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Acronis Cyber Backup for Public Cloud
The most reliable and easy-to-use
backup for your Microsoft Azure VMs and
Amazon EC2 Instances

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Public Cloud

Acronis Cyber Backup
Helps IT Keep the Business Running

Acronis Cyber Backup is the world’s easiest and fastest backup solution for protecting your Microsoft Azure VMs and Amazon EC2 instances. With enhanced backup validation and blockchain-based authentication of your cloud workload backups with Acronis Notary, Acronis Cyber Backup is the most reliable backup solution for your cloud infrastructure on the market today.

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Complete Business Protection

Complete Business Protection

Protect entire Windows- and Linux-based cloud VMs and instances, as well as applications with proven disk-image backup technology

World’s Fastest Recovery

World’s Fastest Recovery

Improve flexibility of your IT with recovery of your cloud workloads to the same or dissimilar hardware, including to different cloud, or any on-premises physical system or virtual machine

Flexible Storage Options

Flexible Storage Options

Assert control over your cloud workloads and data by storing your backups in secure and reliable Acronis Cloud Storage, or on-premises disk storage, NAS, SAN, or tape devices

Intuitive, Scalable Management

Intuitive, Scalable Management

Reduce IT workload and overhead by easily adding protection of your cloud workloads into a touch-friendly, web-based management console

Innovative Data Protection

Innovative Data Protection

Safeguard your cloud workloads from ransomware attacks with Acronis Active Protection, the only backup technology that detects and prevents unauthorized encryption of files and backups


Complete Business Protection

Protect your entire business with complete and reliable backup images of your entire system, files, or data.

Store backups to a variety of storage devices, including local disks, network storage, and the cloud.

Easily recover a complete image or selected files, folders, items, and applications.

Increase user satisfaction and reduce data loss risks with built-in application-aware, single-pass backup that protects Microsoft Office 365, Exchange, SQL Server, SharePoint, and Active Directory — even in the cloud.

Restore individual emails, folders, documents, databases, or entire systems.


World’s Fastest Recovery

Minimize expensive downtime by restoring Windows and Linux systems to dissimilar hardware, including bare-metal physical, virtual, or cloud environments.

Reduce RTOs to mere seconds by starting your Windows or Linux backup directly from storage as a VMware VM; no data movement required.

Improve your business agility by migrating VMs between different hypervisors and to/from physical machines (P2V, V2V, V2P, and P2P) or the cloud.

Increase user satisfaction and reduce RTOs by restoring folders, files, databases, documents, mailboxes, and individual emails directly from your complete image backup — with no extra steps or third-party tools required.


Flexible Storage Options

Reduce RTOs of individual systems and speed up granular recoveries with support of any local and network-based disk storage, without the need to establish backup or media servers.

Satisfy regulatory requirements and disaster recovery needs by storing backups on local or central tape devices with support for media management, tape rotation, and retention rules.

Ensure recovery from any disaster and maintain control of data location by storing backups in one of 14+ secure and reliable Acronis Cloud Data Centers.

Increase business resiliency with flexible and reliable recovery by storing your backups in up to five different locations, locally and in the cloud. Combine local disks, attached storage, tape, network storage, and cloud locations to minimize your storage costs and provide multiple recovery options in the case of disaster.


Intuitive, Scalable Management

Reduce IT’s workload with a touch-friendly, web-based management console. Reduce RTOs by accessing the web console from any device, including tablets.

Enable IT to protect remote offices, branch offices, and departments with the ability to manage, delegate, and establish roles for multiple administrators.

Reduce time-to-action and resolve issues quickly with customizable dashboards for quick insights into your infrastructure.

Increase infrastructure resiliency with regular, customizable reports that focus on the exceptions in your infrastructure.

Data Protection

Innovative Data Protection

Proactively protect data, apps and systems from ransomware attacks, and reduce the need for recovery, by detecting and preventing suspicious changes to data, backup files, and the backup application.

Improve regulatory compliance and validity of recovery, ensuring your backup’s authenticity and integrity with blockchain certification.

Improve the security of your data with at-source AES-256 encryption of your backups and metadata, protected by irreversibly encrypted passwords.

Gain competitive edge by supporting your business’ cloud journey with protection and migration of all types of workloads to and from cloud; support of backup to reliable cloud storage; and touch-friendly, web-based management console, available locally and in the cloud.

Supported Systems

  1. Cloud VMs and Instances
    • Amazon Web Services EC2 Instances
    • Microsoft Azure VMs
  2. Microsoft Windows
    • Windows Server 2019, 2016, 2012 R2, 2012, 2008 R2, 2008, 2003 R2, 2003*
    • Windows Small Business Server 2011, 2008, 2003 R2, 2003
    • Windows MultiPoint Server 2012, 2011, 2010
    • Windows Storage Server 2012 R2, 2012, 2008 R2, 2008, 2003
    • Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP SP1 (x64), SP2 (x86, x64), SP3 (x86, x64)
  3. Linux
    • Linux with kernel from 2.6.9 to 4.15 and glibc 2.3.4 or later
    • Various 32-bit (x86) and 64-bit (x86_64) Linux distributions including:
      – Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.x - 7.6
      – Ubuntu 9.10 - 17.10, 18.04, 18.10
      – Fedora 11 - 29
      – SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 - 12*
      – Debian 4 - 9.6
      – CentOS 5.x - 7.4
      – CloudLinux 7, 7.1, 7.5
      – ClearOS 5.x, 6.x, 7, 7.1
      – Oracle Linux 5.x - 7.5 (including UEK)
  4. On-Premise Management Console
    • Windows Server 2019, 2016, 2012/2012 R2, 2008/2008 R2*
    • Windows Small Business Server 2011, 2008
    • Windows MultiPoint Server 2012, 2011, 2010
    • Windows Storage Server 2016, 2012/2012 R2, 2008/2008 R2
    • Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7
    • Linux x86_64 with kernel from 2.6.18 to 4.15 and glibc 2.3.4 or later
  5. Applications
    • Oracle Database 12, 11
    • Microsoft Exchange Online
    • Microsoft Exchange Server 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007 – including cluster configurations
    • Microsoft SQL Server 2016, 2014, 2012, 2008 R2, 2008, 2005 – including cluster configurations
    • Microsoft SharePoint 2013, 2010 SP1, 2007 SP2, 3.0 SP2
  6. Storage
    • Local disks – SATA, SCSI, IDE, RAID
    • Networked storage devices – SMB, NFS, iSCSI, FC
    • Removable media – ZIP, Rev, RDX, etc.
    • External HDDs and SSDs – USB 3.0/2.0/1.1 and IEEE1394 (Firewire)
    • Tape drives, autoloaders, and libraries, including media management and barcode support
    • Acronis Cloud Storage
  7. File Systems
    • FAT16/32
    • NTFS
    • HFS+ *
    • ReFS *
    • ext2/ext3/ext4
    • ReiserFS3 *, ReiserFS4 *
    • XFS *
    • JFS *
    • Linux SWAP
    • * Some limitations may apply.
  8. Web Browsers
    • Google Chrome 29 or later
    • Mozilla Firefox 23 or later
    • Opera 16 or later
    • Windows Internet Explorer 10 or later
    • Microsoft Edge 25 or later
    • Safari 8 or later (running in Apple OS X and iOS)

* Some limitations and license-specific restrictions may apply.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Acronis Backup 12.5?

Acronis Backup 12.5, available in Standard and Advanced Editions, is an award-winning, proven, complete data protection solution for hybrid IT environments. With an easy-to-use, touch-friendly, web-based management console, you can reliably back up and recover physical, virtual, and cloud workloads at any location.

It includes a multitude of new, groundbreaking technologies, including pro-active protection from ransomware and unique recovery features that reduce recovery time objectives (RTOs) to 15 seconds or less.

What is new in Acronis Backup 12.5 compared to Acronis Backup 11.7?

Acronis Backup 12.5 is based on Acronis Hybrid Cloud Architecture and allows you to protect all the data that resides on-premises, in remote locations, in the cloud, and on mobile devices. It includes numerous, amazing features, such as a centralized web console; new user interface; protection of a wider array of workloads, including VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, Mac, Microsoft Office 365, Azure, and other applications; IaaS cloud workloads; and mobile devices. It includes a multitude of new, groundbreaking technologies, including

  • Touch-friendly, web-based console accessible from any device, including tablets
  • Customizable dashboards for quick insights into the backup infrastructure
  • Admin roles and delegations to support distributed infrastructures
  • Acronis Active Protection to stop ransomware attacks
  • Bare-metal recovery automation and remote, boot media control to reduce Recovery Time Objectives (RTOs) for remote sites
  • SAN storage snapshots to reduce hypervisor resource utilization
  • Oracle database server backup and granular recovery
  • Advanced tape support for increased granularity and simplified management
  • Advanced reporting for detailed insights and to meet corporate compliance requirements
  • Backup validation process to ensure recoverability
  • Acronis Notary to ensure the authenticity of backups
  • Acronis Instant Restore to achieve 15-second RTOs
  • Acronis vmFlashback for quick, incremental recovery of virtual machines
  • Off-host backup management operations to reduce producti
    on system workload
  • Fast recovery with application-aware backups

What is unique about Acronis Backup 12.5?

Only Acronis Backup 12.5:

  • Delivers hybrid cloud and on-premises data protection for small and medium-sized businesses and enterprises, offering a touch-friendly, web-based console to back up and recover all individual workloads
  • Includes Acronis Instant Restore, which allows you to reduce RTOs to seconds by running any physical or virtual Windows or Linux system backup as a VMware or Hyper-V VM with a few clicks and without standby hardware
  • Eliminates the need to recover from ransomware attacks by proactively defending your systems with Acronis Active Protection
  • Supports the protection of 21 types of physical, virtual, cloud, end-user, and mobile devices, delivering easy, complete, and affordable data protection
  • Includes Acronis Notary, which improves regulatory compliance, establishes the validity of recovery, and ensures the authenticity and integrity of your backups with blockchain
  • Gives you complete control over the location of your data, systems, and backups, improving regulatory compliance and ensuring data sovereignty

Have any 11.7 features been discontinued in Acronis Backup 12.5?

The following features are not available in Acronis Backup 12.5:

  • Touch-friendly, web-based console accessible from any device, including tablets
  • Backup to optical media (CD, DVD, BD, ISO)
  • Support of PST files as the target for granular recovery of emails
  • Support of Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Support of Microsoft Exchange 2003
  • Support of VMware vSphere ESX(i) 4.0

What is the difference between the Standard Edition and Advanced Edition?

Designed for medium-sized businesses and enterprises, Advanced Edition offers functionality and features to better support larger infrastructures: improve RTO and RPO, cost-effectiveness and regulatory compliance. Namely those that require:

  • Acronis Instant Restore
  • Off-host backup management operations
  • Bare-metal recovery automation and remote boot media control
  • Enhanced validation in a sandbox environment
  • Resource groups and dynamic backup policies
  • Admin roles and delegations
  • Advanced reporting
  • Tape, autoloader, or tape library support
  • Centrally managed storage with support for source and target storage deduplication
  • SAN storage snapshots
  • Acronis Notary
  • Scalability to thousands of protected devices per installation
  • Centralized, multi-resource backup plans
  • Support of Oracle Database, Citrix XenServer, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Linux KVM, and Oracle VM Server
  • Support of clustered Microsoft Exchange and SQL Server

Does Acronis Backup 12.5 include centralized and remote management of backups?

Yes, Acronis Backup 12.5 includes centralized and remote management of backups to facilitate protection of all data that resides on-premises, in remote locations, in private or public clouds, and on mobile devices.

Is Acronis Backup 12.5 a cloud backup-as-a-service (BaaS) or on-premises backup software?

The groundbreaking Acronis Backup 12.5 is a hybrid backup solution and includes both cloud services and on-premises software. You can install Acronis Backup 12.5 on-premises or use directly from the Acronis Cloud. Acronis Backup 12.5 agents are installed on the workloads you are protecting — whether the workloads are on-premises, in remote locations, in private or public clouds, or on mobile devices.

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