62585: Acronis Backup: KVM support

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Acronis Backup 12.5 and Acronis Backup Cloud support Kernel-based virtual machines (KVM). Backup of KVMs can be done by installing Agent inside the guest OS of the virtual machine (agentless backup is not available). When an agent is installed in the guest system, the backup and recovery operations are the same as with a physical machine.

To protect KVMs with Acronis Backup 12.5, you need Acronis Backup Advanced Virtual Host license: with one license you can install an unlimited number of Agents inside virtual machines on a single host.

To protect KVMs with Acronis Backup Cloud, you need quota for Virtual Machine(s).

The following KVM management tools have been tested by Acronis for Acronis Backup 12.5 compatibility:

  • Proxmox 
  • oVirt
  • QEMU

If you are using a different KVM management tool which is not on the list above it does not mean that it is not supported. The detection of KVM hypervisor by the backup agent installed inside VM is done by checking signatures of virtual hardware. These checks are independent from the type of KVM management tools used so the above list is intended to be used only as a quick reference (it will be expanded in future).