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Acronis True Image
Original author(s)Acronis
Stable release
2019 Update 1 / September 24, 2018; 2 years ago[1]
Operating systemAndroid, Windows XP or later, Windows Home Server 2011, OS X Yosemite (10.10) or later does not work with iPhone X [2]
PlatformIA-32 and x86-64
Available inEnglish, French, German, Japanese, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Korean, Chinese Traditional, Chinese Simplified, Indonesian, Portuguese, Dutch[3]
TypeData protection and backup software
LicenseTrialware
Websitewww.acronis.com
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Acronis[4]True Image is a software product produced by Acronis that provides data protection for personal users including, backup, archive, access and recovery for Windows, macOS, iOS, and Android operating systems.[4] As disk imaging software, True Image can restore the previously captured image to another disk, replicating the structure and contents to the new disk, also allowing disk cloning and partition resizing, even if the new disk is of a different capacity. The backups are in a proprietary format which saves using a .tib filename format.[5] Acronis was launched in 2003 and in December 2014 claimed to have over 5 million consumer and 500,000 businesses users.[6]

Overview[edit]

Editions[edit]

Several editions of Acronis True Image are available. Acronis True Image Cloud is a subscription-based software plus service offering that allows both local and online backup with unlimited cloud backup, and offers backup for a selection of mobile phones and tablets.[7] Successive versions of Acronis True Image are the local backup editions. Both editions are available at retail outlets.[8]

Until release 9 there were versions of Acronis True Image for personal and business users, with business versions named Acronis True Image Server.[9] Later server backup software was renamed 'Acronis Backup'.[10]

Operation[edit]

Acronis True Image can make two types of backups: file backup, backing up user-specified files and directories, and full system images, which are exact snapshots of an entire disk partition. The program can back up a system hard drive while the OS is running. Acronis True Image can browse the contents of backups and restore them partially or entirely. It can also mount a disk backup as a virtual disk, readable in the same way as any disk drive.

Although backups can be restored when the system is running, a major purpose of backup is to restore the system when it fails to start. Acronis True Image can install Acronis Startup Recovery Manager (ASRM), a computer program that helps restore backups at boot time. Acronis True Image can also create a copy of Acronis Rescue Media, a bootable DVD that contains a copy of Acronis True Image and can restore backups to a computer not bootable in the normal way, so long as a good boot drive (existing or new) is available.

The Acronis True Image Cloud version allows cloud users to also back up their mobile devices. iPhone and Android smartphones are supported, in addition to iPad and Windows tablets. This edition also brings back the 'Try and Decide' option which lets users perform potentially risky actions such as the installation of un-trusted software with the option of returning to the system function before the action if any problems occur.[11]

Acronis True Image Cloud allows multiple devices to be backed up, managed and archived on the Acronis Cloud from the online dashboard.[12]

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One complaint from Acronis users is the inability to disable taskbar popups marketing upgrades and new products from the developer. [13] The notification will grab focus (ie. will interrupt a full screen game or movie) and each advertisement must be disabled individually. The company currently offers no way to permanently turn off these advertisements. [14]

Supported file systems[edit]

Acronis True Image supports multiple file systems including NTFS, FAT32, ext2, ext3, ext4, HFS+, APFS, ReiserFS, and Linux Swap.[15]

In addition to backing up supported file systems, Acronis True Image provides raw sector backup and restore options independent of file system, thereby supporting a file system that is corrupt, or not supported. This creates a complete image of all sectors on the partition, whether they contain data or not; the image will not be compressed, and will be the same size as the partition.[16]

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History[edit]

Acronis began in 2001 as a division of SWsoft[6] and in 2003 became a separate company and continued to release the Acronis True Image software. The True Image name was applied to all platforms from Home to Corporate until 2010, when Acronis business backup software was renamed, with True Image being the home version.[17]

Versions[edit]

VersionYearNotes
6.02002Supports creation of disk images on recordable DVD media and external USB drives.
7.02003Includes a wizard-driven interface. Supports disk cloning that directly duplicates the contents of a hard drive to another.
8.02004Supports backing up to a network location and restoring individual files from a disk image.
9.02005The last version to support Windows 98 and Windows ME. Secure Zone allows backing up to a hidden drive partition. Startup Recovery Manager helps restore during boot time without a separate boot disk.
10.02006Backs up and restores directly from network shares and FTP servers. Can save archives of Microsoft Outlook and Outlook Express as well as Windows Address Book.
11.02007File Shredder helps permanently destroy files. Try&Decide helps set up a sandbox in which untrusted programs can safely run without the risk of permanently changing or damaging the system.
12/20092009One-click Backup backs up a computer using default settings, without asking any question other than backup destination.
13/20102010Supports Virtual Hard Disk (VHD) and Windows 7. Nonstop Backup provides continuous data protection. Online Backup backs up data to an off-site location on the Internet. Version 13 home available as free WD Edition (see partnerships below)
14/20112010Supports USB 3.0, integration with Windows 7 and predefined backup schemes.
15/20122011Supports File synchronization, Network-attached storage, Nonstop Backup over network and integrated online backup.[18]
16/20132012Adds mobile access and Windows 8 support (except UEFI Secure Boot).[19] Version 16 Home available as free WD Edition AND Seagate DiskWizard (see partnerships below)
17/20142013Bug fixes, minor changes. UEFI Secure Boot support was added in this version.
18/20152014Radically changed the UI and removed many features including backup file conversion from the .tib format to .vhd and vice versa, user backup file management (deletion of specified existing backups when destination has insufficient space for new backup), user-driven consolidation of incremental backups, import and export of backup settings, and the ability to sort backups by date.[20] Version 18 Home available as free WD Edition (see partnerships below)
19/20162015Added support for Windows 10. Removed support for Windows Vista.
20/20172016Added active ransomware countermeasures, blockchain-based notary services, and electronic signing (premium version only).
21/20182017Added cloning of active disks and continuous backups.
22/20192018
23/20202019Changed suffix of backup files to .tibx. This likely changed the internal file format as well.
24/20212020Added integrated advanced anti-malware features including real-time protection, vulnerability assessment, anti-virus scans, web filtering, and videoconference app protection.

File format[edit]

Acronis True Image guarantees backward compatibility for image files (with the .tib extension) created with a single previous version, that is, images created with an immediate previous version can be successfully restored (older versions may or may not work). Backups are created to be compatible between different editions of Acronis True Image within the same version (Home, Enterprise), e.g., between former Acronis True Image Echo Workstation and Acronis True Image Echo Enterprise Server, or between Linux and Windows versions.[21] Compatibility is not guaranteed between products that are not within the same version.[22] Guaranteed cross-version compatibility is documented.[17]

In some cases it is possible to extract the .tib file using free offzip utility with commandline 'offzip.exe -R -o -a -1 -z 15 <.tib> <.bin>', which produces uncompressed binary image. The command scans all TIB compressed sections and extracts them into one image file.

Format conversion[edit]

VMware Converter by virtualization company VMware supports converting .tib files created by former Acronis True Image Echo 9.1 and 9.5, and Acronis True Image Home 10 and 11 into a virtual machine.[23][24] However, after VMware Converter failed to recognize Acronis True Image 2013 .tibs, VMware said 'unfortunately VMware Converter doesn't support current Acronis True Image versions'.[25]

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Acronis True Image has an option to convert backups between its proprietary .tib and Microsoft's VHD backup format,[26] more widely supported, and documented under the Microsoft Open Specification Promise.

Partnerships[edit]

Acronis has licensed custom versions of Acronis True Image to some hard disk manufacturers, including Western Digital's Acronis True Image WD Edition,[27]Intel Data Migration Software to migrate from an existing hard drive to an Intel SSD,[28] and Seagate DiscWizard.[29] Such editions are free to download and use, but only with that manufacturer's hard drives.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^'Acronis backup software and recovery services in UK. Backup software for data backup and disaster recovery in Windows and Linux - Acronis'. www.acronis.com. Retrieved 11 October 2018.
  2. ^'Acronis True Image 2016'. Acronis. Retrieved 21 September 2015.
  3. ^'Acronis True Image Home'.
  4. ^ abWilliams, Mike (16 September 2015). 'Acronis True Image 2016 v19.0.5620'. PC Advisor. Retrieved 18 September 2015.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^'Backup File Extension List'. Retrieved 18 September 2015.
  6. ^ abPhilipson, Graeme (4 December 2014). 'Acronis Head Signals Cloud Future'. Cloud(Australia:iTWire). Archived from the original on 13 February 2015.
  7. ^Williams, Rob (September 16, 2014). 'Acronis True Image 2015 Brings Overhauled Interface, Huge Focus on Simplicity'. Tech Gage. Retrieved November 13, 2015.
  8. ^Backup to the cloud using the regular Acronis True Image 2016. Nick Peers. Beta News. January 25, 2016
  9. ^'Acronis True Image Server delivers comprehensive server data protection solution for Linux and Windows'. Acronis. 3 August 2004. Retrieved 9 September 2017.
  10. ^'Business Backup & Storage Management Software, Acronis Backup 12.5 Standard and Advanced'. Acronis. 2017. Retrieved 9 September 2017.
  11. ^Williams, Mike (August 18, 2015). 'Acronis True Image Cloud 2016 Gets Mobile Backup'. Beta News. Retrieved November 13, 2015.
  12. ^Morgan, Holly (August 18, 2015). 'Acronis Launches New True Image'. ARN. Retrieved November 13, 2015.
  13. ^'How do I stop these constant 'Purchase 2015 Upgrade' prompts?'. forum.acronis.com. September 28, 2014. Retrieved November 28, 2019.
  14. ^'Acronis True Image: How To Disable Notifications in Notification Area'. acronis.com. November 28, 2019. Retrieved November 28, 2019.
  15. ^'Acronis True Image 2016'. Retrieved 1 September 2015.
  16. ^'Creating a Sector-By-Sector Backup with Acronis Products'. Acronis Knowledge Base. Retrieved 15 June 2017.
  17. ^ ab'1689: Backup Archive Compatibility Across Different Product Versions'. Kb.acronis.com.
  18. ^'Release Notes for Acronis True Image Home 2012'. Acronis, Inc. Retrieved 2011-10-28.
  19. ^Collins, Barry (2013-01-15). 'Windows 8 Secure Boot snags Acronis True Image'. Dennis Publishing. Retrieved 2013-01-16.
  20. ^'65498: Summary of Features Removed in ATI2015'. acronis.com. 18 September 2014. Retrieved 7 February 2015.
  21. ^Acronis knowledgebase article(subscription required)
  22. ^'Acronis support staff on Wilder Security forums: tib compatibility between Acronis versions, 2009'. Wilderssecurity.com.
  23. ^'Acronis native file format supported by VMware Converter: VMware Converter Supports Acronis .TIB Format'. Acronis.com. 2008-01-15. Retrieved 2012-03-14.
  24. ^'vCenter Converter Standalone 5.5, User's Guide'(PDF). Vmware.com. p. 20. Retrieved 2014-11-23.
  25. ^VMWare communities response to 'converter standalone problem with Acronis True Image Home 2013', 3 August 2013. Retrieved 22 November 2014
  26. ^'Run Acronis TIB as virtual machine'. Retrieved 4 July 2017.
  27. ^'WD Support'. Support.wdc.com. 2012-02-05. Retrieved 2014-11-24.
  28. ^'Download Intel® Data Migration Software'. Intel. 27 May 2016. Archived from the original on 7 August 2019. Retrieved 16 June 2017.
  29. ^'Seagate DiscWizard'. Acronis.com. Retrieved 2016-02-20.

Further reading[edit]

  • Patrick, Stephen. 'Acronis True Image 10 (home) - PC Review'. Pocket Lint. Archived from the original on 31 May 2007. Retrieved 2007-05-19.
  • 'Acronis True Image Reviewer's Comments'. Top Ten Reviews. Archived from the original on 18 May 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-27.
  • 'Acronis True Image 8.0'. CNET. CBS Interactive. 2 February 2005. Retrieved 14 March 2012.
  • Jacobi, Jon L. (5 October 2004). 'Acronis Revs True Image'. PCWorld. PCWorld Communications. Retrieved 14 March 2012.
  • 'Acronis True Image Home'. Softpedia. SoftNews NET SRL. Retrieved 14 March 2012.
  • Ilascu, Ionut (16 November 2011). 'Acronis True Image Home 2012 Review'. Softpedia. SoftNews NET SRL. Retrieved 14 March 2012.
  • 'Acronis True Image Home 2012 (sic) CNET Editors' review'. Download.com. CBS Interactive. 23 August 2010. Retrieved 14 March 2012.
  • Acronis True Image 2018 vs 2017 version comparison review[1]
  • Acronis True Image 2018 review[2]

External links[edit]

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  1. ^'Acronis True Image 2018 vs 2017 Features Comparison'. www.softocoupon.com. Retrieved 2017-09-26.
  2. ^'Acronis True Image 2018 review'. www.acronisdiscount.com. Retrieved 2017-10-16.
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Acronis International GmbH
TypePrivately held company
IndustrySoftware
GenreTechnology
Founded2003
FounderSerguei Beloussov, Max Tsypliaev, Ilya Zubarev, Stanislav Protassov
Headquarters,
18
Area served
Worldwide
Serguei Beloussov (CEO), John Zanni (President)
ProductsAcronis True Image, Acronis Disk Director, Acronis Migrate Easy, Acronis Backup, Acronis Access, Acronis Storage, Acronis DR Service, Acronis SnapDeploy
Number of employees
more than 1000 (2018[1])

Acronis International GmbH, simply referred to as Acronis, is a global technology company with its corporate headquarters in Schaffhausen, Switzerland and international headquarters in Singapore. Acronis develops on-premises and cloud software for backup, disaster recovery, and secure file sync and share and data access.[2] Acronis has 18 offices worldwide. Its R&D centers, Acronis Labs, are based in the United States and Singapore.[3][4] Acronis has Cloud data centers internationally, including the United States, France, Singapore, Japan, and Germany.[5]

History[edit]

Acronis was founded by Serguei Beloussov, Ilya Zubarev, Stanislav Protassov and Max Tsyplyaev in 2001 as a separate business unit within SWsoft.[6] In 2003, Acronis was spun off as a separate company.[7] The company moved from a focus on disk partitioning and boot loader software to a focus on backup and disaster recovery software based on disk imaging technology.

In 2006, SWsoft partnered with Acronis to resell Acronis True Image Server for SWsoft Plesk 8.1 control panel software. The software is standalone and works with other control panels, which enables service providers to offer backup and recovery capabilities with dedicated hosting packages.[8]

In September 2012, Acronis acquired GroupLogic, Inc., which allowed Acronis to integrate mobile devices, including Apple, into enterprise environments through acquisition of software that formed Acronis Access Advanced. The acquisition expanded Acronis’ data protection on mobile devices. GroupLogic gained access to Acronis’ customer base.[9]

In May 2013, co-founder and Board Director, Serguei Beloussov, returned as CEO after working on other ventures.[10] In December that same year, Acronis announced the launch of an official research and development wing, Acronis Labs.[3]

Acronis won the Mobility Product of the Year award at the Network Computing Awards in 2014.[11] In 2014, Acronis acquired BackupAgent, a cloud backup company, and nScaled, a disaster recovery software company.[6]

The Global Partner Program through Acronis was launched in March 2015. The program gives partner companies access to the Acronis AnyData Engine.[12] Also in 2015, Acronis won the ChannelPro Readers’ Choice Award for Best Backup and Disaster Recovery Vendor.[13] In July 2015, Acronis announced a partnership with ProfitBrick to make Acronis Backup Cloud available for ProfitBrick’s cloud computing platform. In 2019, it was announced that Acronis would sponsor the ROKiT Williams F1 Team and SportPesa Racing Point.[14] Acronis was the Gold Stevie Award winner under the Awards for the Innovation in Technology Development category at the 2019 Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards.[15]

In 2019, company acquired 5nine Software, having its approach to securing the Microsoft Hyper-V and Azure cloud and virtualization tools.[16] In 2020, company acquired endpoint Data Loss Prevention Vendor DeviceLock.[17] Acronis chief officers (Steiner in 2019, Magdanurov in 2020) confirmed their plans to integrate the capabilities of both software product lines into the Acronis Cyber Cloud Solutions portal over time.

Software[edit]

Acronis develops backup, disaster recovery, secure file access, sync and share, and partitioning software for the home, and small to medium-sized enterprises. Its backup software includes Acronis True Image, which uses full-system image backup technology.[18] The Acronis Cloud platform includes backups, disaster recovery, and file sync and share for a set of cloud applications which are delivered by service providers.[19][20]

Acronis Backup and Acronis Backup Advanced are a disk-based backup and recovery programs.[21] Aside from backup software, Acronis also created Acronis Disk Director, which is a shareware application that partitions a machine and allows it to run multiple operating systems,[22] Acronis Snap Deploy, which creates a standard configuration to easily organize new machines,[23] Acronis Files Advanced, which secures access to files that are synced between devices,[24][25] and Acronis Access Connect,[26] which is designed for Mac clients and runs on Windows servers.[27] Acronis Data Protection Platform includes backup, disaster recover, and secure file sync and share.[21][28]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^Acronis (November 28, 2018). 'Company information'. Live Mint. Retrieved August 10, 2015.
  2. ^Raffo, Dave (27 February 2014). 'Acronis backup strategy: Protect any data, anywhere'. SearchDataBackup. Retrieved 17 April 2014.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ ab'Acronis Invest $10 Million in R&D Labs'. Storage Newsletter. December 12, 2013. Retrieved August 10, 2015.
  4. ^Michael Tegos (May 11, 2015). 'Acronis bolsters Singapore presence with new R&D center, will tap into local talent'. Tech in Asia. Retrieved August 10, 2015.
  5. ^Paul Mah (September 15, 2014). 'Acronis opens four new data centers'. Datacenter Dynamics. Retrieved August 10, 2015.
  6. ^ abPhilipson, Graeme (4 December 2014). 'Acronis head signals cloud future'. Cloud. Australia: iTWire. Note: This citation supports origin via SWsoft, but not the list of founders other than Beloussov.
  7. ^Anjum, Zafar (18 February 2014). ''I am back': Acronis CEO Serguei Beloussov'. CIO Asia. International Data Group.
  8. ^David Marshall (December 13, 2006). 'SWsoft Partners With Acronis'. InfoWorld. Retrieved September 25, 2015.
  9. ^'Breaking News; Acronis Acquires GroupLogic'. GroupLogic. Retrieved 17 April 2014.
  10. ^Sharwood, Simon (3 September 2013). 'Returning Acronis CEO plans Parallels universe'. The Register. Retrieved 17 April 2014.
  11. ^'2014 Network Computing Awards'. Network Computing Awards. Retrieved September 25, 2015.
  12. ^'Ready the new Acronis Global Partner Program'. 01 Net. July 9, 2015. Retrieved September 25, 2015.
  13. ^'Best Backup and Disaster Recovery Vendor'. ChannelPro Network. Retrieved September 25, 2015.
  14. ^Gulli Arnason (July 30, 2015). 'ProfitBricks picks Acronis as exclusive backup solution provider'. Financial News.
  15. ^'2019 Stevie Winners Stevie Awards Asia Pacific'. asia.stevieawards.com. Retrieved 2020-03-18.
  16. ^Novinson, Michael. 'Acronis Buys 5nine To Better Secure Microsoft Hyper-V And Azure'. CRN.com. The Channel Company. Retrieved 15 July 2020.
  17. ^Novinson, Michael. 'Acronis Buys Endpoint Data Loss Prevention Vendor DeviceLock'. CRN.com. The Channel Company. Retrieved 15 July 2020.
  18. ^'Acronis names Al Hosani MEA distributor'. Trade Arabia. July 1, 2015. Retrieved September 25, 2015.
  19. ^Mellor, Christopher (7 October 2013). 'Acronis CEO: Anyone can undercut Amazon. Reg hack: Prove it'. The Register. Retrieved 17 April 2014.
  20. ^Trainer, Tom (7 November 2013). 'Data Protection Technologies For Cloud Environments'. Network Computing. Archived from the original on 19 April 2014. Retrieved 17 April 2014.
  21. ^ abNathan Eddy (July 9, 2015). 'Acronis Launches Cloud-Based Data Protection Platform'. eWeek. Retrieved September 25, 2015.
  22. ^Simon Williams (November 30, 2010). 'How to create a drive partition using Acronis'. PC Advisor. Retrieved September 25, 2015.
  23. ^Ron Barrett (February 12, 2009). 'Acronis Snap Deploy 3: Disk imaging in a Snap!'. Network World. Retrieved September 25, 2015.
  24. ^'Acronis Cyber Files, formerly Acronis Access Advanced'. Retrieved 15 July 2020.
  25. ^'Acronis Access provides mobile IT file sharing and syncing'. MacWindows. 5 March 2014. Archived from the original on 19 April 2014. Retrieved 17 April 2014.
  26. ^Fred Donovan (May 26, 2015). 'Acronis renames Mac-Windows file-sharing platform, adds support for mobile devices'. FierceMobile IT. Retrieved September 25, 2015.
  27. ^Chris Mellor (June 24, 2014). 'Backup bods Acronis extend disk-imaging support to Macs at last'. The Register. Retrieved September 25, 2015.
  28. ^Michael Cusanelli (July 9, 2015). 'Acronis Unveils New Data Protection Platform'. The Var Guy. Retrieved September 25, 2015.

External links[edit]

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