Using Acronis True Image 2014 backup software to recover Linux Encrypted disk
Posted on 2014-09-04
I just recently purchased the True Image 2014 and one of tests I did was to back up my 290 GB office laptop that uses Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Open Client software . I created an Acronis USB boot disk and used that to do a sector by sector clone of the laptop's disk to an external e-sata 500GB disk.
After the cloning was complete, I mounted the e-sata drive as the primary boot disk but I just get a blinking cursor during startup. It doesn't even ask me for a LUKS boot password. Later I booted normally and I used the gparted utility in Linux to compare the internal (original) disk and the external (e-sata connected cloned disk), and the partitions are the same.
Is there any other post cloning step I could do to make the disk boot? Has anyone tried this before? I have already posted on the Acronis forum but I feel that this is more of a linux/encryption/LUKS/hack issue than an Acronis one.
I feel that the backup was OK (and I have done various other backups using Acronis and they were all pretty reliable), I just suspect there is a simple partition/boot/mbr thing I'm missing.
Thanks very much.
Thanks and regards.