Windows 10: Macrium- image 2 drives, restore only one?

Discus and support Macrium- image 2 drives, restore only one? in Windows 10 Backup and Restore to solve the problem; Still new to Macrium, want to be sure this will work before I modify my backup settings.... I currently run 2 separate backups; one images all the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Backup and Restore' started by wreckwriter, Jan 30, 2016.

  1. Macrium- image 2 drives, restore only one?


    Still new to Macrium, want to be sure this will work before I modify my backup settings....

    I currently run 2 separate backups; one images all the partitions on my boot drive (SSD), the other images an external USB drive that mostly contains encrypted virtual machine files.

    What I would like to do is combine these but that will only work if, come restore time, I can restore only one of the disks as needed.

    This will work, right?

    :)
     
    wreckwriter, Jan 30, 2016
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  2. Strange "C Missing" in Restore window

    Results of testing Acronis clone and Image restore.

    Boot SSD 1 – verified that there is no C Missing.

    Created a second restore point for this drive.

    Wipe SSD 2.

    Clone SSD 1 to SSD 2 using Acronis 2016 booted from Rescue USB.

    Boot from SSD 2.

    C Missing exists on SSD 2

    System Protection turned OFF for C System.

    System Protection ON for C Missing.

    Wipe SSD 2.

    Image SSD1 to External backup drive using Acronis 2016 booted from Rescue USB.

    Restore image from external drive to SSD2 with Acronis 2016 booted from Rescue USB.

    Boot SSD2.

    System Protection turned OFF for C System.

    System Protection turned ON for C Missing.



    My Results of testing;

    Macrium clone creates C Missing folder on cloned drive.

    Macrium Image restore does NOT create C Missing on imaged drive



    Acronis clone creates C Missing folder on cloned drive.

    Acronis image restore creates C Missing on imaged drive.



    Turning Protection OFF on C Missing removes it from System Protection window.

    Must turn protection on for C System.

    These are my results - Others may have different results.
     
    snifferpro, Jan 30, 2016
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  3. WayneRupp Win User
    Windows 10 Build 16226 System Image Fails

    Hello DUCKS151,

    What are your saving the system image to....an external drive, a DVD disk, or an USB thumb drive? Windows 10
    does not allow a system image to be saved to a USB drive....can't say why.....only the former two options.

    Consider using a third party disk imaging program such as Macrium Reflect (Free Version) to perform disk imaging to an USB drive.

    Backup and Restore with Macrium Reflect

    Hope this answers your question.

    Regards,

    Wayne
     
    WayneRupp, Jan 30, 2016
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  4. Winuser Win User

    Macrium- image 2 drives, restore only one?

    I never tried combining two separate drives. I'm not even sure you can. I have imaged a large HDD that was partitioned into separate drives/partitions. When I wanted to restore I was given the choice of what drive/partition I wanted to restore.
     
    Winuser, Jan 30, 2016
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  5. cereberus Win User
    You can image separate drives and choose which ones to restore, but tbh I cannot really see the point of doing this, as it is easier and less confusing (with potential miustakes when restoring) to keep them separate.

    Does imaging virtual drives really gain much in terms of compression?
    If not, (personally) I probably would just copy the VMs rather than image them.
     
    cereberus, Apr 5, 2018
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