Backup 12.5

Technology Evolves - Your Backup Should Too

Acronis Backup 12.5 is the world’s easiest and fastest backup solution for all your data, whether it is located on-premises, in remote systems, in private and public clouds, or on mobile devices. With Active Protection™ from ransomware, enhanced backup validation, and blockchain-based authentication of your backups with Acronis Notary™, Acronis Backup 12.5 is the most reliable backup solution on the market today.
▪ EXCLUSIVE! Protect your entire hybrid infrastructure easily with a touch-friendly, web-based console to manage backup and recovery of all workloads and data. ▪ Rely on proven universal hybrid data protection solution trusted by 500,000+ businesses Protect your entire hybrid infrastructure and safeguarding more than 5,000 petabytes of data.
▪ New! Reduce RTOs to seconds with Acronis Instant Restore™. Run any physical or virtual Windows® or Linux® system backup as a VMware® or Hyper-V® VM with a few clicks and without standby hardware. ▪ NEW AND EXCLUSIVE!! Prevent ransomware attacks with Acronis Active Protection™, which detects and proactively blocks unauthorized encryption of files and backups.
▪ EXCLUSIVE! Improve compliance and establish validity of recovery with Acronis Notary™, which ensures authenticity and integrity of your data and backups with blockchain. ▪ Assert complete control over the location of your data, systems, and backups, improve regulatory compliance, and ensure data sovereignty.



faster than the closest competitor


second Recovery Time Objectives (RTOs) with Acronis Instant Restore™


clicks to install the touch-friendly, web-based centralized management console


supported platforms – on-premises, in remote locations, in private and public clouds, and on mobile devices


businesses rely on Acronis to protect their data and systems
Disk-Imaging Backup
Protect your entire business by backing up your entire system, selected files, or data. Store your backups to a variety of storage devices, including local disks, network storage, centralized deduplicated storage, tape devices, and the cloud. Easily recover a complete image or selected files, folders, items, and applications.

Hybrid Infrastructure Protection Mitigate risks backing up and recovering your physical systems, hypervisor hosts, virtual machines, and cloud data. Evolve your business with any-to-any migration between different platforms, including cloud.

NEW! VMware vSphere® Replication with WAN Optimization
Reduce VMware VM RTOs by maintaining a copy of your VM on a secondary site for quick failover and failback. Improve network performance with built-in Wide- Area Network (WAN) optimization.

NEW! Oracle Database® Backup
Protect your entire Oracle database infrastructure with complete diskimaging backup and bare-metal recovery of your Oracle database server. Reduce RTOs with granular recovery of individual databases, tablespaces, and logs.

NEW! SAN Storage Snapshots
Reduce the impact of backup processes on your infrastructure by offloading VMware VM backup snapshots to NetApp SAN storage.
Acronis Universal Restore
Minimize expensive downtime by restoring Windows and Linux systems to dissimilar hardware, including bare-metal physical, virtual, or cloud environments.

EXCLUSIVE! Acronis Instant Restore™
Achieve RTOs of 15 seconds or less by starting your backup directly from backup storage as a VMware or Hyper-V VM; no data movement required.

Acronis vmFlashback
Diminish RTOs by quickly restoring VMware or Hyper-V VMs by leveraging Changed Block Tracking (CBT) and recovering only the data changed since the last backup.

Hyper-V Host Bare-Metal Recovery

Increase the resilience of your infrastructure by backing up your ESXi and Hyper-V hosts and restoring the entire system (not just VMs) to the same or dissimilar hardware, avoiding the need to reconfigure your hypervisor systems.

IMPROVED! Remote and Automated Recovery
Reduce RTOs of remote sites and systems by accessing bootable media and restoring bare-metal servers remotely via wide-area networks (WAN). Automate and orchestrate the recovery by customizing the bootable media with scripting.
Local disks, NAS, SAN
Reduce RTOs of individual systems and speed up granular recoveries with support for any local and network-based disk storage, eliminating the need to establish backup or media servers.

IMPROVED! Tape Drives, Autoloaders, and Tape Libraries
Satisfy regulatory requirements and disaster recovery needs by storing backups on local or central tape devices with support for media management, tape rotation, and retention rules.

Acronis Cloud Storage
Control the location of your data and ensure recovery from any disaster by storing backups in one of 14+ reliable and secure Acronis Cloud Data Centers.

IMPROVED! Variable Block-Size Deduplication
Reduce storage utilization and network bandwidth requirements, and protect more systems with efficient, high-performance in-line and global deduplication.

NEW! Off-Host Operations
Reduce production machine loads by performing select activities — such as backup staging (moving), replication (copying), validation, and retention (cleanup) — on a different system.
Centralized Web Console
Reduce IT workload with a centralized, tovuch-friendly,
web-based management console. Shorten RTOs by managing backups from any device, including tablets.

NEW! Admin Roles
Enable IT to protect remote office, branch offices, and departments with the ability to manage, delegate, and establish roles for multiple administrators.

Centralized Web Console
Protect a large number of machines and greater volume of data with centralized backup policies, as well as manual and criteria-based machine grouping.

NEW! Customizable Dashboards and Reporting
Increase infrastructure resiliency and quickly resolve issues with customizable dashboards. Get quick insights into your infrastructure and regular, customizable reports so you can focus on the exceptions in your environment.

IMPROVED! Smart Alerting
Reduce the time it takes to react and resolve issues with smart, aggregated alerts, eliminating the need to sort and filter multiple notifications about the same root cause of any issue.
NEW AND EXCLUSIVE! Acronis Active Protection™
Protect data and systems from ransomware attacks by detecting, blocking, and reversing suspicious changes to data, backup files, and backup agent.

NEW AND EXCLUSIVE! Acronis Notary™
Ensure the authenticity and integrity of backups by storing backup file checksum certificates in the blockchain database and detecting unauthorized changes to your backups before recovery.

Reduce miscommunications with users, suppliers, and customers by supporting the authenticity of your files with signatures enabled by blockchain.

Encryption and Password Protection
Improve security of your backups and metadata with at-source AES-256 encryption and irreversibly encrypted passwords.

Cloud Advantage
Gain a competitive edge and support your business’ cloud journey by protecting and migrating all types of workloads to/from cloud.


Delivers hybrid cloud and on-premises data protection for small and medium-sized businesses using a touch-friendly,
web-based console to back up and recover all individual workloads.

Includes Acronis Instant Restore that allows you to reduce RTOs to seconds by running any physical or virtual Windows or Linux system backup as VMware or Hyper-V VM with a few clicks and without standby hardware.

Eliminates the need to recover from ransomware attacks by proactively defending systems with Acronis Active Protection.

Supports the protection of 21 types of physical, virtual, cloud, end-user, and mobile devices, delivering easy, complete, and affordable data protection.

Includes Acronis Notary, which improves regulatory compliance, establishes the validity of recovery, and ensures authenticity and integrity of your backups with blockchain.

Gives you complete control over the location of your data, systems, and backups, improving regulatory compliance and ensuring data sovereignty.
Operating Systems for On-Premises Console Installation
  • Windows Server 2016, 2012/2012 R2, 2008/2008 R2*
  • Windows Small Business Server 2011, 2008
  • Windows MultiPoint Server 2012, 2011, 2010
  • Windows Storage Server 2012/2012 R2, 2008/2008 R2
  • Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7
  • Linux x86_64 with kernel from 2.6.18 to 4.9 and glibc 2.3.4 or later

Microsoft Windows
  • Windows Server 2016, 2012 R2, 2012, 2008 R2, 2008, 2003 R2, 2003*
  • Windows Small Business Server 2011, 2008, 2003 R2, 2003
  • Windows MultiPoint Server 2012, 2011, 2010
  • Windows Storage Server 2012 R2, 2012, 2008 R2, 2008, 2003
  • Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP SP3

  • Linux with kernel from 2.6.9 to 4.9 and glibc 2.3.4 or later
  • Various 32-bit (x86) and 64-bit (x86_64) Linux distributions including:
    ▪ Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.x - 7.3
    ▪ Ubuntu 9.10 - 16.04
    ▪ Fedora 11 - 23
    ▪ SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 - 12*
    ▪ Debian 4 - 8.5
    ▪ CentOS 5.x - 7.3
    ▪ CloudLinux 7, 7.1
    ▪ ClearOS 5.x, 6.x, 7, 7.1
    ▪ Oracle Linux 5.x - 7.3 (including UEK)

Mac OS X / macOS
  • OS X 10.08 or later*

Mobile Operating Systems
  • iOS 8 or later
  • Android® 4.1 or later

  • Office 365® mailboxes
  • Amazon Web Services EC2® Instances
  • Microsoft Azure® VMs
  • VMware vSphere ESX(i) 6.5, 6.0, 5.5, 5.1, 5.0, 4.1, including vSphere Hypervisor (free ESXi)*
  • Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2016, 2012 R2, 2012, 2008 R2, 2008
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016, 2012 R2, 2012, 2008 R2, 2008 with Hyper-V
  • Microsoft Windows 10, 8.1, 8 (x64) with Hyper-V
  • Citrix XenServer® 4.1-6.5*
  • Red Hat® Virtualization 2.2-4.0
  • Linux KVM
  • Oracle VM Server 3.0-3.3

  • Oracle Database 12, 11*
  • Microsoft Exchange Online
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007 – including cluster configurations
  • Microsoft SQL Server® 2016, 2014, 2012, 2008 R2, 2008, 2005 – including cluster configurations
  • Microsoft SharePoint® 2013, 2010 SP1, 2007 SP2, 3.0 SP2

  • Local disks – SATA, SCSI, IDE, RAID
  • Networked storage devices – SMB, NFS, iSCSI, FC
  • Removable media – ZIP®, Rev®, RDX®, etc.
  • External HDDs and SSDs – USB 3.0/2.0/1.1 and IEEE1394 (Firewire)
  • Tape drives, autoloaders, and libraries, including media management and barcode support
  • Acronis Cloud Storage

File Systems
  • FAT16/32
  • NTFS
  • HFS+ *
  • ReFS *
  • ext2/ext3/ext4
  • ReiserFS3, ReiserFS4 *
  • XFS *
  • JFS *
  • Linux SWAP

Web Browsers
  • Google Chrome® 29 or later
  • Mozilla Firefox® 23 or later
  • Opera 16 or later
  • Windows Internet Explorer® 10 or later
  • Microsoft Edge® 25 or later
  • Safari® 8 or later (running in Apple OS X and iOS)
* Some limitations may apply.
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