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How to clone a disk using Acronis backup and recovery 10

Posted on 2012-09-18
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Last Modified: 2016-10-27
Hi experts,

 I downloaded a trial version of Acronis backup and recovery 10. I need to clone one computer HDD to another. I can't figure out where in this software do I tell it to do that. I have mounted the 2nd drive " target" as slave.
Question by:frankbustos
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arober11 earned 2000 total points
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Expert Comment

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Use Bootable Media Builder to make a recovery CD

Then insert the CD in CD Rom and Change the boot sequence to CD Rom first and shutdown the computer

Then connect the Target harddisk to computer you want to clone on to

Start computer and in recovery media select clone option
It would start a wizard, select Primary Harddisk and target harddisk and press clone
It wont take much time and would create a 100% clone of the primary harddisk
Shutdown computer
Remove the Primary Harddisk, change Target to Primary and Start computer :)
Have fun :)

Expert Comment

ID: 38413428
1. Run Acronis Backup & Recovery 10

2. Click Navigation -> Disk management

3. Right click on the disk you want to clone and select Clone basic disk, it will clone disc as basic disc and not as dynamic disc.

4. Now select the source disk from the option and click Next.

5. Select the target disk where you want to create your image and click Next

6. Select to clone the disk As is or with proportional resizing.

*With the As is cloning, the partitions on the target disk will be of the exact same size as the were on the source disk. If there is any free space left on the target disk after cloning, it will be unallocated.
 With the proportional resizing cloning, the cloned partitions will be automatically resized to fit the space of the target drive. Proportional resizing works both for smaller and larger target disks.

It is very easy to use Acronis.

Author Closing Comment

ID: 38414304
thanks arober11! read it and cloned successfully.
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