Appliance configuration backup
With Acronis Backup for VMware, we were able to back up the appliance configuration and maintain this in version control.
We're do not see a way to do this via the 12.5 appliance management console.
Is this possible via another method or is there a link in the management console that is being missed?
Currently there are options to export/import backup plans configuration from "Plans" section in web console interface - available if you have Acronis Backup 12.5 "Advanced" license. The alternative way would be to back up the backup appliance itself - please see my comment describing the procedure (there are certain specifics in it which are important to note).
There is a big difference between Acronis Backup for VMware and Acronis Backup 12.5 since the later is a distributed system which can span multiple components deployed to different independent machines, while Acronis Backup for VMware was designed to keep all the components in the same place, so simple "export/import configuration" approach is not applicable to Acronis Backup 12.5. In future updates we are planning to add a tool which would allow to migrate Acronis Backup 12.5 management server between machines, which will be the analogue of "export/import configuration" feature.
EDIT (additional info): we have just published a KB article describing the backup/recovery flows for "Acronis Backup Appliance": https://kb.acronis.com/content/62137