Installing the Acronis Agent For Plesk

August 3, 2022 / Acronis Backup

In this article, we will explain to you how to install the Acronis agent for Plesk. If you have a control panel installed, then the Acronis plugin will give you and your users easy access to manage and restores your backups:

  • Back up an entire server to the cloud storage.
  • Recover the entire server including all of the websites.
  • Perform granular recovery of websites, individual files, mailboxes, or databases.
  • Enable self-service recovery for end users.


When using the control panel plugins the following limitations apply:

  • Backup of individual websites is not supported. Back up the entire server instead.
  • Granular recovery of databases is supported only for MySQL running on the same machine as cPanel or Plesk.
  • Granular recovery of PostgreSQL databases is not supported.

Installing the Plesk plugin

  1.  Log in to Plesk as an administrator.
  2. Go to Extensions > Extensions Catalog > Select Category > Backup > Acronis Backup
  3. Select FREE and Click the Download icon.
  4. From the sidebar click “Acronis Backup”.
    Acronis Backup
  5. Click “I have an Acronis Account”.
    Acronis Account
  6. The plugin will prompt you to enter your Acronis portal credentials, enter them and click Sign in and enable.
  7. Click Enable.
    1. Encryption: This setting encrypts your backups, by setting this option your end-user and reseller self-service options will be disabled due to the need to know the password.
      IMPORTANT: if you forget your password your backup will NOT be retrievable.
  8. Go back to Plugins > Acronis WHM and cPanel.
  9. Toggle Backup to ON.

    1. When you enable backup, the plugin attempts to find and apply a suitable backup plan. If several plans are found, a randomly selected one is applied. If no suitable plans are found, the default backup plan with the “Webcp” name is created and applied to the cPanel server.
    2. If you want to run a backup immediately click Run Now.

In this manner, you can Install the Acronis Agent For Plesk. For more details, visit our KB section regularly. Also, don’t forget to check out our latest web hosting plans.

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