Macrium File Backup: Where Are The Older Versions Of Files?

Discussion in 'Backup Software' started by (PeteCresswell), Dec 13, 2014.

  1. I am fooling around with Macrium.

    UI seems pretty intuitive and I've done a full backup and a couple of

    Now I'm trying out the restore functionality, but I can't figure out how
    to restore anything except the latest version of a file.

    i.e. File gets messed up on, say, Monday.... we do daily incrementals...
    But we do not catch on to the fact that the file is messed up until
    Friday.... Now we want Saturday or Sunday's version tb restored from
    Macrium's backups...

    Can this be done?
    (PeteCresswell), Dec 13, 2014
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  2. Per (PeteCresswell):
    Found it.

    - Open up Macrium's virtual drive
    - Navigate to the file in
    - Right-Click the file name
    - Choose "Restore Previous Versions" from the dropdown
    (PeteCresswell), Dec 13, 2014
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  3. Per (PeteCresswell):
    Nope... that's Windows' stuff.

    Looks to me like the user has to open up each and every Macrium backup
    file and check to see if the version desired is in there.

    Tried a couple of "Search" options, but they do not seem to work.
    e.g. searching for partial file name "txt" returned zero results across
    all backup files.

    Except for that, Macrium looks to me like The Real Deal.....

    Can anybody tell me where I am going wrong.
    (PeteCresswell), Dec 13, 2014
  4. Per patrick:
    An entire "Share" on a NAS box plus selected folders various partitions
    on the local machine.

    I finally doped it out: With a complete backup in place and an
    incremental scheduled to run every day, you look at files in the
    "Macrium" directory and the creation dates on the smaller (incremental)
    files tell you the latest "As-Of" date of the files they point to.

    Each incremental opens up a virtual drive that shows one instance of
    each backed up file - but, in the case in multiple copies by virtue of
    the incrementals, that virtual file from that incremental file of that
    date shows the latest-and-greatest as of that date.

    Not all that convenient compared to something that unconditionally lists
    each backed-up instance of each file all the time.... but once that
    virtual drive is created it is *QUICK*....

    Really quite acceptable and I'm going to spring for it as the
    replacement for my SecondCopy backup utility.
    (PeteCresswell), Dec 19, 2014
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