14007: Acronis Backup & Recovery 10: Backing Up to Online Storage

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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:

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.


  1. Start the product and click Back up;
  2. Select what to back up, and under Where to back up, click Change next to Archive:

  3. Select Online backup storage and click Log in...

  4. Type in your credentials:

    The credentials here are the same as the ones you use to log into your account at the Acronis website.

  5. 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.

  6. Under How to back up you can select a backup scheme:

  7. It is strongly recommended that you set encryption for the backup in the Backup options:

  8. Click OK.

More information

(!) 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.

See also Acronis Backup & Recovery Online: Disk Defragmentation Is Not Recommended.