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Acronis sets the standard for cloud-based data protection with its innovative backup, disaster recovery and file sync/share solutions. Powered by the Acronis AnyData Engine and set apart by disk-imaging technology, Acronis solutions provide easy, complete and affordable data protection of all files, applications and operating systems across any environment – virtual, physical, cloud and mobile. Founded in 2003, Acronis protects the data of five million customers and 500,000 businesses in more than 145 countries. With 100+ patents secured for its groundbreaking technology, Acronis products have earned numerous product-of-the-year awards. In 2016 Acronis was named one of CRN Magazine’s 20 Coolest Cloud Storage Vendors of 2016. Acronis solutions are available worldwide through a global network of service providers, distributors and cloud resellers or online at www.acronis.com.

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This is using Acronis Backup & Recovery 11 on MS Windows Server 2008 R2. Recently, we just implementing the retention policy, so as only the latest 30 day backup images would be kept. The scheduled backup job is quite simple, at first either a "Simple" backup schema that comprises a simple full backup jobs to be conducted on all 5 weekdays plus either one day on weekend - either Sat or Sun. Or the second type of backup schema is "Custom" comprises of  incremental backup jobs on all 5 weekdays plus also one weekend - either Sat or Sun.

With either of the way of backups, the job can be completed successfully. Backup jobs fired on time, and completed a few hours later with "success". Now, we add-in the retention policy with the following selections:

 - Cleanup archives:

   Retention rule - see attached Retention rules.bmp

I even run the "Replication/cleanup [1st location]" manually. The result is the operation shows "running" with fix "0%" in progress. Apparently, the operation is idle.
What's went wrong with the retention policy cleanup? How to resolve this issue?


Thanks in advance.
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Ransomware: The New Cyber Threat & How to Stop It
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Ransomware: The New Cyber Threat & How to Stop It

This infographic explains ransomware, type of malware that blocks access to your files or your systems and holds them hostage until a ransom is paid. It also examines the different types of ransomware and explains what you can do to thwart this sinister online threat.  

My wife has Compaq Presario CQ61  with Windows 7 OEM version (I assume it is OEM because the computer was originally supplied with Win 7 installed).  It’s fairly old but does everything she needs, perfectly.  Well, that was until   the computer developed an intermittent motherboard fault and at this stage I am doubtful that it is fixable (although I am still trying).   Call this Computer 1.  I also have a spare hard drive on which I have currently put an Acronis full image back of Computer 1.  i.e the normal Acronis full back up, not the Universal Restore which I certainly can do if there is any benefit.

I have just purchased on eBay for low cost, an identical CQ61 working computer also with Win 7 installed, with the intention of making one fully functional computer out of the two.  Call this Computer 2.

But I have read that due to Windows licensing and the fact that I have OEM version operating system,  that it is impossible for me to simply swap my existing Computer 1 hard drive (or my back up hard drive)  into the second unit, or transfer my original operating system and license from Computer 1 into the Computer 2 because the operating system is inherently linked to the original motherboard, and it will be impossible to activate it again on the “new” computer.  Is this true?

I have tested Computer 2 and it appears to be fully working but with no programs other than the Win 7 operating system etc
I guess I can re install all the programs on to Computer 2 same as …
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Looking for a method or application to remove fragments of Acronis True Image 2017. I had Acronis support look at it and they had no luck.

I have been deleting files from the registry, but there seems to be no end in sight,

Thanks for your help...
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VMWare is version 4.1 (yes, I know it's EoL)

Trying to deploy the VMWare agent via Acronis 11.7 Universal server. I can connect to the host via the deployment tool from the AMS with the root credentials/IP of the Host server, it passes that check. From there, I select the name of the appliance, network configuration (ipv4, including dns name). Once I select "deploy" I see the appliance created on the host, I am able to Console into for a few seconds, the appliance shuts down and becomes "orphaned". I have also tried deploying without the Networking information with no success.

I've reviewed the error logs of Acronis Management Server (AMS) and it states it's a credential issue. I cannot figure it out, it passed the "root" credentials, I've also added the acronis user that are part of both Acronis Security Groups on the AMS to the host in vCenter but that did not work out.

I've review this article: https://kb.acronis.com/content/30467, but it didn't help out.
Article: https://kb.acronis.com/content/16577 states  that VMWare ESXi 4.1 is supported.

Needless to say Acronis support has been dragging it's feet in replying to my ticket request with them.
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There seems to be a general consensus that if you've been hit with a Ransomware Virus, especially if by a newly discovered strain of ransomware, and do not have a reliable and unaffected backup to restore from, that all hope is lost.  

This is not necessarily the case!

Whilst it's true that Ransomware is one of the most difficult "destructive infections" to recover from, recovery should never be considered impossible.

Advising those seeking help that they should just accept defeat and wipe all chances of recovering their data is bad advice. This is a point that has been proven time and time again, particularly with past Ransomware strains that were once considered hopeless, yet have now had decryption recovery tools developed to restore data.

If you have been hit by a Ransomware Virus and don't have a backup - do not accept advice that you should just cut your losses, format your hard drive and admit defeat. That's just letting the criminals win.

The first thing you should do (after deactivating the virus) is make a Full Image Backup of your affected hard drive using an imaging backup tool like Acronis, Macrium Reflect or similar so as to have a copy of all files that were encrypted.  Safely store that backup away for future recovery attempts, or to restore from if a recovery attempt goes belly up.

Once backed up, Wipe and Start fresh if desired to get back to a working …
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by:Andrew Leniart
Security companies do have excellent heuristics and definitions,  but they will never catch everything.

No argument.  But doesn't it then naturally follow that they can never "block" or "prevent" everything either?

Using that train of thought, even with all of the security software that you have protecting your machine(s), how can you be certain that you don't have a key logger recording your key strokes right now? Or a yet unknown time bomb trojan just waiting to jump up and deliver its payload? How could any system ever be trustable?

I'm honestly not trying to be argumentative here, it's just that the logic behind your conclusion is escaping me.

If you can't trust your security software to clean up an infection that has been researched and that it knows about, then how is it that you can trust the same software to prevent a yet unrealized one from occurring?

I'll agree we probably need to disagree.  

Life would be too boring if everyone agreed on everything anyway. :)

My thanks again for your input.
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by:Thomas Zucker-Scharff
I guess what I meant was that no one security software is likely to catch everything.  That is why I have a multilayered approach on my machines.  But you are correct, I do not feel safe even with that.  I guess I am on the paranoid side, which begs the question, "Is one paranoid, if the fear is true?"  That is a paraphrase of the original question.

The biggest problem, IMHO, is that to secure one's computer (and still have a computer that actually works, instead of one filled with cement), one needs to put enough security software on there that it slows down even the best of computers.

I would like a product that doesn't hog resources and assures me that I will never get malware of any kind (like that is happening).
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Hi Experts,

I just downloaded Acronis True Image 16 trial, but before I purchase, I am hoping if someone can answer the following.

I created a simple backup to backup 2 follders, incrementally, and full backup every 28 cycles. In the Subject of the email alert, can I specify if  the backup was full or incremental?

I tried restoring a .text file to a different location (my desktop), but when I open it in Notepad, I get Access Denied??

In the subject line I get "Backup task completed successfully.", but in the email body (pasted below) I see "Failed to create snapshot for backup", how come?
2017-05-22 14:36:38:774 6264 I00640000: Backup reserve copy attributes: format tib; need_reserve_backup_copy false; 
2017-05-22 14:36:38:774 6264 I00640002: Operation Voucher Redemp.  3rd Party Inv started manually.
2017-05-22 14:36:39:944 6264 I00640000: Backup reserve copy attributes: format tib; need_reserve_backup_copy false; 
2017-05-22 14:36:39:944 6264 I013C0000: Operation: Backup
2017-05-22 14:36:39:944 6264 I0064000B: Priority changed to Low.
2017-05-22 14:36:40:038 6264 I0017001A: Error 0x17001a: Failed to create snapshot for backup.
| trace level: information
| line: 0x616ad0806a6302a6
| file: k:\8053\archive\sel_dir.cpp:1435
| function: Seldir::SelectedDir::MakeSnapshot
| line: 0x616ad0806a6302a6, k:\8053\archive\sel_dir.cpp:1435, Seldir::SelectedDir::MakeSnapshot
| $module: ti_demon_vs_8053
2017-05-22 14:36:40:053 6264 I0017001A: Error 0x17001a: Failed to 

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Hello:

I inherited a system setup with a Server 2008 R2 host server running Hyper-V, which hosts a SBS 2011 system setup as a VM. Can anyone recommend a single backup product, or even a multi-product approach, that will let me fully backup both the host and the VM?

I tested out Acronis which let me backup both the host and the VM; but it is too expensive for this firm so a less-costly but effective backup plan is needed.

Thanks!

Mike
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As above.  We have two similarly spec'd VMs running 2012 and running a number of applications.  Currently after installing windows updates and restarting were finding that the server is chkdsk'ing and breaking a number of apps.  A restore is fixing this and then a retry of updates works fine.
Were backing up these two VMs with different backup products, veeam and acronis, so assume its not to do with this...
Ideas what can be checked to see what the issue is here before we build new VMs and migrate apps?

Thanks
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Just installed Acronis True Image 2017 and completed a backup to disk

Now I'm working on creating a bootable CD, but am getting a "The device is busy" error message when trying to write to a formatted DVD-RW (see image).  Any recommendations?  Could this be Anti-virus related?Acronis_01_DeviceIsBusyError.jpg
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Simplifying Server Workload Migrations
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Simplifying Server Workload Migrations

This use case outlines the migration challenges that organizations face and how the Acronis AnyData Engine supports physical-to-physical (P2P), physical-to-virtual (P2V), virtual to physical (V2P), and cross-virtual (V2V) migration scenarios to address these challenges.

I've been using Acronis True image for years, but I've been having trouble for the past month getting ATI2017 to backup SQL Server 2014 files. The backup simply hangs forever (see: https://forum.acronis.com/forum/129271#comment-409947). I've been working with people on the acronis forum and tried "VSS" and "VSS no writers" options, but no joy. ATI works fine on all the office workstations, but I'm at the point with this server that I'm ready to look for alternatives. The ATI image backup (Disks and Partitions) works fine for the boot drive. I need something that will work backing up files on the SQL Server data drive. Suggestions? I've just read about Norton Ghost, but have not researched that yet. Will do so. Others?

Acronis is also unable to restore an XP image to a Virtual Machine (although it works fine for Windows 7). So, if your suggestion list could include programs known to be capable of restoring images to VMs, that would be great.
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I am trying to restore an image created with Acronis True Image.   The image was created from a Dell Precision Tower 5810 running Windows 7 Professional 64 bit.   I am trying to restore it to a Lenovo desktop ideacenter 300S Series.   The Dell system board has failed and I am waiting for a new one.   The system board is currently back ordered, so I want to us the Lenovo in the meantime.   During restore, there are three files that are needed to complete the process.   They are as follows:

'MSFT0001'

'MSFT0003'

'PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_22A3&SUBSYS_361A17AA&REV_35'

all for Windows 7.

Where do I find these files?
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Hi. I have a Linux server that I use as a backup gateway for Acronis to redirect the backups to NAS drive.
The gateway has a config file for Acronis where I have to enter the UNC path of the share drive that Acronis will save the backup.
The line now looks like that but for some reason it does not work.
<FesfsParams>//192.168.1.40/backup</FesfsParams>.
The \\192.168.1.40\backup is the UNC path to the folder where I wan the backups to be saved and I can rich that path from windows with no Problem. How do I make Linux to see it?
I already enter on the etc\ftab file the following /192.168.1.40   backup but still not woring
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Need information:
Acronis True Image 2017: How to put the decryption key on a USB pen drive after encrypting the drive.
OS: Windows XP Pro
Backup drive: Samsung SSD T3 (will not support default encryption on the drive due to using XP OS).

Thanks!
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How to Avoid Ransomware Like the Plague it is
Ransomware continues to grow in reach and sophistication, putting data everywhere at risk. Learn how to avoid being caught in its sinister clutches with these 11 key tips.
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chain
There's a lot of hype surrounding blockchain technology. Here's how it works and some of the novel ways it' s now being used - including for data protection.
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Data center
When it comes to protecting Oracle Database servers and systems, there are a ton of myths out there. Here are the most common.
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Acronis - CreatorsUpdate
Microsoft will be releasing the Windows 10 Creators Update in just a matter of weeks. Are you prepared? Follow these steps to ensure everything goes smoothly and you don't lose valuable data on your PC.
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I could not get my computer to boot.  I discovered that the HD was failing as I was running the EPSA Pre-Boot system assessment.
Error Code 2000--0142
Msg: hard Drive 0 s/n xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Short Self test unsuccessful.

I picked up a new HD swapped out the old drive with the new. When I tried to do an image backup to the new drive using Acronis I receive an error message stating that the cloning process failed.
"Failed to read from section '149,992,080'
try to repeat the operation.....
Check the disk using Check disk utility and create a backup of the disk.
Direct R/W operation has failed (0x590001) input/output error (0xFFF1)

So FINALLY after six hours chkdsk appears to have completed. But I am not sure.
When I look at the processes I don't see a CHKDSK.EXE.
But I do see a process named  Checking disk D under the application tab. That is the HD that chkdsk is functioning.
I had to pull up my old Win7 computer to run chkdsk.

How do I know when the process is over?

Thanks!
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Enterprise Mobility and BYOD For Dummies
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Enterprise Mobility and BYOD For Dummies

Like “For Dummies” books, you can read this in whatever order you choose and learn about mobility and BYOD; and how to put a competitive mobile infrastructure in place. Developed for SMBs and large enterprises alike, you will find helpful use cases, planning, and implementation.

Acronis ransomware attack
Ransomware is a growing menace to anyone using a computer or mobile device. Here are answers to some common questions about this vicious new form of malware.
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We have a server that we just got a copy of Acronis Server Backup 12 on and it doesn't have an option for ejecting tape media.  We are using a Dell RD1000 with cartridges.  Can anyone tell me if there's a script I can run every morning to eject the tape since the backup won't do it?  Thanks in advance.
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VMware host backup
This article outlines why you need to choose a backup solution that protects your entire environment – including your VMware ESXi and Microsoft Hyper-V virtualization hosts – not just your virtual machines.
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Acronis ransomware
A new Acronis survey shows people often have conflicting thoughts about data protection.
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We have a 3573-TL hooked up to an 8203 for testing, so it doesn't get used that much. Can I hook this Tape Drive up to a Windows Server 2008/2012 box and use it to backup my windows/mac Servers with Acronis backup or something like that?

Thanks
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Acronis file sync trends

Adoption of Microsoft’s Enterprise Mobility and Security solution and Office 365 will re-order the File Sync and Share market


Microsoft has stated that its Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) is the fastest growing product in the history of the company.  The growing adoption of EMS and Office 365 in corporate and government customers are creating waves in the Enterprise File Sync and Share (EFSS) space:
  • Intune is the Enterprise Mobility Management component of EMS, and Microsoft has been enhancing its capabilities at a rapid pace.  As Intune improves, more and more customers will be switching from traditional mobility management suites such as MobileIron, Blackberry and AirWatch.  Companies using the EFSS offerings bundled with these suites will look to migrate to new tools that support the Intune platform for mobility management.  We will also start to see traditional mobility management companies pushing their EFSS solutions as stand-alone rather than bundled offerings.
  • In addition to Intune compatibility, companies adopting Office 365 will demand that their EFSS solution integrate with the native Office mobile applications for data access on the road.  Companies are beginning to leverage Microsoft Intune to apply data leakage policies to the Office mobile applications and will look to adopt EFSS tools that support this scenario.
While cloud-based storage will continue to grow rapidly, most companies will
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Acronis sets the standard for cloud-based data protection with its innovative backup, disaster recovery and file sync/share solutions. Powered by the Acronis AnyData Engine and set apart by disk-imaging technology, Acronis solutions provide easy, complete and affordable data protection of all files, applications and operating systems across any environment – virtual, physical, cloud and mobile. Founded in 2003, Acronis protects the data of five million customers and 500,000 businesses in more than 145 countries. With 100+ patents secured for its groundbreaking technology, Acronis products have earned numerous product-of-the-year awards. In 2016 Acronis was named one of CRN Magazine’s 20 Coolest Cloud Storage Vendors of 2016. Acronis solutions are available worldwide through a global network of service providers, distributors and cloud resellers or online at www.acronis.com.

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