39153: Acronis Cyber Backup Advanced: How to Disable SSL Encryption on Acronis Storage Node

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Last update: 01-05-2020

All communications between agents and Acronis Storage Node are encrypted (SSL protocol). To disable encryption and increase backup speed, especially on fast networks (10Gb+) please use this manual.

Do not disable SSL if one of the following conditions is met:

  • The Build 11.5.32256 or lower is used (See Viewing Build Number in Acronis Products);
  • Or the Acronis Agent and / or Acronis Management Server is installed on the same machine where the Acronis Storage Node is running.
  1. Hit Win+R and run gpedit.msc on computer with StorageNode installed:
  2. Right click on Local Computer Policy -> Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates and select Add\Remove Templates...:
  3. Add c:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Acronis\Agent\acronis_agent.adm to tempates and click on Close:
  4. Select Local Computer Policy -> Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Classic Administrative Templates (ADM) -> Acronis ->Acronis Cyber Backup & Recovery node in left part;
  5. In right part double click on Server encryption options:
  6. Select Enabled, Encryption field set to Disabled, Use Agent Certificate Authentication - to Use if possible and click OK:
  7. Restart Acronis Remote Agent Service via services.msc or typing (in command line box):

    net stop AcronisAgent
    net start AcronisAgent