Acronis

Acronis sets the standard for cloud-based data protection with its innovative backup, disaster recovery and file sync/share solutions. Powered by the Acronis AnyData Engine and set apart by disk-imaging technology, Acronis solutions provide easy, complete and affordable data protection of all files, applications and operating systems across any environment – virtual, physical, cloud and mobile. Founded in 2003, Acronis protects the data of five million customers and 500,000 businesses in more than 145 countries. With 100+ patents secured for its groundbreaking technology, Acronis products have earned numerous product-of-the-year awards. In 2016 Acronis was named one of CRN Magazine’s 20 Coolest Cloud Storage Vendors of 2016. Acronis solutions are available worldwide through a global network of service providers, distributors and cloud resellers or online at www.acronis.com.

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We use version 11.5 at our customer sites.  A recovery needs to be done on a laptop that has no CD drive--which is what I've always used in the past to boot up the recovery CD.  But I see that the Acronis tools menu will let me write the bootable files to a formatted flash drive, and it does indeed write a lot of files and folders.  But then if I reboot the computer and press F12 to choose my boot device, all it shows is the hard drive.  And if I change the BIOS order to boot first off the USB drive, it says it has no boot partition (or something like that).

I always thought "special files" would have to be written to the USB drive, similar to what is done (I assume) when Acronis burns a bootable CD.  I have seen complicated discussions online about using diskpart to create a bootable USB drive--but the bootable media builder in the tools menu in Acronis certainly doesn't say anything about all that--seemingly indicating it is doing everything needed to be able to  boot off a USB drive...but it doesn't work.

I'm doing my testing on my Win10 laptop, using Acronis Backup 11.5.  Any ideas?  TIA
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Back Up Your Microsoft Windows Server®
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Back Up Your Microsoft Windows Server®

Back up all your Microsoft Windows Server – on-premises, in remote locations, in private and hybrid clouds. Your entire Windows Server will be backed up in one easy step with patented, block-level disk imaging. We achieve RTOs (recovery time objectives) as low as 15 seconds.

Is it possible to backup and restore just the registry? Acronis can backup and restore an entire system into an image but is there a program out there that can create (backup) an image of just the registry and (restore) just the registry?
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Can anyone tell me if the RD1000 will work with the Acronis 12.5 Standard version for Server?  It says doesn't support tape drives but the advanced does, but I know RD1000 isn't really read as a tape drive but as an external drive.

Also, if anyone has this running, can you eject the tapes after backups using a command?

Thanks in advance.
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Hi all,

 This is server 2008 R2, C: drive is a partition on a 1TB drive.  I used pre-bios acronis disk director to "resize" machine .Rebooted and it seems like it work, sort of.
as you can see in the photo. Disk manager sees the correct partition size of 127GB but my computer still shows it as 85GB and only 1.5gb remain.   What am I doing wrong?? TY all in advance.
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Looking for a method or application to remove fragments of Acronis True Image 2017. I had Acronis support look at it and they had no luck.

I have been deleting files from the registry, but there seems to be no end in sight,

Thanks for your help...
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VMWare is version 4.1 (yes, I know it's EoL)

Trying to deploy the VMWare agent via Acronis 11.7 Universal server. I can connect to the host via the deployment tool from the AMS with the root credentials/IP of the Host server, it passes that check. From there, I select the name of the appliance, network configuration (ipv4, including dns name). Once I select "deploy" I see the appliance created on the host, I am able to Console into for a few seconds, the appliance shuts down and becomes "orphaned". I have also tried deploying without the Networking information with no success.

I've reviewed the error logs of Acronis Management Server (AMS) and it states it's a credential issue. I cannot figure it out, it passed the "root" credentials, I've also added the acronis user that are part of both Acronis Security Groups on the AMS to the host in vCenter but that did not work out.

I've review this article: https://kb.acronis.com/content/30467, but it didn't help out.
Article: https://kb.acronis.com/content/16577 states  that VMWare ESXi 4.1 is supported.

Needless to say Acronis support has been dragging it's feet in replying to my ticket request with them.
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Hi Experts,

I just downloaded Acronis True Image 16 trial, but before I purchase, I am hoping if someone can answer the following.

I created a simple backup to backup 2 follders, incrementally, and full backup every 28 cycles. In the Subject of the email alert, can I specify if  the backup was full or incremental?

I tried restoring a .text file to a different location (my desktop), but when I open it in Notepad, I get Access Denied??

In the subject line I get "Backup task completed successfully.", but in the email body (pasted below) I see "Failed to create snapshot for backup", how come?
2017-05-22 14:36:38:774 6264 I00640000: Backup reserve copy attributes: format tib; need_reserve_backup_copy false; 
2017-05-22 14:36:38:774 6264 I00640002: Operation Voucher Redemp.  3rd Party Inv started manually.
2017-05-22 14:36:39:944 6264 I00640000: Backup reserve copy attributes: format tib; need_reserve_backup_copy false; 
2017-05-22 14:36:39:944 6264 I013C0000: Operation: Backup
2017-05-22 14:36:39:944 6264 I0064000B: Priority changed to Low.
2017-05-22 14:36:40:038 6264 I0017001A: Error 0x17001a: Failed to create snapshot for backup.
| trace level: information
| line: 0x616ad0806a6302a6
| file: k:\8053\archive\sel_dir.cpp:1435
| function: Seldir::SelectedDir::MakeSnapshot
| line: 0x616ad0806a6302a6, k:\8053\archive\sel_dir.cpp:1435, Seldir::SelectedDir::MakeSnapshot
| $module: ti_demon_vs_8053
2017-05-22 14:36:40:053 6264 I0017001A: Error 0x17001a: Failed to 

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Hello:

I inherited a system setup with a Server 2008 R2 host server running Hyper-V, which hosts a SBS 2011 system setup as a VM. Can anyone recommend a single backup product, or even a multi-product approach, that will let me fully backup both the host and the VM?

I tested out Acronis which let me backup both the host and the VM; but it is too expensive for this firm so a less-costly but effective backup plan is needed.

Thanks!

Mike
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Hi

As above.  We have two similarly spec'd VMs running 2012 and running a number of applications.  Currently after installing windows updates and restarting were finding that the server is chkdsk'ing and breaking a number of apps.  A restore is fixing this and then a retry of updates works fine.
Were backing up these two VMs with different backup products, veeam and acronis, so assume its not to do with this...
Ideas what can be checked to see what the issue is here before we build new VMs and migrate apps?

Thanks
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Just installed Acronis True Image 2017 and completed a backup to disk

Now I'm working on creating a bootable CD, but am getting a "The device is busy" error message when trying to write to a formatted DVD-RW (see image).  Any recommendations?  Could this be Anti-virus related?Acronis_01_DeviceIsBusyError.jpg
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Complete VMware vSphere® ESX(i) & Hyper-V Backup
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Complete VMware vSphere® ESX(i) & Hyper-V Backup

Capture your entire system, including the host, with patented disk imaging integrated with VMware VADP / Microsoft VSS and RCT. RTOs is as low as 15 seconds with Acronis Active Restore™. You can enjoy unlimited P2V/V2V migrations from any source (even from a different hypervisor)

I've been using Acronis True image for years, but I've been having trouble for the past month getting ATI2017 to backup SQL Server 2014 files. The backup simply hangs forever (see: https://forum.acronis.com/forum/129271#comment-409947). I've been working with people on the acronis forum and tried "VSS" and "VSS no writers" options, but no joy. ATI works fine on all the office workstations, but I'm at the point with this server that I'm ready to look for alternatives. The ATI image backup (Disks and Partitions) works fine for the boot drive. I need something that will work backing up files on the SQL Server data drive. Suggestions? I've just read about Norton Ghost, but have not researched that yet. Will do so. Others?

Acronis is also unable to restore an XP image to a Virtual Machine (although it works fine for Windows 7). So, if your suggestion list could include programs known to be capable of restoring images to VMs, that would be great.
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I am trying to restore an image created with Acronis True Image.   The image was created from a Dell Precision Tower 5810 running Windows 7 Professional 64 bit.   I am trying to restore it to a Lenovo desktop ideacenter 300S Series.   The Dell system board has failed and I am waiting for a new one.   The system board is currently back ordered, so I want to us the Lenovo in the meantime.   During restore, there are three files that are needed to complete the process.   They are as follows:

'MSFT0001'

'MSFT0003'

'PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_22A3&SUBSYS_361A17AA&REV_35'

all for Windows 7.

Where do I find these files?
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I could not get my computer to boot.  I discovered that the HD was failing as I was running the EPSA Pre-Boot system assessment.
Error Code 2000--0142
Msg: hard Drive 0 s/n xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Short Self test unsuccessful.

I picked up a new HD swapped out the old drive with the new. When I tried to do an image backup to the new drive using Acronis I receive an error message stating that the cloning process failed.
"Failed to read from section '149,992,080'
try to repeat the operation.....
Check the disk using Check disk utility and create a backup of the disk.
Direct R/W operation has failed (0x590001) input/output error (0xFFF1)

So FINALLY after six hours chkdsk appears to have completed. But I am not sure.
When I look at the processes I don't see a CHKDSK.EXE.
But I do see a process named  Checking disk D under the application tab. That is the HD that chkdsk is functioning.
I had to pull up my old Win7 computer to run chkdsk.

How do I know when the process is over?

Thanks!
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We have a server that we just got a copy of Acronis Server Backup 12 on and it doesn't have an option for ejecting tape media.  We are using a Dell RD1000 with cartridges.  Can anyone tell me if there's a script I can run every morning to eject the tape since the backup won't do it?  Thanks in advance.
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We have a 3573-TL hooked up to an 8203 for testing, so it doesn't get used that much. Can I hook this Tape Drive up to a Windows Server 2008/2012 box and use it to backup my windows/mac Servers with Acronis backup or something like that?

Thanks
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Hello,
I have an custom image of Windows 10 that i need to turn into an image and it must be installed on another machine as is only via DVD (sadly no USB is allowed), can anyone please advise on best ways to create the image and then split it to many DVD's and install the image on another computer? what software knows how to do it?

does acronis have an answer?
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I'm going to be mirroring a defective SSD to a new SSD on Dell Latitude E7450.  In the past, whenever a drive has bad sectors etc., I couldn't seem to get Macrium Reflect to ignore the bad sectors no matter what I did.  The only thing that worked well was Acronis True Image, which I don't currently have access to.

Does anyone know of any free disk mirroring program that will positively ignore defects on the drive? The SSD in the Dell laptop has defects but nothing that is affecting the operation of the laptop.

Thanks.
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I have MacOS (Sierra) machine with 2 admin users. Acronis backup returns 'Read Only' when restoring files and 2nd (new) Admin does not have 'Allow user to administer this computer' checked - checkbox is greyed out.

How do I change this? I want to restore Acronis backed up files from Admin-1 ---> Admin-2.

Admin-1 files are on HD partition that cannot be accessed and I want to restore Acronis backup of Admin-1 files to Admin-2.  Acronis backup was made before access issue with Admin-1 files. I can restore sample files to iCloud OK.

Maybe checkbox is not the problem, but I don't know what else to do.
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I am just stunned by Windows 10. One of my clients, a Dental office, called me at noon, to tell me that their first Windows 10 Pro system is missing all the programs that they have been using since October, when I have setup the PC.

I am just looking at this PC, and everything is gone. I mean EVERYTHING - All programs installed back in October (MS Office 2016, two dental programs, APC PowerChute, Epson, Symantec End Point Security, Chrome, Firefox, Epson scanner software, Acrobat Reader, Acronis True Image 2017 etc). Zero programs left on the PC. Program and features is clean as the system was when I got it, with today's date of the installation of several programs (such as Intel, Cyberlink, Realtek, Dell Assist, etc). The other programs left in here have the date of September 23, when this Dell image has proably been built.

I have a Windows.old folder on Drive C, with today's date. Also, in Program Files and Program Files x 86, all folders of the missing applications are gone. I have left on the desktop a few empty shortcuts, of office, and one other program that had a shortcut on the desktop.

When checking EventViewer Logs, everything prior to 10.30am this morning is gone, across all logs. So, unfortunately, I have no way of finding out what happened prior to this point in time.

When I logged into the Local Admin account, I got the dreadded Windows 10 message: "Hi we have just updated your PC".... Then it said "Getting things ready...." followed by "These …
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Enterprise Mobility and BYOD For Dummies
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Enterprise Mobility and BYOD For Dummies

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I have a client's computer that requires the hard drives be preserved in there current state.  Is there a way to clone the drives without altering the current state?
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Hello,

Back in 2014 I posted a question about upgrading my then current 128GB SSD boot drive in my Windows 7 desktop to a 256GB SSD.  That process turned out to be somewhat complicated and the thread ended up with over 30 comments from several experts.  In the end, my PC was upgraded to a 256GB Crucial MX100 SSD boot drive.

I now wish to repeat the process, and want to upgrade my boot drive from the current 256GB SSD (Crucial MX100 with up to date MU02 firmware) to a brand new still in box 512GB Samsung 850 Pro SSD.  

This time I am hoping for a smoother transition, so I am going to wait for advice before I do anything.  The ONLY thing I will do now in preparation is to make a current backup image of the 256GB SSD boot drive.

Here are the hardware and software tools I have at my disposal for this upgrade.

1. My desktop PC has many internal drive bays.  I could disconnect all my other HDDs and have the only two drives in my case be my current boot drive and the new Samsung.

2. I have a StarTech USB3.0 to SATA III HDD dock that could be used for the new Samsung.

3. I have Acronis True Image Home 2011 as well as Disk Director 11 Home.  I believe both offer disk cloning features.

Questions:
1. As some of you may know, I just went through a painful crash with my 256GB SSD that was likely caused by the fact it was running the original MU01 firmware.  Should I initialize the new Samsung drive and use Samsung utilities to make sure it has the latest firmware …
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I had this question after viewing Acronis True Image HD.

Ok I cloned my 256 drive to a 2TB drive.   Now I have Three partitions   C: Windows (238 G)  D: Recovery  (238 G) E:  HP_Tools (1.39 TB)

Can I combine the E and C  ?       Also the E is Fat32 all the rest are NTFS.  Should I reformat it ?

I guess I expected to see just a bigger C: windows drive

Confused.   Thanks
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A few years ago, I bought a gaming machine from TigerDirect. It was their System-max brand. It came with Windows 7 Pro preinstalled and worked pretty well. When Microsoft offered the Windows 10 upgrade for free, although reluctant to leave Windows 7, I upgraded the system. After a while I realized that I should have done a fresh install, but that would've expended about $150 for the Pro version. The computer now has Windows 10 Pro installed, but some of the programs are acting a bit flaky. I tried to back up the image to Acronis, but for some reason I could not access the bios to make the bootable CD of Acronis the boot drive. Non-access to the bios may not be a related issue. Very frustrating. Since I was unable to create an image backup, I just copied the files that I needed individually to another hard drive. My idea was to somehow reinstall Windows 10 and then just add the files that I had saved to the other drive to that system. Somebody told me that there was a way to reset the computer, so that it would eliminate everything on the drive, except for the operating system. I tried calling Microsoft tech support, but they were totally useless, recommending that I go back to the manufacturer for advice. They also said that I could reinstall Windows 7 Pro if I had the original key codes. This code is on the case, and I guess I could do that, but I don't know if I have the key codes for the Windows 10 upgrade that was provided by Microsoft. I am looking to see if I have those…
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I purchased a new 2TB SSD drive and want to replace my current 250G SSD drive.
It came with Acronis Software and I have watched Videos on how to use it.
One question remains.  When I restore the backup to the new drive will the full 2TB be available.
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We currently have a single host at Site B which has acronis appliance installed on the host esxi 6 server.    The good thing with this is that the appliance can also backup the esxi, software is cheap and generally works ok (the site isnt critical) which is why were still using it.
Site A has a veeam server which s backing up and replicating two esxi 5.5. hosts.  
This is clearly a better overall product for us in this environment as the server is separate.  Were also using the appliances for esxi backups only.

However i see that acronis is faster that competitors.  Unsure of pricing?  

Could anyone recommend whether to upgrade acronis vmprotect to v12?  Does it backup esxi?  Move to veeam?  Costs?  Ditch acronis and use another product for esxi?

Many thanks
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Acronis

Acronis sets the standard for cloud-based data protection with its innovative backup, disaster recovery and file sync/share solutions. Powered by the Acronis AnyData Engine and set apart by disk-imaging technology, Acronis solutions provide easy, complete and affordable data protection of all files, applications and operating systems across any environment – virtual, physical, cloud and mobile. Founded in 2003, Acronis protects the data of five million customers and 500,000 businesses in more than 145 countries. With 100+ patents secured for its groundbreaking technology, Acronis products have earned numerous product-of-the-year awards. In 2016 Acronis was named one of CRN Magazine’s 20 Coolest Cloud Storage Vendors of 2016. Acronis solutions are available worldwide through a global network of service providers, distributors and cloud resellers or online at www.acronis.com.

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