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Continuous backup to local network drive

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At the moment continhuous backups works only to Acronis Cloud. This is not feasible for ADSL in private homes where the upload is notoriously much slower than the download. It would be nice to have a possibility to create a continuous backup to a drive in the local network at home.

 

 

 

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What version are you using?

https://www.acronis.com/en-us/support/documentation/ATI2019/#9264.html

Acronis Nonstop Backup data storage

Acronis Nonstop Backup data storage can be created on local hard disk drives (both internal and external) or Acronis Cloud.

In many cases an external hard disk will be the best choice for Nonstop Backup data storage. You can use an external disk with any of the following interfaces: USB (including USB 3.0), eSATA, FireWire, and SCSI.

You can also use an NAS as the storage, but with one limitation - it must be accessible with the SMB protocol. It does not matter whether an NAS share you want to use for the storage is mapped as a local disk or not. If the share requires login, you will need to provide the correct user name and password. For more information see Authentication settings. Acronis True Image 2019 remembers the credentials and the subsequent connections to the share do not require login.

When an external hard disk or NAS is unavailable, the Nonstop Backup destination can be an internal disk, including a dynamic one. Please note that you cannot use a partition to be protected as a NonstopBackup storage. If your computer has a single hard disk drive with a single partition, but you want to use Acronis Nonstop Backup anyway, you can create Acronis Secure Zone and use it as the NonstopBackup data storage.

Before creating Acronis Nonstop Backup data storage, Acronis True Image 2019 checks whether the selected destination has enough free space. It multiplies the volume of data to be protected by 1.2 and compares the calculated value with the available space. If the free space on the destination satisfies this minimum storage size criterion, the destination can be used for storing Nonstop Backup data.

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Thanks for this info. I am using versions 2019 mostly but probably I had the info from the 2016 version I was using before. Great, if it works - I will try as soon as possible

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Sounds good. Hope it ends up working as announced in the 2019 documentation!

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I have used ATI 2019 (and I think 2018) for continuous backup to NAS. It worked OK for a while then inexplicably stopped working. I have not tried it with the current build. So, I would keep an eye on it to make sure that it does not go into hibernation.

Ian