Download a complete backup from Acronis Backup Cloud

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Introduction

Whether you run applications or websites, backups can make the difference between a big disaster and a minor inconvenience. Every day a large amount of data is produced, Data loss is, therefore the biggest risk for companies that depend on their data. Nevertheless, data backup is often overlooked. We recommend you to use Acronis Backup Cloud, which is a safe, scalable and hybrid backup solution.

This article will help you download a complete backup from Acronis Backup Cloud Management Console.

Prerequisites

You need to have Acronis Backup Cloud installed and in use for creating backups. Related articles:

Step 1: Log in to Acronis Backup Cloud Management Console

You can access the Acronis Backup Cloud Management Console at the following URL:
https://baas.acronis.com/

You can find your login details at my.snel.com:

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Step 2: Create Backup schedule

After logging in you will see a list of your servers on the “All devices” page. Click on the cogwheel icon of the appropriate server you want to download the backups from and click on “Recovery”:

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On the next screen click on “More ways to recover…”:

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On the next screen, you will see a couple of recovery options, click on “Download files”:

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On the next screen, you will see a list of all your servers. Click on the server you want to download a backup of:

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On the next screen, you will see a list of backup plans for that particular server. Click on the backup plan you want to download a backup of:

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If you have encryption enabled you will be asked to enter the password of the backup:

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On the next screen you will see a list of available backup sets with the backup creation date and time, click on the backup set you wish to download:

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On the next screen you will see a list of devices / harddisks of which a backup is created, select the appropriate harddisk:

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On the next screen, you will see a list of files and folders on the root of that device/harddisk. In the header you can find a checkbox, click on that checkbox to select all files and folders and click on the “Download” button:

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On the next screen, your download will be prepared, this can take a long time if the backup set is big. Afterwards the download starts automatically. If it doesn’t click on the “Download” button:

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WARNING: The actual time needed to download the backup set is heavily dependent on how big the backup set is. This may take a very long time and may result in an error due to disruptions in your connection. Consider downloading parts of your backup by not selecting everything in one go but selecting parts of the backup.

Conclusion

After following these instructions you will have a zip compressed file on your local computer which you can use to store an offline backup or use to recover in any other way.

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