Skip to main content

Acronis TrueImage for my Linux partition?

Thread solved
Posts: 3
Comments: 2

Hi Y'all.

I have Acronis TrueImage 2018 and I've been backing up my Windows partition fairly faithfully.  However, I also have a Linux partitions on the same drive that I want to back up.  The backup tools that came with Linux Mint are just not working. I was wondering if:

  1. There is a way, from Windows, to have Acronis back up my Linux partition.  For now I can't see a way to even see that partition from within Windows.   In an article on the Linux Mind Forum (Sorry, can't include the URL) the author seems to say Acronis can back up all Linux partitions but ONLY from WINDOWS 8.1.  I'm on Windows 11.
  2. Is there an Acronis backup product that runs on Linux Mint?  My DuckDuckGo search turned up only a downloadable PDF.  And the Google search turned up the article mentioned in point 1.

Open to ideas, Folks.


-- JS

0 Users found this helpful
Posts: 110
Comments: 29183

Jacob, the only Acronis products that run directly on Linux systems are those in the Business category and which are much more expensive for home users.

ATI2018 can backup Linux partitions but this will depend on what file system is being used for those partitions as this will affect the method that is used, i.e. see the information below from the ATI 2018 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 2018 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 2018 can copy data using a sector-by-sector approach.

To create a backup of your Linux Mint partitions or drive, then you will need to create a new backup task, click through on the Source panel and select Disks & Partitions, then select only the partitions used by Linux Mint, which may also require that you click on the toggle link to Show / Hide partitions (towards the bottom of the panel) if these are not shown at first.

I have used this method multiple times when I was running dual-boot Windows & Linux systems but now run Linux in a Hyper-V VM from Windows 11 these days.