13510: Acronis True Image Home 2011: Backing Up to FTP

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Backing up to FTP server

This article applies to:

  • Acronis True Image Home 2011


The following types of backup support FTP server as destination:

  • Disk and partition backup
  • File backup
  • E-mail backup
  • (!) An FTP server must allow passive mode file transfers. For data to be recovered directly from an FTP server, the backup must consist of files no greater than 2GB each.
  • (!) The firewall settings of the source computer should have Ports 20 and 21 opened for the TPC and UDP protocols to function.

    See also:

    • Using telnet to Test Open Ports

  • (!) The Routing and Remote Access Windows service should be disabled.
  • Solution

    You can back up to FTP when running the product both from Windows or Acronis Bootable Media.

    1. Start the necessary backup wizard. See:
    2. Click the down arrow next to Destination and select Browse:
      Disk backup File backup E-mail backup
    3. Click FTP connections -> New FTP connection:

    4. Enter the required information:

    5. Hit Test connection. You should see the Connection established message:

    6. Click Connect;
    7. You will see your FTP server in FTP Connections list  and the contents of your FTP server:

    More information

    See also Acronis True Image Home 2011.


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