Acronis Offsite Backup solution provides a easier method of restoring a server at times of server failure. The restoration of the server can be done in several ways, which include entire server recovery, recovery of individual files/folders as well as recovery using Acronis Rescue mode.
This guide depicts in detail the different methods by which server recovery can be carried out using the Acronis Offsite Backup solution.
Log in to the Acronis Cyber Protect Console (https://sg-cloud.acronis.com)
NOTE: Login information will be sent to your registered email after purchasing Acronis service.
BACKUP STORAGE and all the backups created under the Acronis account will be shown here.
Select a storage location and choose the backup then, click on the
Show backups, you will see recovery options.
Click on the
Recovery button, then you will see two options as below.
Entire Machine - If the target machine is operational or empty, choose
Entire Machine and select all necessary options.
Files/Folders - Select the
drive, folder, and/or
file which you want to recover.
Choose any one of the option and then click on
You can see the restoration status now.
This option can use, if you have virtual environment running
VMware ESXI or
Microsoft Hyper-V. This allows you to use Acronis Instant Restore to run a copy of the backup as a virtual machine directly from the backup storage without moving data.
Run as VM in the recovery view which shown in the above image, then provide options, and click
Run Now button that mentioned in the below image.
The server can also be recovered using the Acronis Backup ISO available for the server. For this, follow the below steps.
Mount the ISO named
Acronis Backup for the server which needs to be restored from LayerPanel, by following the below guide.
Once the ISO is mounted and server restarted, click on the
Console button from LayerPanel to access the console for the server.
With the network device selected, clear the check-box for
Auto configuration and then type in the IP address of the server, subnet mask, gateway and DNS servers and then click on
Manage this machine locally.
Tools and then on
Change volume representation.
Choose the volume representation style as per the operating system of the server (Linux or Windows) and then click on
Login and then type in the login username and password to access the Acronis Backup portal.
Select the local backup folder from under
Cloud storage and click on
Select the appropriate backup archive that needs to be restored and then click on
Select the data that needs to be restored as well as the location to which it needs to be restored and then click on
OK. If the entire server is to be restored, leave the default values as it is and click on
The recovery/restoration process will start, the progress of the task can be checked under the Progress tab.
Once the restoration is completed, a summary of the recovery task will be shown. Click on
Close to exit the window.
The Acronis Backup ISO can then be detached from under the ISO option in the server management page. The server will then boot up with the restored Acronis backup.