60142: Acronis True Image 2018: how to back up entire computer

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Backing up the entire machine is the most complete way to protect your data. We recommend that you choose this option when you are not sure which data that you need to protect. When you select Entire PC as a backup type, Acronis True Image backs up all your internal hard drives in disk mode. The backup contains the operating system, installed programs, system settings, and all your personal data including your photos, music, and documents.

If you want to back up a single disk, for example, disk C:, see this article.

To back up the entire contents of your Windows computer

  1. Start Acronis True Image.
  2. On the sidebar, click Backup:
  3. Entire PC is pre-selected, leave it as is:
  4. You can specify a custom name for your backup:
  5. Acronis Cloud is pre-selected as a default place to store backups, but you can change it. Click Acronis Cloud to change it, and then select a destination for the backup:

       
    You need Acronis True Image subscription to be able to back up to Acronis Cloud.
  6. Click Options to set the options for the backup, including schedule, scheme, archive cleanup and others:

    For example, set how long the backups should be kept.
    If you store backups locally (on an USB drive, NAS, network share, etc.), set up cleanup rules in Backup Scheme:

    If you store backups in cloud, set up cloud, set up cleanup rules in Advanced:
  7. Click Back up now or select another start time option:

 To back up the entire contents of your Mac

  1. Start Acronis True Image.
  2. On the sidebar, click Backup:
  3. Entire Mac is pre-selected, leave it as is:
  4. You can specify a custom name for your backup:
  5. Click the backup destination icon, and then select a destination for the backup:
  6. Click the gear icon to set the options for the backup, including schedule, scheme, archive cleanup and others:
  7. Click Back up.

More information

If you need help installing and configuring Acronis True Image, you can order Initial Setup Service. Acronis Initial Setup Service allows you to schedule a live 1:1 phone call and a remote desktop session with a priority support engineer. During this call you will get personalized help installing Acronis True Image, guiding you through the product options and configuring a backup plan to best meet your needs.

Click here to order Initial Setup Service.

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