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Acronis sets the standard for cyber protection and hybrid cloud storage through its innovative backup, anti-ransomware, disaster recovery, storage, and enterprise file sync and share solutions. Powered by the Acronis AnyData Engine and strengthened by innovative artificial intelligence and blockchain technologies, Acronis solutions deliver easy, reliable, efficient, secure, and private cyber protection.  Founded in Singapore in 2003, Acronis is celebrating its 15-year anniversary. Supported by more than 1,000 employees worldwide, Acronis’ products are used in over 150 countries, delivering complete protection to more than 5 million consumers and 500,000 businesses. Learn more at acronis.com

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Dear Experts,

I would like to speed-up the process of upgrading my Workstations from Win 7 to Win 10.
For this reason I have purchased Acronis True Image 2020 in order to clone a pre-configured SSD drive (GPT, Basic).

All Workstations are hardware identical (motherboard, ram, cpu, ssd model and size, even the case is the same).

The cloning result seems successful but I am facing the below issue:

I use Computer A in order to clone the Win 10 and turned-off Computer A.
On Computer B, I installed the first cloned SSD and powered-on the Computer.
Computer B was successfully booted to Win 10 but I noticed that after powering on Computer B, Computer A was also powered-on automatically.
(this has happened more than once, so it is not a random case)

Of course Computer A and Computer B are under the same Network and imagine what will happen if the rest cloned computers have such behavior.
Finally, if I remove the Network cable from Computer A, it will not boot-up once Computer B is powered-on.

Awaiting your comments,

Best Regards,
Mamelas
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I want to back up my machine using Acronis.  But it says it can't back it up until I turn off Bitlocker.
When I go to Control Panel --> System and Security --> Bitlocker Drive Encryption, it says "BitLocker waiting for activation".  There is an icon to "Turn on BitLocker".  

Do I have to turn it on before I turn it off?
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I've been using the Windows 7 "system imaging' in both Windows 7 and Windows 10. I've been successful restoring images but I don't feel it's 100% reliable. I recall that I've used it about 25 times and it failed miserably two or three times.

The other day I had to do a replace a failed drive with a new SSD and then restore a system image that I created about three months old. The restore failed. The restore process saw the image and started the preparation to image the replacement drive and it failed with a number of errors that I did not document. I tried this three different ways. First, I booted from a system repair disk, the second time with the actual Windows 7 media and the third time, I actually installed a base Windows 7 operating system and attempted to restore the image to no avail. I ended up having to totally rebuild the PC and restore the data from backup.

- I believe that the Windows 7 system image is a "byte by byte" image and not a "sector by sector" image which means, if I'm installing a new SSD to replace the hard drive, the SSD needs to be equal or larger in size

I'm not a big fan ACRONIS, mainly because of the so many different versions to purchase and the install is quite large. Maybe down the road, I'll practice more with it to become more familiar with it

So my question is
- is the Macrium Reflect 7 free version more reliable than the Windows 7 system imaging version?
Read good things about this product. I know that it performs sector by …
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Greetings,

We have a software called IQware that is installed in classroom of our school. It uses a local database configured in Sql management studio 2008.

All the machines of that classroom uses an image created by Acronis and machines are also by default in frozen state using deepfreeze.

That being said, the issue we have is in one of the computer, IQware was not launching at all so I restarted the machine hoping deepfreeze would fix the problem but no luck.

The support team of IQware couldn't help because they don't support SQL so I decided to reimage the machine and once done IQware worked.

After updating the machine and a couple of reboot, IQware was still working. So I renamed the machine and restarted again to apply the change.

After the reboot, I get a message Your database version number UKnown.UKnown.UKnown.UKnown is older than you application version number appears and IQware doesn't work anymore.

So I renamed the machine with the name it had after reimaging it and IQware works!!

I am not an SQL expert so I am wondering why changing a name of a machine can give this issue?

I am attaching 3 files:

2 showing that the database is accessible and one with the error message.

Cheers,

Richard
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We have an old laptop that has Windows 7 and some very specific software that our finance dept uses. We no longer have access to this software that was created by company that is no longer in business. Users typically remote into this machine to run this software that requires SOAP UI Utilities and Office 2003 to work. We would like to Clone this PC unto another similar PC so more than person can access this software and perform the same function. All that being said, can we close the hard drive of that laptop unto another laptop (Does it have to be the same make and model?) so we can have an exact duplicate of that system? I was thinking about using Clonezilla.
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I replaced a 250GB with a 500GB nvme drive, using Acronis backup-restore.  It didn't restore proportionally so I'm left with 230GB orphaned at the end of the drive. I want to merge that into the C drive.  I once had a program that did this easily. I don't remember what that was.  I just tried gparted and it was a real pain to use.  I'm looking for a program that makes this a simple task.  
Thanks,
Al
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We install Acronis for customers, and we have recently begun to set it up where they have two external hard drives, swapping them out each week so one of the drives cannot possibly be exposed to ransomware.

But last week an IT guy told me that is a bad plan, and that instead I need to switch over to Backup Exec because it creates image files that have no filename and thus cannot be viewed in Windows explorer--and thus can't be corrupted by a ransomware virus either--and that only the Backup Exec software can access them.

Is this correct?  If so, is this a feature exclusive to Backup Exec that I cannot get using Acronis on local hard drives?  I can't make any sense of the volumes of info on the Veritas website, so I'm hoping someone here has experience with all this so you can elaborate on the details and options.  TIA
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I use Acronis. The basic way it works is that it does a full then incrementals thereafter. It will only keep a certain number of incrementals at which point it merges the oldest incremental in to the full thus creating a new full. The sync program would have do to it by "block" or whatever you want to call it or it will continually be trying to sync the huge full backup every day.

   The perfect way to do it would be to back up nightly to a NAS or big External Hard Drive and then sync that hard drive or NAS to the cloud. Same issue with merging the oldest incremental in to the last full thus creating a new full. So does anyone know of a sync program that is "block" aware of wherever you want to call it?
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Acronis wants almost $900 for 1TB of Cloud Storage for 1 year. Isn't that a little outrageous? Why would I want to do that when my OneDrive account has 1TB for free?

What could Acronis's cloud storage bring to the party that would justify that? (Yes it will be used on a server running their backup software).
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I often install Acronis workstation for my small office customers PCs, storing the images on a dedicated separate internal or external drive.  Recently I was made aware that Acronis .tib files can get infected by some ransomware viruses.  I saw a suggestion that I use the Acronis 'post' command option to set the drive as read-only after the backup, and use the 'pre' command to take it out of read only mode before it does the next backup, with the thought being that the .tib image files could not get infected unless the ransomware virus happened to hit just as the backup was being performed.  Does this all sound legit so far?  Is there a better way to prevent the .tib files from getting infected--short of unplugging the external drive?

I started searching for the best way to set the read-only flag on and off, but all I'm coming up with is using diskpart.  Are there any other good options that are more "user friendly",  that I can run from command lines or a batch file?  For example, a way to specify the drive letter rather than the cryptic "Disk number" in diskpart?

If there are no good alternatives, then I need answers to these questions if I have to use diskpart:

1) If I have them set up with an external USB hard drive, sometimes I notice that the drive letter changes, for no obvious reason.  If this happens, would the diskpart device number change as well?

2) If the device numbers DO somehow change without me or the Acronis program knowing that has happened, …
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Dear Acronis experts,

Have you seen an activity log like the one below?

The problem is the backup will take longer than normal.

How to fix it?

Acronis Backup Activity Log
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We are trying to install a newer version of Acronis backup software on a client's Windows 10 computer.  The owner and/or permissions on the registry key have changed to the point that the install is failing because the software could not write to the registry key.  We have tried to take ownership of the registry key but receiving messages about invalid permissions.  

We have tried using Regedit and PowerShell but have not been able gain control of the registry key.  We found information about the SubInACL tool that appears to have the ability to correct this issue but also read this tool does not work with Windows 10.

We are not sure how the registry key got changed but seeking suggestions on how to regain access to the registry key so the software can be installed.  Any suggestions will be appreciated.
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I just purchased a program to deploy a image to a new pc. I have 10 of the same pcs and i used the acronis snap deployment tool. It worked good.
Its been a long time, what the the unique IDs i should check? I remember there being SID GUID that are unique
The computer was not joined to the domain, it was basically take the junk off, add the basic programs, apply windows updates.
Can someone point me in the direction of what IDs i should check that matter in this situation?
Thanks.
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I'm trying to switch my T480 laptop from a Samsung 2TB 2.5" SSD to a Samsung 2TB PCIe, NVMe drive.  It supports either and there's a cassette adapter that I've bought that goes in the 2.5 slot and a separate cable.  In theory the laptop support 2 channels of data, which would be a nice little bump.

I'm stuck on step one though of cloning my drive.  I've got several external NVMe adapters and they're recognized fine, but I've been trying to clone with both Acronis and Paragon without luck.  I know they're 2 entirely different types of drives, but I thought it might work.  I really don't want to start from raw Windows and work my way up.

Is there anyone that's done something like this?  Is there a different product that will clone cross drives like this?  Are these products fine, but I have to use some entirely different technique?
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I want to create an AWS instance for an existing win10 workstation.     I would like to create an image using acronis true image, and then apply it to the EC2 instance.   Is this possible?
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I tried to use Acronis Universal Restore to restore a backup to  a different computer.   I keep getting the request to provide the following file:

PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1C26&SUBSYS_04EE1028&REV_05 for Windows 7

I have the original Dell device drivers and utilities resource media, but it does not appear to be there.    Restore does not proceed without this file.   Where do I find it?
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Hi
I do have a HP stream11 pro G4EE and I have installed our volume license copy of windows 10 on the laptop.
I would like to take and image of the laptop and push the same image to other HP stream11 pro G4EE laptops. I have taken the image of the laptop and now I want to create a bootable recovery media builder using a USB stick.
I installed “Paragon backup and recovery 16 free” on the laptop. When I click Home - Recovery Media Builder- Welcome to recovery media builder wizard-  and it gives 2 options
1)      advanced mode
2)      Use ADK/ WAIK
I choose the second option and – click next and recovery media format I choose USB flash drive
It took the default location of the WAIK.
C:\Program Files(x86)Windows Kits\10\   and  click next it says WAIK/ADK path does not seem to be valid. Please specify a valid WAIK/ADK path.
WAIK for this particular windows 10 build has been already installed on the laptop and not sure why it saying “WAIK/ADK path does not seem to be valid”
Please help what could be the problem and suggest if these is any other way of taking and image and install to other similar laptops.

Thanks in advance
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I was planning to create windows pe boot media and add windows os, ubuntu, android and acronis iso for installation from usb.

Which is the best usb multiboot  to that. ?   And also I want to load pc technician utilities on the win pe usb boot disk.  

Also what about microsoft windows pe boot builder , is it easy to create pe boot disk using their aik kit.
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In Win 7 & Win 2008 R2, I used to see/use the  Bare Metal backup which I
can restore everything in the event the entire OS or filesystem got corrupted.

Where can I find it in Win10 (or Win2016) : can't seem to locate it:
any screen shots will be appreciated.

if the feature is deprecated (think I saw somewhere that start Win10 Ver1709,
it'll be deprecated??) appreciated any portable freeware that
could do bare metal backups for Win10.
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My old PC which i have crucial apps and configuration i want to image that drive and add to a new desktop model. I used Acronis Disk copy and it boots but once it reachers the windows 7 flag it reboots and says startup repair. Any suggestions please?
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Hello, I am in the process of implementing Acronis Snap Deploy in my environment and am wondering what other experts have done for version control of their master/base images?
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1) How do I completely uninstall/delete Acronis true image 2019 from macOS High Sierra - then reinstall  Acronis true image 2019 pointing to new drives?

2) My goal is to delete all backups from Acronis True Image and rebuild to backup to new attached/online drives.

I will settle for 1) if 2) is not feasible.
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I just created a backup to acronis true image.  

The program created three TIB files.  

_v1 - (2g)
_v2- (4g)
_v3- (4g)

Any ideas why the program created 3 files?
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I have sysprepped my Win 10 install (generalize, audit, shutdown)

Now the computer is shutdown.  Are my next steps the following:

1) boot to Acronis Win 10 PE bootable recovery media (CD)
2) clone image to USB drive?
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I am creating a Windows 10 image to deploy.   Before I do so, I want to run the Windows 10 decrapifier (available on Spiceworks).

Is the following the correct order of events to image the laptop:

1) login as a local admin, run the decrapifier
2) run Sys Prep
3) create TIB file using Acronis boot CD, and USB stick to store image on.
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Acronis

Acronis sets the standard for cyber protection and hybrid cloud storage through its innovative backup, anti-ransomware, disaster recovery, storage, and enterprise file sync and share solutions. Powered by the Acronis AnyData Engine and strengthened by innovative artificial intelligence and blockchain technologies, Acronis solutions deliver easy, reliable, efficient, secure, and private cyber protection.  Founded in Singapore in 2003, Acronis is celebrating its 15-year anniversary. Supported by more than 1,000 employees worldwide, Acronis’ products are used in over 150 countries, delivering complete protection to more than 5 million consumers and 500,000 businesses. Learn more at acronis.com