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Can ATIH 2017 backup Linux files? If so, How?

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I have Windows on a Samsung 850 EVO 1TB SSD; and my Linux system is on a WD Black 1TB Nvme drive. Side question: is this considered a "dual boot" environment?

Both OS's are 64 bit.

Would it be possible to back up my Linux Mint system (on the WD Black 1TB Nvme drive,) using ATIH 2017? (I backup my Windows files sector-by-sector.)

I made a backup of my Linux system last night using Timeshift, but now after I login, the screen goes dark. If I could use ATIH2017, to backup my Linux system, that would be great...

Thanks in advance,

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Quick answer is Yes.

The ATI 2017 User Guide:

Supported file systems

  • FAT16/32
  • NTFS
  • Ext2/Ext3/Ext4 *
  • ReiserFS *

    Note: ReiserFS partitions and disks cannot be backed up to Acronis Cloud.

  • Linux SWAP *

* The Ext2/Ext3/Ext4, ReiserFS, and Linux SWAP file systems are supported only for disk or partition backup/recovery operations. You cannot use Acronis True Image 2017 for file-level operations with these file systems (file backup, recovery, search, as well as image mounting and file recovering from images). You also cannot perform backups to disks or partitions with these file systems.

If a file system is not supported or is corrupted, Acronis True Image 2017 can copy data using a sector-by-sector approach.

Ext4 file systems are fully supported in the latest ATI 2021 version without defaulting to doing sector-by-sector mode but again as above, only for disk / partition backups.

See forum topic: Backing up disk with ext4 partitions - for a lengthy discussion in this area.

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Thanks Steve,

A disk level backup/recovery, at this point would be fabulous.

2 quick questions:

Do I have a "dual boot system?"

and

Is it as easy as clicking on "Backup Now" (and setting all relevant options, scheduling, etc.) Or am I missing something?

 

 

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Crime of the Scene wrote:

Thanks Steve,

A disk level backup/recovery, at this point would be fabulous.

2 quick questions:

Do I have a "dual boot system?"

and

Is it as easy as clicking on "Backup Now" (and setting all relevant options, scheduling, etc.) Or am I missing something?

If you are able to boot into either Windows or Linux on the same PC, then yes, you have a dual-boot system.  I used to do this on an older laptop with 2 x Windows 10 plus Ubuntu 18.04 LTS in a triple-boot scenario.  One of the Windows 10 was an Insiders build.  I could do a backup of the Ubuntu partition from Windows 10, and recover the same from there too if needed.

These days, on my current laptop, I just use VMware to run Ubuntu 20.04 in a virtual machine along with a number of other VM machines for Win 10, Win 7, XP etc.

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Thanks for that information.

However, could you tell me the steps required to create a disk image of a Linux system using Acronis 2017?

Thanks.

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It will be just the same as any other disk backup, Add a new backup task, select the Linux disk & partitions for the Source, set the destination for where to put the backup image, and set the other options as you would normally.  Turn off any Exclusions as won't apply to Linux.

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Steve Smith wrote:

  Turn off Exclusions as won't apply to Linux.

 Is that ATIH 2017 specific, (but Exclusions would work in other versions of ATIH?)

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Exclusions can only work on file systems that ATI support for Files & Folders backups which are limited to Windows PC's, so simply don't apply to Linux drives so no point in setting them!