Configuring backup settings: Acronis backup


A backup plan is a set of rules that specify how the given data will be protected on a given machine.
A backup plan can be applied to multiple machines at the time of its creation, or later.

Creating a backup plan for a device

Perform the following steps to create a backup plan for a device:

  1. Log into the Acronis portal using your login username, and click the "Continue" button.


  2. Enter your password and click the "Sign In" button.


  3. Click "Backup & Disaster Recovery" to open the dashboard.


  4. In the Acronis dashboard, click the machine for which you want to backup the data, and click the "Backup" option.


  5. In the following screen, select/enter the values based on the table below, and click the "Create" button.


    Field Name Description
    Name of backup plan

    Click the edit icon to create a name for your backup plan.

    What to back up

    Select what you want to back up.

    Where to back up

    Select "Cloud storage" as the destination where you want to back up.

    Schedule

    By default, backups are performed on a daily basis, Monday to Friday. You can select the time to run the backup. If you want to change the backup frequency, move the slider, and then specify the backup schedule.

    How long to keep

    Define the retention rule by selecting the cleanup scheme.

    Encryption

    It is recommended that you encrypt all backups that are stored in the cloud storage.

    There is no way to recover encrypted backups if you lose or forget the password.

  6. The backup plan will be created and you can run the plan when needed.


Reference:

For more information about configuring backup settings, please click here

Applying backup plan to a device

Perform the following steps to install Acronis agent and add a device to it:

  1. Log into the Acronis portal using your login username, and click the "Continue" button.


  2. Enter your password and click the "Sign In" button.


  3. Click "Backup & Disaster Recovery" to open the dashboard.


  4. In the Acronis dashboard, click the machine for which you want to apply (run) a backup plan, and click the "Backup" option.


  5. The backup plans for that machine display.
    Select the backup plan that you want to apply and click the "Run Now" button.