PDS

What is Physical Data Shipping and when it is needed

Physical Data Shipping is a service which helps you if your Internet connection is too slow to back up large amounts of data or the entire machines to the cloud storage. With this service you can save the first full backup locally and then send it to Acronis for upload. After uploading the initial seeding backup, only the incremental backups to that full backup are uploaded to the cloud.

Symptoms

When attempting to edit a backup plan in Cyber Protection console, you receive the following error:

Protection plan cannot be applied or updated as the device has no appropriate quota

Quotas are set properly when you verify them.

Physical Data Shipping is enabled in the backup plan:

Cause

Issue in the product.

Acronis services to use for upload and download of large amounts of data to cloud

Backing up and restoring large amounts of data to a cloud storage over a slow Internet connection is time-consuming. To help backup service users in these cases, we at Acronis have designed special services for initial upload and download of large amounts of data. These services help end users save time and network traffic by sending the data to the cloud data center on a hard drive or request a hard drive with their backups from the data center.