Creating a Backup Plan in Acronis

With this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a backup plan in Acronis. Installing a backup agent on your server will enable you to create a backup plan.

Let us follow the steps to create a backup plan in Acronis:

  1. log in to Acronis Cyber Protect Portal.
  2. Choose “Devices” and the sub-option “Machines with Agents” under it.
  3. Select the tick box next to your server.
  4. Click on the “Protect” option from the left-hand side of the screen.
  5. Click Create plan > protection.

  6. Fill in the following details:
    1. Give your plan a name by clicking on the edit icon.
    2. Your plan will be populated with default settings, you can change these now:
    3. What to backup:
      1. Entire machine: Backs up the whole server.
        1. NOTE: If you are using the Plesk or cPanel plugins you must use this option.
      2. Disk/Volumes: This lets you select individual disk partitions for backup.
      3. Files/Folders: This lets you select individual files and folders for backup.
    4. Where to back up: Select Cloud Storage.
    5. Schedule: Click the Current date to change.
    6. How long to keep: This option allows you to select how long backups are kept for, not the longer you retain the backup the more storage will be required.
    7. Encryption: Enables at rest encryption of your backup data,
      1. IMPORTANT: If you enable encryption, ensure you don’t lose your password, if you do your backup will not be able to be recoverable, use it with care.
    8. Application backup: This allows you to select application-aware backups.
      1. NOTE: Some application-aware backups require additional licensing, contact our support team for further details.
    9. Backup options: This option allows you to edit advanced settings, it is recommended you don’t change these.
  7. Once you have entered your settings click “Create”.

  8. If you want to take a backup immediately rather than waiting for your schedule you can click on “Run Now”.

This way, you can create a Backup Plan in Acronis. Irrespective of the client system, Acronis stores data in a consistent backup format to make it simple to recover from any platform. Contact our support team whenever you need to if you run into any problems.