There are several differencies between Acronis Backup and Acronis Backup Advanced.
Acronis Backup products:
Acronis Backup for PC
Acronis Backup for Workstation (PC) Subscription
Acronis Backup for Windows Server
Acronis Backup for Linux Server
Acronis Backup for Server Subscription
Acronis Backup for VMware
Acronis Backup products are designed for backing up data in small enterprises with a small number of machines and with no need for centralized management. You can install all the product components on the same machine only.
You can use Centralized Dashboard to monitor multiple Acronis Backup for VMware agents installed on different hosts, but you cannot manage multiple agents centrally.
Acronis Backup Advanced products:
Acronis Backup Advanced for PC
Acronis Backup Advanced for Workstation (PC) Subscription
Acronis Backup Advanced for Windows Server
Acronis Backup Advanced for Linux Server
Acronis Backup Advanced for Server Subscription
Acronis Backup Advanced for VMware/Hyper-V/RHEV/Citrix XenServer/Oracle VM
Acronis Backup Advanced for Exchange
Acronis Backup Advanced for SharePoint
Acronis Backup Advanced for Active Directory
Acronis Backup for Windows Server Essentials (advanced features enabled)
Acronis Backup Advanced products are designed for backing up data in medium and large enterprises with multiple machines and therefore with a need for centralized management. In addition to components that need to be installed on a backed up machine, these editions include a Management Server that enables centralized management, and Storage Nodes for storing backed up data on them. Unlike Acronis Backup, Advanced products allow remote connection to a backed up machine. The Management Console can be installed on a remote machine, multiple Management Consoles can be installed.
(!) Backing up to tape devices is available in advanced products only.
(!) Deduplication is available in advanced products only.
||Acronis Backup Advanced
|Windows 8/8.1 support||YES||YES|
|Windows 7 support||YES||YES|
|Windows XP support||YES||YES|
|Windows Vista support||YES||YES|
|Windows 2000 Professional support||YES||YES|
|Mac OS X support||NO||NO|
|Dynamic disks support||YES||YES|
|GPT disks support||YES||YES|
|Disk imaging (sector-by-sector)||YES||YES|
|Backup to Cloud||YES||YES|
|Backup contents search||YES||YES|
|Dual destination backup (replication)||YES||YES|
|Acronis Bootable Media||YES||YES|
|Acronis Universal Restore||YES||YES|
|Convert backup to virtual machine||YES||YES|
|Acronis Disk Director Lite||YES||YES|
|Acronis Secure Zone||YES||YES|
|Store to network share or FTP||YES||YES|
|Centralized backup plans for multiple machines||NO||YES|
|Restore initiated from a remote machine||NO||YES|
|Centralized catalog of multiple machines data||NO||YES|
In all Acronis Backup and Acronis Backup Advanced products a separate license is required for every machine/host you want to back up.
Components for centralized management (Management Server, License Server, Storage Node, Management Console) do not require a license.