Deploy Acronis Agent for ESX/ESXi to each host instead of deploying one to the cluster

Acronis True Image Rescue Media changes SAN signatures of disks, which prevents Microsoft Cluster Service from starting

Acronis productd can back up and restore physical nodes

Acronis Agent for Hyper-V is unable to back up virtual machines (or virtual drives) if the virtual drives storage is allocated on a CSV organized under Windows 2008 R2 environment

Acronis Recovery for Microsoft Exchange is not a cluster-aware application, and does not include support for cluster-related settings or events

Backup of virtual machines hosting on failover cluster may fail with non-informative error messages if the user doesn't have enough privileges for the CSV


The PDF in Related Documents describes how to configure print queues within Acronis Files Connect (formerly ExtremeZ-IP) on a Microsoft cluster.


see attached pdf

Related Document:

Scenarios of server cluster restore using Acronis Backup & Recovery

How to change a volume's cluster size

Acronis Backup Advanced supports the following Exchange cluster configurations.

Exchange 2003 Cluster and Single Copy Cluster (SCC) for Exchange 2007

Both configurations are failover cluster solutions based on a shared storage. Each of them uses a single copy of a storage group on storage that is shared between the cluster nodes. Only one cluster node can access (manage) shared data at a time. The node that is currently managing shared data is called an active node. Other nodes are called passive or standby.

In some cases cluster logs are required for investigation. To get the required logs, please follow the steps in the Solution section of this article.

These solutions can be applied to Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and 2008 within a cluster. You can use one of the two provided methods to collect the logs:


I want to add or remove a virtual machine (VM) to/from a cluster in Acronis Manager Datacenter. How do I do that?


To remove a clustered VM from cluster:

  1. Select the cluster in the Acronis Manager Datacenter object tree
  2. Select the VM that you need to remove from cluster and right click on it
  3. Select the Remove from Cluster command

To add a non-clustered VM to a cluster:

Install Agent for Windows inside the virtual machines


  1. You are using Hyper-V or ESXi clusters with Virtual Appliance, and licenses for Virtual Host workload (any edition),
  2. It is not possible to assign licenses to all nodes of the cluster: when assigning the license to the host, the virtual machine loses the license and backup fails due to lack of license. If the license is assigned to a virtual machine instead, the host loses the license and cannot run backups.