Specify where to store the archives and define names for the new backup archives.

  1. Selecting the archives destination  

Choose where to store machines’ archives:

  • Store all machines’ archives in a single location
    • To back up data to Acronis Online Backup Storage, click Log in and specify the credentials to log in to the online storage. Then, expand the Online backup storage group and select the account.

      Prior to backing up to the online storage, you need to buy a subscription to the online backup service and activate the subscription on the machine(s) you want to back up. Online backup is not available in Linux.

      Acronis Backup & Recovery Online might be unavailable in your region. To find more information, click here:

    • To store archives in a centralized vault, expand the Centralized group and click the vault.
    • To store archives on a network share, expand the Network folders group, then select the required networked machine and then click the shared folder. If the network share requires access credentials, the program will ask for them.
    • To store archives on an FTP or SFTP server, expand the corresponding group and reach the appropriate server, then select the folder that will be used for storing archives.

      According to the original FTP specification, credentials required for access to FTP servers are transferred through a network as plaintext. This means that the user name and password can be intercepted by an eavesdropper using a packet sniffer.

  • Store each machine’s archive in the specified folder on the machine

    Enter the full path to the folder in the Path field. This path will be created on each machine the policy will be applied to.

  • Store each machine’s archive in the machine’s Acronis Secure Zone

    Acronis Secure Zone has to be created on each machine the policy will be applied to. For information on how to create Acronis Secure Zone, see the Creating Acronis Secure Zone section.

  2. Naming the archives  

Data from each machine will be backed up to a separate archive. Specify names for the archives.

The program generates a common name for the new archives and displays it in the Name field. The name looks like [PolicyName]_[MachineName]_Archive1. If you are not satisfied with the automatically generated name, construct another name.

If you selected Store all machines’ archives in a single location, you have to use variables in order to provide the unique archive names within the location.

  1. Click Add variables, then select
    • [Machine name] – substitution for the machine’s name
    • [Policy name] – substitution for the backup policy’s name

    As a result, in the Name field the following rule will appear: [Machine name]_[Policy name]_Archive1

    So, if the backup policy named, say SYSTEM_BACKUP will be applied to three machines (say, FINDEPT1, FINDEPT2, FINDEPT3), the following three archives will be created in the location:




  2. Click OK.

The name looks like ArchiveN, where N is a sequence number. If the program finds that the archive Archive1 is already stored in the location, it will automatically suggest the name Archive2.