True Image 2009 & Truecrypt

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by Knawl, Jan 24, 2009.

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  1. Knawl

    Knawl Registered Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    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.
  2. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

    Apr 28, 2004
    Hello Knawl,

    Thank you for using Acronis True Image

    Acronis True Image may fail to back up or restore partitions or files encrypted by specialized software.

    - 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. In this case you are able to save the archive to Acronis Secure Zone.
    This raw backup should then be restored from Acronis Bootable Rescue Media.

    I may recommend you to install a trial version to find the answers to another questions.

    Thank you.


    Oleg Lee
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