Acronis® True Image for Microsoft® Windows Small Business Server

Overview

Small businesses face the same IT challenges as larger organizations, but they are more vulnerable when it comes to recovering from a disaster. Small companies are dependent on fewer servers, generally have smaller IT staffs, and fewer technical resources than a large enterprise so data recovery requires relatively more personnel and technological assets than those of large companies. In fact, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics states that 93% of all companies that experience "significant data loss" are out of business within five years. As a result, even a single critical server failure could have a dramatic impact on a small business' financial and IT health.

For disaster recovery and system migration in both physical and virtual environments in a Microsoft Small Business Server environment, Acronis® True Image for Microsoft® Windows Small Business Server delivers greater flexibility and value for networked small business servers.

Is server downtime costing you thousands of dollars an hour? Acronis True Image for MS Small Business Server is a comprehensive small business server backup and disaster recovery solution that allows you to get back to business as quickly as possible, minimizing downtime.

  • Simple: Wizard-driven backup scheduling will walk users through every step
  • Fast: One-button recovery to get systems back online in minutes, not hours or days
  • Secure: Password protection and image encryption to protect sensitive data
  • Reliable: Based on award-winning Acronis True Image disk-imaging technology that protects more than 2 million PCs
  • Affordable: Enterprise-level protection at a price small businesses can afford
Acronis True Image for Microsoft Windows Small Business Server includes
Acronis Universal Restore for restoring to dissimilar hardware.

The updated Acronis True Image Echo Server for Windows Small Business Server includes new enhanced features and functionality including:

Support for Every Major Virtualization Platform

Acronis True Image Echo products now support virtual machines and file formats from Citrix® XenServer, joining existing support introduced recently for VMware®, Microsoft®, and Parallels® platforms. This update gives Acronis users the freedom to choose among virtualization platforms without having to venture outside of the Acronis backup and recovery umbrella.

Dual Destination Backup

Customers can back up a server image to two locations, including attached and network share or in the Acronis Secure Zone. Dual destination backups help protect physical and virtual servers from software failures and can save the day if you suffer physical equipment damage.

Acronis Recovery for Microsoft Exchange Integration

Users of Acronis® Recovery for Microsoft Exchange can now access Exchange-specific functions from within the Acronis True Image Echo Management Console. This feature speeds restorations or migrations of Exchange servers, even to bare metal machines, reducing the overall management workload in the Exchange environment.

Summary

Acronis True Image for MS Small Business Server is a purpose-built application that allows you to create an exact SBS Windows server disk image, including the operating system, databases, and applications and to migrate your MS SBS systems among virtual and physical servers quickly and easily.

After a system crash, Acronis True Image for MS SBS allows you to perform the entire server restore in just minutes. Complete system restoration can be performed to an existing system as well as to a new system with different hardware or to a virtual server (requires Acronis Universal Restore).

Acronis True Image for MS SBS has been specifically designed for the small business market. Like all enterprise-class Acronis products, Acronis True Image for MS SBS provides comprehensive backup and disaster recovery features and functionality. However, it is packaged and priced for the small business market.

Acronis Management Console included in Acronis True Image for MS SBS provides you a convenient way to manage backup jobs on multiple remote servers.

Based on the exclusive Acronis Drive Snapshot technology, Acronis True Image allows you to create a server disk backup image without interrupting server operations, providing 24 x 7 availability.

Features

Here are the Top 7 features for a small business:

Acronis Universal Restore — restore to different hardware or to a virtual server
(note: requires separate product license)

Exclude files from backups — Capture only business data and save space in storage archive

Backup image encryption

Boot from an image, using Acronis Active Restore (a patent pending technology) — Decrease downtime by allowing systems to be used during recovery

Throttling to control hard disk write speed and network bandwidth usage — Minimize disruptions of business operations

Scheduling and Notifications — Includes event-driven backups, periodic backup validations, and schedule cloning

Modify images — Mount images in read/write mode and apply changes directly, such as removing viruses and malware from existing images

 
New Features

Convert image files for easier virtualization — Supports major virtualization operating systems from VMware®, Microsoft®, Parallels®, and now Citrix® XenServer.

Dual-Destination Backups — When enabled, automatically places an additional copy of the backup being created on a local drive or network share.

Acronis Recovery for Exchange Integration — Users of Acronis Recovery for Microsoft Exchange can now access Exchange-specific functions from within the Acronis True Image Echo Management Console.

Resiliency to failures — Reconnection options will automatically attempt to connect to a group server or backup server if it goes offline. Makes servers more resilient to network failures.
Retry unavailable machine if backup can’t be completed. If a backup destination location can’t be reached or is otherwise unavailable, the program will attempt to reach the location at a specified time interval until it can complete the backup.

Better Logging — Enhanced logs provide more information on tasks completed, systems availability, and errors encountered.

Enhanced FTP support — FTP can be used in Active Mode and its default port can be changed. This adds active mode support to existing Basic Mode support.

Acronis True Image for Microsoft Windows Small Business Server

Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 , the next generation of True Image products, is now available. Click here for more information.