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Many detailed Acronis scheduled jobs that I'd like to add encryption for in new revisions

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I have Acronis 2016 running on many machines and have perhaps 50 separately scheduled jobs that back up a wide variety of carefully selected files.

None of the jobs were configured with encryption. I would like to add encryption for the backups I will write into the future. I encryption options only seem available when a backup definition is first created. That's an issue for me, for there are hundreds of specific files that are picked up in the various backup jobs.

Is there a way to "back door" into the definitions to say that subsequent backups will be encrypted?

If not, what is the best procedure for the future? Any new jobs, I can specify to add encryption. For the jobs already in the job library how can I best do this. If I clone the jobs, the option for encryption does not come up. If I create new jobs, then I have to manually find each and every selected file or folder and then add them to a new job definition. Very laborious and very error prone.

I am sure open to any magic or tricks to help get this done.

My thanks in advance.

David

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Acronis Support
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Dear David,
Thank you for reaching out. It is a challenging question, according to official documentation there is no such feature in Acronis True Image 2016. 

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No version of ATI or its "replacement" Cyber Protect Home office allows this. The only solution is to encrypt the drive on which the backups are stored, for example using Bitlocker. 

Ian

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Any idea if there is a utility of some sort that will list the source files for a defined ATI backup job?

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Not aware such a utility; You could try opening the backup or mounting it (only for disk + partitions backups). If you do the latter, you could use something like a utility that lists all the directories included, or all the files included (including the parth).

Ian