Can True Image Home 2009 create self-boot auto-restore images?

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  1. sofakng

    sofakng Registered Member

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    Can True Image Home 2009 create a DVD image that when booted to will automatically restore the hard drive from an image located on the DVD?

    I'd like to create a DVD that I can give to my father so that when he screws up the computer he can just pop in the DVD and it will restore for him automatically.

    If True Image Home won't do this, are there other Acronis products that will?
     
  2. MudCrab

    MudCrab Imaging Specialist

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    You can use the One-Click Restore option.
    To add this to a DVD, check the option in the Media Components section of the options for the backup.
     
  3. Acronis Support

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    Hello all,

    Thank you for using Acronis True Image

    There are several limitations when you use One-click restore option.

    You can use One-click restore with images of entire hard drive or partition only.

    Acronis One-Click Restore performs exactly the following:

    • Deletes all partitions on the target hard disk drive
    • Restores all partitions in the image automatically resizing them to leave no unallocated space on the target hard disk drive

    So, if an image has only one non-system partition and this very image is restored by means of Acronis One-Click Restore, then the result of this operation will be the following: all partitions are erased with only one non-system partition occupying the whole hard disk drive; the whole system is unbootable.

    If an image has only one system partition and this very image is restored by means of Acronis One-Click Restore, then the result of this operation will be the following: all partitions are erased with only one system partition occupying the whole hard disk drive; the whole system is likely to be bootable (it depends on the original system configuration).

    Therefore the best and the only advisable strategy is to use Acronis One-Click Restore only when creating an image of the entire hard disk drive.

    If due to some reasons you are unable to use this option, you can place the standalone version of Acronis True Image onto the same DVD media. This will force you to make some steps during the recovery, but you will be able to select the desired source and destination partitions to recover.

    This option is added in general settings, it is available near One-click restore option.

    Thank you.

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    Oleg Lee
     
  4. Kris404

    Kris404 Registered Member

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    Isn't there a limitation?

    - Including a backup with 'One-Click Restore boot files' on removable media is not available when booting off the True Image CD.

    - In other words, this option is only available from Windows.

    I would like to see the boot CD include it's own files when backing up to removable media.
     
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