63292: Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud: how to upload large backup replica to Cloud with InitialSeedingTool

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Last update: 05-07-2021


You want to create a backup plan to a local/network storage with replication to cloud, but the initial upload of full backup to cloud would be time-consuming as the amount of data to back up is large.


Starting with version C21.06, Physical Data Shipping works for local backup with replication to the cloud, see Physical Data Shipping.

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You can use InitialSeedingTool to upload the first backup from another computer with sufficient bandwidth.

1. Create a backup to your first local/network destination. Make sure the Backup format is Version 12. In Schedule, keep the Always incremental backup scheme.

(!) Note that Cloud Storage does not support backup splitting. Make sure the Splitting option is set to Automatic

2. Once the backup is completed, copy it and the cloud certificate (see How to find certificate) to the machine from which you will upload it to cloud.

Cloud certificate is created when you create backups to Cloud Storage. In case you only created local backups from this machine before, run a small file backup to Cloud Storage to have the certificate created.

3. On this machine, install Acronis InitialSeedingTool as described in this article.

4. Upload the backup to cloud as described here.

5. In the backup plan, add replication to cloud.

Next time the backup plan runs, it will save changes only; this incremental backup won't take as much time as a full backup would.