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Posted on Mar 2, 2015 in Backup, Backup Tutorials | 0 comments

Macrium Reflect Tutorial 5 – Using rescue media

Now that we have the rescue media built, we need to go ahead and test it. In this video, we will boot from our rescue media CD and show you how to restore the system backup we took in Tutorial 2.

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Additional notes

It’s very important to test your rescue media once you have created it. In the event of a disaster, if you can’t boot from your rescue media, it won’t be of any help and will just cause you further frustration! Make sure to check that you can start the rescue media AND access your backups. This is especially important if you stored your backups on a network drive as you may find that on some PCs the network connection will not be available in the rescue environment.

Your PC may need reconfiguring to boot from CD, DVD or USB device. Unfortunately, the means to do this varies between computers quite significantly. We have an example of how to reconfigure an older PCs BIOS here.

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