Acronis & Utimaco compatible?

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  1. bjoeboo

    bjoeboo Registered Member

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    We use Utimaco Safeguard Easy full disk encryption software for our laptops at work. I want to make a backup image of my drive before I start tinkering with vmware beta & things. I usually use Acronis TrueImage. Does anyone have any success imaging a drive that has Utimaco disk encryption? My fear is that both Utimaco and Acronis have their own MBRs... I could alternately use Ghost or Symantec/Powerquest DriveImage for imaging, but I have to keep the Utimaco.
     
  2. bjoeboo

    bjoeboo Registered Member

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    ok I am going to try and answer my own question but need help..

    Utimaco's site says:

    Imaging of SafeGuard Easy encrypted Systems is possible but some conditions must be fulfilled.
    The imaging tool in use should be able to create a sector based image. Since tools, creating images out of Windows are usually unable to create sector based images; this variant is not supported.

    All imaging types that exclude the partition on which the SGE kernel is placed will work, in principle. This implies that a Disk to Disk image of the first hard disk is not possible, as it contains the partition that holds the kernel.

    The SafeGuard Easy kernel must be placed on a partition that shall not be imaged or dumped, using the automated (unattended) installation capabilities of SafeGuard Easy


    What imaging products can do sector based images? Does Acronis? Also if I make a backup image off to another drive, and then hose up my laptop can I then wipe it and restore my backup image? What's the doubletalk about kernel not able to backup? Any interpreters want to try this one?
     
  3. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,
    You could try to do it from bootable CD - Windows or Linux based.
    ATI has a plugin for BartPE. You can also try the Linux dd or PartImage.
    Mrk
     
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