Free VM Backup and Replication for VMware & Hyper-V

Get started fast. Faster than anything you have tried.

It takes 2 clicks and 60 seconds to install your new VM backup and replication solution. The rest of the product is that simple as well: because the Free Edition is so intuitive, you are already an expert. With the Free Edition, you just need a few seconds to create a new ad hoc backup job and protect your live running VMs. The backup includes all VM disks and configuration files, so you'll have everything you need for a full recovery.

Back up and archive ad hoc. Locally, remotely and to cloud.

With the Free Edition you can back up and archive live running VMs ad hoc whether to make a copy before changing a VM, save data for long term storage, or to prevent unintentional data loss before VM decommissioning. NAKIVO Backup & Replication supports live Exchange, Active Directory, MS SQL, Oracle, and other applications so all your backups are always consistent. You can back up locally over LAN, remotely over WAN, and even reach Dropbox - an easy-to-use, secure, and cost effective cloud storage solution - and keep your important backups offsite, out of harm's reach.

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Equation SA

"NAKIVO Backup & Replication is very fast. I am a little bit astonished to see how much faster the NAKIVO is than the other VM backup products that we are using. I like the small memory requirements of the NAKIVO virtual appliance along with the very easy and clear user interface." Alain Richard, Equation SA

Logo HyperLife

"For my customers, I need the solution that would be cost-effective, with the best and more instant support than other vendors have. And this is why I came to your solution. You listen to us, and move on by creating new features." Christos Kartsioulis, Hyperlife Technologies Ltd.

LS Advanced Software

"NAKIVO Backup & Replication Beta has passed our functional and stress testing with unprecedented results. NAKIVO Backup & Replication has been easy to use and shown solid performance, while the support team has been very responsive and informative. Overall, I am very satisfied with Nakivo." Francesco Speciale, LS Advanced Software

American Electric Technologies

"The level and depth of support we received under our simple trial membership completely blew away even some of the most costly ‘elevated’ support options we had as a paying customer with other companies. It was a phenomenal experience!" Paul Bienvenu, American Electric Technologies, Inc.

Oregon Aero

"I have been using NAKIVO Backup & Replication since version 3, and I chose NAKIVO based on the simplicity of the product, the speed at which the product can create backups and do restores, and the simple Web interface that can be accessed from any Web browser." Jamie Kramer, Oregon Aero

e-sphere GmbH

"It looks great at the moment. I did some backup stuff all 12 hours for the productive webservers and some 24 hours jobs for internal servers. Now I have started to replicate each 30 minutes the 3 productive VMs. This process is ongoing since 1 hour. So far, I am very happy." Nicolas Jene, e-sphere GmbH

Save storage space. Built-in de-duplication and compression are there to help.

The amount of data that you manage increases on a daily basis, and so do your backups, occupying expensive and production-needed space. The Free Edition automatically de-duplicates backup data across entire repository keeping only unique blocks of data. The de-duplicated blocks are then compressed to reduce space utilization even further. This combination results in up to a 30X storage space reduction for backup. The backup occupies only a trivial amount of storage, yet is a saver when you need your data back.

Recover your VMs. When you need them, at any time, and from anywhere.

The next-gen, Web 2.0 UI of the Free Edition enables managing all aspects of data protection at any time and from anywhere, even from a tablet. Built specifically for virtualized environments, NAKIVO Backup & Replication Free Edition is designed to recover your VMs in the fastest and most efficient way. Should you need your VMs back, you can recover quickly and easily, without any disruptions to your business.

Copy and migrate VMs. Easy, fast, and in all-direction.

NAKIVO Backup & Replication Free Edition enables you to migrate and copy VMs between hosts and storage devices, even if they are located on standalone hosts, managed by different vCenters, or not even connected to each other.


The Free Edition includes a license for 2 VMs.


Have Questions?

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