Nakivo Backup & Replication 7.4 beta with automated VM Failover


Nakivo released the new Backup & Replication 7.4 introducing several new features, such as automated VM Failover, Instant VM Recovery for Hyper-V and Instant File Recovery making this product a good backup solution for Hyper-V and VMware environments.

NAKIVO offers a cost-effective solution for protecting your environment providing backup, replication, backup to cloud, global deduplication, instant VM and object recovery, backup copy, and screenshot verification features.


What's new

The new version 7.4 provides some interesting new features that make the backup management simpler.


Instant File Recovery to source

To restore accidentally deleted, modified, or corrupted files, version 7.4 can near-instantly restore files back to their original location right from compressed and deduplicated VM backups, without restoring the entire VM first. Files can be also restored to different locations, downloaded, or sent via email.



Automated VM Failover

In the event of a disaster, the VM disaster recovery process can be automated and simplified through the VM failover jobs. The VM failover jobs include network mapping and re-IP rules, which ensure that recovered VMs can function normally at the DR site.


Enabling network mapping source VM virtual networks will be mapped to target virtual networks.


Enabling Re-IP feature source VM IP addresses will be mapped to target VM IP addresses during recovery.



Enhanced AWS EC2 Instance Backup

Providing an image-based backup for AWS EC2 instances, with version 7.4 you can now save up to 1.000 recovery points per protected EC2 instance. AWS EC2 instance backups can be left in the cloud or sent to an on-premises location.


Automated Self-Backup

It is now possible to back up the entire product configuration, including jobs, inventory, and all other settings automatically to your backup repositories with the Self-Backup feature. If something goes wrong with NAKIVO Backup & Replication VM, you can quickly restore the product functionality simply by installing the application and importing the configuration directly from the backup.



Bandwidth Throttling

The new Bandwidth Throttling feature can limit the speed of data transfer if your network is already loaded at the time of VM backup or replication. By default Nakivo transfers data at the maximum available speeds.



Global Search

The new release introduces the Global Search feature that allows you to find a specific VM, backup, replica, job, or any other item in a large infrastructure in a matter of seconds. Search results are instantly displayed, and you can perform actions on the items directly from the interface.



Instant VM Recovery for Hyper-V

The Flash VM Boot feature now supports also Hyper-V allowing instantly boot the VMs from compressed and deduplicated backups with no need to recover the entire VM first or perform any special setup.



Screenshot Verification for Hyper-V

Screenshot Verification feature now supports also Hyper-V VMs to ensure backups or replicas can perform a successful recovery. Hyper-V VM backups and replicas are automatically verified and a report is sent with screenshots of test-recovered VMs.



Log Truncation for Microsoft SQL Server 2017

The Log Truncation feature introduced in version 7.2 now supports Microsoft SQL Server 2017 that automatically truncates log files after a successful VM backup or replica is made freeing up space. If log files are not under control, they can grow over time till consuming all available disk space causing a server crash.


Instant Object Recovery for Microsoft SQL Server 2017

The Object Recovery for Microsoft SQL Server lets you instantly recover Microsoft SQL objects (databases and tables) to their original location or a custom location. This feature is very useful if an SQL database becomes corrupted or if undesired changes need to be rolled back.



Built-in Chat with Technical Support

If you need assistance from Nakivo, the new version provides an integrated chat to instantly contact technical support without even leaving the application. Click the Online - Chat with us widget at the bottom right of the screen to access the chat.


Specify the Department, type the Message then click Start Chatting.


Nakivo is doing a great job in terms of development and new features are really powerful. Nakivo Backup & Replication is definitively a good backup solution to consider during software selection.

Nakivo Backup & Replication 7.4 is available to download as 30-day trial.