Limitations on dynamic and GPT disks support
This article applies to:
(!) For Acronis True Image Home 2012 please see Acronis True Image Home 2012 GPT & UEFI Support.
Support of dynamic disks and disks with GUID Partition Tables (GPT) is available in Acronis True Image Home 2010 Plus Pack and Acronis True Image home 2011 Plus Pack. You can back up to and restore from dynamic and GPT disks. If you do not have Acronis True Image Home 2010 Plus Pack or Acronis True Image Home 2011 Plus Pack, please see Acronis True Image Home Does Not Support Dynamic Disks or Disks with GUID Partition Tables (GPT).
Basically, with the Plus Pack add-on you can back up and restore dynamic disks both in Windows or from Acronis Bootable Media. In terms of dynamic disks and backup or restore, the product functions the same when run in Windows or from Acronis Bootable Media:
Limitations on dynamic disks and GPT disks support in Acronis True Image Home 2010 Plus Pack and Acronis True Image Home 2011 Plus Pack:
Detailed information on recovery operations involving dynamic/GPT disks and volumes
If a dynamic volume is recovered to unallocated space of the dynamic group, the type of the recovered volume will be the same as it was in the archive.
Manual resizing of dynamic volumes during recovery to dynamic disks is not supported. If you need to resize a dynamic volume during recovery, it should be recovered to a basic disk.
When performing a so called "bare-metal recovery" of dynamic volume(s) to a new unformatted disk, the recovered volumes become basic. If you want the recovered volumes to remain dynamic, prior to recovery the target disk(s) should be prepared (partitioned and formatted) using third-party tools, for example, Windows Disk Management snap-in (Start-Run -> compmgmt.msc).
Recovery to unallocated space of a GPT disk is not supported.
(!) Acronis True Image Home 2010 and Acronis True Image Home 2012 do not support UEFI systems. Acronis True Image Home 2012 does - see Acronis True Image Home 2012 GPT & UEFI Support.