Working under bootable media
Operations on a machine booted with bootable media are very similar to backup and recovery under the operating system. The difference is as follows:
- Disk letters seen under Windows-style bootable media might differ from the way Windows identifies drives. For example, the D: drive under the rescue utility might correspond to the E: drive in Windows.
Be careful! To be on the safe side, it is advisable to assign unique names to the volumes.
- The Linux-style bootable media shows local disks and volumes as unmounted (sda1, sda2…).
- The Linux-style bootable media cannot write a backup to an NTFS-formatted volume. Switch to the Windows style if you need to do so.
- You can switch the bootable media between the Windows style and the Linux style by selecting Tools > Change volume representation.
- There is no Navigation tree in the media GUI. Use the Navigation menu item to navigate between views.
- Backup to Acronis Secure Zone is not possible.
- Tasks cannot be scheduled; in fact, tasks are not created at all. If you need to repeat the operation, configure it from scratch.
- The log lifetime is limited to the current session. You can save the entire log or the filtered log entries to a file.
- Centralized vaults are not displayed in the folder tree of the Archive window.
To access a managed vault, type the following string in the Path field:
To access an unmanaged centralized vault, type the full path to the vault’s folder.
After entering access credentials, you will see a list of archives located in the vault.