Acronis Backup Advanced for Hyper-V
Complete backup and recovery for Microsoft® Hyper-V® environments
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Streamlined Hyper-V Backup
Protect your entire Hyper-V environment with complete backups, flexible storage, and ultra-fast data recovery—all managed from one easy-to-use dashboard.
Keeping virtual data safe can be a complex undertaking that demands smart, efficient solutions that simplify rather than complicate critical tasks. Keep it simple with Acronis Backup Advanced—the trusted, most efficient Hyper-V backup and recovery solution available.
Complete Backups Designed for Hyper-V
Acronis Backup Advanced combines agentless, image-based backups with deep Windows Hyper-V integration to protect your entire setup - the Virtual Machines, virtual application, the Windows host operating systems and even host-based applications.
Acronis Backup Advanced protects the application data of the Microsoft Exchange, SQL Server, Active Directory, and SharePoint running on Hyper-V VMs as well as on the Windows host with Hyper-V role.
For complete peace of mind, Acronis Backup Advanced can create and send multiple backup copies to both local storage and the Acronis cloud—without any additional steps!
Fast, Flexible Recovery
Acronis Backup Advanced's near-instant recovery technology allows you to restore individual files, application data, VMs or entire host—all from the same backup! We also offer the flexibility of restoring data to its original location or to an entirely new one (even a completely different hypervisor platform).
Acronis Backup Advanced protects hybrid physical and virtual environments with a unified management console. You can protect your Hyper-V environment, and expand protection to your physical servers, other virtualization hosts and even workstations to protect your entire business.
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!
Specialized Backups for Hyper-V
Acronis Backup Advanced provides deep integration with Hyper-V to create agentless backups of your Hyper-V Virtual Machines. Acronis will also protect your Hyper-V host Windows operating system, including host-level applications to ensure complete protection on entire configuration.
Agentless and Agent-based VM Backups
Acronis Backup Advanced provides ultimate flexibility in backing up Hyper-V. Agentless VM backups eliminate the need to install an agent on each VM, reducing resource usage and management complexity. You can also use agent-based backups to protect host Windows operating system and host-based applications, as well as to protect Virtual Machines that use passthrough disks and/or guest-initiated iSCSI.
Windows Hyper-V Integration
Acronis Backup Advanced is fully integrated with Microsoft Hyper-V and provides automatic identification of all your VMs. You can select all VMs, groups of VMs, or individual VMs for backup, and you can identify and recover individual VMs in minutes.
Recover a server as a VM
Acronis makes it easy for you to quickly recover any server as a VM, or simply clone a backup as a VM for development/testing.
Acronis Backup Advanced lets you back up directly to tape drives, autoloaders and libraries. You can also copy or stage your backups to up to 4 additional backup copies to multiple locations (disk, tape, or cloud), thereby maximizing your recovery options and reliability.
In addition to protecting your VMs, Acronis Backup Advanced also includes application-specific support of Microsoft Exchange, SQL Server, SharePoint, and Active Directory data. This ensures data consistency and easy, granular recovery of individual items (such as files, emails, and documents).
Direct Performance Management
To ensure optimal VM performance during backups, Acronis Backup Advanced for Hyper-V lets you control your environment by balancing VM backups across your Windows server. Acronis also provides bandwidth and disk-write speed throttling to maintain good system performance during backup.
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.
Built-in block level data deduplication can be run on either the source or target side, minimizing data movement. This helps reduce the cost of additional storage and minimizes network loads.
Acronis’ flexible modular architecture allows you to add more Acronis Backup Advanced products to your core solution at any time. Start with your immediate needs, then, as your business grows, simply plug in additional products to protect any new servers or workstations—without having to install a whole new backup environment!
Easily migrate a server between any physical and virtual platform with Acronis’ proprietary Unified Backup Format. This technology lets you recover any backup to any server in any location.
In the event of a hardware failure or natural disaster, Acronis’ patented disk imaging approach ensures the fastest bare-metal restore! Recover an entire server in minutes, minimizing expensive downtime.
Acronis Backup Advanced includes a centralized management and reporting console. Manage and report on all backup operations for all physical and virtual machines, and applications from a single dashboard.
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 100 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.
easy, complete and safe backup, disaster recovery and secure access solutions
best-in-class individual products optimized for your most important workloads that seamlessly blend into a total solution
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.
Complete and Flexible New Generation Data Protection
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
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
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.
From a single-pass backup, granularly recover at the object, file, application or system level.
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
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
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.
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
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
High-grade encryption (AES-256) is available as option to protect any data and any communication channel from unwanted attention
Supported Operating Systems (Windows Agent)
- Windows Server 2016TP4, 2012/2012 R2, 2008/2008 R2, 2003/2003 R2
- Windows Small Business Server 2011, 2008, 2003/2003 R2
- Windows MultiPoint Server 2012, 2011, 2010
- Windows Storage Server 2012/2012 R2, 2008/2008 R2, 2003
- Windows 10, 8/8.1, 7 (x86, x64)
- Windows Vista
- Windows XP Professional SP2+ (x86, x64)
- Windows 2000 SP4
Supported Microsoft Hyper-V
- Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 4 with Hyper-V
- Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 R2
- Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 with Hyper-V
- Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012
- Microsoft Windows Server 2012 with Hyper-V
- Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2
- Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 with Hyper-V
- Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008
- Microsoft Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V
- Microsoft Windows 10 (x64) with Hyper-V
- Microsoft Windows 8/8.1 (x64) with Hyper-V
- 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
Download the Acronis Backup Advanced for Hyper-V Datasheet (PDF).