Acronis Backup (Advanced) for Virtual Host is designed and optimized specially for agentless backup of virtual machines: these editions allow you to perform backups of virtual machines without the need to install an agent on each guest system - agents only need to be installed on hosts.
The table below shows the main differences between agentless backup and using Agent for Windows/Agent for Linux to back up a virtual machine.
|Agentless backup||Agent-based (Agent for Windows/Linux)|
Acronis Backup for Virtual Host
Acronis Backup Advanced
1 license of Acronis Backup (Advanced) for Virtual Host: backup of an unlimited number of virtual machines on the same physical host
If you are using clustered VMware ESX of Hyper-V servers, you need 1 license for Acronis Backup (Advanced) per each host in cluster.
1 license of Acronis Backup (Advanced) for Virtual Host: backup of unlimited number of virtual machines on the same physical host
Other Acronis Backup (Advanced) editions: backup of 1 physical or 1 virtual machine
|Installation||One Agent on Hyper-V host
One Agent on ESX(i) host or on a Windows machine outside of the vSphere environment
|Agents on all virtual machines|
|What OS can be backed up?||Any operating system supported as guest by virtualization server.||
Operating systems supported by Agent for Windows / Agent for Linux.
|Back up selected files/folders inside virtual machine||NO*||YES|
|Back up to Online Storage||YES||YES|
|Exclude files/folders from backup||YES||YES|
|Recover backup to a virtual machine||YES||YES|
Recover backup directly to virtualization server
**You need to have an Acronis Backup (Advanced) Virtual Host license registered in your License Server.
Virtual machines with Acronis Backup Agent for Windows/Linux installed inside will be shown in Physical Machines list in Acronis Management Server. Virtual machines backed up by Acronis Backup Agent for ESX/ESXi or by Acronis Backup Agent for Hyper-V will be shown in Virtual Machines list.
- Virtual Machines Supported by Acronis Products
- Converting Backup Archive of a Linux System to a Virtual Machine
- Acronis Products Licensing Table