Macrium V8 Workstation REFS Support


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Hello Folks,

Long time Macrium Reflect user here.
I'll start by saying that I've been really happy with Macrium Reflect Home in all the time I've been using it and it's saved my bacon on more than one occasion.

I'm starting to do some programming on my PC, I have Win11 Workstation and I'd like to use Microsoft's new Dev Home environment.
This allows you to setup what's known as a DevDrive that can be a virtual Drive or a real partition. This uses REFS as the file system.

Now, I know that my current Home version of MR8 won't deal with backing up REFS drives, so I'm looking to upgrade to Workstation.

The product comparison says that MR8 Workstation deals with REFS but you need MR8 Server to do REFS Intelligent Sector Copy (ISC).

If I understand correctly, with ISC, a 1TB drive with 100GB on it will only backup the 100GB and not using ISC will back up the entire 1TB?
If so, how is that affected by compression during the backup? EG: All that empty space compresses really well?

Currently, I’m guessing that I’m better off using a virtual DevDrive on an NTFS partition and sticking to the Home version rather than upgrade to Workstation . But, I’m happy to be wrong!
Anyone have any thoughts please?

Best regards,

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Yes, please allow Workstation to fully support DevDrive partitions. It looks like Windows marks them in some way, so it should be possible to implement an appropriate exception for their suport.

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