64223: Acronis Cloud Manager: Creating a Backup Job

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Last update: 07-04-2020


This article contains all steps on how to Create a Backup Job within Acronis Cloud Manager. 


  • Acronis Cloud Manager Edition

  • Acronis Cloud Manager Free Edition (Limited)

Pre-Requisites Links 

Quick Steps

  • Step 1: In the Backup Menu, select a Host and click "Create"

  • Step 2: Specify the name and description of the backup job 

  • Step 3: Define Compression and Encryption options

  • Step 4: Select Virtual Machines or Groups to be placed into the backup job

  • Step 5: Select the storage and folder for each VM Hyper-V host where the backup files will be placed

  • Step 6: You can configure backup copies to Microsoft Azure if you wish. If you wish to create offsite backups to Azure, you need to provide the account name and key to access the Azure blob storage account where the backup archives will be stored. 

  • Step 7: Backup Schedule. Specify the backup scheduling options

  • Step 8: Select Backup Type

You have 2 options for Backup Type. Full & Incremental. A Full Backup Job is recommended for manual backups if you want to restore virtual machines quickly in the future. Incremental is recommended for ongoing backups where a full backup is completed first, then the relevant changes between backups are backed up. 

  • Step 9: Set the retention parameters if necessary. 

  • Step 10: Review the summary information and if you wish you can run the job immediately or click finish to create the backup job   

Congratulations you have just completed Creating a Backup Job using Acronis Cloud Manager!