Acronis Home Question

  rossgolf 16:35 15 Sep 2008
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is there any way of making a Disk image with acronis so i can have an .img backup of my hdd?

  Technotiger 16:37 15 Sep 2008

You can back-up to any media you wish with Acronis.

  rossgolf 16:46 15 Sep 2008

i mean create a mountable image. like an iso or similar.
so i can like mount it into Virtual Box and have a little test OS.

  Technotiger 17:21 15 Sep 2008

Acronis does have a Mount Image Wizard, under Operations>Mount Image in the main program menu.

Though I have never done it myself.

  Technotiger 17:23 15 Sep 2008

PS - if you have Acronis, all the details are in the Instructions, for Mounting and Un-mounting an Image. Vitual drive etc.

  rossgolf 20:12 15 Sep 2008

i no that, but i need to MAKE an image of my hdd so i can mount it in Virtual Box.

  Technotiger 20:24 15 Sep 2008

I don't understand your last comment - as I said Acronis will do what you want. Have not done it myself, but surely it is just a matter of following the Acronis Mount Image Wizard.

Making a back-up with Acronis *is* creating an Image! Once done, then go to the Wizard already mentioned.

  rossgolf 20:44 15 Sep 2008

but when making a back up it does it in its own format doesnt it? i think it is .tib.

anyways, ill have a play around. if i dnt post back ive probs done something wrong lol
thanks anyway.

  Technotiger 20:55 15 Sep 2008

OK - good luck.

  Simsy 23:12 15 Sep 2008

but I don't know, that want you need to do to achieve what you want is make a copy of the partition, rather than an image. As you note, Acronis gives you a .tib file, which is Acronis specific.

I think the answer to the question that you posed in the opening post is "No"

Apologies if this proves to be wrong!!

Regards,

Simsy

  woodchip 23:14 15 Sep 2008

Why do you want to do that? do you think it will work on another PC?????

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