Backing Up Your Windows Server with Acronis

If you need to register a new Windows server to store backups of your existing Hivelocity server, you can do so using Acronis. In this guide, we’ll show you what steps to take to get your backup server up and running in minutes.


Registering a New Windows Machine

To register your new backup server, just follow these 10 easy steps:

  1. Using the device you are registering, log into: with your username and password.
  2. Select All Devices and click Add at the top of the page.
    Window showing the Acronis dashboard, and the option to "Add" a new device
  3. Select Windows under either Servers or Workstations as appropriate for your device. This will prompt you to download the client installer.
    Window showing the client installer
  4. Run the installer. When this is complete you will be prompted to register the device. Click Confirm Registration to be directed to the backup portal.
    Device registration screen showing the "Confirm Registration" button
  5. Select Register again from within the backup portal.
  6. On your newly registered device, click the option to  Enable Backup.
    Acronis dashboard showing the newly registered server
  7. Choose what you’d like to backup and set the retention and encryption as needed.
    Window showing options for server backup
  8. If applicable, application specific options for an MSSQL, Exchange, or Active directory server are available as well.
  9. Once you’ve selected the appropriate options for your server, click the Create button.
  10. To run a backup on your new server immediately, click the Run Now button.
    Window showing the "Run Now" option to immediately run a backup of the server

And there you have it! Your backup server is up and running and you can rest easy knowing your data is safely stored away.


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If you have any further issues, questions, or would like some assistance checking on this or anything else, please reach out to us from your account -> Support and provide your server credentials within the encrypted field for the best possible security and support.

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