ASUSTOR-Based Backup Appliance from NAKIVO

Create a multifunctional and cost-efficient backup appliance by deploying NAKIVO Backup & Replication on an ASUSTOR NAS. This appliance integrates hardware and software to deliver high-performance data backup, disaster recovery, storage and deduplication solution.

✔ Simple setup and integration
✔ Independent from production machines
✔ Faster backup and replication
✔ Cost-optimized appliance
✔ Backup solution from $2.50 per workload/month


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ASUSTOR Backup Appliance at a Glance


Integrated Backup Appliance

One device combining software and hardware for data backup, replication, recovery, storage and deduplication


Independent from Production

Separate data protection resources from the systems running core business operations for higher reliability


Higher Backup Speeds

Faster backups with direct data transfers to NAS disks with built-in compression, deduplication, etc.


Simple Deployment

Install the solution on ASUSTOR in minutes for highly functional, enterprise-grade data protection


Disaster Recovery Orchestration

Create automated disaster recovery workflows to instantly restore data in any scenario


Ransomware Resilience

Enable immutability for backups stored on ASUSTOR NAS to ensure protection against ransomware infections

Discover How to Create an ASUSTOR-Based Backup Appliance

Supported operating systems

The NAKIVO solution can be deployed on NAS devices running ASUSTOR Data Master (ADM) v3.5–v4.1.

Deploy in minutes

Easily install NAKIVO Backup & Replication on ASUSTOR NAS and run the first backup workflow in minutes.

Protect multiple environments

Efficient data protection for virtual, physical, cloud and SaaS environments from a single interface.

Direct backup to cloud

Set up automatic backup copies to a public cloud (Amazon S3, Wasabi, Azure Blob, Backblaze B2) and other S3-compatible platforms.

Enterprise-Grade Data Protection

Create an All-in-One Backup Appliance

NAKIVO Backup & Replication is an advanced multifunctional software solution capable of data backup, recovery, replication, deduplication, and compression. With the NAKIVO solution installed on an ASUSTOR device, you get a high-performance enterprise-grade backup appliance with a simple web interface.


Recover Data Instantly

With the Flash VM Boot feature, NAKIVO Backup & Replication enables you to boot VMs directly from backups stored on the ASUSTOR NAS appliance. A booted VM can then be moved to the production environment for permanent use. With granular recovery, the solution allows you to restore individual files and application objects to their original or custom locations without recovering the entire VMs.

Ensure Ransomware Protection

Enable immutability for backups stored on ASUSTOR NAS disks to protect them from change, deletion or encryption by ransomware. For additional data protection, store backup copies in the cloud or on a detached storage device or send backups to tape. You can also use encryption and advanced role-based access control to prevent unauthorized access to data protection activities and backup data.

Optimize Backup Performance

The solution can write backup data directly to NAS disks, bypassing the limitations of network protocols such as SMB and NFS. Perform incremental backups using native change tracking technologies to copy only the changed data blocks. Set LAN-Free Data Transfer modes (Hot Add and Direct SAN Access), Network Acceleration and Advanced Bandwidth Throttling to optimize the use of network resources.

Send Backups to Multiple Targets

Store multiple backup copies in different storages to avoid a single point of failure. An ASUSTOR NAS running NAKIVO Backup & Replication can be used as an onsite backup storage that is still separate from your production environment. For additional reliability, use the solution to send backup copies offsite and to cloud storages (Amazon S3, Azure Blob, Backblaze B2 or Wasabi) and other S3-compatible platforms directly from NAS disks. Additionally, you can send backups to tape for long-term retention and enhanced data resiliency.

Automate Data Protection Tasks

Streamline routine activities and avoid overlaps by scheduling data protection tasks using the Calendar dashboard. Automatically back up workloads based on specified criteria using the Policy-Based Data Protection feature. You can also set jobs to run one after the other using job chaining. Monitor all activities from the Overview dashboard for a bird’s-eye view of your data protection infrastructure.

Create Disaster Recovery Workflows

An ASUSTOR NAS running NAKIVO Backup & Replication can be used for disaster recovery (DR). With the solution’s Site Recovery feature, create and automate disaster recovery workflows. Custom workflows can include source VM shutdown, network mapping, custom scripts, and final VM replication. Test customized DR workflows without disrupting your production environment. In case of a disaster, preset workflows can be initiated with a single click.

Reduce Storage Space Consumption

The backup appliance is capable of data compression and deduplication which greatly reduces the size of your backups. By skipping swap files, partitions, and unused blocks during backup or replication workflows, NAKIVO Backup & Replication makes backups even smaller. Overall, after deduplication and compression, backed up data takes up to 10 times less storage space.

NAKIVO Solution Pricing for
NAS-Based Backup Appliance

Subscription licenses start at $2.50
per workload/month

Purchase a perpetual or subscription license of NAKIVO Backup & Replication and deploy the software on ASUSTOR to create a robust backup appliance. Installation on NAS is available in all editions of the solution.

Perpetual licenses are charged per CPU socket for VMs or per physical machine. You also receive 1 year of free Standard Support via email, phone or chat during business hours.

Subscription licenses are charged per workload: single VM, 1 physical server or 3 workstations, an AWS EC2 instance or an Oracle database. The license also includes 24/7 technical support.

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  • Fast deployment on NAS, Windows or Linux, as a VMware/Nutanix VA or AWS AMI.
  • Versatile backup device combining advanced hardware, feature-rich software, storage and deduplication solution in one appliance.
  • Comprehensive data protection for virtual, physical, cloud and SaaS environments.
  • Ransomware resilience by enabling immutability for backups stored in ASUSTOR NAS.
  • Flexible recovery for full VMs or individual files and application objects to original or custom locations.
  • Backup to cloud like Amazon S3, Wasabi, Backblaze B2, Azure Blob and other S3-compatible plafotrms directly from NAS disks.
  • Disaster recovery orchestration using Site Recovery to create recovery workflows for different disaster scenarios.
  • Instant verification of backups and replicas without disrupting production environments.
  • Data deduplication and compression reducing storage space consumption and costs.
  • Optimized performance with Network Acceleration, LAN-Free Data Transfer and Advanced Bandwidth Throttling.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is an ASUSTOR NAS?

ASUSTOR NAS is a standalone high-performance computer that includes CPU(s), RAM modules, and storage disks. It also has a separate operating system (OS) installed. When you deploy a backup solution on ASUSTOR NAS, you create a complete backup appliance providing data protection for hybrid and cloud environments.

What environments can I protect with NAKIVO Backup & Replication on an ASUSTOR NAS?

With the NAKIVO solution installed on ASUSTOR NAS, you can protect the following environments:

Can backups be written directly to NAS disks?

Yes. NAKIVO Backup & Replication installed on an ASUSTOR NAS can bypass the overhead of network protocols such as SMB and NFS to write backup data directly to NAS disks.

Can I use the ASUSTOR backup appliance for disaster recovery?

Yes. With the Site Recovery feature, you can set custom recovery (DR) workflows for different scenarios. Test workflows without disrupting your production environment. Automatically initiate pre-configured failover processes in case of a disaster or perform automated failback to move your VMs back to the main site with minimal downtime.

How can I protect backup data from ransomware with NAKIVO Backup & Replication?

An ASUSTOR NAS running NAKIVO Backup & Replication is an onsite storage that is separate from your production environment. This allows you to eliminate a single point of failure and ensure data recoverability. To further enhance data protection, enable immutability for backups stored on NAS disks or send backup copies to public clouds (Amazon S3, Azure Blob, Wasabi and Backblaze B2) and other S3-compatible platforms or tape.

How do I start using the NAKIVO solution?

Download the NAKIVO Backup & Replication Free Trial to access the full-featured version of the solution for 15 days. Contact our experts to schedule a custom demo or book a free deployment session.

Success Stories
"After installing the software on a NAS, I have greatly reduced my personal time on backup administration. Due to the intuitive web interface, I schedule the jobs and just leave them and only check the notifications that I receive by email. With an all-in-one VM backup appliance, we managed to free up resources for other specific IT needs."
Edwardson A. Pedragosa Jr., Network Administrator at the Asia-Pacific International University
Success Stories
“The licensing costs that were offered by NAKIVO turned out to be cheaper than the yearly maintenance costs of our previous product. NAKIVO Backup & Replication may be almost 10 times cheaper. Regarding installation and setup time, we just spent 15 minutes and everything was working. Overall, we were able to simplify disaster recovery, save costs, and utilize existing NAS servers with NAKIVO Backup & Replication.”
Alejandro, IT Project Coordinator at Save the Children Spain
Success Stories
“NAKIVO Backup & Replication is one of the most intuitive and easy-to-use VM backup solutions that I have encountered. With NAKIVO Backup & Replication, I now sleep better knowing that any sort of disaster will be mitigated, especially with VM replication and backup copy functionality.”
Steven Brown, IT and Compliance Manager at Onit