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I have an old HP SSD formatted as a GPT drive.  When I right-click on the drive under Disk Management there is no option to clone.  If I right-click on an MBR drive, the option to clone shows up.  I was trying this on a Win 7 system with ABR 11.7 update 1.

I may have access to a ABR 12.5 installed system.  Does it work on that version?

Also I've read that it works with bootable media.  Will it work with either 11.7 or 12.5?

Also #2 - I may have access to True Image 2020, though it would have to be installed as it was just purchased.  Can this be used to clone a GPT drive?

TIA. 

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#1

Hello Bruce,

welcome to Acronis forums!

The disk cloning option is available in Acronis Cyber Backup 12.5 only from Acronis Bootable Media.

Both software Acronis Backup (11.7 and 12.5) and Acronis True Image 2020 are capable of cloning GPT drives. However, please note that the software does not allow to clone a single partition; only cloning of an entire disk is possible. Only basic disks can be cloned with Acronis software. You cannot clone dynamic disks.

Please consult the respective KB articles on how to clone with Acronis Backup 12.5 bootable media: https://kb.acronis.com/content/62532 and Acronis True Image: https://kb.acronis.com/content/56634

 

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Checking > About, I have Acronis Backup Advanced (Version 11.7 Update 1), Build 11.7.50058 and the Disk Management shows Basic GPT (see attached, Disk 2) but it doesn't give an option for Cloning when I right-click.

Do I have to run Boot media (I won't have the GPT disk to test until tomorrow.  The attached was screen grabbed last week). 

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Hello Bruce.

You can't clone Disk 2 (Disk 4 on your pic) because it is unallocated - there is nothing to clone. It could be used as a target disk only. Please test if you can select cloning for Disk 3.

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#4

Sorry for the typo.  It was Disk 3 that I did not see an option for cloning. 

I was able to test version 11.7.5 Boot media, without success.  I also looked at 12.5 Boot media, but there was no option for Disk Management or cloning (that I could see).

I'm stumped.

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Hello Bruce.

I was able to test version 11.7.5 Boot media, without success.  I also looked at 12.5 Boot media, but there was no option for Disk Management or cloning (that I could see).

Was the situation the same as when cloning from Acronis Backup UI? Please also make sure that you use Acronis Bootable Media created with the latest available build of Acronis Backup 11.7.

Please note that in Acronis Cyber Backup 12.5 clone option is available in Bootable Media only but not for the trial version (only the recovery functionality is available in trial mode).