Native Tape Backup Software
NAKIVO’s backup to tape solution enables you to organize long-term data archiving and simplify backup management. Use enterprise-grade backup to tape software to minimize data loss in any failure scenario, save storage space and improve cost-efficiency.
✔ Full and incremental backup to tape
✔ Standalone drives and tape libraries (LTO, AWS VTL)
✔ Anti-ransomware protection
✔ Backup automation and scheduling
NAKIVO’s Backup to Tape Software Features
Full and Incremental Tape Backup Solution
Choose whether to store full or incremental backup copies depending on your company’s data protection policy. Incremental backups contain data of only those blocks that have changed, so they are smaller in size and help you save tape cartridge space.
Removable tape media is physically disconnected from your LAN/WAN, thus, it can’t be hacked or attacked by ransomware. AWS VTL emulates tape media and locks your archive to protect backup data from getting overwritten.
Automate your backups by configuring custom policy rules. NAKIVO Backup & Replication will automatically scan your infrastructure and send to tape backup copies that match your criteria.
Optimize your tape backups and reduce the number of used tapes with the Grandfather-Father-Son (GFS) rotation scheme. Effortlessly write and rotate your backups on a daily, weekly and yearly basis.
Virtual Library Support
Take advantage of tape backups even if you don’t use tape media in your company. NAKIVO Backup & Replication supports AWS Virtual Tape Library (VTL), which emulates physical tape libraries and protects your data from deletion or editing.
Enhanced Tape Backup Management
You can easily manage your backups, cartridges and drives on one screen. Search and filter tape backups and cartridges by content, location, status, etc. You can view the status of all your tape drives and libraries and check their loaded cartridges.
Advanced Bandwidth Throttling
Optimize your bandwidth use and avoid the slowdown of your infrastructure when sending backup copies to tape. You can limit data transfer speed during business hours or configure custom rules for your backup workflows.
Global Media Pools
Organize your tape cartridges into groups to improve management and automate recurring tasks. A media pool can be a target of your backups, including those that are policy-based.
Easily schedule your backup activities and avoid overlaps with the Calendar dashboard. The dashboard allows you to gain complete visibility into your ongoing, future and past data protection activities, as well as to edit or remove them.
Advantages of Native Backup Tape Solution from NAKIVO
Secure Backup Data Archiving
Tape is a secure and reliable long-term storage option. Tape media kept offline has low storage requirements and can’t be accessed from outside. Additionally, tapes have a high capacity and native data transfer rate (300 MB/s for LTO7).
Easily scale your tape storage by adding more tapes. Unlike disk-based storage, adding a tape takes seconds and doesn’t require any particular configuration, such as the extension of the RAID volumes. The solution supports up to 10,000 tapes and 500 devices.
Tape can be kept offline, meaning that it can’t be accessed and compromised by ransomware and, thus, can be used to recover your data when ransomware hits your production environment.
Multi-Platform Data Protection
NAKIVO Backup & Replication is a comprehensive solution. Along with tape backups, you can manage your disk and cloud backups, as well as protect your physical, virtual, cloud and SaaS environments from a single pane of glass.
Tape backups allow savings on archival costs. Cartridges are inexpensive and operational costs are low due to minimal storage requirements and simple maintenance.
Reliable Data Compliance
Enable long-term data archival with the tape library backup software to comply with data security regulations like the GDPR, PCI DSS and HIPAA. You can store your critical data on air-gapped tapes or AWS VTLs with the WORM (write once, read many) functionality, enable recovery point rotation and quickly restore backups to your backup repository when needed.
Automated Data Protection
Manage all your data protection activities from a single pane of glass. Schedule your backup jobs and automate backup tiering to ensure regular backups of all your workloads and the distribution of backup copies across multiple repositories, including tape.
Simple Web Administration
The tape backup solution from NAKIVO provides a web-based interface and allows you to manage all your data protection activities remotely via a user-friendly console.
NAKIVO Tape Backup Solution Licensing
The Native Backup to Tape functionality is available in Enterprise/Enterprise Essentials and Enterprise Plus editions of the NAKIVO solution, starting at $3.5 per workload/month with subscription licensing.
A perpetual license is charged per CPU socket, server or workstation depending on whether you manage virtual or physical environments. This license includes one year of free technical support via phone, chat and email during business hours.
A subscription license is charged per workload and is best suited for companies with mixed environments. This license includes 24/7 support.
For more details, see Pricing and Editions.
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- Comprehensive solution for physical, virtual, cloud, NAS, Oracle Database and SaaS
- Fast deployment on Windows/Linux, NAS, and as a VA or AWS AMI
- Effortless backups in minutes with an intuitive web interface
- Backup copy to up to five destinations
- Instant verification of VM backups and replicas
- Application-aware mode for consistent backups of your Microsoft apps, file servers, and databases
- Site recovery for fast and automated disaster recovery
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the available solution deployment options?
You can install the NAKIVO solution on Windows, Linux and NAS and as a pre-configured VMware virtual appliance (VA) or Amazon Machine Image (AMI). Book a FREE deployment session with our engineer to get the solution up and running in less than 30 minutes.
How can AWS VTL replace physical backup tape libraries?
AWS Tape Gateway encrypts backup data both in transit and when data reaches the cloud storage. The service also supports Tape Retention Lock, WORM (write once, read many) and other security features to protect your data from deletion or modification. To lower archival costs, Amazon compresses your backups and retains them in the lowest-cost storage (Amazon S3 Glacier and Glacier Deep Archive).
How can I ensure that tape backups are consistent and recoverable?
The NAKIVO solution uses aware-mode for consistency of the backed-up application and database data. The solution also uses Instant Verification to check the recoverability of VMware and Hyper-V backups and replicas. Run Instant Verification before sending your backup copy to tape to ensure that your VM backups are usable and can be recovered when needed.
What other platforms can I protect with NAKIVO Backup & Replication?
The NAKIVO enterprise tape backup software is designed for adding an additional level of protection. The solution supports Linux, Windows, VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, Nutanix AHV, Amazon EC2, Microsoft 365, NAS/file shares and Oracle Database.
What tape environments are supported?
NAKIVO Backup & Replication supports:
• Robotic Tape Libraries (RTL)
• Standalone tape devices (LTO of the 3d generation and later)
• Virtual Tape Library (AWS Tape Gateway).
Can NAKIVO’s solution discover tape cartridges in devices?
Yes. NAKIVO Backup & Replication discovers tape cartridges in your tape devices (cartridges discovered within RTLs should have barcodes). The NAKIVO backup tape software solution allows you to read backups from the discovered cartridges and write backups to them.
Can I implement the Disk Staging strategy?
Absolutely. You can implement the Disk-to-Disk-to-Tape (D2D2T) backup strategy effortlessly with NAKIVO’s tape backup solution. Easily create backup copies and send them to local disks for temporary storage with better data transfer rates and then to a tape for archiving.
What is included in the solution Free Trial?
NAKIVO Backup & Replication Free Trial offers 15 days of unlimited data protection with full software functionality. You don’t need a credit card to download the trial. Install and start your first backup in a few minutes.