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VM Backup Appliance Based on NAS and Why You Need It

As our world goes digital, both large enterprises and SMBs typically deal with massive amounts of data processed and scattered among a multitude of physical and virtual machines comprising IT infrastructures. If any piece of infrastructure fails, there is always a risk of losing a piece of business-critical data. Thus, to eliminate data loss, any […]

Posted on August 18, 2017 by

VMware Replication via NAKIVO Backup & Replication

VMware Replication Essentials VMware replication is the process of creating an identical copy (aka replica) of a VM on a target ESXi host. This VM replica is a clone of a regular VM which is available in the VMware vSphere inventory. A VM replica remains in the powered off state and does not consume extra […]

Posted on August 16, 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

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

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

Active Directory Objects Recovery from VM Backup

Active Directory and Objects Active Directory (AD) is a global authentication directory, which provides centralized IT infrastructure management. AD is one of the most critical business applications, which means that recovery is essential to lowering service downtime. AD can contain and manage a multitude of objects, which must be strongly organized. Some of the objects […]

Posted on June 23, 2017 by

Instant VM Recovery from Backup

Restoring a VM from backup may take significant time, as it is necessary to retrieve its data from a backup and reconstruct an original machine. However, in some cases, you do not have much time to wait until this process is complete. For example, the original VM got damaged, and you do not have a […]

Posted on June 21, 2017 by

Setting up Backup Verification

Perhaps one of the most overlooked areas when it comes to backup processes in general that most organizations fail to execute in their backup plans is backup verification. Often, many administrators may simply assume backups to be good and the topic goes no further than that. However, this is a dangerous routine to become accustomed […]

Posted on May 31, 2017 by