mounting ext3 partitions as target drives

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  1. javaduke

    javaduke Registered Member

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    I'm using TI8 and I created a large ext3 partition on a disk to use as the place where I wanted to store my acronis backup .tib files. I was surprised that when I wanted to choose the target directory I could select NTFS/FAT32 directories but not ext3. Since this is linux underneath, why can't you mount the ext3 directories? TI seems to automount the windows devices but not Linux.

    Is this possible in TI9?
     
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    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

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    Hello javaduke,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Disk Backup Software.

    We are very sorry for the delay with the response.

    Please be aware that Acronis True Image Home, Acronis True Image Server for Windows, Acronis True Image Workstation and Acronis True Image Enterprise Server are Windows-based applications and therefore do not support saving backups to the partition having a Linux file system.

    Please also note that if you are using Acronis True Image Server for Linux, you should be able to save backups to the partition with a Linux file system. Acronis True Image Server for Linux is a Linux-based application and fully supports the following file systems: FAT16/32, NTFS, Linux Ext2, Ext3, ReiserFS, XFS, JFS and Linux SWAP.

    Please let us know if you use Acronis True Image Server for Linux and experience a problem trying to save backups to the Ext3 formatted partition. We'll provide you with the further instructions in this case.

    Thank you.
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    Alexey Popov
     
  3. javaduke

    javaduke Registered Member

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    No, I do not use the true image server for linux. I am trying to backup a linux machine to an external drive that i have formatted as ext3. unfortunately it looks like i can't do that with acronis. i guess this goes into the wish list.

    i know that you focus on the windows user but the standalone boot cd is a linux cd...not windows. seems silly that it can't mount an ext3 filesystem. you have all you need to do it, just include the driver and entry in /etc/filesystem on your boot cd.

    thanks for the response!
     
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