#1AWS EC2 Backup
With NAKIVO Backup & Replication, you can back up your AWS EC2 instances in a fast and reliable manner. You can restore entire AWS instances or any individual item of your infrastructure directly from deduplicated backups in just a few clicks
Key Features at a Glance
- Protect entire AWS EC2 instances with ease
- Boost backup performance with Network Acceleration
- Save storage space with global data deduplication, compression, swap data exclusion, and log truncation
- Automate AWS EC2 backups by setting up policy-based backup jobs
- Create a 5-in-1 backup appliance by installing on a QNAP, Synology, NETGEAR, ASUSTOR, or WD NAS device
- Automate and orchestrate site recovery for your AWS EC2 environment
- Recover entire instances, individual files, or application objects
- Save time with a simple and intuitive web interface
Protect AWS EC2 Instances
Incremental AWS EC2 Backup
NAKIVO Backup & Replication performs incremental EC2 backups, transferring only changed data to your backup repository. This allows you to boost EC2 backup performance and save storage space.
Universal AWS EC2 Backup
You can keep your EC2 backups anywhere — your backup repository can be located in the same AWS EC2 region, in a different region, or even at your office or home.
Application-Aware AWS EC2 Backup
NAKIVO Backup & Replication runs application-aware backup of Windows-based and Linux-based AWS EC2 instances, ensuring that application and database data is always consistent.
AWS EC2 Backup Archival
With NAKIVO Backup & Replication, you can save up to 4,000 recovery points, rotating them on a daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly basis in accordance with the GFS retention policy.
Fast and Reliable AWS EC2 Backup
NAKIVO Backup & Replication allows you to secure your AWS EC2 data from corruption, accidental deletion, ransomware, or disaster in an efficient and automated manner. You can back up your EC2 instances to the same or a different AWS region, or to your own datacenter.
Any files, application objects, or even entire AWS instances can be restored from a deduplicated backup, ensuring that your business-critical information remains accessible. EC2 backup in NAKIVO Backup & Replication is designed to deliver maximum convenience, flexibility, and reliability without exceeding your data protection budget.
Put Your AWS EC2 Backup on Auto-Pilot
NAKIVO Backup & Replication provides multiple ways of how to back up AWS EC2 instances on auto-pilot. You can set up backup policies that can protect instances matching certain criteria (name, size, tag, etc.). Once your policy is created, NAKIVO Backup & Replication can scan the infrastructure and add new matching instances to the relevant job automatically. You can also protect an entire AWS EC2 region or account, which means that new AWS EC2 instances created in or moved to the region or account are automatically protected. NAKIVO Backup & Replication can be integrated with monitoring, automation, and orchestration solutions through an HTTP API in order to further reduce time spent on data protection management while decreasing data protection costs.
Reduce Backup Size
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. The product automatically deduplicates all backup data across an entire repository, ensuring that only unique data blocks are stored. The deduplicated blocks are compressed, therefore occupying as little space as possible. The solution can also truncate Exchange and SQL logs for additional space savings.
Improve Backup Performance
NAKIVO Backup & Replication can use compression and traffic reduction techniques to speed up data transfer during AWS EC2 backup jobs. On average, this results in a 50% network load reduction and 2X faster data transfer when running backups across WAN, which can significantly shorten your backup windows.
Copy Backups Offsite or to the Cloud
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, fine-tune which backups should be copied, how, and when, or automate your backup copy jobs with policies.
Increase Productivity of Your IT Team
NAKIVO Backup & Replication can be installed in the Multi-Tenant mode. This allows you to create isolated tenants in different branch or remote offices within a single instance of the product and easily manage them. This functionality enables you to provide effective and reliable BaaS and DRaaS services to your customers. In the Multi-Tenant mode, each tenant can access the Self-Service portal to offload the backup processes from the service provider, allowing for a degree of versatility.
Scale Out with Your Environment
Due to its flexible architecture, NAKIVO Backup & Replication allows you to scale out almost infinitely to accommodate your business needs. This can be done vertically, by adding more resources to the product, and horizontally by spreading the product components across your branch offices.
AWS EC2 Backup Appliance Based on Your NAS
Create a high-performance AWS EC2 backup appliance by installing NAKIVO Backup & Replication directly on a QNAP, Synology, ASUSTOR, NETGEAR, or Western Digital NAS device. The appliance combines backup software, backup hardware, data deduplication, backup storage, and a backup-to-cloud tool for superior AWS EC2 data protection. Additionally, due to the cost-efficiency of NAKIVO Backup & Replication, creating such an appliance is significantly less costly than buying the purpose built backup appliance.
Policy-Based Data Protection
NAKIVO Backup & Replication aims to automate most of your AWS EC2 backup processes, allowing you to focus on other matters. Policy-Based Data Protection was created specifically for this reason. The functionality allows for automated addition of the EC2 instances to the workflow according to specific policies, a set of rules based on specific criteria, such as a name of the instance, its size, tag, amount of RAM, etc. By setting up such policies, you alleviate the need to continuously monitor your infrastructure and manually add instances to your workflows.
Improving the performance of your backups should always be one of the top priorities in the company. NAKIVO Backup & Replication has the built-in Network Acceleration feature that can drastically speed up backup and replication jobs, shorten backup windows, and reduce load on the network. The feature achieves the desired result by using two Transporters, one of the components of NAKIVO Backup & Replication. When executing the workflow, the source Transporter sends the compressed and optimized data to the target Transporter. This process greatly reduces the amount of data transferred over the network, increasing the backup speed.
NAKIVO Backup & Replication allows for orchestration and automation of your DR activities with a simple yet powerful functionality. Site Recovery takes the sandbox approach, allowing you to combine certain actions and conditions into workflows of any complexity. Such a method of workflows creation allows you to tackle the disaster and business disruptions of any level and quickly follow up with the appropriate action, such as performing failover of your AWS EC2 instances to the replicas at the DR location and proceeding with business operations.
Having to manually start and stop your workflows can range from cumbersome to outright exhausting depending on the size of your infrastructure. NAKIVO Backup & Replication erases the need for any manual intervention in your backup processes with its flexible scheduling system. With our solution, you can back up AWS EC2 instances using a tight schedule, specifying not only the exact time when the job should be started, but also the date from which the schedule becomes active. It is even possible to create multiple schedules for a single workflow or disable the scheduling system altogether depending on your business needs.
Managing too many data protection workflows can sometimes become problematic, especially in large environments with thousands of machines. Too many backup jobs running on the same host may drastically reduce the performance of your environment and cause a slowdown of business operations. NAKIVO Backup & Replication can effectively solve this problem with a simple and effective Calendar Dashboard. With this feature you can get a bird’s-eye view of all your jobs, find the time slots which are not occupied and plan your data protection processes accordingly.
Universal Object Recovery
NAKIVO Backup & Replication has a multitude of recovery features suitable for the needs of any company. Sometimes you may need to recover just a single file or an e-mail, without performing full recovery. With Universal Object Recovery, you can easily recover individual files and objects without having to recover the entire instance. All you have to do is mount the latest backup to any instance and recover the necessary files using the native tools. The whole process is quick and simple, allowing you to save time and resources.
Advanced Bandwidth Throttling
If you want to back up AWS EC2 instances during busy working hours, you may face the issue of an overloaded production network. This can cause a significant slowdown of the business processes. If you are wondering how to back up AWS EC2 instances without causing this slowdown, NAKIVO Backup & Replication has a built-in Advanced Bandwidth Throttling feature to help with this issue. Using this functionality, you can create global rules that set hard limits on your AWS EC2 backup jobs, never allowing the solution to go beyond a certain speed. Any created rule can be easily modified at any time. Additionally, such rules can be created on a per-job basis for more granular control over your bandwidth.
NAKIVO Backup & Replication can ensure that your AWS EC2 backup data always stays safe and unavailable for third parties to access. With our solution, you can enable AES 256 encryption to encrypt your backups in flight and at rest. The encryption in flight is made possible with the use of two Transporters which encrypt the data before the transfer and then decrypt it before saving it at the destination. Alternatively, the encryption at rest allows you to secure the data stored in backup repositories. This feature can be of great help in maintaining compliance with data security requirements and preventing unauthorized access to your sensitive data.
With large infrastructures, you are often faced significantly more challenges to maintaining data storage than with smaller ones. These may include even such simple things as finding a specific instance that was not yet protected or the specific backup. NAKIVO Backup & Replication has a simple but handy feature aimed at reducing the complexity of managing such an infrastructure. Global Search allows you to instantly search for VMs, backups, replicas, jobs, groups, backup repositories, and Transporters. After finding the necessary item, you can view complete information on it and take immediate action, such as adding the retrieved VM to a backup job, starting recovery, etc.
Job Chaining enables you to link your workflows to start one after another. The feature allows for great flexibility as you can chain together any type of jobs including backup, backup copy, replication, and recovery, as well as adding any number of jobs to the chain. This can help you greatly simplify job management, making proper job scheduling much easier and ensuring that core data protection operations are executed timely and efficiently.
API for Backup Automation and Orchestration
NAKIVO Backup & Replication gives you the necessary means to integrate the software with monitoring, automation, and orchestration solutions. The solution provides a simple HTTP API that allows you to perform all tasks available from the product interface. To speed up the integration process, the API comes as a part of an Integration Kit which includes API documentation and code examples. By using the API, you can take advantage of multiple benefits such as saving time on backup administration, monitoring the health of the product components, improving compliance due to automation of data protection reporting, and more.
Automate Your Backup Processes
Managing the backup processes across multiple locations can be quite difficult. Manual management of EC2 backup operations are not only time consuming but also error-prone. NAKIVO Backup & Replication has a variety of tools to fully automate your backup operations, allowing you to concentrate on other tasks. Create policies to automatically add your EC2 instances to the workflows based on specific rules and set up detailed schedules for the jobs to allow the solution to handle all of the routine tasks for you.
Take Advantage of Change Tracking
If you have already performed a full backup once, you can use change tracking to help save storage space and reduce backup windows. By enabling the use of proprietary method during the AWS EC2 backup job creation, NAKIVO Backup & Replication can copy only the changed data to the repository. This can bring about improved backup performance, drastically reduce the required amount of storage space, and save you time.
Follow the 3-2-1 Backup Rule
When it comes to business data, having an additional layer of security and reliability is always welcome. According to the 3-2-1 rule, you should always have at least 3 copies of your AWS EC2 backups, with 2 of them on different media and one of them being stored offsite. The Backup Copy feature in NAKIVO Backup & Replication allows you to achieve peace of mind by creating additional copies of your backups and storing them offsite or in the cloud. Thanks to Job Chaining, this process can become automated without you always having to worry about it.
Always Encrypt Your Backups
With ransomware and other kinds of malware being on the rise lately, you should always go the extra mile when it comes to ensuring the security of your data. Some of the best practices of backing up your AWS EC2 data suggest encrypting your data during transfer and at the destination. NAKIVO Backup & Replication uses AES 256 encryption, the worldwide standard used by banks and financial institutions, to protect your sensitive data from unauthorized access by 3rd parties.
Organize the Schedule of Your Workflows Effectively
Some companies have multiple offices across the globe; each of them needs to have their data protected as efficiently as possible. With NAKIVO Backup & Replication, you can manage, maintain, and edit backup jobs from anywhere using a single instance of the solution. Alternatively, you can offload your IT team by allowing each separate office to manage their own backups with Multi-Tenant mode, all according to your business needs.