Creating an Automated Acronis boot stick

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by Chewy, Nov 16, 2008.

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  1. Chewy

    Chewy Registered Member

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    I know it's possible to create a recovery USB stick.

    What I want to know is...is it possible to create a boot usb stick that offers 2 options.

    1. Vista
    2. Xp

    Each option is based on a previous image created with Acronis. When I select an option, the proper image is loaded and automatically expanded into a pre-selected spot on the hard drive.
    Basically I want to make the image recovery "unattended".

    Is this at all possible?
     
  2. Chewy

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    I should also mention that I have the images stored on an external USB hard drive.
    The drive is accessable when I reboot into the recovery cd/dvd that I made with Acronis.
     
  3. MudCrab

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    What you are asking for is probably possible on some setups/systems. However, even though I did work out a way to do an automated restore of a single partition, the process requires a custom program (to make the process easier) and has very strict limitations on what works and what doesn't. Also, I have not tested TI 2009 with this. I only tested TI 11 and Echo Workstation 9.5.
     
  4. tonyseeking

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    How do you do that?
     
  5. Chewy

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    How about if I had the images stored on a server? Would I be able to create a batch file or script that could point to the proper image based on my selection.

    I know the basic premise behind what I want to do is possible, it's just the specifics that are slowing me down.

    An unattended install of Windows, for example...there's a custom autoexec or something that tells the setup file what to do, where to do it, and what options to assign automatically...

    It seems to me like it should be easier with an image, since all you have to do is maybe tell it to format a partition, and then copy/restore the saved image.
     
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    you're right, sorry. There is an option in Acronis, unless you have an old version. Gives you the choice of a cd/dvd/usb flash drive.

    I think.
     
  9. tonyseeking

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    Ok Chewy, thanks :thumb:
     
  10. Acronis Support

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    Hello all,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Disk Backup Software.

    Please accept our apologies for the delay with the response.

    Please refer this article in our Knowledge Base for creation of bootable flash drive with Acronis program.

    Thank you.
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    Alexander Nikolsky
     
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