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Macrium Reflect

Macrium Reflect


What is Macrium Reflect?

Macrium Reflect is an endpoint and server backup and cloning solution from Macrium Software (aka Paramount Software UK), available in personal and professional editions.

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What is Macrium Reflect?

Macrium Reflect is an endpoint and server backup and cloning solution from Macrium Software (aka Paramount Software UK), available in personal and professional editions.

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Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
Some users are currently using Macrium Reflect backup windows partitions to have an of the OS to restore in case of any hardware crashes, virus attacks, etc. The application is easy to set up. It reliably makes a backup of partition(s) and restores them without issues. I also like that its speed of backing up and restoring is excellent.
  • Speed is excellent.
  • Easy to setup.
  • Did not face any issues till now when restoring.
  • Free version available for commercial use also.
  • Some of the features can be explained in the program itself as some are a little too difficult to understand.
Macrium Reflect is one of the best partition backup applications available in the market. It can also clone drives in addition to making images of partitions and has a very useful feature of creating a bootable recovery drive for restoring partition(s) in case the OS is not booting. There are also different products for varying needs of the end user- Macrium Reflect Server, Workstation, etc. I have restored my system without any errors many times with Macrium.
  • Backing up OS image partitions and restoring them in case of any emergency.
  • Cloning HDD's to each other.
  • Reduce the impact of emergency situations like ransomware attacks, hardware failures, etc.
  • Restore the backups quickly and reliably.
  • Free version availability for commercial use is an added bonus.
Wells Anderson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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We use Macrium Reflect internally to create drive image backups of our computers and servers. We also advise our clients on the selection and use of Macrium Reflect to protect their businesses. Macrium deserves our recommendation for our customers because it is more intuitive and less complicated that many other similar applications.
  • Clear interface for creating drive image backups
  • Reliable, every day backups
  • Accessible log showing successful backups and any failures
  • Creates differential backups that are small in size
  • Fast, easy method for recovering individual files or folders from an image backup
  • Capability to create an image file to restore directly to a cloud computer
  • Use a different default naming pattern for backup files
  • Support for Linux
The free version of Macrium Reflect is licensed for both commercial and personal use. It works well on MS Windows computers, but cannot back up servers, where a paid version is required. The free version does full and differential backups, but not incremental as do the paid versions. If a large volume of files are added every day, a paid version would be more suitable as it supports incremental backups.
The Macrium Reflect server version is very suitable for backing up physical servers.
  • Reliable nightly backups
  • Full drive image backup with trustworthy restore feature
  • Ease of use
  • Macrium Reflect as provide protection to our customers
  • Macrium Reflect has the fast update process we have every seen
  • Macrium Reflect requires very little if any support
Veeam offers Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows, a product we also install and use. It compares favorably with Macrium Reflect; however, for small firms and individual wanting an added cloud backup of their full hard drive, Macrium wins out in requiring less cloud storage space by a significant margin.
ShadowProtect is a rock solid competitor with a higher price and no free version. It is highly dependable, but more complicated to install and set up.
The number of technical issues and quality of technical support have ruled out Acronis products.
MSP360 Backup has impressive technology, but we encountered issues with restore times and full drive image restores.
Score 10 out of 10
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Macrium Reflect takes SQL database continuous backups every 2 hours and takes server volume backups and stores them in our repository to virtualize the image, mount it, or recover files.
  • Virtualize images to restore services
  • Mount backup images to restore files
  • Takes incremental backups pretty quick compared to other software
  • Creates synthetic full images well
  • Has ransomware protection that could be better at letting users configure exeptions
Macrium Reflect creates synthetic full images for fast recovery in case of disaster. It also works pretty well on creating SQL server database backups. It can send a report of taken backups and failures to get users' attention if backups are being taken. It has a good management interface called Macrium Site Manager that connects to installed agents on different servers and has 1 site management configuration for all site servers.
  • Improved our time on backups
  • More secure backups of our databases
We used IBM and Freesync, but all other software had file differences. Architecture kind of backups take a long time for our 10tb storage. We compared times and it's x5 faster because Macrium is a block-based backup system instead of file comparison, and won't affect performance while taking backups. Also, we could restore by booting reflect recovery iso to any server and restore the operating system on any hardware.
We have not been opening tickets for support from Macrium at the moment, only for licencing issues, but good attention and fast response by the support team. They respond pretty fast to our emails and fixed our issues giving us a good explanation of our case without any complications. Due to the good functionality of the software we have not opened a ticket for support in years.
Veeam Backup & Replication, Tivoli
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