Acronis True Image 2021 is the latest version of the popular backup tool.
The program provides simple ways to back up your entire PC, specific disks or partitions, or individual files and folders. Backups can be saved locally or to the cloud, while a Sync feature ensures key files are always available on any device, wherever you are.
A backup analysis and statistics module enables you to easily see a representation of what's taking up the most space in your backup (much like Apple offers with iCloud backups).
Acronis True Image includes anti-ransomware protection. We're assuming that this is included so your backups are always protected from being encrypted by ransomware, so if your computer gets infected, then your backups remain safe. This will then enable you to quickly restore a previous backup, rather than worry about paying a ransom fee.
The Conversion to Virtual Machine option enables you to take an existing backup and convert it to a virtual machine. This could be immensely useful if you backed up your entire desktop computer, needed access to the contents of your laptop when you were on the road. Simply convert to a virtual machine and run within VMware Workstation.
Acronis True Image 2020 is arguably the industry-standard backup tool and has some welcome new features and improvements.
What's new in v2021 (see the release notes for more info)?
- .tibx archives can now be mounted, moved, renamed, and converted to the .vhd format.
- Added an option to validate only the latest backup version to speed up the regular validation process.
- Versions of backups to Acronis Cloud now can be cleaned up from the Acronis True Image console.
- Backup replication to the Acronis Cloud now supports resuming, which helps save time for those with an unstable internet connection. In case of a connection issue, the replication of backups to the Acronis Cloud stops. When the connection is restored, the replication continues from the point where it stopped, to prevent duplication of the already replicated data.
- The Web Restore page was redesigned to make the Anywhere Access to cloud data faster, more secure, and convenient.}
- To better protect our users, Acronis True Image has received additional security functionalities to shield data from any type of malware:
- Enhancements to our real-time protection can block not only ransomware, but other types of malware, too.
- The on-demand antivirus scans can search at-risk file types, or your entire system, for viruses.
- Web filtering protects you from malicious websites.
- Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and WebEx meetings are protected from intrusion and theft of personal information.