Reviews (1-25 of 30)
- Easy to implement and flexible, Nakivo can run on Windows systems, as a virtual appliance on VMware or as an app on your Synology NAS.
- Very robust- in more than two years since using it we did not have any failed backups related to the product itself.
- Can not think of anything, maybe they can make it a free product?
You might find it hard to believe but there are still some physical servers out there for which you will need to implement different backup product.
- Backup jobs run well to a centralized repository.
- Replication jobs directly between vSphere instances works well.
- De-duplication seems to be efficient as long as it is against the same VM ID.
- It is cost-effective to license.
- The repository is monolithic and maintenance tasks are slow for large repositories.
- De-duplication is not global - it is per VM based de-duplication and change blocks only (not most efficient).
- Repository corruption is a major risk and caused data loss on a couple occasions.
- Easy to configure
- The different product versions are oddly named for what they provide.
- Some enterprise features are not yet supported on the virtual appliance running under VMware.
- Great backup product for virtual environments.
- Cost-effective and efficient.
- Easy to set up and manage.
- Good tech support and features being added often to improve the product. Love it!
- Creating G-F-S backups of virtual servers in a completely automated fashion.
- Restoring data easily when needed, either as specific individual files or entire servers (and the run-from-backup option is just neat, although we've rarely had use for that).
- Storing Data in a de-duplicated, compressed format has allowed us to store many many backups in a space that is many many times smaller than it would take to keep multiple full copies of each server.
- Needs to support more flavors of Linux. Seeing "The operating system of the selected recovery server is not supported" is just not cool, man, not cool.
- Should allow more than one user regardless of license level. Even small companies have more than one IT person who might need to access it and sharing one ID is never a good idea.
- It's frustrating when we get job failures because maintenance tasks are being done (which makes things like repositories unavailable). Maintenance tasks should be paused and then resume after the higher priority job completes.
- You can implement NAKIVO on your own relatively quickly without needing consultants to come in spending hours to get it in place.
- It's cost-effective.
- The interface is simple and straight-forward. It's not overly complicated.
- You can only backup virtual machines.
- Although you can easily set up NAKIVO, the more specific or complex your configuration, the more reliant you become on tech support. Knowing Linux would be a big plus with these types of configurations.
- Updating the software could be a little more user-friendly.
- Seamless integration with VMware.
- Screenshot verification (alternative to traditional verify jobs).
- Competitive pricing.
- It just works (no babysitting needed).
- Native installs for most of the major NAS manufacturers.
- Screenshot verification stops working if a newer version of VMware tools becomes available.
- No agents for physical servers (looks like that's changing with v9 though).
- No support for S3 compatible storage (if you need to send a copy of your backup to a host that's emulating AWS S3 storage).
- NAKIVO foremost is good value for money. We found the licensing of Veeam prohibitive and looked for another solution. We've been using NAKIVO for over 4 years now and it does everything we need it to and more.
- Administration is easy. All via a web browser. No clients need to be installed and we can access the information from any of our networked PCs and Chromebooks.
- It is constantly improving. When we first purchased it, it only worked with VMware to local storage but now it works with Hyper-V and can backup to the cloud. It ensures our backup software is compatible if we make any changes in the future.
- When moving VMs to a new host we sometimes have to manually refresh the storage but it's not a major issue.
- Repository self-healing and reclaiming used space can sometimes take a while.
- Support is initially only by email so you may have to wait for a response. Support are very helpful and knowledgeable though.
Nakivo works cleanly and efficiently when backing up Hyper-V VMs. The software does well with a mixed environment of Linux and Windows VMs, and deduplication and compression make off-site backups viable. Restoring VMs from off-site or on-site storage was painless and easy.
Initially I was concerned that the several TB of VM data we had would be too much for off-site backups, but deduplication coupled with heavy compression brought this down to only a few hundred GB when uploading to Azure File Storage.
The software is quite flexible in that you can either use an SMB file store, or configure a light-weight VM in Azure with Nakivo's transporter installed for better security / more efficient transport when doing off-site backups. Using Backup Copy jobs allows you to keep nice and consistent backups.
- On-site and off-site backups. The data compression, deduplication and low resource usage is very nice and fast
- Nakivo Backup works flawlessly with our Synlogy NAS backup system
- I had a small learning curve to get used to the UI. I think the backup wizard could be streamlined a little bit
- Installation is a breeze, Nakivo pretty much works right out of the box.
- Jobs run fast and there is no agent to install.
- Easy to add your inventory.
- Would love to see the ability to backup a physical machine for those of us that still have a few that cannot be virtualized.
- GUI interface is fairly decent but could use a little bit of a spruce up.
- Easy to install, the first backup comes within 5 minutes.
- Excellent support and followup.
- Nice price.
- I cant think of something missing right now. Minor tweaks that it will be nice to have in 7.2 are already Incorporated in 7.3.
We were looking for a simple solution to implement and maintain. Currently, my client has all their backups automated using NAKIVO Backup.
- NAKIVO Backup is very simple to install. Without previous knowledge we have been able to implement a complete backup solution very quickly.
- It provides a very simple method both to completely restore a virtual machine, as well as to restore individual files.
- Very intuitive application to configure all the possible options: frequency of backups, restore points to maintain, alerts to errors in the copy, location of the files, etc.
- NAKIVO provides excellent technical support. They have responded quickly and kindly to the doubts we had prior to the acquisition of the program.
- We haven't found anything we don't like about NAKIVO Backup!
- It was simple to setup
- Simple to administer
- Price is quite good compared to competition
- Data recovery is not always easy. I had to contact support to help recover some deleted files. (we did recover everything)
- When a VM is down it would be nice to have phone support.
- The biggest help for me was the possibility to use Synology NAS to do the job.
- The calendar is helping a lot programming the backup job without overlapping another running job.
- Migration to another Synology NAS is also easy, just export/import the configuration, reconfigure the repository and done.
- I can't remember anything.
- Deduplication --> saves data on backup storage
- No footprint on virtual environment --> no additional virtual appliances and no additional management software therefore there a minimal use of resources
- Fast backup times --> smaller backup windows
- Layout of the web-portal could use a upgrade --> screen/layout is static, no auto sizing with bigger monitors
- Working well with free esxi vm-ware as backup solution.
- Very fast backup together with Synology NAS
- Very easy to administer and use in setup and when restoring
- Work with Backblaze as cloud backup as well.
- Documentation based on new VMware 6.5
NAKIVO Backup & Replication Scorecard Summary
Feature Scorecard Summary
About NAKIVO Backup & Replication
NAKIVO Backup & Replication is a fast, reliable, and affordable VM backup solution for protecting VMware, Hyper-V, and AWS EC2 environments. According to the vendor, NAKIVO Backup & Replication offers advanced features that increase backup performance, improve reliability, speed up recovery, and, as a result, help save time and money.
According to the vendor, key benefits and features include:
- Deploy in under 5 minutes: Pre-configured VMware Virtual Appliance, Synology NAS package, 1-click Windows installer, 1-command Linux installer, pre-configured AWS Amazon Machine Image
- Protect VMs: Native, agentless, image-based, application-aware VMware/Hyper-V/AWS VM backup and replication
- Increase backup speed: Forever-incremental backups with CBT/RCT, LAN-free data transfer, network acceleration, up to 1.7X performance when installed on NAS
- Reduce backup size: Exclusion of SWAP files and partitions, global backup deduplication, variable backup compression
- Ensure recoverability: Instant backup verification with screenshots of test-recovered VMs, backup copy offsite/to the cloud
- Decrease recovery time: Instant recovery of VMs, files, Exchange objects, Active Directory objects, DR with VM replicas
NAKIVO Backup & Replication Screenshots
NAKIVO Backup & Replication Competitors
|Pro Essentials||$199||per socket|
|Enterprise Essentials||$299||per socket|
The product is licensed per physical CPU socket for each ESXi server on which you back up or replicate VMs.
NAKIVO Backup & Replication Customer Size Distribution
|Small Businesses (1-50 employees)||70%|
|Mid-Size Companies (51-500 employees)||20%|
|Enterprises (> 500 employees)||10%|
NAKIVO Backup & Replication Support Options
|Free Version||Paid Version|
|Video Tutorials / Webinar|
NAKIVO Backup & Replication Technical Details
|Deployment Types:||On-premise, SaaS|
|Operating Systems:||Windows, Linux, Virtual Appliance, direct Install on NAS, pre-configured AWS Amazon Machine Image|