Acronis True IMAGE 2020

Roxy.music

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Yesterday I bought Acronis True Image 2020 from eBay I tried to back up they all say it is so easy but I couldn't get it to work. The options for the drive to back up to only gave me one, I have a few drives on there why does,t it show all the drives on there? And when I tried it with the only it chose is said it could not find the source? I am not after all the other stuff you can do with Acronis all I went is to back up my Windows, I don,t use the cloud. All I am after is a basic back up. Why can,t Windows have a built-in one like on the MAC,s Timemachine which I think is very good and simple to use. I think I will try the latest version of this, it looks straight forward unlike Acronis to much stuff in there that I don,t need
 

Roxy.music

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I got Macrium Reflect the free version it just has the basic stuff I need a simple backup, not all the stuff that comes with Acronis.
I will do the cloning later.
 

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I got a copy of True Image when I purchased an SSD and the thing worked great. Obviously I'm using a PC since I updated my SSD but I found that it cloned all of the partitions on the internal drive to the external drive. Windows doesn't really play nice with external USB drives, so it didn't produce a bootable device, but my aim was to copy the internal to the external and then swap them.

I created a GPT partition map on the new drive, and started up Acronis, it created all of the partitions that windows uses (or creates)

With a Mac, using a different partition type (GUID) and with the AFPS filesystem, its plausible that a PC only application will not work too well on a Mac drive.

My need for windows, and the headaches and frustrations that bootcamp introduces was one factor for my decision to buy a PC instead of using my Mac for macOS and windows.

I found for bootcamp based macs that WinClone works the best. It backs up your windows drive within macOS, so indirectly you have the opportunity to have a time machine backup of your windows drive. I'd suggest that, as it provides a simple problem free solution to the need of backing up a bootcamp partition.
 
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Roxy.music

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I got a copy of True Image when I purchased an SSD and the thing worked great. Obviously I'm using a PC since I updated my SSD but I found that it cloned all of the partitions on the internal drive to the external drive. Windows doesn't really play nice with external USB drives, so it didn't produce a bootable device, but my aim was to copy the internal to the external and then swap them.

I created a GPT partition map on the new drive, and started up Acronis, it created all of the partitions that windows uses (or creates)

With a Mac, using a different partition type (GUID) and with the AFPS filesystem, its plausible that a PC only application will not work too well on a Mac drive.

My need for windows, and the headaches and frustrations that bootcamp introduces was one factor for my decision to buy a PC instead of using my Mac for macOS and windows.

I found for bootcamp based macs that WinClone works the best. It backs up your windows drive within macOS, so indirectly you have the opportunity to have a time machine backup of your windows drive. I'd suggest that, as it provides a simple problem free solution to the need of backing up a bootcamp partition.
I have had another go at using Acronis but it keeps saying source not selected? It says Desktop 2T32G4
I clicked the entire Pc and the destination drive, it keeps on starting then goes to the message *Source not Selected* what am I doing wrong? I deleted it now asks me to create a survival kit is it because I have not done a Survival Kit that the backup does not work? It does not show the image he has on here with a disc on it
i just don,t get it
 

maflynn

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The difference between my usage and yours is that you have a Mac and that uses a completely different partition type (GUID vs. GPT) Maybe that's the cause

Like I said, I cloned my drive but both were GPT
 

dimme

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I use true image at work, Macrium Reflect at home (because it's free) and incline to backup my bootcamp Macs. I found True Image and Macrium will not works on Macs I think it has something to go with the refi bios but not sure. Winclone is a great program for Macs with bootcamp. Both True Image and Macrium are great programs on PCs.
 

Roxy.music

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I use true image at work, Macrium Reflect at home (because it's free) and incline to backup my Bootcamp Macs. I found True Image and Macrium will not works on Macs I think it has something to go with the refi bios but not sure. Winclone is a great program for Macs with Bootcamp. Both True Image and Macrium are great programs on PCs.
My Windows Bootcamp is on an external drive not on the internal drive of the MAC.
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The difference between my usage and yours is that you have a Mac and that uses a completely different partition type (GUID vs. GPT) Maybe that's the cause

Like I said, I cloned my drive but both were GPT
I get your point there Mike.
 

Roxy.music

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I tried Macrum Reflect again and like the last time it said backup failed, so I removed it from my computer. I am now using Windows File backup, I will see how that goes.Thanks to this guys easy explained video
 
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