Announcing New Features in the Upcoming v7.2
Grace Norman, posted on June 26, 2017
The upcoming NAKIVO Backup & Replication v7.2 will support ASUSTOR NAS, allow you to truncate SQL transaction log files, and instantly recover Microsoft SQL Server objects. These and other new features will work out-of-the-box and help you to streamline and automate your backup and recovery processes.
You are welcome to sign up for the v7.2 Beta Program and try NAKIVO Backup & Replication v7.2 Beta in your environment. All Beta Program participants completing the program requirements will receive an Amazon gift card!
High-Performance VM Backup Appliance. Now on ASUSTOR NAS!
Previously, you had several options to create a high-performance VM backup appliance simply by installing NAKIVO Backup & Replication on QNAP, Synology, or WD, NAS. Now you will have a wider range of devices to choose from, as the new v7.2 will support NAS servers made by ASUSTOR. Installing NAKIVO Backup & Replication v7.2 on an ASUSTOR NAS will turn the NAS into a high-performance and reliable VM backup appliance.
Wonder what will make ASUSTOR NAS-based VM backup appliance stand out? ASUSTOR devices are equipped with fantastic power saving features and an efficient cooling system, so you will get improved energy efficiency, stability, and lower utility costs. Of course, by installing NAKIVO Backup & Replication v7.2 on ASUSTOR NAS you will enjoy the same amazing set of features, which are available for all other supported platforms, and were designed to reduce the size of the backups, boost the backup and replication speed by up to X2 as compared with a VM-based backup solution, and provide you with many other cool features. If you need a perfect VM backup appliance at a reasonable price, then the new NAKIVO Backup & Replication v7.2 and ASUSTOR NAS option can meet your needs.
Microsoft SQL Server Logs Truncation
As you should know, Microsoft SQL Server tracks and records all database modifications (transactions) as transaction log files. These records are essential for data recovery, but over time they may fill all of the available VM storage space and cause the SQL Server failure. As a result, you may lose some or all of your data. NAKIVO Backup & Replication v7.2 will help you prevent such incidents. The new version will provide the ability to automatically truncate (delete) the SQL transaction log files on the source SQL Server, while preserving a copy of these log files in the backup or replica. You will get both a log-free original VM with cleared storage space and a deduplicated and compressed VM backup/replica with all transaction logs to recover from, should you need to restore your database data.
Instant Object Recovery for Microsoft SQL Server
Microsoft SQL Server is often used to store business-critical data, which may be modified or lost for different reasons. The best way to make sure that your database data is protected, consistent, and recoverable is to regularly perform Application-aware Backup. But what shall you do, if trouble comes and some of your data is gone from the database? Recovering the whole VM with Microsoft SQL Server on may take a lot of time, consume a lot of resources, and put an extra load on your virtual environment, especially if SQL databases are large. The new Instant Object Recovery for Microsoft SQL feature which will be available in NAKIVO Backup & Replication v7.2 will free you from the need to recover an entire VM. All you will need to do is to select the individual SQL Server objects (tables or databases) which need to be restored, and NAKIVO Backup & Replication will recover them directly from the deduplicated and compressed VM backup file back to the source SQL Server, or another location of your choice.
Improved and Flexible Job Scheduling
If you maintain a large virtual environment, you should know that backing up hundreds or thousands of VMs puts an extra load on your VMware, Hyper-V, or AWS infrastructure. However, if you carefully schedule and structure your backup jobs, you may reduce the load on your resources.
NAKIVO Backup & Replication v7.2 will include the built-in Calendar Dashboard feature. The Calendar Dashboard will display all of your past, current, and future jobs in the calendar view, the length of finished jobs, and the predicted job duration in the future. You will also be able to get a bird’s-eye view of all your jobs and quickly find free time slots for new jobs.
To make good even better, the feature will allow you to create and schedule new jobs either from the Calendar Dashboard itself or from the job wizard!
Last but not least, the Flexible Job Scheduler feature of NAKIVO Backup & Replication v7.2 will allow you, for example, to run your backup jobs at night time on weekdays and at day time on weekends. All these options will greatly simplify the job scheduling process and save you a lot of time.
Already interested in taking a closer look at the new features? Sign up for NAKIVO Backup & Replication v7.2 Beta at www.nakivo.com/resources/releases/v7.2/.