Backup to Wasabi

With NAKIVO Backup & Replication, you can send backups of your VMs, physical machines and Amazon EC2 instances to Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage, a high-performance, highly scalable tier-free cloud storage service. NAKIVO Backup & Replication makes it simple and efficient to recover backup data from Wasabi by performing full or granular recoveries depending on what you need.


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Key Features at a glance


Direct Backup

Send backups of your production machines directly to Wasabi


Backup Copy

Keep a copy of your primary backup in Wasabi to guarantee data availability


Instant VM Boot

Boot your VMs directly from backups in Wasabi for near-instant recovery


Smaller Backups

Save storage space and reduce costs with incremental backups and data reduction


Granular Recovery

Restore individual files, folders and app objects without starting a full recovery


Full Recovery

Easily restore full VMs and instances from backups stored in Wasabi

Why Use Backup to Wasabi with NAKIVO Backup & Replication?

Back Up Directly to Wasabi

You can send backups and backup copies of VMs, physical machines and Amazon EC2 instances directly to Wasabi with NAKIVO Backup & Replication. Wasabi offers scalable, highly available cloud storage without egress charges, that is, Wasabi doesn’t charge you for recovering your backups. With a copy of your data or your backups stored in Wasabi storage, your data is accessible and recoverable even if your primary backup is unavailable or your production hardware fails. Perform all your data protection activities, whatever the backup storage destination, from the NAKIVO Backup & Replication web-based dashboard anywhere and at any time.

Recover Full VMs and Servers

With backups stored in Wasabi, you can quickly respond to virtual and physical machine failures with a range of recovery options. For the quickest recovery, boot a VM directly from compressed backups with Flash VM Boot and resume your workflow in minutes. For long-term use in a production environment, you can either migrate the booted VM or perform a Full VM Recovery. If a Windows or Linux physical server or workstation goes down, you can restore physical machine backups to VMware VMs with Instant P2V Recovery, without reinstalling the OS and applications.

Recover Individual Files and Objects

With NAKIVO Backup & Replication, you can restore individual files and folders from backups stored in Wasabi. You can also restore objects from Microsoft applications, such as Exchange, Active Directory, and SQL Server. Files and objects can be restored to the original location or to different machines. To make the recovery process fast and easy, use the search feature to quickly find the items you need. Once you have found them, simply select the Wasabi backup repository, choose the backup and the recovery point and begin the recovery.

Reduce Storage Costs

When using NAKIVO Backup & Replication, you can choose to perform incremental backups after an initial full backup and enable the built-in data reduction techniques to reduce the size of your backups. Because you pay per gigabyte of data stored in Wasabi cloud storage, smaller backup sizes result in lower storage costs for you. Incremental backups work by only sending new data to Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage after the first full backup. Compression gives you even greater control over space savings by allowing you to choose the appropriate balance between speed and size reduction. NAKIVO Backup & Replication offers three compression levels: fast, medium and best.

Automate Data Protection

Save time, reduce administrative overhead and avoid retention policy gaps by using NAKIVO Backup & Replication to automate your data protection activities. Instead of manually sending backups to Wasabi storage, you can schedule routine backups to run daily, weekly or monthly, or create a custom schedule that fits your business needs. To simplify protection for a growing IT infrastructure, you can automate backup/backup copy/replication jobs for VMs, instances or physical machines. Simply set policy rules that automatically protect the production machines that match the chosen parameters. If you make a change to a production machine, the software can add or remove the VM from future jobs based on the policies.

Limit Network Congestion

Sending backups to Wasabi cloud storage requires significant network bandwidth, forcing you to choose between operational efficiency and data protection. With NAKIVO Backup & Replication, you can have both. One way is to schedule backups to run outside of business hours. To make sure that the backups will be completed in time, you can use the backup size reduction features to shrink the backup windows. If, however, you need to run backups during business hours, enable advanced bandwidth throttling to limit how much bandwidth backups are allowed to use.

How to ensure effortless Backup to Wasabi with NAKIVO Backup & Replication

Create a Data Retention Policy

If you do not have a comprehensive retention policy, recoveries will likely be ineffective. A retention policy defines how many recovery points of a backup are stored. Recovery points, which are created each time you run a backup, allow you to roll back to an earlier version of the backup. A retention policy must strike a balance, however, between the level of protection and storage capacity. NAKIVO Backup & Replication simplifies this decision with the Grandfather-Father-Son (GFS) retention scheme, which combines thorough protection with space savings. Importantly, you can perform full and granular recoveries for any recovery point, ensuring that old versions of files, objects and machines remain accessible.

Verify Backups Are Recoverable

Always verify that a backup job was successful and that the data is recoverable. You do not want to learn that a backup was corrupted when you are attempting a recovery. Fortunately, NAKIVO Backup & Replication solves this issue by allowing you to instantly verify VMware and Hyper-V VM backups. Immediately after completing a backup to Wasabi, NAKIVO Backup & Replication can launch the VM, wait for the OS to boot, and then delete the test-recovered VM after taking its screenshot. Alternatively, with Boot Verification, NAKIVO Backup & Replication can launch the VM and verify that the hypervisor tools are running. The results of the verification can be seen in the job dashboard or sent in an email report.

Keep Backups Secure

Your backups contain valuable information that is threatened by accidental deletions, insider threats, ransomware attackers or competitors. NAKIVO Backup & Replication includes role-based access control (RBAC) so that you can keep your data safe from unauthorised access. RBAC allows you to assign unique roles and permissions to users to limit the operations available to them in NAKIVO Backup & Replication. You can choose built-in user roles for common use cases or create custom roles to match your business needs. Best practices dictate that you should limit the number of users with access privileges and the actions available to them so as to reduce the chance of accidental and malicious deletions.

Store Backup Copies in Multiple Locations

Backups need to be available and accessible in the event of disasters, internet outages and other failures. The most reliable way to stay protected is the 3-2-1 backup rule. First, make sure you have three copies of your backups. Second, store the copies on at least two different storage media. Third, ensure one of the storage media is located off-site, such as in the cloud. NAKIVO Backup & Replication makes it easy to follow the 3-2-1 backup rule by letting you create backup copies without affecting the source machine. In addition, you can use the web-based dashboard to send backups to on-site and off-site storage devices and Wasabi cloud storage using a single data protection solution.

Centralize Data Protection Activities

Switching between different backup and recovery solutions wastes time, raises administrative overhead and increases the risk of retention policy gaps. Avoid these issues with NAKIVO Backup & Replication, an all-in-one data protection solution for your virtual, physical, cloud and SaaS environments. Take advantage of the web-based dashboard to run backup and recovery jobs anywhere, at any time and from multiple devices. By using a centralized solution, you gain greater visibility over your data protection activities, making it easier to address retention gaps.

Schedule Jobs to Simplify Protection

Ensuring that your data is backed up and recoverable does not need to be a time-consuming task. NAKIVO Backup & Replication includes backup administration features to make the process both simple and comprehensive. Save time by scheduling jobs to run daily, weekly or monthly or create a custom schedule. If you have a large IT infrastructure, it is important that you do not schedule too many backups to run at the same time as it may cause network congestion. To avoid this problem, use the Calendar to monitor tasks and ensure that there is minimal excess overlap between jobs.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why use NAKIVO Backup & Replication for backups to Wasabi?

With NAKIVO Backup & Replication, you can shorten RTOs with more efficient granular recoveries, boot VMs directly from backups, lower storage costs with backup size reduction features and save time with backup administration tools. Plus, if you also store backups on storage devices, NAKIVO Backup & Replication centralizes all your data protection activities in a single dashboard.

What are the benefits of Wasabi?

Wasabi provides highly available, scalable and affordable cloud storage. You only pay for the storage you use, which means you do not have to pay extra for unused capacity, and there are no egress fees, that is, Wasabi doesn’t charge you for recovering your backup data. Wasabi offers a single storage class for both frequently accessed data and long-term archiving, removing the need to move data between storage tiers.

Can I restore individual files and objects from backups?

Yes. You can restore individual files and application objects back to original or custom locations directly from backups stored in Wasabi cloud storage. This means that you do not have to recover the full source machine first, resulting in shorter RTOs. NAKIVO Backup & Replication supports object recovery for Active Directory, Microsoft Exchange and SQL Server.

Can I boot VMs directly from backups?

Yes. You can boot VMware and Hyper-V VMs on target hosts directly from VM backups in Wasabi storage. In addition, you can also recover physical servers and workstations to VMware VMs from physical machine backups. Both recovery types offer a nearly instant way to resume operations while a full recovery takes place.

Are there backup size reduction features?

Yes. NAKIVO Backup & Replication reduces the size of backups with data compression and incremental backups. There are three compression levels, allowing you to choose the perfect balance between size reduction and backup speed for your business. Incremental backups only send new data after the first initial backup, resulting in smaller and quicker backups.

Can I try Backup to Wasabi for free?

The full-featured 15-day Free Trial gives you access to Backup to Wasabi and all the other advanced features available in NAKIVO Backup & Replication. You can back up virtual, physical, cloud and SaaS environments to NAS appliances, storage systems, tape or cloud storage services. NAKIVO Backup & Replication is powerful yet simple-to-use, enabling you to install, configure and run your first backups in just minutes. Note, however, that Wasabi costs may apply to the storage you consume in the Wasabi cloud.

“With NAKIVO Backup & Replication, the university saved time and money, while gaining peace of mind. I now spend the majority of my time not on backup administration, but on other IT-related tasks.”.
Edwardson A. Pedragosa Jr., Network Administrator at the Asia-Pacific International University
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“With NAKIVO Backup & Replication, every hour that we save on VM backup administration can be translated into cost savings. NAKIVO Backup & Replication is resource-efficient in terms of installation and configuration. NAKIVO Backup & Replication is just what we needed.”
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“In NAKIVO Backup & Replication, we found a stable VM backup solution that lets us back up VMs faster and recover VMs in minutes, which is extremely helpful in order to keep our business operations available at all times.”
Steven Schmidt, System Administrator at One World Direct

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