Free VM Backup and Replication
for VMware & Hyper-V

Get Started Fast
Faster than anything you have tried

It takes 1 click and under 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 the 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 to AWS and Azure cloud storage solutions to keep your important backups offsite, out of harm's reach.

China Airlines

"NAKIVO Backup & Replication is an outstanding product that offers great features and does not break the budget. The product saved management time by 35% and reduced our VMware backup budget by 30%."

Stivan Chou, China Airlines Representative

Park Inn Hotel

"NAKIVO Backup & Replication turned out to be perfect for us: the product proved to deliver fast and reliable VM backups, saved storage space with deduplication and compression, and improved VM recovery time."

Roland Kalijurand, IT Manager at the Radisson Park Inn Hotel

University of Maryland

"NAKIVO Backup & Replication is a steady product that does its job without constant monitoring and controlling. Basically, NAKIVO Backup & Replication provides me a peace of mind."

Andrew Arensburger, IT Manager at CSCAMM, the University of Maryland

Region Blekinge

"With NAKIVO Backup & Replication on NAS, we were able to reduce our recovery time objective from a full day to a few minutes."

Oliver Sachse, IT Technician at Region Blekinge

Boise Cascade

"NAKIVO’s fast VM backup and VM replication keep our critical VMs running at all times. If VMware VMs would fail, we would only need a couple of minutes to recover, due to VM failover and failback."

Noel Peden, Applications Development Supervisor at Boise Cascade

Charlotte Radiology

"NAKIVO Backup & Replication provides us with ultimate speed, performance, and granularity, and eliminates the need to purchase any add-ons for cloud integration."

Tony Maynard, Manager of Information Technology at Charlotte Radiology

Save Storage Space
Built-in features 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. To reduce backup size, the Free Edition of NAKIVO Backup & Replication automatically skips unnecessary swap files and partitions, so they are not read, processed, transferred and stored in the backup repository. To further reduce backup size, the Free Edition automatically deduplicates backup data across the entire repository, keeping only unique blocks of data. The deduplicated blocks are then compressed to reduce space utilization even further. The combination of these data reduction technologies results in up to 30X less storage space needed for storing backups. The backups then occupy only a trivial amount of storage, yet are a saver when you need to restore your data.

Instantly Recover What You Need
At any time, and from anywhere

The Free Edition’s web interface enables managing all aspects of data protection at any time and from anywhere, even from a mobile device. Built specifically for virtualized environments, NAKIVO Backup & Replication Free Edition is designed to instantly recover your VMs, files, Exchange, SQL, and AD objects 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, in all directions

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 vCenter servers, or not even connected to each other.

Deploy the Way You Want

Windows. Linux. VMware VA. AWS AMI

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Get a Wide Range of Advantages

Protection of Your VMs

Complete Protection of Your VMs

Native, agentless, image-based, application-aware backup and replication for VMware, Hyper-V, and AWS VMs

Higher VM Backup Speed<

Higher VM Backup Speed

Forever-incremental backups with CBT/RCT, LAN-free data transfer, network acceleration, up to 2X performance when installed on NAS

Smaller VM Backup Size<

Smaller VM Backup Size

Exclusion of SWAP files and partitions, global backup deduplication, variable backup compression

Guaranteed Recovery

Guaranteed Recovery

Instant backup verification with screenshots of test-recovered VMs, backup copy offsite/to the cloud

Shorter Recovery Time

Shorter Recovery Time

Instant recovery of VMs, files, Exchange objects, SQL objects, Active Directory objects; DR with VM replicas

Easy Management

Easy Management

Intuitive web interface to manage all aspects of data protection whenever you need and from anywhere in the world, even on the go from a mobile device

Try Free edition


The Free Edition of NAKIVO Backup & Replication is absolutely free, forever! The Free Edition includes a license for 2 VMs.

Want to Protect More VMs?

You can choose any of our Paid Editions, or start with our Free Trial right away!