44299: Upgrading to Acronis Acronis Backup for VMware 9

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Introduction

 

  1. To download the installation file for Acronis Backup for VMware 9 (Acronis vmProtect 9) log in to your account on the Acronis website.

    If you do not have an account and have not registered your copy of the product, you will need to create the account first - see Registration at Acronis Website;

  2. Download Acronis Backup for VMware 9 (Acronis vmProtect 9) from My Products & Downloads:

There are several license types that can be used by Acronis Backup for VMware 9 (Acronis vmProtect 9):

  • Acronis vmProtect 6/7/8 Standard Licenses
  • Acronis Backup for VMware 9 (Acronis vmProtect 9) Upgrade Licenses
  • Acronis Backup for VMware 9 (Acronis vmProtect 9) Standard Licenses
  • Acronis Backup for VMware Trial Licenses

For licensing policy see Acronis Backup for VMware 9: License Policy.

All serial numbers with their details and statuses are listed according to their license types.

Acronis Backup for VMware 9 (Acronis vmProtect 9) uses either Acronis Backup for VMware 9 (Acronis vmProtect 9) Standard License, or Acronis Backup for VMware 9 (Acronis vmProtect 9) Upgrade License. To add Acronis Backup for VMware 9 (Acronis vmProtect 9) Upgrade License there must be sufficient number of Acronis vmProtect 6/7/8 Standard License registered already, or otherwise adding the Acronis Backup for VMware 9 (Acronis vmProtect 9) Upgrade License will fail.

The number of available licenses shows how many licenses (Acronis Backup for VMware 9 (Acronis vmProtect 9) Standard Licenses and Acronis Backup for VMware 9 (Acronis vmProtect 9) Upgrade License) can still be used to assign to the ESX(i) hosts. Used licenses are the licenses already assigned to their respective ESX(i) hosts. Total number of licenses are used and available licenses combined. The number of not upgraded licences indicate vmProtect 6/7/8 standard licenses for which there are no Acronis Backup for VMware 9 (Acronis vmProtect 9) upgrade licenses added.

(!) If you have Restore/Validate/Exchange Restore tasks, they will be removed, due to architectural changes, during the upgrade from the 6/7th version and should be recreated manually. The existing Backup tasks will be properly upgraded.

Solution

Run the installation file of Acronis Backup for VMware 9 (Acronis vmProtect 9). Depending on the way the previous version of Acronis vmProtectis installed, select one of the following options:

 

 

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