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Acronis Backup Advanced for Active Directory
Innovative backup and recovery solutions for Active Directory® environments

Acronis Backup Advanced for Active Directory

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Overview:

Efficient Active Directory Backup and Recovery

Acronis Backup Advanced is the top-notch solution for protecting your Active Directory® database and domain controllers.

Powered by Acronis AnyData Technology, Acronis Backup Advanced leverages patented, high-performance disk imaging to provide the fastest backups and the most flexible, reliable recovery available.

Now you can easily protect and instantly recover an entire domain controller (or individual Active Directory database files), either locally or to a remote server.

Features:

Universal Restore

Universal Restore

Included with all Acronis backup solutions, this unique data recovery technology gives you the convenient ability to instantly restore backups to any machine, regardless of platform. Now you can restore files, configurations, applications, or an entire system to the same hardware, to different hardware, or to a virtual server—all with a few simple clicks!

Single-Pass Backups for Active Directory Domain Controllers

Single-Pass Backups for Active Directory Domain Controllers

Acronis Backup Advanced provides deep integration with Microsoft Windows and Active Directory, ensuring that specific Active Directory database files (Ntds.dit, Edb.chk, Edb.log, Res.log, and %SystemRoot%\SYSVOL) are backed up along with the entire domain controller—all in one easy step!

AD-Aware Recovery Interface

AD-Aware Recovery Interface

Acronis automatically identifies your AD database and related files (including the SYSVOL folder), and provides AD-specific recovery capabilities. This ensures that you can recover your domain controller (or simply a component of it) as quickly as possible.

USN Rollback Management

USN Rollback Management

Acronis automatically prevents Update Sequence Number (USN) rollback to ensure consistency across multiple domain controllers during a recovery process.

Direct Performance Management

Direct Performance Management

Ensure optimal domain controller performance during backups! Acronis Backup Advanced for Active Directory lets you control your environment with bandwidth and disk-write speed throttling, to ensure good system performance during backups.

Efficient Incremental Backups

Incremental backups identify only the changes made since the last backup, significantly reducing backup time and any impact on network bandwidth or backup storage.

Deduplication

Built-in source and target variable block size data deduplication minimizes data movement. This helps reduce the cost of additional storage and alleviate network loads.

Modular Architecture

Acronis Backup Advanced's flexible modular architecture allows you to expand data protection at any time. Start with your immediate needs, then, as your business grows, simply protect new physical servers, virtual systems, and workstations—without having to install a whole new backup environment!

Disaster Recovery

In the event of a hardware failure or natural disaster, Acronis’ patented disk-imaging backup approach ensures the fastest bare-metal restore. Recover an entire server in minutes, minimizing expensive downtime.

Centralized Management/Reporting

Acronis Backup Advanced includes a centralized management and reporting console. Manage and report on all operations for all physical and virtual machines, and applications from a single dashboard.

AnyData Technology:

Acronis AnyData technology provides advanced backup and recovery capabilities specifically engineered to meet the needs of small and medium IT environments.  Acronis’ disk image backup technology enables a single-pass backup that captures data at the block level, is smart enough to eliminate unused blocks, and can recover individual files & folders, application data, or an entire server in minutes.  There is no need to run multiple backups to support various recovery capabilities with Acronis.

Revolutionizing Modern Data Protection

Fueled by over 50 patents, the Acronis AnyData Engine is a set of deep and powerful New Generation Data Protection technologies that capture, store, recover, control and access data in virtual, physical, cloud and mobile environments.

Powers

Powers

easy, complete and safe backup, disaster recovery and secure access solutions

Delivers

Delivers

best-in-class individual products optimized for your most important workloads that seamlessly blend into a total solution

Protects

Protects

any data, across any environment, in any location

Easy to Use, Complete and Safe.

Breakthrough AnyData technology means you no longer have to choose between powerful and affordable.  Acronis solutions powered by the AnyData Engine are lean, modular, secure and scalable.  Image-based backups quickly capture and store all data in a universal backup format allowing recovery to any hardware or virtual machine.  The advanced policy engine ensures secure access and compliance.  With the Acronis AnyData Engine, buy only what you need, get everything you want, and easily evolve with your business.

Key Features:

Complete and Flexible New Generation Data Protection

Complete and Flexible New Generation Data Protection

  • Any Protection: Data Backup, Bare Metal Restore, Migration, System Deployment
  • Any Devices: Servers and Workstations
  • Any Servers: Physical and Virtual
  • Any OS Environments: Windows and Linux
  • Any File System: NTFS, ReFS, FAT16/32, Ext2/3/4, ReiserFS3, XFS, JFS and more
  • Any Virtual Environments: VMware, Hyper-V, XenServer, RHEV, Parallels & more
  • Any Migration: V2V, V2P, P2V, P2P
  • Any Applications: MS Exchange, MS SQL Server, SharePoint, Active Directory
  • Any Storage Locations: Cloud , On-Premise and Remote Offices
Full Disk and Virtual Machine Imaging

Full Disk and Virtual Machine Imaging

Advanced snapshot-based image backup and recovery of physical and virtual machines. Patented snapshot technology speeds up backup and minimizes system overhead, so protected system does not have to be put off-line during backup.

Unified Backup Format

Unified Backup Format

Data is stored to your choice of disk, tape or cloud using our patented Unified Backup Format optimized for speed, data compression, deduplication and flexibility. High efficiency algorithms reduce storage, IO and CPU requirement and enable unified, fast, easy and granular access to multiple versions of files, applications and systems across all workloads.

Single-pass Block-level Data Management

Single-pass Block-level Data Management

Eliminates the need for multiple agents for application, file and block-level data capture and dramatically increases speed and efficiency by preserving metadata in Universal Backup Format.

Granular Recovery

Granular Recovery

From a single-pass backup, granularly recover at the object, file, application or system level.

Centralized Management

Centralized Management

Flexible, secure and scalable centralized management, monitoring and reporting across hundreds of virtual and physical machines from a single Acronis Management Server. Easily manage all your backup policies, groups and backup vaults. Backup activities can also be automatically distributed over your backup window to avoid overloading your networks.

Hybrid Cloud and On-Premise Backup

Hybrid Cloud and On-Premise Backup

Flexibly backup locally to disk or tape for quick recovery, or to the cloud for Disaster Recovery from a remote location, or to multiple locations. Automatically move backups between locations for varied retention time or long-term archival storage. Chose cloud-based Backup-as-a-Service solutions and let local experts manage your data protection. Same industry leading technology, delivered the way you want it - cloud, hybrid or on-premise.

Room to Grow

Room to Grow

AnyData technology has little overhead when you are not using centralized management or using it just for a few machines, but could be scaled up efficiently to support thousands of servers and provides you with flexibility of adding new functionality at any time.

Active Restore

Tracks operating system I/O requests and restores blocks when the OS needs them, continuing to restore other blocks in the background. This dramatically saves time and allows booting a machine and starting applications long before a restore is complete.

Flexible Any-to-Any Migration

The combination of unified backup format, Acronis Universal Restore, and incremental backup of live machines makes it very easy to migrate servers between any physical, virtual and cloud platforms and any locations, local or remote.

Compression and deduplication

Saves time, space and network bandwidth for any backup

Universal Restore

Bare-metal restore enables recovering an entire server in minutes, either to the same or dissimilar hardware or virtual server. If the new hardware is different, Acronis injects the new drivers required to support the new hardware.

Converting any system backups to any VM Disk format

Effectively enabling zero-time VM recovery, you will just need to start the VM to recover your physical, virtual or cloud system

Encryption

High-grade encryption (AES-256) is available as option to protect any data and any communication channel from unwanted attention

Requirements:

Supported operating systems

  • Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 4
  • Windows Server 2012/2012 R2, 2008/2008 R2, 2003/2003 R2
  • Windows Small Business Server 2011, 2008, 2003/2003 R2

Supported Storage

  • Local disks - SATA, SCSI, IDE, RAID
  • Networked storage devices - SMB, NFS, iSCSI, FC, FTP
  • Tape drives, autoloaders and tape libraries, including LTO-7
  • Optical media - CD, DVD, HD-DVD, Blu-Ray
  • Removable media - ZIP®, Rev®, RDX®, etc.
  • External HDDs and SSDs - USB 3.0/2.0/1.1 and IEEE1394 (Firewire)
  • Private, Hybrid and Public Cloud Storage - FTP, SFTP
  • Acronis Cloud Storage

Supported File Systems

  • FAT16/32
  • NTFS
  • ReFS *
  • Ext2/Ext3/Ext4
  • ReiserFS3 *
  • ReiserFS4 *
  • XFS *
  • JFS *
  • Linux SWAP

*Supported with limitations.