Acronis Backup Cloud supports a variety of storage devices. You can select these destinations to store your backups:
- Cloud storage
Backups will be stored in the cloud data center.
- Local folders
Backups will be stored on an internal or external drive.
- Network folder
This is a folder shared via SMB/CIFS. For example, it can be a share on a NAS device or on another computer.
- NFS folder
Available for machines running Linux or OS X.
- Secure Zone
Secure Zone is a secure partition on a disk of the backed-up machine. This partition has to be created manually prior to configuring a backup. For information about how to create Secure Zone, its advantages and limitations, refer to About Secure Zone.
Backup destination is selected in every backup plan. By default, cloud storage is selected.
To select another destination:
- Click the Where to back up field:
- Click to select one of the options, and then click Browse or provide the path to the location:
Additionally, you can set up a second destination. In this case, each backup will be copied to a second location immediately after creation. This feature is called Backup Replication. Replication is useful, when:
- you want to store your backups both on-site (for immediate recovery) and off-site (to secure the backups from local storage failure or a natural disaster)
- you want to use the cloud storage to protect data from a natural disaster
- you want to sparingly use space available in the first storage (for each storage, you can set up individual rules to delete older backups)
For more information about Backup Replication, read this article.