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cloning question, Macrium reflect


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#1 markba633csi

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Posted 10 April 2016 - 06:47 PM

I just did a successful clone using Macrium reflect free of a Win 7 install.  It seems that the restore points are not copied, according to Macrium; the target partition is slightly smaller than the source.        I don't recall this being the case for XP,  It seems I was able to do exact copies before.  Am I hallucinating or is this new with Win 7?

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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 10 April 2016 - 07:12 PM

According to Macrium, in order to clone the Restore Points the clone needs to be done with the bootable media and not from within Windows. 

 

See post from John Dittman here. The post is a couple of years old but I think it still pertains to version 6. There is a Forensic Sector copy option when using the Windows clone option. I believe this would include your restore points but you would not be able to clone a larger disk to a smaller disk.

 

I am assuming you are talking about cloning from one physical disk to another. 



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Posted 10 April 2016 - 08:06 PM

Yes physical to (smaller) physical, Macrium version 6.  But I don't recall XP doing this with Macrium versions 5 and up.  Not a deal breaker, but it was surprising- I thought the clone wouldn't boot but it did. 



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Posted 11 April 2016 - 08:27 AM

It may be because XP restore points are created differently vs Windows 7. Windows 7 uses the Volume Shadow Service while XP did not. 






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