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:

  1. 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.

  2. The Linux-style bootable media shows local disks and volumes as unmounted (sda1, sda2…).
  3. 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.
  4. You can switch the bootable media between the Windows style and the Linux style by selecting Tools > Change volume representation.
  5. There is no Navigation tree in the media GUI. Use the Navigation menu item to navigate between views.
  6. Backup to Acronis Secure Zone is not possible.
  7. Tasks cannot be scheduled; in fact, tasks are not created at all. If you need to repeat the operation, configure it from scratch.
  8. The log lifetime is limited to the current session. You can save the entire log or the filtered log entries to a file.
  9. 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.

In this section

Setting up a display mode

Configuring iSCSI and NDAS devices

Working under bootable media