Acronis True Image Disk Image

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Still the same in 2018-Taking an image of a fresh install of the operating system with drivers and programs, all peachy. The image is useful to recover you.

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Welcome to Acronis.com! To provide you with the best online experience, please select your preferred language or current location. Acronis USA Choose your region. With Acronis True Image, creating a full image backup on an external hard drive is as easy as two clicks. Once the drive is connected and Acronis True Image is running, you click Add backup. The entire computer is the default backup source, so you simply need to assign the external drive as the Backup destination and then click Back up now. With Acronis True Image, creating a full image backup on an external hard drive is as easy as two clicks. Once the drive is connected and Acronis True Image is running, you click Add backup. The entire computer is the default backup source, so you simply need to assign the external drive as the Backup destination and then click Back up now. Acronis ® True Image™ OEM Download, Installation, and Activation Instructions Description. Acronis® True Image™ OEM is an integrated software suite that allows you to back up your entire disk drive or selected partitions, clone your operating system, restore from data previously backed up and create bootable media from USB drives or CD/DVD discs.

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Just want to make sure I am doing this correctly. I would like to make a disk image in case there is a hardware failure so I can load just the image on a new drive.

Anyway if I select 'Disk and partition backup', then select 'switch to disk mode' - select the partitions.
On backup scheme - select full.

Will this create a disk image?
Should a disk image be created prior to any backup schemes?

Thanks for help,

Thomas

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Thomas,

Once you've switched to disk mode, just place the tick in the disk number box, this will auto select all partition including any hidden ones, if you only select partitions this is all that will get imaged, your hidden partitions and MBR won't be included.

Personally I like to have a complete base image before I start making any backup schemes.

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Tom,

Acronis True Image Create Disk Image

Choose your backup scheme for the task. Whether it is full, incremental or differential, the first backup will be a full. The following backups will be full, differential or incremental depending on the task setting.