Key features and technologies
Block Level Image BackupCreate an overall backup copy of your machine, including operating system, applications, user settings and data.
File Level BackupBack up only selected files and folders.
Real-time BackupBack up your system or specific files without interrupting your work.
Full BackupDo a complete backup of your machine.
Incremental BackupBack up all changes to your system since the previous backup.
Sector-by-sector BackupStores exact copies of a disk or volume, sector-by-sector, including unused space.
Exclude files during backupSave storage space and time by excluding non-essential files and folders from backups.
CompressionCompress backups to optimize your storage space.
Multi-volume SnapshotsCreate a consistent snapshot of several volumes at once.
Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) supportBack up your mission-critical VSS-aware applications, such as Microsoft Exchange or Microsoft SQL Server, on a live server without taking them offline.
Network Bandwidth/Disk Write Speed ThrottlingLimit impact on a disk or network by limiting the bandwidth that is allowed to be used by Acronis Backup & Recovery Online.
Initial SeedingOptional service that lets you save an initial full backup locally and then send it to Acronis on a hard disk drive
Acronis Startup Recovery ManagerIf your system won’t boot properly, press F11 during the system startup to start Acronis Backup & Recovery Online.
Bare-metal restoreRestore your workstation from scratch in the event of a hard disk failure — restore an exact copy of your computer on a new hard drive.
Remote restorePerform remote restores of your networked machines.
Restore to dissimilar hardwareMigrate or restore the whole system to dissimilar hardware or a virtual machine.
Dynamic Disk SupportManage, backup and restore your LDM disks, backup and restore LVM disks
Large Scale Recovery optionIn the event of a large workstation outage, customer may request for Acronis to load a workstation’s backups onto a hard drive and ship it to them
Migrate between P2V and V2P during backup and restoreConvert backup images to virtual machine formats compatible with VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V environments.
Agent-less backup through VMware Consolidated Backup (VCB)Back up a virtual machine from ESX Server by mounting it with VMware consolidated backup
Pre/post commandsDefine pre/post backup and data capture commands to integrate Acronis Backup & Recovery Online with other applications or to temporarily stop some.
Conditions for backupConfigure backup operations to wait until specified conditions are met like a pre-defined time interval or a user logs off.
Advanced backup schedulingSchedule your backup operations so that they run automatically without interrupting your work
Automatic retry in case of non-fatal failureIf a task fails, it will automatically retry in a configured time interval
Grouping machines into static or dynamic groupsPut machines into nested groups, manually or by other criteria such as OS, IP range, or membership in an Active Directory.
Policy-based managementApply backup policies to a machine or a group of machines.
Distributing backups within time intervalAvoid overloading networks by distributing backup activities within an allowed time window. Automatically shift task start times on each machine.
Centralized list of vaultsCreates a centralized list of vaults that will be visible to all machines registered in Acronis Management Server
Reporting and monitoring
Centralized dashboardOperational overview of all configured machines on a single screen.
Consolidating log events into centralized logSee events from all managed machines in the Acronis Management Server log, even if the event is from a machine that is not available.
Automated deletion of outdated backupsSpecify rules to automatically delete backups that are no longer needed.
Consolidating incremental backupsConsolidate incremental backups to save space.
Deployment and upgrade options
Remote installation and configurationRemotely install clients and updates on your networked machines.
No rebootNo reboot required to complete installation.
Local management consoleIntuitive user interface makes Acronis Backup & Recovery Online easy to install, quick to configure and deploy, and simple to use
Centralized management consoleCentrally manage all operations from a single console on the network.
User group to control remote accessAssign access to specific groups — ensure only authorized groups can access machines remotely.
User group to allow centralized managementSet a security group that is allowed access to the Acronis Management Server.
Encrypted network communicationsEnsure data is safe during backups across the network — all remote communications are encrypted by default.
Configurable portsAll port numbers used may be changed.
Acronis Online StorageRemote, secure location to store files and system image backups
Initial Seeding optionCustomer creates an encrypted local backup and then ships the hard drive to Acronis for recovery into Acronis Online Storage
Please note that running a defragmentation after initial seeding backup will result in creating a full backup thus increasing backup time to online storage.