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    macrium reflect xml file not working to run a pre defined backup

    can anyone help here:

    in macrium reflect FREE the generated xml file not working, it is meant to trigger a pre defined backup. its not doing that, instead i still have to tell it what to do

    also some places say this program will make a partial backup others say not

    thanks

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    Qaz,

    That feature isn't available in the free edition. See feature comparison chart. HTH
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    Quote Originally Posted by qaz View Post
    can anyone help here:

    in macrium reflect FREE the generated xml file not working, it is meant to trigger a pre defined backup. its not doing that, instead i still have to tell it what to do

    also some places say this program will make a partial backup others say not

    thanks
    thanks for clearing that up. anyone know why the xml file is not working, it is meant to trigger a pre defined backup.

    thanks

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    On FREE, there's a tab on the disk image tab called scheduled backup. Click on this and you'll be able to create a scheduled task, for whichever xml files you've created. Just follow the wizard.

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    yes i know...im asking about a specific issue though

    pls re read

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    So are you saying your XML is crock? If so there's an XML validator button - see what that says. Perhaps rather than saying 'it's not working' you could tell us what error messages are being shown, or even better, some relevant screenshots. Note that reflect runs using this file to tell it all the details it requires - it doesn't trigger anything. What do you mean " i still have to tell it what to do"? What do you have to tell it?

    BTW RG is correct as you commented on partial backups - free doesn't have this option, only complete backups.

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    theres no error msg , after it analyzes the disk i still have to tell it to make clone or image, then click finish, then start it working...i thought it was suppose to be automatic after u clicked the xml

    "it say u can run this backup any time by running the saved xml file" did u not realize this?. i should have been clearer

    i have to click: image, next, finish. ok, each on a different screen, thats more or less what i had to do without the xml file

    wheres the validator button, cant see it

    thanks
    Last edited by qaz; 2013-09-22 at 15:25.

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    I think I begin to see your problem. You can create a backup definition on the "Create a backup" tab. This allows you to specify which disks/partitions you will backup and where the backup is to be put. Looks like you've been doing this. But you then need to move to the "backup definition files" tab. There you will see your xml file(s) which are the backup definition files. Just select whichever one is relevant and click the cogged wheel button - that will run the backup. The other buttons have tooltips when you hover over them - but the cogged wheel is the important one.

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    ok ive found xml files i drop down menu under backup tab, everything except "run now" is grayed out , but next to that "full" appears which IS greyed out. so ur stuck
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    A screen shot would be very useful here as I can't see on my MR what you're talking about. Please supply one (or more) but I'm now offline for a few days. I'll see what I can suggest later, if no one else does.

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    update:

    i just started a back up but DId NOT run it, i let it make another xml file, then i when back to "run now" [see above post ] and nothing was greyed out this time.
    so i may be able to follow ur instruction. if not ill post an image

    update:
    if i go to backup [tab]>xml definition files>run now>full, it immediately starts a backup

    so thanks very much for ur help, it seems to work. possibly a different version to urs as i couldnt follow exact intructions
    Last edited by qaz; 2013-09-23 at 05:57.

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    "Just follow the wizard." Hey, access-mdb, thanks for the laugh!

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