14233: Acronis Backup & Recovery 10: Scheduling Backups

How to schedule backups in Acronis Backup & Recovery 10

This article applies to

  • Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Advanced Server
  • Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Advanced Server - Virtual Edition
  • Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Advanced Server - Small Business Server
  • Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Advanced Workstation
  • Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Server for Windows
  • Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Online

(!) Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Online uses the following backup schemes: Back up now, Back up later, Simple, Initial seeding. For more information on using Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Online see Acronis Backup & Recovery 10: Backing Up to Online Storage.

Introduction

Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 allows you to schedule backups in order to have backups launched systematically.

The following backup schemes are available:

  • Back up now: backup starts immediately after backup plan is created;
  • Back up later: scheduled backup starts at a defined moment in future;
  • Simple: schedule when and how often to back up data and specify retention rules;
  • Grandfather-Father-Son (GFS): a pre-set backup scheme for regular backup and cleanup. For more information on setting up GFS task see GFS scheme. To learn more about the scheme implementation see GFS by Acronis;
  • Tower of Hanoi: set a schedule and a number of backup levels. For more information on setting up Tower of Hanoi task see Tower of Hanoi Scheme. To learn more about the scheme see Tower of Hanoi by Acronis;
  • Custom: specify multiple schedules for different backup types, add conditions and specify the retention rules for cleanup.

To define when a task has to be executed, you need to specify an event or multiple events. The task will be launched as soon as any of the events occurs: either the specified time arrives or the event occurs.

(!) The scheduler uses local time of the machine the backup plan exists on. Before creating a schedule, make sure that the machine’s date and time settings are correct.

(!) Only one schedule can be set up within one backup task. If you want to backup data with different frequency, set up separate backup task.

Solution

With Simple backup scheme you can schedule when and how often to back up data.

Custom backup scheme allows you to specify custom schedule and conditions for backup of each type.


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