Reliable Hyper-V Backup Solution

Protect your data with a Hyper-V backup solution from NAKIVO, a simple and efficient backup and replication software for agile virtual environments.

✔ Agentless backup
✔ App-consistency
✔ Instant granular recovery
✔ Instant VM boot
✔ Starting at $229 per socket for perpetual licenses
✔ Starting at $2.50 per workload/month for subscription licenses

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Hyper-V Backup Software at a Glance

Robust Backup for Hyper-V

Robust Backup for Hyper-V

Create image-based, incremental and app-aware backups

Simple Administration

Simple Administration

Automate VM protection with custom policies, scripts and API integration

Instant Granular Restore

Instant Granular Restore

Instantly recover files and app objects directly from compressed backups with all permissions preserved

Advanced Backup Copy

Advanced Backup Copy

Copy Hyper-V backups offsite, to tape, NAS or cloud (Amazon S3, Wasabi, Azure Blob)

Flawless Performance

Flawless Performance

Boost backup speed by up to 2x while reducing storage space consumption

Instant VM Recovery

Instant VM Recovery

Boot functional Hyper-V VMs from backups in seconds without performing a full recovery

Supported Platforms for Hyper-V Backup

  • Microsoft Hyper-V 2019
  • Microsoft Hyper-V 2016
  • Microsoft Hyper-V 2012R2
  • Microsoft Hyper-V 2012

NAKIVO Backup for Hyper-V in Action

  • Deploy anywhere
    Deploy on Windows, Linux, NAS, as a hardened VA or AMI and run your first backup within 5 minutes.
  • Comprehensive solution
    Protect virtual, physical, cloud and SaaS workloads with one solution. Easily run backups, replicas and orchestrate disaster recovery via a single interface.
  • Suits businesses of any size
    Protect mixed environments with hundreds of hosts across multiple sites.
  • Backup for MSPs
    Use the NAKIVO solution to provide backup as a service. Protect up to 1,000 isolated IT environments using one deployment.

What You Get with Advanced Backup Solution from NAKIVO

Reliable Hyper-V Backup

NAKIVO Backup & Replication captures the entire VM during backup, including all disks and configuration files to ensure that the VM is available immediately after recovery. Back up Hyper-V VMs in the app-aware mode to ensure that data in applications such as Microsoft Exchange, Active Directory, and SQL is transactionally consistent.

Advanced Backup Tiering

Create multiple copies of your business-critical backups to eliminate a single point of failure and ensure an additional level of data safety. Store them in immutable local storage, on CIFS/NFS shares or send backup copies offsite, to NAS, cloud (Amazon, Wasabi, Azure Blob) or tape.

Instant Backup Verification

Ensure that your critical VMs can be successfully recovered from backups. Enable instant verification after each successful backup to automatically test that VMs are bootable. The solution boots the VM’s OS and sends you the screenshot or a report without any action from your side.

Multiple Recovery Options

Achieve near-instant RTOs and resume your IT operations without downtime. Instantly boot Microsoft Hyper-V virtual machines directly from compressed backups without performing the full VM recovery. Or recover Hyper-V VMs from backups as VMware vSphere VMs and vice versa.

Immediate Granular Recovery

Instantly restore individual files, folders and application objects from backups or backup copies without recovering the entire VM. Search needed items in backups using the web-based dashboard and recover them to the original or custom location in seconds.

Storage Optimization

The solution allows you to perform incremental backups and relies on Microsoft’s Resilient Change Tracking (RCT) technology to increase the speed and efficiency of the process. For further space savings, enable swap data exclusion and compression.

Effective Data Transfer

Shrink backup windows and reduce network congestion with Network Acceleration. You can also control network bandwidth to limit its usage during working hours.

Simple Administration

Easily schedule backups using the Calendar dashboard and set up backup policies to protect your Hyper-V VMs based on VM name, size, location and other criteria. To reduce administrative overhead even more, link jobs to run one after another and integrate the solution with third-party tools via HTTP APIs.

NAKIVO Backup & Replication Pricing

Starting at $229 per socket with perpetual licenses

Starting at $2.50 per workload/month with subscription licenses

Protect your environment with one of the most cost-efficient Hyper-V backup solutions.
Back up Hyper-V VMs and perform full VM recoveries with any edition.
Take advantage of replication and more recovery options with Pro and Pro Essentials.
Gain access to Site Recovery and offer DRaaS and BaaS with Enterprise, Enterprise Essentials and Enterprise Plus.

Perpetual licenses

are charged per CPU socket for indefinite use and include 1 year of free Standard Support via phone, chat and email during business hours.

Subscription licenses

are charged per workload and provide 24/7 Support. You can purchase one to five-year subscriptions.

For more details, see Pricing and Editions.

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  • Fast deployment. Deploy NAKIVO Backup & Replication on Windows, Linux, NAS, as a hardened VA or AMI and run your first backup in just two minutes.
  • Protection of virtual, physical, cloud and SaaS environments. Protect VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, Nutanix AHV VMs; Amazon EC2 instances; Windows and Linux physical servers/workstations; Microsoft Office 365, CIFS/NFS file shares and Oracle Database via RMAN.
  • Multiple backup destinations. Send backups to NAS appliances, the cloud (Amazon S3, Wasabi and Microsoft Azure) or tape.
  • Instant recovery. Recover VMs, files and app objects back to original or custom locations in seconds. Boot VMs on target hosts directly from virtual or physical machine backups.
  • Site Recovery. Automate disaster recovery with unique failback and failover workflows for different disaster scenarios. Perform non-disruptive site recovery testing for guaranteed disaster recovery.
  • Top-notch performance. Increase backup speed and shorten backup windows while saving storage space.

Resources for Hyper-V Backup and Recovery

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NAKIVO Backup & Replication for Hyper-V Backup

Watch this short video to learn how to get the most out of VM backup and recovery with NAKIVO Backup & Replication.

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How to Create a New VM in Hyper-V

Watch our video walkthrough to learn how to create and configure VMs in Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V.

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How to Back Up Hyper-V VMs

This short video will demonstrate what steps you need to take to back up Microsoft Hyper-V VMs in NAKIVO Backup & Replication.

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Maintain Data Compliance with NAKIVO Backup & Replication

Data Availability under GDPR / PIPEDA
Data Availability
Retention Policies and RPOs under HIPAA
Retention Policies and RPOs
Internal and External Financial Reporting and Audit
Internal and External Financial Reporting and Audit
Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
Industry Data Security Standards
eDiscovery and Other Legal Requests
eDiscovery and Other Legal Requests
Ensure that sensitive and critical data that falls under regulations and audits is protected for a mandated period. Avoid data corruption or loss that can result in penalties and undermine your organization’s reputation and financial standing.
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Data Compliance Requirements



Retain data without alteration or deletion for a mandated period.



Store data in multiple locations with different security requirements.



Encrypt and secure data from unauthorized access.



Use multiple recovery options for different scenarios.



Safely dispose of data after the mandated retention period.

Enhance Data Compliance for Microsoft Hyper-V

Enhance Data Compliance for Microsoft Hyper-V
  • Flexible retention
    With up to 4,000 recovery points for each VM, you can easily roll back to the specific point. Retain Microsoft Hyper-V backup data for as long as required by regulators using the GFS rotation scheme.
  • Backup automation
    Routine backup activities can be automated to ensure that no data is overlooked.
  • No single point of failure
    Automate the creation of backup copies and store them locally, in a public cloud (Amazon S3, Wasabi, Azure Blob) or on tape.
  • Ransomware resilience
    Backups stored in the cloud and local Linux-based repositories can be made immutable for as long as you need.
  • Limited backup access
    Enable two-factor authentication (2FA) to prevent unauthorized access to backups and data protection activities. Apply the principle of least privilege by setting the role-based access control (RBAC) for employees.
  • Backup data encryption
    Use Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) 256 to keep Hyper-V server backup data secure over WAN and throughout the retention period.
  • Simplified eDiscovery
    Search and browse individual files and application objects in backups via the web-based management console. Instantly restore items from backups, with all the permissions restored.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does backup for Hyper-V work?

This is an agentless solution, meaning that the solution creates backups at the virtualization level (rather than the guest OS level) and captures virtualization disk contents and configuration files. With this type of backup, you can also create incremental backups, saving only changed data volumes (increments) to the backup repository. To improve backup speed, the solution relies on Microsoft’s native Resilient Change Tracking (RCT) technology that automatically tracks all data changes.

Can I back up a Hyper-V cluster?

You can create backups and replicas of Microsoft Hyper-V virtual machines, easily adding entire clusters to your inventory with just a few clicks. Track Hyper-V VMs that migrate between cluster nodes to ensure that you always have their backups and/or replicas.

How do I start using NAKIVO Backup for Hyper-V?

Start by downloading the Free Trial or reach out to our sales department for more information on custom demos, personalized quotes and assistance with deploying the solution.

Can I protect mixed environments?

Absolutely. Along with Microsoft Hyper-V backup and recovery, you can protect:
VMware vSphere VMs
VMware Cloud Director VMs and vApps
Microsoft Hyper-V VMs
Nutanix AHV VMs
Amazon EC2 instances
Windows server and workstation
Linux server and workstation
Oracle RMAN
NFS/CIFS file shares
Use Cross-Platform Recovery to recover between Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware vSphere. Use Instant P2V to recover physical machines as VMware vSphere VMs.

How secure is Hyper-V backup from NAKIVO?

Hyper-V backups from NAKIVO are secure and safe. NAKIVO offers a variety of tools to secure your backup data against ransomware, unauthorized access and other attacks:
Restrict access to backups and data protection activities using role-based access control and two-factor authentication.
Store Hyper-V backups in ransomware-resilient immutable storage onsite or in the cloud.
Encrypt backup data in-flight and at-rest.

Can the solution be used for BaaS to deliver backup for Hyper-V to MSP clients?

The solution can be installed in multi-tenant mode. All Microsoft Hyper-V backup features are available in three MSP editions that are licensed per workload on a monthly or annual basis.

Add Ransomware Protection for Microsoft Hyper-V VM Backups

Ransomware Protection for Microsoft Hyper-V VMs

In case ransomware prevention measures fail to stop a breach, a Microsoft Hyper-V backup solution is the only option for getting your data back without paying the ransom.

Ransomware protection techniques

NAKIVO Backup & Replication offers a combination of ransomware protection techniques to ensure that Hyper-V server backups are secure and can be used for recovery.

The 3-2-1 backup rule

Store backup data in multiple storage locations onsite, offsite, in the cloud (Amazon S3, Wasabi, Azure Blob, Backblaze B2), NAS or on tape.

Ransomware-resilient repositories

Send backups to immutable repositories (cloud or Linux-based local repositories) to ensure that data can’t be encrypted or deleted by malware

Advanced backup copy

Create one or multiple backup copies and configure the workflow to run automatically after each successful backup.

Instant backup verification

Test data recoverability and integrity automatically and receive a report or the screenshot of the booted VM by email.

“With NAKIVO Backup & Replication, the university saved time and money, while gaining peace of mind. I now spend the majority of my time not on backup administration, but on other IT-related tasks.”.
Edwardson A. Pedragosa Jr., Network Administrator at the Asia-Pacific International University
Boise Cascade
“NAKIVO’s fast VM backup and VM replication keep our critical VMs running at all times. If our VMware VMs failed, we would only need a couple of minutes to recover with VM failover and failback.”
Noel Peden, Applications Development Supervisor at Boise Cascade
“With NAKIVO Backup & Replication installed on QNAP NAS, the backup is 2.5X faster! We found a professional solution that covers all our needs, saves money, and provides reliability.”
Mickaël Masquelin, IT Department Manager at the IEMN
“With NAKIVO Backup & Replication, every hour that we save on VM backup administration can be translated into cost savings. NAKIVO Backup & Replication is resource-efficient in terms of installation and configuration. NAKIVO Backup & Replication is just what we needed.”
Samuel Riley, IT Manager at MyoKardia
One World Direct
“In NAKIVO Backup & Replication, we found a stable VM backup solution that lets us back up VMs faster and recover VMs in minutes, which is extremely helpful in order to keep our business operations available at all times.”
Steven Schmidt, System Administrator at One World Direct