1741: Working with Acronis Backup Server of Acronis True Image Echo

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Acronis Backup Server lets you store and manage backup archives of networked computers

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Description

Acronis Backup Server is a component of Acronis True Image Echo used for centralized storage and management of backup archives in a network.

To start using Acronis Backup Server you need to first install it on a Windows machine, and then connect to it with Acronis Management Console.

Once connected, pick the option Acronis Backup Server Management.

On the Acronis Backup Server Management window there will be a list of options:

  • Set up Administrator Profiles
  • Set up User Profiles
  • Configure Backup Locations
  • Manage Backup Archives
  • Specify Default Settings
  • Log Viewer

Set up Administrator Profiles

An Administrator Profile is the one you set up to keep images of a remote machine backed up with Acronis True Image Agent or with Acronis True Image Echo local version. Such images are kept locally on the same machine where Acronis Backup Server is installed. The exact folder to keep the images is specified under Backup Location.

The options you have for each Administrator Profile are:

  • Add - Add a new networked computer as Administrator Profile
  • Edit - Set a Backup Location, Quotas and Time Limits and time to Run the backups
  • Clear - Clear all archives from Backup Location
  • Delete - Delete the selected Administrator Profile

Sample scenario

  1. Install Acronis Backup Server, Acronis Management Console and Acronis True Image Agent on different machines in a network;
  2. Connect to Acronis True Image Agent with Acronis Management Console;
  3. Run the Backup wizard and on the Backup Archive Location window under Acronis Backup Servers select the machine where Acronis Backup Server is installed. Click Personal backup location;
  4. Specify the user name and password of the Windows administrator account of the machine where Acronis Backup Server is installed;
  5. Once the backup process starts, the administrator account will automatically be added to Administrator Profiles of Acronis Backup Server.

Set up User Profiles

A User Profile is the one you set up to keep images of a remote machine backed up locally with a local version of Acronis True Image Echo. Such images are kept locally on the same machine where Acronis Backup Server is installed. The exact folder to keep the images is specified under Backup Location.

The options you have for each User Profile are:

  • Add - Add a new local Windows user account as User Profile
  • Edit - Set a Backup Location, Quotas and Time Limits and time to Run the backups
  • Clear - Clear all archives from Backup Location
  • Delete - Delete the selected User Profile

Sample scenario

  • Install Acronis Backup Server, Acronis Management Console and Acronis True Image Agent on different machines in a network;
  • Connect to Acronis Backup Server with Acronis Management Console;
  • On the Acronis Backup Server Management window select Set up User Profiles;
  • Add a User Profile from the list of Windows user accounts that exist on this machine. To add a new non-listed user, you will need to create a new Windows user account first;
  • Run Acronis True Image Echo local version on the machine you want to back up;
  • Start the Backup wizard and on the Backup Archive Location window under Acronis Backup Servers select the machine where Acronis Backup Server is installed. Click Personal backup location;
  • Specify the user name and password of the Windows user account that you added as User Profile in Acronis Backup Server;
  • On the last screen of the Backup wizard hit Proceed.

Configure Backup Locations

On the Configure Backup Locations screen you can select any of the listed locations that contain backup archives.

The configure options for each Backup Location are:

  • Quotas and time limits - You can define Maximum backup locations size and Maximum storage period (days)
  • Move to - Move the selected Backup Location to a different folder
  • Clear - Clear all archives from Backup Location
  • Delete - Delete the selected Backup Location

Manage Backup Archives

On the Manage Backup Archives screen you can view all the archives stored in Acronis Backup Server.

The manage options for each backup archive are:

  • Consolidate - Consolidate the full backup with an incremental or a differential one. See Backup Archive Consolidation in Acronis True Image Echo
  • Export - Export an archive from Acronis Backup Server to a local hard drive, external hard drive or network share
  • Import - Import an archive from an external location, e.g. local hard drive, external hard drive or network share

Specify Default Settings

Here you can change the default settings that will be applied to the newly added Administrator or User Profiles.

The options are:

  • Set Backup Location - Set a default Backup Location
  • Set Quotas and Time Limits - Set default quotas and time limits
  • Schedule Automatic Consolidation and Backup Management - Set automatic consolidation of archives in compliance with quotas and time limits

Log Viewer

On the Log Viewer screen you can check the logs of Acronis Backup Server operations.

More information

See also Quotas and Time Limits in Acronis Backup Server and Automatic Consolidation in Acronis Backup Server.

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