3.1. Preparing for Acronis Storage Installation

Acronis Storage can be installed from

  • DVD discs (burn the distribution ISO image onto a DVD disc),

  • PXE servers (see the Installation via PXE Server guide for information on installing Acronis Storage over the network).


    Time synchronization via NTP is enabled by default.

  • USB drives

3.1.1. Preparing for Installation from USB Storage Drives

To install Acronis Storage from a USB storage drive, you will need a 2 GB or higher-capacity USB drive and the Acronis Storage distribution ISO image.

Make a bootable USB drive by transferring the distribution image to it with dd.


Be careful to specify the correct drive to transfer the image to.

For example, on Linux:

# dd if=storage-image.iso of=/dev/sdb

And on Windows (with dd for Windows):

C:\>dd if=storage-image.iso of=\\?\Device\Harddisk1\Partition0