Fully featured backup solution for all
July 12, 2016

Fully featured backup solution for all

Jolyan Baudeau | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with NAKIVO Backup & Replication

We use Nakivo to backup our critical virtual machines in a small vSphere environment (about 100 total VMs). We needed to get a reliable and powerful solution to backup our VMs with a very small budget, meaning no additional license, like Windows Server or others. We used to backup most of our data "manually" (cron and rsync) and needed to switch to a complete VM backup solution. Here is where Nakivo came in place.
  • Easy to install, configure and use.
  • Fine-grained tuning and fallback solutions in case of backup errors.
  • Complete demo allowing to test a fully functional product.
  • Well integrated with VMware products, allows you to use a powerful homemade solution if CBT does not work.
  • Flexible licensing solutions (Pro and Enterprise Editions, Essentials editions for 6 CPUs, perpetual and annual licensing) allowing any enterprise of any size to own it easily with limited initial costs.
  • A lot of features at a very interesting price.
  • Support for Linux is limited to old releases (Ubuntu 12.04, RHEL 6.3 and SUSE 11 only)
  • Installing the OS then Nakivo; configuring the backup repositories and the vSphere sources and then creating a backup job took less than an hour. [It’s] just [a matter of] reading the documentation for the requirements. Now, this job has been backing up our VMs for more than 6 months, every day, and it works with no maintenance from us. Is there any quicker solution?
Veeam is the leader in the market, but it is too expensive as we have a very small budget. To get the same set of feature as Nakivo, it costs 1150€ per CPU (169€ per CPU for Nakivo). It also requires an additional Windows Server license.

Acronis is declined in two versions (Backup and Backup Advanced) but even the basic version is too expensive (369€ per CPU whilst Nakivo is 169€). It also requires an additional Windows license and you can get more with Nakivo (Active Directory and Exchange support + Cloud backups, all of these are expensive options with Acronis).
vSphere with Operations Management (VSOM), Polarion
It's perfect for us. We did not test it on a big environment.

NAKIVO Backup & Replication Feature Ratings

Universal recovery
Instant recovery
Recovery verification
Business application protection
Multiple backup destinations
Incremental backup identification
Backup to the cloud
Not Rated
Deduplication and file compression