20539: Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Advanced Server Virtual Edition: Acronis Agent for ESX/ESXi Does Not Support Incremental Backups of Linux LVM

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As a workaround, install Acronis Agent for Linux in the Linux virtual machine

This article applies to:

  • Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Advanced Server Virtual Edition - Agent for ESX/ESXi (Virtual Appliance)

Symptoms

  1. You have Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Agent for ESX/ESXi (Virtual Appliance) installed on a host;
  2. Using Acronis Agent for ESX/ESXi you back up a Linux virtual machine that LVM volumes;
  3. Every new incremental backup of LVM volumes on the machine is as big as the full backup.

Cause

Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Agent for ESX/ESXi does not support incremental backups of Linux LVMs.

Solution

As a workaround, you can install Acronis Agent for Linux in the Linux virtual machine to do full and incremental backups.

More information

See also Acronis Backup & Recovery: Agent and Agentless Backup of Virtual Machines.

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