Leading Hyper-V Backup Solution

NAKIVO Backup & Replication delivers a complete Hyper-V backup solution for all-in-one protection of your virtual machines. Ensure your virtual environment is fully protected and your data is recoverable at all times. NAKIVO Backup & Replication provides businesses of all sizes the tools they need to simplify data protection, improve Hyper-V backup performance and ensure the reliability of granular and full recoveries. Spend less time and money on data protection administration and focus on your organization’s core business.

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Hyper-V Backup at a Glance

Robust Hyper-V Backup

Robust Hyper-V Backup

Create image-based, incremental and app-aware backups of live Hyper-V VMs

Backup Job Automation

Backup Job Automation

Automate VM protection with Hyper-V backup policies to save time and effort

Instant Granular Restore

Instant Granular Restore

Instantly recover files and application objects directly from deduplicated backups

Direct Backup Copy

Direct Backup Copy

Copy Hyper-V backups to tape, offsite, or to Amazon/Azure/Wasabi

High Backup Performance

High Backup Performance

Boost VM backup speed by up to 2x while reducing storage space requirements

Rapid VM Recovery

Rapid VM Recovery

Instantly boot Hyper-V VMs from backups without performing a full recovery

Supported Platforms for Hyper-V Backup

  • Microsoft Hyper-V 2019
  • Microsoft Hyper-V 2016
  • Microsoft Hyper-V 2012R2
  • Microsoft Hyper-V 2012


Image-Based Backup

NAKIVO Backup & Replication performs consistent, image-based backups of Microsoft Hyper-V VMs. This means that the entire VM is captured during backup, including all disks and configuration files. Everything is available and ready for recovery.

Incremental Backup

Microsoft Hyper-V Server backup jobs use Resilient Change Tracking (RCT) to quickly identify changed data blocks. Only those changes (increments) are copied to the backup repository, which results in faster and smaller backups.

Application-Aware Backup

By default, backup of a Hyper-V VM is performed using the application-aware mode. This ensures that data in applications such as Microsoft Exchange, Active Directory, SQL, and SharePoint, remains transactionally consistent.

Hyper-V Windows 10 and Windows Server

With NAKIVO Backup & Replication, you can protect Hyper-V virtual environments running on Windows 10 Pro or Windows Server 2008R2-2019.

NAKIVO Backup & Replication for Hyper-V Backup

Watch the short video to learn how NAKIVO Backup & Replication works and how to get the most out of VM backup and recovery for your Hyper-V environments.

What You Get with NAKIVO Backup & Replication for Hyper-V Environments

Powerful Hyper-V Backup

NAKIVO Backup & Replication is an agentless Hyper-V backup solution that performs image-based, incremental and application-consistent Hyper-V backups. The software freezes all the processes running on a VM to make a point-in-time copy (an image) and then use it as a source for the backup. NAKIVO Backup & Replication relies on Hyper-V’s Resilient Change Tracking (RCT) technology to create incremental backups and copies only the data that has changed since the last backup session (that is, increments). Hyper-V backups are also application-consistent, preserving the transactional consistency of data in applications like Microsoft Exchange, Active Directory and Microsoft SQL.

Instant VM Boot

Boot your Microsoft Hyper-V VMs directly from compressed and deduplicated backups to achieve as tight RTOs as possible. With Flash VM Boot, you can avoid time-consuming full-scale recoveries and instead resume your workflow in minutes. Once the VM is running, you can migrate the machine to the production environment for permanent recovery. Any changes you make to the recovered VM do not affect the backup. This feature significantly reduces downtime after a VM failure, ensuring that IT disruptions do not result in lost revenue. Flash VM Boot can also be used to safely test system updates and application patches before applying them to the production environment.

Instant Granular Recovery

Instantly recover individual files, folders and application objects (for Microsoft Exchange, Active Directory, Microsoft SQL) directly from compressed and deduplicated Hyper-V backups. With granular recovery, you do not need to perform a full recovery to restore single or multiple items located on a VM backup. Instead, you can search and browse through VMs to find the item you need directly in the NAKIVO Backup & Replication web-based dashboard. Once you have selected the item, you can recover it to the source or a custom location, with all the file permissions restored. If your primary backup is unavailable, you can recover files from a backup copy located in the cloud or offsite.

Effective Backup Administration

NAKIVO Backup & Replication provides several tools to improve Hyper-V backup efficiency and simple management. You can set up backup policies to protect your Hyper-V VMs based on parameters such as name, size, location, power state configuration and so on. Once configured, NAKIVO Backup & Replication regularly scans your inventory and automatically adds or removes VMs from jobs according to the chosen parameters. In addition to individual Hyper-V VMs, you can add entire Hyper-V hosts to a backup job. To reduce administrative overhead even more, you can run custom pre- or post-job scripts, link jobs to run one after another and integrate with third-party monitoring, automation, and orchestration tools using HTTP APIs.

Data Transfer Efficiency

NAKIVO Backup & Replication improves Hyper-V virtual machine backup performance and allows you to shrink backup windows and reduce network congestion. The Network Acceleration feature speeds up backup jobs by up to 2 times while decreasing the amount of data sent over LAN and WAN. This way, even if you perform data protection activities during business hours, your production workloads are not affected. With the LAN-free data transfer mode, you can offload production networks, thus reducing backup windows and ensuring high backup performance. You can also regulate network bandwidth to limit bandwidth usage to a user-defined amount with Advanced Bandwidth Throttling.

Full VM Recovery

Recover an entire Hyper-V backup to its latest state or to a previous point in time. When performing the recovery, NAKIVO Backup & Replication transfers the VM's image from the backup to the production site. The recovered VM contains all the relevant data, including configuration, OS, applications, associated data and system state. You can create up to 4,000 recovery points for each VM, which gives you the flexibility of rolling back to that specific point you need. For further convenience, the software allows you to recover multiple VMs within a single job. When you run VM recovery, a new VM is created; the source VM is not reverted to the previous state or replaced with the new VM.

Advanced VM Backup Copy

Create a copy of your business-critical VMs so that your data is safe and recoverable even if your primary Hyper-V backup becomes corrupted, lost or accidentally deleted. Best data protection practices dictate that you should have three copies of each VM with two copies stored on separate devices and at least one copy located offsite or in the cloud. This eliminates a single point of failure and ensures an additional level of data safety. Job Chaining in NAKIVO Backup & Replication makes this entire process quick and stress-free. Simply set up your Hyper-V backup copy jobs to run right after the initial backup job is complete, resulting in streamlined routine backup activities and reduced management overhead.

Instant Backup Verification

As a full backup solution, NAKIVO Backup & Replication provides automated instant verification to verify the accessibility and recoverability of your backups. When a backup job is completed, the solution can test-recover Hyper-V virtual machine backup (with networking turned off), take a screenshot of the booted OS, or check if the Hyper-V Integration Services are available, and then discard the VM. The results of this operation can then be seen in the product’s interface or received via email. This way, the Instant Verification feature can test your backups beforehand, allowing you to rest assured that your Hyper-V VM backups are functional and bootable.

Data Reduction Techniques

Growing storage space requirements can put a strain on your business when you back up Hyper-V VMs daily. To mitigate this issue, NAKIVO Backup & Replication offers built-in data reduction technologies, such as swap data omission, data deduplication and compression. NAKIVO Backup & Replication skips swap data and unused blocks, which allows for more effective use of storage space. Moreover, NAKIVO Backup & Replication automatically deduplicates all VM backups over an entire storage repository. Later on, the software solution compresses deduplicated blocks, which further decreases backup size for even more storage space savings.

Multiple Storage Destinations

NAKIVO Backup & Replication provides you with various backup storage options. You can store your Hyper-V virtual machine backups and backup copies on local or offsite NAS appliances. This way, you can keep your data safe without requiring massive amounts of storage or paying extra storage costs. You can send backups directly to public cloud storage platforms, such as Amazon S3, Azure or Wasabi, to have an extra copy of critical data in case the primary gets lost or corrupted. Also, you can copy your backups directly to tape cartridges for safe data retention and long-term archival.

Easy, Reliable P2V Recoveries

NAKIVO Backup & Replication delivers a number of disaster recovery features for your Hyper-V workloads, including Hyper-V replication, automated failover, Site Recovery and P2V recovery . For mixed IT environments with physical and virtual machines, the P2V functionality is particularly useful. With NAKIVO Backup & Replication, you can recover Windows and Linux physical servers and workstations from backups as VMware VMs, allowing you to resume critical business operations almost instantly. Booted VMware VMs can also be used to build safe environments for sandbox testing or development, or perform seamless physical-to-virtual migrations without affecting the original physical machine backup.

Role-Based Access Control

Set up role-based access control (RBAC) to add an additional layer of security and reduce management overhead. With RBAC, you can control which users are able to access, view and perform specific data protection activities, helping you reduce the risk of accidental deletions and prevent unauthorized access. You can use preset user roles for quick deployment or create roles with custom access rights and permissions to accommodate your unique business needs. This feature lets you create a non-admin user, for example, that would have access to creating VM backup jobs in NAKIVO Backup & Replication but wouldn't be able to fully access repositories, jobs, general system settings, and so on.

Why Use NAKIVO Backup & Replication for Hyper-V Backup and Recovery

Complete Data Protection

With NAKIVO Backup & Replication, you can use powerful backup and recovery features that ensure full protection for your Hyper-V environments. NAKIVO Backup & Replication also delivers a wide range of data reduction, performance-boosting, backup administration tools, allowing you to save time and resources and eliminate any complexities associated with data protection. And most importantly, you can access all of the software’s capabilities and perform data protection activities directly from a centralised web-based dashboard that you can access anywhere and at any time, even from multiple devices.

Quick and Easy Backup Copies

NAKIVO Backup & Replication can help you easily perform Hyper-V backup copy jobs and safely send these backup copies offsite. Having an extra backup provides an additional level of data protection to ensure successful recovery. You can also create extra copies of Hyper-V backups and send them to the cloud. With Hyper-V backup copies, you can ensure compliance with the 3-2-1 backup rule, allowing you to have a backup plan for any data loss scenario. You can also choose to keep one or multiple copies of your backups, or set custom rules specifying which backups should be copied, and where, how, and when.

Fast Recovery Times

With NAKIVO Backup & Replication, you can instantly recover entire Hyper-V VMs, individual files, folders and application objects directly from compressed and deduplicated backups. In case of unexpected production machine failure or data loss, you can quickly resume your business operations without experiencing significant downtime. The all-in-one software provides a number of powerful recovery options that can help you reach the lowest recovery time objectives (RTOs) and recovery point objectives (RPOs) possible and cut your recovery times from days to hours, or even minutes.

Long-Term Backup Archival

NAKIVO Backup & Replication uses the GFS retention scheme and offers backup reduction size tools so that you can archive Hyper-VMs without paying exorbitant storage costs. The grandfather-father-son retention scheme (GFS) consolidates and rotates redundant recovery points according to your preferences, ensuring all your data is accounted for without storing excess data. You can also use global deduplication and compression for even further space savings. NAKIVO Backup & Replication can store up to 4,000 recovery points per VM, giving you the flexibility to meet regulatory obligations or corporate guidelines.

Storage Savings

Backing up growing Hyper-V environments means that you need to store more data every day. To reduce the size of your backups, NAKIVO Backup & Replication automatically skips swap data and unused blocks, which would otherwise be read, processed, transferred, and stored in the repository. To further reduce backup size, NAKIVO Backup & Replication automatically deduplicates all VM backups across an entire repository. The deduplicated data blocks are then automatically compressed to occupy the least amount of space. Together, these data reduction technologies can significantly reduce the storage space occupied by backups, saving you resources and money.

Improved Backup Speed and Performance

With the rich functionality of NAKIVO Backup & Replication, you can improve your Hyper-V backup performance considerably. NAKIVO Backup & Replication provides you with speed-boosting features, such as Network Acceleration and LAN-free backup mode. Network Acceleration allows you to increase backup and recovery speed even in busy LAN and WAN. With LAN-free data transfer modes, you can offload production networks, thus reducing backup windows and ensuring high backup performance. As a result, these technologies can boost VM backup speed by up to 2 times without affecting your production environment.

Versatile Deployment

The installation process of NAKIVO Backup & Replication requires minimum time and effort – you can install the software and then perform your first backup job in just two minutes! No extra configuration is required as all of the software features are built-in and available right out of the box. In addition, you can choose from a wide range of deployment options to find what best fits your needs, environment and budget. You can install NAKIVO Backup & Replication on Windows or Linux OS, deploy as a pre-configured Virtual Appliance, or install directly on a NAS device to create an all-in-one backup appliance.

Intuitive Management

Multiple security risks and threats can be eliminated with a comprehensive data protection plan which dictates how to prevent, respond to, and recover from any failure scenario. Therefore, careful backup job scheduling are essential components of data protection management. With NAKIVO Backup & Replication’s Calendar dashboard, you can view all your data protection jobs (past, present, and future) and reschedule them with ease. This way, you can avoid potential job overlaps, offload production networks and identify vulnerabilities in your backup planning.

Powerful Multi-Tenancy

Multi-tenant mode in NAKIVO Backup & Replication allows you to deliver backup as a service (BaaS), replication as a service (RaaS) and disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) to your customers. You can create up to 1,000 separate tenants within a single copy of the software and manage them from the tenant dashboard. Tenants’ environments are isolated, which means that a tenant can only access their own data. Tenants can perform their data protection and recovery jobs via the self-service portal and you, as the administrator, can control which jobs they are allowed to access and perform.

Flexible Scalability

NAKIVO Backup & Replication is a full backup and recovery solution capable of protecting virtual, physical, and cloud and SaaS environments. The software delivers powerful yet affordable functionality for small- and medium-sized businesses and large enterprises. You can scale your protection horizontally or vertically to keep hundreds of hosts and thousands of Hyper-V VMs safe across multiple sites. You can scale out by increasing the number of product components and distributing the workload among them. Also, you can scale up by adding more resources to NAKIVO Backup & Replication, ensuring that even high production workloads remain protected.

Optimized Backup Administration

With NAKIVO Backup & Replication, you can automate most of your data protection activities by running policy-based jobs and setting up effective job schedules. NAKIVO Backup & Replication allows you to set up specific data protection policies, which would regularly scan your infrastructure and automatically add/remove Hyper-V VMs from corresponding jobs based on the selected criteria (such as name, size, location, power state, configuration, and so on). With сarefully scheduled and organized Hyper-V backup jobs, you can achieve impressive results – eliminate job overlaps, minimize administrative overhead, avoid retention policy gaps and, eventually, save you time and effort.

Achieve Effortless Hyper-V Data Protection with NAKIVO Backup & Replication

Store a Backup Copy Offsite or in the Cloud

Data can be lost, accidentally deleted or corrupted at any time. If your only backup is located onsite, then a disaster, server failure or malware attack could make it impossible to recover your Microsoft Hyper-V VMs. The safest way to ensure your Hyper-V VMs are safe and recoverable is to create backup copies and send at least one copy offsite or to the cloud. Use the Backup Copy feature to create copies of your Hyper-V VM backups without affecting the source VMs. Once you have created the backup copy, send them to an offsite storage device or a supported cloud storage service, such as Amazon S3, Wasabi or Microsoft Azure.

Manage Bandwidth Consumption

If you do not have a powerful network, backup jobs may interfere with business operations by causing network congestion. Avoid this issue by using bandwidth throttling to limit how much bandwidth that backups can use. First, identify how much bandwidth your business operations require and then set an appropriate limit on backups. If the circumstances change, you can raise or lower the bandwidth limit at any time. Alternatively, if you wish to completely avoid network congestion, use LAN-free data transfer to send backups over storage area networks (SAN).

Verify VMs Are Recoverable

The worst time to find out that your Microsoft Hyper-V backups are not recoverable is when your primary machine goes down. Make sure this is never a problem with the Instant Verification feature. NAKIVO Backup & Replication offers two verification methods for you to choose from. Boot Verification starts the target VM and checks whether the hypervisor tools are running. Screenshot Verification boots the target VM and takes a screenshot of the VM screen. With both methods, you can choose to receive an email report or check the job dashboard to verify that the Hyper-V backup job was successful.

Reduce the Size of Hyper-V Backups

Reduce backup sizes with Hyper-V native Resilient Change Tracking (RCT) and the built-in data reduction tools in NAKIVO Backup & Replication. Global Data Deduplication, for example, reduces backup size by excluding duplicated data from backups. Compression provides further storage savings and gives you the option to choose the best balance between backup speed and data reduction for your business needs. You can also skip swap data and unused blocks to exclude unnecessary data from backups. By reducing backup sizes, you optimize your existing hardware and lower your monthly payments for cloud storage services.

Keep Your Backups Secure

Your Hyper-V VMs contain valuable information at risk from insider threats, competitors or ransomware. To keep your Hyper-V backups safe, enable AES 256-bit encryption for at rest and in-flight protection. For further security, choose which employees can access and perform data protection activities with role-based access controls (RBAC). You can use built-in roles for common business needs or create custom roles by modifying permissions and access levels. You should limit the number of employees that can access data protection activities to reduce the risk of accidental and malicious deletions.

Formulate a Retention Policy

A properly configured retention policy allows you to archive Hyper-V backups without consuming large amounts of storage. A retention policy defines how many recovery points are kept and how often they are rotated. NAKIVO Backup & Replication supports up to 4,000 recovery points for each Hyper-V backup. A recovery point is created each time you perform a backup and can be used for point-in-time restores. NAKIVO Backup & Replication uses the grandfather-father-son (GFS) retention scheme to consolidate recovery points into a single VM and rotate out redundant ones.

Simplify Complex Hyper-V Deployments

Managing a large or growing virtual infrastructure is a time-consuming task in which any oversight can lead to data loss. To avoid mistakes and reduce administrative overhead, use Policy-Based Data Protection to create policies that organize Microsoft Hyper-V VMs into groups according to your preferred parameters, such as name, size, tag, location, and so on. Once you have created a policy, you can perform backup jobs for all the VMs in the group with a single click. For added efficiency, NAKIVO Backup & Replication checks the current status of your VMs against the chosen policy and automatically includes or excludes changed VMs from the backup job.

Schedule Backups to Fit Business Needs

Leverage scheduling and job chaining to simplify data protection activities and avoid potential network congestion. If you wish to ensure all available bandwidth is devoted to core business activities, then set your backups to run during non-business hours on your preferred timetable. Or, if you would like to automate all your routine backup tasks, schedule backups to automatically run as frequently as every couple of minutes. To keep track of your infrastructure, use the Calendar dashboard to monitor completed and future tasks or elect to receive email reports and notifications.

NAKIVO Backup & Replication Licensing

Starting at $99 per socket
with a perpetual license. 1 year of Standard Support included.

Ensure your Hyper-V VMs are protected by purchasing a perpetual license or a subscription license of one of the most cost-efficient Hyper-V backup solutions. You can back up Hyper-V VMs and perform full VM recoveries with any edition of NAKIVO Backup & Replication. With Pro and Pro Essentials, you can perform the full range of data recoveries, leverage the enhanced backup performance features and more. With Enterprise and Enterprise Essentials, you gain access to every backup administration and disaster recovery feature and the opportunity to offer DRaaS and BaaS.

Perpetual licenses are charged per CPU socket for indefinite use and include 1 year of free Standard Support, giving you access to technical support via phone, chat and email during work hours.

Subscription licenses are charged per Hyper-V VM and provide 24/7 Support, which gives you access to around the clock assistance. You can purchase one to five-year subscriptions.

For more details on pricing and editions, see NAKIVO Backup & Replication Pricing and Editions.


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  • Fast deployment. Install NAKIVO Backup & Replication and perform your first backup job in only two minutes.
  • Protect virtual, physical, cloud and SaaS environments. Perform backups for VMware, Hyper-V, Nutanix AHV VMs, and Amazon EC2 instances; Windows and Linux physical servers/workstations; Microsoft Office 365 application data; and Oracle databases via RMAN.
  • Back up Hyper-V VMs directly to NAS appliances, cloud or tape. Send your backups directly to NAS appliances (FreeNAS, Asustor, Synology, QNAP, Western Digital, NETGEAR), the cloud (Amazon S3, Amazon EC2, Wasabi and Microsoft Azure) or tape.
  • Instant recovery. Recover entire VMs, individual files and application objects to source or custom locations. Boot VMs directly from your virtual or physical machine backups.
  • Site Recovery. Automate disaster recovery with unique failback and failover workflows for different disaster scenarios. Perform scheduled, non-disruptive site recovery testing with one click for guaranteed disaster recovery.
  • Reduce backup size. Save space with incremental backups, global deduplication, multiple compression levels and swap data exclusion for more effective use of storage space.
  • Boost performance. With LAN-free data transfer, you can offload production networks, thus reducing backup windows and ensuring high backup performance. Cut backup times to NAS appliances by up to half.

How NAKIVO Backup & Replication Helps You Resolve Hyper-V Data Protection Challenges

Protecting Hyper-V Environments

Even in the best of circumstances, Hyper-V VMs can become corrupted, accidentally deleted or malfunction at any time, exposing your business to data loss. If you do not have a Hyper-V backup solution in place, recovering your lost data can range from time-consuming and expensive to impossible. With NAKIVO Backup & Replication, you can perform image-based, incremental and application-aware backups of your Microsoft Hyper-V VMs to ensure your data is protected and recoverable. Image-based backups capture an entire Hyper-V VM at a point in time, including configuration files. This ensures that your VM is immediately ready for production after recovery. Application-awareness means that VM backups maintain the transactional consistency of applications, such as SQL Server, Microsoft Exchange and Active Directory. To keep your data safe, enable AES 256-bit encryption to protect Microsoft Hyper-V VM backups at rest and in-flight and use role-based access controls to limit unauthorized access.

Shortening RTOs

Day-to-day operational disruptions, such as lost files and objects or a malfunctioning Hyper-V VM, are simple problems to fix but often result in unnecessarily long downtime for businesses. For example, recovering an entire Hyper-V VM to retrieve individual files or objects wastes time and resources, resulting in hidden costs for a business. With NAKIVO Backup & Replication, you can perform granular recoveries and use Flash VM Boot to ensure small IT issues do not cost you lost revenue. Use Instant Object Recovery and Instant File Recovery to restore individual files or application objects back to source or custom locations directly from Hyper-V backups. This eliminates the need to first perform a time-consuming full recovery. If a VM becomes unavailable, use Flash VM Boot to nearly instantly boot a Hyper-V VM on a target host directly from a backup. By allowing you to continue your workflow without delay, Flash VM Boot dramatically reduces the potential consequences of IT downtime.

Minimizing IT Impact on Business Processes

For businesses with a large virtual infrastructure, it can be a constant battle to fit backup windows within non-business hours. At the same time, other businesses need to perform backups during business hours to meet tight RPOs. Fortunately, with NAKIVO Backup & Replication, one of the most cost-effective Hyper-V backup solutions, you can shrink backup times and reduce network congestion. Increase the speed of backups by up to 2X with network acceleration and backup size reduction tools. Backup size reduction tools include Resilient Change Tracking (RCT), global deduplication, log truncation and skipping swap data and unused blocks. Set limits on how much bandwidth backups can use during business hours to minimize network congestion. Adapt to changing circumstances by raising or lowering the limit at any time. Completely eliminate network slowdowns and boost Hyper-V backup speed by enabling LAN-free data transfers.

Eliminating a Single Point of Failure

Data protection is all about resiliency – a single backup does not mean that your data is safe. If, for example, you store all your data on-premises, a site disaster could result in significant financial and data losses. The most effective way to eliminate a single point of failure is to have multiple backup copies with at least one located offsite or in the cloud. NAKIVO Backup & Replication makes it easy to create multiple backup copies of Microsoft Hyper-V VMs and supports a wide range of local storage devices, tape media and cloud storage providers. The Backup Copy feature creates mirrored copies of your Microsoft Hyper-V backups without affecting the source machine. From the same window, you can then send your copies directly to your preferred onsite, offsite or cloud storage destinations. NAKIVO Backup & Replication supports Amazon S3, Microsoft Azure and Wasabi; leading NAS vendors; data deduplication appliances; and traditional and virtual tape libraries.

Lowering Storage Costs

For businesses with a large or growing virtual infrastructure, Microsoft Hyper-V VM backups require significant storage space, which translates to high hardware and cloud storage costs. NAKIVO Backup & Replication helps you cut these costs with a set of backup size reduction tools. Data deduplication removes duplicated data blocks from the Backup Repository, resulting in a 10x to 30x reduction in storage requirements. Compression further reduces the size of backups by allowing you to choose the balance between backup size and backup speed that best fits your business needs. NAKIVO Backup & Replication offers three compression levels: fast, medium and best. Swap data and unused block exclusion prevents unnecessary swap files, swap partitions and unused blocks from being included in backups. Employed together, the backup size reduction toolkit makes it simple to optimize your existing hardware and lower monthly cloud storage payments.

Reducing Administrative Overhead

Each minute of downtime equals lost revenue and inefficient data protection practices result in unnecessarily high administrative overhead. Furthermore, as your data protection activities become more complex, the chance for mistakes, oversights and retention gaps to emerge rises sharply. To counter these risks, NAKIVO Backup & Replication offers a set of backup management features designed to ensure data remains protected in infrastructures of any complexity. Use Policy-Based Data Protection to group and organize Hyper-V backups according to preferred parameters, such as tag, size or VM configuration. Comprehensive policies ensure VMs are properly accounted for, preventing policy gaps from emerging. Automate routine Hyper-V backup jobs to run on your preferred schedule and monitor completed and future tasks on the Calendar Dashboard. Integrate monitoring, automation and orchestration solutions with the NAKIVO Backup & Replication HTTP API for advanced automation controls.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to back up Hyper-V machines?

To back up a Hyper-V VM, you need to create a backup job. Click Create on the Dashboard and then click Microsoft Hyper-V backup job. After that, specify which VMs to back up, choose the backup destination and how often backups should occur. In the end, specify which options should be used.

Can I create different bandwidth throttling rules for different jobs?

Yes. There are two types of bandwidth rules: global and per job. Global rules apply to all backup jobs, while per-job rules apply only to selected jobs. When applied to a specific job, per-job bandwidth rules have higher priority than the global rules. You can modify or disable/enable each of your rules.

Can I receive notifications and reports over email?

Yes, you can configure email settings, email notifications, and automatic reports in Email notifications. NAKIVO Backup & Replication can send notifications on the completion status of backup jobs (on global and per-job level), alarm (error) notifications, warning notifications, and more. You can specify one or more email addresses to send the notifications to.

What benefits does swap data omission offer?

Swap data files constantly grow, which results in gigabytes of unnecessary data being processed, transferred and stored every time you run a backup. NAKIVO Backup & Replication can automatically skip swap files and partitions during the backup process. Swap data omission can help you save on storage space, network resources, and the associated costs.

Can I use NAKIVO Backup & Replication to perform replication of Hyper-V VMs?

Yes, you can use NAKIVO Backup & Replication to create replicas, or point-in-time copies of Hyper-V VMs. You can automate replication jobs to save time on routine tasks. In the event of a disruption, you can fail over to your replica VM and then fail back when your production environment is up.

What Hyper-V backup options can I choose?

In the Job Options section, you can give a name to the backup job and specify the details of how this backup job should be performed. For example, you can enable or disable application-aware mode and change tracking. Other options include network acceleration, encryption, VM verification, bandwidth throttling, and more.

Can I enable log truncation when performing Hyper-V backup?

Yes. NAKIVO Backup & Replication allows you to truncate Microsoft Exchange Server and Microsoft SQL Server transaction logs. The transaction logs are deleted (or truncated) after the backup job is completed so that the log files are available in the VM backup. Set up log truncation in the Pre and Post Actions section.

What is Hyper-V Manager?

Microsoft Hyper-V Manager is an administrative tool that can be used to create, modify and remove VMs and hosts running in a Hyper-V virtual environment. However, Hyper-V Manager doesn’t offer the functionality to fully protect your data. NAKIVO Backup & Replication addresses this issue, letting you reliably back up your Hyper-V virtual machines.

How can I encrypt Hyper-V backup data?

To encrypt Hyper-V backup data, you should enable encryption in the Options section. There are two types of encryption: in-flight and at-rest. In-flight encryption allows you to protect data as it travels over WAN. equally important, at-rest encryption enables the protection of data stored in the backup repository.

Can NAKIVO Backup & Replication back up VMs running on other hypervisors?

Yes. You can use NAKIVO Backup & Replication to perform image-based, incremental, app-aware backup of VMware VMs. The solution supports vSphere 7. You can also run incremental, application-aware backups of Nutanix AHV VMs. Finally, you can use NAKIVO Backup & Replication to protect Amazon EC2 instances.

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Boise cascade
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“With NAKIVO Backup & Replication installed on QNAP NAS, the backup is 2.5X faster! We found a professional solution that covers all our needs, saves money, and provides reliability.”
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“With NAKIVO Backup & Replication, every hour that we save on VM backup administration can be translated into cost savings. NAKIVO Backup & Replication is resource-efficient in terms of installation and configuration. NAKIVO Backup & Replication is just what we needed.”
Samuel Riley, IT Manager at MyoKardia

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