ESX

This article describes how to back up a virtual machine using Acronis True Image Echo and VMware Consolidated Backup

Description of the VMware vCenter intergration implemented in Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Advanced Editions

If Acronis Management Server is installed on a guest operating system, which is backed up from the host, it will not display the correct task status on the dashboard

Connection to Acronis Agent for ESX/ESXi (Virtual Appliance) fails after the ESX IP address change. As a result, scheduled Virtual Appliance backup tasks fail too

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

You are either trying to back up a free VMware ESXi using Acronis Agent for ESX/ESXi or you have not added a license to your paid version of VMware ESX/ESXi

Shut down the appliance, unmount all volumes of guest systems, uninstall the appliance and then install the one from the new build

Acronis Agent allows you to perform disk-level and file-level backup in Windows; it can also convert disk-level backup to a virtual machine, and has an add-on for Hyper-V

ESX Server mounts the storage using UUID. With the hard disk changed, UUID changes too. Hence, ESX fails to mount

Virtual Appliance does not support restore of files from a disk backup. If you need to restore files from a disk backup, please use Acronis Agent

Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Management Server provides an easy way to deploy Agent for ESX/ESXi to every VMware ESX or ESXi server whose virtual machines you want to back up

Acronis Agent for ESX/ESXi is delivered as a virtual appliance

Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Advanced Server Virtual Edition supports Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware ESX/ESXi on the host level

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

Click Configure -> ESX Hosts -> Add

Acronis Agent for ESX/ESXi installs on VMware ESX. All virtual machines can then be managed from Acronis Management Console connected to the installed Acronis Agent for ESX/ESXi

Acronis Agent for ESX/ESXi does not support free VMware ESXi. Acronis Agent for ESX/ESXi supports VMware ESX as a component of VMware Infrastructure Foundation, VMware Infrastructure Standard, VMware Infrastructure Enterprise

Delete two registry keys to fix the issue

If you have virtual machines using duplicated BIOS UUID, you cannot see all existing virtual machines. Only one of them will be displayed. To fix this issue, you should change the BIOS UUID in one of the affected machines manually

List of virtual machine applications supported by the latest versions of Acronis products

This article applies to:

  • Acronis Backup (Acronis Backup & Recovery) 11.5

List of supported environments. Free ESXi is not supported

Keep a copy of your backup archive in the virtual machine format ready for instant recovery

Unlock the partition using diskpart

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