Automatically test your VM backups and replicas
Why Is Verification Important?
The mere fact that you have a VM backup or a VM replica does not mean that you can successfully recover. VM backups and replicas can be corrupted or not bootable, even if the data protection software performed properly. The worst time to find out that your backup is bad is when your VM is down. If you don’t have backup copies or VM replicas at an offsite location, you are left without any viable means of quickly restoring business processes.
To protect you from such disasters, NAKIVO Backup & Replication provides the Screenshot Verification feature. Instead of hoping for the best, you can set up automated verification for your VM backups and replicas that is performed in a matter of minutes.
How Does Screenshot Verification Work?
To verify VMware and Hyper-V backups, NAKIVO Backup & Replication relies on the Flash VM Boot feature. After a VM backup job has completed data transfer, the product can instantly run the VM from the newly created backup (with networking turned off), wait until the OS has booted and make a screenshot, then discard the test-recovered VM. You can view the results of the verification procedure in the product’s interface or choose to receive an email report with the OS screenshot attached.
To verify a VM replica, NAKIVO Backup & Replication powers on such replica with networking turned off, makes a screenshot of the OS, then powers off the VM replica. Your review options are the same: you can either see the results in the NAKIVO Backup & Replication interface or receive the screenshot via email.
With the Screenshot Verification feature, you have proof that your VM backups or replicas are usable, and can rest assured that your VMs can be recovered in case of disaster. Screenshot Verification can be run on demand or scheduled to run automatically, saving you time and effort.