Clone Disk


In Acronis Cyber Protect 15 and Acronis Cyber Backup 12.5 you can clone basic disks using bootable rescue media. Disk cloning in GUI is available only on Linux-based bootable media and only allows cloning basic MBR disks.

For more information on creating Acronis Bootable media, see How to create a bootable media. Remember to specify a serial number during bootable media creation, otherwise disk management will not be available.


  1. You try to clone a disk on a Mac with Apple silicon processor while booted from Acronis Bootable Media;
  2. Disk cloning fails with the following error:

    Unable to create partitions

This article applies only to Macs with Apple silicon processors. If you encountered this error on different hardware, the issue is not covered in this article and requires investigation


Issue in the product.

Clone an active Windows system directly to a new drive without stopping your system and restarting Windows. This can be easily done with Acronis Cyber Protect Home Office/Acronis True Image and its Active Cloning feature.

The term "Active Cloning" refers to a disk cloning operation that does not require you to reboot the computer to complete the operation. Please note that in some cases Acronis Cyber Protect Home Office/ Acronis True Image will still ask for a reboot, the disk will be cloned offline, and then the computer will reboot back into Windows.