Sometimes you will see a Macrium employee respond to a bug reported on the forum with the phrase "and will be fixed in an upcoming release". If they told us anything more specific, we'd all be clamoring for that build version to be released. And that would be wrong
. Only Macrium folks know of other problems in that build version. Fixes have a nasty habit of introducing new problems because of the changes in that fix. And I can tell you from experience that the fix(es) I've been waiting for almost never arrive in a build that is my current build plus one. And when the eventual patch release is available, I can see from the release notes that there, indeed, have been some nasty things fixed AFTER the build I was waiting for.
If you want to be on the leading (? bleeding ?) edge, the information from @capair45
quoted above is how the rest of us find out about patch release update availability. If you do so, my recommendation is that you take a quick incremental backup of your system before updating. To make that even easier,when setting up schedules for your backup scheme, include a non-scheduled task in the list of scheduled tasks.
One Time Only is critical, the start time is not relevant, and the start date must be in the pas
t. The only wayt this entry will run is when YOU invoke it with "Run" from the Scheduled Backups tab. Right-clicking on the entry has a "Run Now" option as well. Either method to invoke it has the desired result.
While there are other ways to run a one-time manual invocation of a Backup Definition File (BDF) or Script that runs backup, this One Time Only approach has one signifcant advantage: it runs the backup the same way, with the same permissions as the other actually Scheduled Backups in the current backup set.
This techinique avoids a false sense of security when users perform Run Now on a BDF, and it works. Later when it runs as a scheduled backup, it fails. The suggested technique uses an incremental because it is the fastest addition to the backup set,and will use as a parent the latest differential or full. So if you have to back out a problem update, it's a simple, fast restore (don't forget to use the Rapid Delta Restore option). Many of us have been able to recover in less than 10 minutes of restore time. When you select this latest incremental for the restore source, Reflect will include any needed parent(s) but probably the only actual restored data will be in this last incremental.
L.W. (Dan) Danz, Overland Park KS
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