NAKIVO Backup & Replication Reviews

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Adrian Takacs profile photo
November 21, 2019

Top Product

Score 10 out of 10
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We started using Nakivo Backup and Replication to backup virtual machines hosted on customer premises on free ESXi hosts. Nakivo's proprietary change tracking method alternative to VMware's CBT.saved us the costs of going for a paid ESXi solution to minimize the storage and time required for the backups. Later we implemented the same product to replicate all our virtual servers in our data centre between two different SANs.
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Score 6 out of 10
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NAKIVO backup has been deployed in our datacenters and in our branch offices for backup. It is also used across several of our operating companies in their operations. It was a cost-efficient backup solution and alternative from VMware Data Protection with better scale. It allows us both snapshot-based backup and replication for migrations. We moved away from NAKIVO in our primary datacenters and migrated back to Veeam in the past 18 months.
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Score 10 out of 10
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NAKIVO is used to backup our VMware systems, and we have it installed at a number of customer sites doing the same thing. Compared to our old system, NAKIVO just works. It's easy to setup, it's easy to use, and it's ridiculously reliable.
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Score 10 out of 10
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Nakivo Backup & Replication is a great product and works well in my environment to provide backups of the virtual servers on my VMware hosts both locally to a NAS and offsite to Amazon S3. It was very easy to set up and manage and the new bandwidth management is a very nice addition.
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NAKIVO Backup & Replication is being used across the entire organization, but only for backups of both Windows and Linux VMs currently. We may start using the replication features in the near future.
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Score 9 out of 10
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We've been using NAKIVO to back up data across our office locations, as well as the VMs themselves. It has helped us leverage our resources by enabling us to use local storage at one location and allocate it as a recovery site for an office at another location.
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Score 9 out of 10
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We first considered NAKIVO as a result of a recommendation made by one of our resellers. We needed a robust backup solution primarily for our VMware environment that didn't break the bank. NAKIVO checked almost all of the boxes during our proof of concept, so we decided to move forward with the purchase. NAKIVO is now our primary backup tool for our main campus and our DR site.
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Score 10 out of 10
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Every infrastructure needs security, and one way to secure it is to find a solution for backups. After searching around and testing other solutions we have found NAKIVO. We use Nakivo to back up our ESXi server to a remote location.
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Arne Van Vyve profile photo
Score 8 out of 10
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We were searching for a backup solution for on-premise servers owned by our clients. Generally, we provide backup for 1 or 2 physical servers which host 4-10 virtual machines. Since there are only 1-2 servers, the budget is quite strict so this was an important factor for us. We tested Nakivo about 1 year ago and found it very easy to use with the web-interface. Backup speed is also good and thanks to deduplication technology storage is not being wasted.
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Vincenzo Nati profile photo
Score 9 out of 10
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Very good product. Easy to use and free of errors. We bought NAKIVO Backup & Replication Pro Essentials for VMware and Hyper-V, and do exactly what is necessary for us. We are backing up our VM regularly based on a schedule that is very easy to set up. We are a software company and we have many VM for developing and testing software. Nakivo lets us secure all our business, especially the development datastore (CVS/SVN).
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Alexander Hubbard profile photo
Score 9 out of 10
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Nakivo Backup and Replication is being used to backup our in-house VMWare server. As a small IT consultant, the cost was a big concern for me. Nakivo checked off all of the checkboxes. It is cost effective and it works extremely well. Very easy to setup and configure. I currently use it on a Windows server to backup my virtual environment and you can be up and running in minutes.
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Score 10 out of 10
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Before NAKIVO we used a number of methods or software to backup our VMs and it was very challenging, especially when it came to the time consumed for backup and backup recovery. NAKIVO backs up natively our vSpehere machines from within our Synology Data Storage and it is very user-friendly and a reliable solution! Though our servers and storage hardware is at entry level we can backup and restore 100GB VMs within a couple of minutes only! I would highly recommend NAKIVO to any institution utilizing VMware vSphere.
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Score 10 out of 10
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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.

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Score 10 out of 10
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In the past, I used Nakivo in a VMware infrastructure to back up dozens of VMs. Today, my working environment is Hyper-V and I was looking for a backup tool for VM. I also wanted the software to run on a Synology and not add a VM to the hypervisor (in case it crashes) In fact, I downloaded Nakivo to test under Hyper-V and returned the same ease and power as for VMware. So it was my inevitable choice for the backups, without hesitating! Easy to set up and use, what more could you ask for:-)
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Νίκος Στεργιώτης profile photo
Score 10 out of 10
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I am implementing NAKIVO installations for my clients, using N.A.S. instead of computers. NAKIVO licensing model and pricing allowing my clients -no matter the size- to be able to use a robust backup software, without having to pay too much. Using N.A.S. instead of computer means that I (and the client) no longer have to worry about Windows Updates, .net versions, Windows versions, e.t.c. All I have to do is feed the N.A.S. with electricity and network, the rest are running smoothly automatically. The first backup can start in less than five (5) minutes, from the initial configuration. Later on, if you tweak the configuration a bit, you can have high-speed backups, CBT and data deduplication up to 66%. For Off-site backups, I can configure AWS, or if the client doesn't wish to send the backup to the cloud, I can install an external USB 3.0 hard disk on the N.A.S. and schedule a -LAN free- copy of data from the N.A.S. to the disk. I can schedule the Off-site job to attach the external disk at a specific time & date, make the backup, run a custom script (i.e. xcopy *.* to \\NAS\backup) to add some necessary files to the off-site hdd) and then automatically detach the disk and inform the client about the outcome via email. All-in-all a great product.
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Score 10 out of 10
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Main competitive advantages of Nakivo platform
- The NAKIVO support is first class!
- Their price is a bargain for its performance.
- The software capabilities are great.
- Many other advantages

Our case study
The office department of Hajdúböszörmeny was looking for a backup software. They were afraid of a crypto incident and wanted to introduce an independent backup system. First of all, we searched for a usable backup system. We found a package named "Nakivo" in the Synology DSM and started examining the software. We found it excellent for the job and started using it. After we have tested the platform, we contacted the NAKIVO support and became a reseller of the software in Hungary.
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Richard Davies profile photo
Score 10 out of 10
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We are using NAKIVO to backup our VMWare guests to an onsite NAS and also to replicate business critical VMWare guests to an offsite VMWare environment at a local data centre for disaster recovery and business continuity purposes. This allows us to have local backups of our servers and in the event of a major problem at our business office we can quickly be up and running from our remote site.
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Aba-Mark Mihaly profile photo
January 18, 2018

NAKIVO - The BEST!

Score 10 out of 10
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I use NAKIVO for backing up my VMWare Lab (around 10 VM's), to a Synology NAS. Install was piece of cake, through the Synology AppManager, config also was super easy, just created the Backup Repository, selected the VM's to backup and voila! The load is minimal in the VM environment, the job is done by the Synology NAS.
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Jan Straatman profile photo
Score 8 out of 10
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We have been testing this product for about a month, so far NAKIVO Backup & Replication has proven itself reliable and versatile. The fact that the software can run on a NAS (thus creating your own backup appliance) is excellent. Back-up times are good/acceptable and deduplication is very good. Overall a good product with some unique possibilities. The problems it addresses (compared to our current back-up software) is better stability/reliability and no footprint on our virtual environment thanks to the ability to run on a NAS).
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Score 10 out of 10
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It is used for backup of VMware free ESXi solutions for customers we support. It is easy for customers to use together with the Synology products. It solves the need for an easy, straightforward VMware and Hyper V backup-solution for SMBs with no or limited internal IT support.
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Eligio Morgado Habas profile photo
Score 10 out of 10
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We decided to buy and implement NAKIVO to back up all VMWare virtual servers.
We were looking for a simple solution to implement and maintain. Currently, my client has all their backups automated using NAKIVO Backup.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Universal recovery (24)
9.4
Live recovery (24)
9.5
Recovery verification (27)
8.8
Business application protection (26)
8.9
Multiple backup destinations (27)
9.1
Incremental backup identification (27)
8.4
Backup to the cloud (19)
9.1
Deduplication and file compression (30)
9.1
Snapshots (27)
9.2

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 Features

Data Center Backup Features
Has featureUniversal recovery
Has featureLive recovery
Has featureRecovery verification
Has featureBusiness application protection
Has featureMultiple backup destinations
Has featureIncremental backup identification
Has featureBackup to the cloud
Has featureDeduplication and file compression
Has featureSnapshots
Does not have featureFlexible deployment
Does not have featureManagement dashboard
Does not have featurePlatform support
Does not have featureRetention options
Does not have featureEncryption

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Pricing

Has featureFree Trial Available?Yes
Has featureFree or Freemium Version Available?Yes
Does not have featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?No
Entry-level set up fee?No
EditionPricing DetailsTerms
Pro Essentials$199per socket
Enterprise Essentials$299per socket
Pro$399per socket
Enterprise$599per 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

Consumers
0%
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
70%
Mid-Size Companies (51-500 employees)
20%
Enterprises (> 500 employees)
10%

NAKIVO Backup & Replication Support Options

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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
Mobile Application:No
Supported Countries:Worldwide
Supported Languages: English