Acronis Cyber Backup for VMWare
Protect Your Entire VMware vSphere Environment
with Acronis Cyber Backup

Find Out More

World’s Fastest, Easiest and
Complete Backup and Recovery

Back up a single ESX(i) host, virtual machine, or cluster to hybrid storage and protect your entire vSphere environment with Acronis Cyber Backup.

Acronis Cyber Backup is a complete, flexible backup and recovery solution, delivers fast recovery time objectives (RTOs) and reduces your total Cost of Ownership (TCO).

clicks to back up
seconds to recover
businesses trust it

Acronis VMWare

Protect Your
Entire vSphere Environment

View All Features

Realize RTOs of 15 Seconds or Less

Realize RTOs of 15 Seconds or Less

Reduce Recovery Time Objectives (RTOs) of your vSphere Virtual Machines (VMs) and ESX(i) hosts to 15 seconds or less. Recover to bare metal, whether it is the same or dissimilar hardware from different vendors

Improve Your TCO and Scale Protection

Improve Your TCO and Scale Protection

Acronis Backup can lower your TCO with easy management of data protection while supporting up to 2,000 devices per management server and supporting enterprise workloads, including Oracle, Clustered Microsoft SQL Server, and Microsoft Exchange

Streamline Data Protection

Streamline Data Protection

Protect your entire vSphere environment with complete disk-imaging backup and eliminate the time IT spends reinstalling operating systems and applications when a VM or host fails

Enjoy the World’s Most Innovative Data Protection

Enjoy the World’s Most Innovative Data Protection

Enjoy innovative protection from ransomware attacks with Active Protection, which actively defends all the data on your vSphere environment and Acronis backup files and agents

Achieve Optimum Flexibility in Data Protection

Achieve Optimum Flexibility in Data Protection

Store your vSphere VM backups in up to five locations, including local disks, NAS, SAN, tape, as well as proven and secure Acronis Cloud Storage


Achieve Optimum Flexibility in Data Protection

Mitigate risks backing up and migrating your vSphere hosts and virtual machines between different platforms, including the cloud, making it easy to evolve your IT infrastructure and business.

Store your backups in up to five different locations — both locally and in the cloud — and combine a variety of storage types (local disks, attached storage, tape, network storage, centralized deduplicated disk storage, and cloud locations) to minimize your costs and provide multiple recovery options in the case of disaster.

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 of your vSphere VMs and control the location of your backed-up data by choosing one of 12 secure and reliable Acronis Cloud Data Centers.

Reduce the impact that your backup process has on your infrastructure by offloading VMware VM snapshots to NetApp SAN storage.


Realize RTOs of 15 Seconds or Less

Reduce RTOs by restoring folders, files, databases, documents, mailboxes, and individual emails directly from your VM backup — no third-party tools or extra steps required.

Achieve RTOs of 15 seconds or less by starting your backup as a vSphere VM directly from backup storage; no data movement required.

Speed up the recovery of vSphere VMs by restoring only the data blocks necessary to revert the VM to the original state.

Avoid having to reconfigure your hypervisor systems during a recovery by backing up your ESX(i) host so you can restore the entire host (not just VMs) to the same or dissimilar hardware.

Reduce RTOs of remote vSphere VMs by accessing bootable media and restoring bare-metal servers remotely via wide-area networks (WAN).

Reduce the RTOs of your vSphere VMs by customizing the bootable media with scripting to automate and orchestrate recovery.

Reduce the RTOs of your VMware VMs by maintaining copies on a secondary site, allowing for quick failover and failback operations. You can also improve network performance with built-in WAN optimization.

Ensure the success of your vSphere VM recovery by validating backup content with checksum, validating recoverability by automatically running the backup as a VM, and performing service availability checks with pre-defined and custom scripts.


Improve Your TCO and Scale Protection

Reduce your workload with a touch-friendly, web-based management console that is accessible from any device, including tablets.

Protect all the data on your vSphere VMs with complete and reliable agentless backup.

Reduce remediation time and resolve issues quickly with customizable dashboards that provide quick insights into your infrastructure.

Easily manage the volume of growing data across your company with global deduplication and centralized vaults.

Reduce production machine loads by performing select activities — such as backup staging (moving), replication (copying), validation, and retention (cleanup) — on a different system.

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

Manage, delegate, and establish roles for multiple administrators to protect remote offices, branch offices, and departments.


Data Protection

Protect your business with complete and reliable backup images of your entire vSphere VM, files, or data. Easily recover a complete image or selected files, folders, items, and applications.

Reduce the time it takes to react and resolve issues with smart, aggregated alerts, eliminating the need to sort and filter multiple notifications about the same issue.

Significantly reduce backup time, network usage, and storage requirements with seamless integration with VMware Changed-Block Tracking (CBT).


Enjoy the World’s Most Innovative Data Protection

Protect your users from ransomware attacks with technology that actively detects, blocks, and reverses suspicious changes to data, including backup files and backup agents.

Ensure the authenticity and integrity of backups by storing backup file checksum certificates in the blockchain database and detect unauthorized changes to your backups before you recover.

Verify the authenticity of your files by digitally capturing electronic signatures on a backed-up document and generating unique certificates that contain images of the signatures, timestamps, and other information.

Supported Systems

  1. VMware vSphere
    • VMware vSphere ESX(i) 6.7 update 1, 6.7, 6.5, 6.0, 5.5, 5.1, 5.0, 4.1, including vSphere Hypervisor (free ESXi)*
  2. Microsoft Windows in Virtual Machines
    • Windows Server 2019, 2016, 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 2016, 2012/2012 R2, 2008/2008 R2, 2003
    • Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP SP1 (x64), SP2 (x86, x64), SP3 (x86, x64)
  3. Linux in Virtual Machines
    • 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. Virtualized 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
  5. 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
  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 3.0/2.0/1.1and 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 the best backup service for virtual environments on the market today?

Available in Standard and Advanced editions, Acronis Backup 12.5 is the world’s easiest and fastest backup solution for all your data, whether it is located on-premises, in remote systems, in private and public clouds, or on mobile devices.

With Acronis Active Protection from ransomware, enhanced backup validation, and blockchain-based authentication of your backups with Acronis Notary, Acronis Backup 12.5 is the most reliable backup solution available today.

And, Acronis Backup 12.5 is the most complete solution, protecting all your data with the best-in-class backup of physical Microsoft Windows and Linux servers; virtual VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix XenServer, Red Hat Virtualization, Linux KVM, and Oracle VM Server; cloud Microsoft Office 365 mailboxes, Microsoft Azure VMs, and Amazon EC2 instances; Oracle Databases; Microsoft Exchange, SQL Server, SharePoint, and Active Directory applications; local and remote Microsoft Windows and Mac workstations and laptops; as well as iPhone, iPad, and Android devices.

Any Questions? Drop Us A Message!