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How to protect acronis backup Tib/ Tibx file on Another Machine

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Hlw, I will need your recommendation. I have a file server, where users data are stored. I install acronis backup 12.5 on this server and back up the drive with different backup plan. My backup destination is some shared drive on a different server which is running on windows server 2012 and that server i have no license for install acronis backup.

Now i want to protect my destination servers data where the tibx file are backed up. how can i secured tib / tibx file from ransomware or any other malware. Need your recommendation for deploy or any configuration.

Note: My Backups are already attacked by ransomware few days ago. I will start again from primary .

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#1

Hello Jobin!

As far as I know you'd need to have an agent installed to leverage Acronis Active Protection. For configuration I'd put backed up machines and the target server on a separate network, or vlan and disable internet access, severly hardening the server security and configuring the target location so only Acronis, it's components and acronis admin have access to it.

Most importantly though, do you have an idea of the entry point and mode of delivery of the attack?

-- Peter

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Hello Peter,

thanks for your reply. Acronis active protection says, it protect Map drive . if i do map drive of my destination storage at source machine and turn on active protection, is it protect the map drive or Indirectly my destination storage ?

 

Actually i think the entry point is an email and attack start from one of my users workstation. It Spread the network , most probably by smb 1 . Actually I don't really have enough free time and resource to experiment this.

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#3

Hello Jobin!

I have the feeling these in-depth security concerns should be discussed with Support directly. Regardless here is my opinion:

It should protect the backups themselves on a mapped drive, but I'm not sure it can be concluded this will indirectly protect your server where the share is located as well. Especially since it will have a security hole if any of the workstations that has access to this mapped drive doesn't have Active Protection running. Also of concern to me what happens when someone adds a folder from this drive as a network folder, as active protection doesn't protect those.

-- Peter

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#4

Hello Jobin,

welcome to Acronis forums!

Acronis Active Protection will protect files in the backup location (if it is organized as a mapped drive folder) only from the local Agent's processes which try to access/modify on the mapped drives. It will be able to monitor neither local processes on that file server nor all other processes from other machines accessing that mapped drive folder.