Discussion Thread Macrium Reflect v8 (updates and discussions)

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I waited a long time before finally buying (hated the cost) but didn't know then it's a lifetime license, now I have had it for some years works great, never needed technical support
The price range seems expensive when compared to the prices of competing rival software, but perhaps not so much when weighed against the features.:)
 

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Macrium Reflect v8.1.7378 (Home paid version)

Bug fixes and Improvements v8.1.7378 - 13th February 2023
  • Disk Images
    • Some customers have reported a slower backup speed to mechanical HDD. This has been improved.
    • Incorrect transfer rates were reported for split file backups where automatic file verification was enabled. This has been resolved.
    • Images could fail with 'unknown error' if the CPU priority slider was at the lowest or second to lowest setting. This has been resolved.
    • When restoring partition(s) to an MBR disk with logical partition(s) at the front of the disk, the extended partition could be incorrectly extended to beyond the start of the next primary partition. This has been resolved.
  • Server Plus
    • ESENT.dll could cause a program exception when Reflect starts. This has been resolved.
Source: Macrium Reflect Patch Details
 

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New version 8.1.7387 is shown on "Macrium Reflect Patch Details" but in my case for some reason this version isn't available yet 🤷‍♂️
Bug fixes and Improvements v8.1.7387 - 19th February 2023

Disk Images
  • Some customers have reported images failing with error 'Invalid Function'. This has been resolved.
Server Plus
  • Server Plus could fail to start on Server 2003, and on Operating Systems where Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX) instructions had been disabled, or not implemented, in the CPU. This has been resolved.
Various
  • Various other minor fixes and changes to improve Macrium Reflect.
Source: Macrium Reflect Patch Details
 
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Free version does not receive every single update; current free version is at 8.0.7279. Only paid gets every update. The behavior changed for free 8 version after Macrium announced sunsetting of home version. The pre-sunset free home version used to get every single feature update but on delayed update schedule sometimes. Now it only gets security updates. No more features updates.
 
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Looks like a new update coming for Macrium Home 8.1 (paid version)
Bug fixes and Improvements v8.1.7400 - 2nd March 2023

  • Disk Images
    • We've improved the speed of Incremental and Differential images for source disks with a 4K sector size
    • Inc/Diff image size could be larger than expected after a system reboot when CBT was disabled. This has been resolved.
    • Some customers have reported that the 'Ignore Bad Sectors' option failed to suppress CRC error code 23. This has been resolved.

  • Scheduled Tasks
    • This release fixes a problem that caused a deadlock between scheduled backups in some configurations.

  • viBoot
    • Image Backup of a VM could fail when the base image used to create the VM contained multiple disks. This has been resolved.

  • General
    • Occasionally, Restore menu -> 'Browse for an image' caused a program exception. This has been resolved.
    • We've optimized the size of some UI elements for 800x600 screen resolution in the Windows PE rescue media.
    • The Rescue Media 'Devices With No Drivers' dialog is now displayed fully localized.
    • We've fixed a problem where malformed driver .inf files could cause ReDeploy to crash.

  • Various
    • Various other minor fixes and changes to improve Macrium Reflect.
Source: Macrium Reflect Patch Details
 
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Today a new version 8.1.7401 is really available for users of Marcrium Reflect Home:

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Bug fixes and Improvements v8.1.7401 - 3rd March 2023
  • Disk Images
    • We've improved the speed of Incremental and Differential images for source disks with a 4K sector size.
    • Inc/Diff image size could be larger than expected after a system reboot when CBT was disabled. This has been resolved.
    • Some customers have reported that the 'Ignore Bad Sectors' option failed to suppress CRC error code 23. This has been resolved.
  • Scheduled Tasks
    • This release fixes a problem that caused a deadlock between scheduled backups in some configurations.
  • viBoot
    • Image Backup of a VM could fail when the base image used to create the VM contained multiple disks. This has been resolved.
  • General
    • Occasionally, Restore menu -> 'Browse for an image' caused a program exception. This has been resolved.
    • We've optimized the size of some UI elements for 800x600 screen resolution in the Windows PE rescue media.
    • The Rescue Media 'Devices With No Drivers' dialog is now displayed fully localized.
    • We've fixed a problem where malformed driver .inf files could cause ReDeploy to crash.
  • Various
    Various other minor fixes and changes to improve Macrium Reflect.
Source: Macrium Reflect Patch Details
 

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Macrium Reflect Home version 8.1.7469 ready via internal updater...

Bug fixes and Improvements v8.1.7469 - 18th April 2023
  • Disk Images
    • We've improved the speed of mounting images in Windows File Explorer on some systems.
    • When imaging a FAT32 partition with a very large FAT table, If the backup target ran out of space while saving the FAT table Reflect could crash. This has been resolved.
    • Reflect now uses the improved Write method to calibrate the target disk write speed. While it may take slightly longer to perform the test than previously, the results are more realistic and closely match the image write performance.
    • Drives encrypted with BitLocker would show as unformatted if the Windows BitLocker WMI component was not registered correctly. This has been resolved.
    • Reflect could crash when an image restore was initiated from Explorer Context Menu, or via command line option. This has been resolved.
  • SQL Backups
    • SQL backups could sometimes not honor retention settings for password protected network shares and for unnamed SQL Server instances. This has been resolved.
  • viBoot
    • In extremely rare circumstances the MRVMDK driver could generate a buffer overflow. This has been resolved.
    • viBoot may incorrectly display “No bootable drive detected error” when launched from Reflect. This has been resolved.
  • CBT
    • After resizing a volume, CBT will not re-enable on the volume until after a system restart. This has been resolved.
    • MRCBT failed to attach to some partitions created with legacy MS-DOS tools. This has been resolved.
  • General
    • We've added a new theme that compliments the currently selected Windows theme. Take the ‘Other Tasks’ > ‘Change Theme…' menu option and select 'Windows Color Theme’
    • We've improved device driver compatibility with Microsoft DirectStorage.
    • On some Windows 7 systems, due to third party DLL injection, Reflect could become unresponsive. This has been resolved.
    • Email parameters {BACKUPFILENAME} and {BACKUPFILEPATH} would contain incorrect data for skipped backups as no file is generated. This has been resolved by replacing the parameters with empty text.
    • The password ‘Reveal’ button has been removed from the default settings for the SMTP Server password field in the custom email configuration. This was highlighted as a potential security concern for our MSP customers that configured Macrium Reflect for their own customers.
  • Various
    Various other minor fixes and changes to improve Macrium Reflect.
Source: Macrium Reflect Patch Details
 

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