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Q: What is Acronis Backup 12.5?

A: Acronis Backup 12.5, available in Standard and Advanced Editions, is an award-winning, proven, complete data protection solution for hybrid IT environments. With an easy-to-use, touch-friendly, web-based management console, you can reliably back up and recover physical, virtual, and cloud workloads at any location.


It includes a multitude of new, groundbreaking technologies, including pro-active protection from ransomware and unique recovery features that reduce recovery time objectives (RTOs) to 15 seconds or less. For more details, you can view the Data Sheet and What’s New document.


Q:What is new in Acronis Backup 12.5 compared to Acronis Backup 11.7?

A: Acronis Backup 12.5 is based on Acronis Hybrid Cloud Architecture and allows you to protect all the data that resides on-premises, in remote locations, in the cloud, and on mobile devices. It includes numerous, amazing features, such as a centralized web console; new user interface; protection of a wider array of workloads, including VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, Mac, Microsoft 365, Azure, and other applications; IaaS cloud workloads; and mobile devices. It includes a multitude of new, groundbreaking technologies, including


  • Touch-friendly, web-based console accessible from any device, including tablets
  • Customizable dashboards for quick insights into the backup infrastructure
  • Admin roles and delegations to support distributed infrastructures
  • Acronis Active Protection to stop ransomware attacks
  • Bare-metal recovery automation and remote, boot media control to reduce Recovery Time Objectives (RTOs) for remote sites
  • SAN storage snapshots to reduce hypervisor resource utilization
  • Oracle database server backup and granular recovery
  • Advanced tape support for increased granularity and simplified management
  • Advanced reporting for detailed insights and to meet corporate compliance requirements
  • Backup validation process to ensure recoverability
  • Acronis Notary to ensure the authenticity of backups
  • Acronis Instant Restore to achieve 15-second RTOs
  • Acronis vmFlashback for quick, incremental recovery of virtual machines
  • Off-host backup management operations to reduce production system workload
  • Fast recovery with application-aware backups

        For more details, you can view the Data Sheet and What’s New document.


Q: Is Acronis Backup 12.5 a version upgrade for Acronis Backup 11.7?

A: Acronis Backup 12.5 (Advanced or Standard Edition) is a version upgrade for Acronis Backup (Advanced or Standard) 11.7. If you have an Acronis Backup 11.7 perpetual license with active maintenance, you can receive an upgrade to Acronis Backup 12.5 Advanced Edition as part of your maintenance benefits in your Acronis Account. If your maintenance has expired, you need to obtain a renewal via your preferred Acronis reseller or the Acronis website.


Q: What is unique about Acronis Backup 12.5?

A: Only Acronis Backup 12.5:

  • Delivers hybrid cloud and on-premises data protection for small and medium-sized businesses and enterprises, offering a touch-friendly, web-based console to back up and recover all individual workloads
  • Includes Acronis Instant Restore, which allows you to reduce RTOs to seconds by running any physical or virtual Windows or Linux system backup as a VMware or Hyper-V VM with a few clicks and without standby hardware
  • Eliminates the need to recover from ransomware attacks by proactively defending your 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 the 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

        For more details, you can view the Data Sheet and What’s New document.


Q: Have any 11.7 features been discontinued in Acronis Backup 12.5?

A: The following features are not available in Acronis Backup 12.5:

  • Backup to optical media (CD, DVD, BD, ISO)
  • Support of PST files as the target for granular recovery of emails
  • Support of Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Support of Microsoft Exchange 2003
  • Support of VMware vSphere ESX(i) 4.0

        For more details, you can view the Data Sheet and What’s New document.


Q: What is the difference between the Standard Edition and Advanced Edition?

A: Designed for medium-sized businesses and enterprises, Advanced Edition offers functionality and features to better support larger infrastructures: improve RTO and RPO, cost-effectiveness and regulatory compliance. Namely those that require:

  • Acronis Instant Restore
  • Off-host backup management operations
  • Bare-metal recovery automation and remote boot media control
  • Enhanced validation in a sandbox environment
  • Resource groups and dynamic backup policies
  • Admin roles and delegations
  • Advanced reporting
  • Tape, autoloader, or tape library support
  • Centrally managed storage with support for source and target storage deduplication
  • SAN storage snapshots
  • Acronis Notary
  • Scalability to thousands of protected devices per installation
  • Centralized, multi-resource backup plans
  • Support of Oracle Database, Citrix XenServer, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Linux KVM, and Oracle VM Server
  • Support of clustered Microsoft Exchange and SQL Server

        More details can be found on the Acronis Backup Edition Comparison Page.


Q: Does Acronis Backup 12.5 include centralized and remote management of backups?

A: Yes, Acronis Backup 12.5 includes centralized and remote management of backups to facilitate protection of all data that resides on-premises, in remote locations, in private or public clouds, and on mobile devices.


Q: Is Acronis Backup 12.5 a cloud backup-as-a-service (BaaS) or on-premises backup software?

A: The groundbreaking Acronis Backup 12.5 is a hybrid backup solution and includes both cloud services and on-premises software. You can install Acronis Backup 12.5 on-premises or use directly from the Acronis Cloud. Acronis Backup 12.5 agents are installed on the workloads you are protecting — whether the workloads are on-premises, in remote locations, in private or public clouds, or on mobile devices.

       Note that the cloud console is only available in the subscription license (on-premises installation is also available). With perpetual license, only on-premises installation is available.

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