NAKIVO Backup & Replication v10 released with VMware vSphere 7.0 support, Linux workstation backup, and backup to Wasabi

Posted by Paul Braren on Jul 29 2020 (updated on Aug 19 2020) in
  • Backup
  • ESXi
  • HomeLab
  • HomeServer
  • Virtualization
  • vSphere7
  • all-nas
    Turn Your QNAP, Synology, ASUSTOR, WD, or Netgear NAS into a VM Backup Appliance, claiming to improve backup performance by up to 2X and offload your IT infrastructure

    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.

    Product Page


    Release Notes

    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:

    New Features
    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.

    NFR for IT Pros

    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:

    Download trial


    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.


    TinkerTry, Aug 19 2020 - How to install & configure a VM backup using NAKIVO v10 appliance in a VMware vSphere 7 environment

    See also an even more thorough look at functionality in my NAKIVO v8.5.2 videos.

    Overview videos by NAKIVO:

    NAKIVO - Physical Server Backup in NAKIVO Backup & Replication – Overview
    NAKIVO - VMware Backup in NAKIVO Backup & Replication

    See also at TinkerTry





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