Backing up to the online storage. Initial seeding or direct backup over the Internet
This article applies to:
- Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 (All Editions)
- Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Online
Make sure you have Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Online Installed. See Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Online: Installation.
Make sure you have an activated subscription. See Acronis Backup & Recovery 10: Activating Online Backup Subscription.
For the list of supported backup sources see Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Online: Backup of Network Share to Online Storage Fails.
The two available backup methods are:
- Initial Seeding backup. See Acronis Backup & Recovery Online: Initial Seeding;
- Direct backup over the Internet to the online storage.
If you are not sure what method to choose, you can check the approximate data transfer table:
|Internet connection speed||100 MB||1 GB||10 GB|
|500 kbps||36 min||336 min||3330 min|
|1 Mbps||20 min||170 min||1670 min|
|5 Mbps||6 min||36 min||336 min|
|10 Mbps||5 min||20 min||170 min|
If you are not sure about your Internet connection speed, you can check it with speedtest.net.
- Start the product and click Back up;
- Select what to back up, and under Where to back up, click Change next to Archive:
- Select Online backup storage and click Log in...
- Type in your credentials:
The credentials here are the same as the ones you use to log into your account at the Acronis website.
- Click OK;
You will see a notification asking you to make sure the subscription is activated:
This is a standard message always displayed when backing up to an online storage.
- Under How to back up you can select a backup scheme:
- Back up now - Start the backup immediately;
- Back up later - Run the backup manually later or schedule;
- Simple - Schedule backup execution with retention rules;
- Initial seeding - See Acronis Backup & Recovery Online: Initial Seeding
- It is strongly recommended that you set encryption for the backup in the Backup options:
- Click OK.
(!) Once a backup to the online storage is started, you will not be able to suspend it. If you stop a backup task in progress, the incomplete backup data will be deleted from the online storage, and you will need to run the backup anew.