Windows 10: Macrium scheduled backup tasks start hours late or not at all

Discus and support Macrium scheduled backup tasks start hours late or not at all in Windows 10 Backup and Restore to solve the problem; I have Macrium Reflect 7.2 (free) running on Windows 10 version 20H2. I have two scheduled tasks: a monthly full backup at 1:00 a.m. on the 2nd... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Backup and Restore' started by OsakaWebbie, Jun 7, 2021.

  1. Macrium scheduled backup tasks start hours late or not at all


    I have Macrium Reflect 7.2 (free) running on Windows 10 version 20H2. I have two scheduled tasks: a monthly full backup at 1:00 a.m. on the 2nd Thursday of the month, and a weekly differential at 1:00 a.m. every Sunday. They were working reliably and on time until six months ago. After that, they have almost never started at their scheduled time (it's possible that the only times they did, I was up late still using my computer). Occasionally they even run on an entirely different day, or fail, or sometimes just skip altogether. Attached is the log file listing with each date opened so you can see the times. As you can see, the problem started 12/13/2020. Frequently I am actively using my computer (and have been for hours) when the notice pops up saying the backup is about to run. I have also attached a screenshot of my schedule, showing the settings for the differential backup. As you can see, I do allow Macrium to wake up the computer, which is powered on 24/7 and plugged into AC. As far as I can remember I have not changed settings. I don't remember if an update to either Macrium or Windows coincided with the change in behavior, but I know it wasn't 20H2, because that update was recent. Any thoughts?

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    OsakaWebbie, Jun 7, 2021
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  2. Macrium scheduled backup tasks start hours late or not at all

    I have Macrium Reflect 7.2 (free) running on Windows 10 version 20H2. I have two scheduled tasks: a monthly full backup at 1:00 a.m. on the 2nd Thursday of the month, and a weekly differential at 1:00 a.m. every Sunday. They were working reliably and on time until six months ago. After that, they have almost never started at their scheduled time (it's possible that the only times they did, I was up late still using my computer). Occasionally they even run on an entirely different day, or fail, or sometimes just skip altogether. Attached is the log file listing with each date opened so you can see the times. As you can see, the problem started 12/13/2020. Frequently I am actively using my computer (and have been for hours) when the notice pops up saying the backup is about to run.

    I have also attached a screenshot of my schedule, showing the settings for the differential backup. As you can see, I do allow Macrium to wake up the computer, which is powered on 24/7 and plugged into AC. As far as I can remember I have not changed settings. I don't remember if an update to either Macrium or Windows coincided with the change in behavior, but I know it wasn't 20H2, because that update was recent. Any thoughts?
     
    OsakaWebbie, Jun 7, 2021
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    Okay, I did that (and allowed it to convert to the new Macrium Task Scheduler). I'll report back on Thursday or next Sunday how it performed.
     
    OsakaWebbie, Jun 7, 2021
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  4. ssbtech Win User

    Macrium scheduled backup tasks start hours late or not at all

    Macrium Scheduled Backups Broken with Anniversary Update

    I use Macrium Reflect V5 to automate my backups. Thank god I had done a manual backup before Creators update because CU bricked my PC and I had to restore from the image.

    Anyway, I say manual backup because on March 10, Microsoft forced upon me the Anniversary Update which resulted in the scheduled tasks in Macrium Reflect being broken.

    1) Why is Microsoft forcing these damaging updates on us?

    2) How can I get my Macrium scheduled backups to run properly? I've uninstalled, reinstalled, recreated all my backup schedules and nothing works.

    This is ridiculous. I'm half tempted to go find myself a copy of Enterprise LTSB. I won't make use of the bloatware MS sticks in new builds, so there's no sense in having them forced on me. STOP IT!
     
    ssbtech, Jun 7, 2021
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