30660: Acronis Backup Advanced: Connection Attempt Fails with "Only Acronis Agent Core is installed"

Last update: 30-04-2021

Install the necessary Acronis Agents


  1. From Acronis Management Console you attempt to connect to a machine with Acronis Agent;
  2. The connection attempt fails with the following error message:

    Only Acronis Agent Core is installed


You have only Acronis Agent Core installed on the machine.

Acronis Agent Core does not back up or recover, it only contains the core functionality required by the other Acronis Agents (e.g. Acronis Agent for Windows).


Install the necessary Acronis Agents on the machine:

  1. Run the Acronis Backup distributive on the machine where the necessary Acronis Agents should be installed;
  2. Click Install Acronis Backup (Acronis Backup & Recovery):

  3. Click Modify:

  4. Select the necessary Acronis Agents under Agent Core:

  5. Complete the installation.

More information

The issue is only with a local installation of the product. Remote installation does not allow installation of Acronis Agent Core without the necessary components.

Find more solutions is Connection to remote components fails.