Free VM Backup and Replication for VMware & Hyper-V

Get Started Fast. Faster than Anything you have Tried.

It takes 1 click and under 60 seconds to install your new VM backup and replication solution. The rest of the product is that simple as well: because the Free Edition is so intuitive, you are already an expert. With the Free Edition, you just need a few seconds to create a new ad hoc backup job and protect your live running VMs. The backup includes all VM disks and configuration files, so you'll have everything you need for a full recovery.

Back up and Archive ad hoc. Locally, Remotely, and to the Cloud.

With the Free Edition you can back up and archive live running VMs ad hoc whether to make a copy before changing a VM, save data for long term storage, or to prevent unintentional data loss before VM decommissioning. NAKIVO Backup & Replication supports live Exchange, Active Directory, MS SQL, Oracle, and other applications so all your backups are always consistent. You can back up locally over LAN, remotely over WAN, and even AWS and Azure cloud storage solutions to keep your important backups offsite, out of harm's reach.

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Equation SA

"NAKIVO Backup & Replication is very fast. I am a little bit astonished to see how much faster the NAKIVO is than the other VM backup products that we are using. I like the small memory requirements of the NAKIVO virtual appliance along with the very easy and clear user interface." Alain Richard, Equation SA

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"For my customers, I need the solution that would be cost-effective, with the best and more instant support than other vendors have. And this is why I came to your solution. You listen to us, and move on by creating new features." Christos Kartsioulis, Hyperlife Technologies Ltd.

LS Advanced Software

"NAKIVO Backup & Replication Beta has passed our functional and stress testing with unprecedented results. NAKIVO Backup & Replication has been easy to use and shown solid performance, while the support team has been very responsive and informative. Overall, I am very satisfied with Nakivo." Francesco Speciale, LS Advanced Software

American Electric Technologies

"The level and depth of support we received under our simple trial membership completely blew away even some of the most costly ‘elevated’ support options we had as a paying customer with other companies. It was a phenomenal experience!" Paul Bienvenu, American Electric Technologies, Inc.

Oregon Aero

"I have been using NAKIVO Backup & Replication since version 3, and I chose NAKIVO based on the simplicity of the product, the speed at which the product can create backups and do restores, and the simple Web interface that can be accessed from any Web browser." Jamie Kramer, Oregon Aero

e-sphere GmbH

"It looks great at the moment. I did some backup stuff all 12 hours for the productive webservers and some 24 hours jobs for internal servers. Now I have started to replicate each 30 minutes the 3 productive VMs. This process is ongoing since 1 hour. So far, I am very happy." Nicolas Jene, e-sphere GmbH

Save Storage Space. Swap data exclusion, Deduplication, and Compression are there to help.

The amount of data that you manage increases on a daily basis, and so do your backups, occupying expensive and production-needed space. To reduce backup size, the Free Edition of NAKIVO Backup & Replication automatically skips unnecessary swap files and partitions, so they are not read, processed, transferred and stored in the backup repository. To further reduce backup size, the Free Edition automatically deduplicates backup data across the entire repository keeping only unique blocks of data. The deduplicated blocks are then compressed to reduce space utilization even further. The combination of these data reduction technologies results in up to 30X less storage space needed for storing backups. The backups then occupy only a trivial amount of storage, yet are a saver when you need to restore your data.

Instantly Recover your VMs, Files, Exchange, SQL, and AD objects. At any Time, and from Anywhere.

The Free Edition’s web interface enables managing all aspects of data protection at any time and from anywhere, even from a mobile device. Built specifically for virtualized environments, NAKIVO Backup & Replication Free Edition is designed to instantly recover your VMs, files, Exchange, SQL, and AD objects in the fastest and most efficient way. Should you need your VMs back, you can recover quickly and easily, without any disruptions to your business.

Copy and Migrate VMs. Easy, Fast, in all Directions.

NAKIVO Backup & Replication Free Edition enables you to migrate and copy VMs between hosts and storage devices, even if they are located on standalone hosts, managed by different vCenter servers, or not even connected to each other.

Deploy the Way You Want

NAKIVO Backup & Replication Free Edition can be installed on Windows or Linux, deployed as a VMware Virtual Appliance, or even as AWS AMI.

Get a Wide Range of Advantages

Complete Protection of Your VMs

Native, agentless, image-based, application-aware backup and replication for VMware, Hyper-V, and AWS VMs

Higher VM Backup Speed

Forever-incremental backups with CBT/RCT, LAN-free data transfer, network acceleration, up to 2X performance when installed on NAS

Smaller VM Backup Size

Exclusion of SWAP files and partitions, global backup deduplication, variable backup compression

Guaranteed Recovery

Instant backup verification with screenshots of test-recovered VMs, backup copy offsite/to the cloud

Shorter Recovery Time

Instant recovery of VMs, files, Exchange objects, SQL objects, Active Directory objects, DR with VM replicas

Easy Management

Due to an intuitive web interface of NAKIVO Backup & Replication, you can manage all aspects of data protection whenever you need and from anywhere in the world, even on the go by using your mobile device.


The Free Edition of NAKIVO Backup & Replication is absolutely Free, forever! The Free Edition includes a license for 2 VMs.

Want to Protect More VMs?

You can choose any of our Paid Editions, or start with our Free Trial right away!