NAKIVO Backup & Replication is a powerful data protection solution that simplifies and automates Hyper-V backup, allowing you to achieve maximum results with minimal input on your part
Key Features at a Glance
Supported Platforms for Hyper-V Backup
With NAKIVO Backup & Replication, you can perform image-based backups of running Hyper-V VMs. All VM data, including disks and configuration files, is captured during a Hyper-V backup job. This way, you can restore the entire VM in just a few clicks.
Hyper-V backups are incremental. After the initial full backup, the product makes use of Hyper-V’s native Resilient Change Tracking (RCT) technology. Only changed data blocks are transferred to the backup repository, which increases VM backup speed and saves storage space.
NAKIVO Backup & Replication leverages Microsoft’s Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) technology to create application-aware backups for Microsoft Exchange, Active Directory, SQL, SharePoint, Oracle, etc. Hyper-V backup includes all VM data and VM configuration, ensuring consistency of your applications and databases.
For each Hyper-V backup, you can save up to 1,000 recovery points, rotating them on a daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly basis. Such an approach allows you to recover individual OS files and application objects, as well as an entire VM, in the exact state as they were during the backup.
NAKIVO Backup & Replication features several tools to help you automate Hyper-V backup. You can set up backup policies based on VM name, sise, location, power state configuration, or other parameters. NAKIVO Backup & Replication adds matching VMs to the job scope and then regularly scans your infrastructure to find and protect newly discovered VMs that match the policy.
Also, you can add entire Hyper-V hosts to a backup job. This way, all existing VMs and any new VMs added to the Hyper-V host in the future are also automatically included in the job. Moreover, you can set up job chaining (e.g., have a Hyper-V backup job trigger a Backup Copy job), run custom pre- or post-job scripts, and integrate with third-party monitoring tools using HTTP APIs.
With the rich functionality of NAKIVO Backup & Replication, you can considerably improve your Hyper-V backup performance. NAKIVO Backup & Replication provides you with speed-boosting features, such as Network Acceleration and LAN-free backup mode. Network Acceleration allows you to increase backup and recovery speed even in busy LAN and WAN networks. With LAN-free data transfer modes, you can offload production networks, thus reducing backup windows and ensuring high backup performance. As a result, these technologies can boost VM backup speed by up to 2X without affecting your production environment.
Having a simple disaster recovery plan in place is crucial for resuming business-critical operations quickly after accidents or disasters. NAKIVO Backup & Replication can help you easily set up automated Hyper-V backup copy jobs and send backup copies to a safe offsite location. You can even create an extra copy of Hyper-V backups and send them to Azure and AWS Clouds. You can choose to maintain one or multiple exact copies of your backups, or set custom rules specifying which VM backups should be copied, where, how, and when. With Backup Copy, you can ensure compliance with the 3-2-1 backup rule, allowing you to have a backup plan under any disaster scenario.
Tape is still regarded as the number one media for long term data storage. With NAKIVO Backup & Replication, you can copy your backups to tape and perform seamless recovery of your tape backup data when necessary. The entire process can be completely automated with Policy-Based Data Protection. Additionally, with Job Chaining, the Backup Copy jobs can start automatically when the initial backup job finishes running. All in all, NAKIVO Backup & Replication can greatly simplify the management of your tape devices and cartridges.
NAKIVO Backup & Replication’s automated instant verification functionality gives you peace of mind. Every time a Hyper-V backup job is completed, the software can test-recover VMs from backups (with networking turned off), take a screenshot of the booted OS or check the availability of Hyper-V Integration Services, and then discard the VM. The results of this operation can be viewed in the product’s interface or received via email. This way, you can identify if there are any issues with your VM backups beforehand and rest assured that your Hyper-V backups are functional and bootable.
Backing up Hyper-V environments means you need to store more data every day. To reduce the sise of your backups, NAKIVO Backup & Replication automatically skips swap data, which would otherwise be read, processed, transferred, and stored in the repository. To further reduce backup sise, NAKIVO Backup & Replication automatically deduplicates all VM backups across an entire repository, even if the repository stores a mix of Hyper-V, VMware, and AWS EC2 backups. The deduplicated data blocks are then automatically compressed to occupy the least amount of space. Together, these data reduction technologies can significantly reduce the storage space occupied by VM backups, saving you resources and money.
With NAKIVO Backup & Replication, you can instantly recover Hyper-V VMs, files, and application objects directly from compressed and deduplicated VM backups. With the Instant VM Recovery feature, you can restore an entire Hyper-V VM to either the same host or a new one in just a few clicks. You can also restore files and folders (including file permissions) back to source or a custom location. With Instant Object Recovery, MS Exchange, MS Active Directory, and MS SQL, objects can be instantly recovered back to source. Moreover, Universal Object Recovery allows you to recover objects of any other application by mounting disks from a backup directly to your production machines.
With the multi-tenant mode, NAKIVO Backup & Replication lets you deliver Backup-as-a-Service to your customers. You can create up to 1,000 isolated tenants within a single instance of the product and easily manage them from a central management console. Tenants can represent departments, branch offices, customers, business units, etc. Each tenant has access only to their own unique jobs and environment via the self-service portal. This way, you can significantly minimise management overhead and make the process of data protection administration less challenging and resource-intensive.
Ensure On-Demand Scalability NAKIVO Backup & Replication is a comprehensive backup and recovery solution capable of protecting physical, virtual, and cloud environments. Its rich functionality can comply with the needs of not only small and medium-sized businesses, but also large enterprises. The solution can be scaled horizontally or vertically, allowing you to protect hundreds of hosts and thousands of Hyper-V VMs at a single/multiple sites. You can scale out through extending the number of product components and distributing the workload among them. On the other hand, you can scale up through adding more resources to the solution, ensuring that even high production workloads get supported.