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  • Macrium Reflect 7.2 May 9 build 4884 Patch Has Hidden Banana Peel

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        Just applied the latest patch (build 4882, May 9 2020) from Macrium for it’s Reflect 7.2 backup software, and was really puzzled when I noticed afterwards the write speed had dropped almost by half on the next backup! Urg!

        Well, I spent the next hour on a snark hunt, making sure the USB 3.0 hub wasn’t malfunctioning, defragging the C: drive, and running down several other red herrings before I found it:

        The patch had flipped the compression choice from the default “medium compression” setting (recommended) to “None” !

        I flipped it back, checked all the other settings, found nothing else wrong, then ran another backup which went like lightning.

        Moral: It’s not only MSFT that can mess you over with patches. Yes, it’s a good idea to update your backup software, but maybe it’s also good to see if it’s yibbed the zotz when it patched it.

        (BTW, this issue does not appear in any previous or current release notes. See next month’s/build’s notes, I guess.)

        Win7 Pro SP1 64-bit ESU, Dell Latitude E6330, Intel CORE i5 "Ivy Bridge", Group "Patch List", Multiple Air-Gapped backup drives in different locations, "Don't auto-check for updates-Full Manual Mode."
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        "A committee is the only known form of life that has at least six legs and no brain."

        -Robert Heinlein

      • #2264783 Reply
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        The patch had flipped the compression choice from the default “medium compression” setting (recommended) to “None” !

        I flipped it back, checked all the other settings, found nothing else wrong, then ran another backup which went like lightning.

        Sound illogical. Compression cause high CPU and slows down files copy.

        • #2264790 Reply
          Paul T
          AskWoody MVP

          Backup is IO bound and CPU compression is way faster, so you move more data, unless you’re using internal NVMe disks.

          cheers, Paul

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      • #2264802 Reply
        mulletback
        AskWoody Plus

        My installs (6) of patch 4882 all retained medium compression.

      • #2264841 Reply
        DriftyDonN
        AskWoody Plus

        Patch applied w/ no changes made to compression…..free edition Macrium, Win10 ver 1909 home (mau patch NOT applied …yet)

        "Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare."

        • #2264946 Reply

          My installs (6) of patch 4882 all retained medium compression.

          Patch # is 4884, not 4882.

          Win7 Pro SP1 64-bit ESU, Dell Latitude E6330, Intel CORE i5 "Ivy Bridge", Group "Patch List", Multiple Air-Gapped backup drives in different locations, "Don't auto-check for updates-Full Manual Mode."
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          "A committee is the only known form of life that has at least six legs and no brain."

          -Robert Heinlein

      • #2264925 Reply
        Bundaburra
        AskWoody Plus

        In my 4882 (free), medium compression was on.  Updated to 4942, still set to medium.

        Windows 10 Pro 64 bit 2004

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        In my 4882 (free), medium compression was on.  Updated to 4942, still set to medium.

        Possibility this could have been an OS version/patch-build-specific hiccup. It happens.

        Boy, these guys really open the flood gates on the patches/builds, don’t they? May 9th and May 22nd? Great product, but wish they’d slow down a bit.

        Win7 Pro SP1 64-bit ESU, Dell Latitude E6330, Intel CORE i5 "Ivy Bridge", Group "Patch List", Multiple Air-Gapped backup drives in different locations, "Don't auto-check for updates-Full Manual Mode."
        --
        "A committee is the only known form of life that has at least six legs and no brain."

        -Robert Heinlein

      • #2264948 Reply

        My installs (6) of patch 4882 all retained medium compression.

        For some reason the “quote” function didn’t engage, or I clicked on the wrong quote…scroll down a bit. 🙂

        Win7 Pro SP1 64-bit ESU, Dell Latitude E6330, Intel CORE i5 "Ivy Bridge", Group "Patch List", Multiple Air-Gapped backup drives in different locations, "Don't auto-check for updates-Full Manual Mode."
        --
        "A committee is the only known form of life that has at least six legs and no brain."

        -Robert Heinlein

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