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Acronis affecting Macrium backups

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  1. JonTee

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    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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