NAKIVO Backup & Replication is designed to seamlessly plug into your VMware virtual environment. You can choose an option that suits you best:

  • Install on Windows: Run the installer for Windows and deploy NAKIVO Backup & Replication in just three clicks.
  • Deploy as a Virtual Appliance: Simply download a pre-configured Virtual Appliance and import it in your VMware vSphere. There’s no need to prepare a machine and run installation.
  • Install on Linux: Install NAKIVO Backup & Replication on a Linux OS by running a single command.
  • Install on Synology NAS: Create your own, high-performance VM backup appliance by installing NAKIVO Backup & Replication directly onto a Synology NAS! Learn more
  • Install on Western Digital NAS: Turn your Western Digital NAS into a high-performance VM backup appliance. Learn more
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Data Protection

VMware VM Backup

You can back up VMware VMs on schedule or ad hoc, both locally over LAN and offsite over (a slow) WAN. You can save up to 1,000 recovery points per VM and – using the Grandfather-Father-Son (GFS) retention scheme – rotate them on a daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly basis. Learn more

VMware VM Replication

VM replication creates and maintains an identical copy of the source VM on a target host. You can replicate live VMs on schedule or ad hoc locally and offsite and simply power them on in case the source VM is lost or damaged. You can even save up to 30 recovery points per replica. Learn more

Applications and Databases Support

NAKIVO Backup & Replication supports Exchange, Active Directory, MS SQL, Oracle, and other applications and databases running inside VMs that you back up and replicate. Using the Application-Aware mode, the product ensures that application and database data is always consistent.

Automated VM Protection

You can ensure that important VMs are always backed up and replicated by protecting VMware containers such as resource pools, folders, hosts, clusters, and so on. This way all new VMs that are created in or moved to the protected container are automatically added to your job.

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Data Recovery

Flash VM Boot

Flash VM Boot enables you to run (boot) VMs directly from compressed and deduplicated VM backups. This way you can recover your VMs within seconds, without waiting for full restore from backup files. Using Flash VM Boot you can also verify VM backups, run disaster recovery tests, access files and application objects of any application on any OS, test system updates and application patches, and so on. Learn more

Instant File Recovery

You can instantly recover files and folders directly from compressed and deduplicated backups of Windows-based and Linux-based VMs. File recovery works over LAN and WAN: even if your backup repository is located offsite a thousand miles away, the recovery is done within seconds. Learn more

Instant Object Recovery

With NAKIVO Backup & Replication, you can instantly recover application objects directly from compressed and deduplicated VMware VM backups, without the need to recover an entire VM first. This feature works out of the-box and does not require installing agents, preparing a lab environment, or creating a special type of backup. The product provides:

  • Instant Object Recovery for Microsoft® Exchange. Learn more
  • Instant Object Recovery for Microsoft® Active Directory. Learn more

Full VM Recovery from VM Backup

If a backed up VM is accidentally damaged or deleted, you can recover the full VM from the backup in just a few clicks. The entire VM will be recovered in exactly the same state as it was during the backup and will appear on the ESXi you selected for recovery – there’s no need to manually recreate the VM, install an OS, and then restore data.

Disaster Recovery with VM Replicas

Because VM replication creates an identical copy of source VMs, recovering from a disaster is as simple as powering on the replicated VMs. If a source VM has been damaged and then replicated, you can roll back the replica VM to a previous recovery point.

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Storage Space Reduction

Global Data Deduplication

NAKIVO Backup & Replication automatically deduplicates backed up data at the block level across entire backup repository, and saves only unique blocks of data. This dramatically reduces backup size. Learn more

Efficient Data Compression

After data deduplication, the product automatically compresses each block of data so it occupies even less storage space in a backup repository.



Network Acceleration

Data compression and traffic reduction techniques enables the product to reduce network traffic by 50% on average, thus decreasing the network load and speeding up backup and replication times by 2X.


NAKIVO Backup & Replication can run dozens of backup, replication, and recovery jobs simultaneously, which speeds up data processing and shortens the time windows allocated to data protection.

Direct SAN Support

The product supports fiber-channel and iSCSI SANs, enabling to offload production network and significantly increase the speed of backup and replication.

Forever-Incremental Jobs

After the initial backup and replication (which can also be done via a removable media), all jobs are forever-incremental and do not require running periodic full backup or replication. This reduces backup windows and network load. In addition, the product uses VMware’s Changed Block Tracking technology to quickly identify data blocks that have changed since the last job run.



Built for Virtualization, Certified by VMware

Built for virtualization, NAKIVO Backup & Replication has been tested by VMware and has received the highest level of endorsement – the VMware Ready status.

Screenshot Verification

NAKIVO Backup & Replication provides an automated way to (near) instantly verify all VMware VM backups and sends screenshots of the restored VMs as a proof of recoverability. Learn more

Repository Self-Healing

The self-healing feature automatically runs periodic self-checks verifying repository integrity. If there are errors in the repository – such as missing or partially written metadata – the product automatically repairs them.

Full Synthetic Data Storage

NAKIVO Backup & Replication stores backup data in the full synthetic mode. This enables to recover VMs from any recovery point even if a previous increment is lost or damaged.

Automated Job Retries

Many factors – such as temporary network disruptions or high server load – can prevent jobs from completing successfully. NAKIVO Backup & Replication automatically retries failed actions multiple times and resumes jobs from the point of failure, to help prevent starting over from scratch.



Fast and Easy Deployment

NAKIVO Backup & Replication is purely agentless and can be fully installed and configured on a Windows or Linux OS in less time than it takes to drink a cup of coffee. Pre-configured VAs are also available for a streamlined deployment.

Intuitive Web UI

The product features a simple and intuitive Web user interface that enables to manage all aspects of data protection at any time and from anywhere, even from a tablet.

Job Grouping

With NAKIVO Backup & Replication you can arrange jobs in groups to represent applications, services, locations, or any logical structures. You can then run bulk actions on all jobs in a group with a single click.

Advanced Reporting

The product can keep you up to date on jobs status with email notifications and enables the generation of overview reports on schedule and send them over email as well. You can also easily generate a detailed PDF report for any job or group.

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Cloud Support

Single-Click Integration with Amazon Cloud

NAKIVO Backup & Replication can be integrated with Amazon EC2 cloud in a single click, providing a simple, fast, and cost-effective solution for offsite backup.

vCloud Director Support

NAKIVO Backup & Replication can back up and replicate vCloud Director vApp VMs, perform granular recovery from vApp VM backups, as well as recover full VMs back into vApps.

Integration with Various Public and Private Clouds

NAKIVO Backup & Replication can be easily integrated with most public and private clouds and perform both protection of the cloud itself and also utilize the cloud as an offsite backup destination or disaster recovery site. Learn more

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Cost Savings

Built-in Database, no Agents

The product comes with a built-in database and does not require to install, configure, or manage agents on protected VMs or ESX(i) hosts.

Low Resource Consumption

NAKIVO Backup & Replication requires just 2 CPUs and 4 GB of RAM for a single-site installation.

Linux Support

The product can be fully installed on a Linux OS which eliminates the need to purchase Windows licenses.

Lowest TCO, Fastest ROI

At NAKIVO, it is our goal to create the most intuitive, fast, and affordable VM data protection product. This is why the licensing and maintenance price of NAKIVO Backup & Replication is 2X to 4X lower than the competition.