Acronis Clone Mac Drive

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I have a 1TB external USB drive I have been using for all my laptop backups (upto three now:( ) and would like to use the same process of - Boot from CD, Clone Disk, Store on USB drive. When it boots into TIH is doesnt show the local disk on my Mac Pro.

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Hi all,

So my friend has a macbook pro that has a failing hard drive. By using my windows PC, can I take her hard drive, boot into acronis recovery, and recover her old hard drive into a new hard drive?

I know imaging isn't possible, but I should be able to clone it to a new hard disk and just pop the new hard disk into the mac book right?

Acronis Clone Mac Drive With Super Duper


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I don't think the mac os and file system observe the same geometry, boot sector rules, etc. So a restore might not get you a bootable sysem disk.

I think mac has it's own built in backup program. Can she restore from that?

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What about this...

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use carbon copy cloner or superduper

or just use time machine...

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Is it possible to use the TIH 2011 bootable media to create a disk clone? I have a 1TB external USB drive I have been using for all my laptop backups (upto three now :( ) and would like to use the same process of - Boot from CD, Clone Disk, Store on USB drive.

When it boots into TIH is doesnt show the local disk on my Mac Pro.

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It is possible to use the 2011 bootable media to create clones in general, but not on Mac computers.

Which features does Acronis True Image have?

Here is the feature-wise comparison with Acronis True Image for PC:

Feature Acronis True Image 2016 on Windows Acronis True Image 2016 on Mac
Entire machine backupYESYES
Disk-level backupYESYES
File-level backupYESYES
Entire machine restoreYESYES
Disk-level restoreYESYES
File-level restoreYESYES
Browsing archive contentYESYES
Backup to CloudYESYES
Backup to a network share YESYES
Backup to ftpYESNO
Backup to Acronis Secure Zone YESNO
Backup schedulingYESYES
Archive encryptionYESYES
Acronis Nonstop backupYESNO
Acronis Universal RestoreYESNO
Online DashboardYESYES
Data synchronization YESNO
Disk cloningYESNO
Drive CleanserYESNO
Can I install it on my Mac version?

Acronis True Image 2016 can be installed on:

  • OS X El Capitan 10.11
  • Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite
  • OS X Mavericks 10.9

The following file systems are supported:

  • Mac OS Extended format (case-insensitive)
  • FAT32
  • exFAT
  • NTFS (read-only)

Follow the installation procedure: Acronis True Image 2016: Installation.

I have one serial number of Acronis True Image 2016. Can I use it on Windows or on Mac?Download

You can use one serial number on both Mac and Windows. The number of activated Acronis True Image copies is determined by your licence - for 1, 3 or 5 computers.

How can I install it in a different language?

The language of the product interface depends on what language is set as primary in your system.

To change the language of the product interface you will need to change the language of your Mac OS. This will also require a reboot of the machine.

For more information see Acronis True Image on Mac: Changing the Product Language.

How can I back up my Mac? Which options do I have?

You can back up either the entire Mac or select individual disks or files/folders.

For more information see Acronis True Image 2016: Entire Computer Backup and Acronis True Image 2016: Backing Up Individual Disks or Files.

Can I name backups the way I want?

Yes, you can change the default name when creating a backup or change it later.

What is Acronis bootable media? Do I need it?

Acronis bootable media is a USB flash drive that boots on a machine and enables recovery a crashed operating system.

We recommend creating the bootable media immediately after product installation to be fully equipped in case a disaster recovery is required.

See Acronis True Image 2016: Creating Bootable Media.

How can I recover? Can I recover single files?

Using Acronis True Image in the operating system, you can recover files from a local backup or from a Cloud backup.

To recover files and folders:

  1. Open Acronis True Image 2016.
  2. On the left pane, select the backup that contains the files and folders to recover.
  3. Click Recover Files.
  4. The window with the backup contents opens.

You can restore your Mac or recover a partition using Acronis bootable media:

  1. Plug in the bootable media to your Mac.
  2. Start or restart your Mac. Press and hold the Option key while the Mac is starting. The boot menu will be displayed.
  3. Choose Acronis Media as a device to boot from. The OS X Utilities list is displayed.
  4. Select Recover from Acronis True Image Backup, and then click Continue. Follow the on-screen instructions.

You can recover Parallels Desktop machines as files. To make the machines bootable, please follow this article.

Can I back up my Boot Camp partition? How do I recover it?

Yes, you can back up the Boot Camp partition along with the hard drive where Boot Camp is installed. The backup will contain all the data stored on the drive, including the Boot Camp partition.

You have several recovery options:

  • You can recover the Boot Camp partition along with other data by recovering the entire hard drive:
  • You can recover the Boot Camp partition separately by selecting this partition only and unchecking other check boxes in the Recovery wizard:
  • You can recover files from the Boot Camp partition:
Does Acronis True Image for Mac support Time capsule?

You can create an afp-share or a smb-share on the Time capsule and store your backups there.

To be able to restore your system from the bootable media you need to mount the share first:

  1. Navigate to Network -> Connect to.
  2. Enter the path to the share like afp://capsulename/share
  3. Connect to the Time capsule and restore your backup.
Can I clone my disk with Acronis True Image for Mac?

No, there is no cloning option in Acronis True Image for Mac. You can back up your system and restore it to the new drive:

  1. Back up your hard drive to an external storage media, such as Acronis Cloud, USB drive, or a network share.
  2. Turn off your Mac, and then replace your old hard drive with a new one.
  3. Boot your Mac by using Acronis bootable rescue media.
  4. Recover your Mac from the backup to the new hard drive.
How to change serial number or check for build number?

To check the build number:

  1. Click Acronis True Image -> About Acronis True Image.
  2. Check the build number:

To change the serial key click Acronis True Image -> Change Serial Number.

How can I trial the product?

Before purchasing you can evaluate the product for 30 days.

  1. Download the product from the product page on Acronis website.
  2. Install Acronis True Image.
  3. When installed the product will prompt for a serial number. Select Free trial.

The trial version is fully functional. After the trial period, the program functionality is blocked and you will need to upgrade to the full version if you wish to continue using Acronis True Image 2016.