QNAP NAS-Based Backup Appliance from NAKIVO

Deploy the NAKIVO solution on QNAP NAS to create a powerful backup appliance. Protect multiple environments using one device with data backup, recovery, storage and deduplication capabilities.

✔ Simple deployment and management
✔ Independent from production
✔ Fast backup and recovery
✔ Affordable data protection
✔ Backup solution from $2.50 per workload/month


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QNAP Backup Appliance at a Glance


All-Inclusive Backup Appliance

Data backup, replication, recovery, storage and deduplication in one portable appliance


Fast and Simple Setup

Easily create a multifunctional backup appliance by installing the NAKIVO solution on QNAP in minutes


Improved Backup Performance

Send backups directly to QNAP NAS disks and reduce storage space usage with compression and deduplication


Effective Storage Tiering

Ensure data availability by sending backups from NAS disks to different storages like public/private clouds or tape


Effortless Scalability

Scale your data protection infrastructure with ease to accommodate your growing needs


Backup Immutability

Protect your backups against ransomware infections by enabling immutability in QNAP NAS

Learn How to Create a Backup Appliance
Based on QNAP NAS

Supported operating systems

Deploy the NAKIVO solution on NAS devices running QNAP QTS v4.3–v5.0 and QNAP QuTS Hero v4.5.3–v5.0.

Quick installation

Install NAKIVO Backup & Replication on QNAP NAS and start protecting your data in minutes.

Multiplatform support

Protect virtual, physical, cloud and SaaS environments from a single interface.

Direct backup to cloud

Send backup copies automatically to a public cloud (like Amazon S3, Azure Blob, Wasabi and Backblaze B2) and other S3-compatible platforms.

Everything You Need for Data Protection in One Place.

Create a High-Performance Backup Appliance

Combine NAKIVO Backup & Replication with QNAP NAS to create a multifunctional backup appliance that provides data backup, recovery, replication, compression and deduplication. You can manage your data protection activities for all your platforms from a single web interface.

Monitor and Automate Data Protection Tasks

Gain complete control of all data protection activities using the Overview dashboard for backup monitoring and the Calendar dashboard for scheduling. Automate workflows with the Policy-Based Data Protection feature that allows you to automatically back up workloads based on preset criteria. With Job Chaining, you can set jobs to run one after the other.

Maintain Ransomware Resilience

You can protect backups stored on QNAP NAS from deletion or encryption by ransomware by enabling immutability. Store backup copies in the cloud, on tape or on a detached storage device to ensure recoverability in case of a disaster or infection. You can also encrypt backup data or enable role-based access control to prevent unauthorized access.

Improve Backup Performance

Incremental backups allow you to copy only the changed data blocks using native change tracking technologies to speed up the backup process and reduce storage space consumption. The NAKIVO solution can send backup data directly to NAS disks to avoid the limitations of SMB and NFS protocols. You can further optimize resource allocation and usage with Network Acceleration and Advanced Bandwidth Throttling. Apply compression and deduplication to reduce storage space consumption even further.

Use Different Recovery Options

Restore full machines directly from backups stored on QNAP NAS with the Flash VM Boot feature or with physical-to-virtual (P2V) recovery. You can also perform granular recovery to instantly restore individual files and application objects to their original or to custom locations.

Keep Backups in Multiple Storages

Store backups on QNAP NAS separately from the production environment. You can also keep backup copies offsite by sending them directly from NAS disks to remote storage or to cloud storages (like Amazon S3, Backblaze B2, Wasabi or Azure Blob) and other S3-compatible platforms. Backups can also be stored on tape for long-term retention.

Create Custom Disaster Recovery Workflows

Create and automate custom disaster recovery (DR) sequences with the Site Recovery feature. Actions in a sequence can include, failover, failback, network mapping, custom scripts, VM shutdown, etc. Minimize data loss and downtime by instantly initiating a preset sequence in a disaster scenario. You can also test customized DR workflows without impacting your production environment.

NAKIVO Solution Pricing

Purchase a subscription license for
as low as $2.50 per workload/month

With a perpetual or subscription license of NAKIVO Backup & Replication, you can deploy the solution on QNAP NAS and create a powerful 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. The license includes 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). 24/7 technical support is included in the license.

Check out Pricing and Editions for more information.


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  • Fast deployment on NAS, Windows or Linux, as a VA or AWS AMI.
  • Comprehensive backup appliance that combines hardware, software, storage and deduplication.
  • Multiplatform support for virtual, physical, cloud and SaaS environments.
  • Ransomware resilience through immutability for backups stored on QNAP NAS.
  • Instant recovery for full VMs or individual files and application objects to original or custom locations.
  • Storage tiering by sending backup copies directly from NAS disks to tape or to public clouds (Amazon S3, Wasabi, Backblaze B2, Microsoft Azure) and other S3-compatible platforms.
  • Site Recovery allows you to automate recovery workflows for different disaster scenarios.

Frequently Asked Questions

What environments can I protect once I install the NAKIVO solution on QNAP NAS?

Once you create your backup appliance, you can protect different environments including VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, Nutanix AHV, Windows/Linux servers and workstations, Amazon EC2, Microsoft 365 and more.

Where can I store my backups?

You can store backups directly on QNAP NAS disks. Alternatively, you can send backup copies to offsite storage, to public clouds (Amazon S3, Azure Blob, Backblaze B2 or Wasabi), to private S3-compatible platforms and to tape. This strategy eliminates a single point of failure and ensures data recoverability in case of a disaster or ransomware infection.

What are the system requirements to run NAKIVO Backup & Replication?

The NAKIVO solution is a lightweight software designed for seamless deployment in a customer’s virtual environment. The full version that includes a Director and a Transporter requires just 2 CPU cores, 4 GB RAM and 10 GB of free disk space to run properly. The installation process is simple and fast allowing you to run your first backup job in a few minutes.

How do I start using the NAKIVO solution?

Access the full-featured version of the solution for 15 days by downloading the NAKIVO Backup & Replication Free Trial. You can schedule custom demos or request a free deployment session from NAKIVO experts.

Success Stories
“With NAKIVO and QNAP, we managed to save 100% of our data. Basically, we can probably run 20 years of backups, thanks to space saving and retention features. Such a combination of hardware and software brought us amazing results, not to mention that the price for both products was way better than that of the competition.”
Alejandro Trevino, Senior Information Technology Administrator at Parex Resources Inc.
Success Stories
“With a QNAP NAS installation, forever-incremental backup with changed block tracking (CBT), global data deduplication, and compression functionality, we have great VM backup performance and a ton of extra storage space for VM backups. With its affordable pricing and great functionality, NAKIVO Backup & Replication offers the best price/performance ratio.”
Raoul Lema, IT Manager at OPO Oeschger
Success Stories
“With NAKIVO Backup & Replication installed on QNAP NAS, we noticed an immediate speed improvement, as VM backup jobs now complete up to 8X faster vs. our previous backup solution.”
Wotan von Klass, Director of Engineering at TIS