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Acronis 2019 and Ubuntu

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Hello

Does the Acronis 2019 bootable media allow you to back up and restore Ubuntu partitions, which in my case are in EXT4 and UEFI?

Because I wish I could use Acronis 2019 for my Windows 10, and for my installation of Ubuntu?

Thank you

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Nathanael, simple answer is yes, all recent ATI versions are able to backup & restore Ubuntu EXT4 partitions.  I do this myself on my laptop which is setup as dual-boot with Windows & Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and have the Ubuntu partition backup created from within Windows.  I also use the ATI Rescue Media to backup a dedicated Ubuntu computer by booting from that media.

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Beginner
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And with the startup CD, sector by sector? Because that's what Aquonis offers me only because it tells me that there is a problem on my Ubuntu 64 partition in UEFI.
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Acronis should only fall back to using sector by sector backup mode if there are issues detected with the EXT4 filesystem.  My own backup does not show as using sector by sector mode for the EXT4 partition.

You should look at using fsck in the Ubuntu system to check the filesystem.

UEFI should make no difference here to either Acronis or Ubuntu - this is purely the BIOS system and denotes how the system is booted to launch the OS.

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Odd because it is a very recent installation yesterday.
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How does the size of the backup image compare to the size of your Ubuntu EXT4 partition?

My own partition is 21GB and the backup image is just over 4GB for a used size of around 8GB on the EXT4 partition.

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But is there a version that can be installed to Ubintu to back up my Ubintu?   Currently, I have windows 7 pro..  I downloaded Ubintu 18 and I am convinced it's time to switch!  I want to use Ubintu 18 and have windows 7 pro as a virtual machine..  But here I've just upgraded to ATI 2019...  uggg, I want to use it lol

 

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Barry, sorry but ATI is a pure Windows application - you could run it inside your Windows 7 Virtual Machine, but it would only be able to backup the same, not the Ubuntu OS hosting the VM.

You can create and use the Acronis Rescue Media to backup Linux computers & file systems but you would be booting from a USB stick or DVD.  The alternative is to find a Linux backup application or use Clonezilla.