40486: Acronis Small Office: Server Cloud Backup: Recovery of Dynamic/GPT Disks and Volumes

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About recovery of dynamic/GPT disks and volumes with Acronis Small Office: Server Cloud Backup

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  • Acronis Small Office: Server Cloud Backup 

Description

  1. Small Office Backup supports recovery of dynamic volumes to the following locations on the local hard drives:
    • To the original location (to the same dynamic volume).
    • To another dynamic disk or volume.
    • To unallocated space of the dynamic group.
    • To a basic disk.
    • If a dynamic volume is recovered to an unallocated space of the dynamic group, the recovered volume type will be the same as it was in the backup.
  2. The target disk's partition style after recovery. It depends on whether your computer supports UEFI and on whether your system is BIOS-booted or UEFI-booted. See the following table:
    My system is BIOS-booted (Windows or Acronis Bootable Media) My system is UEFI-booted (Windows or Acronis Bootable Media)
    My source disk is MBR and my OS does not support UEFI The operation will not affect neither partition layout nor bootability of the disk: partition style will remain MBR, the destination disk will be bootable in BIOS. After operation completion, the partition style will remain MBR, but the operating system will fail booting from UEFI, since your operating system does not support it.
    My source disk is MBR and my OS supports UEFI The operation will not affect neither partition layout nor bootability of the disk: partition style will remain MBR, the destination disk will be bootable in BIOS. The destination partition will be converted to GPT style that will make the destination disk bootable in UEFI.
    My source disk is GPT and my OS supports UEFI After operation completion, the partition style will remain GPT, the system will fail booting on BIOS, because your operating system cannot support booting from GPT on BIOS. After operation completion, the partition style will remain GPT, the operating system will be bootable on UEFI

    (!) To ensure Windows bootability after recovery, you must recover an image of your source disk in the disk mode.

  3. The target volume type does not change when recovering over an existing volume. Examples:
    • When recovering a dynamic volume over a basic volume the target volume remains basic.
    • When recovering a dynamic striped volume over a dynamic spanned volume the target volume remains spanned.
  4. Recovering a basic volume or disk to the dynamic group:
    • When recovering a basic volume to an unallocated space of the dynamic group, the recovered volume becomes dynamic.
    • When recovering a basic disk to a dynamic disk of a dynamic group consisting of two disks, the recovered disk remains basic. The dynamic disk to which the recovery is performed becomes "missing" and a spanned/striped dynamic volume on the second disk becomes "failed".

More information

See Acronis Small Office: Server Cloud Backup.

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