Application-Aware Mode

Create backups and replicas with consistent application and database data by using the app-aware mode in NAKIVO Backup & Replication. This approach ensures better recovery time objectives for Microsoft apps like Exchange Server, Active Directory and SQL Server and databases like Oracle.


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Platform Support

Platform Support

Use app-aware mode for VMs, EC2 instances and physical machines

Effortless Configuration

Effortless Configuration

Enable app-aware mode and let the solution do the rest

More Recovery Opportunities

More Recovery Opportunities

Instant full VM and granular recovery from app-consistent backups

Application-Aware Mode


Use application-aware mode for backups and replicas in virtual, cloud or physical environments no matter whether they are Windows- or Linux-based. Application-consistent backups enable instant and full VM recovery with all application and database data usable immediately. Supported apps and databases include Microsoft apps like Active Directory, Exchange Server and SQL Server as well as Oracle Database.

Linux-Based Workloads

NAKIVO Backup & Replication uses two types of custom scripts to create application-consistent backups and replicas of Linux-based physical and virtual machines:
Pre-freeze scripts instruct applications to put current transactions on hold and flush memory data
Post-thaw scripts resume transactions after a snapshot of the source machine has been successfully taken

Windows-Based Workloads

Before taking a snapshot of the source workload, NAKIVO Backup & Replication freezes application operations and flushes data to disk using the following technologies:
VMware vSphere VMs: native VMware Guest OS Quiescing technology and VMware Tools
Microsoft Hyper-V VMs: Microsoft native Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) or VSS driver integration for servers before 2016
Nutanix AHV VMs: native Nutanix Guest Tools (NGT)
Amazon EC2: the VSS driver integration with EBS volumes
Physical Windows machines: the VSS driver integration with the OS

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