Protecting the virtual machines
Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Agent for ESX/ESXi provides the flexibility to protect virtual machines in multiple ways:
- Connect the console to the virtual appliance (Agent for ESX/ESXi) and create a backup plan that will back up all or some of the virtual machines.
- Connect the console to the virtual appliance (Agent for ESX/ESXi) and create an individual backup plan for each machine. The plan will back up the volumes you specify.
- Register the virtual appliance (Agent for ESX/ESXi) on the management server. All virtual machines, except for the virtual appliance, will appear in the All virtual machines group. You can group these machines and apply any policy that backs up disks or volumes to them.
- Install Agent for Windows or Agent for Linux on each virtual machine. Register the machines on the management server. The machines will be considered as physical machines. You can apply a backup policy to these machines or create a backup plan on each machine separately. If any of the machines meets membership criteria set for a dynamic group of physical machines, the machine will be protected by the policy applied to this group.
Advanced product editions other than Virtual Edition (Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Advanced Server, Advanced Server SBS Edition and Advanced Workstation) allow using only the last of the above methods.