Release notes for Acronis Backup 12.5 Update 4

Release date: August 12, 2019

Build: 14330

Overview

We are happy to introduce Acronis Backup 12.5 – the most secure backup solution on the market, capable of protecting 20+ platforms no matter the size or location – on-premises, in remote systems, in private and public clouds, and on mobile devices. It ensures business uptime by spinning up backup on a virtual machine or by restoring an entire system to new, dissimilar hardware, overcoming compatibility issues. Acronis Backup provides flexible storage options: NAS, SAN, tapes, disks, Acronis Cloud, or any private or public cloud, such as Azure, AWS, or Google. Its proprietary AI- and ML-based technology features proactively prevent cyber attacks, stop questionable behavior, and automatically recover damaged files. Its intuitive, web-based management console provides full oversight on the backup management tasks and monitoring in 25 languages.

Acronis Backup 12.5 is available in two editions: Acronis Backup 12.5 Standard and Acronis Backup 12.5 Advanced.

What's new in Update 4

Backup

Recovery

The capability to save system information on a local disk or a network share if a recovery with reboot fails.

Scalability

The maximum number of physical machines that can be registered on a management server increased from 4000 to 8000.

Security

Applications

Active Protection

New protection options:

Virtualization

Backup locations

The Acronis Storage product name changed to Acronis Cyber Infrastructure.

Administering

Support for new operating systems

Support for new languages

Support for seven more languages:

What's new in Update 3.2

Backup

The capability to stop an execution of a backup plan from the Plans tab.

Support for new operating systems

Virtualization

What's new in Update 3.1

What's new in Update 3

New features available in all on-premise deployments

Backup

Recovery

The new recovery option Boot mode determines the boot mode (BIOS or UEFI) for the Windows system being recovered.

Security

New system settings are available to organization administrators:

Applications

Starting with Microsoft Exchange 2010, Exchange Server data can be backed up and recovered by using a less-privileged account than a member of the Organization Management role group:

Virtualization

Acronis Backup appliance

Bootable media

It is possible to use any supported keyboard layout when working under bootable media. The set of layouts is defined in the LAYOUT kernel parameter.

Support for new operating systems

New features available with the Advanced licenses only

Backup

The capability to configure a backup plan to use specific tape devices and tape drives.

Applications

Application-aware backup of Linux machines running Oracle Database.

Administering

The capability to create dynamic groups corresponding to Active Directory organizational units.

What's new in Update 2

New features available in all on-premise deployments

Administering

Installation and infrastructure

Security

Scheduling backups

Backup locations

Applications

Support for new operating systems and virtualization platforms

Usability improvements

New features available with the Advanced licenses only

Administering

Installation and infrastructure

Usability improvements

Tape support

What's new in Update 1

What's new in Acronis Backup 12.5

Issues fixed in Update 4

This section describes issues that have been fixed in Update 4.

Issues fixed in build 14330 (August 12, 2019)

Installation and upgrade

Issues fixed in build 14280 (August 7, 2019)

Installation and upgrade

Common

Roles and units management

Issues fixed in build 13400 (May 9, 2019)

Installation and upgrade

Common

Active Protection

Issues fixed in build 13160 (March 26, 2019)

Installation and upgrade

Common

Application support

Mac support

Virtualization

Tape management

Issues fixed in Update 3.2

This section describes issues that have been fixed in Update 3.2.

Issues fixed in build 11010 (October 15, 2018)

Installation and upgrade

Common

Active protection

Tape management

Application support

Mac support

Issues fixed in Update 3.1

This section describes issues that have been fixed in Update 3.1.

Issues fixed in build 10330 (June 23, 2018)

Installation and upgrade

Common

Application support

Issues fixed in Update 3

This section describes issues that have been fixed in Update 3.

Issues fixed in build 10130 (May 31, 2018)

Installation and upgrade

Common

Roles and units management

Acronis Storage Node, Acronis Storage and data catalog

Virtualization

Tape management

Application support

Issues fixed in Update 2

This section describes issues that have been fixed in Update 2.

Issues fixed in build 9010 (January 30, 2018)

Installation and upgrade

Common

Acronis Storage

Virtualization

Acronis Notary (ASign)

Issues fixed in build 8850 (December 13, 2017)

Installation and upgrade

Common

Roles and units management

Dashboard, reports, and alerting

Acronis Storage Node and data catalog

Virtualization

Tape management

Agent for Mac

Application support

Issues fixed in Update 1

This section describes issues that have been fixed in Update 1.

Issues fixed in build 7970 (September 14, 2017)

Installation and upgrade

Common

Roles and units management

Active Protection

Issues fixed in build 7641 (August 5, 2017)

Installation and upgrade

Common

Roles and units management

Dashboard, reports and alerting

Acronis Notary (ASign)

Virtualization

Tape management

Application support

Issues fixed in Acronis Backup 12.5

This section describes issues that have been fixed in Acronis Backup 12.5, as compared to Acronis Backup 12 Update 3.

Common

Virtualization

Application support

[ABR-104004] A contact name is shown twice in "Business address", when browsing Exchange mailbox items in a database backup.

Known issues

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

Installation and upgrade

IMPORTANT:
Acronis Backup 12.5 can upgrade Acronis Backup 11.5, 11.7, and 12. For more information about the upgrade procedure, refer to the following Acronis Knowledge Base article: https://kb.acronis.com/content/59801

Common

Active Protection

Acronis Storage Node, Acronis Storage, and data catalog

IMPORTANT:
Installation notes: Agent for Windows is always installed with Acronis Storage Node. The agent is required to browse the location contents.

Virtualization

Tape management

Application support

Build Path - Where the CHM file is located