59716: Acronis Backup 12.5: how to start a trial version

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How trial works

If you want to test Acronis Backup before purchase, you can download the trial version from Acronis website.

  • You don't need a serial number for trial period. Trial mode is implemented in the product.
  • You can use all features during trial, then you can choose between standard and advanced.
  • You can try advanced features, if you are currently using Acronis Backup Standard.
  • After purchasing a full license you will not need to reinstall Acronis Backup, only license change will be required. All settings will be kept (this means no need to recreate backup plans or backup locations). Select licenses depending on the operating system the product is installed on and features you'll be using.

Limitations of the trial version are:

  • Acronis Universal Restore is not available.
  • WinPE-based media is not available.
  • Only recovery is available in bootable media.
  • You cannot commit changes in Acronis Disk Director Light.

How to install trial

If you don't have Acronis Backup yet, obtain the trial version from our website:

  1. On the product page, click Try now:
  2. Create an account or log in to an existing account.
  3. Download and install. You can find installation guide here.
  4. Start web console, navigate to Settings -> Licenses.
  5. Click Start trial:

If you have Acronis Backup Standard and want to test advanced features:

  1. On the product page, click Try now:
  2. Sign in to your Acronis account. Trial is activated upon sign-in.

You can also activate a free trial of advanced features within product interface. Once you try using a feature which requires an Advanced license, the offer to activate trial appears:

Now you can evaluate advanced features in your current installation.

How to choose a license after trial

Use this document to select the specific licenses that fit your unique business requirements and IT infrastructure.

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