The Frog...Our go to guy again! UEFI and Reflect question!

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by ratchet, Feb 8, 2016.

  1. ratchet

    ratchet Registered Member

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    http://postimg.org/image/47urr9r8h/ Good morning kind sir! I purchase an ASUS 32gb notebook this fall for $149.95. Light weight and does the job when we go to any of the kids houses for a few days. I initially was just using the free Reflect but succumbed to the Black Friday sale. Now I know "0" about UEFI. Please view the screenshot which is nothing like my desktop PC Reflect GUI! I've been merely selecting the (C:) drive for backups. Is that all I need to do or should I select that first box being all of those listed? The destination (not that that matters) is (E:), a 32gb thumb drive. Question #2, (D:) is a 32gb Micro card that I have linked as/to "My Documents." Actually the only thing there is my Reflect license for the notebook that I have saved on my desktop PC anyway. Having said that, when backing up, does Reflect see that file and does it back it up? Thank you!
     
  2. TheRollbackFrog

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    It's not enough to just select C:\ to recover your system if you lose your main hard disk. Your disk is GPT formatted and is definitely an UEFI BOOTing system.

    Macrium is pretty smart about things... in REFLECT's BACKUP TAB, if you select "Create an image of the partition(s) required to backup and restore Windows," Reflect will know exactly what partitions are required in the backup image to do exactly that. Since most of those partitions rarely ever change, some users do a single backup of that type, and then from then on do only the C:\ partition. That's silly, really, 'cause if there's little to no change in those partitions, there will be little to no additional storage in follow-on images (DIFFs or INCs)... and none of those other partitions are very large anyway. If you're primariiy worried about recovering an operational System, that's probably the best way to go. That way, even small changes to MicroSloth's RECOVERY partition will be carried forward,

    As to question #2, Reflect does follow "hard links" and should get that data accordingly if the hard links are on your C:\ drive to begin with.
     
  3. ratchet

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    Great info and that is why I asked you. Thank you!
     
  4. Brian K

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    ratchet,

    It looks like a Win8.1 to Win10 upgrade. (two recovery partitions). You can determine which recovery partition is in use by...

    From an administrator Command Prompt, run

    bcdedit /enum all > C:\bcdedit.txt

    Search the text document for "volume". Find which volume relates to \Recovery\WindowsRE\WinRe.wim
    I suspect it will be volume 5. If so, volume 2 is redundant.
     
  5. ratchet

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    That (being the upgrade) is exactly what I did. I shall do as instructed and I appreciate the input! I'm very mechanical but not very technical. That being the case, in 2012, after retiring from government fish culture for 30 some years, I explored PC component compatibilities and began to gather/purchase components when on sale. With PC building being mechanical, I built one with a SSD the moment the Ivybridge CPUs were available. My point is, I'm not totally tech clueless but need you folks for many technological questions and issues! Thank you!
     
  6. Brian K

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    ratchet,

    Which recovery partition is in use?
     
  7. ratchet

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    You were correct Brian, it was #5! Thanks, again!
     
  8. Brian K

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    It's up to you but I'd delete the non functioning recovery partition. It doesn't need to be there.
     
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