Free Server Backup Software

Download NAKIVO’s Free Edition to get a free physical server backup solution for your environment.

✔ 1 year of free data protection
✔ Up to 10 Windows/Linux servers
✔ Up to 30 workstations
✔ Instant physical-to-virtual (P2V) recovery
✔ Instant granular recovery
✔ Multi-platform support

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1 Year of Free Server Backup for 10 Workloads

No commitment. No hassle.

See our Free Physical Server Backup in Action

Boost the efficiency of your data protection in a physical or mixed environment. Download and install NAKIVO’s robust backup and disaster recovery solution in minutes.

What You Get with Free Server Backup from NAKIVO

All-in-One Solution

Reliable Server Backup

Run light and fast incremental backups to reduce storage space usage and boost backup speed. Create application-aware backups and ensure transactional consistency for the applications and databases, such as Microsoft SQL Server, Active Directory and Microsoft Exchange Server.
Ransomware-Resilient Backups

Comprehensive Data Protection

With the NAKIVO Free Edition you can protect up to 10 Windows or Linux servers or 30 workstations. You can also choose to protect other workloads if your environment is mixed:
Microsoft 365 data (up to 5 users)
Multiple Storage Destinations

Multiple Backup Destinations

Perform free server backups and send them or their copies to a local repository, CIFS/NFS share or offsite. Upgrade to the Enterprise Edition to unlock more backup destinations, including cloud and tape.
Instant Recovery

Instant Granular Recovery

Whenever you need to recover a file or folder, there is no need to restore the entire physical server first. Restore individual files and application objects directly from compressed backups to the source or to a custom location.
Data Protection Automation

Ransomware Resilience

Store immutable backups in Linux-based repositories to minimize the risk of ransomware infection.
Microsoft Office 365 Protection

Flexible P2V Recovery

Boot fully-functional VMware VMs from physical machines backups in seconds to reduce downtime when a server fails. Or perform full recovery from physical backup to VMware VMs and restore the VM permanently to production.

Install Anywhere

Install on Windows

Install on Windows

One-click Windows installation

Install on Linux

Install on Linux

Single-command Linux deployment

Deploy as VA

Deploy as VA

Pre-configured VMware vSphere or Nutanix AHV VA

Deploy as AMI

Deploy as AMI

Pre-configured Amazon Machine Image

Deploy on NAS

Deploy on NAS

Flexible installation of NAS devices

Tight Integration with Top Technology Brands


Our Customers Say It Best

Enterprises, SMBs and governmental organizations trust NAKIVO to protect their data


The best decision ever made. Test and switch over if you have VMware to be backed up.

CEO, Services Industry


Very easy to use and deploy. It can run almost anywhere with low requirements.

IT Manager, Services Industry


Strong core backup and restore performance. Super easy to set up and use.

Network Manager, Education Industry


NAKIVO is a great product. Helpful features, great support, competitive pricing.

IT Manager, Energy and Utilities Industry


VMware backup and replication at an affordable price with best result.

System Administrator, Finance Industry


Good solution with Synology NAS.

Head of IT, Retail Industry

Awards and Recognition

Gartner award 5-star rating
Capterra award Top Performer -
Server Backup Software 2021
Leader award Leader
Fall 2021
Trustradius award 5-star rating
Software.informer award Software Informer
Editor's Pick
Techgenix award Techgenix
Gold Award
VMworld award Gold Award
Data Protection
Spiceworks award 5-star rating
CRN Storage award The 20 Coolest Data
Protection Companies
Insights success award Top 10 Best Performing
VMware Solution Providers

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NAKIVO is a US-based company dedicated to delivering the ultimate data protection solution for virtual, physical, cloud and SaaS environments as well as IT monitoring. As one of the fastest-growing backup and disaster recovery software vendors in the industry, NAKIVO boasts 25 consecutive quarters of double-digit growth and a network of over 7,000 partners worldwide. Over 23,000 customers in 173 countries, including major companies like Coca-Cola, Honda, Siemens and Cisco, choose NAKIVO to protect their data.