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Backup for VMware discontinued?

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Beginner
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Is this Software discontinued? Haven't got an update since ages and can't find it on the Acronis website anymore. What es the successor for customers having an ongoing support contract?

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Regular Poster
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Hi Dennis,

if you have an valid support contract you can Upgrade to Acronis Backup 12 for free (each license having a active maintenance contract).

Please see 59075: Acronis Backup 12: Downloading a Free Product Upgrade within Active Maintenance Period for more info.

Acronis Backup 12 is the official successor of Backup for VMware (vmprotect). Also the licensing scheme changed in recent version, you would only need one license per ESXi host instead of one license per CPU.

There are many topics in the Knowledge Base regarding AB12.

Please also see 59201: Difference between Acronis Backup 12 Virtual Host and Acronis Backup for VMware 9 prior to upgrading if it fits your needs.

JoV
Beginner
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Hi

Following on from Dennis's question, can Acronis Backup 12 open backup files created with Acronis Backup for VMWare (vmprotect)?

Thanks

Acronis Program Manager
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JoV wrote:

Hi

Following on from Dennis's question, can Acronis Backup 12 open backup files created with Acronis Backup for VMWare (vmprotect)?

Thanks

Yes it is possible, however note that there will be no vSphere-like presentation of VMs hierarchy when viewing Acronis Backup for VMware backups from Acronis Backup 12 web console, so you'll need to check the recovery points list and identify the required backup basing on the timestamps. This is caused by severe difference in archive handling approaches between these versions.

Therefore we recommend keeping Acronis Backup for VMware 9 copy by side (for example have a powered off appliance) for recovery from the older archives, while new backups should be continued using Acronis Backup 12.

JoV
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Thank you!