Windows Server Backup Solution from NAKIVO

Use NAKIVO Backup & Replication for physical server backup. Back up machines running Windows Server to a variety of destinations and quickly recover what you need.

✔ Incremental, app-aware backups
✔ Ransomware-proof storage
✔ P2V, granular and bare metal recovery
✔ Subscription and perpetual licensing


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Server Backup Software Advantages


Deploy in minutes

Simple installation on Windows, NAS or as VA/AMI


Instant availability

Recovery of app objects, to VMs and to bare metal

Data compliance

Data compliance

Secure backup destinations and flexible retention


Anti-ransomware protection

Immutable backups in the cloud and pre-recovery malware scans of backups

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 Features

Incremental Windows Server Backup

Enable NAKIVO’s change tracking technology 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.

Ransomware-Resilient Backups

Protect backups from modification by ransomware in immutable local Linux-based repositories, public clouds (Amazon S3, Wasabi, Azure Blob, Backblaze B2 and Lyve Cloud) and other S3-compatible storage. You can also send Windows server backups to tape for long-term air-gapped storage. Before recovery, run malware scans to make sure that backup data is infection-free.

Windows Server Backup Solution

Backup Tiering

Backup data tiering is essential for applying the 3-2-1 backup rule and ensuring availability for the most critical data. Send Windows server backups to NAS, a public cloud (Amazon S3, Wasabi, Backblaze B2 or Azure Blob), other S3-compatible storage and tape to avoid a single point of failure. Use Job Chaining to automate backup data tiering.

Instant Granular Recovery

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

Flexible Full Machine Recovery

When a server goes down, restore workloads from Windows server backups to the same or identical hardware without reinstalling the OS and complicated reconfigurations with Bare Metal Recovery. In hybrid environments, immediately boot VMware vSphere VMs directly from server backups to maintain uninterrupted workflows.

Consistent Windows File Server Backup

Use the app-aware mode for consistent backups of file servers, applications and databases. Supported platforms are:

File servers

Enhanced Security

Enable two-factor authentication and configure role-based access control (RBAC) to apply the principle of least privilege and avoid unauthorized access. Protect your data even more with in-flight and at-rest encryption (over WAN or in the repository).


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.

Physical Server Backup Solution for Windows from NAKIVO

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 NAKIVO solution delivers image-based backups and flexible recovery options for uninterrupted workflows and productivity.

Multi-Platform Data Protection

Along with machines running Windows Server, protect virtual, cloud, SaaS and NAS environments: VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, Nutanix AHV, Amazon EC2, physical Linux machines and workstations, Microsoft 365 and CIFS/NFS file shares 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.

multi platform data

Reliable Data Compliance

Comply with data storage, processing and archiving regulations by ensuring that critical data is protected, recoverable when required and disposed of after a mandated period of time.

NAKIVO Backup & Replication Licensing

Starting at $58 per server (perpetual)
or $2.50 per workload/month (subscription)

Windows server backups are available in all editions:

Get multi-platform backup and recovery with Pro editions.
Take advantage of Windows Server cloud backups and disaster recovery automation with Enterprise editions.
Configure role-based access controls and integrate third-party solutions with the Enterprise Plus edition.

The solution can be purchased with a perpetual or a subscription license:

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 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 immutability support and malware scans
  • 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:

Are backups protected from ransomware with NAKIVO?

Yes. You can protect your Windows server backups by making backups and backup copies immutable in local and cloud repositories or on tape. Immutability ensures that nobody, not even the root user, can modify or delete your data during the specified period of time. To ensure ransomware-free restores, you can integrate antivirus software and scan backups for malware before a recovery.

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, Backblaze B2 or Azure as well as other S3-compatible storage platforms, such as Cloudian, MinIO, Lyve Cloud, Ceph, etc.

What are the deployment options?

NAKIVO Backup & Replication can be easily deployed on Windows, Linux, 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’s solution 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 or Microsoft Hyper-V VMs

What is included in the NAKIVO 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 the solution 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 NAKIVO’s solution with the same credentials used to authenticate users in Active Directory.

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

Absolutely. NAKIVO Backup & Replication offers a dedicated MSP Console for service providers wishing to offer BaaS, DRaaS and other data protection services to clients. MSPs can connect directly to each client without a VPN connection and manage them from a web-based interface. 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
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