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Last update: Wed, 2020-11-25 07:20

Licensing schemes

Acronis Cyber Protect 15 has 2 licensing schemes: subscription licenses and perpetual licenses.

Perpetual licenses are unlimited in time. Subscription licenses are valid for 1, 2, or 3 years. After a subscription expires, all product functionality except recovery will be blocked until further subscription renewal. Backed up data is still accessible for recovery.

Both types of licenses can be used in one environment.

Additionally, space in Acronis Cloud Storage can be purchased. Cloud storage licenses are volume subscriptions valid for 1, 2 or 3 years. Cloud storage is licensed by the amount of storage allocated in Acronis cloud regardless of the number of machines.

Operations, not installations, are licensed in Acronis Cyber Protect. Management components (Acronis Management Server, Acronis Storage Node and Acronis Backup Appliance) do not require additional licenses, you only need licenses for machines\hosts you want to perform operations with.

Licenses

Acronis Cyber Protect 15 has 5 editions:

Acronis Cyber Backup (perpetual or subscription):

  • Acronis Cyber Backup Standard
  • Acronis Cyber Backup Advanced

Acronis Cyber Protect (subscription only):

  • Acronis Cyber Protect Essentials 
  • Acronis Cyber Protect Standard 
  • Acronis Cyber Protect Advanced 

Different licenses are available for different workloads, please refer to the table below:

  Cyber Backup Cyber Protect
Standard edition Advanced edition Essentials edition Standard edition Advanced edition
Workload type Subscription Perpetual Subscription Perpetual Subscription Perpetual Subscription Perpetual Subscription Perpetual
Workstation YES YES YES YES YES NO YES NO YES NO
Windows Server Essentials YES YES NO NO NO NO YES NO NO NO
Server YES YES YES YES YES NO YES NO YES NO
Virtual Host YES YES YES YES NO NO YES NO YES NO
Universal License NO NO YES YES NO NO NO NO YES NO
Office 365 YES NO YES NO NO NO NO NO NO NO
G Suite YES NO YES NO NO NO NO NO NO NO
Protected Workload Valid for
Workstation

1 license per one machine (Windows desktop operating systems, OS X), physical or virtual

Please note: This license does NOT support Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft SharePoint or Active Directory backup.

If you want to back up Microsoft applications installed on Workstation OS, a Server license edition is needed

Windows Server Essentials 1 license per one Windows Server Essentials, physical or virtual, with support of Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft SharePoint and Active Directory included
Server 1 license per one Windows or Linux machine (server operating system), physical or virtual, with support of Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft SharePoint, and Active Directory included
Virtual Host (Standard edition)

1 license per one physical host (VMware, Hyper-V, Scale Computing HC3 or Virtuozzo***) with support of Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft SharePoint and Active Directory included * **

When using the product on a cluster, each host in the cluster requires a license.

Virtual Host (Advanced edition)

1 license per one physical host (VMware, Hyper-V, Scale Computing HC3, Virtuozzo ***, RHEV, KVM, XEN, Oracle VM, Nutanix) with support of Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft SharePoint, Active Directory and Oracle DB included *

When using the product on a cluster, each host in the cluster requires a license.

Universal License

1 license per one machine, physical or virtual, or one physical host (VMware, Hyper-V, Scale Computing HC3, Virtuozzo ***, RHEV, KVM, XEN, Oracle VM, Nutanix) with support of Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft SharePoint, Active Directory and Oracle DB included *

When using the product on a cluster, each host in the cluster requires a license.

Office 365

1 license for 5, 25 or 100 seats

G Suite

1 license for 5, 25 or 100 seats

* A single Acronis Cyber Protect license is required to back up the host and all virtual machines on 1 host along with Exchange Server/SQL Server/SharePoint Server/Active Directory databases running on these machines. 

** Backup of  KVM, Citrix, OracleVM, RHEV virtual machines requires Acronis Cyber Protect Advanced Virtual Host license or Acronis Cyber Backup Advanced Virtual Host license 

*** Agent for Virtuozzo backup is available in Cloud Deployment only

When using the product on a cluster, each host in the cluster requires a license. Licenses for each host in the cluster must belong to the same workload type: e.g. for a cluster with 3 nodes, you need 3 Virtual Host licenses or 3 Universal licenses.

Acronis Cloud Storage licenses

Cloud storage is available as a 1-, 2-, or 3-year subscriptions with these quotas:

  • Acronis Cloud Storage Subscription License 250 GB
  • Acronis Cloud Storage Subscription License 500 GB
  • Acronis Cloud Storage Subscription License 1 TB
  • Acronis Cloud Storage Subscription License 2 TB
  • Acronis Cloud Storage Subscription License 3 TB
  • Acronis Cloud Storage Subscription License 4 TB
  • Acronis Cloud Storage Subscription License 5 TB

 The quota is shared among all the machines registered in the account.

(!) Acronis Cloud Storage is an add-on that requires a base Acronis Cyber Protect or Acronis Cyber Backup license.

Licensing of mobile devices

Backup of mobile devices is enabled once an Acronis Cloud Storage quota is registered in the account. You can back up unlimited number of mobile devices as long as Acronis Cloud Storage quota suffices.

Acronis Disaster Recovery Add-on licenses

Acronis Disaster Recovery service is available as 1-year subscriptions with different pre-set values for CPU cores, RAM and storage:

  • Extra Small Instance (1 vCPU, 2GB RAM, 150GB, 750 running hours)
  • Medium Instance (4 vCPU, 16GB RAM, 1TB, 750 running hours)
  • Large Instance (16 vCPU, 64GB RAM, 2TB, 750 running hours)

Note that Acronis Disaster Recovery is only feasible for cloud deployment and requires an active Acronis Cyber Protect or Acronis Cyber Backup subscription.

More information

  • Subscription period starts on the subscription license purchase date.
  • Terminal servers/multipoint servers require 1 license per physical machine.
  • Management Server can only be installed on Windows or Linux. If you have an environment with Macs only (or a single Mac to protect) it is recommended to use a subscription license with Cloud deployment. See User Guide for more information on Cloud deployment.
  • The complete licensing policy can be found here.
  • For more information about different licensing scenarios and environments see Acronis Cyber Protect 15: licensing and upgrade/downgrade FAQ

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