61012: Acronis Backup 12.5: Acronis Migration Tool

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Acronis Migration Tool helps you migrate the backup infrastructure for VMware ESXi and Microsoft Hyper-V virtual machines from Veeam Backup & Replication to Acronis Backup 12.5.

The tool reads information about the Veeam infrastructure from the Veeam database, emulates the migration by trying to convert Veeam backup jobs to Acronis backup plans, displays the success or failure in the UI, and creates a detailed report. If you are satisfied with the result, start the real migration. The tool will deploy the Acronis Backup agents, create backup plans, and apply them to the virtual machines that were protected by Veeam.

Supported backup software to migrate from

  • Veeam Backup and Replication 9.0
  • Veeam Backup and Replication 9.5

Future versions of the tool will support migration from other backup software vendors.

Download

Click here to download Acronis Migration Tool installer

Step-by-step instructions

To migrate from Veeam Backup & Replication

  1. Install Acronis Backup Management Server on a machine running Windows or Linux.
  2. Download and install the tool on a machine running Windows.
    We recommend that you install the tool on the machine where the Veeam Backup & Replication database is located, to simplify connection to the database.
    If the database is on a different machine, ensure that SQL Server Browser Service and the TCP/IP protocol are enabled on that machine. For instructions on how to start SQL Server Browser Service, refer to: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms189093.aspx. You can enable the TCP/IP protocol by using a similar procedure
  3. Run the tool and provide a user name and password for connection to the Veeam Backup & Replication database. You can choose between Windows authentication and SQL Server authentication.
    If the database is on a different machine, also provide the machine name or IP, the name of the Microsoft SQL Server instance, and the name of the database.
    The tool connects to the database and reads the Veeam Backup & Replication configuration from it.
  4. [Optional] If you want to use this configuration later, click Save hosts and jobs to file. Next time when you start the tool, click Import hosts and jobs from file instead of connecting to the database.
  5. Provide a user name and a password for connection to the Acronis Backup Management Server.
    If the database is on a different machine, also provide the machine name or IP address.
    The tool connects to the management server.
  6. Enter the credentials for all entities used by Veeam Backup & Replication:
    • vCenter Servers
    • ESXi hosts
    • Hyper-V hosts
    • Network shares

    During the migration, Agent for Hyper-V will be installed on each of the Hyper-V hosts. For vCenter Servers and ESXi hosts, you can choose between installing Agent for VMware (Windows) and using Agent for VMware that is already registered on the management server.
    When you click OK, the tool checks the connection to the machine or network share.
    Once all of the credentials are verified, click Next. After you click Next, the tool starts emulating the migration.

  7. Wait for the emulation to complete, and then click Get detailed report. You will see problems and workarounds, if any. If you are satisfied with the result, click Next.
  8. The real migration begins. Wait for the migration to complete, and then click Get detailed report. Check the migration results in both the report and the Acronis Backup console. Make the settings omitted by the Migration Tool, or correct the settings, if necessary.

Download the guide as PDF

Limitations

The following options cannot be migrated:

  • Description of a backup job
  • Backup of selected disks (the entire virtual machine will be backed up)
  • Order of backing up virtual machines
  • Reverse Incremental and Synthetic Full backups
  • Schedule “After this job”
  • Backup window
  • Backup locations: Deduplicating storage appliance, Scale-out repository
  • Backup of multiple virtual machines from a single volume snapshot
  • Active full backup (maintenance of a full backup file in terms of removing deleted data, defragmentation, and compacting)
  • SNMP notifications about a backup job
  • Running of scripts
  • Storage optimization
  • Transaction logs processing
  • Encryption of backups. The encryption is always disabled in an imported backup plan, but you can edit the plan to enable the encryption.
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