I usually boot from the rescue CD to image drives. I dothis to ensure that no malware is running during the backup, that malware nevergets to see the backup disks, and to avoid dependency on Windows Shadow Copy. Ihave been doing this with Macrium Reflect v5 for years with no problems.
I've just purchase a new licence to Reflect v6 for use onanother computer. (Macrium Reflect 6.1.1366).
I created a rescue CD on that machine (default settings),booted off it, and attempted to image the C and D partitions to a SeagateGoFlex USB external drive. This failed with the messages:
Backup aborted! Write operation failed - The handle isinvalid.
I tried running Reflect in Windows (windows 7) and was ableto image the C and D partitions to the same external drive.
I created a new rescue CD, booted off it, and tried to imagethe C partition to the external drive again. It failed with the same error asbefore. I tried a different external drive (Western Digital this time) and adifferent USB socket - same result. I rebuilt the rescue environment with theoptional components - same result.
I could image the C and D partitions to a second internaldrive after booting off the rescue disk. I could verify an image on the external drive after booting off the rescue CD. I could also usethe command prompt after booting off the rescue CD to copy files to theexternal drive.
So I've established that, while booted from the rescue CD:
- I can create an image (to an internal drive)
- Reflect can verify an image on the external drive
- I can write to the external drive (using the Windows PEcommand line).
It just fails when I try to image a partition to an externaldrive after booting off the rescue CD.
How can I get this to work?