Paramount Software heeft versie 7.2 van Macrium Reflect uitgebracht. Met dit programma kan een diskimage van een partitie of harde schijf worden gemaakt. Naast de gratis versie zijn er ook betaalde uitvoeringen die verschillende extra's bieden, zoals het kunnen maken van een bestandsback-up of een incrementele back-up, versleuteling en het terugzetten van een back-up naar andere hardware dan waarop hij is gemaakt.
Vanaf versie 7.1 is de gratis uitvoering niet langer alleen voor privégebruik, maar mag deze nu ook in commerciële omgevingen worden gebruikt. Verder is er Image Guardian, die back-upbestanden moet beschermen tegen ongeautoriseerde aanpassingen, zijn er verbeteringen aangebracht met betrekking tot virtuele images en zijn er diverse problemen verholpen. In versie 7.2 zijn verder nog de volgende verbeteringen aangebracht:
- New Rescue Media builder includes Windows RE with WiFi Support
We've added a Rescue Media Builder (RMBuilder) application with support for Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE) as well as the existing PE environments supported by Reflect 7.1 and earlier. WinRE supports WiFi and is available on most |Windows installs without any further downloads.
- New Changed Block Tracker driver with support for Windows Restart Persistence
We've created a new Changed Block Tracker (CBT) driver that automatically upgrades the previous version when you install v7.2 with the CBT feature enabled....
- New Macrium Image Guardian driver with additional features and streamlined operation
MIG is now Windows kernel only!. Our Macrium Image Guardian (MIG) feature has been improved to remove the dependency on a Windows service and we've added popup notifications when a blocking event occurs. The popup shows blocking activity as it happens.
- The Free Edition can now automatically 'convert' to a Trial by taking any of the features not available in the Free Edition
We realized that many of our Free Edition users are unaware that there are additional features available in the trial and paid for versions of Macrium Reflect. All 'premium' features, such as Image Guardian, Changed Bock Tracker, Incremental Images, Encryption.. etc..can now be activated and trialed for 30 days. After 30 days a further 7 day extension is offered. On expiration of the trial the functionality Macrium Reflect reverts to the Free Edition and Premium features will no-longer be available. We've tried to make this process as seamless and unobtrusive as possible without losing any of the functionality of Macrium Reflect Free.
See: Free To Trial upgrade dialogs
- Macrium Reflect update notifications and downloads can now happen in the background
Recent history has shown that the current method of requiring Macrium Reflect to be running to alert of updates has proved ineffective. We've now added a systray icon in Window notification area to alert when an update is available to Macrium Reflect.
See: Reflect Updater Settings
- New Warning and Cancelled backup completion results
We've also added the option for email notifications on Warnings as well as the existing Success and Failure results
See: Backup completion status
- New - Mounting incomplete backup sets
- New - Backup monitoring restriction
- The default for password protection is now AES 128 Bit.
- The 'Delete' functionality in Reflect is now available when 'Browse for an image file' is selected.
- Backup Running Mutex
To prevent multiple backups running at the same time and conflicting with VSS and I/O operations on the source or target it's only possible to run one backup at a time. Simultaneous backups backups are 'queued' and run asynchronously. With v7.1 and earlier the Backup Running Mutex, that prevents other backups from running. was held open while the backup dialog was open, even if the backup had finished. This could lead to a 'stall' in sheduled tasks if and interactive backup wasn't closed at the end. This has now been corrected and the next backup will start as soon as the current backup has completed.
- ReflectMonitor improvements
ReflectMonitor is a standalone exe that communicates via IPC to the running Reflect application to duplicate the backup dialog when backups, clones or restores are running. We have made the integration tighter to prevent some of the progress bars and other glitches that previuosly existed.
- Server Plus - Large Exchange Backups
Server Plus copies backup data to a 3TB virtual NTFS file system. Some customers have experienced backup failure if the size of the backup data exceeds 3TB. We've now made the virtual file system size dynamically based of the amount of data and size of the source volume to overcome this problem. We've also improved the error messaging on backup failure to make it easier to troubleshoot problems.
- BitLocker drive without a drive letter
On systems with unlocked BitLocker drives that aren't assigned a drive letter, a 'BitLocker Live Restore' would always perform a 'Full Copy' restore rather than a 'Rapid Delta Restore (RDR)'. This has been resolved.