Raspberry Pi Backup Appliance from NAKIVO

Deploy NAKIVO Backup & Replication on Raspberry Pi to create a ransomware-proof, compact and affordable backup appliance. Protect virtual, physical, cloud and SaaS environments using the same device.

✔ Quick installation and integration
✔ Fast backup and replication
✔ Flexible recovery options
✔ Cost-effective appliance
✔ Backup solution from $2.50 per workload/month


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Raspberry Pi Backup Appliance at a Glance



Create a backup appliance that combines hardware, software and ransomware protection



Install the NAKIVO solution and run your first backup job on the Raspberry Pi appliance in minutes



Perform fast backups and minimize network overhead using various built-in features


Effective Storage

Keep backups onsite or send them directly to attached storage, offsite, to public or private clouds or to tape



Restrict access to critical backup data and apply immutability for avoid malicious encryption and deletion



Build an enterprise-grade data protection with a low-cost device and affordable backup solution

Advanced and Affordable Data Protection
with NAKIVO on Raspberry Pi

Create a Robust Backup Appliance

Install the NAKIVO solution on Raspberry Pi and easily integrate the solution to build a powerful backup appliance that offers data backup, recovery, replication, deduplication and ransomware protection.


Guarantee Ransomware Resilience

Store backups on detached storage devices offline to prevent modification or deletion by ransomware infection. You can also send backups directly to the cloud and enable immutability to prevent ransomware infection of your backup data.

Automate Disaster Recovery Sequences

With the Raspberry Pi backup software, you can use the Site Recovery feature to create and automate disaster recovery (DR) sequences such as: failover, VM shutdown, network mapping, failback and more. Test your preset workflows without affecting your production environment and initiate them with a single click in case of a disaster.

Lower Storage Space Consumption and Costs

Perform incremental backups using native change tracking technologies to copy only the modified blocks of data. You can further reduce the size of your backups with built-in compression and deduplication tools. The NAKIVO solution also allows you to skip swap files and exclude partitions during backup and replication workflows.

Send Backups to Different Storages

Implement effective storage tiering by sending backups to multiple destinations. You can store backups onsite for quick recovery or send them directly to attached storage devices to keep them separate from production environments. In addition, you can send backup copies to offsite storage or to a public or private cloud like Backblaze B2, Wasabi, Amazon S3, Azure Blob and other S3-compatible platforms. You can also keep backups on tape for long-term retention.

Streamline Data Protection Activities

Schedule routine data protection tasks with the Calendar dashboard to avoid overlaps. Automate backup and recovery processes using built-in features like the Policy-Based Data Protection that allows you to back up workloads based on pre-configured criteria or use Job Chaining that you can use to set jobs to run automatically one after the other.

Perform Full or Granular Recovery

Using NAKIVO Backup & Replication, you can instantly boot VMs directly from backups stored on Raspberry Pi with the Flash VM Boot feature. You can also perform granular recovery to restore individual files or application objects to their original or to custom locations.

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Enhance Backup Performance

Minimize the impact of data protection activities on your network by setting LAN-Free Data Transfer modes (HotAdd and Direct SAN Access). You can also optimize the use of network resources by enabling Network Acceleration or Advanced Bandwidth Throttling.

NAKIVO Solution Pricing

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

You can deploy the NAKIVO solution on Raspberry Pi and create a powerful backup appliance by purchasing either a perpetual or subscription license of NAKIVO Backup & Replication. Installation on Raspberry Pi is available in all editions of the solution.

Perpetual licenses: Charged per CPU socket for VMs or per physical machine with 1 year of free Standard Support via email, phone or chat during business hours.

Subscription licenses: Charged per workload (single VM, 1 physical server or 3 workstations, an AWS EC2 instance or an Oracle database) with 24/7 technical support.

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  • Fast installation on NAS, Windows or Linux, as a VMware/Nutanix VA or AWS AMI.
  • All-in-one backup device including hardware, software, storage and deduplication.
  • Multiplatform data protection for virtual, physical, cloud and SaaS environments.
  • Ransomware protection through backup immutability.
  • Instant recovery of full VMs or individual files and application objects to original or custom locations.
  • Direct backup to cloud platforms like Amazon S3, Wasabi, Backblaze B2, Microsoft Azure Blob and other S3-compatible platforms.
  • Disaster recovery automation with the Site Recovery feature.
  • Instant verification of backups and replicas without impacting production environments.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Raspberry Pi?

Raspberry Pi is a single-board computer that includes all the basic hardware components of a computer and several extensions. You can use Raspberry Pi as NAS and install NAKIVO Backup & Replication to create a reliable backup appliance capable of protecting multiple environments.

Which Raspberry Pi models are supported?

You can install the full solution on the models below:

  • Raspberry Pi 4 Model B
  • Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+

Which environments does NAKIVO Backup & Replication protect?

With the NAKIVO solution installed on Raspberry Pi, you can protect numerous environments including VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, Nutanix AHV, Windows or Linux servers/workstations, Amazon EC2, and more.

Can I write backups directly on storage devices disks?

Yes. The NAKIVO solution allows you to bypass the overhead of network protocols such as SMB and NFS to write backup data directly to the device disks.

Can I use the Raspberry Pi backup appliance for disaster recovery?

The Site Recovery feature in the NAKIVO solution allows you to set and automate custom disaster recovery (DR) sequences for different scenarios. You can also initiate pre-configured failover in case of a disaster or perform failback to quickly move your VMs back to the main site.

How do I start using the NAKIVO solution?

You can immediately start using the solution by downloading the 15-day Free Trial of NAKIVO Backup & Replication. Book a free deployment session or schedule a custom demo with NAKIVO experts for additional assistance.

Success Stories
“Now, I have both VM backup and VM replication in one product, eliminating the need to manage two separate systems. Overall, with NAKIVO Backup & Replication, we have achieved better flexibility and scalability.”
Jay Newhouse, IT Director at DriverTech
Success Stories
“NAKIVO Backup & Replication is probably one of the best backup solutions around currently. I like the sheer flexibility of the product, as the software can be configured on anything and is able to back up any machine.”
Ross Butler, IT Support Director at System Force IT
Success Stories
“NAKIVO Backup & Replication does not take an enormous amount of time to operate and almost everything is automated anyways. We estimate that we will be able to recover from a complete disaster in about 50% to 75% of the time it would have taken us with our previous product.”
Ted Kull, Director of Information Systems at SIAM