Linux Server Backup Solution from NAKIVO
Protect data on Linux servers and workstations, maintain production continuity and enhance the resilience of your IT infrastructure with the NAKIVO solution.
✔ Incremental app-aware backups
✔ Instant granular recovery of files and app objects
✔ Instantly recover Linux servers as VMware vSphere VMs
✔ Automate Linux backup and recovery workflows
✔ Starting at $58 per server (perpetual license)
✔ Starting at $2.41 per workload/month (subscription license)
Why Back Up Linux Server with NAKIVO Backup & Replication
Fast Incremental Linux Server Backup
Run incremental backups of Linux Server. The solution uses the proprietary change tracking technology and writes only the data blocks that have changed since the previous Linux backup to the target repository. This helps offload hardware and network, save storage space, and increase backup speed.
Enable immutability for your backups stored in a local Linux-based repository or cloud storage (Amazon S3, Azure Blob, Wasabi, Backblaze B2) to enhance data resilience. Throughout the immutability period, backups are protected from changes, ransomware encryption and accidental deletion. Even the root user cannot lift immutability of backups that are stored in the cloud.
Multiple Backup Targets
Easily apply the 3-2-1 backup rule to avoid a single point of failure and ensure data availability. Store Linux server backups in local storage for instant access and swift recovery or send copies offsite, to the cloud (Amazon S3, Azure Blob, Wasabi, Backblaze B2) or tape. You can set Job Chaining to create backup copies and send them to different locations automatically, after each successful backup.
Instant Physical to Virtual Recovery
Simplify physical to virtual recovery by instantly booting fully-functional VMware vSphere VMs from Linux server backups. Recovered VMs are ready for long-term use in a production environment, and you can resume production workflows swiftly after a physical machine failure. The recovered VMs can be also used to test patches and updates without disrupting the IT environment of your organization.
Support for Applications and Databases
Enable the application-aware mode to create transactionally-consistent Linux server backups even of those applications that are in use. Run custom pre-freeze and post-thaw scripts that instruct applications and databases to flush pending I/O operations and in-memory data to the disk before a backup workflow is initiated.
Instant Granular Recovery
Restore a file or an app object in seconds directly from backups, without recovering the entire Linux server. The NAKIVO solution supports file servers and most common Microsoft apps, such as Active Directory, SQL Server and Exchange Server. Use the search function to find the required file or object, create up to 4,000 recovery points per backup, and recover the file or object to the original or different location.
Automated Data Protection
What You Get with Linux Backup Software from NAKIVO
Tight RPO and RTO
Set backup workflows to run as often as every minute to meet the tightest recovery point objectives (RPO). Optimize hardware and network usage to improve recovery time objectives (RTO). Additionally, you can enable network acceleration to speed up backup workflows by up to 2 times. Or set Advanced Bandwidth Throttling to flexibly adjust network bandwidth available to data protection workflows.
App Data Consistency
Application awareness allows you to create consistent backups and streamline operational recovery after Linux server failures. Use app-aware mode to facilitate granular recovery. Restore files and application objects to the original or custom location on demand. After recovery, files and app objects are ready for use in production, with all file permissions preserved.
Storage Space Optimization
NAKIVO’s Linux backup solution provides a set of features to save storage space and maintain stable functioning of your servers. With incremental backups, the solution rewrites only the data blocks that had changed since the previous backup. Exclude unnecessary swap data and unused space from backups to reduce their size even more. For the best performance and maximum backup speed, integrate a deduplication appliance as a backup target.
Critical Data Safety and Security
Improve your IT infrastructure resilience by setting regular automated workflows to back up critical data. Restrict access to the NAKIVO solution and encrypt backup data while transferring over WAN or in the repository to prevent unauthorized access.
Protect your Linux server data from ransomware attacks. Diversify backup storages to avoid a single point of failure. Send backup copies offsite, to the cloud (backup to Amazon S3, Wasabi, Azure Blob, Backblaze B2) or tape. Enable immutability for backups stored in local Linux-based repositories or in the cloud to protect backups from encryption or deletion by ransomware.
Cutdown on Costs
Long-term data archiving requires additional expenses on reliable storage devices and maintenance. Backup to tape provides easier and more compact Linux server backup storage, which requires little to no maintenance and resources. Send backups to tape for long-term data retention, saving significant amounts of money and improving the reliability of your data protection.
Pricing of the NAKIVO Backup Software for Linux
From $58 per server with a perpetual license
From $2.41 per workload/month with a subscription license
Backup for Linux servers and workstation backups are available in all editions. Depending on your needs, choose between perpetual and subscription licensing:
Perpetual licenses are charged for indefinite use per physical server or workstation. One year of free technical support during business hours is included.
Subscription licenses are charged per workload, which can be 1 physical server, 3 workstations, 1 virtual machine, 1 Amazon EC2 instance, etc. Subscription licenses include 24/7 technical support.
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- One data protection solution for Linux/Windows physical machines and workstations, as well as virtual, cloud and SaaS environments.
- Fast deployment anywhere. Install on Linux, Windows, NAS or deploy as an AMI or VA in less than 5 minutes.
- Backup to cloud and tape. Send backups and backup copies to Amazon S3, Wasabi, Azure Blob, Backblaze B2 cloud storage or tape to avoid a single point of failure.
- Instant Physical-to-Virtual. Recover a physical Linux server as a VMware vSphere VM in minutes.
- Flexible recoveries, including instant granular recovery and cross-platform recoveries.
- Backup immutability. Make backups in a local Linux-based repository or repository in Amazon S3 immutable to protect data from deletion and encryption.
- Site Recovery for automated disaster recovery workflows.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I protect mixed IT environments with the Linux backup solution from NAKIVO?
Yes. The NAKIVO solution is an advanced backup solution for Linux that offers a variety of backup and recovery options for mixed environments. One instance of the solution allows you to protect:
• Physical: Linux and Windows servers, workstation
• Virtual: VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, Nutanix AHV
• Cloud: Amazon EC2
• SaaS: Microsoft 365
• Oracle Database via RMAN
• File shares: CIFS and NFS
Instantly boot Linux servers as VMware Vsphere VMs directly from backups. Or use the Cross-Platform Recovery feature to convert physical machines into VMs or migrate between VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V VMs.
Can a root user lift immutability for my Linux backups?
A root user can lift the immutability applied to backups stored in local Linux-based repositories. However, immutability applied to Linux backups in the cloud (Amazon S3, Azure Blob, Wasabi, Backblaze B2) cannot be undone until the set period expires. The same applies to backups made immutable in a local Linux repository deployed as part of a hardened VA or AMI. In this case, even the root user is unable to lift or change the backup immutability set with the solution.
Can I use NAKIVO’s solution for backup as a service (BaaS)?
Yes. Use the multi-tenant mode to offer BaaS, RaaS and DRaaS to your clients. You can manage up to 1,000 isolated IT environments within one instance of the solution. What’s more, you can offload data protection tasks to clients and allocate needed resources.
Can I back up file shares on Linux machines?
Yes. You can run incremental backups of your CIFS/NFS file shares stored on Linux and Windows machines, and NAS devices. Pay only for the volume of data you need to back up. The solution supports file-level recovery, backup copy and scheduling to make administration simpler.
Can I automate data protection activities for my Linux server?
What do I get with the NAKIVO Free Trial?
With the NAKIVO Free Trial, you get 15 days of unlimited data protection for all workloads, including physical, virtual, cloud and SaaS. Download and install the solution in less than 5 min, no credit card required. Along with backup capabilities, you can also check out replication for VMs and EC2 instances and the Site Recovery functionality.
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