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    Image Backup Sequence

    I started using Macrium Reflect (free edition, so far) and found it easier to use than I expected.
    I created a
    recovery DVD disk
    dedicated bootable USB stick. The image was stored to
    removable 1T USB drive

    which I safely removed after making the image.

    Should/must I create a recovery disk EACH time I create an Image?

    I am reluctant to create a CRISIS in order to verify the image.

    Does anyone have a simple step-by-step sequence to follow the first image and subsequent images.

    I believe others here would benefit from such a list.

    Thanks for reading and any response.

    Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by PointFive View Post
    Should/must I create a recovery disk EACH time I create an Image?
    NO, you only need to create new media when you get an update to the Macrium Reflect software.

    Quote Originally Posted by PointFive View Post
    I am reluctant to create a CRISIS in order to verify the image.

    Does anyone have a simple step-by-step sequence to follow the first image and subsequent images.
    Many will tell you the only way to verify an Image is to Restore from it and to be 100% sure they are correct!

    IMHO, using the Verify Image option when you make the Image and then on occasion mounting the Image and poking around to see if you can read the files has always been sufficient for me. Of Course YMMV! Using this procedure I've never had a Macrium Image fail to restore, and believe me I've restored a lot with as much futzing around as I do with my computer.

    BTW: I always keep at least 3 generations of Images on rotating drives (to protect against external drive failure) so I do have a fall back position.

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    I have eight usb external pancake platter-clatter hard-drives that are used for the three computers. One pair is simply on stand-by for now. Having several fairly recent - to - very recent OS and data partition backups on more than one hard-drive is about as safe as one can get without looking under every bed every day for the bogeyman Your instincts to be safe are very good! Just keep multiple images on more than one ext hd, you'll be fine.
    "Take care of thy backups and thy restores shall take care of thee." Ben Franklin revisited.
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