Backups are not the only resource you have left when you're hit by computer disasters. Disk images are another alternative choice.
With Macrium Reflect you now have access to a free disk imaging solution (which is not that common unfortunately) that enables you to create a perfect mirror image of your hard drive. This means that, in case your computer suddenly "dies", you can always bring it back to life by restoring your previously created disk image.
Of course, disk images don't make sense if you store them on the same hard drive you're copying, so you'll need to use an extra storage device (external or not) or a networked drive to save your mirror image.
Macrium Reflect is very easy to use because it lets you create images via an assistant that guides you through the whole process in just a few simple steps. What doesn't seem that easy is the scheduled backup tool: it works with XML template files and novice users will surely find it confusing. Also, Macrium Reflect lets you create rescue disks, but unfortunately only for Linux, Windows XP and Windows Server 2003.
This full version of Macrium Reflect has a range of additional features. There's encryption, so your disk images are safe and only accessible by password. It also allows you to back up individual files and folders, allowing you much greater control and potentially faster backups.
If you care about the safety of your documents, take a moment to create a mirror image of your hard drive with Macrium Reflect. It's very easy to use and can really save your life!
- Progress bar error when imaging partitions > 3TB
- The backup progress bar would prematurely show 100% complete when imaging disks > 3TB in size. This has been resolved