Get Premium Data Protection with the Free Edition of NAKIVO Backup & Replication

Download the Free Edition and start protecting your virtual, cloud, physical and SaaS workloads without paying a penny. With the free version of NAKIVO Backup & Replication, you can protect up to 10 workloads and 5 Microsoft 365 users for a whole year.

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NAKIVO Backup & Replication

The Top-Rated Data Protection Solution

Watch this video to learn why organizations worldwide trust NAKIVO to protect their virtual, cloud, physical and SaaS data. The solution offers great features, outstanding performance, easy administration and instant recoveries at an affordable price.

What You Get with the Free Edition

One Solution for All Your Workloads

NAKIVO Backup & Replication covers all of your data protection needs. Perform image-based, application-aware, incremental backups to protect your VMware vSphere VMs, Microsoft Hyper-V VMs, Nutanix AHV VMs, Amazon EC 2 instances, Windows server/workstation, Linux server/workstation and Microsoft Office 365 data.

Ransomware-Free Backups

Protect your data against ransomware by making backups sent to local Linux-based repositories immutable. Immutability prevents backups from being encrypted, deleted or modified by ransomware and other users for the period specified. This way you can be sure that you have a clean backup to recover from when you need it.

Multiple Storage Destinations

Send backups to a local folder or CIFS/NFS share. To enable backup tiering, upgrade to the Enterprise Edition of NAKIVO Backup & Replication and send backup copies to a public cloud (Amazon S3, Wasabi, Microsoft Azure), tape or a deduplication appliance.

Instant Granular Recovery

With just a few clicks, recover the files or objects you need, whenever you need them. With image-based, app-aware backups, your files and application objects in Microsoft SQL, Active Directory and Microsoft Exchange can be recovered instantly for uninterrupted workflows.

Backup for Microsoft Office 365

Get backup and recovery for 5 Microsoft Office 365 users and take advantage of seamless protection for Exchange Online, OneDrive for Business and SharePoint Online data. Instantly restore Microsoft Office 365 items to maintain uninterrupted cooperation, connectivity and productivity.

Instant VM Recovery

The Flash VM Boot functionality of NAKIVO Backup & Replication offers smooth, near-instant full VM recovery. To cut your RTOs to a minimum, boot your VMs right from compressed and deduplicated backups. Simply choose a recovery point and location to boot any VM without running a full recovery.

Install Anywhere

Install on Windows

One-click Windows installation

Install on Linux

Single-command Linux deployment

Deploy as a VA

Pre-configured VMware or Nutanix AHV VA

Deploy as AMI

Pre-configured Amazon Machine Image

Install on NAS

Flexible installation on NAS devices

Our Customers Say It Best

The best decision ever made. Test and switch over if you have VMware to be backed up.

CEO, Services Industry

Very easy to use and deploy. It can run almost anywhere with low requirements.

IT Manager, Services Industry

Strong core backup and restore performance. Super easy to set up and use.

Network Manager, Education Industry

NAKIVO is a great product. Helpful features, great support, competitive pricing.

IT Manager, Energy and Utilities Industry

VMware backup and replication at an affordable price with best result.

System Administrator, Finance Industry

Good solution with Synology NAS.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What does the NAKIVO Backup & Replication Free Edition provide?

The Free Edition of NAKIVO Backup & Replication contains all the Pro Edition features, including licenses for 10 workloads and 5 Microsoft 365 users. In this case, a workload is a VMware VM, Hyper-V VM, Nutanix AHV VM, physical machine (1 server or 3 workstations) or Amazon EC2 instance.

What is the difference between the Free Edition and the Free Trial?

The Free Edition delivers Pro Edition features to protect 10 workloads and 5 Microsoft 365 users for 1 year. The Free Trial offers all the enterprise-grade functionality of NAKIVO Backup & Replication for 15 days – without feature or capacity limitations.

Do I need to reinstall NAKIVO Backup & Replication if I want to upgrade from the Free Edition to a paid license?

No. You simply replace your Free Edition license key with the new paid license key, and all the solution features are available to you right away..

How can I protect more workloads?

To protect additional workloads and gain access to more advanced features like backup to cloud (Amazon S3, Microsoft Azure, Wasabi), Calendar dashboard, policy-based automation, Site Recovery for disaster recovery orchestration, choose a paid perpetual or subscription license or try the Free Trial.

Can I try the full functionality of the solution while using the Free Edition?

Yes. You can try the full functionality of NAKIVO Backup & Replication with the Free Trial for 15 days by selecting the Try full functionality option in the help menu. Note that once the 15 days expires, the solution automatically reverts to the Free Edition license.

What are the licensing models available for NAKIVO Backup & Replication?

You can use NAKIVO Backup & Replication by purchasing either a perpetual or subscription license. Perpetual licenses are charged per CPU socket for VMs, provide indefinite use and can be purchased with any edition. A Backup for Oracle RMAN perpetual license is priced per database and is available with the Enterprise Plus edition only. Subscription licenses are charged per workload and can be purchased for any edition except Basic. A Backup for Microsoft 365 subscription is licensed per user. All subscription licenses come with 24/7 Support.

Useful downloads

Better understand how the product works



The Complete Guide to VMware Clustering



The Complete Guide to Hyper‑V Clustering



NAKIVO Primer on Microsoft Office 365 Data Loss Prevention


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NAKIVO is a US-based corporation dedicated to delivering the ultimate backup and site recovery solution. With 22 consecutive quarters of double-digit growth, 5-star online community reviews, 98% customer satisfaction with support, and more than 18,000 paid customers worldwide, NAKIVO provides an unprecedented level of protection for virtual, physical, cloud and SaaS environments.