Converting Acronis backup

Users of the Enterprise and Ultimate editions of Windows 7 can convert a tib image of the system partition into the vhd format if they want to use the converted vhd file for booting the operating system. Or, they may want to get the ability to mount images without using Acronis True Image Home 2011.

To convert an Acronis disk image (tib file) to a vhd virtual disk:

  1. Click Convert Acronis backup to Windows backup on the Tools & Utilities screen.
  2. Select the disk image to convert.

    If the backup is password-protected, Acronis True Image Home 2011 will ask for it. Note that the resulting vhd file will lose password protection.

    Converting an incremental backup requires all the previous incremental backups and the original full backup. Converting a differential backup requires the original full backup. The result of conversion will always be a full backup.

  3. Specify the path to the file to be created.

    The converted file will be saved to the default location, but you can select another one by clicking Browse. The file can be directed to any local storage supported by Acronis True Image Home 2011 (except the Acronis Secure Zone and CD/DVD). In addition, it can be directed to an SMB share.

  4. Click Proceed in the Summary window.

When a tib image selected for conversion contains partitions, for example, from two physical hard disk drives, the program will create two vhd files corresponding to those physical drives.

Acronis True Image Home 2011 cannot convert tib files containing images of spanned and striped dynamic volumes.

Converting Acronis backup