To take backups on the Acronis panel, you need to first create a Protection Plan. A Protection Plan is a set of rules that specify how the given data will be protected for a given VPS or Dedicated server.
A protection plan can be applied to multiple servers at any time. A server can also have multiple Protection Plans.
There are two ways to start backing up your server data:
Create a new Protection Plan
Click Devices > All Devices
Select the machines that you want to back up.
Click Protect (If there are existing protection plans assigned to the server, they will be displayed on the panel. If no protection plan has been assigned, then the default protection plan will be displayed)
The new default plan will appear as follows:
You can quickly get started with your backups by clicking on Apply
Alternatively, you can choose to customize your backup settings
What to back up
Entire server or specific drives or folders can be backed up
Entire Machine backup
Where to back up
The backup storage location
Cloud storage (This cannot be changed)
How your data gets backed up and is stored on the Cloud storage
Weekly full, daily incremental
Select all 7 days
Start time: 9 pm
How long to keep
When to delete the older backup files
Weekly: 4 weeks
Daily: 7 days
Whether your backups are encrypted or not
Turn on encryption
Backup of specific applications on your server like Oracle DB and cPanel accounts
We don’t have a strong recommendation here as long as your server backup is active
Advanced backup settings
Enable alerts for failed backups. Rest can be skipped
You can also click on the Run Now option to take an instantaneous backup.
Use an existing Protection Plan
Select the machines that you want to back up
Click Protect. If a common protection plan is already applied to the selected machines, click Add Plan. The panel displays previously created protection plans.
Select a protection plan to apply.