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NAKIVO Backup & Replication
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Microsoft Office 365 Protection
Multiple Storage Destinations
Data Protection Automation
Replication and Disaster Recovery
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
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is NAKIVO Backup & Replication?
NAKIVO Backup & Replication is an all-in-one data protection solution for virtual, physical, cloud and SaaS environments. The solution delivers a complete set of features, including backup, backup copy, backup to cloud, instant VM recovery, granular recovery and disaster recovery orchestration.
How frequently can I back up my data with NAKIVO Backup & Replication?
With NAKIVO Backup & Replication, you can create image-based, app-aware, incremental backup jobs to run as often as every minute, ensuring that backups contain the most recent version of your business data and you can perform point-in-time restores.
How many virtual machines can NAKIVO Backup & Replication protect?
A single instance of NAKIVO Backup & Replication can protect up to 10,000 VMs.
Does NAKIVO Backup & Replication support live applications and databases?
Yes. You can back up, replicate and recover machines running Microsoft Exchange, Active Directory, Microsoft SQL, Oracle and other applications and databases. Using the application-aware mode, NAKIVO Backup & Replication ensures that data inside backups and replicas is consistent and that files and application objects can be used as soon as they are recovered.
Can I boot VMs directly from backups for faster recovery?
Yes, you can boot VMware and Hyper-V VMs directly from deduplicated and compressed backups and migrate booted VMs to production if necessary. You can also use P2V recovery to boot physical Linux/Windows machines from backups as VMware vSphere VMs.
Can I restore older versions of data?
Yes. NAKIVO Backup & Replication allows you to save up to 4,000 recovery points for each backup. These recovery points can be rotated daily, weekly, monthly and yearly using the grandfather-father-son (GFS) retention scheme. This approach makes point-in-time restores simple and fast.
Does NAKIVO Backup & Replication offer any data reduction features?
Yes. NAKIVO Backup & Replication provides up to a 10-time size reduction with incremental backups, Global Deduplication, adjustable backup compression and automated swap data exclusion. In addition, the solution is fully integrated with deduplication appliances such as EMC Data Domain (with DD Boost support), HPE StoreOnce (with Catalyst support) and NEC HYDRAstor.
How long is the backup data retained in NAKIVO Backup & Replication?
There is no limit to how long backup data can be retained. Each time NAKIVO Backup & Replication backs up data, a recovery point is automatically created. Each recovery point represents a different version of data at a specific point in time.
What security features does NAKIVO Backup & Replication offer?
NAKIVO Backup & Replication protects backups from unauthorized third-party access with AES 256-bit data encryption at rest and in-flight. With role-based access control (RBAC), you can improve the security of your data protection activities by assigning roles and permissions for each part of data protection operations to users. In addition, the solution integrates S3 Object Lock for ransomware-proof backups in Amazon S3.
What platforms does NAKIVO Backup & Replication support?
NAKIVO Backup & Replication is designed to protect a wide range of environments: VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, Nutanix AHV, Amazon EC2, physical Windows/Linux servers, Windows/Linux workstations, Microsoft 365 and Oracle Database.
For the complete list of supported platforms and hardware/software requirements, refer to Supported Platforms.
Do I need to install an agent on each machine for backup?
For virtual infrastructures, you don’t need to install an agent on each machine. NAKIVO Backup & Replication is an agentless solution for VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, Nutanix AHV, Amazon EC2 and VMware Cloud Director.
Does NAKIVO Backup & Replication protect large VMs?
Yes. You can back up, replicate and recover 2TB+ VMs with NAKIVO Backup & Replication.
What recovery options does NAKIVO Backup & Replication provide?
NAKIVO Backup & Replication allows you to:
- Instantly boot VMs directly from their backups with Flash VM Boot
- Instantly restore files directly from backups with Instant File Recovery
- Browse, search and recover any application object using Instant Object Recovery for Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft Active Directory.
- Recover any application object by mounting disks from a backup directly to a production environment using Universal Object Recovery
- Recover VMware vSphere VMs to a Hyper-V environment and vice versa using Cross-Platform Recovery
- Perform instant and full physical-to-virtual (P2V) recovery of physical machines as VMware vSphere VMs
Can I restore my physical Windows machine to a virtual platform?
Yes. With the physical-to-virtual (P2V) functionality, you can recover your physical Windows and Linux machines from their backups as VMware vSphere VMs.
What NAS devices can NAKIVO Backup & Replication be installed on?
You can deploy NAKIVO Backup & Replication on leading NAS devices, including Synology, QNAP, NETGEAR, ASUSTOR, FreeNAS and Western Digital. By deploying the solution on NAS, you create an all-in-on backup appliance that combines software, hardware, backup to cloud, deduplication and storage.
Where can I store my backups?
Does NAKIVO Backup & Replication provide ransomware protection?
NAKIVO Backup & Replication can help you protect your workloads from ransomware and ensure that recoveries are fast and reliable.
- Use the solution to implement the 3-2-1 backup rule: Send backup copies offsite, to public clouds (Amazon S3, Azure or Wasabi) and/or to tape.
- Apply S3 Object Lock in NAKIVO Backup & Replication to make your backups stored in Amazon S3 buckets immutable and, hence, resistant to modification or overwriting by ransomware.
- Use the Immutable Repository feature to protect your backups sent to local Linux-based repositories against ransomware for as long as you need.
- Use role-based access control (RBAC) to limit access to your backups and other data protection activities by assigning roles and granting specific permissions to users.
Does NAKIVO Backup & Replication offer disaster recovery features?
The solution offers the following features for disaster recovery: replication, replication from backup, policy-based replication and disaster recovery automation and orchestration.
The Site Recovery feature is designed to streamline and automate the VM disaster recovery process. The feature can help you:
- Automate disaster recovery jobs to run on schedule or on-demand
- Create multiple Site Recovery jobs for various purposes such as disaster avoidance, planned migration of data centers, etc.
- Test Site Recovery jobs without disrupting the production environment
- Set a recovery time objective and test if your target can be met
- Spend less time, effort and money by decreasing disaster recovery total cost of ownership (TCO)
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NAKIVO is a US-based corporation dedicated to developing the ultimate backup and disaster 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 delivers an unprecedented level of protection for virtual, physical, cloud and SaaS environments.