Acronis

Amazon AWS EC2 Backup & Disaster Recovery Solution

Acronis
G2 Server Backup Leader
2024
For Business & Enterprise
Acronis Cyber Protect
Formerly Acronis Cyber Backup
Centralized cyber protection solution to streamline your endpoint protection, backup and disaster recovery, and management through integration and automation.
Now with EDR

From £59.00

For Managed Service Providers
Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud
Integrated cyber protection platform unifying cybersecurity, backup & recovery, and management to reduce complexity, streamline your services and cut costs. All in one solution for MSPs.

Flexible Pricing

Amazon AWS EC2 cloud backup

  • Comprehensive EC2 backup
    Comprehensive EC2 backup
    Ensure complete protection of your AWS EC2 instances with Acronis backup. Safeguard your data, applications and system configurations with ease.
  • Flexible backup scheduling
    Flexible backup scheduling
    Tailor your backup schedule to meet your specific needs. Set up automated backups at regular intervals or choose custom schedules based on your EC2 instance workload.
  • Incremental and differential backups
    Incremental and differential backups
    Save time and storage space by leveraging incremental and differential backup options. Capture only the changes made since the last backup, minimizing data transfer and storage requirements.
  • Rapid Recovery
    Rapid Recovery
    Experience lightning-fast recovery times with Acronis. Instantly restore your EC2 instances to a desired point-in-time, ensuring minimal downtime.
  • Backup encryption
    Backup encryption
    Rest easy knowing that your data is encrypted both in transit and at rest using AES-256 encryption, to ensure the confidentiality and integrity of your backups.
  • Ransomware-proof backups
    Ransomware-proof backups
    Protect backups from ransomware attacks with immutable storage. Your backups cannot be encrypted or deleted, allowing you to quickly recover in the event of a ransomware attack.
  • Application consistency
    Application consistency
    Achieve application-consistent backups for your EC2 instances, ensuring data integrity and eliminating potential issues during the recovery process.
  • Centralized management
    Centralized management
    Gain real-time visibility into your backup status, perform restores, and customize backup policies from a single, intuitive interface.
  • Rapid bare-metal restore
    Rapid bare-metal restore
    Expedite the recovery process by swiftly restoring VM servers to their original location, dissimilar hardware or other clouds, minimizing downtime after disasters.
  • Automated failover and failback
    Automated failover and failback
    Automate the replication, synchronization and recovery of EC2 instances, allowing you to easily switch to Acronis Cloud environment in case of a primary system failure.
  • Cross-region replication
    Cross-region replication
    Implement robust disaster recovery by replicating your EC2 backups across different AWS regions, ensuring data availability in the event of regional outage.
  • Non-disruptive testing and validation
    Non-disruptive testing and validation
    Perform non-disruptive testing, validate backups using VM heartbeat, verify data integrity, test failover and train staff with ease.

Solutions

Acronis Cyber Protect
For businesses

Centralized cyber protection solution to streamline your endpoint protection, backup and disaster recovery, and management through integration and automation.

Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud
For service providers

Integrated cyber protection platform unifying cybersecurity, data protection and management to reduce complexity, streamline your services and cut costs.

What our customers say 4.8

  • Awesome solution with advanced features

    Cyber protection of backups. The best-recommended solution for any business that needs to protect its backups from any cyber attacks and a pack with complete backup security.

    Akbar Q
    Infrastructure engineer
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  • Incredibly easy to use

    The software is incredibly easy to use. We use this to backup all of our customer's servers and cloud services. Restoring is very easy.

    James H.
    Verified Acronis user
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  • Acronis Cyber Protect is a pleasure

    It is really cleverly designed, integrates very easily, and the rollout to machines is a pleasure. Single pane of glass view across all sites where you have it rolled out.

    Martin V.
    Senior Engineer
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Unleash industry-proven protection for your business

CRN Security 100 List
CRN Security 100 List
AV-TEST approved Advanced Endpoint Detection and Response certification
AV-TEST approved Advanced Endpoint Detection and Response certification
ICSA Labs endpoint anti-malware certified
ICSA Labs endpoint anti-malware certified

Looking for help?

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Does AWS EC2 have a backup solution?

    When it comes to backing up your data in AWS EC2, there are native backup solutions available, but they come with limitations and challenges. AWS provides EBS snapshots as a native backup solution, but relying solely on this method may not meet all your backup and recovery needs.

    One limitation is the lack of flexibility in backup and recovery options. EBS snapshots primarily focus on volume-level backups, which may not be sufficient for scenarios where granular file-level recovery or application-consistent backups are required. Restoring individual files or specific application data without restoring the entire volume can be challenging using native AWS backup.

    Managing and orchestrating backup schedules across multiple EC2 instances can also be complex. With native AWS backup, you need to set up and manage snapshots individually for each instance, which can be time-consuming and prone to errors — especially in larger environments with numerous instances.

    Data retention and lifecycle management are additional concerns. While EBS snapshots allow you to define retention policies, efficiently managing and tracking backups across your EC2 instances without centralized management tools can become challenging over time.

    Moreover, native AWS backup may not fully support comprehensive disaster recovery strategies. Replicating snapshots across regions for disaster recovery purposes requires additional manual configuration and management — limiting your ability to implement a seamless and automated disaster recovery solution.

    To overcome these limitations and enhance your backup capabilities, it is recommended to supplement native AWS backup with third-party backup solutions like Acronis Cyber Protect or Cyber Protect Cloud. These solutions offer advanced features such as file-level backups, application-consistent backups, cross-region replication and centralized management.

    By leveraging third-party backup software, you can achieve greater flexibility, control, and scalability in your backup strategy. These solutions provide more comprehensive data protection options, faster recovery times, and simplified management across your EC2 instances.

    Additionally, they often offer advanced security measures, monitoring, and reporting functionalities — empowering you with a robust backup and recovery solution for your AWS EC2 environment.

    In summary, while AWS provides native backup for EC2 instances, relying solely on these methods may result in limited flexibility, complex management and incomplete disaster recovery capabilities. By integrating third-party backup solutions like Acronis Cyber Protect and Cyber Protect Cloud, you can overcome these challenges, ensuring a more robust and comprehensive backup and recovery strategy for your AWS EC2 infrastructure.
  • How do I backup my EC2 instances (with Acronis Cyber Protect)?

    Backing up your EC2 instances with Acronis Cyber Protect is a straightforward and reliable process that ensures the safety and recoverability of your valuable data. With Acronis Cyber Protect, you can implement a comprehensive backup strategy to protect your EC2 instances from data loss and ensure business continuity.

    To back up your EC2 instances with Acronis Cyber Protect, follow these steps:

    1. Deploy Acronis Cyber Protect: Start by installing the Acronis Cyber Protect agent on your EC2 instances. The agent allows seamless integration with your EC2 environment, providing efficient backup and recovery capabilities.
    2. Configure backup plans: Once the agent is installed, you can define backup plans based on your specific requirements. Acronis Cyber Protect offers a user-friendly interface that allows you to easily configure backup schedules, retention policies, and backup destinations.
    3. Select backup sources: Choose the EC2 instances you want to back up. Acronis Cyber Protect supports both individual EC2 instances and multiple instances, enabling you to select specific instances or groups of instances for backup.
    4. Choose backup types: Acronis Cyber Protect offers various backup types to suit your needs. You can perform full backups to capture the entire instance, incremental backups to capture changes since the last backup, or differential backups to capture changes since the last full backup. These flexible backup options allow you to balance storage efficiency with recovery time objectives.
    5. Set backup destination: Select the backup destination for your EC2 instance backups. Acronis Cyber Protect provides multiple options, including Acronis-hosted cloud storage, public clouds like AWS S3 or Azure Blob Storage, your own private cloud storage, or local network storage. This flexibility ensures that you can choose the storage solution that best aligns with your business requirements.
    6. Enable backup validation: Acronis Cyber Protect includes built-in backup validation capabilities to ensure the integrity and recoverability of your backups. By enabling backup validation, the solution automatically verifies the backup data, providing peace of mind that your backups are reliable and can be successfully restored when needed.
    7. Monitor and manage backups: Acronis Cyber Protect offers centralized management and monitoring capabilities, allowing you to oversee your backup operations from a single console. Monitor backup status, track backup progress, and receive notifications about backup successes or failures.
    8. Perform recovery: In the event of data loss or system failure, Acronis Cyber Protect enables fast and efficient recovery. You can restore entire EC2 instances or individual drives, files and folders, ensuring minimal downtime and rapid data access.

    By following these steps, you can confidently backup your EC2 instances using Acronis Cyber Protect. This comprehensive solution ensures the safety, integrity and recoverability of your EC2 data, providing peace of mind and enabling seamless business operations in the event of data loss or system failure.

    (with Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud):

    To back up your EC2 instances with Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud, follow these steps:

    1. Deploy Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud: Begin by deploying the Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud agent on your EC2 instances. The agent integrates seamlessly with your EC2 environment, providing efficient backup and recovery capabilities.
    2. Configure Backup Plans: Once the agent is installed, configure backup plans tailored to your specific requirements. Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud offers a user-friendly interface that allows you to easily set backup schedules, retention policies, and backup destinations.
    3. Select backup sources: Choose the EC2 instances you want to backup. Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud supports both individual EC2 instances and multiple instances, enabling you to select specific instances or groups of instances for backup.
    4. Choose backup types: Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud offers a range of backup types to suit your needs. Perform full backups to capture the entire instance, incremental backups to capture changes since the last backup, or differential backups to capture changes since the last full backup. These flexible backup options optimize storage efficiency while meeting your recovery objectives.
    5. Set backup destination: Select the backup destination for your EC2 instance backups. Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud provides diverse options, including Acronis-hosted cloud storage, public cloud platforms like AWS S3 or Azure Blob Storage, private cloud storage, or local network storage. This flexibility allows you to align the storage solution with your business requirements.
    6. Enable backup validation: Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud includes built-in backup validation capabilities to ensure the integrity and recoverability of your backups. By enabling backup validation, the solution automatically verifies the backup data, providing confidence that your backups are reliable and can be successfully restored.
    7. Monitor and manage backups: Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud offers centralized management and monitoring features, enabling you to oversee your backup operations from a single console. Monitor backup status, track backup progress and receive notifications about backup outcomes.
    8. Perform recovery: In the event of data loss or system failure, Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud facilitates efficient recovery. You can restore entire EC2 instances or individual files and folders, minimizing downtime and ensuring prompt data access.
  • What is the best way to back up AWS EC2?

    When it comes to backing up AWS EC2 instances, Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud offers a comprehensive and reliable solution that ensures the protection and recoverability of your critical data. With its advanced features and seamless integration with AWS, Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud provides the best way to backup AWS EC2 instances.

    The best way to backup AWS EC2 instances with Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud is through the following steps:

    1. Deploy Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud: Begin by deploying the Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud agent on your AWS EC2 instances. The agent integrates seamlessly with your EC2 environment, providing efficient backup and recovery capabilities.
    2. Configure backup plans: Once the agent is installed, configure backup plans tailored to your specific requirements. Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud offers a user-friendly interface that allows you to easily set backup schedules, retention policies and backup destinations.
    3. Select backup sources: Choose the AWS EC2 instances you want to back up. Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud supports both individual instances and multiple instances, enabling you to select specific instances or groups of instances for backup.
    4. Choose backup types: Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud offers a range of backup types to suit your needs. Perform full backups to capture the entire instance, incremental backups to capture changes since the last backup, or differential backups to capture changes since the last full backup. These flexible backup options optimize storage efficiency while meeting your recovery objectives.
    5. Set backup destination: Select the backup destination for your AWS EC2 backups. Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud provides diverse options, including Acronis-hosted cloud storage, public cloud platforms like AWS S3 or Azure Blob Storage, private cloud storage, or local network storage. This flexibility allows you to align the storage solution with your business requirements.
    6. Enable backup validation: Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud includes built-in backup validation capabilities to ensure the integrity and recoverability of your backups. By enabling backup validation, the solution automatically verifies the backup data, providing confidence that your backups are reliable and can be successfully restored.
    7. Monitor and manage backups: Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud offers centralized management and monitoring features, enabling you to oversee your backup operations from a single console. Monitor backup status, track backup progress and receive notifications about backup outcomes.
    8. Perform recovery: In the event of data loss or system failure, Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud facilitates efficient recovery. You can restore entire AWS EC2 instances or individual files and folders, minimizing downtime and ensuring prompt data access.

    By following these steps and leveraging the advanced capabilities of Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud, you can ensure the best way to back up your AWS EC2 instances. The solution provides comprehensive data protection, seamless integration with AWS and efficient recovery options, giving you peace of mind and enabling the smooth operation of your AWS infrastructure.
  • Which backup method is fastest for AWS EC2?

    When it comes to achieving the fastest backup method for AWS EC2 instances, leveraging Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud with the Acronis AnyData Engine technology provides optimal speed and efficiency. This combination allows for efficient data capture and transfer, resulting in faster backup processes.

    The Acronis AnyData Engine is a specialized technology that operates at the block level — capturing only the changes made to the data since the last backup. This incremental backup approach significantly reduces the amount of data that needs to be processed during each backup, resulting in faster backup times.

    Furthermore, Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud leverages advanced deduplication and compression techniques to minimize the size of the backup data. By eliminating redundant data and optimizing storage efficiency, the backup process becomes faster and more efficient.

    Another factor contributing to the speed of backups is the flexibility to choose between different backup types. While full backups capture the entire EC2 instance, they may take longer due to the larger amount of data involved. On the other hand, incremental backups capture only the changes made since the last backup, resulting in faster backup times as less data is processed. Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud supports both backup types, allowing you to choose the method that best suits your specific needs.

    To further enhance backup speed, Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud utilizes parallel processing capabilities. It can simultaneously back up multiple EC2 instances, taking advantage of the available system resources and reducing overall backup time.

    It's important to note that backup speed may also depend on various factors, such as the size and complexity of the EC2 instances, network bandwidth, and the performance of the underlying infrastructure. Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud is designed to optimize backup speed while ensuring data integrity and security.

    In conclusion, when looking for the fastest backup method for AWS EC2 instances, Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud stands out as an efficient solution. By leveraging incremental backups, data deduplication, compression, and parallel processing capabilities, it enables faster and more streamlined backup processes, ensuring your EC2 instances are protected without compromising performance.
  • Can I auto-back up EC2?

    Yes, with Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud, you can automate the backup process for your EC2 instances, making it easy to ensure regular and reliable backups. The solution offers robust automation features that enable you to set up automated backup schedules, eliminating the need for manual intervention.

    Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud allows you to configure backup policies and define specific backup intervals based on your requirements. You can schedule automatic backups at regular intervals, such as daily, weekly, or monthly, ensuring that your EC2 instances are backed up consistently without any manual effort.

    Additionally, Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud provides flexibility in defining the retention policies for your backups. You can set the desired retention period, specifying how long the backup data should be retained before being automatically deleted. This allows you to align the backup frequency and retention period with your specific compliance and data protection requirements.

    Moreover, the solution offers advanced features like incremental backups and block-level deduplication, which optimize the backup process by capturing only the changes made to your EC2 instances since the last backup. This helps to minimize backup time, reduce storage requirements, and optimize network bandwidth utilization.

    Furthermore, Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud's intuitive management console provides a centralized view of all your backup activities, allowing you to monitor the status of your automated backups and easily manage the backup policies for your EC2 instances. You can review backup reports, track backup success rates, and receive notifications or alerts in case of any backup failures or issues.

    By leveraging the automation capabilities of Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud, you can ensure consistent and reliable backups for your EC2 instances, saving time and effort while providing peace of mind. The automated backup process helps to eliminate the risk of missed backups, ensures data availability in case of system failures or disasters, and simplifies the overall backup management for your AWS EC2 environment.
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