dose acronis 9.1 enterprise support Virtual Server 2005 VS Writer

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  1. jrsturrock

    jrsturrock Registered Member

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    With the release of Virtual Server 2005 SP1 beta2 came VSS support.
    does acronis 9.1 enterprise server support the Virtual Server VSS Writer service, to allow for live backups of virtual machines?
     
  2. jrsturrock

    jrsturrock Registered Member

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    has anybody managed to backup vms via the host machine with acronis sucessfully?
     
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    Hello jrsturrock,

    Thank you for your interest in Acronis Remote Server Backup Software.

    Please accept our apologies for the delay with the response.

    First of all, please be aware that at present moment one can safely use the latest versions of all Acronis products under guest operating system running on a virtual machine as if they were running on a physical machine with the following applications:


    • VMWare ESX Server

    • VMware Server

    • VMWare Workstation

    • MS Virtual Server 2005

    • MS Virtual PC 2005

    • Parallels Workstation

    To be more precise, if you have a supported operating system installed and running on any of the above mentioned virtual machines (including MS Virtual Server 2005) you can use all capabilities of Acronis True Image 9.1 Enterprise Server including the support for Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) in the exactly same way as if it was running on the physical machine. The list of the operating systems supported by Acronis True Image 9.1 Enterprise Server can be found on it's respective System Requirements page. You can find more information about the VSS support in this Acronis True Image 9.1 Enterprise Server FAQ Article and the respective section of the Acronis True Image 9.1 Enterprise Server User's Guide.

    What concerns licensing, currently one license per physical machine is required.

    We also recommend that you download and install the free trial version of Acronis True Image 9.1 Enterprise Server in order to evaluate all the capabilities of this product.

    Please visit Acronis online store to purchase the full version of the product.

    Note that we have a flexible system of discounts and the amount of the discount varies depending on the number of copies you want to purchase. In case you are planning to purchase many copies (10 or more), please contact our Sales Team by filling up the Volume License Request form available at the Purchase Acronis Corporate Solutions page of Acronis web site.

    If you have any further questions concerning Acronis software, please feel free to submit a request for technical support or post any of them on this forum. We will certainly try to help you in resolving any issues.

    Thank you.
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    Alexey Popov
     
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  4. jaycee

    jaycee Registered Member

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    Hi!

    I think i understand the question a different way... the question seems to be, do you support backing up with ATIES VHD files (aka Virtual Machines) like you can backup Exchange or SQL databases with VSS?

    A subsidiary question would be, is there a way to enable in the rescue boot CD the virtual additions for VMWare and/or Virtual Server?

    My point is to use ATI to restore system images within Virtual Server with the UIniversal Restore plugin, but for now the restore is soooooooooooooo slow it is unbearable.

    Thanx for your answer,

    Regards,

    Jaycee
     
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