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 $2.50 per workload/month (subscription license)


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Linux Server Backup at a Glance

Linux Server Incremental Backups

Linux Server Incremental Backups

Create incremental backups of Linux server data

app aware

App-Aware Mode

Create transactionally-consistent backups of running applications and databases

instant data

Instant Data Recovery

Recover individual files and app objects from backups in minutes

ransomware resilience

Ransomware Resilience

Make Linux server backups immutable to protect data against ransomware encryption or deletion

instant physical

Instant Physical to Virtual

Recover physical Linux servers as VMware vSphere VMs to restore production in minutes

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Data Protection Automation

Set, schedule and adjust automated Linux backup and recovery workflows to streamline data protection

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.

Backup Immutability

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.

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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

Streamline your Linux data protection by initiating the backup and recovery workflows with a single click. Use the Calendar dashboard to schedule data protection activities or automate them by configuring custom policy rules. Integrate third-party tools for extended automation capabilities.

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.

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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.

what you get

Ransomware Protection

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 $2.50 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?

Absolutely. Link workflows to make them run after each other or use the Policy-Based Data Protection feature to create custom policies that add matching machines to workflows automatically. For more automation capabilities, integrate NAKIVO’s solution with third-party tools via HTTP APIs.

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.

“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
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“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.”
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