Native Change Tracking

NAKIVO Backup & Replication enables you to perform block-level incremental backup and replication using native change tracking technologies. This means that you can maximize workflow speed and cut resource consumption without additional configurations.


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Incremental Workflows

Save only changed data blocks to backups and replicas


Instant Change Tracking

Data changes are tracked automatically in real-time


Robust Performance

Boost your data protection speed and efficiency

Native Change Tracking with NAKIVO

Improved Performance

Incremental backup and replication workflows save only modified data blocks (increments), allowing you to boost workflow speed and save storage space. You need to perform a lengthy and resource-hungry full backup or replication only once. Then you can switch to faster and more efficient incremental workflows.

Instant Change Tracking

NAKIVO Backup & Replication relies on native change tracking technologies that automatically record all data changes to log files. This way, the solution can improve the speed of backup, replication and recovery by instantly identifying changed data blocks without scanning the entire machine.

NAKIVO Backup & Replication supports the following native technologies:

Changed Block Tracking (CBT) for VMware vSphere
Resilient Change Tracking (RCT) for Microsoft Hyper-V
Changed Regions Tracking (CRT) for Nutanix AHV
Native change tracking for Microsoft 365

Log Verification

Ensure that native change tracking technologies don’t overstate the amount of changed data for VMware vSphere VMs and Nutanix AHV VMs. For this, you can additionally run the NAKIVO Backup & Replication proprietary change tracking, which is more reliable but slowlier than using CBT or CRT alone.

Workflow Diversity

You can enable native change tracking for backup and replication workflows of VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V and Nutanix AHV VMs. You can also use Microsoft’s native change tracking (delta query) for Microsoft 365 backups. For other workloads NAKIVO Backup & Replication uses a proprietary method and scans data to find changed blocks.

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