Free Hyper-V Backup Solution

Improve the performance and reliability of Hyper-V backups with the Free Edition of NAKIVO Backup & Replication.

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Quick Start

Just a few minutes to deploy

With NAKIVO Backup & Replication, you are just a few clicks away from receiving a free Hyper-V backup solution. The product’s web interface is intuitive and easy to use, so you can start testing our features right away.

The functionality of our Free Edition allows you to automate Hyper-V backup processes, thus saving you time and reducing the risk of human error. Depending on your needs, you can keep Hyper-V backups locally or send backup copies to AWS or Azure Cloud.

You can rest easy knowing that your backup jobs are performed on a 24/7 basis and remain fully under control at all times.

Integrated Approach to Backups

Integrated Approach to Backups

Incremental, image-based, application-aware backups

The product uses Hyper-V’s native Resilient Change Tracking (RCT) technology, allowing you to copy only changed data blocks. Our solution captures all the important data, including disks and configuration files. Also, the Free Edition of NAKIVO Backup & Replication ensures consistency when you back up applications and databases, such as Microsoft Exchange, Active Directory, SQL, Oracle, and so on.

With our solution, your production VM can be restored in just a few clicks.

Thus, the Free Edition provides a means of creating Hyper-V backup free of charge while letting you feel content with the knowledge that your data is safe and consistent.

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Storage Space Efficiency

Skip unnecessary data

When a machine runs low on memory, the operating system creates a file on the hard drive to use as a temporary location for data storage. Known as swap files, such files extend the amount of available memory. However, they can greatly increase backup size if included in the backup. The Free Edition of NAKIVO Backup & Replication can automatically skip swap files when backups are performed, which allows for a more efficient use of storage space.

To cut storage costs, the Free Edition automatically excludes duplicate data blocks across the entire backup repository. After that, unique blocks are compressed to decrease the size of your backups even further. With our free Hyper-V backup software functionality, you can be certain that your backups consume the minimum amount of storage space.

Support for Mixed IT Infrastructure

Support for Mixed IT Infrastructure

Recovery across platforms

Armed with our Free Edition, you can not only perform Hyper-V backups free of cost, but also protect data across multiple platforms and environments. This is possible with the Cross-Platform Recovery feature. As an example, you can easily export and recover VM backup data from Hyper-V environment to VMware, and vice versa. What’s more, you can seamlessly migrate your physical server backups to Hyper-V VMs, ensuring a successful recovery.

In addition to cross-platform VM migration, the Free Edition allows for long-term backup data archiving, which may be required by legislation. Finally, our solution allows you to test different VM recovery scenarios in multiple environments and update them if necessary.

Flexible Retention Scheme

Flexible Retention Scheme

Up to 4,000 recovery points

Our solution’s Free Edition provides a rich set of free Hyper-V backup tools, including the opportunity to keep recovery points for as long as you need. Each Hyper-V backup can contain up to 4,000 recovery points. Our retention policy is based on the Grandfather-Father-Son (GFS) scheme, allowing you to specify how many recovery points to keep and for how long. You can rotate them on a daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly basis, with the oldest recovery point being deleted once their specified number has been exceeded.

This way, you can both save storage space and offload your network, while resting assured your VM backups remain available whenever necessary.

Key Advantages

Reliable Protection

Reliable Protection

With our rich selection of free Hyper-V backup software features, you can automate data protection jobs and know with certaint that your VM backups are valid.

Fast Recovery

Fast Recovery

Easily recover files, folders, and application objects from compressed and deduplicated VM backups.

Smaller Backup Size

Smaller Backup Size

Swap data is automatically excluded, upon which VM backup data is deduplicated and further compressed.

Instant Verification

Instant Verification

Make sure that your VM backups are available and recoverable whenever necessary.

Shorter Recovery Time

Shorter Recovery Time

You can select Hyper-V VM backup as a source for a new replica, thus offloading your production environment.

Simplicity and Mobility

Simplicity and Mobility

Our free Hyper-V backup solution is intuitive and easy to use, allowing you to run basic operations even from a mobile device.

Licensing

Enjoy our free Hyper-V backup software functionality for one year!
The Free Edition includes licenses for 10 machines

Download the 15-day Free Trial to see NAKIVO Backup & Replication in action. The entire set of our data protection features is included! Find out the details here.

Why the Free Trial Deserves Your Attention

In addition to the free Hyper-V backup tools mentioned above, you can also try out:

  • Policy-Based Data Protection – set up policy-based rules to automate backup jobs in your Hyper-V environment.
  • API for VM Backup Automation – optimize backup management and reduce storage costs.
  • Calendar Dashboard – enjoy a bird’s eye view of your past, current, and planned backup jobs.
  • Backup-as-a-Service – provide backup services to your customers with a multi-tenant mode.
  • VM Backup Appliance – create an all-in-one appliance to double the performance of VM backups and reduce storage consumption by up to 10 times.
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