How to set up Acronis Backup Cloud on Plesk

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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 risks 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 describes how to set up Acronis Backup Cloud on a server with Plesk.

Prerequisites

You need to have Plesk installed on your server.

You also should have logged in on your Acronis Backup Cloud Management Console and accepted the license agreement. To do so go to https://baas.acronis.com and log in with your username and password. Afterwards, you will be presented with the following screen:

Accept Acronis Backup Cloud License Agreement

Mark the checkbox and click on “Accept”.

Install Acronis Backup Extension

Go to “Extensions” and search for “Acronis”. The Extension we need is called “Acronis Backup”:

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Install the “Acronis Backup” Extension:

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Setup Acronis Backup Cloud

After installing the extension open the extension by clicking on “Extensions” followed by “Acronis Backup”:

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Upon starting for the first time you should click on “I have an Acronis account.”:

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On the following screen you should change the “Service URL” to https://baas.acronis.com and fill in your username and password:

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

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On the next screen the system shows what it will do, click on “ENABLE” to proceed:

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Afterwards, you can run the backup immediately or let the schedule run the backup. To run the backup immediately click on “Run now”:

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Changing the backup schedule and retention

To change backup settings like when to create backups and how long to keep them you should click on “Go to backup console”. This will take you to the Acronis Backup Cloud Management Console:

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On the following screen, you will see a list of your servers. Click on the appropriate server and click on Backup:

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Click on the cog icon followed by “Edit”:

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You can change the schedule and how long to keep backup settings according to your needs. Click on “Save Changes”:

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Conclusion

After following these instructions your Plesk server will have automatic scheduled backups with easy recovery options within the Plesk interface. Your end-users can restore their own backups which is a very nice addition to the already impressive options of Acronis Backup Cloud.

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