Aggregated list of outstanding "quick win" feature requests


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JP, that's really great news.  I've been reading the posts on the latest updates and was holding off until things were stable but now I have to download the latest and give it a whirl.
Thanks Macrium for these much anticipated additions.  I'm sure others will welcome these changes.
Bob Gregory


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Updated the list at the beginning of this thread in light of the new release that warns when a BitLocker-protected target will not be encrypted after the restore, since that would not otherwise be obvious to users who were restoring OS volumes that used using a TPM-only protector. Kudos to Macrium for this and their other security-related enhancements of late!

Edited 12 December 2017 5:56 PM by jphughan
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Added request to improve automatic update check and notification functionality that came up in the V7 Installation section.

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Added two more ideas to the General section since I remember both being requested somewhere on the forum in the past

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Updated the list in the first post to reflect functionality added for Reflect 7.2.

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Updated the first post based on items implemented/addressed in recent Reflect releases, added some new items.

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Version 7 enhancement request

I backup using:
"C:\Program Files\Macrium\Reflect\reflect.exe" -e -w "C:\Users\Jerold\Documents\Reflect\My Backup.xml" -full

While it is running, I would love to be able to do the following:
"C:\Program Files\Macrium\Reflect\reflect.exe" -e -w "C:\Users\Jerold\Documents\Reflect\My Backup.xml" -pause

and some time later:
"C:\Program Files\Macrium\Reflect\reflect.exe" -e -w "C:\Users\Jerold\Documents\Reflect\My Backup.xml" -unpause

This is so I can run a defrag of the .mrimg file a minute or so into starting.



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Interesting request.  I am not aware of the benefit of doing such a thing.  I understand the benefit of defragging a drive before starting an image backup. But if the drive has already been defragged, what is changed by doing the defrag after the start of the file creation?  I have an SSD (which needs no defrag) for my main drives, but my backups are done to a spinner which might benefit from a defrag.  Though I never defrag it and have not noticed any slowness or similar issues due to not defragging. . 
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Drac144 - 26 November 2019 8:06 PM
Interesting request.  I am not aware of the benefit of doing such a thing.  I understand the benefit of defragging a drive before starting an image backup. But if the drive has already been defragged, what is changed by doing the defrag after the start of the file creation?  I have an SSD (which needs no defrag) for my main drives, but my backups are done to a spinner which might benefit from a defrag.  Though I never defrag it and have not noticed any slowness or similar issues due to not defragging. . 

I am a neat freak. I defrag the Backup device before the backup, but the backup doesn't always build a contiguous file, which my script requires. 
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Why would being able to defrag the file a minute into the job increase the likelihood that you’ll have a contiguous file in the end? Why not wait until the file exists in its entirety to defrag it? And what aspect of your script “requires” a contiguous file? In fact, HOW can your script even have a contiguous file requirement if it currently takes action before the backup and therefore before the file in question has even been created?

On a practical note, it might be better to post this request as its own topic rather than in a post on Page 2 of a thread that already has a long list of other feature requests in its first post.
Edited 26 November 2019 11:34 PM by jphughan
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