- On the machine where Acronis Management Server is installed, open Terminal and start the media builder:
If you are not root, issue sudo mediabuilder; provide root password when prompted.
- Acronis Media Builder starts. Click Next.
- Specify the license key(s). It determines which functionality to enable for the created media. Without the license keys, you can create media only for recovery.
The licenses are not automatically obtained from the management server, you need to specify them manually. The already assigned licenses will not get revoked from the machines and assigned to the media.
- Select the way volumes and network resources will be handled—called the media style:
- A media with Linux-style volume handling displays the volumes as, for example, hda1 and sdb2. It tries to reconstruct MD devices and logical (LVM) volumes before starting a recovery.
- A media with Windows-style volume handling displays the volumes as, for example, C: and D:. It provides access to dynamic (LDM) volumes.
- [Optional] Specify the parameters of the Linux kernel. Separate multiple parameters with spaces.
For example, to be able to select a display mode for the bootable agent each time the media starts, type: vga=ask
For a list of parameters, see Kernel parameters.
- In Select the components to be placed on the media, select Acronis Backup.
- [Optional] Specify the remote logon settings: the user name and password to be specified in a command string if the acrocmd utility is running on a different machine. If you leave these boxes empty, the command does not need to contain credentials.
These credentials are also required when you register the media on the management server from the backup console.
- [Optional] Select how to register the media on the management server on booting up. For more information about the registration settings, see "Management server".
- [Optional] Specify network settings: TCP/IP settings to be assigned to the machine network adapters.
- [Optional] Specify a network port: The TCP port that the bootable agent listens for incoming connection.
- [Optional] If a proxy server is enabled in your network, specify its host name/IP address and port.
- Select the type of media to create.
- If prompted, specify the host name/IP address and credentials for WDS/RIS, or a path to the media ISO file.
- Check your settings in the summary screen and click Proceed.
(!) If media builder is installed on a machine with 64-bit CPU, this media will only be able to boot on machines with 64-bit CPU.
If you see the following message on media boot, then you need to install media builder on a machine with 32-bit CPU and create a new bootmedia for machines with 32-bit CPU:
This Kernel requires an x86-64 CPU, but only detected an i686 CPU. Unable to boot - please use a kernel appropriate for your CPU