Nakivo Backup perfect for small to midsize VM Enviroments.
David Judice | TrustRadius Reviewer
Updated July 25, 2019

Nakivo Backup perfect for small to midsize VM Enviroments.

Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with NAKIVO Backup & Replication

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.
  • Cost effective VMWare backups. Easy to set up and use and a reliable product.
  • Bandwidth management is a very nice new feature.
  • None that I have found.
  • Very cost effective for smaller virtual environments. Scales nicely to larger setups also.
  • Veeam Backup & Replication
Nakivo is more cost effective, so it scales to smaller VM environments better than Veeam. Both are great products though.
Veeam Backup & Replication, CloudBerry Backup, Zerto
  • 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!

NAKIVO Backup & Replication Feature Ratings

Universal recovery
10
Live recovery
9
Recovery verification
10
Business application protection
Not Rated
Multiple backup destinations
10
Incremental backup identification
Not Rated
Backup to the cloud
10
Deduplication and file compression
10
Snapshots
10

Using NAKIVO Backup & Replication

1 - IT Administrator
1 - IT Director with over 30 years IT experience. Nakivo is not difficult to install or setup and the operation is all graphical menu based so it is pretty simple to administer the backup jobs. Reports are excellent also.
  • We backup all of our VMWare hosted servers onto a local NAS storage device using Nakivo.
  • We also backup all of our VMWare hosted servers AWS using Nakivo.
  • I love the bandwidth throttling on schedule so that we can control the load based on our working hours.
  • The way we have chained our backups together was so easy and works great. Simple and effective way to get all of my backup jobs completed.
  • The reports from each backup job are very informative and useful.
  • We will continue to backup our servers as we add more in the future.
It's great. It works, it's cost effective and it's easy to maintain. I don't see us ever changing away from Nakivo Backup and Replication to any other product. We are very impressed and satisfied with the results.

Evaluating NAKIVO Backup & Replication and Competitors

  • Price
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
  • Existing Relationship with the Vendor
Nakivo is very cost effective for the features it has. Smaller organizations will benefit from the lower cost per server compared to how well it works.
None. Nakivo would still be my choice.

NAKIVO Backup & Replication Implementation

It was simple and easy to implement and went very quickly.
Change management was minimal
  • The AWS storage space setup was more difficult than the Nakivo setup itself. AWS has so many choices it's confusing sometimes. Nakivo is simple.

NAKIVO Backup & Replication Support

As with any support, it can always improve, but since the result has always been getting my issue resolved quickly I can't complain. Nakivo support has been great to work with when I have needed them, which hasn't been often.
ProsCons
Quick Resolution
Good followup
Knowledgeable team
Problems get solved
Kept well informed
No escalation required
Support cares about my success
Quick Initial Response
None
When we initially installed and setup Nakivo with AWS we setup our own transporter and storage space at AWS. We then had issues with those backups failing. After contacting Nakivo support they connected to my workstation and worked with me to install the Nakivo appliance at AWS and properly size it for our needs. It worked and has ever since then.

Using NAKIVO Backup & Replication

It's an easy, simple product to use and maintain.
ProsCons
Like to use
Relatively simple
Easy to use
Technical support not required
Well integrated
Quick to learn
Convenient
Familiar
None
  • Backup job creation is very easy and quick.
  • Monitoring the job progress on the dashboard is simple and understandable.
  • I haven't found any overly difficult functions in Nakivo.