NAKIVO Backup and Replication does everything you need and more!
November 06, 2018

NAKIVO Backup and Replication does everything you need and more!

Dave Munro | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with NAKIVO Backup & Replication

We use NAKIVO to back up our virtual server infrastructure in the school. We run VMware essentials plus on 3 hosts and NAKIVO backs up about 30 machines on a nightly basis.
  • 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.
  • Positive impact on reducing licensing costs. Especially important for schools at the moment because of limited funding.
When we first got NAKIVO it wasn't as easy to use as Veeam. As time has gone on the product has improved and does everything we'd have used Veeam for at a much more cost effective price point.
We don't use all the features that it can provide but find it an affordable backup solution which just works. To be honest we leave it alone until we need it or when we make changes to our VMware platform which means we just need to update to the latest version of NAKIVO which is fairly straightforward. In terms of value for money I'd say it can't be beaten.

NAKIVO Backup & Replication Feature Ratings

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