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Acronis affecting Macrium backups

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by JonTee, May 6, 2010.

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  1. JonTee

    JonTee Thread Starter

    May 6, 2010
    Hi, the first time posting here for me, but I'm unable to solve the current problem and didn't see any threads about similar issues.

    I use Acronis DD10 from a rescue disk to backup a 'C' partition to a USB HDD (160GB) to provide me with a bootable (if needed) partition and to enable me to keep a backup off-site.(The rescue disk was provided by Acronis when DD9 was upgraded and subsequently refused to recognize external USB HDD). I also use Macrium to backup the image partition to that drive since I found problems with TrueImage 2009 recognizing the USB HDD. As a belts and braces, I also have a local Macrium image of the 'C' drive on which I use the incremental backup facility.

    However, the incremental backup using Macrium failed on a number of occasions and the Macrium tech desk traced it to the Acronis DD10 changing the disk signature for the 'C' partition from which I make the backup. I saw that the latest version of DiskPart has a facility to change the signature although on WinXP SP3 the only version is 5.1.3565 which doesn't have that feature. So I used MBRWiz /Signature but could not get it to work. MBRWiz indicated the change was made but when I ran Macrium it showed that the signature had not been changed. I was going to attempt to use hex editor but that did not look to be a wise move, for me.

    Although I can find a workaround for Macrium by doing a full backup each time, it takes time and I would really like to find a solution to the disk signature problem.[​IMG]
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