Make sure the USB device is not disconnected during backup
How to create Acronis Bootable Media with a backup archive on it (all-in-one)
What a bootable media of an Acronis backup software is and what features it offers
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.
This article describes peculiarities of backing up to removable devices
This article applies to:
- Acronis Backup 11.5 (Acronis Backup & Recovery 11.5)
- Acronis Backup & Recovery 11 Build 17437 or higher
By a removable device, we mean an RDX drive or USB flash drive. A USB hard disk drive is not considered to be a removable device unless it is recognized as such by the operating system.
If the flash drive is formatted in FAT32, then the size of one file is limited to 4 GB
- "Clone Disk" feature of Acronis True Image 2019 is used.
- 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.
- The operating system is Windows XP, 7 or 8.
- You boot the clone system after the disk cloning finishes.
- There is no sound and/or USB devices do not work.
Known issue with the disk cloning tool in Acronis True Image, occurring sporadically.
Mount device manually.
This article describes how to set up Acronis True Image so that backups are saved to two or more external disks, which could be swapped or rotated on regular basis. For example, backup to disk A on even weeks and backup to disk B on odd weeks. The disk that is not used on a given week is usually kept in a different physical location as an extra layer of protection.
Backup DVD is an additional option that offers physical shipment of the installation file on a DVD
Correct configuring of backup to removable devices with regular drive swaps with Acronis Backup (Advanced) 11.5 Software.
Create special registry keys to fix this issue
- After you install Acronis Cyber Backup 12.5 on the machine, certain USB drives/keys are not instantly detected. It takes 2-5 minutes for the drive to acquire a letter and be accessible in Windows Explorer.
- If you stop Acronis Managed Machine service, the same USB drives are detected instantly.
Hardware incompatibility: some specific devices incorrectly process standard commands issued by Acronis product components.
All the current versions of Acronis products support USB 3.0.
USB 3.0 support has been implemented in the following products:
- Acronis Backup (Acronis Backup & Recovery) - sarting with Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Build 13545;
- Acronis True Image - starting with Acronis True Image Home 2010;
- Acronis Dist Director Home - starting with Acronis Disk Director 11 Home
- Acronis Disk Director 11 Advanced Workstation; Acronis Disk Director 11 Advanced Server;
- Acronis Snap Deploy 4 or later
Acronis Survival Kit is a simple all-in-one recovery tool for external drive backups based on Acronis Bootable Rescue Media.
Instructions on how to troubleshoot and resolve issues with corrupt backups
If your computer does not boot or you have a new computer without any operating system installed on it, you can boot your computer with Acronis bootable media. The bootable media is a USB flash drive or a CD with Acronis software on it. This way, you can recover from a backup in case your computer does not boot anymore.
How to create a bootable USB
All current versions of Acronis software can create bootable USB flash drives. We recommend creating a bootable media in advance.