Acronis is a data protection solution for backup, disaster recovery, secure file-sharing and data access. Acronis True Image creates a backup containing selected files and folders, or an entire disk or the partitions on it. The backups can be stores onsite or on Acronis cloud service. It also provides bare-metal restore and dissimilar hardware recoveries to any other PC.The default settings create a full backup, followed by incremental backups that back up only files that changed since the full backup. It lets you choose between several levels of data compression and an optional 3rd party virus scanner. Its file filtering lets you exclude certain file types from backup. Acronis also provides you with pre & post run commands which allows you to decide what happens before and after a restore update.It also has customized tool for scheduling backups and automating e-mail alerts for updated backup reports.