Bootable Media

How to create Linux-based bootable media in True Image 2013

How to create Linux-based bootable media in Acronis Small Office: Server Cloud Backup

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Restoring disks and partitions in Windows and from Acronis Bootable Media

You can download Acronis Bootable Media Builder from your account at the Acronis website

How to create Acronis Bootable Media with a backup archive on it (all-in-one)

This article applies to:

  • Acronis Backup for VMware 9 (Acronis vmProtect 9)
  • Acronis vmProtect 8

Description

You need Acronis Bootable Media Builder of Acronis Backup for VMware to create Acronis Bootable Media and back up a physical machine as part of the physical to virtual migration (P2V) or restore ESX(i) host configuration.

See also Acronis vmProtect: P2V Migration.

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How to create Acronis Bootable Media with a backup archive on it (all-in-one)

Symptoms

When trying to create a bootable media on a stick with more than 32 GB capacity you get an error message "Media cannot be formatted" or bootable media is created, but the system does not boot from it.

An Update is available for True Image 2013 and Acronis Backup & Recovery 11.5

To see the list of hardware supported by Linux-based bootable media, click the product that is used to create the media:

How to create Linux-based bootable media in Acronis True Image 2014

In order to boot a virtual machine in a Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV) environment using Acronis bootable media, follow these steps:

You can create a rescue bootable media - a standalone version of Acronis True Image that you can use to boot a crashed machine or a machine without any operating system and restore an image of your system. Follow these instructions to create a bootable media.

How to create Acronis Bootable Rescue Media on a Windows computer

1. In the Tools section, click Rescue Media Builder:

Symptoms

Acronis Disk Director 12.5 is installed on the same machine with a different Acronis product, e.g. Acronis Backup 12.5 or Acronis True Image 2019.

When creating WinPE-based bootable media, it is not possible to select both products to add them to media.

Cause

Product limitation.

Solution

As a workaround, create a separate WinPE media for each product.

 

Install or update Acronis Bootable Components, Bootable Media Builder, and Agent for Linux on a Linux system with necessary closed-source kernel modules. Add the module names to the RHEL_PREDEF_LIST list in the /usr/lib/Acronis/mkard.sh script, execute the script as root, and build a new bootable media by using Bootable Media Builder

To skip the introduction part and jump over to the step-by-step instructions, click here.

This article describes how to create a WinPE-based bootable media with Acronis True Image 2017 in Windows. Note that this guide does not cover any WinPE customizations, like adding custom drivers, startup scripts etc. The resulting media will have the default set of drivers from the installed ADK/AIK.

For more recent versions of Acronis True Image see:

Symptoms

1. You created a WinPE-based bootable media in Acronis Backup 12.5 or Acronis Backup Cloud

2. When you try to boot a target machine with this media, the error message appears:

Error 0x1480001: An EFI runtime error

Cause

The issue is under investigation. 

Symptoms

  1. You boot a machine with Acronis Backup Linux-based bootable media
  2. You start a backup wizard, click on Items to backup and select the entire machine
  3. The following warning appears:

    This machine cannot be selected directly.
    A previous agent version is installed on the machine.
    Use policy rules to select this machine for backup.

To launch bootable media builder, click Tools -> Acronis Bootable Media Builder in the main window of Acronis Disk Director 12.5 or select Acronis Bootable Media Builder on the Tools panel on the left:

Click Next on the welcome screen.

On the next step you need to select whether to create Linux-based media or WinPE-based media. Further steps depend on which option you choose:

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