Open Acronis True Image 2020 and select Add backup Specify both the source (either the entire PC or system partition) and destination (the external USB hard drive) of the kit Select Create the Acronis Survival Kit option that appears under the destination panel Follow the wizard instructions to create your boot media and backup. To be able to create standalone Acronis True Image Home bootable media (DVD or USB) or bootable disc ISO file, you will need to use Acronis Media Builder tool. In this guide, we will show you how to create a bootable Acronis True Image emergency DVD or USB or ISO.
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I'm using Acronis True Image 2021.
My goal: I would like to create a bootable USB pendrive and to copy the tibx file (that contains my Windows 10 C: partition). So in case the PC fails to boot/read from the internal HDD, I could boot from the external USB pendrive and recover the whole system from the tibx file that is on the same pendrive. This would be my preferred method, so I could travel with a single USB dongle that fits in any pocket, instead of carrying an external HDD drive.
My problem: the USB pendrive needs to be formatted in FAT32. The tibx file can't be stored there as its size exceeds the 4GB limit.
a) I could backup my C: system directly on the USB pendrive. But in that case, Acronis would split up the file into 4GB-files, correct?
b) Is there any other solution to backup/copy the tibx file to the pendrive without splitting it? Like, for example, creating 2 partitions of the USB pendrive: using one partition as boot drive (FAT32) and the second partition to copy the tibx file (NTFS)?
Thanks for any hint.
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In principle you could have a small 2GB FAT32 partition on your USB pendrive and have the remainder of the drive space formatted as NTFS to allow for larger file sizes. I have done this previously with a 128GB USB pendrive but the FAT32 partition normally needs to remain hidden without an assigned drive letter for this to work and be accessible within Windows.
Disk 3 above shows the 128GB USB pendrive.
Note: the 2GB boot / rescue media partition was created by ATI as a Survival Kit drive when making a new Disk backup to the thumb drive. (Disk 2 is an external pocket sized 2TB HDD drive using a 2.5' laptop drive which is my main backup / recovery drive - the 32GB FAT32 partition includes the Windows 10 install media as well as options to boot from several versions of ATI etc).
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