59725: Acronis Cyber Protect, Acronis Cyber Backup: How to continue backing up to an existing archive with a new backup plan

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Last update: 13-03-2023

Let's assume a backup plan is applied to a single machine, and you have to remove this machine from the backup console or to uninstall the agent along with its configuration settings. After the machine is re-added or the agent is reinstalled, you can force the backup plan to continue backing up to the same backup or backup sequence. This solution works for archives with Version 12 backup format (this solution is supported for encrypted archives since Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud 20.08).

This option applies also to re-using backup archives from Acronis Cyber Backup 12.5 in Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud and vice versa. For continuing backing up to an existing chain of archives see Backup file name in product documentation.

This option also applies to Cloud-to-Cloud backups.


1. Create a new backup plan.

2. In Where to back up, specify the folder where the existing archive is located.

3. Apply the new backup plan to the appropriate device, but do not run it yet.

4. Click Backup options.

5. In Backup options, navigate to Backup file name:

6. Click Select and select the required backup.
The Select button shows the backups in the location selected in the Where to back up section of the backup plan panel. It cannot browse anything outside this location.

7. Click Done. Again, click Done to save backup options, and then save the backup plan.

Now backups continue to the selected archive.