Macrium Reflect''s Verify, distinctions with important differences


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Roland Stoller
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Ladies, Gents, I have started the below in two geek forums within two philosophically different discussion boards:
https://forums.avemariaradio.net/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=171140
http://fresh-hope.com/thread/4946/macrium-reflects-verify-distinctions
My three threads will be inter-linked, interested parties can follow and read.
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Macrium Reflect''s Verify, distinctions with important differences
Quoting myself from: http://www.tenforums.com/backup-restore/145116-macrium-trial-restore.html#post1777959
"Another safeguard: before the need for restore(s) arrive, do a verify on each image. If I somewhat understand MR Verify, it means the image was successfully read from beginning to end on that particular external media, it may not necessarily mean the backup image was perfectly made from the source media. Macrium reflect forum has a thread or two extensively explaining Macrium Reflect Verify, along with a little debate."
I'm hoping to re-find on MR forum those threads, and link them in this thread.
In other words, rather than a philosophical distinction without a difference, we have, in this backup / restore world, distinctions with very important differences.

"Take care of thy backups and thy restores shall take care of thee." Ben Franklin revisited


"Take care of thy backups and thy restores shall take care of thee."  Ben Franklin revisited.

Edited 25 November 2019 12:43 PM by Roland Stoller
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This thread has a fair amount of participation from Macrium in terms of explaining how verification works and why it doesn’t do things that some might expect/want: https://forum.macrium.com/Topic19879.aspx

This significantly shorter thread contains one of the several posts I’ve written about what verification does and doesn’t do, and my own perspective on its value: https://forum.macrium.com/Topic23754.aspx
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If edit allows me, will post other macrium urls....
https://knowledgebase.macrium.com/plugins/servlet/mobile?contentId=11996216#content/view/11996216

"Take care of thy backups and thy restores shall take care of thee."  Ben Franklin revisited.

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Referencing Topic23754 directly and others indirectly:
Even as far back as DOS 3.3 and Windows 3.1, in-house and 3rd party utilities existed that offered File Compare. File Compare did exactly that, compared File A existing on magnetic media to File B existing on magnetic media, both of which "existed as on-bits/off-bits of iron rust", and generated a report indicating either that A and B are identical or that A and B are not identical, and then give the differences. How these utilities did the compare -- one would have to read the geek-speak writing which came with each utility.

"Take care of thy backups and thy restores shall take care of thee."  Ben Franklin revisited.

Edited 28 November 2019 1:02 PM by Roland Stoller
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