NAKIVO Backup & Replication v6.2 released, same easy choice for VM backups, with new AWS EC2 instance support

Posted by Paul Braren on Oct 13 2016 (updated on Oct 14 2016) in
  • ESXi
  • Virtualization
  • HomeLab
  • HomeServer
  • Backup
  • So I'm glad to hear NAKIVO Backup & Replication v6.2 is already here, just over 2 months since 6.1 arrived. But I admit, I haven't had a chance to try this GA release quite yet.

    The appliance has always been a very easy to install: once downloaded, installation and configuration in your VMware vSphere environment at work or at home is very straight-forward, and takes just a few minutes. You can point it at your ESXi host(s) and/or your vCenter. Configure which VMs you want to protect, and you now have that first VM backup running.

    From the list of new features they've added (detailed below), it's clear they're continuing their enterprise focus as they grow up. As I said back in my NAKIVO 6.1 announcment:

    I'm just hoping this fast and easy choice for simple home labs stays easy to use, which is currently a large part of its appeal for me personally. Naturally, they're obviously hoping the IT pro who tries this at home will also give it a spin at work, and making NFR code available to IT professionals for free is a very wise move.

    See also system requirements.

    1) Fill out the NFR request form

    Click the image below and fill out the form. Download of your Not-For-Resale, no-time-bomb code begins immediately! NOte the terms, they even mention "home or work lab."


    If you are not eligible for NFR, instead, just use the Download Free Trial - NAKIVO link instead.

    2) Download

    After you click on Virtual Appliance, select Full Solution, then select where you want to save the file named:


    3) Install

    Reading NAKIVO's Deploying Virtual Appliance in vSphere installation manual is recommended, but it's rather clear-cut and straight-forward. Yes, if you've installed an OVA appliance in your vSphere environment before, you might not even need to read their documentation to get started.

    October 13 2016 Press Release Excerpt:

    NAKIVO Backup & Replication v6.2 enables backup, replication, and recovery of paid EC2 instances sold through AWS Marketplace.
    Campbell, CA, United States — October 13, 2016

    NAKIVO Inc., one of the fastest-growing virtualization and cloud backup software companies for VMware and AWS EC2 environments, today announced that it has released NAKIVO Backup & Replication v6.2. The new version provides full support for paid AWS EC2 instances, sold through AWS Marketplace.
    Native AWS EC2 instance replication: NAKIVO Backup & Replication v6.2 can create and maintain identical copies of AWS EC2 instances. The replicated AWS EC2 instances can be powered on at any time for a near-instant disaster recovery.
    NAKIVO Backup & Replication is VMware-certified, purely agentless, can be installed on Linux and Windows, deployed as a pre-configured VMware Virtual Appliance and AWS Amazon Machine Image, and can also be installed directly on Synology NAS to create a high-performance VM backup appliance. NAKIVO Backup & Replication has a simple and intuitive Web interface, supports live applications and databases, provides instant recovery of VMs, files, and application objects directly from compressed and deduplicated backups, speeds up data transfer with network acceleration, and reduces data size with global deduplication and compression.

    Success Stories:
    Datasheet for VMware:
    Datasheet for AWS:
    Trial Download:

    Headquartered in Silicon Valley, NAKIVO Inc. is a privately-held company founded in 2012. NAKIVO develops a fast, reliable, and affordable data protection solution for VMware and cloud environments. As of Q2 2016, over 14,000 companies are using NAKIVO Backup & Replication to protect and recover their data more efficiently and cost effectively. Also, over 120 hosting, managed, and cloud services providers are using NAKIVO to deliver VM BaaS and DRaaS to their customers. NAKIVO has a global presence with over 1,200 channel partners in 115 countries worldwide. Visit to learn more.
    Twitter: @NAKIVO
    Contact: Yana Petrenko, MarCom Manager / / +1 408 916 5955

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    Admittedly this video is about a year old now, but it will still give you a good sense of how easy the product is to install and configure. The 6.2 UI is signficantly different, and even better:

    NAKIVO Backup & Replication 5.7 fully supports vSphere 6, install/backup/restore demonstrated