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v7.2 Beta is Available for Download

We are excited to announce that NAKIVO Backup & Replication v7.2 Beta is out! Download the Beta now, send us your feedback, and get a gift card! The Beta version provides the following great new features: Support for ASUSTOR NAS: Create a reliable, energy-efficient, and high-performance VM backup appliance by installing NAKIVO Backup & Replication […]

Posted on July 18, 2017 by

Skipping Swap Files and Partitions in VM Backup

If a machine does not have enough physical memory (RAM) to hold all application and OS data, the OS takes up some space on a hard disc to be used as a virtual memory, extending the RAM. In Windows OS, this disc space is named a “swap file” and identified as pagefile.sys. In Linux OS, […]

Posted on July 17, 2017 by

Delivering BaaS and DRaaS with Multi-Tenancy – DRaaS Configuration

In the past two posts we covered the Multi-tenant functionality of NAKIVO Backup & Replication, as well as looked at Backup-as-a-Service and what this means for tenants. In the final part of the series, we will take this a step further and look at DR-as-a-Service (DRaaS). DR-as-a-Service (DRaaS) is aimed at providing continuity of business […]

Posted on July 14, 2017 by

Creating a Disaster Recovery Plan

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” (Benjamin Franklin) A disaster may happen anytime and anywhere. It’s root causes may vary from a single drive array failure to infrastructure destruction in an entire geographic region. Its consequences can paralyze a single mission-critical server or make several data centers unavailable. In most cases you […]

Posted on July 12, 2017 by

NAKIVO Active Directory Integration Setup

Microsoft Active Directory is a leading authentication and authorization directory service, which provides the ability to centralize IT infrastructure management. In order to improve security and simplify user management, NAKIVO Backup & Replication provides integration with Microsoft Active Directory. This means that you can easily map AD security groups to NAKIVO Backup & Replication user […]

Posted on July 10, 2017 by

Delivering BaaS and DRaaS with Multi-Tenancy – BaaS Configuration

In our previous post, we took a look at NAKIVO Backup & Replication Multi-Tenancy configuration. The Multi-tenant configuration allows us to enable Backup-as-a-Service (BaaS) or DR-as-a-Service (DRaaS) functionality for multiple tenants/clients. Previously, we looked at the installation of the Multi-tenant mode of NAKIVO Backup & Replication including configuration requirements for the backup infrastructure as well […]

Posted on July 7, 2017 by

Disaster Types and Ways to Recover

The “Disaster” phenomenon is as ancient as the planet Earth. Disasters came into existence long before organic life originated. Tornadoes and hurricanes, earthquakes and landslides, floods and wildfires – some of them are brief, but extremely violent, some are long-lasting and span widely across geographical locations. Many of them are still completely unpredictable. However, disasters […]

Posted on July 5, 2017 by

Restoring Microsoft Exchange Objects from VM Backup

Corporate email interconnects all parts of a business and is a critical service in any enterprise environment. Therefore, it is crucial to use a reliable and efficient email server like Microsoft Exchange Server. As an email service, Microsoft Exchange contains and manages a bunch of objects, such as mailboxes, groups, calendars, and various schedulers. Losing […]

Posted on July 3, 2017 by

Delivering BaaS and DRaaS with Multi-Tenancy – Overview

A powerful component of today’s modern backup solutions that are able to scale with today’s business needs is the ability to enable multi-tenancy. Multi-tenancy may be needed by organizations to compartmentalize business units, branch offices, departments, customers or any other entity needed by the core business. Additionally, it allows Managed Service Providers (MSPs) or other […]

Posted on June 30, 2017 by

Differential Backup vs. Incremental Backup

In earlier posts, we have covered how the incremental backup works. Now we will focus on how the differential backup works and compare it with the incremental one. Differential backup copies the differences in a VM made since a last full backup. This method is in between a full backup and a traditional incremental (not […]

Posted on June 28, 2017 by