What features are new in Acronis Backup 12.5?

For a complete list of the new features, please refer to this page.

Note that at the moment the new features are available in on – premise deployments only. They will be propagated to cloud deployments in future releases.

What is the new backup format (.tibx) and how does it differ from the previous version?

Acronis Backup 12.5 offers a new backup format, in which each backup chain (a full or differential backup, and all incremental backups that depend on it) is saved to a single .tibx file. This format leverages the speed of the incremental backup method, while avoiding its main disadvantage–difficult deletion of outdated backups. The software marks the blocks used by outdated backups as "free" and writes new backups to these blocks. This results in extremely fast cleanup, with minimal resource consumption.

You have a possibility to choose between the new format (Version 12) designed for faster backup and recovery, and the legacy format (Version 11) preserved for backward compatibility and special cases. After the backup plan is applied, this option cannot be modified.

Refer to this page for detailed information.

Does Acronis Backup 12.5 support deduplication or other ways to store data efficiently?

Deduplication is available only in Acronis Backup 12.5 Advanced. You'll find more information on deduplication best practices here.

Is backup to tapes supported by Acronis Backup 12.5?

Support for tape devices is available only in Acronis Backup 12.5 Advanced. For more information about it refer to this page.

Is centralized and remote management of backups available in Acronis Backup 12.5?

Yes, Acronis Backup 12.5 includes centralized and remote management of backups to facilitate protection of all the data that resides on-premises, in remote locations, in private or public clouds, and on mobile devices. This feature is available in Standard as well as in Advanced edition.

Can I clone my hard drive with Acronis Backup 12.5?

Cloning feature is available under bootable media in on - premise deployment or using Command-Line Utility.