Release date:June, 2021

Table of contents

Overview

With this update release, the Acronis flagship cloud product offers enhancements and addresses issues found in previous releases.

What's new

Acronis Cyber Cloud

Added support for new web hosting control panels

Enables lower pricing for partners, by detecting the web hosting control panels of the following brands:

  • DirectAdmin
  • Virtualmin
  • ISPmanager

If a physical server or a virtual machine has one of the web hosting tools listed above, web hosting server quota will be consumed.

Executive Summary Report

  • The Executive Summary Report allows partners to show the business and technical value delivered to their end-customers, thus providing the partners with an opportunity to grow and to reduce the end-customer churn.
  • By default, the report shows the key performance metrics of the following services for the last 30 days or calendar month:
    • Backup
    • Disaster Recovery
    • Antimalware Protection
    • Vulnerability assessment and patch management
    • Data Loss Prevention
    • Cyber Files
    • Cyber Notary
  • Partner administrators can:
    • Preview the report for each customer
    • Customize the content of the report
    • Set up automatic sending of the report in XLS or PDF format by schedule or on-demand
    • Download the report on demand in XLS or PDF format
  • The Executive Summary report will be available on the partner and customer levels in the Acronis management portal.

Support Physical Data Shipping for local backup with replication to cloud

  • Physical Data Shipping for local backup with replication to the cloud:
    • Allows simplifying the delivery of initial backups into the cloud for backup plans with replications.
    • Can be used for locations where the "Always Incremental" scheme of the backup is supported.

Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud

Privacy warnings for Microsoft 365 and Google Workspace backups

  • With privacy warnings, accidental access to the end-customer’s data can be prevented by warning the partner administrator before sensitive data is accessed.
  • Partner administrator will receive a warning about a potential privacy violation when accessing the end-customer's data such as:
    • Viewing mail content
    • Downloading an attachment
    • Sending mail as email
    • Recovering to another Microsoft 365 or Google Workspace organization

Audit log for Microsoft 365 and Google Workspace backups

  • Supports audit logging as a process, as required by internal regulations, and which requires partner administrators to regularly review events, and to search for deviations that have to be investigated further.
  • Partner administrator can regularly, or in the event of incidents, review the events related to Microsoft 365 or Google Workspace cloud-to-cloud backups and find out which user performed a specific action such as data recovery or viewing mail content.

Device Control for macOS

  • With Device Control for macOS, the partners can reduce the risk of insider data breaches on Mac workloads.
  • As part of the DLP component, Device Control neutralizes the primary data loss vector through preventing uncontrolled user access to peripheral devices and local interfaces on protected computers running macOS Catalina and Big Sur.
  • Partners are able to selectively control full or read-only access to removable storage with plain or FileVault-encrypted data, optical drives, USB and FireWire ports, as well as allow or prohibit full access to Bluetooth devices.
  • With allowlisting, partners are able to grant access to certain device classes and individual USB devices, regardless of other access settings
  • Ability to notify users and partner administrators on blocked operations for real-time awareness.

Brand-neutral Cyber Protect installer

With the brand-neutral Cyber Protect installer, Acronis allows partners to provide a fully brand-neutral solution for their end-customers:

  • Ability to manage Acronis or brand-neutral branding per partner
  • Fully brand-neutral installer and tray application
  • Supports Windows, Linux, and macOS

Updated Components

Acronis Cyber Protection agent

  • Acronis Cyber Protection Agent for Windows (v. 15.0.27147)
  • Acronis Cyber Protection Agent for Mac (v. 15.0.27147)
  • Acronis Cyber Protection Agent for Linux (v. 15.0.27147)

See the release history of Acronis Cyber Protection agent here.

Changes in Acronis Cyber Cloud API

You can find the history of changes in Acronis Cyber Cloud API in the dedicated API change log document.

Fixed issues

This section describes issues that have been fixed in this release.

Security

For information about security issues fixed in this release, please refer to https://kb.acronis.com/content/68821.

Acronis Cyber Protect

Application protection

  • [PLTFRM-28764] Cannot apply protection plan to Microsoft Exchange DAG due to license error.

Cyber Protection agent

  • [ABR-316740] Update of agent from version 15.0.24647 to 15.0.26986 failed on Microsoft Windows Server 2003 for Small Business Server.
  • [ABR-313099] High CPU usage after agent update to version 15.0.26473.
  • [ABR-293261] Recovery with reboot fails if DNS server is not set in Windows (or set to localhost).
  • [ABR-315156] Protection plan fails to run with error "reconnection for not connected client is impossible".
  • [ABR-316721] Backup failed with error "The activity has failed due to a crash of Service Process".
  • [ABR-314289] Restore file to original location failed with error "There is an attempt to set an unavailable location while configuring the recovery of files".

Common

  • [ABR-314180] Workloads got "offline" status in Cyber Protection console after datacenter maintenance on April 30.
  • [ABR-317167] Scheduled backup did not run on schedule and no alert was issued.
  • [ABR-312735] Error "Tenant scope not granted" appears when specifying credentials for protection plan imported from another customer.
  • [ABR-316346] Alert "No backup for x days" stopped generating if no successful backups are done after user dismissed the alert.
  • [ABR-316376] Error "tenant scope not granted" appears when adding local backup location (incl. SMB, NAS) in the new protection plan.
  • [ADP-15269] Failed to apply changes to Maintenance Options if the language of Cyber Protection console is Japanese.
  • [ABR-312416] Sporadic re-connections in Cyber Protection console in EU2 datacenter.
  • [ABR-313769] Full backup instead of incremental has been created after cloud storage license expiration.
  • [ABR-312263] The value of "Used space" is duplicated in "Storage quota" field in the "cloud storage quota exceeded" error message.
  • [ARC-338] File-level backup from SMB share to cloud storage failed with error "The activity has been failed due to crash of Service Process".
  • [ABR-312323] The winPE bootable media created without Acronis Universal Restore.
  • [ABR-315258] A workload periodically gets offline in the Cyber Protection console.
  • [ARC-347] Backup from network folder to network folder hangs in the middle.
  • [ABR-315486] Setting page cache size (A3_CACHE_SIZE) to 0 MB resulting in stuck backups.
  • [ABR-312620] MMS log file size grows despite retention rules.
  • [DEVLOCK-1232] Protection failed to be applied to a workload. No error message appears.

Cyber protection

  • [AMP-6044] Protection plan requires Advanced Security pack while no Advanced Security feature is enabled in the plan.
  • [ADP-14259] Customer with a long list of vulnerabilities for (>500) cannot be selected.
  • [ADP-15185][ADP-7139][ADP-15312] Patch "Feature update to Windows 10, version 1903" is failed at installation stage.
  • [ADP-14465] "Scanning the backups to discover the malware" activity stuck.
  • [ADP-14990] Vulnerability assessment fails with internal error on macOS with agent version 15.0.26822.
  • [AAP-4736][AMP-6050][AAP-4751] Active Protection slows down Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Outlook in certain circumstances.
  • [AMP-5602][AMP-5812] Real time protection causes high CPU usage after updating to agent version 15.0.26570.
  • [AAP-4522] Active Protection slows down Uniconta ERP in certain circumstances.
  • [ADP-15176] Updates installation failed for Microsoft Team 1.4.00.8872 (x86) and Foxit Software Foxit Reader 10.1.3.37598 (x86).
  • [AMP-6061][AMP-6303] Anti-malware slows down entire machine in certain circumstances.
  • [AMP-6277] Anti-malware scan failed with error "Didn't receive scan complete in time".
  • [AAP-4765] Failed to add a suspicious process into allowlist.
  • [AAP-4690] OUTLOOK.EXE was mistakenly detected as malicious.
  • [DEVLOCK-1250] Wrong locking of PDF files generated by Lacerte accounting software.

Dashboards and reports

  • [ADP-15018] Widget "Daily activities" is empty.
  • [ADP-12342] Scheduled operations reports are not delivered on schedule.

Disaster recovery

  • [DRAAS-22568] Disaster recovery storage usage reported incorrectly in some cases.
  • [DRAAS-23421] No recovery points suitable for failover are shown in the list.
  • [DRAAS-23262] Failover and test failover of Ubuntu 18.04.5 with EXT4 fails with error "PartitionStructureIsUnsupported".
  • [DRAAS-23422] Recovery server is not bootable in test failover due to lack virtio drivers.
  • [DRAAS-23417] Recovery server is not bootable in test failover - Windows crashes with BSOD.
  • [DRAAS-23172] Sporadic packet loss on Acronis IPSec VPN.
  • [DRAAS-23136] Device name is not displayed in Activities tab of Cyber Protection console.
  • [DRAAS-23153] Failback fails with error "unsupported retention rule backup set value"
  • [DRAAS-23391] Backup of failed over recovery server crashes.
  • [ABR-314857] Server cannot be started in scope of test failover, error message: "Failed to perform the operation, the required quota "Cloud servers" is reached. To increase the quota, please contact the support team".

Google Workspace

  • [ABR-316904] Backup of Gmail fails with error "Cannot read data from Google Workspace: 'googleapi: Error 401: Request had invalid authentication credentials. Expected OAuth 2 access token, login cookie or other valid authentication credential".

Linux

  • [ABR-226738] Selection of original location during file-level recovery in Linux is impossible (greyed-out) if disk label exists.
  • [ABR-313558] Couldn't delete an archive from CIFS/SMB share, error appears "Failed to delete backup archive because the file [...] is locked by another process".
  • [ABR-313839] Recovery with reboot of AWS virtual machine couldn't be completed.
  • [ABR-313855] Adding new NFS share fails with error "URI is invalid" or "Failed to resolve hostname" if portmap port 111 is blocked.
  • [ABR-313072] Backup fails due to MMS crash on SuSE 11SP4 with glibc updated to glibc-2.11.3-17.110.24.2.x86_64.
  • [ABR-315241] Backup fails with error "The backup has failed due to an unexpected machine reboot or a termination of the cyber protection agent process" due to MMS crash on SLES for SAP Applications 11.4 (x86_64).

macOS

  • [ABR-316168] Backup fails on OS X Yosemite 10.10.5.
  • [KERNEL-11075] Active Protection slows down macOS 11.2.2.

Microsoft 365

  • [ABR-316349] Registration of Microsoft 365 account failed with error "Request redirection failed".
  • [ABR-315249] Backup of Microsoft Teams failed with timeout error.
  • [ABR-314331] Wrong "soft quota" mentions in Microsoft 365 alerts and messages.
  • [ABR-316360][ABR-315059] Backup of Microsoft SharePoint Online site failed with timeout error.
  • [ABR-313460] Backup of Microsoft 365 mailboxes does not run per schedule.
  • [ABR-316191] Recovery of Microsoft Teams failed with heartbeat-expired error "fatal error: concurrent map writes".
  • [DF-2602] Backup of Microsoft SharePoint Online site failed with error "Indexing metadata".
  • [ABR-315666] Recovery of entire Microsoft Teams completed with warning "Failed to recover the fields of list...".
  • [ABR-313867] Unclear error "Microsoft server internal error" in case of mailbox recovery to overfilled mailbox.
  • [ABR-314294] Website file is incorrectly removed from archive if it's name returned by SFTP client contains non UTF-8 symbols.
  • [ABR-314177] Backup of Microsoft SharePoint Online site failed with error "Site X is not found".

File Sync & Share

  • [AFDC-1368] Cannot download file in certain scenario: some files were downloaded while others were pushed back.
  • [ACIOS-6448] Mobile app won't start, stays on blue screen.
  • [ACIOS-6150] Images edited by the "Photos" app are imported in un-edited state into the Files app (as .HEIC format).
  • [ACIOS-6071] The Back button overlapped by "back to MobileIron/Safari" menu.

Management Portal and Platform Core

  • [PLTFRM-28047] Quota is not updated in cloud backup certificate after it was increased in Management Portal.
  • [PLTFRM-28955] Login to Cyber Protection console fails with error "Authorized user access to partner tenant is not supported".
  • [PLTFRM-28348][PLTFRM-28542] Deletion of partner-owned infrastructure fails due to systems still counts deleted tenants' usage of that infrastructure.
  • [PLTFRM-28611] Quota modification via /offering_items API results in 504 error.
  • [PLTFRM-28454] Default storage for a tenant is not Acronis Cloud.
  • [PLTFRM-25937] Cloud storage consumption numbers in Management Portal is less than in Cyber Protection console.
  • [PLTFRM-27772] "Manage service" button is visible for disabled tenants.
  • [PLTFRM-28674] Compute points usage numbers are shown incorrectly in Management Portal.
  • [PLTFRM-28004] When Compute points quota is reached it does not limit anything.

ConnectWise Manage integration

  • [CI-11098] Internal server error when fetching items on "Ticket creation" tab.
  • [CI-11096] Error appears when unmapping legacy "Cloud-to-cloud" offering item.

Autotask PSA integration

  • [ABR-316465] Tickets submission into Autotask PSA failed for a mapped customer tenant.

Known issues and limitations

This section describes issues that are currently known and provides solutions to avoid the issues where possible.

Acronis Cyber Protect

Acronis Cyber Protection Agent

  • [ABR-305144] It is impossible to edit or delete replication plan.

Common

  • [PLTFRM-18969] It is not possible to protect Microsoft SQL on a machine with a workstation operating system, in the case Agent for Hyper-V is also installed among local agents.
  • [ABR-255521] The number of total runs and successful runs is zero for the Microsoft Office 365 resources.
  • [ABR-240431] It is possible to apply an existing protection plan with the "Cloud" backup destination, even if the cloud storage quota was exceeded for a tenant. The plan will fail upon execution.
  • [ABR-228827] If some backup is removed via the Data Recovery (Web Restore) console, this change is not reflected in the service console while browsing the backup location, until the service console is refreshed.
  • [ABR-196710] The backup location on the network share usage is duplicated in the case when there is a different network share with the same name registered as a backup location (shares rotation scenario).
  • [ABR-189620] The "Activities summary" widget shows activities out of the defined date "Range" scope (excessive activities may be shown).
  • [ABR-184900] Local backup usage is not reported for backups stored on a network share with enabled deduplication.
  • [ABR-183764] Local backup usage is not updated for all virtual machine backups after deleting and re-adding a network location.
  • [ABR-182313] Local backup usage size is duplicated after reconnecting a locally attached storage (LAS) to a new Agent for VMware (Virtual Appliance).
  • [ABR-178648] The installer does not remove/update old libraries if the previous update was interrupted.
  • [ABR-154655] The protection plan may have the "Backup succeeded" status, even if this plan is completed with warnings. Alerts and activities still show the proper status of the plan.
  • [ABR-113452] If a machine was re-registered under a different account without revoking the existing protection plan from it, this plan may still continue to run unexpectedly.

Backup

  • [ABR-115270] The "[All Profiles Folder]" template in a file level backup does not support a custom profile path.
  • [ABR-87244] File-level recovery from a disk/volume backup of NTFS volumes with the enabled native deduplication does not work.

Recovery

  • [ABR-190404] It is not possible to recover from the Large Scale Recovery backup produced by the "LSR" tool if the backup is split into multiple separate files (multi-volume).
  • [ABR-183082] Recovery of a Linux machine having some volumes with the XFS file system completes with the "Failed to process the boot loader configuration." warning. The machine is bootable despite the warning.
  • [ABR-158677] "Intel(R) 82574L Gigabit Network Connection" NIC is not properly recognized by Windows 10 after recovery of an image to a VMware Workstation virtual machine by using the bootable media.
  • [ABR-129075] When browsing a folder in a backup during the file-level recovery via the service console, some child folders may not appear in the list after sorting by type if the folder contains many elements. To show all items of the folders, you need to scroll down in order to load the entire content of a parent folder and perform sorting only after that.
  • [ABR-127666] Files/folders may still be available for a recovery from backups saved in the cloud, even if these files/folders were removed from a source device and the backups that contain these files were already cleaned up during retention.

Applications

  • [ABR-162925] Application items (databases and/or mailboxes) cannot be recovered from the application-aware entire machine backup if the databases are located on mount points (the database path is redirected to another location).
  • [ABR-74984] The "Next backup" time is not displayed for a machine that has only application-level protection plans applied to it.

macOS

  • [ABR-207057] The Bulgarian language is missing in the "Recovery HD" menu (bootable media for Mac), due to a lack of support of the Bulgarian language in macOS.
  • [ABR-141823] There are incorrect backup items in a protection plan after updating Mac OS X to 10.13 High Sierra with conversion from HFS+ to APFS (some backup items are missing).
  • [ABR-137886] Backing up Mac with Apple RAID configured fails with the "No volumes were found when processing the 'Fixed Volumes' template" error. Apple RAIDs are not supported.

Virtualization

  • [ABR-296485] Agent for Virtuozzo Hybrid Infrastructure (virtual appliance) may crash when performing VM recovery from backup captured from another platform (for example from physical machine or VMware VM), if there is 1GB RAM available on the appliance.

    Solution: increase the RAM of the virtual appliance to 4GB.

  • [ABR-242166] An application-aware backup of a Hyper-V virtual machine may fail when executing the WMI query, with the "WMI 'ExecQuery' failed executing query." or "Failed to create a new process via WMI" errors, when the backup is performed on a host under a high load, due to no response from WMI.
  • [ABR-235983] A protection plan using policy rules such as "/dev/sdaX" or "/sdaX" applied to a VMware or Hyper-V virtual machine fails with the "Nothing to back up. The operation has been terminated." error, when performed by Agent for VMware/Hyper-V.
  • [ABR-234935] There are duplicated activities in the Activities summary, after the backup of a virtual machine running on a Hyper-V cluster.
  • [ABR-234935] An incorrect number of Total runs/Number of successful runs for a Hyper-V cluster is shown on the Operations tab.
  • [ABR-234935] The number of email notifications is equal to the number of Hyper-V cluster nodes for one VM backup activity.
  • [ABR-192213] VMware virtual machines with an empty "vc.uuid" (InstanceUUID) vSphere property are not listed in the service console.
  • [ABR-189882] Backup of a Hyper-V virtual machine fails if it contains an ampersand symbol in the names of its virtual disks.
  • [ABR-173002] Run VM from a backup on a Hyper-V host fails, if the backup is located on the same volume as the path selected for the mounted VM disks.

    Solution: select a different volume for the mounted VM disks path. The space will be consumed only for changes generated inside the mounted VM and it will not occupy the entire size of the virtual disk.

  • [ABR-137564] Cross-platform recoveries (when the backup was created not by Agent for Hyper-V) into a new Hyper-V virtual machine by Agent for Hyper-V always produces the Gen 1 version of virtual machine.
  • [ABR-115430] A "backup is missing for X days" alert is activated even if the backup plan is not scheduled, but has this alert option enabled in its settings.
  • [ABR-104081] A VM replication plan may fail due to network disconnects between source and target ESXi hosts even if the "Error handling" option is enabled.
  • [ABR-95961] A backup task periodically fails on snapshot creation for some Virtuozzo containers after some time on a host with a high load.
  • [ABR-85645] Backup of a virtual machine with Active Directory may complete with warning "MFT bitmap is corrupted."

Management Portal and Platform Core

  • The read-only role is available for selection while customer tenant is in Cyber Backup - Standard and Cyber Protect - Standard editions, yet it should not be due to licensing limitations.
  • [ABR-138058] Sending backup notifications is turned off after disabling and then returning back the Cyber Protection role to a user.
  • [ABR-136810] An unclear error is shown if a destination tenant was not found while moving a tenant.
  • [ABR-136694] The "Bad request" message appears if a large number is specified for the Storage quota.
  • [ABR-203902] The error message "The number of registered and deleted storage registrations exceeds 50" is shown during storage re-registration.
  • [ABR-203243] Logout is done correctly while a user is logged in via a branded URL; however, logout is not done for a non-branded URL.
  • [ABR-173628] Active Directory Connector - mapping is not saved when one or more Distinguished Names (DNs) are invalid.
  • [ABR-131711] Lack of salutation text in the "Quota exceeded" email notification.
  • [PLTFRM-20333] A Hyper-V host may consume two "Server" licenses, in cases when it is backed up as a physical machine and there are also VMs or Microsoft applications running on this host and which are backed up by other types of backup agents.
  • [PLTFRM-20414] Compute points usage from the original edition is not displayed for a customer in the report after the edition switch and tenant move, for example, when the edition is switched from Standard to Disaster Recovery.
  • [PLTFRM-2340] The "Tenant was moved" audit event description shows tenant IDs instead of names.
  • [PLTFRM-18229] Improve the error message for the RPC GetRedirect method, in case a customer has no storage.