Launching Bootable Media Builder
- On the machine where Acronis Management Server is installed, click Start and search for Bootable Media Builder.
- Click Run Bootable Media Builder:
- Acronis Media Builder starts. Click Next
- On the machine where Acronis Management Server is installed, open Terminal and start the media builder: mediabuilder
If you are not root, issue sudo mediabuilder; provide root password when prompted.
- Acronis Media Builder starts. Click Next
Creating Bootable Media
- Specify the license key(s). This determines the functionality for the created media. Without the license keys, the media will only be capable of recovery.
- Note: Entering a license key into bootable media does not revoke it from a device it is currently assigned to.
- Select Bootable media type: Default (Linux-based media).
Select the way volumes and network resources will be handled—called the media style:
- A media with Linux-style volume handling displays the volumes as, for example, hda1 and sdb2. It tries to reconstruct MD devices and logical (LVM) volumes before starting a recovery.
- A media with Windows-style volume handling displays the volumes as, for example, C: and D:. It provides access to dynamic (LDM) volumes.
- For Win-PE based media, see Creating WinPE-based Custom Boot Media
- [Optional] Specify the parameters of the Linux kernel. Separate multiple parameters with spaces.
For a list of available parameters, see section 10.1.1.1 of the User Guide.
- In Select the components to be placed on the media, select Acronis Cyber Backup:
You can also select Acronis Universal Restore, if you plan on restoring/migrating the system on dissimilar hardware. Otherwise, you will need to create a separate universal restore media later.
- You will next be presented with multiple optional settings. For more information on these, see the "Optional Settings" section below. Click Next to proceed without these optional settings.
- Select the type of media to create. You can:
- Create CD, DVD, or other bootable media such as removable USB flash drives if the hardware BIOS allows for boot from such media.
- Build an ISO image to burn it later on a blank disc or to connect it to a virtual machine.
- Upload the selected components to Acronis PXE Server.
- Upload the selected components to a WDS/RIS.
- If prompted, specify the host name/IP address and credentials for WDS/RIS, or a path to the media ISO file.
- Check your settings in the summary screen and click Proceed.
- Specify the timeout interval for the boot menu plus the component that will automatically start on timeout.
- Specify the remote logon settings: the user name and password to be specified in a command string if the acrocmd utility is running on a different machine. If you leave these boxes empty, the command does not need to contain credentials.
These credentials are also required when you register the media on the management server from the backup console.
- Select how to register the media on the management server on booting up. For more information about the registration settings, see How to Register Bootable Media on the Management Server.
- Specify network settings: TCP/IP settings to be assigned to the machine network adapters. For more information see Section 10.1.1.4 of the User Guide.
- Specify a network port: The TCP port that the bootable agent listens for incoming connection. For more information see Section 10.1.1.5 of the User Guide.
- If a proxy server is enabled in your network, specify its host name/IP address and port.
Note: If media builder is installed on a machine with 64-bit CPU, this media will only be able to boot on machines with 64-bit CPU.
If you see the following message on media boot, then you need to install media builder on a machine with 32-bit CPU and create a new bootable media for machines with 32-bit CPU:
This Kernel requires an x86-64 CPU, but only detected an i686 CPU. Unable to boot - please use a kernel appropriate for your CPU
Downloading bootable media
Alternatively, you can download an ISO image of the bootable media from the management console.
How to download the bootable media from the management console
- Open the management console.
- Click the Account icon.
- Click Downloads:
- Select Bootable media:
- Burn the downloaded ISO image to a CD/DVD