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NAKIVO Backup & Replication

NAKIVO Backup & Replication


What is NAKIVO Backup & Replication?

NAKIVO Backup & Replication now also supports Proxmox VE, alongside VMware, Hyper-V, Nutanix AHV, and AWS EC2. It offers replication, failover, cloud backup, backup copy, size reduction, screenshot verification, and site recovery.

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Recent Reviews

Easy to install, easy to use!

10 out of 10
March 10, 2024
We implemented Nakivo as backup solution for our vmware infrastructure. We were looking for an easy, cheap and powerfull product.Nakivo …
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TrustRadius Insights

NAKIVO Backup & Replication has proven to be a cost-efficient backup solution for VMware systems, offering a range of use cases that cater …
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NAKIVO B&R | Nice to use

9 out of 10
January 29, 2024
NAKIVO was implemented in my company in 2017. I was able to get a long-range view of how the support service works, the maintenance of the …
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My experience with NAKIVO

10 out of 10
August 22, 2023
After a client acquired a Synology NAS, we learned about Nakivo's product, which in addition to offering us everything that Veeam offered, …
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Popular Features

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  • Multiple backup destinations (128)
  • Recovery verification (126)
  • Incremental backup identification (132)
  • Deduplication and file compression (128)

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Enterprise Essentials/Enterprise (Perpetual)

Starting at $329 per CPU socket

On Premise
Indefinite use. Includes technical support during business hours. CPU sockets

Enterprise Essentials/Enterprise

Starting $76 per server and $25 per workstation

On Premise
Indefinite use. Includes technical support during business hours. Server Workstation

Enterprise Plus

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On Premise

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee
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  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Starting price (does not include set up fee)

  • $2.50 month per workload
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Data Center Backup

Data center backup tools send data to a secure storage location after encryption and de-duplication

Avg 8.5

Enterprise Backup

Enterprise backup solutions are implemented by IT professionals to automatically and safely backup data hosted on a range of systems (including cloud-native workloads, servers, databases, laptops and mobile devices) to external cloud storage.

Avg 8.1
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Product Details

What is NAKIVO Backup & Replication?

Key features and benefits:

Deployment. Deploys on Windows, Linux, as VMware/Nutanix virtual appliance, as Amazon Machine Image (AMI) or on NAS.

Agentless, image-based and application-aware backup for VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, Nutanix AHV and Amazon EC2.

Image-based, app-aware backups for Windows and Linux physical machines.

Agent-based, app-aware backup for Proxmox VE.

Automated backup tiering in SMB/NFS shares, deduplication appliances, NAS, public clouds (Amazon S3, Wasabi, Backblaze B2, Microsoft Azure Blob) and other S3-compatible platforms, tape, etc.

Ransomware protection with immutability for backups on local Linux-based storage, NAS, public clouds and other S3-compatible platforms.

Faster backups with forever incremental technology using native CBT/RCT, LAN-free data transfer, network acceleration, etc.

Smaller backups with swap files/partitions and unused block exclusion, compression, log truncation, deduplication, etc.

Instant recovery. Instant boot of VMs from backups, cross-platform recovery (between Microsoft Hyper-V, physical Windows/Linux), instant recovery of application data/files to source or other VM, automated failover to VM replica, etc.

Real-Time ReplicationBETA. Continuous replication of source VMs to achieve RPOs of under 1 second in case of a disaster and maintain shorter RTOs.

Backup from Storage Snapshots. Reduce the impact of data protection activities on your production environment by creating backup and replicas of VMs directly from storage snapshots.

Built-in Site Recovery. Creates automated and orchestrated failover sequences with the advanced disaster recovery functionality.

Built-in IT Monitoring. Monitor CPU, RAM and disk usage of hosts, VMs and datastores from the same interface where data protection activities for VMware vSphere are monitored.

NAKIVO Backup & Replication Features

Enterprise Backup Features

  • Supported: Cloud workload backup
  • Supported: Enterprise application backup
  • Supported: Data center platform backup
  • Supported: Continuous data protection
  • Supported: Replication
  • Supported: Operational reporting and analytics
  • Supported: Malware protection
  • Supported: Multi-location capabilities
  • Supported: Ransomware Recovery

Data Center Backup Features

  • Supported: Universal recovery
  • Supported: Instant recovery
  • Supported: Recovery verification
  • Supported: Business application protection
  • Supported: Multiple backup destinations
  • Supported: Incremental backup identification
  • Supported: Backup to the cloud
  • Supported: Deduplication and file compression
  • Supported: Snapshots
  • Supported: Flexible deployment
  • Supported: Management dashboard
  • Supported: Platform support
  • Supported: Retention options
  • Supported: Encryption

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NAKIVO Backup & Replication for VMware
Microsoft 365 Data Protection.
NAKIVO Backup & Replication installation on Windows OS is straightforward. All product components (including the database) are deployed automatically with a single installer to enable backup and replication right out of the box.

NAKIVO Backup & Replication Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise, Software as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsWindows, Linux, Virtual Appliance, direct Install on NAS, pre-configured AWS Amazon Machine Image
Mobile ApplicationNo
Supported CountriesWorldwide
Supported LanguagesEnglish

Frequently Asked Questions

NAKIVO Backup & Replication now also supports Proxmox VE, alongside VMware, Hyper-V, Nutanix AHV, and AWS EC2. It offers replication, failover, cloud backup, backup copy, size reduction, screenshot verification, and site recovery.

NAKIVO Backup & Replication starts at $2.5.

Veeam Data Platform, Acronis Cyber Protect, and Veritas Backup Exec are common alternatives for NAKIVO Backup & Replication.

Reviewers rate Flexible deployment and Retention options highest, with a score of 9.5.

The most common users of NAKIVO Backup & Replication are from Small Businesses (1-50 employees).
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Reviews and Ratings


Community Insights

TrustRadius Insights are summaries of user sentiment data from TrustRadius reviews and, when necessary, 3rd-party data sources. Have feedback on this content? Let us know!

NAKIVO Backup & Replication has proven to be a cost-efficient backup solution for VMware systems, offering a range of use cases that cater to different customer needs. Users have found it particularly suitable for migrations and data protection at multiple customer sites. The proprietary change tracking method in NAKIVO has helped save costs by minimizing storage and time required for backups. This has made it an effective tool for replicating virtual servers between different storage area networks, or SANs, in data centers and backing up data across office locations. Additionally, users have leveraged NAKIVO to back up both Windows and Linux virtual machines, including those in sandbox environments.

The software has been praised for its easy installation process, user-friendly interface, and compatibility with different hypervisors. Its immutability feature offers assurance that backups are safe from ransomware encryption, making it a reliable choice for protecting sensitive data and services in healthcare organizations. NAKIVO Backup & Replication also stands out as a dependable option for disaster recovery, providing features for site recovery and orchestration. With its optimization of storage usage through deduplication and compression, users can reduce costs while maintaining data integrity. Overall, NAKIVO Backup & Replication is a versatile solution suitable for businesses of all sizes, offering VMware backup, replication, O365 backup, and physical workstation backup capabilities with ease of configuration and excellent support.

User-Friendly and Cost-Effective Solution: Many users have found NAKIVO to be a user-friendly and cost-effective virtual backup solution. They appreciate the ease of installation, configuration, and setup of backup jobs. Some reviewers mention that NAKIVO's competitive pricing provides good value for the features offered.

Good User Interface: Users have praised the usability of NAKIVO's user interface. They find it simple and easy to use, making backup management and scheduling backups effortless. The web interface is highlighted as being intuitive and user-friendly.

Efficient Technical Support: Reviewers have expressed satisfaction with the technical support provided by NAKIVO. They appreciate the quick and kind responses from the support team, both during the trial period and after purchasing the product.

Confusing User Interface: Many users have found the user interface of the software to be confusing and have experienced a learning curve in getting used to it. They mentioned that navigating the backup view of a VM repository is cumbersome, as clicking the '<' button takes them back to the first page instead of the previous page.

Inefficient Backup Wizard: Some users have suggested streamlining the backup wizard feature to make it more efficient and user-friendly. They also requested customizable subject options for email notifications and the ability to view detailed information such as recovery points and backup types for each object in the repository.

File Share Recovery Improvement: Users have mentioned that the file share recovery feature should be improved as it currently requires downloading a zip file instead of directly recovering files into the filesystem. They also requested a more efficient space reclaim operation to prevent unexpected growth in backup space requirements.

Based on user reviews, the most common recommendations for Nakivo are as follows:

  1. Users suggest considering a different solution like Veeam due to technical problems with Nakivo.
  2. Users recommend Nakivo, praising its support and team.
  3. Users suggest signing up for the free trial to test the product in your own environment.
  4. Users recommend using Nakivo as an alternative to other VMware backup solutions.
  5. Users suggest trying the product and believe it will be a great decision for backup and restore options.
  6. Users highlight the outstanding flexibility in installation options and the exceptional bonus of running it on a dedicated NAS. They also mention the helpful pre-sales staff and reasonable price.
  7. Users suggest testing the product, acknowledging that it may not have all the features of Veeam but likely has all the necessary features.
  8. Users advise improving the support team's English skills.
  9. Users appreciate the instant recovery feature and consider Nakivo a great alternative to other VMware backup solutions.
  10. Users recommend giving the trial a spin, especially for non-profit organizations, and mention asking about non-profit pricing.

These recommendations indicate that users have varying experiences with Nakivo, ranging from technical issues to positive feedback regarding support and trial availability.

Attribute Ratings


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Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Daily and constant system backup
  • Ongoing upgrades and updates services
  • implementation of application for disasters and cyber-attacks
  • Basically the tools we use meet our objectives
  • The communication is very good but we would also like to have Spanish speakers.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
  • Simple to contact with support staff.
  • Large knowledge base.
  • Simple and concise reports.
  • Collaboration between QNAP and NAKIVO; delayed updates.
  • Problem with transfering configuration between versions.
  • Discontinuation of the"Basic" license for small/single customers.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Very responsive with support when we've needed it most.
  • Great features at the price point.
  • Always adding features, and keeping with trends.
  • Some features are available for VMWare and not for HyperV. I suspect that's more to do with the architecture of the hosts though.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • easy deployment
  • easy setup
  • Security
  • Good price
  • Continuous improvements and updates
  • Spanish Support
  • From the repository view, display the type of copy of each node (full or incremental)
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
  • I know that NAKIVO Backup & Replication's replication feature can permit configure replicas in a Different Hardware Platform with VMware vSphere
  • I would like new Recovery Methods for my VM, Live Full VM Restore overwritting, Restore Individual files of the VM (like VMDK, VMX)
  • I would like restore my data on a cloud site
  • I would like that NAKIVO Backup & Replication protect Virtual Machines with WSFC deployed on VMware (usually SQL Server Clusters Virtualized)
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
  • The multi-tenant console is very valuable, because it makes our workflow easier.
  • We can also configure every backup from one central website, which is very nice.
  • Deployment of transporters is also very quick, so the full backup solution is set up very fast.
  • NAKIVO support is also very nice, 24/7 available and it is wonderful to work together on an issue.
  • Proxmox support would be nice for smb and smaller customers.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
  • Backup Virtual/physical server to local and remote appliances.
  • Backup virtual/physical servers to cloud.
  • Replicate server/desktop to different datacenters/locations.
  • Email backups.
  • Restoration of files and servers when there are any disasters.
  • Business continuity
  • Spinning up server in the cloud
  • Back up to the NAKIVO appliance and start servers in the appliance.
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