Just hoping someone knows about this to save me some time...... I am trying to create a backup with Acronis True Image 2009 of an encryted partition created with Truecrypt. This is obviously not possible from within windows as the image will be unencrypted which means if you restore it you will lose encryption and any other encrypted partitions (I make it a habit to redirect my documents to a second partition for quick system restores). So I presume this has to be done using the restore disk on a sector by sector basis? I would also like to be able to backup to Acronis secure zone. Do the boot loaders conflict? If you encrypt the entire disk will it try to do the secure zone? Should I encrypt the entire disk and then do sector by sector or, just the system partion then backup to unencrypted secure zone and put my documents partition in a container? Any suggestions appreciated.