Rock solid "tapeless" backups with an easy to use interface and stellar support staff
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July 30, 2019

Rock solid "tapeless" backups with an easy to use interface and stellar support staff

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

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.
  • Creating G-F-S backups of virtual servers in a completely automated fashion.
  • Restoring data easily when needed, either as specific individual files or entire servers (and the run-from-backup option is just neat, although we've rarely had use for that).
  • Storing Data in a de-duplicated, compressed format has allowed us to store many many backups in a space that is many many times smaller than it would take to keep multiple full copies of each server.
  • Needs to support more flavors of Linux. Seeing "The operating system of the selected recovery server is not supported" is just not cool, man, not cool.
  • Should allow more than one user regardless of license level. Even small companies have more than one IT person who might need to access it and sharing one ID is never a good idea.
  • It's frustrating when we get job failures because maintenance tasks are being done (which makes things like repositories unavailable). Maintenance tasks should be paused and then resume after the higher priority job completes.
  • No tapes!
  • Seriously, it's extremely easy to use and once set up, requires essentially zero intervention (again, unlike tapes) which results in massive operational time savings.
Every backup solution I've used in the past required tapes. Not only were the tape-based parts of the software always flaky, the software itself was always a bit buggy, from Symantec to BackupExec, etc. NAKIVO Backup & Replication doesn't involve tapes and it's very, very rock solid.
It is fantastic for small to medium-sized businesses. It might be a challenge to use it in a large enterprise as I'm not sure the interface has enough granular security, although I do not have experience with NAKIVO in that type of environment. On the other hand, NAKIVO can scale in the form of multiple transporter servers and backup targets to distribute the load.

NAKIVO Backup & Replication Feature Ratings

Universal recovery
8
Live recovery
10
Recovery verification
10
Business application protection
10
Multiple backup destinations
10
Incremental backup identification
2
Backup to the cloud
Not Rated
Deduplication and file compression
10
Snapshots
10