58932: Difference Between Acronis Backup 12.5 and Acronis Backup 11.7 Standard

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Feature comparison of Acronis Backup 11.7 (Standard Edition) and Acronis Backup 12.5 (Standard Edition)

Feature Acronis Backup 11.7
Acronis Backup 12.5

Supported operating systems and environments

Windows 10 YES YES
Windows 8/8.1/7/XP YES YES
Windows Vista YES YES
Windows Server 2016 YES YES
Windows Server 2012/2012R2
2008/2008R2
2003/2003R2
YES YES
Windows SBS 2011/2008
2003/2003R2
YES YES
Windows Storage Server
2012/2012R2
2008R2/2008/2003
YES YES
Windows MultiPoint Server 2012/2011/2010 YES YES
Linux OSs (various distributions) YES YES
VMware ESX/ESX(i) (agent-less VM backup on hypervisor level) NO YES
Hyper-V (agent-less VM backup on hypervisor level) NO YES
macOS NO YES
Dynamic disks YES YES
GPT disks YES YES
Mobile platforms NO YES (in cloud deployment)
Microsoft Azure VM NO YES
Amazon AWS EC2 instance NO YES
Microsoft Office 365 mailboxes NO YES

Management options

Feature Acronis Backup 11.7 Acronis Backup 12.5
Centralized management web console in the Acronis Cloud with multi-lingual interface (zero-install) NO (software-based non-centralized console is available)
YES
Centralized management web console with multi-lingual interface (install on Windows or Linux) NO (software-based non-centralized console is available) YES
Group and policy management NO YES (in cloud deployment)
Managing and backing up machines in different networks (agents behind NAT) NO YES
Centralized backup plans for multiple machines NO
YES (create a plan and apply to multiple machines)
Remote installation NO YES
Remote update NO YES
Remote backup NO YES
Restore initiated from a remote machine NO YES
Centralized catalog of multiple machines data NO YES

Backup options

Feature Acronis Backup 11.7 Acronis Backup 12.5
Disk backup YES YES
File backup YES YES
Application backup (Exchange, SQL, SharePoint, Active Directory) NO YES
Backup of Office 365 mailboxes NO YES
Agentless backup of VMs NO YES
Backup of ESX(i) host configuration NO YES
Backup to Cloud: disks and partitions YES (paid option)
YES (paid option)
Backup to Cloud: files and folders YES (paid option)
YES (paid option)
Backup to Cloud: mobile devices NO YES (paid option)
Initial seeding YES (paid option) NO
Large scale recovery YES (paid option) NO
Backup schemes: Manual start YES YES
Backup schemes: Custom YES YES
Backup schemes: Always full YES YES
Backup schemes: Always incremental (single-file) NO YES
Backup schemes: Tower of Hanoi YES NO
Backup schemes: Grandfather - Father - Son YES (select in backup schemes)
YES (select in archive cleanup schemes)
Store backups on network shares YES YES
Store backups on FTP server YES NO
Store backups on SFTP server YES YES
Microsoft Azure File Storage support NO YES
Backup contents search YES YES
Archive encryption YES YES
VSS support (consistent backup of applications) YES YES
Deduplication NO NO
Backup compression YES YES
Acronis Secure Zone YES YES
Tape support NO NO
Dual destination backup (replication) YES YES
Simplified archive naming YES NO

Bootable Media

Feature Acronis Backup 11.7 Acronis Backup 12.5
Acronis Bootable Media YES YES
WinPE plug-in YES YES (in on-premise deployment)
PXE Server with PXE Boot NO YES
Acronis Startup Recovery Manager YES YES

Restore options

Feature Acronis Backup 11.7 Acronis Backup 12.5
Acronis Universal Restore YES YES
Granular restore of Microsoft Exchange NO YES
Granular restore of Microsoft SQL NO YES*
Granular restore of Microsoft SharePoint NO YES
Restore of mobile devices' data NO YES
Acronis Active Restore YES NO
Convert backup to virtual machine YES YES
Acronis Instant Restore (Run VM from backup) NO YES
Acronis vmFlashback (CBT-based incremental VM restore) NO YES
Restore VM as a set of files YES NO

Other options

Feature Acronis Backup 11.7 Acronis Backup 12.5
Acronis Disk Director Lite YES partially (under bootable media in on-premise deployment)
Disk cloning YES partially (under bootable media in on-premise deployment)
VMware-VMware VM Replication with WAN optimization NO YES

Licensing

Feature Acronis Backup 11.7 Acronis Backup 12.5
License type Perpetual and subscription-based, subscription-based for backup to Cloud Perpetual and subscription-based, subscription-based for Cloud Storage
Licensing Licensed by number of physical machines or virtual hosts Licensed by number of physical machines, virtual hosts, or cloud instances
Acronis Cloud Storage Subscription for required capacity. Subscription for required capacity. Includes mobile device backup.

Support options in brief

E-Mail response time From 1 business day to 1 hour
Product upgrades Free within the support subscription period
Product updates Free

See List of support options for Acronis products

* By extracting database files to folders for further data extraction.

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