With NAKIVO Backup & Replication, you can easily set up scheduled Amazon Web Services (AWS) Elastic Cloud Compute (EC2) backups. NAKIVO Backup & Replication protects entire AWS EC2 instances and performs forever-incremental backups, which transfer only changed data to your backup repository. You can keep your AWS EC2 backups anywhere—the backup repository can be located in the same Amazon EC2 region, in a different region, or even at your office or home. For each backup, you can save up to 1,000 recovery points and, using the GFS backup rotation scheme, rotate them on a daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly basis. In addition, you can ensure that your AWS EC2 instances are always backed up by protecting an entire Amazon EC2 region or account. This way, all new AWS EC2 instances that are created in or moved to the region or account are automatically added to your backup jobs and stay protected.
NAKIVO Backup & Replication performs an application-aware backup of Windows-based and Linux-based AWS EC2 instances. NAKIVO Backup & Replication supports Exchange, Active Directory, MS SQL, Oracle, and other applications and databases running inside AWS EC2 instances that you back up and replicate. Using the Application-aware mode, NAKIVO Backup & Replication ensures that application and database data is always consistent.
NAKIVO Backup & Replication automatically deduplicates all AWS EC2 backups across entire backup repository. On top of that, deduplicated blocks are compressed to ensure that the least amount of space is used by the backup repository.
Even in the cloud, your AWS EC2 backups can be damaged, accidentally deleted, or become unavailable. Backup Copy jobs provide a simple, yet powerful way to create and maintain copies of your AWS EC2 backups. You can schedule Backup Copy jobs, send copies to different regions, accounts, or to your office or home, copy an entire backup repository or only selected backups, or even set a different backup retention policy for your backup copies – whatever your business needs suggest.
NAKIVO Backup & Replication can use compression and traffic reduction techniques to speed up data transfer. On average, this results in a network load reduction of 50% and a data transfer acceleration of 2X when running backup across WAN.
With NAKIVO Backup & Replication, you can instantly recover files, Microsoft Exchange objects, and Microsoft Active Directory objects directly from compressed and deduplicated AWS EC2 backups. You can easily browse, search, forward, and download files and objects right within the product Web interface, without recovering the full AWS EC2 instance first. This feature is purely agentless and works out of the box for both Windows-based and Linux-based instances as well as remotely from the cloud on an NAKIVO-supported NAS server in your office.
If a backed up AWS EC2 instance is accidentally damaged or deleted, you can recover the instance from its backup in just a few clicks. Your backup repository can be located anywhere – in the same Amazon region, in a different Amazon region, or in your office. The instance will be recovered in exactly the same state as it was during the backup and will appear in the region that you select for recovery.
AWS EC2 instance replication creates and maintains identical copies of your AWS EC2 instances (aka replicas). You can replicate instances within the same region or cross-regions. For each instance replica, you can save up to 30 recovery points. In case source instances are lost or damaged, you can instantly recover by powering on instance replicas. Because replication creates identical copies of source EC2 instances, recovering from a disaster is as simple as powering on the replicated instances. If a source instance has been damaged and then replicated, you can roll it back to a previous recovery point.
HTTP APIs enable you to automate and orchestrate instance backup, replication, and recovery. APIs have been designed so that even non-developers can easily use them to integrate NAKIVO Backup & Replication with monitoring, automation, and orchestration solutions for reducing time spent on data protection management and decreasing data protection costs.