44030: Difference between Acronis Backup 11.7 Standard and Advanced

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Current version of Acronis Backup is 12.5. You can find a comparison table here.

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.

Detailed comparison

Feature Acronis Backup
Acronis Backup Advanced
Windows 10 YES YES
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
Backup/restore YES YES
Disk imaging (sector-by-sector) YES YES
Backup to Cloud YES YES
Backup contents search YES YES
Archive encryption YES YES
VSS support YES YES
Dual destination backup (replication) YES YES
Acronis Bootable Media YES YES
WinPE plug-in YES YES
BartPE plug-in YES YES
Acronis Universal Restore YES YES
Active 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
Remote installation NO 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
Deduplication NO YES
Tape support NO YES

More information

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.

See also:

Acronis Backup: Products Comparison
Acronis Backup 11.7: Licensing

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