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XMAS BACKUP – Free Windows backup software – REFLECT

27/12/2015

http://filehippo.com/download_macrium_reflect/

As its Christmas, it’s time to do a back up of your laptop.  Lets get this sorted into steps that will protect you from hardware failure and ransomware.

Step 1 – Create a restore point.

  1. Type in “restore” into the windows search box.

restore win 10

CREATE BUTTON

restore create win 10

Windows will then create a restore point of software and applications installed as at today’s date.

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Step 2 – Download REFLECT

http://filehippo.com/download_macrium_reflect/

Agent

The agent file is 3.5 mb.  The *actual* download is over 570 mb – so this download is a whopper compared to Veeam.  Go mow the lawn, and then do step 3.

Step 3 – Install REFLECT

Select the Free version (first radial button)

reflect step 1 download agent

Wizard starts

Ignore registering the software – you don’t need to.

reflect wizard 1

Install for all users > Next

reflect wizard 2

 

Step 4- Open Reflect – Burn Rescue ISO

Main Interface

reflect interface

The initial prompt will ask you to create rescue media.  Do this.  Have a DVD /CD ready.

reflect create rescue media

reflect put in dvd

 

Drivers Next

reflect dvd drivers

Prepare Windows Image

A major download from Windows will take place, once you select next.

reflect prepare image

Burn Rescue CD/DVD

Put CD/DVD into Drive.  Finish > ISO burns.

burn rescue dvd.png

Step 5 – Backup Disk

IMAGE this DISK

reflect image this disk

Browse to External Drive

reflect browse to external drive

 

Schedule

Add Schedule > Full – on the first of each month

reflect schedule full interface

reflect schedule monthly

Summary

summary

Run Now

It’ll ask for your windows user name and password.

reflect summary

Runs

reflect backup starts

Step 6 – Verify Image

If this is your primary full backup of your laptop, take the time to verify the backup image is a good one.

Restore Tab

Verify Image

verify image.png

reflect verify image

Reflect is slick and intuitive.  It’s easier to use than Veeam.

http://filehippo.com/download_macrium_reflect/

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  1. Reblogged this on TheFlippinTruth.

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