AWS EC2 Backup
NAKIVO Backup & Replication allows you to easily back up AWS EC2 instances. The product performs forever-incremental backups, transferring only changed data to your backup repository. You can keep your AWS EC2 backups anywhere — your 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, rotating them on a daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly basis in accordance with the GFS system. 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 included in the relevant backup jobs.
Application-Aware EC2 Backup
NAKIVO Backup & Replication performs 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 or databases running inside the AWS EC2 instances that you back up. Using the application-aware mode, NAKIVO Backup & Replication ensures that application and database data is always consistent.
Backup Size Reduction
To reduce AWS EC2 instance backup size, NAKIVO Backup & Replication automatically skips swap files, which would otherwise be processed, transferred and stored, taking up valuable server space. On top of that, the product automatically deduplicates all backups across an entire backup repository, ensuring that only unique data blocks are stored. The deduplicated blocks are compressed and, therefore, occupy as little space as possible. Together, these data reduction technologies significantly reduce the backup repository space occupied by AWS EC2 instance backups.
Even in the cloud, your backups can be damaged, get accidentally deleted, or become unavailable. Backup Copy jobs provide an easy way to create and maintain copies of your AWS EC2 instance backups. You can choose to maintain an exact (mirrored) copy of your backup repository in a target location, or fine-tune which backups should be copied, how, and when.
NAKIVO Backup & Replication can use compression and traffic reduction techniques to speed up data transfer. On average, this results in a 50% network load reduction and 2X faster data transfer when running backups across WAN.
Instant Granular Recovery
With NAKIVO Backup & Replication, you can instantly recover files, Microsoft Exchange objects, Microsoft SQL Server objects, or Microsoft Active Directory objects directly from deduplicated and compressed AWS EC2 instance backups. You can browse, search for, and recover files or application objects in the product’s web interface, without recovering the full AWS EC2 instance first. This feature is purely agentless, working out of the box for both Windows-based and Linux-based instances.
AWS EC2 Instance Recovery
If a backed-up AWS EC2 instance is accidentally damaged or deleted, you can recover the instance from the backup in just a few clicks. Your backup repository can be located anywhere – in the same Amazon region, in a different Amazon region, or on-premises, outside the cloud. The instance can be recovered in exactly the same state as during the backup, and is restored to whichever region you select for recovery.
HTTP APIs for Automation
HTTP APIs enable you to automate and orchestrate EC2 instance backup processes. The APIs have been designed for ease of use, even by non-developers. You can integrate NAKIVO Backup & Replication with monitoring, automation, and orchestration solutions in order to reduce time spent on data protection management while decreasing data protection costs.