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  1. Mcd73165 Win User

    Another question about Macrium Reflect Differential Backup


    Hi. I was just wondering if it matters when making let's say a 2nd Differential Image if I make it from the 1st Differential or from the Full Backup. I think it probably doesn't matter but I want to make sure. Macrium Reflect (free) is a great program! My computer is Windows 10 1909 build 18363. Thanks in advance for any replies.

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    Mcd73165, Jun 12, 2020
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  2. dalchina Win User

    Question about Macrium Reflect Differential Backup

    Hi, a differential image is created with reference to the first larger slower initial image and represents the changes with respect to that.

    If you have 2 differential images d1, d2 and a corresponding full initial image i, you thus have 3 possible dates to which you can restore the imaged partitions:
    i
    i+ d1
    i+ d2

    If you create a backup job when you create your first image, all you have to do is click this:

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    Note the number retained is up to you to configure: e.g.

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    dalchina, Jun 13, 2020
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  3. Mcd73165 Win User
    Another question about Macrium Reflect Differential Backup

    I'll try to explain a little clearer. In Macrium Reflect I click on the Restore tab which will then show me the Full and Differential Images that I created. On the right side of those there is Restore Image and Other Actions drop down menu.. From that I can delete the file (Differential) or create a Differential or Incremental backup. Can't do Incremental on the free version). So what I'm trying to find out is would it matter if I create another Differential Image from my Full Backup or from the Differential Backup. What I have been doing when changes are made to the computer is to delete the Differential and create a new Differential from the Full backup other actions list. This way I have 1 Full Backup and 1 Differential Backup.
     
    Mcd73165, Jun 13, 2020
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  4. Bree Win User

    Another question about Macrium Reflect Differential Backup

    Another question about Macrium Reflect Differential Backup

    When you manually select partitions to make a backup, then run it, it offers to save your choices as a backup definition file as well as to run the backup.


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    This saves a lot of work next time. Go to the 'Backup Definition Files' tab, select your saved definition, then run it again as a Full, Differential or (paid for/Trial version) an Incremental.


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