Virtualization

Simultaneous backup of virtual machines in Acronis Backup & Recovery 11 Virtual Edition

Instructions on how to save the Acronis Agent for ESX/ESXi Virtual Appliance logs to a network share

This article applies to:

The issue is caused by the corruption in the registry key that contains information on VMware vCenter Integration

Acronis Backup & Recovery 11/11.5 is fully compatible with Aladdin Secret Disk. Other Acronis products have limited compatiblity

Privileges for VM backup and recovery on vCenter Server or ESX(i) host

You do not have a license to back up ESX(i) or Hyper-V. Please add the correct license

This article describes, how to convert a backup archive from windows system into a new virtual machine.

To fix the issue, install VMware Tools with the vmsync driver

Acronis True Image has been tested and is guaranteed to work with just one virtual machine format: Parallels Desktop 14. It is supported by Mac version of Acronis True Image 2019 and 2020.

Backup and recovery of Parallels Desktop 14 virtual machines

One of the unique features of Acronis True Image 2019 and 2020 for Mac is its unrivaled support of Parallels Desktop 14 virtual machines backup, as part of disk backup on a Mac host:

Independent disks cannot be backed up with the virtual appliance when the virtual machine is turned on

In order to boot a virtual machine in a Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV) environment using Acronis bootable media, follow these steps:

You are backing up several virtual machines with Acronis Agent for Hyper-V (installed on the Hyper-V host) or Acronis Agent for VMware (Windows) installed on a Windows machine connected to the ESX(i) host.

The backup plan is applied to a group of machines.

In a while, you receive an error message or an email notification about the error: "No backup items were resolved. GXT: The item provider has skipped the report of an item with key."

Acronis Cyber Backup (Advanced) for Virtual Host is designed and optimized specially for agentless backup of virtual machines: these editions allow you to perform backups of virtual machines without the need to install an agent on each guest system - agents only need to be installed on hosts.

The table below shows the main differences between agentless backup and using Agent for Windows/Agent for Linux to back up a virtual machine.

Acronis Cyber Backup 12.5 and Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud / Acronis Cyber Backup Cloud support Kernel-based virtual machines (KVM). Backup of KVMs can be done by installing Agent inside the guest OS of the virtual machine (agentless backup is not available). When an agent is installed in the guest system, the backup and recovery operations are the same as with a physical machine. Backup and recovery of KVM machines can also be done with bootable media.

Symptoms

  1. You are trying to back up virtual machines on ESX/ESXi server using Acronis Agent for ESX/ESXi or Agent for VMware
  2. Operation fails with an error message similar to the following one:

    Cannot back up virtual machines of the ESX/ESXi server because the "vStorage APIs" feature is not installed on the server

Cause

VMware vStorage APIs are not installed on the ESX/ESXi server.

This article provides instruction for troubleshooting recovery and conversion to virtual machine failures in Acronis Backup (Acronis Backup & Recovery).

Follow these steps to troubleshoot the recovery and conversion to virtual machine:

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