6823: Acronis Bootable Media Cannot Restore an Image to an LVM Volume

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Remove the logical volume manually before restoring a disk image on a volume group

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Symptoms

  1. You have a backup of a disk with an LVM volume;
  2. You boot from Acronis Bootable Media and start the Restore wizard to restore the backup;
  3. You select a disk/partition image for restoration:

    Acronis True Image Echo screenshot

  4. You select the Restore disks and partitions restoration type in the Restoration type selection step:

    Acronis True Image Echo screenshot

  5. You select the whole disk drive to restore in the Partition or Disk to Restore step:

    Acronis True Image Echo screenshot

  6. You select Yes, I want to delete all the partitions on the destination hard disk drive before restoring and click Next. Clicking Next does not lead you to the next step of the wizard, or in Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 the restore starts but immediately stops at 0%:
    Acronis True Image Echo screenshot Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 screenshot


Cause

Acronis Bootable Media cannot delete logical volumes. Overwriting a volume during restoration may result in kernel panic.

Solution

Remove the logical volume manually before restoring a disk image on a volume group.

More information

See also Restoring LVM Volumes with Acronis True Image.

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