Windows Server Backup Solution from NAKIVO

Servers fail for different reasons, be it a hardware failure, software issues or a ransomware attack. But with a reliable backup software for Windows Server, server downtime doesn’t lead to loss of critical data and productivity. Use NAKIVO Backup & Replication to back up physical servers running Windows Server to a variety of destinations and maintain consistent copies of your app data ready for recovery as soon as you need it.


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Windows Server Backup at a Glance


Deploy in minutes

Simple installation on Windows, NAS or as VA/AMI


Instant availability

Flexible granular recoveries for uninterrupted uptime

Data compliance

Data compliance

Secure backup destinations and flexible retention


Anti-ransomware protection

Immutable backups in Amazon S3 and ransomware resilience with tape

Streamlined administration

Streamlined administration

One central web interface for all workloads and data protection activities

Optimized efficiency

Optimized efficiency

Better use of storage space and network resources for shorter backup windows

Windows Server Backup
Software Solution

Incremental Backup

Enable change tracking to create incremental block-level Windows server backups. With only changed data blocks transferred to a backup repository, you can shorten backup windows, save storage space and accommodate more recovery points.

Windows Server Backup Solution

Ransomware-Resilient Backups

Protect backups from modification by ransomware in local Linux-based repositories, with hardened virtual appliances, in immutable Amazon S3 buckets or with backup copies on tape. Use encryption to protect backup data in flight (with AES 256 over WAN) and at rest (in the repository).

Backup Tiering

Backup data tiering is essential for applying the 3-2-1 backup rule and to ensure availability for the most critical backup data. Backup copy uses backups instead of production servers to send data offsite, to a public cloud (Amazon S3, Wasabi, Microsoft Azure) or to tape. Use Job Chaining to automate backup data tiering.

Instant Granular Recovery

Recover files and application objects instantly from Windows server backups. Items can be recovered to the original server or a new location and are usable as soon as they’re recovered.

App-Aware Backup

Use the app-aware mode for consistent backups of applications, file servers and databases. Supported platforms:
Microsoft apps: Exchange Server, SQL Server, Active Directory
Oracle Database
File servers

Instant P2V Recovery

When a server goes down, restore workloads from Windows server backups as virtual machines. Immediately boot VMware vSphere VMs directly from server backups and maintain uninterrupted workflows.

Secure Data Protection

Enable two-factor authentication for colleagues with access to NAKIVO Backup & Replication. Configure role-based access control (RBAC) to apply the principle of least privilege.


For large environments with hundreds of critical physical and virtual machines, automation saves time and prevents data protection gaps. Set up custom policies to automatically protect machines that match your rules.

Easy Scheduling

To avoid overlaps and gain complete visibility into data protection activities, use the Calendar dashboard to schedule backups and view all past, ongoing and future activities.

Windows Server Backup Software

Minimize Data Loss and Service Downtime

Organizations rely on backups to avoid data loss and prevent prolonged service downtime as a result of server failure. The Windows Server data protection solution from NAKIVO delivers block-level backups and flexible recovery options for uninterrupted workflows and productivity.

Multi-Platform Data Protection

Along with machines running Windows Server, protect your virtual, cloud, and SaaS environments: VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, Nutanix AHV, Amazon EC2, physical Linux machines and Microsoft 365 from a single pane of glass.

Simple Web Administration

Web-based Windows server backup software that can be accessed from any device anywhere in the world. Protect mixed physical and virtual IT environments at a single site or distributed across multiple geographical locations via a user-friendly management console.

Improved Business Resilience

A single point failure can compromise a business’s resilience and lead to lost revenue and customers. With up to six backup locations supported for Windows Server backups, critical data and machines can be made available in minutes after a disruption.

Reliable Data Compliance

Comply with regulations like the GDPR, HIPAA, PIPEDA, PCI DSS and others by ensuring that critical data is protected, recoverable when required and disposed of after a mandated period of time.

NAKIVO Backup & Replication Licensing

NAKIVO Backup & Replication for Windows server backups can be purchased with a perpetual or a subscription license to match different business needs:

A perpetual license is charged per server and includes one year of free Standard Support via phone, chat and email during business hours.

A subscription license is charged per workload, which can be a single server, VM or Amazon EC2 instance. This license includes 24/7 Support, giving you round-the-clock technical support via phone, chat and email.

For more details on pricing and editions, see NAKIVO Backup & Replication Pricing and Editions.

Windows Server Backup Solution
Windows Server Backup Solution

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  • Comprehensive solution for physical, virtual, cloud and SaaS
  • Fast deployment for a first backup in minutes
  • Application-consistent backups for Microsoft apps, databases and file servers
  • Anti-ransomware protection with immutable repositories
  • Instant granular recovery of files and application objects
  • Instant VM boot and cross-platform recoveries
  • Site Recovery for disaster recovery workflows automation and orchestration

Frequently Asked Questions

What other platforms can NAKIVO Backup & Replication protect?

NAKIVO Backup & Replication is a backup solution for virtual, physical, cloud, and SaaS that supports: VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, Nutanix AHV, Amazon EC2, Linux, Windows, Microsoft 365, and Oracle Database via RMAN.

Are backups protected from ransomware with NAKIVO Backup & Replication?

Yes. You can protect your Windows server backups by sending backup copies to immutable Amazon S3 repositories or to tape. Immutability ensures that nobody, not even the root user, can modify or delete your data during the specified period of time.

Can I back up Windows Server machines to the cloud?

Yes. You can send backups and backup copies of your physical Windows servers directly to Amazon S3, Wasabi, or Azure.

What are the deployment options for NAKIVO Backup & Replication?

NAKIVO Backup & Replication can be easily deployed on Windows, Linux, on NAS, as a virtual appliance, or as an Amazon Machine Image. Book a FREE deployment session, and our tech engineers can help you set up the solution and run your first backup in under 30 minutes.

Can I use NAKIVO Backup & Replication to protect a mixed IT environment?

Absolutely. NAKIVO Backup & Replication allows you to protect mixed virtual and physical environments. With the Cross-Platform Recovery feature, you can instantly recover data across platforms:
Recover VMware vSphere VMs to Microsoft Hyper-V VMs and vice versa
Recover physical Windows/Linux machines as VMware vSphere VMs

What is included in the NAKIVO Backup & Replication Free Trial?

Get 15 days of unlimited Windows server protection with the full-featured Free Trial of NAKIVO Backup & Replication (no credit card is required). Along with server protection, you can use the solution to back up your virtual, cloud, and SaaS environment. Download, install and run your first backup in just two minutes.

Can NAKIVO Backup & Replication be integrated with Microsoft Active Directory?

Yes. You can simplify user management and align with your company’s security policy by adding Active Directory user accounts directly to NAKIVO Backup & Replication. Users can log in to both Active Directory and NAKIVO Backup & Replication with the same credentials.

Can I offer backup as a service (BaaS) to clients running Windows Server?

Absolutely. NAKIVO Backup & Replication offers a multi-tenant deployment for MSPs that wish to offer BaaS to clients. MSPs can connect directly to each tenant without a VPN connection and manage them from a web-based console. Explore all NAKIVO benefits for MSPs.

“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
“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.”
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“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.”
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Samuel Riley, IT Manager at MyoKardia
One World Direct
“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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