Policy-Based Data Protection
With NAKIVO Backup & Replication, you can set up custom policy rules to automatically back up or replicate those VMs and physical machines that match your criteria. This feature can simplify and automate complex data protection activities in large infrastructures and dynamically changing environments.
Policy-Based Data Protection in NAKIVO Backup & Replication
Policy-Based Data Protection allows you to automate backup and replication activities, making them less time-consuming and prone to human errors. The feature is particularly useful in large infrastructures with hundreds of machines or dynamically changing environments where VMs migrate between hosts or datastores.
Once you set the criteria, matching machines are added automatically and those that no longer fulfill the criteria are excluded. The wide variety of criteria and parameters allows you to configure the workflow that fully matches your needs, no matter how complex the infrastructure is.
Policy-Based Data Protection can be helpful in different scenarios. For example, you can use this feature to ensure smooth VM failover to the hosts deployed on a disaster recovery site. Hosts with a limited amount of RAM can fail to run the replicas of large VMs. To avoid this, you can create a policy-based replication workflow and include only those VMs whose amount of RAM is less than 4 GB.
You can create policy rules for backup, replication and backup copy activities for your VMware vSphere VMs, Microsoft Hyper-V VMs, Amazon EC2 instances and physical Windows/Linux machines. Policies can be based on a variety of criteria, including the machine’s name, tag, size, location, RAM amount, power state or network name. Set up to 50 rules and add up to 500 source objects for a single task.