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Beginner
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hi

I'm using Acronis True Image 11 Home to backup linux and freeBSD.

I'm getting each time this error:

Some partitions contain errors and can only be imaged sector by sector.

fsck cannot any errors.

What's wrong?

kind regards
Piotr

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Piotr:

Which Linux file system are you using? If ext3, are you using 256-byte inodes? If so, TI version 11 only supports up to 128 byte inodes. Since inode-256 is considered an unsupported file system, TI reverts to sector by sector mode.

Despite the wording of the error message, if fsck has not found any errors then you can still use TI version 11 to back up and restore. The size of the backup file will be larger since it is running in sector by sector mode.

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Hello Piotr and Mark,

No worries, I will help you to resolve this situation.

Mark asked a good question here. This issue depends on filesystem you use on your FreeBSD system. Generally, Unix (and Unix-like) systems are not supported, so you won't be able to back them up in a usual way. That's why the product tells you to back up this partition in sector-by-sector mode.

The sector-by-sector method allows you to create an image of all sectors of the selected partition. This image will contain not only sectors with data but also sectors that are empty. As a result, this image will be equal in size to the disk being imaged, as there will be no data compression. This method is useful if a partition being backed up is not supported by the Acronis product or is corrupted. In this case, all sectors of this partition are included in this image and will be restored.

Also, I have found the initial thread from you and responded to it. Please let me know if you need any further assistance. I'd like to make sure all your queries regarding Acronis products are resolved.

You may use the standalone version of Acronis True Image 11 Home to create a raw image of the machine with an unsupported operating system (or filesystem). Please see Standalone Version of Acronis Backup Software.

Please let me know if something from my reply is not clear for you, I would be glad to clarify. Additionally to this, you are welcome to ask me any other questions concerning Acronis, and I will assist you further.

Thank you.

Beginner
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Hello, I have the same error-Messages. My Computer has a EXT4 File System (Linux Mint). Is it still not possible to back it up wihtout the sector by sector method?

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kilo82, welcome to these public User Forums.

This forum topic dates back to the year 2009 and to an extremely old version of Acronis True Image which I would hope you are not using here?

I am able to make good backups of my own Ubuntu Linux 18.04 EXT4 partitions using one of the later versions of ATI which support these file systems and do not normally need to use sector by sector method for the backup.  I am currently using ATI 2019 and this backs up only the used areas of the Ubuntu EXT4 partition as expected.

Beginner
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And I use the latest downloaded version of ATI from https://account.acronis.com/#/products  and have the exact same problem which is mention above. The OS is Linux Mint. What can I do about it?


sudo parted -l

Modell: Samsung SSD 970 EVO 1TB (nvme)
Festplatte  /dev/nvme0n1:  1000GB
Sektorgröße (logisch/physisch): 512B/512B
Partitionstabelle: msdos
Disk-Flags:

Nummer  Anfang  Ende    Größe   Typ      Dateisystem  Flags
 1      1049kB  1000GB  1000GB  primary  ext4         boot

 

 

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And I use the latest downloaded version of ATI from https://account.acronis.com/#/products

What you have not told us is what version & build of ATI you are using here?  This will make a difference when working with NVMe M.2 SSD drives.

Beginner
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Hello Steve,

thx for help

when I log into https://account.acronis.com/#/products,

there is only one ISO which I can download. I do not see a Version.

The Checksum is 5b6e2e60ec36f2b1acc224e55322253a, the file is 636,9 MB big.

Legend
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The link behind the Checksum value in your post is to the ATI 2019 ISO rescue media image which is based on a Linux Kernel OS.

Beginner
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Steve Smith wrote:

The link behind the Checksum value in your post is to the ATI 2019 ISO rescue media image which is based on a Linux Kernel OS.

And therefore it should work with  Linux Mint/EXT4. But in my case, it wont.

Legend
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If you have ATI 2019 installed on a Windows computer, then I would strongly recommend creating the Windows PE version of the Acronis Rescue media to use here.

You should also check what BIOS SATA controller mode is being used with your Samsung 970 EVO M.2 NVMe SSD drive as this can often be set to use RAID mode?

It is possible that the Linux version of the Acronis Rescue media does not have the correct device driver support for this SSD drive.

Beginner
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I currently work with Windows 10 again, so for the moment, it doesn't matter anymore.