Connecting Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud software to backup storage

Backup storage uses Backup Gateway as a storage access point. It is intended for service providers who use Acronis Cyber Protect and/or Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud and want to store their clients’ backed-up data in the local cluster, in the cloud (like Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure, and AWS S3), or on NAS (via the NFS protocol).

Backup storage enables a service provider to easily configure storage for the proprietary deduplication-friendly data format used by Acronis. In addition, the backup storage data can be geo-replicated.

Backup storage supports the following backup destinations:

  • Virtuozzo Hybrid Infrastructure storage clusters with erasure coding providing for data redundancy
  • NFS shares
  • Public clouds, including a number of S3 solutions, as well as Microsoft Azure, OpenStack Swift, and Google Cloud Platform

In this section, we will show how to deploy backup storage in the Virtuozzo Hybrid Infrastructure, then create a new customer in the Acronis Cyber Cloud, and then set up a storage for backups in the Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud. The corresponding steps for Acronis Cyber Protect are similar.

We assume that you have already created a partner account for the Acronis Cyber Cloud and have all the required credentials for it. If not, you can go to the product page and submit a request.