bootmedia

You can create a rescue bootable media - a standalone version of Acronis True Image 2016 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.

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

1. Acronis Backup 12.5 and Acronis Disk Director 12.5 are installed on the same machine

2. You try to create Acronis Bootable Media with all components:

  • Acronis Backup
  • Acronis Universal Restore
  • Acronis Disk Director 12.5 (32-bit)
  • Acronis Disk Director 12.5 (64-bit)

3. Bootable media creation fails with the following error message:

Failed to create the bootable media

The specified file does not exist

Introduction

If your Mac includes the Apple T2 chip then you need to modify Secure Boot settings in order to boot from Acronis Bootable Rescue Media and/or Acronis Survival Kit.

Solution

Secure Boot settings are available in Startup Security Utility:

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. 

Why WinPE bootable media is needed?

Bootable media ISO-image downloaded for Acronis Backup Cloud contains a Linux-based bootable image with tool necessary to perform a recovery from existing backups. This image contains common freeware drivers that cover most of the regular recovery scenarios on different devices.

Symptoms

1. Proxy settings are specified for Acronis Backup 12.5 Agent. 

To verify whether proxy server settings are set on the Agent, check if the the following registry key exists:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Acronis\MMS\Configuration\General\OnlineBackup\ProxyServer

2. You created a Linux-based bootable media on this machine,

3. When you boot a target device with this bootable media, disks and volumes are not displayed.

Introduction

You can create a Linux-based or WinPE-based media using Bootable Media builder in the product: see Acronis Backup 12.5: how to create a bootable media

Make sure to specify a licence key during bootable media creation, otherwise backup will not be available.

Solution

 

  1. Boot from Acronis Bootable rescue media

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.

For instructions on how to create Acronis Survival Kit, see this article

How to create Acronis Bootable Rescue Media on a Windows computer

Create bootable media with Acronis Bootable Media Builder to get access to all storage locations

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