Acronis is a well known Backup Sofware and Solution developer. They have many great backup software for both personal and enterprise users. Today, we are going to review the new Acronis Backup 12.5. You may heard about Acronis True Image 2018 which is great for personal but Acronis Backup 12.5 is suitable for Business users. Acronis Backup 12.5 is the easiest and the most reliable backup solution for all your data. No matter if it located on premises, in remote system, public or private cloud or even on your mobile device. This is the most advanced, and most reliable backup solution with enhanced backup validation and blockchain based authentication.
Acronis Backup 12.5 key Features
Disk Imaging Backup
This feature will backup your entire system including operating system and applications. You can store your backup on your local disk, network storage and also in the cloud storage. With this feature, we can easily restore or recover the whole system, selected files and application.
Virtual Server Protection
With this feature, you can easily migrate your virtual machines and hosts. Migrate between different hypervisors and to/from physical machines (P2V, V2V, V2P, and P2P) or the cloud.
Acronis Universal Restore
This tool enables us to restore Windows and Linux system image to dissimilar hardware configuration. This is an exclusive feature since there are very little backup software that has this kind of feature.
For more information about Acronis Backup 12.5 Features, please visit this page.
Acronis Backup 12.5 Review – End user perspective
Personally, we love this software. Its an easy to use backup software with intuitive user interface. We can easily monitor our computers, servers from a single location (web based console).
The Acronis Backup 12.5 is a mature hybrid backup solution that meets the needs of every day business. Small or large, this backup solution can certainly grow and evolve together with the infrastructure that it protects, and regardless of the impressive feature collection, it remains cost effective and simple to manage for just one computer or a thousand workloads in various environments.
Create Acronis Account
You may want to get started with create new Acronis Account. You can register yourself using the link we provided below. Enter your email and other information there. You can try Acronis Backup for 30 days for free.
Log in to your Acronis account and download Acronis Backup from there. Acronis 12.5 installation process is super easy. Download the installer and start the installation by double clicking the executable file.
Select Download Installer on the next window and then choose whether to download the web installer version or full installer.
Now install the program on your computer. You may install Acronis 12.5 on Windows Server, Windows 10, Linux 32 bit and 64 bit. We will explain more about Acronis 12.5 for Linux in the next post.
You may install Acronis Backup as a backup agent and Acronis Backup Management Server or as a backup agent only. If you are going to use your current server/PC to manage your backup, select the first option. Otherwise, select the second one.
Now we can open the web console using web browser. Type the following address:
Use your Windows user name and password to login. Now the Acronis Management Console is ready.
From this web console, we can add more computers and servers to backup. Also we can perform restoration from this console.
Prepare the first backup
You will see the current computer/server in the web dashboard. Click Enable Backup button to configure the backup for the current computer. We need to specify what to backup.
There are many things we can set on this backup plan. For example, we can choose to backup the entire machine or single disk/volume only. The option Convert to VM is very interesting. It can convert our physical machine into virtual machine.
Choose the backup destination
Acronis Backup supports various backup destination. We can save the backup in the cloud, local disk, network share and FTP Server. We can also save the backup to multiple locations.
Schedule the backup
The backup schedule will help you to make the backup process in auto pilot mode. You can choose the backup to run in daily, hourly, weekly and monthly basis.
How long to keep the Backup?
Define the Acronis will save your backup. This feature is to ensure that you have the most recent backup and save disk space.
Enable Backup Encryption
Enable this encryption feature if you want to password protect your backup.
Click Create to complete the Backup Plan creation process. You can then run the backup if you want.
Acronis Backup 12.5 is an advanced backup solution for Business. Acronis did a great job on designing their software interface and the way users interact with the backup process. It is very easy to manage many computers using this Acronis Backup 12.5. If you are looking for a complete backup solution for your corporate or business. We highly recommend this Acronis Backup 12.5.