What's New in v7 - Hyper-V Backup and More

NAKIVO Backup & Replication v7 comes with great features that improve VM backup and recovery, simplify VM backup management, and speed up VM backup and recovery.

Hyper-V Backup

NAKIVO Backup & Replication v7 adds support for Microsoft Hyper-V 2016 and 2012! Out of the box, v7 provides image-based, application-aware, and forever-incremental Hyper-V backup. This means that Hyper-V backups will capture all your data, ensure the consistency of applications and databases, and will transfer only changes to the backup repository after the initial full backup.

To save storage space, all your backups are automatically compressed and deduplicated across entire backup repository, even if you use the same repository to store Hyper-V, VMware, and AWS EC2 backups.

Once Hyper-V backups are created, you can easily set up backup copy jobs and send backup copies offsite as well as to AWS and Azure clouds. This way, your data will be safe even if your primary backups are wiped by a disaster or corrupted by a hardware failure or ransomware.

Should you need to get your data back, you can instantly recover files, Exchange objects, and Active Directory objects directly from compressed and deduplicated Hyper-V backups. You can also restore an entire Hyper-V VM back to the same or to a new host in just a few clicks.

Hyper-V Replication

NAKIVO Backup & Replication v7 can create and maintain identical copies of Hyper-V VMs on a target server. The copies (called VM replicas) remain in the powered off state and do not consume any resources, yet you can power them on at any moment for near-instant disaster recovery. Just as Hyper-V backups, the replicas are image-based, application-aware, and forever-incremental.

Support for vSphere v6.5


NAKIVO Backup & Replication v7 keeps pace with industry updates and provides support for the latest VMware vSphere release. The new version can back up, replicate, and recover VMware vSphere v6.5 VMs right out of the box, without any extra setup. NAKIVO Backup & Replication v7 supports the new VMware vSphere v6.5 features, including new VM attributes, encrypted VMs, and so on.

Skip Swap File

The swap file is used by an OS as a RAM extension – it serves as a temporary storage for data that is not currently used by RAM. The contents of the swap file change constantly, so each time you back up a VMware or Hyper-V VM, the swap file is included in the backup. Since the swap file can automatically grow up to 3X the size of RAM, this means that gigabytes of unnecessary data are processed, transferred, and stored in the backup repository each time you back up a VM. NAKIVO Backup & Replication v7 automatically skips the swap file in VMware and Hyper-V VMs, which speeds up data transfer and saves storage space in a backup repository.

More v7 Features for VMware and Hyper-V to be revealed on January 24th

Join v7 Beta, Get a Gift Card

We value your feedback and strive to make an easy-to-use and feature rich product for protecting your data. Get an Amazon gift card for performing the following tasks:

  • 1. Download NAKIVO Backup & Replication v7 Beta and install it in your environment
  • 2. Add at least one Hyper-V host to the inventory
  • 3. Back up or replicate at least one VM
  • 4. Perform any of the following:
    • a. Instant file recovery
    • b. Instant object recovery for Exchange
    • c. Instant object recovery for Active Directory
    • d. Full VM recovery
  • 5. Create and send a support bundle to support with “v7 Beta Promotion” in the description.
  • 6. Fill out the survey.

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