Last year, I wrote about NAKIVO v8.5.2 with detailed walk-thru install and configure videos, see that detailed article here, and it included Windows Server backups too:
This year, major new functionality has been added yet again to NAKIVO’s product line. While it might take me some time to add to this article some of my experiences with testing v10 out in my vSphere/ESXi 7.0b home lab, the UI is similar enough to the information above that it should provide you with a very good sense of just how easy it is to install and use this very special backup appliance VM in your VMware home lab. You’ll be kicking off your first automated daily backup jobs in very little time, but remember, always test out the restore process too to start to gain trust in any backup product. See also NAKIVO’s official videos below as well to help you get started.
Back to what just happened, NAKIVO’s big v10 announcement this week:
- NAKIVO Backup & Replication v10 Adds vSphere 7 Support and Other Features
Sparks, NV, United States – July 27, 2020
NAKIVO Backup & Replication v10 Adds vSphere 7 Support and Other Features
The latest version of NAKIVO Backup & Replication introduces Backup to Wasabi, vSphere 7 support, Full P2V Recovery and more.
Sparks, NV, United States – July 27, 2020
NAKIVO Inc., a fast-growing software company dedicated to protecting virtual, physical, cloud and SaaS environments, announced today the release of NAKIVO Backup & Replication v10.
NAKIVO Backup & Replication provides businesses with the tools they need to protect their entire IT infrastructure—from VMware, Hyper-V and Nutanix AHV VMs and Amazon EC2 instances to physical servers and workstations, Oracle databases, and Microsoft Office 365 application data. The introduction of Backup to Wasabi in v10 gives customers the power to leverage scalable cloud storage while retaining the option to store confidential data on local or off-site storage devices and tape media.
What’s New in v10?
- Support for vSphere 7
- Backup to Wasabi
- Full P2V Recovery
- Linux Workstation Backup
I’m particularly keen on finally having full vSphere 7 support, along with a new option to recover physical machine backups into VMs, nice! There’s a lot in there to check out, below I’ve included just a small excerpt, the rest is at:
- NAKIVO v10.0 Release Notes
Jul 23 2020
VMware vSphere v7.0 Support
NAKIVO Backup & Replication now supports VMware vSphere v7.0
Physical Machine Recovery to VMware VM
To protect mixed physical and virtual IT environments, NAKIVO Backup & Replication offers the Physical to Virtual Machine Recovery feature. For details, refer to Physical to Virtual Machine Recovery.
User Interface Enhancement (Facelift)
NAKIVO Backup & Replication interface has been enhanced to improve user experience with the product. Refer to Web Interface Components to learn what has been changed.
Backup to Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage
NAKIVO Backup & Replication allows you to create Backup Repositories in Wasabi buckets for backing up and storing virtual and physical machines.
I’ve not been able to test whether this still works for v10, give it a try and drop a comment below about how it goes, especially if you get to it before I do, then I’ll update this article accordingly.
Note that NAKIVO offers NFR (Not For Resale) to many IT Professionals, which I explain in more detail here:
If you are a VMUG member, VMware vExpert, VCP, VSP, VTSP, or VCI you can receive a FREE two-socket Not For Resale (NFR) license of NAKIVO Backup & Replication for one year and use it in your home or work lab.
The NFR licenses are available for non-production use only, including educational, lab testing, evaluation, training, and demonstration purposes.
- Apply for NFR download access here.
I’m not sure what their selection criteria is, or how long it takes for NAKIVO to get back to you. The latest version filename is currently:
The OVA Appliance file is currently named:
This part is in progress.
Their Pricing page seems to indicate that protection of physical servers is only available on a Subscription License basis, with Perpetual Licenses options for VMware and Hyper-V only. The thing is, it appears this agent isn’t really called out here, so this is subject to change, I’d recommend you revisit this pricing page or use the online chat to inquire.
If time permits, I’ll do a v10 version, meanwhile, here’s my recent v8.5.2 videos.
Overview videos by NAKIVO:
- NAKIVO Backup & Replication v9.0 adds agent based physical Windows Server backups to existing VMware 6.7 and Hyper-V 2019 backup capabilities
Jul 24 2019
- USB Image Tool for Windows easily backs up and restores your complete VMware ESXi hypervisor on USB or SD flash drives, a simple/free clone for peace of mind before patching or upgrading
Jun 14 2018
- NAKIVO Backup & Replication v7.3 released with faster backup speeds for deduplication appliances
Nov 28 2017
- NAKIVO Backup & Replication 6.0 VMware appliance is an easy choice for VM backups, can be installed directly on a Western Digital or Synology NAS!
Mar 22 2016
- Announcing NAKIVO Backup & Replication v5.8 – virtual appliance, Windows service, or installed on an Intel-based Western Digital NAS
Oct 12 2015
- NAKIVO Backup & Replication 5.7 fully supports vSphere 6, vSAN, and VVol, an easy choice for home labs
Jul 09 2015
- NAKIVO Backup & Replication 5.5 released, NFR available to VCP and vExperts through Mar 31 2015
Mar 19 2015
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