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List of new features and enhancements in Acronis Backup & Recovery 11.5 release build.

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Expanding the backup and recovery capabilities in physical, virtual, cloud environments, Acronis has now added backup and recovery support for the Microsoft Exchange Server data.

The following is a summary of the product's new features and enhancements in the release build of Acronis Backup and Recovery 11.5.
List of all new features and anhancements in Acronis Backup 11.5 as compared to Acronis Backup & Recovery 11 see in Acronis Backup: New Features and Enhancements


Backup and recovery of Microsoft Exchange Server data

  • Support for Microsoft Exchange Server 2010
    Acronis Backup & Recovery 11.5 supports Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 as well as Microsoft Exchange Server 2003/2007.
    See also Acronis Backup & Recovery 11.5: Supported Microsoft Exchange Versions
  • Express full backup method
    This method is based on monitoring changes of the Exchange database files. Once the initial full backup is taken, all subsequent backups will only back up changes to this database without needing to read the entire database file. Combining this method with the data deduplication functionality makes it possible to back up large databases of 1TB or more during business hours and even over WANs. See also Acronis Backup & Recovery 11.5: Express Full Backup Method
  • Exchange clustering support
    Acronis Backup & Recovery 11.5 supports SCC, CCR and DAG cluster configurations. You can choose to back up database replicas rather than active databases for minimal production impact. If the Mailbox role is moved to another server due to a switchover or a failover, the software will track all relocations of the data and safely back it up. See also Acronis Backup & Recovery 11.5: Supported Exchange Cluster Configurations.
  • Continuous Data Protection
    By using Continuous Data Protection, you can revert Exchange data to any point in time. If the most recent transaction log file survived, you can revert Exchange data to the point of failure. See also Acronis Backup & Recovery 11.5: Continuous Data Protection.
  • Backup destinations
    The backups can be saved to any type of storage supported by Acronis Backup & Recovery 11.5, except for Acronis Online Backup Storage, Acronis Secure Zone, and removable media.
  • Enhanced granular recovery
    Browse Exchange Server either database or mailbox backups and recover single or multiple mailboxes or just a specific e-mails. You can also recover calendar items, notes, tasks and journal entries. See also Acronis Backup & Recovery 11.5: Enhanced Granular Recovery
  • New recovery destinations
    Besides being able to recover data to a live Exchange server, you can recover
    • Exchange databases to a regular disk folders.
    • E-mails and mailboxes to .pst files.


  • Support for VMware vSphere 5.0
    Recover a machine to a virtual machine stored on a datastore cluster that has the Storage Distributed Resource Scheduler (SDRS) feature turned on.
  • Support for UEFI-based virtual machines
    Recover a machine using Unified Extensible Hardware Interface (UEFI) to a VMware ESXi 5.0 host; the new virtual machine’s firmware will be UEFI.
  • Support for VM templates
    Back up and recover virtual machine templates the same way as normal ESX(i) virtual machines.
  • Bare-metal recovery of Microsoft Hyper-V hosts
    Back up an entire Hyper-V host along with its virtual machines without interrupting its normal operation. You can then recover the host to the same or a different hardware.
  • Enhanced support for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization environments
    Back up and recover virtual machines running in RHEV environment. Migrate physical machines to the RHEV environment (P2V); and migrate a virtual machine from a different virtualization platform to the RHEV platform (V2V).


Support for various types of storage

  • Acronis Online Backup Storage (only for machines running Windows and virtual machines)
    • The Grandfather-Father-Son and Tower of Hanoi backup schemes are now available when backing up to Acronis Online Backup Storage.
    • Replicating or moving backups to Acronis Online Backup Storage.
  • RDX and USB flash drives
    Enhanced support of removable devices.
  • Tapes (only for advanced editions)
    • File-level recovery is possible from disk backups stored on tapes.
      This feature can be enabled or disabled by setting the corresponding tape management option.
    • USB-connected tape devices are fully supported.
    • The Tape names column is added to the Archive view for vaults located on tapes. Thus, you can see on which tapes a backup is stored.
    • It is possible to move several tapes to other slots at once. This enables taking several tapes out of a tape device simultaneously.

Centralized management

  • The "Back up now" feature is now available on the management server
    Configure and run immediate one-time backups on the management server.
  • Vault selection in Data catalog
    You can select the vault to recover the data from, if the backed up data has multiple replicas stored on more than one vault.
  • Customizable location of the catalog database
    When creating a managed vault, you can specify the location of the catalog database.
  • Multiple online backup subscription activation
    Using the management server, you can activate online backup subscriptions on several machines at once.


  • Added support for the following Linux distributions:
    • Ubuntu 11.04, 11.10, 12.04
    • Fedora 15, 16
    • Debian 6


  • Support for 800x600 screen resolution.

More information

See also Acronis Backup & Recovery 11.5.
Acronis Backup & Recovery 11.5 Update 1: New Features and Enhancements
Acronis Backup & Recovery 11.5 Update 2: New Features
Acronis Backup: New Features and Enhancements - Update 3, current state.