Clone

Explanation of the difference between creating a backup and disk cloning

Symptoms

You attempt to clone a disk with APFS (Apple File System). Cloning fails with the following error:

An error occured while cloning the disk. Cannot get the APFS contents

Symptom

  1. "Clone Disk" feature of Acronis True Image 2019 is used.
  2. Before the cloning starts, source and destination disks are connected using different interfaces, for example, the source is an internal SATA disk and the destination is an external USB disk.
  3. The operating system is Windows XP, 7 or 8.
  4. You boot the clone system after the disk cloning finishes.
  5. There is no sound and/or USB devices do not work.

Cause

Known issue with the disk cloning tool in Acronis True Image, occurring sporadically. 

Symptoms

After updating to Build 21810 of Acronis True Image 2020, you see the following message:

Unable to connect to the driver that provides full system backup, disk cloning and ransomware protection. Please restart your computer

System backup, cloning, and Active Protection do not work. 

Cause

Acronis True Image driver cannot be unloaded from the system without restarting the machine. 

If you have decided to replace the hard disk of your laptop with a new one, you can use Acronis True Image to do the cloning.

Make sure the necessary services are started

Symptoms

You try to clone a disk in Acronis True Image. Operation fails with the following error:

Failed to create the scheduled task

Cause

The likely cause is that the Acronis Scheduler2 service and/or processes are not running properly. This service is responsible for executing tasks. 

Introduction

Using Acronis True Image 2019 and later you can duplicate all your data and make macOS bootable on your new hard drive via Disk Cloning. You can use this to migrate to a new Mac computer or to clone the system to an external HDD and have a bootable copy of the system.

Keep in mind the following limitations:

Clone an active Windows system directly to a new drive without stopping your system and restarting Windows. This can be easily done with 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 True Image will still ask for reboot, disk will be cloned offline, and then computer will reboot back into Windows.

Introduction

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.

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