2974: Acronis True Image Home Does Not Support Dynamic Disks or Disks with GUID Partition Tables (GPT)

Acronis True Image Home Plus Pack supports dynamic disks or disks with GUID partition tables (GPT). Acronis True Image Home does not

This article applies to:

  • Acronis True Image Home 2012
  • Acronis True Image Home 2011
  • Acronis True Image Home 2010
  • Acronis True Image Home 2009
  • Acronis True Image 11 Home
  • Acronis True Image 10.0 Home

Description

(!) Acronis True Image Home Plus Pack supports GPT and dynamic disks.

GUID Partition Table (GPT) is a new hard disk partitioning scheme providing advantages over the old MBR partitioning scheme. It was introduced as a part of the Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI) initiative.

Other editions of Acronis True Image Home do not support dynamic disks or disks with GUID partition tables (GPT). This means that neither dynamic disks per se nor files or folders on them can be backed up or restored.

If there are dynamic or GPT disks on your machine, Acronis True Image Home will not detect them in Windows or from Acronis Bootable Media.

You can always convert a GPT disk to an MBR disk that is supported by Acronis True Image Home. See Microsoft TechNet article: Change a GUID partition table disk into a master boot record disk.

See also Acronis True Image Home: RAID Support.

More information

Acronis True Image Echo and Acronis Backup & Recovery support dynamic and GPT disks.

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