6264: Acronis Backup & Recovery 10: Vault Encryption

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How to enable managed vault encryption

This article applies to:

  • Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Advanced Server Build 11345 or higher
  • Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Advanced Server - Small Business Server Edition Build 11345 or higher
  • Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Advanced Workstation Build 11345 or higher
  • Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Advanced Server - Virtual Edition Build 11345 or higher


If you protect a vault with encryption, anything written to the vault will be encrypted and anything read from it will be decrypted transparently by the Storage Node, using a vault-specific encryption key stored on the node.

This encryption has nothing to do with the archive encryption specified by the backup plan and performed by an Acronis Agent. If the archive is already encrypted, the Storage Node-side encryption is applied over the encryption performed by the Agent.

Only managed vaults can be encrypted. There is no encryption available for unmanaged vaults.

If you have an already existing unencrypted vault, you cannot encrypt it.

Encryption can be enabled when creating a new managed vault.

To enable vault encryption, do the following:

  1. Connect Acronis Management Console to Acronis Management Server;
  2. Click Vaults -> Centralized -> Create:

  3. Give a name to the vault, provide all the necessary paths; make sure the vault type is Managed; and enable the encryption:

More information

See also Acronis Backup & Recovery 10: Renaming Vaults.


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