Acronis True Image Restore

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  1. Acronis True Image Restore Backup To New Hard Drive
  2. Acronis True Image Free Edition
  3. Acronis True Image Restore To Virtual
  4. Acronis True Image Restore To Different
  5. Acronis True Image Restore To Different Size Partition
  6. Acronis How To Restore
  7. Acronis True Image Free Version
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Acronis also claims True Image 2010 is NOT compatible with Windows 8, but I was able to restore my system using the 2010 Recovery CD and a 2010 backup file/archive I had fortunately saved. I don’t know if the rest of the 2010 options worked, but—unlike 2013—at least the most important ones worked. Acronis True Image Acronis True Image Backup and Restore Software. For more than a decade, Acronis is one of the prominent players in the data backup and recovery segment. Their flagship product, the Acronis TrueImage is the most user-friendly and feature-packed software available today.

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Aug 20, 2020 Acronis True Image 2021 is a comprehensive backup and security solution with no equal. If you want everything tied up in a neat package, this is it. But if your needs are minor, this is overkill. Login Next v 21.1.10. Acronis Universal Restore Ensures Bare-Metal Restore of Dissimilar Hardware Bare-metal restore is a form of complete disk-image recovery that restores a system to a computer with an empty “bare-metal” disk drive — that is, a disk drive without operating system (OS).

I've just recently upgraded to Acronis True Image 2020, and have a quick question about about Universal Restore boot media.

When I create AUR bootable media using the 'Default (Linux-based media)' option, I get to choose further options to include 32/64 bit versions of True Image, System Report and Acronis Universal Restore.

However, when I use the 'Windows PE' option to create the bootable media, I get no such options and the bootable media, when used, opens directly into Universal Restore.

I ask this because the linux-based boot media sometimes has trouble accessing a network when creating or restoring backups (especially when attempting to restore to VMWARE virtual machines...), and I wanted to try the WinPE based media as an alternative. The exclusion or TrueImage and System Report from the created WinPE Media makes it impossible to create or restore backups.

So finally, my question is this. How do I create WinPE based bootable media that include True Image, System Report and Universal Restore?

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Peter, there are more restrictions for when creating the standard WinPE version of the rescue media - this is partially because WinPE has to be for one architecture only, i.e. by default it is 64-bit when created on a 64-bit system, and cannot run 32-bit applications.

The easiest method of getting all your Acronis applications in a single WinPE rescue media is to use the MVP Custom PE builder script (link in my signature) - this will include all installed Acronis applications in the media (ATI, Disk Director, AUR & Revive), plus also includes a desktop type environment, file manager, web browser, PDF viewer & screen capture etc.

Acronis Links : Acronis Scheduler Manager : Acronis VSS Doctor : Backup Archive Compatibility : Cleanup Tool (ATIH 2010-2021) : Cloning Disks : Contact Acronis Support : Difference between Backup and Disk Clone

MVP Assistant (Log Viewer) & MVP Custom PE Builder available from Community Tools page.
Acronis True Image User Guides available from Product Documentation page.
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Products: Acronis True Image 9.0 - 11.0, 2009 - 2021 Disk Director 12.5 Acronis Revive
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Thanks Steve!

That worked even better than I expected. The added non-Acronis utilities are a definite plus.

While I understand that the script is to be used as-is and no warranties or support is to be expected, can I ask just one little question?

How (if possible) can I change the standard Windows Boot Logo that appears when the PE environment is booting?

Other than that, thanks again for all your help.

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Peter, I am not aware of any method of changing the Windows Boot Logo used when booting the PE media. You could try dropping a message to Mustang (Paul) via the forum with your question as he is the main author of the script.

Acronis Links : Acronis Scheduler Manager : Acronis VSS Doctor : Backup Archive Compatibility : Cleanup Tool (ATIH 2010-2021) : Cloning Disks : Contact Acronis Support : Difference between Backup and Disk Clone

MVP Assistant (Log Viewer) & MVP Custom PE Builder available from Community Tools page.
Acronis True Image User Guides available from Product Documentation page.
imTranslator for quick translation of language posts.

Note: Please do not expect any instant reply for private messages as I am often unable to access these due to forum timeout errors!

Products: Acronis True Image 9.0 - 11.0, 2009 - 2021 Disk Director 12.5 Acronis Revive

This article provides information on troubleshooting possible problems with file or partition recovery.

Depending on the issue you are facing navigate to the corresponding section below.

Acronis True Image Restore Backup To New Hard Drive

Prerequisites

  1. It is not possible to perform disk/partition recovery to a disk with a different logical sector size.

    You can check the logical sector size in the system information:

    • Go to Start. In search, type msinfo32.exe and press Enter.

    • Navigate to Components -> Storage -> Disks and find the desired disk.

    • Sector size will be displayed in the Bytes/Sector line.

  2. When recovering the entire system to a new disk, it is recommended to format the destination disk via Tools and Utilities —> Add New Disk before performing recovery.

    'Add new disk' option will delete all data on the disk. Make sure you select the correct disk for this operation.

Partition recovery fails

Follow these steps to perform the recovery (or to localize the issue in case further investigation is needed):

  • Try to validate the backup. If the validation fails, proceed as described in Troubleshooting Issues with Corrupt Backups to investigate the root cause of the issue. You can still try to recover files/folders from the corrupted image by following the steps below.
    To validate the backup, right-click on the backup in Acronis True Image user interface and select Validate in the menu. See Backup operations menu for more information.
  • If there are some issues with the backup chain consistency and it contains tib.files like backup_inc_b2_s2_v1-2.tib, you can copy previous tib.files without '-2' ending to a separate folder and try recover them under bootable media again. The '-2' ending may mean that this file is corrupted, which makes the whole chain inconsistent and prevents recovery, even if you chose a previous backup in the same chain
  • Try to mount the image (this way you can recover files from the image). See Mounting an image for instructions
  • Try to recover another version of the backup if it exists.
  • Try to restore the entire disk:
  • If your backup contains entire disk, try selecting backup source as all partitions instead of entire disk,
  • If the backup is located on a network share, place the backup to a local drive and check if the recovery works.
  • Try restoring the partition using bootable media.

If the problem still persists, collect the following information and contact Acronis Customer Central:

  • Detailed step-by-step description of the problem.
  • Description of the used backup scheme.
  • Software version that was used to create the backup in question.
  • Type of the backup version (full/incremental/differential) you try to restore.
  • If backup is located on a network share/NAS, collect:
    - IP addresses of source and target locations
    - Vendor and model of the NAS
    - NAS network integration mode - is it part of workgroup or domain (optional - this setting may not be available for particular NAS models).
  • System Report. See:
    Acronis True Image: Collecting System Report
    Acronis True Image 2016: Generating System Report
    Acronis True Image 2015: Generating System Report
    Acronis True Image 2014: Generating System Report
    if it fails for any reason collect the system report with the Acronisinfo utility.

File recovery fails

Follow these steps to perform the recovery (or to localize the issue in case further investigation is needed):

  • Try to validate the backup. If the validation fails, proceed as described in Troubleshooting Issues with Corrupt Backups to investigate the root cause of the issue.
    To validate the backup, right-click on the backup in Acronis True Image user interface and select Validate in the menu. See Backup operations menu for more information.
  • If there are some issues with the backup chain consistency and it contains tib.files like backup_inc_b2_s2_v1-2.tib, you can copy previous tib.files without '-2' ending to a separate folder and try recover them under bootable media again. The '-2' ending may mean that this file is corrupted, which makes the whole chain inconsistent and prevents recovery, even if you chose a previous backup in the same chain
  • Try to open the backup with Windows Explorer (by double-clicking on the *.TIB file) -> right-click on the file/folder you want to recover -> select 'Copy' -> and then paste the file to the desired location:
  • If the backup is located on a network share, try placing the backup to a local drive and check if the recovery works.
  • Try restoring files using Bootable media.
  • Try recovering another version of the backup if it exists.
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If files are corrupted after recovery (additional steps)

  • Try to open the source of the corrupted file: if it does not open, the source file was corrupted before backup.
  • Open the backup by double-clicking in Windows Explorer and try to open the corrupted file:
  • Turn off antivirus software before reproducing (if installed). If the files are restored correctly when antivirus is disabled, add Acronis-related folders to antivirus' exclusions. See for more information.
  • If the file that gets corrupted after recovery was used by another process before backup, try closing the program that is using the file or end its process, then check if the recovery works.

To find out what process is currently using the file, perform the next steps:

Acronis True Image Free Edition

  • Download ProcessExplorer;
  • Extract the archive, launch the procexp.exe or procexp64.exe depending on your operating system and click 'Agree' button;
  • On the main screen, go to 'View -> Select columns...':
  • Tick the 'Command Line' check box and click 'OK' button;
    As a result, 'Command Line' column will be displayed:
  • Find the name of file that becomes corrupted in the Command Line column:
  • Right-click on the row and select 'Kill Process' -> Click 'OK':
  • Create a backup again and try to reproduce the issue.

Acronis True Image Restore To Virtual

If all of the steps above were checked and the problem still persists, collect the following information and contact Acronis Customer Central:

Acronis True Image Restore To Different

  • Detailed step-by-step description of the problem.
  • Description of the used backup scheme.
  • Software version that was used to create the backup in question.
  • Type of the backup version (full/incremental/differential) you try to restore.
  • If backup is located on a network share/NAS, collect:
    - IP addresses of source and target locations
    - Vendor and model of the NAS
    - NAS network integration mode - is it part of workgroup or domain (optional - this setting may not be available for particular NAS models).
  • System Report. See:
    Acronis True Image: Collecting System Report
    Acronis True Image 2016: Generating System Report
    Acronis True Image 2015: Generating System Report
    Acronis True Image 2014: Generating System Report
    if it fails for any reason collect the system report with the Acronisinfo utility.
E-mail recovery fails (Acronis True Image 2014)

Acronis True Image Restore To Different Size Partition

  • Try to validate the backup. If the validation fails, proceed as described in Troubleshooting Issues with Corrupt Backups to investigate the root cause of the issue.
  • If the backup is located on a network share, try to place the backup to a local drive and reproduce the issue.
  • Try to recover another version of the backup (if exists).
  • Try to recover one item from the backup separately, not the whole backup. Example:
  • Make sure that there is no Email client's process running. To check it, open Task Manager by pressing CTRL+SHIFT+ESC keys on the keyboard, open 'Processes' tab and look for the Email client's process:
    MS Office Outlook (all versions) - OUTLOOK.EXE (OUTLOOK.EXE *32)
    MS Outlook Express - msimn.exe (msimn.exe *32)
    MS Windows Live mail (all versions) - wlmail.exe (wlmail.exe *32)
    Right-click on the process and select 'End Process'.

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