#1 VM Backup Solution from NAKIVO

Accidental data deletions, ransomware attacks, and virtualization-specific issues can leave critical data exposed to corruption or loss. Choose NAKIVO Backup & Replication, a backup solution designed for modern virtual environments, to protect VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, and Nutanix AHV VMs. The solution is designed to meet the stringent SLAs and recovery objectives in today’s agile environments.


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VM Backup a Glance

Agile VM backup

Agile VM backup

Image-based, incremental, app-aware backups of VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V and Nutanix AHV VMs

Flexible installation

Flexible installation

Deploy on Windows/Linux, on NAS, as virtual appliance or as Amazon Machine Image

Instant Recovery

Instant Recovery

Instant granular recovery of files and application objects for files servers, Microsoft apps and databases

Automated tiering

Automated tiering

Store backups locally, offsite, in the cloud (Amazon S3, Wasabi, Microsoft Azure) or on tape

Ransomware protection

Ransomware protection

Create immutable backups in local Linux-based repositories and in Amazon S3

VM Backup verification

VM Backup verification

Test backups automatically to ensure that your VM data is recoverable when you need it

Agile VM Backups

Image-based backups capture VMs with disk content and configuration files. App-awareness ensures that data in file servers and Microsoft applications (like Exchange Server, SQL Server and Active Directory) remains consistent and ready for recovery. Incremental backups use native change tracking technologies in VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V and Nutanix AHV. Only changed data since the previous backup is transferred for faster backups and storage space savings.

Instant Granular Recovery

Instantly recover items from VM backups for server files, databases and Microsoft apps. Consistent backups ensure optimal workflow continuity, as recovered items are usable immediately.

Anti-Ransomware Protection

Keep one backup copy air-gapped for maximum protection against ransomware. For virtual air-gapped backups, make a backup copy in Amazon S3 or local Linux based repository immutable. For physical air-gapping, send a backup copy to tape or store that copy on a detached drive.

Built-in Disaster Recovery

Built-in advanced disaster recovery (DR) functionality to automate and orchestrate DR activities across multiple sites: replication, replication from backup, automated VM failover and Site Recovery for full DR orchestration. Create failover, failback and data center migration workflows that can be started with one click. Test your DR workflows without disrupting the production environment.

Backup Data Tiering

Use backup data tiers to prevent a single point of failure, meet specific recovery scenarios and save on storage costs by moving older backups to less expensive storage types. Store backups onsite, offsite, in a public cloud (Amazon S3, Wasabi) or on tape.

Instant Backup Verification

Even if the VM backup solution performs properly, backups can still sometimes be corrupted or not bootable. Instant Verification offers two methods to verify that backups are valid for full or granular recovery when needed: Screenshot Verification and Boot Verification.


Policy-based automation can ensure that no VM is left unprotected in large and fast-changing environments. Job Chaining automates backup data tiering with a chain of backup copies
to different destinations.

Flexible Deployment Options

Deploy in minutes on a range of platforms: on Windows / Linux OS on a NAS to create a powerful backup appliance as a VMware vSphere / Nutanix AHV virtual appliance as an Amazon Machine Image. As soon as you install the solution, configuration is simple, and you can start your first backup in minutes. Get in touch with our technical engineers for a free deployment session and start protecting your VM data!

Better Data Protection for Virtual
Environments with NAKIVO

All-in-One Solution

IT infrastructures today are complex, combining a range of platforms to meet different business needs. Choose an all-in-one backup, anti-ransomware protection and disaster recovery solution for virtual, physical, cloud and SaaS data. Get increased control and visibility of data protection activities from one web interface.

Simple Administration

Features to automate VM backup workflows and streamline routine backup administration activities. Manage data protection for hundreds of VMs on multiple sites from a single web-based dashboard. The versatile scheduling system and Calendar dashboard allow you to track your workflows and easily manage them.

24/7 Support

NAKIVO engineers are always ready to help to ensure a smooth experience for customers. Contact the industry’s top rated support by phone, built-in chat or email and get the assistance you need, when you need it!

Improved Recovery Objectives

A software or hardware failure can lead to service disruptions and loss of access to critical data. The VM backup solution from NAKIVO delivers full and granular recovery options to help you meet near-zero recovery time objectives (RTOs).

Regulatory Compliance

Data compliance regulations cover archival, storage security, accessibility, data retrieval and data disposal. With reliable VM backups, you ensure compliance with binding and non-binding requirements (GDPR, HIPAA, PCI DSS, among others), internal / external audits and e-discovery requests.

NAKIVO Backup & Replication Licensing

Ensure VM protection for VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, and Nutanix AHV by purchasing a perpetual or a subscription license for NAKIVO Backup & Replication.

Perpetual licenses are charged per CPU socket for indefinite use starting at $99. One year of free Standard Support is included. With Standard Support, you have access to tech support via chat, email, or phone during business hours.

Subscription licenses are charged per workload. A workload is a VM, 1 physical server or 3 workstations, an Oracle database, or an AWS EC2 instance. One year of 24/7 Support is included for round-the-clock technical assistance.

See NAKIVO Backup & Replication Pricing and Editions for more details.


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  • Comprehensive solution for VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, Nutanix AHV, Amazon EC2, Windows, Linux, Microsoft 365, Oracle Database
  • Easy to deploy on Windows/Linux, as VA, as AMI to run the first VM backup in minutes
  • Multiple storage destinations with onsite, offsite, cloud and tape options
  • Immutable backups in local Linux-based repositories and in Amazon S3 for anti-ransomware protection
  • Instant recovery of VMs and app objects back to the original or custom locations
  • Built-in Site Recovery for failover/failback workflows

Frequently Asked Questions

What virtual environments can I protect with NAKIVO Backup & Replication?

The VM backup software solution from NAKIVO enables you to create backups of VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, and Nutanix AHV VMs. Additionally, you can back up Amazon EC2 instances, Windows and Linux physical servers and workstations, Microsoft 365 data, and Oracle Database.

What data recovery options are available for VMs with NAKIVO Backup & Replication?

You can instantly recover full VMs or perform granular recovery to restore corrupted/deleted application objects and files from backups. Use the search function to find the required objects and files, select from up to 4,000 recovery points per backup, and restore data to the original or custom locations in minutes.

Where can I store VM backups created with NAKIVO Backup & Replication?

The VM backup solution from NAKIVO allows you to store backups onsite, offsite, in the cloud (Amazon S3, Wasabi, and Microsoft Azure), and on tape. Use multiple storage options to avoid a single point of failure.

Can NAKIVO Backup & Replication encrypt backups?

Yes. NAKIVO Backup & Replication can use the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) 256 to encrypt VM backup data in flight and at rest. AES 256 is the de facto worldwide encryption standard to secure online information and transactions by financial institutions, e-commerce sites, and banks.

Can I use NAKIVO Backup & Replication for disaster recovery (DR)?

Yes, NAKIVO Backup & Replication offers a set of disaster recovery (DR) tools that can be used to meet the shortest RTOs. Use VM replication and replication from backup to resume production workflow in minutes if a disaster strikes. Use the built-in Site Recovery feature to automate DR workflows and perform non-disruptive recovery testing.

Does NAKIVO Backup & Replication offer any anti-ransomware protection?

Yes. Your backups in Amazon S3 or local Linux-based repositories can be made immutable. Immutability protects backups from changes, and, therefore, protects your backups' data from encryption/deletion by ransomware. Additionally, you can set two-factor authentication (2FA) and role-based access control (RBAC) to restrict access to backups and apply the principle of least privilege.

Can I test backups with NAKIVO Backup & Replication?

The solution provides two methods to verify that VM backups are recoverable. With Boot Verification, the VM is test-recovered with the VM Flash Boot to check if the guest OS is running properly. With Screenshot Verification, a screenshot of the guest OS is taken before discarding the test-recovered VM.

Is NAKIVO Backup & Replication scalable?

Yes. The solution is designed to back up VM environments of all sizes. NAKIVO Backup & Replication is modular and can scale out together with your business. The largest NAKIVO customers protect over 8,000 VMs and more than 300 locations.

Can I receive notifications and reports by email?

NAKIVO Backup & Replication can send automatic email reports and notifications regarding your VMs and data protection activities. Remain updated about the status of your VMs and backups, and react to changes or disasters in a timely manner.

How can I optimize backup performance?

The solution can use the LAN-Free Data Transfer mode for VMware backups to increase data transfer speed and offload production networks. The built-in Network Acceleration feature can boost backup workflow performance in busy LAN and WAN environments. Finally, use the Advanced Bandwidth Throttling to set network bandwidth rules for backup workflows.

“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
“NAKIVO’s fast VM backup and VM replication keep our critical VMs running at all times. If our VMware VMs failed, we would only need a couple of minutes to recover with VM failover and failback.”
Noel Peden, Applications Development Supervisor at Boise Cascade
“With NAKIVO Backup & Replication installed on QNAP NAS, the backup is 2.5X faster! We found a professional solution that covers all our needs, saves money, and provides reliability.”
Mickaël Masquelin, IT Department Manager at the IEMN
“With NAKIVO Backup & Replication, every hour that we save on VM backup administration can be translated into cost savings. NAKIVO Backup & Replication is resource-efficient in terms of installation and configuration. NAKIVO Backup & Replication is just what we needed.”
Samuel Riley, IT Manager at MyoKardia
“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.”
Steven Schmidt, System Administrator at One World Direct

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