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How to install and activate Acronis Online Backup in a Parallels Desktop 7 virtual machine

  • Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac Standard Edition


Acronis True Image Online allows you to safeguard your important data on up to 5 home PCs or laptops with 250 GB of secure online data protection and recover them when the need arises.

NOTE: Acronis True Image Online is a part of Parallels Desktop for Mac. It can be installed only inside a virtual machine.
Acronis True Image Online backs up Windows files only. In order to backup Mac side, feel free to use Time Machine utility.

Installation and Activation

To install Acronis Online Backup on your Parallels Desktop for Mac virtual machine:

1. Start the virtual machine.
2. In the top Mac menu choose Virtual Machine -> get Acronis Online Backup;

You will be redirected to Acronis website where you need input your personal details in order to register and download the product:

Note: Please remember the email address and password that you used, you will need them to run the product after installation.

After pressing the Register Now button you will see the following message:

Open the mailbox for the email address that you used during the registration above.

Note: It is recommended to do that from inside the virtual machine.

In your mailbox there should be an email from with a confirmation link for creating your account. Click on that link and you will be redirected to Acronis site again, but this time you will be automatically logged in under your new Acronis account. Click on the link to Download the Acronis True Image Online installer:

Once the download finishes, run the installer inside your virtual machine and choose the option to Install Acronis True Image Online:

Follow the wizard to complete the installation.

Acronis Online Backup does not require a separate activation, because it operates under the account registered on-line. I.e. by the time you install and run it you are already registered on the Acronis web site.

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