Acronis Cyber Protect: How to configure Backup and Recover Ubuntu Server.

Overview

Acronis Cyber Protect provides a backup solution that protects data on 21 different platforms, including with Cloud and mobile devices. Integrating advanced solutions such as anti-ransomware, blockchain, centrally managed on a single web interface.

Diagram

Server01 will be installed as Acronis Management Server, Ubuntu Server will be installed Acronis Agent for Linux connect to Server01 to perform backup configuration.

Scenario: Ubuntu Server will be configured with Backup Entire Machine and saved to the SaveBackup folder on Server01. Then, assuming Ubuntu Server has a problem, perform a Recover Entire Machine backup file of Ubuntu Server in a VMware Esxi or Hyper-V virtualized environment.

Instruction

Step 1: Configure Backup Entire Machine Ubuntu Server.

Log in to Acronis Management Server on Server01 browser like: https://172.16.31.50:9877.

Go to Device > UbuntuServer > Protect > Add plan.

Rename New Protect Plan to the name of the plan you want. Ex: Backup UbuntuServer.

In What to backup: select Entire Machine.

Where to backup: click Specify > select //172.16.31.50/SaveBackup/: This is the path to save the backup file to the SaveBackup folder on Server01 created earlier.

You can select Add location to add other backup locations.

You can also edit the schedule and backup type in Schedule and How long to keep.

After the configuration is complete, click Create.

After click Create, in the Backup section click the arrow and click Run Now.

After select Run Now, select the clock icon to see the backup progress.

The backup process is finished when the all items have a green tick.

Step 2: Recover Entire Machine Ubuntu Server.

On Dashboard Acronis Management Server > Backup Storage. Select Location as //172.16.31.50/SaveBackup/ and click on the file UbuntuServer-Backup UbuntuServer.

Choose Recover > Entire Machine.

In Target Machine click UBUNTUSERVER on 172.16.xxx.xxx. This is the VMware Exsi virtualized host IP.

In Select target machine > New Machine > Select host 172.16.xxx.xxx. Enter the name in the Machine Name and click OK.

You can aslo edit the DataStore and VM Settings if the configuration does not match the old Ubuntu Server, usually Acronis will automatically map the configuration to the old one.

Click Start Recovery.

Recovery is in progress.

Recovery is complete.

Step 3: Check UbuntuSRV

Proceed to Power on the machine UbuntuSRV has just recovered. Login successfully and can use.

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