISO and then install it, or insert it in a virtual CD and install it.

    Best regards,

    KOR!
     
  21. smee00

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    Although I haven't created a custom boot CD (I have only recently been upgraded), this feature looks very exciting!

    Also the support team listen!

    I personally love Reflect, it has literally saved me days; not having to restore systems manually, people, this is certainly worth the investment.
     
  22. MerleOne

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    I think so, so this "rule" has some exceptions. But please note that it is a very limited WinPE : you may just use the backup and restore feature, I don't think you can even open a cmd window and type some (useful) commands such as chkdsk. For instance, Macrium WinPE allows many useful functions.
     
  23. LoneWolf

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    Although tempted to try the new version, v4.2 works flawlessly here.
    So I think I'll just stay put for the time being.
     
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  25. aladdin

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    I don't think you have tried it yet.

    Best regards,

    KOR!
     
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