1889: Virtual Machines Supported by Acronis Products

Last update: 25-04-2014

List of virtual machine applications supported by the latest versions of Acronis products

This article applies to:

  • Acronis Backup (Acronis Backup & Recovery) 11.5


It is possible to use the latest versions of all Acronis products under guest operating systems running on virtual machines as if they were run on a physical machine.

For the difference between the Agent and Agentless backup see Acronis Backup Advanced: Agent-based and Agentless Backup of Virtual Machines.

The following virtual machine software has been tested and is supported:

  • Windows Server 2008/2008R2/2012/2012R2 Hyper-V - Agentless backup
  • Parallels Workstation - Agent backup
  • Parallels Server 4 bare Metal - Agent backup
  • Oracle VM Server 3.0 - Agent backup
  • Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.x - Agent backup

(!) Other virtual machines are also supported if the guest operating system is supported by the Acronis product.

More information

Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Advanced Server allows backup of one physical machine and up to four virtual machines on the same physical machine (see also Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Editions), for this the regular Acronis Agent for Windows needs to be installed in each VM. The drawbacks are:

See also: