Adding registrations

Limitations

Prerequisites

  • The backup storage cluster is created and registered in the Cloud Management Panel, as described in Provisioning Acronis Backup Storage space.
  • Ensure that two-factor authentication (2FA) is disabled for your partner account. You can also disable it for a specific user within a 2FA-enabled tenant, as described in the Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud documentation, and specify the user credentials.
  • If you have enabled login control for the Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud web interface, ensure that the public IP address of your backup storage cluster is specified among the allowed IP addresses, as instructed in the Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud documentation.

To add more registrations

Admin panel

  1. On the Storage services > Backup storage screen, go to the Registrations tab, and then click Add registration.
  2. In the Add registration window, specify a registration name and a unique DNS name for backup storage (for example, newregistration.example.com). Backup agents will use this DNS name and the TCP port 44445 to upload backup data. Then, click Next.

    • Configure your DNS server according to the example suggested in the admin panel.
    • Each time you change the network configuration of nodes in the backup storage cluster, adjust the DNS records accordingly.

  3. Specify the following information for your Acronis product:

    • The URL of the cloud management portal (for example, https://cloud.acronis.com/) or the hostname/IP address and port of the local management server (for example, http://192.168.1.2:9877)
    • The credentials of a partner account in the cloud or of an organization administrator on the local management server

  4. Click Add to create the registration.

Command-line interface

Use the following command:

vinfra service backup registration add --name <name> --address <address> --username <username>
                                       --account-server <account_server> [--stdin] [--location <location>]
                                       [--primary-storage-id] [--failback-storage-id]
--name <name>
Backup registration name.
--address <address>
Backup registration domain name.
--username <username>
Partner account in the cloud or of an organization administrator on the local management server.
--account-server <account-server>
URL of the cloud management portal or the hostname/IP address and port of the local management server.
--stdin
Use for setting registration password from stdin.
--location <location>
Backup registration location.
--primary-storage-id
The ID of the replica storage.
--failback-storage-id
The ID of the failback storage which will become primary after failback procedure is completed.

For example, to create the backup storage registration registration2 in Acronis Cyber Protect, run:

# vinfra service backup registration add --name registration2 --address backupstorage2.example.com \
--username account@example.com --account-server https://cloud.acronis.com --stdin

Specify the registration password when prompted.

The new backup storage registration will appear in the vinfra service backup registration list output:

# vinfra service backup registration list
+-------------+---------------+----------------------------+------+
| id          | name          | address                    | type |
+-------------+---------------+----------------------------+------+
| be526718<…> | registration1 | backupstorage.example.com  | ABC  |
| 028adb6b<…> | registration3 | backupstorage3.example.com | ABC  |
| 300d379f<…> | registration2 | backupstorage2.example.com | ABC  |
+-------------+---------------+----------------------------+------+