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User's Guide
Acronis
True Image 9.1
Workstation
Compute with confidence
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    User's Guide Acronis True Image 9.1 Workstation Compute with confidence www.acronis.com...

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    Copyright © Acronis, Inc., 2000-2006. All rights reserved. “Acronis”, "Acronis Compute with Confidence", “Acronis Snap Restore”, “Acronis Recovery Manager, “Acronis Secure Zone” and the Acronis logo are trademarks of Acronis, Inc. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. Windows and MS-DOS are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.

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    Making telecommunication data transmission of the software. Acronis has the right to terminate this license if there is a violation of its terms or default by the original purchaser. Upon termination for any reason, all copies of the software must be immediately returned to Acronis, and the original purchaser shall be liable to Acronis for any and all damages suffered as a result of the violation or default.

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    1.4.2 Supported operating systems......................10 1.4.3 Supported file systems ........................10 1.4.4 Supported storage media........................11 1.5 T ..........................11 ECHNICAL SUPPORT CHAPTER 2. ACRONIS TRUE IMAGE WORKSTATION INSTALLATION AND STARTING ..12 2.1 I ............. 12 NSTALLING CRONIS MAGE ORKSTATION COMPONENTS 2.2 E...

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    4.5.2 Set up Administrator profiles......................33 4.5.3 Adding Users and Administrators to Acronis Backup Server database ..........34 4.5.4 Changing User profiles ........................35 4.5.5 Configuring Backup Locations......................36 4.5.6 Managing Archives..........................37 4.6 C ........................37 REATING BOOTABLE MEDIA CHAPTER 5.

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    15.1.1 Supported commands ........................102 15.1.2 trueimagecmd.exe usage examples....................107 15.1.3 Command-line mode usage under DOS ..................108 15.2 S ............................... 108 CRIPTING 15.2.1 Script execution parameters ......................108 15.2.2 Script structure..........................109 15.2.3 Script usage examples ........................109 Copyright © Acronis, Inc., 2000-2006...

  • Page 7: Chapter 1. Introduction

    Ensures 24 X 7 Uptime With the Acronis Drive Snapshot systems can be imaged while they are in use, supporting 24 by 7 availability. This technology enables the product to backup and image critical operating system files, the master boot record and any partition-based boot records without requiring a reboot.

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    Disk cloning and new disk deployment Acronis True Image Workstation can be used to clone an image onto multiple workstations. For example, a company purchased several computers and needs similar environments on each of them.

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    • Backup to/restore from FTP servers • Acronis Snap Restore – A user can start working in seconds while the system is still being restored • Acronis Universal Restore (optional) – Hardware-independent live system restore •...

  • Page 10: S Ystem Requirements And Supported Media, Minimum System Requirements, Supported Operating Systems, Supported File Systems

    Windows NT 4.0 Server SP6/2000 Server/2000 Advanced Server/2003 Server • Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows Server 2003 x64 Editions Acronis True Image Workstation bootable standalone version enables backing up and recovery a disk/partition on a computer running any PC-based operating system, including Linux®.

  • Page 11: Supported Storage Media, T Echnical Support

    If a file system is not supported or is corrupted, Acronis True Image Workstation can copy data using a sector-by-sector approach. 1.4.4 Supported storage media • Hard disk drives • Networked storage devices such as Storage Area Networks (SANs) and Network Attached Storage (NAS) •...

  • Page 12: Chapter 2. Acronis True Image Workstation Installation And Starting

    Install Wizard instructions on the screen. Acronis True Image Workstation Install Menu Window It is recommended that you install Acronis True Image Management Console first. After that you will be able to install other components remotely to any networked computer.

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    If a domain controller is present on the network, you can create for Acronis True Image Group Server a domain user account with Guest rights and remote access right to every computer.

  • Page 14: R Unning A Cronis T Rue I Mage W Orkstation Components 2.4.1. Running Acronis True Image Workstation (local Version)

    2.4 Running Acronis True Image Workstation components 2.4.1. Running Acronis True Image Workstation (local version) You can run Acronis True Image Workstation in Windows by selecting Start -> Programs - > Acronis -> Acronis True Image Workstation -> Acronis True Image Workstation or clicking on the appropriate shortcut on the desktop.

  • Page 15: Partition Images

    When you back up files and folders, only the data, along with the folder tree, are compressed and stored. Backing up disks and partitions is performed in a different way: Acronis True Image Workstation stores a sector-by-sector snapshot of the disk, which includes the operating system, registry, drivers, software applications and data files, as well as system areas hidden from the user.

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    Recovery Manager and Acronis Snap Restore features (see below). Acronis Secure Zone is always available for archive creation as long as there is space for the backup file. If there is not enough space, older archives will be deleted to create space.

  • Page 17: How It Works, How To Use, A Cronis B Ackup S Erver

    With this feature, if operating system won't load for some reason, you can run Acronis True Image Workstation by itself to restore damaged partitions. As opposed to booting from Acronis removable media or RIS server, you will not need a separate media or network connection to start Acronis True Image Workstation.

  • Page 18: Backup Locations, Their Quotas And Time Limits, Quotas And Time Limits For Computers And Users

    Please be aware, that in fact maximum number of incremental backups includes one initial full backup. For example, if this parameter is set to 5, Acronis Backup Server will create one full backup, then four incremental backups, then again a full backup and so on. For this reason, this parameter is also called “maximum number of backups in an archive”.

  • Page 19: Operations With Archives, A Cronis S Nap R Estore, How It Works

    So, User profiles manage the backup server resources allocation by users. 3.5.4 Operations with archives Acronis Backup Server can display a list of backups, stored on the backup server, and sort the list by Location or Owners (users and computers).

  • Page 20: How To Use, A Cronis U Niversal R Estore

    10 minutes. The larger the image size, the more time you save. 3.6.2 How to use To be able to use Acronis Snap Restore in case of system crash, prepare as follows (you can do it either locally, using Acronis True Image Workstation local version, or remotely, using Acronis True Image Management Console): 1.

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    Acronis Universal Restore is an optional program feature. It should be purchased separately and installed from a separate .msi setup file. Acronis Universal Restore can only be installed on a computer where at least one of the following Acronis components is installed:...

  • Page 22: Using Acronis Universal Restore In Virtual Environment, Hints On Using Acronis Universal Restore, Benefits

    3.7.4 Benefits 1. Acronis Universal Restore can be used “after the fact”: it is not necessary to create an image with the option, you can restore any image to different hardware. 2. Acronis Universal Restore allows the user to exactly specify drivers during restore, enabling their maximum compatibility with the hardware.

  • Page 23: B Acking Up To Tape Drive, V Iewing Disk And Partition Information

    3.8 Backing up to tape drive Acronis True Image Workstation supports SCSI tape drives. It can store backups on the tape and restore data from the tape, store large backups to multiple tapes, and append incremental/differential changes to a tape with the existing archives.

  • Page 24: G Eneral Information

    You will have to install the components locally on such computers. To install Acronis components: 1. Click Install Acronis components to a remote computer in the center of Acronis True Image Management Console main window, on the toolbar or the sidebar, or select the same item from the Tools menu.

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    4. Specify network name or IP address of the machine on which Acronis component is to be installed. You can also select the machine from the list of available using Browse… button. At that point you will have to provide administrator username and password.

  • Page 26: Backup And Recovery Tasks

    Main window of Acronis True Image Management Console when connected to a remote computer The task list content depends on the programs installed on the connected computer. The most populated list will include managing Backup and Recovery Tasks (via Acronis True Image Agent), Group Tasks Management (via Acronis True Image Group Server) and Backup Server Management (via Acronis Backup Server).

  • Page 27: Group Server Management

    4.4 Managing groups of computers 4.4.1 Group server management When connected to a remote computer, where Acronis True Image Group Server is installed, click Acronis True Image Group Server management to display the following window. Copyright © Acronis, Inc., 2000-2006...

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    Inaccessible - the remote computer is not accessible due to lack of access rights, firewall and security settings, etc. Unmanaged - the Acronis True Image Agent is not installed on a remote machine. To see details of the computer in brief (the computer role, operating system and IP- address), click on the computer name.

  • Page 29: Creating New Group Backup Tasks

    Select disk/partitions to backup 4. Specify a path to backup archive. To place every archive on its local computer, input Local path or select Acronis Secure Zone, if there is such zone on every remote 3.3 Acronis Secure Zone computer. For more information about Acronis Secure Zone see .

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    You should also provide the archive name for each computer, unless the archives are targeted to Acronis Secure Zones or a backup server. Pressing the button to the right of name input field will assign to each archive the respective computer’s name.

  • Page 31: Group Tasks Management, M Anaging Backup Server

    Before you start managing the backup server, be sure to read section Server stating the basic operating principles of this component. When connected to a remote computer where Acronis Backup Server is installed, click Acronis Backup Server management to display the following window. Copyright © Acronis, Inc., 2000-2006...

  • Page 32: Default Settings

    Maximum number of backups in an archive means maximum number of incremental backups plus one initial full backup. For example, if this parameter is set to 5, Acronis Backup Server will create one full backup, then four incremental backups, then again a full backup and so on.

  • Page 33: Set Up Administrator Profiles

    Unlimited values for quotas/time limits. 4.5.2 Set up Administrator profiles To be able to remotely back up data from a networked computer where Acronis True Image Agent is installed, to backup server, add this computer to Acronis Backup Server database.

  • Page 34: Adding Users And Administrators To Acronis Backup Server Database

    By default, this user is able to manage the backup server and perform backups on base of computer profiles, i.e. has administrator’s rights on the backup server. To enable any user to back up data from any networked computer, where Acronis True Image Workstation local version is installed, to backup server, an administrator should add this user to Acronis Backup Server database.

  • Page 35: Changing User Profiles

    If you select a user and click Clear, all archives created by this user will be deleted. The same operation for administrator profiles is impossible. Copyright © Acronis, Inc., 2000-2006...

  • Page 36: Configuring Backup Locations

    After clicking on Delete item the dialog box comes up, allowing you to view a list of backup archives to be removed and a list of associated users/computers before you confirm the operation. Copyright © Acronis, Inc., 2000-2006...

  • Page 37: Managing Archives, C Reating Bootable Media

    4.6 Creating bootable media Bootable removable media or RIS package provides the ability to boot the standalone version of Acronis True Image Workstation or Acronis True Image Bootable Agent on a crashed computer; computer, running other than Windows operating system or bare metal.

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    Acronis True Image Management Console does not contain Rescue Media Builder in its own installation. Therefore, to be able to create bootable media/RIS package from Acronis True Image Management Console, you must have Acronis True Image Workstation or another Acronis product including Rescue Media Builder, installed on the same computer.

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    Using Acronis True Image Workstation (local version) Acronis True Image Workstation supports the command-line mode for data backup and restore, as well as the GUI mode, and can be used to execute XML scripts. Here we describe the operations available in GUI mode, which provides more functionality. For console Chap er 15.

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    • Options – opens a window for editing default backup/restore options, setting text appearance (fonts), configuring email/Winpopup notifications etc. The Help menu is used to invoke help and obtain information about Acronis True Image Workstation. Active Tasks pane The Active Tasks pane displays the scheduled and currently-being-executed tasks. It features its own toolbar.

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    Click the very right button on a tasks pane toolbar at the bottom of the window. See details 11.3 Viewing logs • Manage Acronis Secure Zone Click Manage Acronis Secure Zone, then follow the Wizard’s instructions. See details in Chapter 9. Managing Acronis Secure Zone • Activate Acronis Startup Recovery Manager Click Activate Acronis Startup Recovery Manager, then follow the Wizard’s instructions.

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    Create bootable rescue media, its ISO or RIS package Chapter 10. Creating bootable media Some of the above operations can be executed in command-line as well. For more 15.1 Working in information on Acronis True Image Workstation command-line mode see the command-line mode Copyright © Acronis, Inc., 2000-2006...

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    You also may not be able to boot the restored operating system. Therefore, it is recommended that you select only files and folders containing user data. To back up a disk or partition, use image backup. 5. Click Next. Copyright © Acronis, Inc., 2000-2006...

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    If you are going to create a differential backup, select the full backup which will be a base, or any of existing differential archives. Either way, the program will create a new differential archive file. Copyright © Acronis, Inc., 2000-2006...

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    For example, saving the archive to another hard disk will protect your data if the primary disk is damaged. Data saved to a network disk, ftp-server or removable media will survive even if all your local hard disks are down. You can also use Acronis Secure Zone 3.3 Acronis Secure Zone (see details in ) for storing backups.

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    Back to make changes in the created task. Clicking Proceed will launch the task execution. 17. (For Acronis True Image Workstation local version and Acronis True Image Management Console, connected to the computer being backed up) The task will appear on the Active tasks pane of the main window.

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    In Acronis True Image Workstation local version you can adjust the backup process priority. To do so, click on the process icon in the System Tray and select Low, Normal, or High 6 3.5 Backup priority from the appearing menu. How to set the default priority, see in performance 18.

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    For example, saving the archive to another hard disk will protect your data if your primary disk is damaged. Data saved to a network disk, ftp-server or removable media will survive even if all your local hard disks are down. You can also use Acronis Secure Zone 3.3 Acronis Secure Zone (see details in ) for storing backups.

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    Show Operation Logs button on the toolbar. 6.3 Setting backup options To view or edit the default backup options in Acronis True Image Workstation local version, select Tools -> Options -> Default Backup Options from the main program menu. To do the same remotely, connect Acronis True Image Management Console to the remote computer, click Remote Computer Options and select Default backup options.

  • Page 50: Source Files Exclusion, Pre/post Commands

    If you try to restore data from a password-protected archive, or append an incremental/differential backup to such an archive, Acronis True Image Workstation will ask for the password in a special window, allowing access only to authorized users.

  • Page 51: Compression Level, Backup Performance

    You can limit the hard disk usage by Acronis True Image Workstation to a desired level. To set the desired HDD writing speed for data being backed up, drag the slider or enter the writing speed in kilobytes per second.

  • Page 52: Fast Incremental/differential Backup, Archive Splitting

    If you frequently backup data to network drives, think of limiting the network usage used by Acronis True Image Workstation. To set the desired data transfer speed, drag the slider or enter the bandwidth limit for transferring backup data in kilobytes per second.

  • Page 53: File-level Security Settings, Media Components

    Choose the basic components, necessary for boot and restoring data, on the General tab. The Acronis One-Click Restore is a minimal addition to your rescue media, allowing one- click data recovery from an image archive, stored on this media. This means that at boot from the media and clicking “restore”...

  • Page 54: Additional Settings

    Advanced as well. In case you check Do not place additional components if there is no free space box, the program will try to write at least Acronis True Image Workstation to media, short of space.

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    Acronis Universal Restore is an optional program feature. It should be purchased separately and installed from a separate .msi setup file. Acronis Universal Restore can only be installed on a computer where at least one of the following Acronis components is installed:...

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    3.7.4 Benefits 1. Acronis Universal Restore can be used “after the fact”: it is not necessary to create an image with the option, you can restore any image to different hardware. 2. Acronis Universal Restore allows the user to exactly specify drivers during restore, enabling their maximum compatibility with the hardware.

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    OK in the prompt box. Therefore, you should disable the prompt when scheduling a backup to removable media. Then, if the removable media is available (for example, CD-R/RW inserted) the task can run unattended. Copyright © Acronis, Inc., 2000-2006...

  • Page 58: Chapter 7. Restoring The Backup Data

    2.4.1. Running Acronis True Image Worksta ion (local version) As mentioned above (see Acronis True Image Workstation can be run in several ways. We recommend that you first try to restore data running Acronis True Image Workstation under Windows, because this method provides more functionality.

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    2. Click Next. 3. Select the archive. If the archive is located in Acronis Secure Zone, select it to choose the archive on the next step. If the archive is located on removable media, e.g. CD, first insert the last CD and then insert disks in reverse order when Restore Data Wizard prompts.

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    Set the options manually. If the latter is the case, the settings will be applied only to the current restore task. Alternatively, you can edit the default options from the current 7.4 Setting restore options screen. Then your settings will be saved as default. See for more information. Copyright © Acronis, Inc., 2000-2006...

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    Back to make changes in the created task. Clicking Proceed will launch the task execution. 17. (For Acronis True Image Workstation local or standalone version, or Acronis True Image Management Console, connected to the target computer) The task will appear on the Active tasks pane of the main window.

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    2. Click Next. 7.3.2 Archive selection 1. Select the archive. If the archive is located in Acronis Secure Zone, select it to choose the archive at the next step. If the archive is located on removable media, e.g. CD, first insert the last CD and then follow instructions of the Restore Data Wizard.

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    Therefore, if your system disk consists of several partitions and you are planning to use Acronis Snap Restore, all partitions must be included into the image. Otherwise partitions, missing in the image, will be lost.

  • Page 64: Selecting A Disk/partition To Restore, Selecting A Target Disk/partition

    Snap Restore of Windows 98/Me systems is not available. However, you can choose an ordinary way of restoration for that image. This will allow you to make changes to the restored partition, that would be impossible when using Acronis Snap Restore.

  • Page 65: Changing The Restored Partition Type, Changing The Restored Partition File System

    1. Though seldom required, you can change the partition file system during its restoration. Acronis True Image Workstation can make the following file system conversions: FAT 16 -> FAT 32, Ext2 -> Ext3. For partitions with other native file systems this option is not available.

  • Page 66: Assigning A Letter To The Restored Partition, Restoring Several Partitions At Once, Setting Restore Options

    7.3.9 Assigning a letter to the restored partition 1. In Windows NT SP6/2000/XP, Acronis True Image Workstation will assign an unused letter to a restored partition. You can select the desired letter from a drop-down list. If you set the switch to No, no letters will be assigned to the restored partition, hiding it from OS.

  • Page 67: Using Acronis Universal Restore

    Acronis True Image Workstation installations including Acronis Universal Restore. Acronis Universal Restore option is not available when restoring dynamic disks and volumes. 1. Using Acronis Universal Restore will help you create a bootable system clone on a 3.7 Acronis Universal Restore different hardware (for more information see ).

  • Page 68: Restoration Summary And Executing Restoration

    Windows itself when it boots. Thus, Acronis Universal Restore uses three sources for drivers search: the driver repository, the list of user-specified (enforced) drivers, and the Windows default driver storage folders (in the image being restored).

  • Page 69: S Etting Restore Options, Files To Restore Exclusion, Files Overwriting Mode

    If Acronis Universal Restore finds no HAL or hard disk controller drivers compatible with the new hardware in all available sources, you will be prompted to browse network share drive, floppy disk or CD to select missing drivers. On starting Windows, it will initialize a common procedure for installing new hardware.

  • Page 70: Pre/post Commands, Restoration Priority, File-level Security Settings, Additional Settings

    1. You can choose whether to restore files’ date and time from the archive or assign the files the current date and time. 2. Before data is restored from the archive, Acronis True Image Workstation can check its integrity. If you suspect that the archive might have been corrupted, select Validate backup archive before restoration.

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    Verification of the file system is available only when restoring disk/partitions under Windows NT SP6/2000/XP and for FAT16/32 and NTFS file systems. Copyright © Acronis, Inc., 2000-2006...

  • Page 72: Chapter 8. Scheduling Tasks, C Reating Scheduled Tasks

    Chapter 8. Scheduling tasks Acronis True Image Workstation allows you to schedule periodic backup tasks. Doing so will give you peace of mind, knowing that your data are safe. You can create more than one independently scheduled task. For example, you can back up your current project daily and back up the application disk once a week.

  • Page 73: Setting Up Daily Execution

    If you select the daily execution, set the Start time and days on which you want to execute the task: • Every day • Weekdays • Every х days – once in several days (specify the interval). Copyright © Acronis, Inc., 2000-2006...

  • Page 74: Setting Up Weekly Execution

    If the computer is off when the scheduled time comes, the task won’t be performed, but you can force the missed task to launch at the next system startup by checking a box under the Start time fields. Copyright © Acronis, Inc., 2000-2006...

  • Page 75: Setting Up Monthly Execution, Setting Up One-time Execution

    Start time fields. 8.1.4 Setting up one-time execution If you select the one-time execution, set the Start time and date on which to execute the task: Copyright © Acronis, Inc., 2000-2006...

  • Page 76: M Anaging Scheduled Tasks

    To delete a task with confirmation, select it and click Delete the Selected Task on the Active tasks toolbar. To rename a task, select it, click Rename the Selected Task on the Active tasks toolbar, enter the new task name and press Enter. Copyright © Acronis, Inc., 2000-2006...

  • Page 77: Chapter 9. Managing Acronis Secure Zone

    1. Before creating the Acronis Secure Zone, you can estimate its size. To do this, start backup and select all data you are going to backup into the Acronis Secure Zone. At the Set Backup Options step choose Set the options manually, then set compression level. You will see the estimated full backup size.

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    The opposite situation might arise if either partition lacks free space. 3. Select partitions from which free space will be used to increase Acronis Secure Zone or that will receive free space after the zone is reduced.

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    Zone deletion might take several minutes or more. Please wait until the whole procedure is finished. Acronis Secure Zone deletion will automatically disable Acronis Startup Recovery Manager if it is activated and destroy all backups stored in the zone. Copyright © Acronis, Inc., 2000-2006...

  • Page 80: Chapter 10. Creating Bootable Media

    Chapter 10. Creating bootable media You can run Acronis True Image Workstation on a bare metal or on a crashed computer that cannot boot. You can also back up disks on a non-Windows computer, copying all its data sector-by-sector into the backup archive. To do so, you will need bootable media with the standalone Acronis True Image Workstation version.

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    Full version • Acronis Bootable Agent full version The bootable version of Acronis True Image Agent. This component is designed to provide unattended restores from remote locations. To find more about components of other Acronis products, see the respective user guides.

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    5. Next, the program will calculate how many blank disks are required (in case you have not chosen ISO or RIS) and give you time to prepare them. When you are finished, click Proceed. After you create a boot disk, identify it and keep it in a safe place. Copyright © Acronis, Inc., 2000-2006...

  • Page 83: Chapter 11. Other Operations, V Alidating Backup Archives

    Tools group or click Validate Backup Archive on the toolbar. 2. Click Next. 3. Select the archive to validate. If the archive is located in Acronis Secure Zone, select it to choose the archive on the next step.

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    - when the operation failed (check Add full log to the notification to add the full operation log to the message) - during the operation when user interaction is required. 11.2.2 WinPopup notification To set up WinPopup notification, select Tools -> Options -> Notifications -> WinPopup: Copyright © Acronis, Inc., 2000-2006...

  • Page 85: V Iewing Logs

    - during the operation when user interaction is required. 11.3 Viewing logs Acronis True Image Workstation allows users to view its working logs. They can provide information about scheduled tasks results, including reasons for failure, if any. To invoke the log window, select Show log on the toolbar or from the Tools menu.

  • Page 86: E Vent Tracing, Windows Event Log, Snmp Notifications, M Anaging S Ystem R Estore

    Windows versions do not feature System Restore, therefore, under these operating systems Manage System Restore tool is unavailable.) If you run Acronis True Image Workstation regularly, this feature in your operating system is redundant. You can turn it off, freeing up to 12% of your hard disks space, directly from Acronis True Image Workstation.

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    If you turn off System Restore on any disk or partition, all previously created restore points for that disk (partition) will be deleted. Please make sure you do not need those restore points before proceeding. Copyright © Acronis, Inc., 2000-2006...

  • Page 88: Chapter 12. Mounting An Image As A Virtual Drive, M Ounting An Image

    1. Invoke the Mount Image Wizard by clicking on the Mount Image operation icon in the main program window. 2. Click Next. 3. Select the archive from the drives tree. If the archive is located in Acronis Secure Zone, select it to choose the archive at the next step. Copyright © Acronis, Inc., 2000-2006...

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    If you added a comment to the archive, it will be displayed to the right of the drives tree. If the archive was protected with a password, Acronis True Image Workstation will ask for it. Neither the partitions layout, nor the Next button will be enabled until you enter the correct password.

  • Page 90: U Nmounting An Image

    To disconnect the virtual disk, click Unmount Image and select the disk to unmount. You can also unmount the disk in Windows Explorer by right-clicking on its icon and selecting Unmount. Copyright © Acronis, Inc., 2000-2006...

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    In this case, you have to transfer the system to a higher-capacity hard disk. This feature is available in Acronis True Image Workstation local version only. Transferring systems using Acronis True Image Management Console is impossible.

  • Page 92: S Ecurity, E Xecuting Transfers, Selecting Clone Mode, Selecting Source Disk

    13.3.2 Selecting source disk If the program finds several partitioned disks, it will ask you which is the source (i.e. the older data disk). Copyright © Acronis, Inc., 2000-2006...

  • Page 93: Selecting Destination Disk

    After you select the source disk, you have to select the destination where the disk information will be copied. The previously selected source becomes grayed-out and disabled for selection. If either disk is unpartitioned, the program will automatically recognize it as the destination and bypass this step. Copyright © Acronis, Inc., 2000-2006...

  • Page 94: Partitioned Destination Disk, Old And New Disk Partition Layout, Old Disk Data

    If you selected the manual mode, the program will ask you what to do with the old disk: • Create a new partition layout – All existing partitions and their data will be deleted (but they will also be cloned to the new disk, so you won’t lose them) Copyright © Acronis, Inc., 2000-2006...

  • Page 95: Destroying The Old Disk Data

    13.3.7 Destroying the old disk data If you elected to destroy the old disk data in the previous step, you will have to select the destruction method now: • Quick – quick one-pass destruction • Normal – multipass destruction Copyright © Acronis, Inc., 2000-2006...

  • Page 96: Selecting Partition Transfer Method

    The second method takes more time, but makes it impossible to recover data afterwards, even with special equipment. The first method is less secure, but is still suitable for most cases. 13.3.8 Selecting partition transfer method Acronis True Image Workstation will offer you the following data transfer methods: • As is •...

  • Page 97: Partitioning The Old Disk, Old And New Disk Partition Layouts

    Further, you will be able to use the unallocated space to create new partitions or to enlarge the existing partitions with special tools, such as Acronis Disk Director Suite. As a rule, "as is" transfers are inexpedient, as they leave much unallocated space on the new disk.

  • Page 98: Cloning Summary, C Loning With Manual Partitioning 13.4.1 Old And New Disk Partition Layouts

    Cloning a non-system disk or a disk containing an operating system, but not active one at the moment, will proceed without reboot. After you click Proceed, Acronis True Image Workstation will start cloning the old disk to the new disk, indicating the progress in the special window.

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    Having provided the new location and size, click Next. You will be taken two steps back to the partition layout. You might have to perform some more resizing and relocation before you get the layout you need. Copyright © Acronis, Inc., 2000-2006...

  • Page 100: Chapter 14. Adding A New Hard Disk, S Electing A Hard Disk

    This feature is available in Acronis True Image Workstation local version only. Adding disks using Acronis True Image Management Console is impossible.

  • Page 101: D Isk Add Summary

    The disk add summary contains a list of operations to be performed on disks. After you click Proceed, Acronis True Image Workstation will start creating and formatting new partitions, indicating the progress in the special window. You can stop this procedure by clicking Cancel.

  • Page 102: Chapter 15. Command-line Mode And Scripting

    Chapter 15. Command-line mode and scripting Acronis True Image Workstation (local version) supports the command-line mode, as well as the GUI mode, and can be used to execute XML scripts. 15.1 Working in the command-line mode An administrator might need a console interface in some situations. Acronis True Image Workstation supports this mode with TrueImageCmd.exe utility.

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    Specifies the partition where the image file is stored (by letter or number). This option is used with /filename:file_name. In this case the file name must be specified without drive letter or root folder. For example: /file_partition:D /filename:"\1.tib” Copyright © Acronis, Inc., 2000-2006...

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    Lists the image file contents. /password:[password] Specifies the password for the image file (if required). 4. clone Clones a hard disk. Options /harddisk:[disk number] Specifies a source hard disk which will be cloned to the new hard disk. Copyright © Acronis, Inc., 2000-2006...

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    Specifies the virtual disk to be disconnected by letter. /letter:all Disconnects all virtual drives. 7. asz_create Creates Acronis Secure Zone on the selected drive. Options /harddisk:X Specifies the hard disk number where the Acronis Secure Zone will be created. /partition:[partitions list] Copyright © Acronis, Inc., 2000-2006...

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    Specifies partitions from which free space will be taken for Acronis Secure Zone creation. /size:[ASZ size in sectors] Sets the Acronis Secure Zone size (in sectors). If this size is not specified, it will be set as average between maximal and minimal values, including unallocated spaces on the all listed partitions.

  • Page 107: Trueimagecmd.exe Usage Examples

    This will restore partition 2-1, stored in image 1.tib, to hard disk 3. A new logical partition will be created on disk 3 from 0 to 64000 sector. trueimagecmd /deploy /filename:z:\Server30Cdrive.tib /partition:1-1 /target_partition:2-1 /type:active /password:123qwe Copyright © Acronis, Inc., 2000-2006...

  • Page 108: Command-line Mode Usage Under Dos, S Cripting, Script Execution Parameters

    This will connect all images, stored in file mybackup.tib on the network drive, as virtual drives. 15.1.3 Command-line mode usage under DOS For use in the MS-DOS compatible environments Acronis True Image Workstation includes the TrueImageCmdDos.exe utility. It is located in a folder where Acronis True Image Workstation been installed,...

  • Page 109: Script Structure, Script Usage Examples

    650MB parts for recording to CD-R/RW media. Password protection will also be added. The entire script must be located between <backup> <backup/> tags. <? xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?> <backup> <source letter ="c" /> <source letter ="f" /> Copyright © Acronis, Inc., 2000-2006...

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    The script for backing up to tape (tapeN specifies the tapes numbers): <? xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?> <backup> <source letter =”c” /> <source letter ="f" /> <target cdrw="\taperecorder\\\.\tape0|||” /> <target cdrw="\taperecorder\\\.\tape1|||” /> <options compression="high" incremental="true" description="this is my backup" /> </backup> Copyright © Acronis, Inc., 2000-2006...

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