Acronis Cyber Backup for Hyper-V
High performance, agentless backup for
Hyper-V environment

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Hyper V

Agentless Backup and Instant Restore

Deliberately designed to protect Microsoft Hyper-V hosts and guest systems, Acronis Cyber Backup ensures affordable, fast, reliable, agentless backup and instant restore of Microsoft Hyper-V virtual hosts, including all VMs. You can protect an unlimited number of virtual machines on the same host, with no additional costs per VM or socket.

Easy-to-use, only 3 clicks to backup

Easy-to-use, only 3 clicks to backup

Quick recovery

Quick recovery, near-zero

Virtual host

Priced per virtual host, not per VM or socket

Back Up Hyper-V VMs Efficiently

Eliminate complexities associated with the manual backup process by automating your Hyper-V host and VM backup tasks via the unified web-based management console. Protect applications and VMs running on Hyper-V hosts as well as their configurations with a single Acronis Backup Virtual Host license. Choose the best storage option – local, cloud or both – for the ultimate data protection.

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Improve Efficiency and Backup Times

Improve Efficiency and Backup Times

Back up virtual machines with growing data more frequently, lowering RPOs and reducing backup storage. Windows Server 2016 support with Resilient Change Tracking (RCT) enables incremental backups of only changed blocks of data per a specific point in time.

Recover Up to 100 Times Faster

Reduce virtual machine recovery time to mere minutes with Acronis vmFlashback technology. It identifies the difference between the current VM state and its backup state to restore only changed blocks of information. This approach significantly minimizes network impact, facilitating recoveries up to 100 times faster.

Recover Up to 100 Times Faster
Ensure Full Data Integrity

Ensure Full Data Integrity

Gain full data integrity with a point-in-time application-consistent snapshot. Volume Shadow Copy Service (aka VSS, Shadow Copy, or Volume Snapshot Service) provides reliable backup, even when the applications are in use. The virtual machines remain online and functional during the snapshot and backup process, so normal operations continue.

Instant Data Availability
with Hyper-V Restore Options

Migrate Hyper-V to Any System

Ensure quick and easy system migration between physical and virtual platforms. With Acronis Universal Restore you can recover your Hyper-V server to new, bare-metal or dissimilar hardware with a just few clicks.

Convert to Hyper-V VM

Protect your original machine in case of failure. Simply start your physical workloads on a Hyper-V virtual machine by setting up a scheduled or immediate conversion of a backup to a virtual machine format.

Run Backup as a VM in Seconds

Instantly bring a copy of a failed machine online when disaster strikes. Start Windows or Linux virtual machines on your existing Hyper-V immediately from backup storage. Your VM will be running in mere seconds.


More platforms to protect

More Platforms

More Features to Back up Hyper-V

Deduplication technologies

Save money and optimize network bandwidth by easily addressing storage requirements. You can protect more data while reducing the impact on storage and network capacity by capturing only blocks of data changed since the previous backup.

Clustered shared volumes support

Defend your Hyper-V VM placed on clustered shared volumes. Your virtual machines stay secure regardless which Hyper-V host they were moved to. Acronis Cyber Backup automatically tracks VM migrations across Hyper-V clusters.

Disk-imaging technology

Copy complete and reliable backup images to a variety of backup targets including local disks, network storage, tapes and the cloud. You can easily recover a complete image or just selected files, folders, and applications.

Centralized web management

Protect hundreds of VMs with backup policies, customizable dashboards, and advanced alerting and reporting – without increasing IT’s workload. Acronis’ touch friendly, web-based management console makes it easy.

Granular data recovery

Search for specific documents, emails, etc. and restore just what’s needed. You don’t have to recover full databases or systems. Acronis ensures quick, incremental restoration and simultaneously reduces recovery times.

Flexible backup storage

Balance the value of data, infrastructure and regulatory requirements – and grow easily – with flexible storage. Choose from NAS, SAN, tapes, disks, Acronis Cloud, or any private or public cloud, such as Azure, AWS or Google.

Frequently Asked Questions

What versions of Hyper-V Server does Acronis Backup support?

Acronis Backup supports:

  • Windows Server 2008 (x64) with Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 with Hyper-V
  • Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008/2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2012/2012 R2 with Hyper-V
  • Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012/2012 R2
  • Windows 8, 8.1 (x64) with Hyper-V
  • Windows 10 with Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2016 with Hyper-V – all installation options, except for Nano Server
  • Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2016

How many VMs can be backed up with one Acronis Backup Virtual Host license?

You can back up any number of VMs on the same Hyper-V host with just one Acronis Backup Virtual Host licenсe.

Should I shut down the virtual machines running during a Hyper-V backup?

No, Acronis Backup for Hyper-V ensures VMs can be backed up even while running.

How can I restore a Hyper-V virtual machine backup to a different server?

Acronis Universal Restore allows any-to-any migration and restore. You can perform machine migration by recovering any backup to a non-original machine. The following table summarizes the available migration options.

Backed-up machine type Available recovery destinations
Physical machine ESXi virtual machine Hyper-V virtual machine
Physical machine yes yes yes
VMware ESXi virtual machine yes yes yes
Hyper-V virtual machine yes yes yes

Does Acronis Backup support backup for Hyper-V VMs located on CSV or SMB 3.0 storage?

Acronis Backup for Hyper-V allows users to back up and restore Hyper-V virtual machines placed on either Hyper-V Clustered Shared Volumes (CSV) or on SMB 3.0 shares when used as primary hypervisor storage.

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