Acronis Media Builder

You can run Acronis True Image Home 2011 from an emergency boot disk on a bare-metal system or a crashed computer that cannot boot. You can even back up disks on a non-Windows computer, copying all its data into the backup by imaging the disk one sector at a time. To do so, you will need bootable media that has a copy of the standalone Acronis True Image Home 2011 version installed on it.

If you purchased the boxed product, you already have a bootable CD, because the installation CD itself is bootable in addition to serving as the program installation disk.

If you purchased Acronis True Image Home 2011 on the Web or as a download from a retailer, you can create bootable media using the Bootable Media Builder. For this, you will need a blank CD-R/RW, a blank DVD+R/RW or any other media from which your computer can boot, such as a USB flash drive.

Acronis True Image Home 2011 also provides the ability to create an ISO image of a bootable disc on the hard disk.

If you have other Acronis products, such as Acronis Disk Director Suite installed on your computer, you can include standalone versions of these programs on the same bootable disk as well.

If you have chosen not to install the Bootable Media Builder during Acronis True Image Home 2011 installation, you will not be able to use this feature.

When booting from the Rescue Media, you cannot perform backups to disks or partitions with Ext2/Ext3/Ext4, ReiserFS, and Linux SWAP file systems.

To create bootable media:

  • Run the Acronis Media Builder wizard. To do so:
    • Click Tools & Utilities in the main menu and then click Rescue Media Builder on the Tools & Utilities screen


    • Select Programs -> Acronis -> Acronis True Image Home 2011 -> Tools & Utilities -> Bootable Rescue Media Builder from the Start menu.
  • Click Next and follow the wizard’s steps.

Acronis Media Builder