November 5, 2018
NAKIVO Backup & Replication v8.1 Beta – Automate Your VM Backup Management
NAKIVO Backup & Replication v8.1 Beta is now available for testing, and we are excited to announce the advanced new features that are bound to take your data protection management to a whole new level.
With the new release, you can automate your backup operations using Policy-Based Data Protection, get more versatility in recovery with Universal Object Recovery, and install a custom SSL certificate for increased security.
Download NAKIVO Backup & Replication v8.1 Beta now, test the new features in your own environment, and get a free Amazon Gift Card for your efforts.
Policy-Based Data Protection
With volumes of data growing on a daily basis, virtualized infrastructures are also becoming larger and more complex. Thus, managing these environments gets increasingly difficult and time-consuming, as you need to monitor every change, every new VM, and every backup taking place.
NAKIVO Backup & Replication v8.1 Beta introduces Policy-Based Data Protection, which allows you to automate and simplify your VM backup management so that little to no manual input is required on your part.
You can nowincorporate rule-based policies into abackup, backup copy, or replication job and have all the correspondingVMs or instances included in the job automatically. Once your job is created, NAKIVO Backup & Replication regularly scans your infrastructure. If new matching items are found,the product proactively protects them without you having to add them to the relevant job manually. Policy rules can be configured to suit your needs; include or exclude VMs based on their name, size, tag, location, power state, or any combination of these parameters.
Universal Object Recovery
When it comes to losing data, individual files and objects get lost or corrupted much more often than entire VMs. Usually, if you want to recover a certain item, you need to recover the entire VM first. NAKIVO Backup & Replication v8.1 offers a solution to this problem by introducing Universal Object Recovery.
With this feature, you can mount VM disks from the backup to the source VM/instance, a different VM/instance, or even a physical server, and recover the object or file using native application tools. Recovery can be performed for any application or file system and for a wide range of OS. Universal Object Recovery adds further versatility to the recovery process and saves you a significant amount of time and resources that would otherwise be spent on full-scale recovery.
SSL Certificate Installation
NAKIVO Backup & Replication uses a self-signed NAKIVO certificate to operate. However, for even better efficiency and increased security, you can install your own SSL certificate using the relevant option in the Configuration UI. Doing so allows you to use “https” connections when accessing the product's web interface. This small yet handy feature introduced in the new version was designed to boost security and general usability of the solution.
NAKIVO Backup & Replication v8.1 also features minor improvements to the UI. The General, Inventory, Transporters, and Repositories tabs have been revamped for a better, more user-friendly look.
Download NAKIVO Backup & Replication v8.1 Beta to try out the latest version of our award-winning data protection and disaster recovery solution in your own environment.