The Acronis Backup Quiz: What’s your backup score?

Acronis Backup Quiz: What's your backup score?

How strong is your backup game? We’ve looked around, and when it comes to robust backup and disaster recovery solutions, it doesn’t get much better than Acronis. If you haven’t downloaded Acronis backup for Plesk yet, go ahead. If you have, you need to make sure you’re getting the most out of it and its features. Here’s an idea – Take The Plesk Acronis Backup Quiz below and test how much you know about backups. Then compare with your friends and see how you stack up. 😉

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Key Findings from the March Acronis Backup Survey

Current computer technology makes people think of a good security system as the only tool to protect all files and data. But there’s nothing infallible. We all need backups.  According to the World Backup Day Survey by Acronis, 31.4% of users never backed up their data in 2018.

Although more than 90% of consumers and enterprises create a data backup once a year, it’s not enough. We all need to get used to doing this more frequently. Acronis is one of the biggest providers of backup software and data protection solutions. They’ve even been learning about their users’ habits, worries and data loss experiences to improve their solution. So – what’s the best way to create a backup?

Acronis advise 3-2-1 rule for data protection

Over 60% of enterprises are concerned with crypto-jacking, social-engineering attacks or ransomware. This is a huge number of companies currently in danger of data compromise. So to make sure they all have their data under control, Acronis suggests IT managers use the 3-2-1 rule.

First off, businesses should create three copies of their most important data. Therefore, if disaster strikes, it will not delete the same content copy three times. Then, this data should be stored in two different formats, with one copy kept off-site. In fact, as many as 70% of users say they would pay $50 – $500 so as to recover data loss – which should tell us something about where our efforts should be 😉 .

On the other hand, almost 50% of Acronis survey participants have no idea about crypto-jacking, ransomware or social engineering attacks. Ultimately, suspicious email attachments and malicious links are the most popular techniques to attackers. Hence, our main advice would be to not open potentially infected content and not ignore the warning signs.

Keep updating your Operating System and apps

Old versions of your system and apps won’t have the same level of security as the latest updates. Attackers can access data in past systems way easier. Almost 45% of consumers have at least four devices at home – and 65% of them suffered data loss, either by themselves or family members. Can you imagine how much data could be stolen?

Top seven features of the latest Acronis Backup

  1. Send encrypted backups of all your data to an Acronis data center.
  2. Manage 8,000 devices from a single management server via a simple web interface.
  3. Detect crypto-mining malware, protecting network folders mapped as local drives.
  4. Create VM files from backup files, running on VMware Station and Microsoft Hyper-V.
  5. Add comments to protected machines and group or filter them using keywords.
  6. Easy setup for backup window and improved performance. Latest Acronis Backup reduces impact on running systems.
  7. Support for more operating systems, hypervisors and languages added to interface.

So, what was your Acronis Backup score?

Drop your Acronis Backup Quiz score in the comments below, or on Twitter or Facebook, and see how you stack up with your peers!

But if you want to do better, check out our free Plesk University course, dedicated to learning more about Acronis Backup. Start by clicking “Learn More” button below to get the course, then complete it for your own Acronis Backup certificate. New to Plesk University? Then take a minute to sign up before you click “Get this Course” and get started.

Acronis and ZNetLive join forces to offer new security solution

Acronis and ZNetLive join forces to offer new security solution - Plesk

Our partners Acronis and ZNetLive have just teamed up to create a stronger, more accessible cybersecurity solution for users. ZNetLive is India’s largest cloud distributor, having 17 years experience under their belt and customers in 70+ countries. They have now partnered with Acronis, leading security provider with innovative backup and recovery solutions, file sync for enterprises – plus share solutions for both small and larger businesses. Check out the Acronis backup extension, available to Plesk users.

Reasons behind the Acronis ZNetLive Partnership

The main goal for this relationship is to optimize ZNetLive’s partner network and bring Acronis services to small businesses. There is a clear need for each customer to have complete security, powered by AI, with effective ransom blocking. ZNetLive has a leading service in India and with Acronis, they will make huge steps in providing useful tools to a bigger community.

Together, they will give their partners the key skills and solutions to enhance their customers’ protection. Munseh Jadoun, CEO at ZNet Technologies, has talked about feeling motivated to work with Acronis and their security solutions. Whereas, Neil Morarji, Acronis GM, believes this partnership will increase demand in the Indian market.

ZNetLive, Acronis and Plesk

Plesk Onyx is an add-on service which works with ZNetLive’s Cloud VPS and Dedicated Servers, Cloud hosting as well as WordPress hosting, Microsoft Azure and AWS cloud. Also, ZNetLive works with a dedicated Plesk Bundle to help enterprises streamline their IT administration. This combination allows you to stay on top of the most innovative web technologies.

Meanwhile, the Acronis backup extension is available in Plesk too and enables reliable cloud backup for Plesk web hosting servers. Hosters using Plesk can protect entire servers, including all the customer websites they contain. Thus reducing demands on the server and network.

Furthermore, all Plesk administrators can backup on-demand, choose how often to backup, where to store backup data and check recover activity. You can also change your service plans within Plesk, enable or disable self-service recovery, and create a premium backup and disaster recovery service for your customers.

Both ZNetLive and Acronis are top enterprises in the cloud server and security environment. And we at Plesk feel proud of this agreement and the key benefits it will bring customers.

Is this partnership beneficial to you? Tell us in the comments.

Become a Plesk Partner Too

Plesk Partners like ZNetLive get to enjoy a host of benefits from our Partner program. Including exclusive discounts and resources, exposure, support and consultations from our dedicated Partner Success Team, and much more. On the other hand, Acronis teamed up with us to bridge the gap of additional backup solutions for Plesk users. And so developed a Plesk extension to incorporate it into our platform. If you too feel like you can contribute and develop for Plesk, click below and talk to one of our experts.