Macrium Reflect

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by Stigg, Nov 23, 2013.

  1. jimb949

    jimb949 Registered Member

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    Thanks JP for your help.
     
  2. V3nuo

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    MiniTool ShadowMaker should be an alternative to this, it has updated to version 2.0.
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  3. Peter2150

    Peter2150 Global Moderator

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    Fraid not, at least when I last tested it
     
  4. TheRollbackFrog

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    As a FREE tool it somewhat compares... it allows for Incremental and File'n'Folder imaging which REFLECT does not, but it does not allow for Disk imaging (non-System disk) which REFLECT does.

    As a PAID version, it misses the same feature that many other imagers do ('cept IFW)... it does not provide for any DELTA (difference) restorations, an important feature allowing REFLECT to produce very speedy restores.

    Otherwise it looks to be an adequate backup/restoration tool of which there are many in the field at the moment. Of course this opinion is based purely on what I read concerning the feature set.
     
  5. V3nuo

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    When did you last time review this? The latest version is available now. You may see if it works anyway.
     
  6. Peter2150

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    Here is a simple test for you. If you have it installed build the recovery CD. But if it still just uses the disk serial number, than it's still a total failure. Note also until you test a restore you haven't really tested it.
     
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    Never heard of MiniTool ShadowMaker, but the fact that the product page claims "The 2018 Best Backup & Restore Software" without identifying who gave it that designation immediately raises my suspicions.
     
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    any idea?
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    Macrium Free 7.1.3196 -- W10 Home 1703
     
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  10. TheRollbackFrog

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    That's a SOURCE disk error on your C: volume... it may be going bad. I would try a Chkdsk on that volume with the /f and /r switches, it will take a while as the /r will try and repair that error. If it doesn't work, I would image the entire disk after setting the following option...

    Reflect defaults/Backup/Advanced/Advanced backup options/Ignore bad sectors when creating images

    That should at least get you all the data (including any bad sectors) which is a lot better than no DATA at all.
     
  11. bjm_

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    1) ran chkdsk with /f and /r switches (.5 hour)
    1a) differential
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    2) ran chkdsk /r (3.5 hours)
    2a) differential completed successfully
    2b) full completed successfully

    "C: volume... it may be going bad" > #6406.
    Thanks
     
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  12. jolt2

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    Question about checking a cloned disk files. Is there a way to check the files on the cloned disk to know that the files are the same as the source disk? I used Macrium Pro ver 5.3 to clone a 3TB drive to a new 4TB drive with the verify option. All went well with no problems. I then did a checksum on the files on both disks. A few of the files have matching checksum's but most do not. Is there a better way to check the clone disk to make sure all the files are good and match the source disk? Why would the checksum of the files different?

    Thanks for any help with this.
     
  13. jphughan

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    I don't have Reflect 5.3 around anymore, but looking at the clone options in the current release, the only "verify" option for cloning is to verify the file system on the source before proceeding with the clone. There's no option to verify all data written to the destination against the original source. I'm also not clear what you mean by having done a "checksum" on the files. A "checksum" is extra data added to a file that can be used to detect errors elsewhere in that file. Do you mean you ran a hash comparison of the same files on each disk? If so, what tool and hash algorithm are you using? And what specific files are you comparing? If you cloned an OS disk and sample certain Windows files at random, for example, then the mere act of booting a Windows OS will cause several files to be updated.
     
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