17795: Acronis Backup to Cloud and Acronis Online Home Backup Comparison

Comparison chart of Acronis Backup & Recovery Online Backup and Acronis Online Home Backup

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Acronis Backup to Cloud is designed and optimized specially for corporate users whereas Acronis Online Home Backup is designed and optimized for Home users, so some features are different.

  Acronis Backup to Cloud Acronis Online Home Backup
Licensing Volume subscription (for unlimited number of machines)
Subscriptions for PC (1 subscription per machine, non-server OS)
5 machines per subscription
Storage size 500 GB, 1 TB, 1,5 TB, 2 to 15 TB
depending on the subscription type
5 GB for free
50, 250, 500 GB subscriptions
Subscription Yearly Monthly or yearly
Integration with local backup solution
  • Acronis Backup, Acronis Backup Advanced
  • Acronis Backup & Recovery 11.5 Online
  • Acronis True Image 2014
  • True Image 2013 by Acronis

Windows Workstation operating system support

  • Windows 2000 Professional SP4+
  • Windows XP Professional SP2+ (32x/64x)
  • Windows Vista (32x/64x) -all editions except Home Basic and Home Premium
  • Windows 7 (32x/64x) - all editions except Starter and Home
  • Windows 8/8.1
  • Windows XP SP2+ (32x/64x)
  • Windows Vista SP2 (32x/64x) - all editions
  • Windows 7 (32x/64x) - all editions
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1 (True Image 2014)
Windows Server operating system support YES NO
  • Windows 2000 SP4 - all editions except Datacenter edition
  • Windows 2003/2003 R2 (32x/64x), including SBS edition
  • Windows 2008 (32x/64x), including SBS edition
  • Windows 2008 R2 (32x/64x), including SBS edition
  • Windows MultiPoint Server 2010/2011/2012
  • Windows SBS 2011
  • Windows Server 2012/2012R2
  • Windows Storage Server 2003/2008/2008R2/ 2012/2012R2
Linux operating system support YES


Linux with kernel from 2.4.20 to 3.12 and glibc 2.3.2 or later. Various x86 and x86_64 Linux distributions, including:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.x, 5.x, and 6.x
  • Ubuntu 9.10, 10.04, 10.10, 11.04, 11.10, 12.04, 12.10, 13.04, and 13.10
  • Fedora 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, and 20
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 and 11
  • Debian 4, 5, 6, and 7
  • CentOS 5.x and 6.x
  • Oracle Linux 5.x and 6.x – both Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel and Red Hat Compatible Kernel
Dynamic disks support YES YES *
File/folder backup YES YES
Disk/partition backup YES NO  (YES with Acronis True Image 2014 only)
Backup of network shares and mapped drives YES YES
Bare-metal restore **


NO (YES with Acronis True Image 2014 only)
Initial Seeding: create the initial full backup locally and send it to Acronis for upload YES *** NO
Large Scale Recovery: backups are loaded to a hard disk and shipped to the Customer YES *** NO
Centralized management YES NO
VSS support for database backups YES NO
Encryption (AES-256) YES YES
Scheduling YES YES
Web-based access to the backed up data YES (files and folders) YES



  • NO (grey) - Feature not available
  • YES (light green) - Feature available with limitations. Click the asterisk for limitations
  • YES (dark green) - Feature available

* Only files/folders from dynamic disks can be backed up.

** Bare-metal restore is only available for disk/partition backups. Acronis Universal Restore for restoring to dissimilar hardware is a tool provided with Acronis Backup to Cloud and Acronis True Image 2014 Premium.

(!) Files and folders can be restored on a different machine with a supported operating system,

*** Requires a separately purchased license. See Acronis Backup & Recovery Online: Initial Seeding and Acronis Backup & Recovery: Large Scale Recovery.

More information

See also Acronis Online Backup Subscription.



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