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2011-10-06, 18:09 #1
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Macrium Reflect Question
I just d/l and installed the free version. I am looking for some s-ware that will creat a b/u of my W-7 computer.
From reading the description, am I correct that the free version will only do full backups (not incremental)?
Anyway, that's fine as all I want to do is an ocassional image b/u.
However, when I started to run it, it gave me the option of doing a clone or an image.
Can someone explain what the difference is. I thought it was the same.
2011-10-06, 18:37 #2
2011-10-06, 20:19 #3
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2011-10-06, 20:31 #4
Image is it images your disc, then if for any reason such a virus you can install the image you created prior to the problem and the problem has gone away. A clone is it makes another HD if you have more than one identical to the one you have your Operating System (OS) on and by going into Bios and changing your boot options the cloned disc will boot. Some people clone their OS to another hard drive and store it. In case of a HD failure they can then put it back in the machine replacing the Bad drive. However if you do weekly or daily full backups to external drive. If your C drive goes tits up replace the drive run Macrium boot disc and restore your OS to the new drive from your latest image. I have only ever cloned one drive.
Actually the W7 backup restore feature is quite good you can schedule full backups on a daily, weekly monthly basis, What Version of W7 do you have?