57352: Acronis Backup (Advanced) for VMware: LAN-free Backup Does Not Work in vSphere 6 or 5.5 update 3

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  1. You use an Acronis Backup solution in vSphere 6 or 5.5 update 3 environment.
  2. You have Acronis Agent for VMware (Windows) installed on a Windows machine.
  3. This Windows machine is attached to the SAN storage where your virtual machines are stored, but backup is not LAN-free.


Product limitation.


Acronis Backup 12 does not have this limitation and provides full LAN-free capability with Direct SAN Access backup mode for vSphere 6 and 5.5 update 3.

As workaround for earlier versions, use Acronis Virtual Appliance which supports Hot-Add backup mode and can be used to implement LAN-free backup approach (when using Locally Attached Storage as backup destination).

Use this guide to install Acronis Backup Virtual Appliance.

Use this guide to install Acronis Backup Advanced Virtual Appliance.

More information

See also:
Acronis Backup (Advanced) for VMware: Enabling CBT for vSphere 6 Virtual Machines May Lead to Inconsistent Backups


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