Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 supports most of the popular storage media and devices

Acronis True Image Home Plus Pack supports dynamic disks or disks with GUID partition tables (GPT). Acronis True Image Home does not

Internal disks and locally attached USB drives with NTFS file system are supported

This option has been disabled for system disks or partitions on system disks

Details of dynamic and GPT disks support in Acronis Snap Deploy 4

Acronis Snap Deploy started supporting disks with GUID partition tables (GPT) and dynamic disks in version 4.

Acronis Snap Deploy 5 supports GUID Partition Table (GPT) partitioning scheme. Dynamic volumes (in Windows) can be deployed as basic volumes only.

Acronis Snap Deploy 4 supports GUID Partition Table (GPT) partitioning scheme. Dynamic disks currently are not supported for imaging and deployment. Detailed information here.

The issue is only with Acronis Bootable Media. As a workaround, convert the disk from Windows

This article describes the circumstances under which Acronis Active Restore does not work.

Acronis True Image restores LVM volumes as non-LVM partitions. You will need to take extra steps to make the restored system bootable. You can also restore LVM volumes to prepared LVMs


1) Basic error message stack in Backup Console:


Common I/O error.

2) Details of error message in Backup Console (click on the Details button):


  1. You are trying to recover the backup of an MBR disk using Bootable Media
  2. You have converted the disk from MBR to GPT 
  3. You go to Recovery tab and choose a backup with GPT disk inside
  4. You switch to 'Volumes' in 'Backup contents' and choose all the volumes