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  1. #1


    MD
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    Windows 10 Pro x 64

    Imaging


    Hello
    My Macrium image shows 13 GB and my EaseUs shows 25 GB . What could be the problem?
    Thank you

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    EaseUs Todo free I use.. think its default is no compression.. then it has a medium and also high compression options.. They do make a huge difference in backup file size.

    just looked .. main image is 20gb.. where as my c drive is 52 .. on medium compression. It does amazingly fast incremental image backups. Little while ago less than 2 minutes. And 30 seconds on a file/folder no compression backup incremental separately.
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  3. #3


    MD
    Posts : 865
    Windows 10 Pro x 64

    EaseUS Todo


    Hello
    I really liked the program but the size threw me off and I had used Macrium before.
    Macrium is easier for an average person like myself and its compression is up front.
    I would not have been sorry if I had used your program and gotten used to it. It is a big company too.
    I may try it yet.
    Thank you
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    Macrium failed me once after I had resized partitions... so at that time I decided to try EaseUS todo as a back up to the macrium and after time I guess dropped macrium altogether.
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  5. #5


    MD
    Posts : 865
    Windows 10 Pro x 64


    Quote Originally Posted by mikiep View Post
    Macrium failed me once after I had resized partitions... so at that time I decided to try EaseUS todo as a back up to the macrium and after time I guess dropped macrium altogether.
    >>Macrium failed on me once so I quit it. I tried to recover from the desktop program. I learned that with Acronis I have best luck when I use the disc. I think that was my mistake with Macrium so I just use the disc. I was enticed by EaseUs Todo and may yet try it if Macrium fails. Presently I have the Win 8 native program as a backup to Macrium which is my primary. I think Macrium will be good if I don't tinker It has to be done right I guess.
    BTW, does EaseUs update often? I ask because Macrium does and I have been given different advice as to what to do. One person said nothing, another said to make a new disc. Do you know the answer?
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    Don't think I would burn a new rescue dvd each new version. Windows image always has worked well for me too.

    I save an image to a usb drive that doesn't have much room.. its a drive out of a 4 yr old Toshiba laptop that the power system died in.. someday maybe I'll fix it. EaseUs goes there plus to a dedicated small partition, my lenovo E drive.

    EaseUS todo updates sometimes,, but not constantly or often like the Macrium seems to. Its so fast for the incrimentals its nice for me to manually make one, rather than system restore point when I do something that could be a gotcha.
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  7. #7


    MD
    Posts : 865
    Windows 10 Pro x 64

    cds


    It really gets confusing because if you are pc literate you can read what the Macrium update is for but many of us are not. I was told there may be a fix in the update that the new cd would attend to and for the price of a cd I should be safe. Of 12 people 6 say burn a new disc and 6 say not to. Then there are those who say create a new image.
    I wish I had my Acronis back. I never updated anything and it worked flawlessly. I have a license but it too is confusing. I don't know if they are going to yearly subscriptions now or life license. Mine was for life but does not work with Win 8. I can get an upgrade for one pc for $30 but then need another full price for the 2nd for $54 but then there is a 3 pc pack for $79.
    I really wish this Acronis fiasco had not happened. But now that it did I am really confused. I thought I was all set with Windows as a backup and Macrium as primary but can't spend the year burning new updated cds.
    For $80 and a lot of removing and installing I could have Acronis for the pcs in the house which is hard to swallow more on principle than on cost. Whose to say they won't pull the same gimmick next year, too?
    Excuse my venting; I guess that is what we do when we are frustrated.
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    Sounds like you should just stick with Windows image for your image backup.. and Macrium as a fail safe... and don't update Macrium except until they have a major version change.. or maybe after windows does a sp1. Test it? make sure it works once. Look in your event logs to be sure you don't have some warning there for vss when it runs. Be happy.

    You know whats saved me more than anything when I forget.... my DropBox account saves the Docs and Pics folders. And its like up to the minute current Other than those folders, really can install windows fresh easy.. just adding back all the windows updates is the painful part.
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  9. #9


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    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    I had Acronis 2013 installed and the Shell Extension caused file explorer to freeze (this is a known problem) so I uninstalled it.
    I am now using free Macrium 5.1 Build 5529 and very happy with it. It does what I need and fast too, took < 7' for the 42GB image backup.
    I did not bother to create the rescue disk instead I downloaded an already built by one of the member (whs) in this forum and put it in a 2GB thumb drive.
    Make sure that you verify the image after every backup and it will never fail.

    @Mikiep: Don't think I would burn a new rescue dvd each new version
    You don't need to burn a DVD for rescue disk, just put it in a thumb drive and re-use it if you need to create a new rescue.
    Last edited by topgundcp; 21 Jan 2013 at 04:07.
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  10. #10


    MD
    Posts : 865
    Windows 10 Pro x 64


    Quote Originally Posted by mikiep View Post
    Sounds like you should just stick with Windows image for your image backup.. and Macrium as a fail safe... and don't update Macrium except until they have a major version change.. or maybe after windows does a sp1. Test it? make sure it works once. Look in your event logs to be sure you don't have some warning there for vss when it runs. Be happy.

    You know whats saved me more than anything when I forget.... my DropBox account saves the Docs and Pics folders. And its like up to the minute current Other than those folders, really can install windows fresh easy.. just adding back all the windows updates is the painful part.
    >>Some good ideas so I will respond individually.
    1-When you say test it do you mean to see if the recue media can find the image or actually run an image?
    2-I am only vaguely familiar with the event viewer. Where and when should I look into it?
    3-Are you referring to the file recovery being turned on so you can files you lose when you mention Drop Box? I do keep all otes that are private on 2 flash drives as the olds of both breaking at the same time would-be quite high.
    4-Lastly, are you suggesting refreshing rather than an image?
    Thank you for the tips but as relatively average user I don't want good advice to slip by unused; learning is what I am looking for.
    Peter
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