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Reflect v7... FEATURES?

https://forum.macrium.com/Topic10633.aspx

By Froggie - 26 January 2017 11:53 PM

With the announcement that v7 will be upon us around 26Feb2016, could someone from Macrium please revue the ADDITIONAL NEW features expected in the initial v7 release.

And while at it, how 'bout a heads-up on the update cost, if any.

Thanks in advance!
By cyanide - 27 January 2017 12:55 PM

Just in case it helps anyone I've had a reply confirming any v6 home licenses purchased after nov26th 2016 are eligible for free v7
I only purchased in December & glad they are offering this.

Would also like to know what new features are planned.

Cheers
By Froggie - 30 January 2017 12:54 PM

Some ADDITIONAL INFO recently posted...

By Froggie - 2 February 2017 1:46 PM

I have a quick question for Support/Devs... will v7 still have the same compatibility with v5 images as v6 currently has?

Thanks!

By Stephen - 2 February 2017 3:39 PM

Version 7 will be compatible with images created with all earlier versions of Reflect. 

Hope this helps
By Froggie - 2 February 2017 6:11 PM

Thank you, Sir!
By Dreamer2004 - 2 February 2017 10:19 PM

Don't know if I need the new features. Even if it sounds odd in the ssd world, I'd appreciate a backup software that co-operates with a good defrag tool like o&o defrag.
By Froggie - 3 February 2017 12:57 AM

Dreamer, I guess I don't know what you mean by "cooperation" with a defrag tool.
By Dreamer2004 - 6 February 2017 9:35 PM

Let me explain: If I make an image of a disk without any fragmentation and restore it back to a new disk almost all files become fragmented - this is far away from being perfect.
By Nick - 6 February 2017 10:20 PM

@Dreamer2004

Thanks for posting.

Let me explain: If I make an image of a disk without any fragmentation and restore it back to a new disk almost all files become fragmented - this is far away from being perfect.


This is not correct. A restored image to a partition the same size or greater than the original is exactly the same as it was when it was imaged. A disk image is an exact cluster by cluster representation of the file system and the restore puts every cluster back to exactly the same sector offset as it was when the image was created. The exception is if you shrink a file system during a restore, in this case the file system is actually defragged 'on the fly' and there is no fragmentation whatsoever in the restored file system.  
By Merlin - 10 February 2017 9:44 PM

With continuous monitoring, can you comment on the expected impact on system resources, if any?
By Froggie - 10 February 2017 10:12 PM

Merlin, the "continuous monitoring" is done by a FileSystem level driver that has no noticeable impact on the System whatsoever... it just keeps track of the blocks that are changed as the System writes its data.  When this is alive, an incremental imaging process requires no "Looking for changes" operation and images/restores only about 75% of the data that a "Looking for changes" operation does.

I've been using it as a BETA since June 2016 and its been flawless.