True Image Backup

1- Open Acronis True Image 2020, so select the Backup option, Type a backup name and then click source type. 2- Select the Entire PC (Backup of your operating system, applications, and data). 3- Select a destination option. 4- Now you can select a destination for the backup, To Acronis Cloud, Your External drive. Acronis True Image is the best substitute for the traditional Windows restoration process. It enables you to backup the complete logical drive, storing the Windows files along with the installed.

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I have an ATI 2021 backup with several incremental backups needing to be moved to another NAS. I'm planning on re-vamping my backup strategy and wish to start from new but preserve the backups I have already completed.

Is their a utility in ATI 2021 that will move these files offline to another NAS or is it just a simple matter of using Windows 10 Explorer to cut and paste these files to a new destination? The reason I ask is if Acronis maintains any kind of metadata info of the location of this backup set.

Any help appreciated.

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You can move the files for backup tasks from within ATI. Just right click on the v to the right of the task name, then select 'Move' - however there may be issues about credentials for the new NAS. You can 'archive' the old backup by removing them from the list, right click again, select delete, then select remove rather than delete task and associated files.

As you intend archiving the backups, it may be easier to first remove the backup task and then move the files to the new NAS (you may need to temporarily disable Active Protection to move the files).

You can always add back the backup task by clicking on the V to the right of the Add Backup, and select add existing backup.

Hope this helps.

Ian

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Chris, as per Ian's update, if moving backup files, then best to use the Move option for the task and let ATI do the move and ensure the integrity of the files and metadata is maintained.

The alternative method is the use the Delete option for the task that created the files on the current NAS, selecting to only remove the settings (leaving the files on the NAS).

Once the task settings is removed, you can use Explorer to move the files to the new NAS, after which you can use the 'Add existing backup' and select the most recent file from the new location, providing the required credentials. You would still need to reconfigure the new added task using this method.

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Steve, forgot about need to reconfigure the backup. Should have remembered that step as I moved about a dozen backup on my NAS - needed to create order out of chaos.

Ian

PS I have a dim recollection that reconfiguration is minimal. Could depdend on the type of backup (files+folder v disk+partitions, and the architecture *.tb v *.tibx.

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Gigabyte Aorus B360 Gaming 3M/B, Intel i5 9400; 16gig RAM; 1 x 500 gig Samsung EVO Plus PCIe NVMe + 1 x 250 gig Samsung 960 EVO PCIe NVMe + other drives (Windows 10 Enterprise 64)
Gigabyte Aorus H370 Gaming 3M/B, Intel i5 9400; 16gig RAM; 1 x 500 gig Samsung EVO Plus PCIe NVMe + 3 x Kingston HyerX Fury 240gig RAID 5 + other drives (Windows 10 Enterprise 64)
Synology DS414 NAS 4 x 4TB WD Red HDD

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I will use the Move option within ATI to relocate my existing backups. Thank you to all that took the time to offer assistance.

Regards,

Chris

Converting Windows backup

Windows Vista and Windows 7 users can convert vhd files created by Windows Backup into Acronis backups. This may be needed if you want to keep the earlier Windows Backup files, but decide to convert them into tib files to save storage space. The converted tib files are smaller than the corresponding vhd files due to compression. Amazon pictures login.

Do not move vhd files from the folder to where they were saved by Windows Backup (by default, the folder has the name “WindowsImageBackup”). Otherwise, the operating system may be unbootable after recovery of the system partition from the converted tib file.

The virtual to physical conversion is done as follows:

  1. Click Convert Windows backup to Acronisbackup on the Tools & Utilities screen.
  2. Select the vhd file to convert.
  3. Specify the path to the tib file to be created.

    By default, the converted file will be created in the same location as the file to be converted. However, you can select another location by clicking Browse. The file can be directed to any storage supported by Acronis True Image Home 2011, except for Acronis Secure Zone.

  4. The next step allows you to set options for the tib backup to be created. You can protect the backup with a password and encryption, select a desired compression level, and split the backup, for example, for later burning to DVDs.
  5. Add comments to the backup, if you wish.
  6. Click Proceed in the Summary window.

Acronis True Image Home 2011 cannot convert vhd files containing dynamic volumes which were originally located on more than one disk drive (striped or spanned on two or more disk drives).

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