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Topic # 165771 20-Feb-2015 09:06
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I use and generally like Macrium Reflect Free. Recently however I'm not finding it reliable. I can do a system image then 1 day later a verify of the image will fail. That means I can mount it to get specific files out but I can't restore it. I've taken to using "verify" every time I create an image. Out of the dozen older images I have 1/3 also fail verify. When I copy images between disks sometimes they pass verification on the source disk but fail on the target disk. I can copy a few times and one image will usually work.

I'm thinking it might be something to do with my PC or that specific disk. I've started using W10, ReFS and a mirrored storage space with two 4TB HGST drives, and I have noticed in the logs a half dozen "fixed file corruption" type messages in the windows system logs. Unfortunately you can't have the Macrium boot disk write to a ReFS volume.

Has anyone else had problems with image integrity? Can anyone recommend how to diagnose the problem? Should I try something like Acronis True Image?




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  Reply # 1244117 22-Feb-2015 13:45
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I haven't had any problems with any of my images but I'm not using Windows 10 or ReFS.

Have you checked the disk(s) health with something like http://crystalmark.info/software/CrystalDiskInfo/index-e.html ?




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  Reply # 1244199 22-Feb-2015 15:49
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Yeah I have that running, no SMART warnings. I wasn't using it with ReFS, just imaging a disk from their boot environment onto an NTFS disk.




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  Reply # 1244240 22-Feb-2015 16:43
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Ragnor: I haven't had any problems with any of my images but I'm not using Windows 10 or ReFS.

Have you checked the disk(s) health with something like http://crystalmark.info/software/CrystalDiskInfo/index-e.html ?



Same here. No problems at all with the weekly image files or full and incremental backup files created by Reflect v5.
I have the image and backup jobs set up to run a full verification on the just created image and backup set immediately after the image and backup job have completed.

BTW Macrium Reflect v6 was released this week. 



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  Reply # 1244277 22-Feb-2015 17:34
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Free version still on v5. I wouldn't mind paying for the software, it generally works ok, other than multiple corrupt files.

Will use the free version for a while longer and see how it does.

Thanks guys.




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