I'm using Acronis True Image 2021. My goal: I would like to create a bootable USB pendrive and to copy the tibx file (that contains my Windows 10 C: partition). So in case the PC fails to boot/read from the internal HDD, I could boot from the external USB pendrive and recover the whole system from the tibx file that is on the same pendrive. BOOT CD is NOT used for Acronis True Image 2021 installation! If your computer does not boot, you can boot your computer with Acronis bootable media The bootable media is a USB flash drive or a CD with Acronis software on it First, you need to make a Backup Image using the Bootable media, and later use it to restore your system. Lucky I saved all my True Image updates (builds) in my downloads (File Explorer), I were able to go back to True Image 2019 and was able to use the flash drive again. I did reported problem to Acronis Community Forum and Support, they added three free months to my account. Acronis True Image 2018 is an integrated backup and recovery software that ensures the security of all of the information on your PC. Backups allow you to recover your computer system should a disaster occur, such as losing data, accidentally deleting critical files or folders, or suffering a complete hard disk crash.
I'm using Acronis True Image 2021.
My goal: I would like to create a bootable USB pendrive and to copy the tibx file (that contains my Windows 10 C: partition). So in case the PC fails to boot/read from the internal HDD, I could boot from the external USB pendrive and recover the whole system from the tibx file that is on the same pendrive. This would be my preferred method, so I could travel with a single USB dongle that fits in any pocket, instead of carrying an external HDD drive.
My problem: the USB pendrive needs to be formatted in FAT32. The tibx file can't be stored there as its size exceeds the 4GB limit.
a) I could backup my C: system directly on the USB pendrive. But in that case, Acronis would split up the file into 4GB-files, correct?
b) Is there any other solution to backup/copy the tibx file to the pendrive without splitting it? Like, for example, creating 2 partitions of the USB pendrive: using one partition as boot drive (FAT32) and the second partition to copy the tibx file (NTFS)?
Thanks for any hint.
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Jiffy lube state inspection coupons. In principle you could have a small 2GB FAT32 partition on your USB pendrive and have the remainder of the drive space formatted as NTFS to allow for larger file sizes. I have done this previously with a 128GB USB pendrive but the FAT32 partition normally needs to remain hidden without an assigned drive letter for this to work and be accessible within Windows.
Disk 3 above shows the 128GB USB pendrive.
Note: the 2GB boot / rescue media partition was created by ATI as a Survival Kit drive when making a new Disk backup to the thumb drive. (Disk 2 is an external pocket sized 2TB HDD drive using a 2.5' laptop drive which is my main backup / recovery drive - the 32GB FAT32 partition includes the Windows 10 install media as well as options to boot from several versions of ATI etc).
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