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Five key features of Nakivo Backup & Replication v7.4

By Julia Gabel
Fri 27 Apr 2018
FYI, this story is more than a year old

Virtualisation cloud backup company Nakivo has released version 7.4 of Backup & Replication, complete with 11 new features.

These include automated VM failover, enhanced AWS EC2 Instance backup, and bandwidth throttling, among others

Nakivo CEO Bruce Talley says the company always takes customer feedback into account.

“That’s why Nakivo Backup & Replication v7.4 introduces cutting-edge features that we know our customers want to protect their virtual environments even more efficiently. We also work to make the product more user-friendly and convenient.”

Here are five key features of Nakivo Backup & Replication v7.4: 

Automated VM Failover

Nakivo Backup & Replication v7.4 can help restore business activities in case of disaster without unnecessary delays.

Automated VM Failover is performed by first replicating VMs to the DR location and then running a single failover job. As a result, the workloads are transferred to the DR location near-instantly, while aiming to minimise downtime. The process is fully automated with the help of network mapping and re-IP rules, which eliminate the need for manual reconfiguration of replicas.

File Recovery to Source (Beta)

v7.4 allows for recovering accidentally deleted or corrupted files directly to their source VMs or a different location.

The recovery is performed from deduplicated VM backups, without recovering the entire VM first.

Screenshot Verification for Hyper-V

Having VM backups or replicas does not guarantee their recoverability, says Nakivo.

Nakivo Backup & Replication includes the Screenshot Verification feature to ensure VMs can be recovered. After each backup or replication job, the product can automatically test-recover the VM and take a screenshot of the operating system.

Such OS screenshot is then attached to a report and sent via email. Starting with Nakivo Backup & Replication v7.4, the Screenshot Verification feature is available for Hyper-V as well as VMware VMs.

Instant Object Recovery for Microsoft SQL Server 2017 

v7.4 allows instant recovery of Microsoft SQL Server objects, such as tables and databases.

The granular recovery is performed from deduplicated backups, without requiring the full VM to be recovered first, which saves a considerable amount of time.

Self-Backup

If something happens to the VM or physical server hosting the VM backup software, a new instance of Nakivo Backup & Replication can be installed in under 1 minute.

However, manually reconfiguring all of the backup settings might be time-consuming. To simplify the process, Nakivo Backup & Replication v7.4 automatically backs up the entire scope of settings made in the product’s web interface and saves such self-backups in available backup repositories.

Once a new instance is installed, Nakivo Backup & Replication can import all the previously established settings from the backup repository, including jobs, inventory, schedules, and preferences.

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