Acronis True Image OEM provides a hidden but accessible image on the hard drive of the controller.Note: Since the image is accessible, it will be overwritten if you run your recovery CD or reformat your hard drive. Using the Recovery CD on an Acronis system will recreate the Acronis image for later hard drive restoration.By pressing F4 when prompted, you can enter the Acronis utility to reinstall from this original image. The Acronis utility included with Windows also provides the you with the ability to create custom backups and locate them on external USB or other attached media. Upon running the Windows Acronis program for the first time, you will be prompted to upgrade to the full version to enable features such as network backups, incremental backups, and more. This functionality is optional and is not supported by National Instruments.
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For future reference for anyone stumbling across this. The Acronis True Image OEM Version that comes with PXI Embedded and the 1U Rackmount Computers as well.
*Restore the NI Factory Image by pressing F4 (hidden partition contains the factory image). This is for disaster recovery
*Create custom images and save them to a file (i.e. archive to external HD such as a Flash Drive or USB HD)
*Restore from custom images from file (either from the Start>All Programs>Acronis or from the F4 screen)
The Full Version of Acronis ($49.99) allows for incremental backup and partial disk and selected file backups.
I just purchased the PXIe-8108. When I try to open Acronis TrueImage, it asks for an activation key. When I go to acronis's website, it asks for a product number. The only number I received was the Microsoft Windows Product Key and acronis does not recognize this key.
Please Help as I would like to use this software!!!
- Jeff Y.
The Acronis OEM Verson should allow to you do a Backup (full disk only). Other features will require an upgraded to the full Acronis TrueImage.
You can then put this on a backup drive (USB HD)and hit F4 on bootup to restore it.