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ACRONIS BACKUP ADVANCED
UNIFIED BACKUP AND RECOVERY SOLUTION FOR MULTI-SYSTEM ENVIRONMENTS
What happens if your organisation loses its data? Since data is your organisation’s most critical corporate asset, loss
of data will lead to significant financial loss – unproductive employees, dissatisfied clients, lost sales and extra costs. If
you are subject to regulatory compliance, you can also find yourself in a non-compliant state, resulting in high fines and
brand damage. With the volume of data exploding and the information technology landscape evolving to hybrid cloud
environments, you know protecting your data everywhere is vital to ensure business continuity.
Acronis Backup Advanced delivers easy, complete and safe data protection for your entire environment – unifying backup
of your on-premise systems and cloud workloads. Powered by the Acronis AnyData Engine, the solution provides a single
pane of glass management console for complete backup and recovery of your physical Windows® / Linux servers and PCs;
virtual VMware® vSphere ESX(i), Microsoft® Hyper-V, Citrix® XenServer, Red Hat® Enterprise Virtualization, and Oracle® VM
Server systems; and your Microsoft Exchange®, SQL Server ®, SharePoint® and Active Directory ®.
ACRONIS ANYDATA ENGINE
The Acronis AnyData Engine, built on advanced technology and fueled by over 100 patents, is the most innovative data
protection technology available for capturing, storing, recovering, controlling and accessing the critical information your
business depends on. It revolutionises data protection by enabling best-in-class innovative technologies - optimised for your
most important workloads - to integrate into a total solution that protects any data, across any environment, in any location.
The solution includes policy-driven controls and centralised reporting, provides one interface so you can easily manage all
physical systems, virtual machines and application backups across your environment.
The Acronis AnyData Engine includes a patented disk-imaging technology to let you capture image-based backups and store
all data in a universal backup format, allowing recovery to any hardware or virtual machine to provide the superior flexibility
during recovery. You can recover an entire system – with all the data intact – in minutes and you can restore files, folders, and
applications to any location in record time.
Any Server
Any Application
Physical
Virtual
Any OS Environment
Windows
Linux
NTFS
ReFS
FAT16/32
Exr2/3/4
MS Exchange
MS SQL Server
SharePoint
Active Directory
Any Protection
Data Backup
Secure Access
Bare Metal Restore
Migration
System Deployment
ReiserFS3
XFS
JFS
Any Virtual
Environment
AnyData Engine
Supports
VMware
Hyper-V
XenServer
RHEV
Oracle VM
Any Migration
Any Storage Location
Cloud
On-Premise
Remote Offices
Any File System
Any Device
V2V
V2P
P2V
P2P
Servers
Workstations
Mobile
ACRONIS® BACKUP ADVANCED
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EASY TO BACKUP AND RECOVER
TRUSTED BACKUP
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Protect any data, in any environment, across all
locations
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Best-in-class individual technologies - optimised
for your most important workloads
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Individual technologies seamlessly integrate into a
unified backup solution for all of your physical and
virtual server backup needs
Disk Image Technology – The Acronis AnyData Engine
saves complete images to a variety of backup targets
including local disk, network storage, tape, and cloud.
You then have the ability to recover the complete image
or selected files, folders, and applications.
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Image-based backups quickly capture all data in
one easy step
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Backup to local disk, network disk, tape, and cloud
storage
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Easily recover to any hardware or virtual machine
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Recover individual files, folders, applications and
complete systems in minutes
Business Applications Protection – The Acronis
AnyData Engine provides consistent single-pass backup
and application-aware restore for Microsoft® SQL
Server ®, SharePoint®, and Active Directory®. Acronis also
provides Exchange backup with support for clustered
Exchange configurations, enabling granular recovery of
individual Exchange items like emails or mailboxes.
Complete Virtual Server Protection – The Acronis
AnyData Engine provides support for popular
virtualisation technologies including agentless backup
and migration capabilities between various hypervisors
and physical machines (P2V, V2V, V2P, and P2P).
Centralised Management – Manage all physical systems, VMs and application backups locally or remotely with the Acronis
Management Server. Assign backup plans to one or more machines, review status updates, generate reports, and receive alerts –
all from a single console.
Modular Architecture – The Acronis AnyData Engine’s modular architecture lets you add more data protection to your
core solution at any time. Get the solution that you need today and as your business grows, expand protection to your new
servers or workstations without having to install a completely new backup environment.
Backup Scheduling – Automatically run backups based on your schedule, pre-defined industry-standard schemes such as
GFS (Grandfather-Father-Son), or triggered by specific events.
Compression and Deduplication – With built-in, block-level data deduplication and compression, backup data volumes are
reduced by up to 90%, optimising backup speed, reducing storage requirements, and minimising network loads.
Backup Replication and Staging – Upon completion of the backup process, the Acronis AnyData Engine automatically
replicates backup data between various storage locations, including Acronis Cloud. Staging automatically moves the backup
data to a new storage location when the retention period for the current storage media expires. Acronis deletes older
backups at the end of the retention period to save space for newly created backups.
Acronis Universal Restore – Restore your Windows or Linux systems to dissimilar hardware or quickly recover your entire
server onto bare-metal and minimise expensive downtime.
Acronis Active Restore – Unique technology enables users to start working before the restore is complete by copying only
the files you need for fast recovery. The rest of the data is restored in the background.
Catalog and Indexing – The Acronis AnyData Engine provides backup indexing and a centralised catalog so you can quickly
find a particular version of a disk image, file, folder, application database, or individual data item – even if backups are stored
on different storage media.
Throttling – In order to minimise the impact of running backups during production hours, the Acronis AnyData Engine lets
you limit network bandwidth and disk-write speed.
Encryption – The Acronis AnyData Engine encrypts data, in transit and in rest, using military grade AES-256 encryption,
helping to protect your data from unauthorised access.
Validation and Consolidation – With the Acronis AnyData Engine, you can validate backups manually or schedule to ensure
systems and user data are recoverable. Consolidation of incremental backups helps save additional storage space.
ACRONIS® BACKUP ADVANCED
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ACRONIS BACKUP ADVANCED LICENSE OPTIONS
Subscription licenses (recommended) – affordable option for complete protection, including technical support and free
upgrades. Available in one-, two-, and three-year options to suit your business needs:
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Acronis Backup Advanced for Server: Complete protection of any physical server or virtual host, including
supported applications
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Acronis Backup Advanced for Workstation: Image and file backup of entire Windows-based PCs
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Acronis Backup to Cloud: Flexible add-on of scalable offsite storage in secure Acronis datacenters, including support
of initial seeding and large-scale recovery
Perpetual licenses – specialised option, including first year of technical support and free upgrades:
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Acronis Backup Advanced Universal License: Complete protection of any physical or virtual system, including
supported applications
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Acronis Backup Advanced for Windows Server: Image and file backup of entire Windows-based physical server
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Acronis Backup Advanced for PC: Image and file backup of entire Windows-based PC
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Acronis Backup Advanced for Linux Server: Image and file backup of entire Linux server
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Acronis Backup Advanced for VMware / for Hyper-V: Agentless and agent-based backup for VMware / Hyper-V
virtual machines including application support for Microsoft Exchange, SQL Server, SharePoint and Active Directory
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Acronis Backup Advanced for Citrix XenServer / for RHEV / for Oracle VM: Agent-based backup for Citrix
XenServer / RHEV / Oracle VM virtual machines running Windows or Linux as guest operating system including
application support for Microsoft Exchange, SQL Server, SharePoint and Active Directory
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Acronis Backup Advanced for Exchange: Backup of Microsoft Exchange servers, databases and mailboxes with
cluster support, cataloging, search and granular recovery
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Acronis Backup Advanced for SQL / for SharePoint: Single-pass backup of Microsoft SQL Server / any server role in
a SharePoint farm with application-aware restore, from a single database / content database to the entire server
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Acronis Backup Advanced for Active Directory: Single-pass backup and authoritative and non-authoritative restore
of Domain Controllers, Active Directory databases, SYSVOLS and logs
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Acronis Backup to Cloud: Flexible subscription to scalable offsite storage in secure Acronis datacenters, including
support of initial seeding and large-scale recovery
KEY FEATURES
Safe, Flexible Backup
Easy-to-Use Centralised Management
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Image-based backup of entire systems
File-based backup of selected local folders or network
shares
Integrated backup for Microsoft Exchange Server
Single-pass backup for Microsoft SQL Server,
SharePoint and Active Directory
Improved Disaster Recovery
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Full system recovery in minutes
Recovery of Windows or Linux machines to the same
or dissimilar hardware or a VM
Simplified Data Recovery
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Centralised catalog and search capabilities across
all backups – even if backups are stored on different
storage media
Recovery of files, folder, databases, mailboxes, emails
and other items
Granular recovery from Exchange database backups
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Easy-to-use centralised management of all physical
systems, VMs and application backups
Intuitive user interface makes it easy to install,
configure, and deploy
Centralised alerting and reporting system
Powerful and Efficient Storage Management
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Automatic validation and clean-up of old backups
Replication / staging automatically stores backups in
multiple locations, including Acronis Cloud Storage
Data encryption (AES-256) for secure data access,
storage, and transfer
Block-level source- and target-side variable block
size deduplication and compression reduce storage
volumes by up to 90%
ACRONIS® BACKUP ADVANCED
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BENEFITS
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Powerful, yet affordable backup solution powered by the Acronis AnyData Engine
Modular architecture lets you expand protection as your business grows
Centralised management and reporting eases IT administration
Flexible recovery options simplify disaster recovery and help ensure business continuity
Installation and configuration procedures require virtually zero learning curve
Complete yet easy to install, configure, and manage
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
Supported Microsoft Windows
Supported Applications
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Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 4
Windows Server 2012/2012 R2, 2008/2008 R2,
2003/2003 R2
Windows Small Business Server 2011, 2008,
2003/2003 R2
Windows MultiPoint Server 2012, 2011, 2010
Windows Storage Server 2012/2012 R2, 2008/2008
R2, 2003
Windows 10, 8/8.1, 7
Windows Vista
Windows XP Professional SP2+ (x86, x64)
Windows 2000 SP4*
Supported Linux
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Linux with kernel from 2.4.20 to 4.4 and glibc 2.3.2 or
later • Various 32-bit (x86) and 64-bit (x86_64) Linux
distributions, including:
o Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.x - 7.x
o Ubuntu 9.10 - 15.10
o Fedora 11 - 23
o SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 - 12
o Debian 4 - 8.2
o CentOS 5.x - 7.x
o CloudLinux 7, 7.1
o ClearOS 5.x, 6.x, 7, 7.1
o Oracle Linux 5.x - 7.x (including UEK)
Supported Hypervisors
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VMware vSphere ESX(i) 6.0, 5.5, 5.1, 5.0
Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 4
with Hyper-V
Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012/2012 R2, 2008/2008
R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2012/2012 R2, 2008/2008
R2 with Hyper-V
Microsoft Windows 10, 8/8.1 (x64) with Hyper-V
Citrix XenServer 4.1 - 6.5
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 2.2 - 3.5
Oracle VM Server 3.x
Linux KVM
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Microsoft Exchange Server 2016*, 2013, 2010, 2007,
2003 SP2
Microsoft SQL Server 2014, 2012, 2008 R2, 2008, 2005
Microsoft SharePoint 2013
Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 SP1
Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 SP1
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 SP2
Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 SP2
Supported Storage
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Local disks - SATA, SCSI, IDE, RAID
Networked storage devices - SMB, NFS, iSCSI, FC, FTP
Tape drives, autoloaders and tape libraries (including
LTO-7)
Optical media - CD, DVD, HD-DVD, Blu-Ray
Removable media - ZIP®, Rev ®, RDX®, etc.
External HDDs and SSDs - USB 3.0/2.0/1.1 and
IEEE1394
Private, Hybrid and Public Cloud Storage - FTP, SFTP
Acronis Cloud Storage
Supported File Systems
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FAT16/32
NTFS
ReFS *
Ext2/Ext3/Ext4
ReiserFS3 *
ReiserFS4 *
XFS *
JFS *
Linux SWAP
* Some limitations may apply. Refer to the User Guide
at www.acronis.com/support/documentation/ for more
details.
For additional information, please visit http://www.acronis.com
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