1.2.3. Pattern of Acronis backup configuration

You can select pattern of Acronis backup configuration according to usage as below.
Pattern Usage
Local style
You want to set up backup configuration easily. ( You want to backup quickly )
You keep operating a few servers only.
You have to configure backup environment in each server for backup.
Centralized management style
You want to manage some servers for backup all together.
You want to make backup plan of servers at the same time.
You want to use various functions of Acronis.
Currently, you have a few servers but you have a plan which increases servers in the future.

1.2.3.1. Local style

You can backup after you only install component of Agent to server for backup. This is smallest configuration.
About backup destination refer to ‘2.2 Pattern of backup destination
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We recommend if you have a few servers or you have to configure backup environment in each server for backup.
You can set up backup configuration easily because you can backup after you only install component of Agent to server for backup.
If you have many servers, your work load may increase. Because of you have to work in each server for backup.

1.2.3.2. Centralized management style

You need to install component of Agent to each server for backup.
Besides, you have to install component of Management server and Storage node to manage servers for backup all together.
About backup destination refer to ‘2.2 Pattern of backup destination
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We recommend if you have some servers and you can set up at the same condition.
Your work load is decreased because you can manage some servers for backup all together using management server.
In Linux server,You have to be able to ssh as root user.
You can create centralized management vaults and use various option functions using storage node. (e.g. duplication)
*You can install both component of Management server and Storage node to same server.
*Management server and Storage node are not required the license keys. Only agents(backup for server) are required the license keys.