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No SFTP Location option for Validation Plans?

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we use Acronis Cyber Backup 12.5 to Backup Workstations to an SFTP target.

Since we've had two instances of corruptions of Backups, I tried to add a Validation plan so backups get checked regularly.

I noticed when I wanted to add the Location for validation, SFTP is not an option. Is this an error or is SFTP not supported for Validation plans?

Acronis Mgmt Server:

Acronis Cyber Backup 12.5
Build: 16180
Web console service: v.12.5.4073
Backup management server: v.12.5.16180
Backup management console: v.12.5.4201
Running on CentOS 8
Agents are running Build 14330 or 16180
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Hello Sebastian,

welcome to Acronis forums!

At first, please update all Acronis Cyber Backup 12.5 components to the same build, otherwise it can lead to discrepancies.

If the problem still remains after update, please share with us an activity log with this error. Please collect it from Overview -> Activities, select an activity with the respective error message, click on Show details -> Download log.

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Hello Sebastian,

currently, SFTP location is not supported as target in the separate plans (I've added your topic as a vote for the feature request, internal ID for reference ABR-127476 Support SFTP in mini-plans). You can still configure validation after backup (in the Backup Options of your plan).

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Hello Ekaterina,

thanks for adding this as a feature request.

My plan was to use a dedicated machine for validation to reduce the load on the workstations, since at lot of places I've read that the validation takes a very long time.

I will mark your reply as the solution, since it answers my question.