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Macrium Reflect - Do I need to recreate PE disk each time?


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#1 XML2005

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Posted 02 November 2017 - 08:44 PM

About six months back, I created an image of my disk to an external hard drive, using Macrium Reflect Free. I also created a Macrium PE Rescue CD. (I use online backup for my data.)

 

Recently, my hard drive crashed and I was able to restore the system from my Macrium image. I then ran subsequent Microsoft and application updates, which took a while, and restored my data. It worked beautifully!

 

I'd like to create an updated image. Do I also need to create a new Rescue CD every time I create an image, or will my old one still work?

 

Thank you, all.



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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 02 November 2017 - 08:58 PM

You can use the same rescue disk. The only time I make a new rescue disk is if Macrium updates to a newer version.



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Posted 03 November 2017 - 08:32 PM

+JohnC_21....Macrium Reflect updates often, so be aware. I have used (not too) older rescue disks and still had successful restores, but John is actually correct. Best to keep current.


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Posted 04 November 2017 - 06:22 PM

ranchhand, +1 on your MR comments.  I will add that not all as easy as MR -- I learned that backups made with Image for Windows 3.22 cannot be restored with Image for Windows 3.xx (anything older than 3.22).  In short, stay with MR6 or MR7 if EZ-ness is desired.   :)


Edited by RolandJS, 04 November 2017 - 06:24 PM.

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Posted 06 November 2017 - 10:00 AM

Thanks to all you guys who responded!

 

I always back up with the latest version, so I guess this means I should recreate the rescue disk with each update. Thank you for the clarification.






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