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        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        Macrium Reflect 7.3 backup software update introduces native task scheduler

        If you are using the backup software Macrium Reflect, you may know that it relied solely on the Windows Task Scheduler for backup tasks. The new Macrium Reflect 7.3 update introduces support for a native task scheduler that users of the software may use instead.

        Macrium highlights the main reason for making the change in the “new in Macrium Reflect 7.3” support article on the company website:

        We’ve integrated our own scheduler into Macrium Service to replace the default Windows Task Scheduler (WTS). WTS has been the only method for scheduling Macrium Reflect backups for many years, but unfortunately it’s been plagued with reliability problems surrounding Daylight Savings Time (DST) changes and no longer provides the quality of operation required by Macrium Reflect.

      • #2304665 Reply
        Paul T
        AskWoody MVP

        Weirdly it only partially relies on WTS. Missed tasks are fired off by MR, not the WTS task.

        cheers, Paul

      • #2304696 Reply
        CraigS26
        AskWoody Plus

        Would either of you know the right treatment of the Chk’d Box below the Choices for Win or Mac Scheduling  — Use Windows SYSTEM account to run scheduled tasks — ?               Choosing Macrium doesn’t UN-chk it automatically but my amateur logic would. What’s New in 7.3 doesn’t address it, either.

        Thanks!

        W10-64 1909 Pro / Hm-Stdnt Ofce '16 C2R / HP Envy Desktop-Ethernet/ 12 GB / 256G SSD + 1 TB HDD / i5 Coffee Lake/ GP=2 + FtrU=365 + QU=0

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          Paul T
          AskWoody MVP

          Where is this option? I can’t see it on my MR in Windows.

          cheers, Paul

      • #2304863 Reply
        Bundaburra
        AskWoody Plus

        There have been a couple of updates to 7.3 (free).  Latest version, as of today, is 7.3.5289.

        Windows 10 Pro 64 bit 2004

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        CraigS26
        AskWoody Plus

        Thanks, Paul….. I’m a Local Acct setup IF that matters, and I can’t see the tie-in with Macrium as the Scheduler.

        USE-MS-SYSTEM-ACCOUNT-for-SCHEDULING

         

        W10-64 1909 Pro / Hm-Stdnt Ofce '16 C2R / HP Envy Desktop-Ethernet/ 12 GB / 256G SSD + 1 TB HDD / i5 Coffee Lake/ GP=2 + FtrU=365 + QU=0

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          Paul T
          AskWoody MVP

          Yes, you want SYSTEM to run your backup jobs. Then you don’t have permission problems and missing files from your backup.

          cheers, Paul

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