1.5.2. Centralized management

If you selected Centralized Management style of pattern of Acronis backup configuration, you have to login management server when you backup.
You can backup as Centralized Management style of pattern of Acronis backup configuration as follows.
1.Boot Management Console of Acronis in server for backup.
2.Select ‘Connect to a management server’ in Management Console screen.
../../_images/image96.png Creation of centralized managed vaults

You can efficiently manage backup destination such as network folder or external storage if you create Centralized Management Vaults.
When you use Centralized Management Vaults, you need Storage Node.
1.Select ‘Vault’ and ‘Centralized’ on the left navigation tree. After this, select ‘Create’.
2.Enter Vault’s name, select any Type and designate vault’s destination.
Storage node is reflected automatically when you select ‘Managed’ of Type.
Above screen is Path selection screen. In here, we selected Network folders. You can select any folders except system folder.
3.Click ‘OK’ button after confirmation.
../../_images/image100.png Backup flow

1.Select ‘Backup plans and tasks’ on the left navigation tree. After this, Select ‘Backup plans’ in ‘New’ tab.
2.Select ‘Items to back up’.
If you have only one server, you can backup same as Local style.
When you open the list of ‘Data to back up’, you can select Item of backup either Disks/volumes or Files.
You can select multiple servers for backup. You can make group for each server.
Refer to the documents of Acronis when you want to know in detail.
3.Select ‘Location...’ to designate backup destination.
4.Check in radio button of ‘Store all machines’ archives in a single location’ and select created Centralized Management Vaults. After this, click ‘OK’ button.
It is possible to designate backup destination except for Centralized Management Vaults.
You cannot select ‘Cloud storage’.
5.Select ‘Backup scheme. In this document, we selected Custom of backup scheme because it is most frequently used.
You can select other scheme such as simple or GFS(Grandfather-Father-Son) and more. If you want to use them, refer to the documents of Acronis.
GFS (Grandfather-Father-Son) is not GFS of ECL.
6.When you select Custom of backup scheme, Link of schedule setting is displayed. You can set three type of Backup such as Full backup, Incremental backup and Differential backup.
7.We show screen of type of backup as example. After set, click ‘OK’ button.
You can select any schedule in any type of backup. Refer to the documents of Acronis if you want to know in detail.
8.After schedule setting, click ‘OK’ button.
9.Confirm that your backup plan is created.
10.The backup is executed at designated date. You can see detail information after click ‘Details’ button.
When backup finished, pop-up screen is displayed and close.
11.Select your Centralized Management Vaults and confirm there is some archives you backuped in there.
This screen have archives of two servers.
Detail of archives (Full and Differential)