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Acronis Cyber Infrastructure is an infrastructure solution that offers a highly reliable, secure, and scalable data storage and management solution for virtualized and cloud environments. This platform allows users to efficiently manage and protect their data, providing advanced features such as data replication, deduplication, compression, and data encryption. It also supports integration with existing infrastructures and offers an intuitive user interface to simplify system management and monitoring.


First, you need to obtain access keys and secret keys from the Cubbit Web Console or https://console.[your-tenant] You can follow these instructions on how to get started with a Cubbit account and generate these keys.


To get started, you need to download, install, and start the Acronis Cyber Infrastructure ISO image on your VM (or bare metal) virtualization environment. You can download this ISO through your Acronis Cloud Partner Portal by going to "Settings > Locations > + Add Backup Storage", then clicking on "Download ISO".

After downloading the Acronis Cyber Infrastructure ISO image, you can follow the official guide for the installation requirements and parameters.

Once the installation is complete, the system will restart and the web application will be accessible on the local network at an address similar to this:

Acronis Backup Gateway

Creating the storage cluster

First, use a browser to visit the IP address of the virtual appliance on port 8888 and log in with the credentials created during the previous installation process.

Then from the top menu go to Infrastructure > Nodes, and then click on "Create storage cluster":

  • In the Create storage cluster window, enter a name for the cluster. The cluster name can only contain Latin letters (a-z, A-Z), numbers (0-9), and hyphens ("-"). It must start with a letter and end with a letter or number.

  • Enable disk encryption for tiers. You can also enable it later.

  • Select a node from which to create the storage cluster and click Next.

  • In the next window, check the default disk configuration. If it is correct, proceed with creating the storage cluster.

  • Additionally, you can manually assign roles to your disks or use disk actions to work with the disks.

Once you have completed the disk configuration, click Create to create the storage cluster.

  • You can monitor the cluster creation on the Infrastructure > Nodes screen. Creation may take some time, depending on the number of disks to be configured. Once the configuration is complete, the cluster will be created.

Storage cluster

Creating Cubbit DS3 backup storage

To create the backup storage that points to Cubbit DS3, click on "Storage Services > Backup Storage", and then on "Create backup storage".

Backup storage

In the first entry: Backup destination, select Public Cloud and then click on Next.

Backup Destination

In the second entry: Nodes, select the node and then click on Next.


In the third entry: Public cloud, fill in the required parameters as shown in the image:

  • Object storage type: AuthV4 compatible (S3)
  • Endpoint URL: or if you have a custom tenant https://s3.[your-tenant]
  • Region: eu-west-1
  • Bucket: bucket-name
  • Access key ID: access key generated from the console
  • Secret key ID: secret key generated from the console

Public Cloud

Finally, click on Next to continue.

Set the Storage Policy according to your preferences and then click on Next.

Storage Policy

To setup DNS follow the Acronis guide here. Click Next to continue.


Enter your Acronis partner credentials to register your Cyber Protect protection infrastructure, then click Next.

Acronis account

Review the settings and then click Create. Cubbit DS3 is now available for use on the Acronis Cyber Protect ecosystem.


Set Cubbit DS3 backup storage as Acronis default cloud backup

Before proceeding with backups to the Cubbit DS3 backup storage created in the previous step, you need to add the Cubbit DS3 backup storage from the Cyber Protect Cloud management console to the list of available Cloud locations. To do this, select Settings from the left-hand menu and then Locations. Click Add location to add the previously created Cubbit DS3 backup storage.


If you are unable to add the location, follow the Acronis guide here:.

Cloud location

Once you have added the location, you can use it as the default location for cloud backups. To set it, click on Clients, then select the tenant and click on Configure.

Add Cloud location

Then set the Cloud location to active, click on Configure and select it from the drop-down menu. The Cloud location will be the default Cloud destination for backups from Acronis Cyber Protect.

Set Cloud location

Congratulations, from now on cloud backups from Acronis Cyber Protect Console will be made to Cubbit DS3 Object Storage.

How to

To start using Acronis backup protection features, you need to enter the Cyber Protect Console. Click on the three dots next to the tenant, select Manage Service and then Protection.

Set Cloud location


Select one or more VMs to back up and click on Protect.

Select VM backup

Create a new Backup Plan or apply a predefined Backup Plan.


The "Where to backup" parameter must be set to Cloud storage.

Select Create Plan

Wait for the scheduler to start or force start the backup with the Run Now button.

Start Backup

Click on Monitoring and Activities to monitor the backup process in progress.


Congratulations, your secure geo-distributed backup to Cubbit DS3 has been successfully started with Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud!


In the same way, it is possible to recover one or more VMs and decide whether to restore the entire machine or specific files/folders.

Start Recovery

For more information on using Acronis Cyber Protect, please refer to the official Knowledge base Acronis.