Do Incrementals Handle Truecryt Volumes ?

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by bob.flem1ng, Apr 25, 2009.

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  1. bob.flem1ng

    bob.flem1ng Registered Member

    Aug 23, 2006
    From the truecrypt documentation:

    "Whenever TrueCrypt accesses a file-hosted volume (e.g., when dismounting, attempting to mount, changing or attempting to change the password, creating a hidden volume within it, etc.) or a keyfile, it preserves the timestamp of the container/keyfile (i.e., date and time that the container/keyfile was last accessed* or last modified), unless this behavior is disabled in the preferences."</quote>

    If I set up an incremental image backup will true image 9.0 be able to recognise when I have modified data encrypted within the encrypted volume ?
  2. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

    Apr 28, 2004
    Hello bob.flem1ng,

    Thank you for your interest in Acronis True Image

    Acronis True Image may fail to back up or restore partitions or files encrypted by specialized software. The following situations can occur:

    - Acronis True Image may fail to access an encrypted partition from Windows and thus will not back it up.
    - Acronis True Image may back up an encrypted partition from Windows, but restoring such a partition will make it unencrypted. If an encrypted system partition is backed up and then restored, then the machine will become unbootable after the restore. This is only true when working in Windows.

    Acronis True Image can always create a raw (sector-by-sector) backup of an encrypted partition when booted from Acronis Bootable Rescue Media. This raw backup should then be restored from Acronis Bootable Rescue Media.

    Best regards,
    Dmitry Nikolaev
  3. seekforever

    seekforever Registered Member

    Oct 31, 2005
    There is only one way to be certain that what you want to do will work properly and allow a backup and restore. You have to test it. This includes using the TI rescue CD.

    Do you know that TI will backup and restore without any encryption enabled? If not, best to check this first so you'll know if any problems are really caused by the encryption mechanisms.
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