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NAKIVO launched v9.4 with Backup to Amazon S3 and P2V Recovery

NAKIVO launched v9.4 with Backup to Amazon S3 and P2V Recovery. The new release was GA on the 4th of June.

NAKIVO launched v9.4 with Backup to Amazon S3 and P2V Recovery

Backup to Amazon S3:

With this new feature is not possible to use Amazon S3 from AWS as your Backup repository. By using Amazon S3 as a backup repository, costumers now have a Storage Cloud Repository, and by using Amazon S3 is now easy to restore VMs, EC2 instances, individual files, and application objects directly from Amazon S3.

This new feature and Amazon S3 support arrive after in the latest releases NAKIVO had included the integration with Microsoft Azure.

You can now send to Amazon S3 not only your backup of your VMs but also your physical servers.

Options available inside of this new feature:

  • Direct Backup
    Send backups of your VMs and physical servers directly to Amazon S3.
  • Backup Copy
    Keep a copy of your primary backup in Amazon S3 to guarantee data availability.
  • Instant VM Boot
    Boot your VMs directly from compressed backups in Amazon S3 for near-instant recovery
  • Data Compression
    Save storage space by compressing your backup data.
  • File Recovery
    Restore individual files and folders without starting a full backup recovery.
  • Object Recovery
    Restore objects of Microsoft applications such as Exchange, Active Directory, and SQL Server.

Instant P2V

NAKIVO Backup & Replication is now empowered with the instant restoration of Windows and Linux physical machines as VMware VMs. With the help of this feature, users are able to instantly recover from a physical machine failure, test updates before applying them to a production environment, and easily migrate from a physical to the virtual environment.

This one of the features that all backup tools should have. I have said this for many years that we should be able to backup a physical server and then restore it in our virtual environment. I am glad that NAKIVO also added this feature to NAKIVO Backup & Replication.

Backup P2V is a handy feature, not only in case of a failure of a physical server but also as a P2V. We can backup all our physical infrastructure and then restore it in our VMware/Hyper-V or Amazon S3 environment.

Options available inside of this new feature:

  • Add a Windows or Linux Server to the inventory.
  • Back up a physical Windows or Linux server.
  • Set up and run a Flash Boot job for the newly created physical machine backup to a VMware VM.
  • Verify that the recovered VM has appeared on the target host and is bootable.
  • Log into the created VM and check the Guest OS for any errors.

Role-Based Access Control (RBAC)

NAKIVO Backup & Replication now adds role-based access control. This improves the security of data protection activities. Also, it gives administrators larger control of task delegation.

What is means is Administrators can now assign preset and custom roles with a desired set of rights and permissions to users. This, in turn, ensures that business users have the right level of access to NAKIVO Backup & Replication.

Instant Object Recovery to Source for Microsoft Exchange

NAKIVO Backup & Replication v9.4 instantly restore Microsoft Exchange objects that include emails, contacts, and calendar items to the original or a custom location directly from deduplicated backups. 

Options available inside of this new feature:

  • Create and run a backup job for a VM with the supported versions of Microsoft Exchange or Active Directory Server.
  • Start Object Recovery for Microsoft Exchange/Active Directory and specify the application objects you want to recover.
  • Restore the selected application objects to the original server.
  • Check that recovery was successfully completed, and the application objects were restored to the source.

Instant Object Recovery to Source for Active Directory

NAKIVO Backup & Replication v9.4 users are now able to simplify Active Directory management by restoring individual Active Directory objects, like, user accounts and groups, to their original location or a custom location. In addition, Active Directory objects can be recovered directly from deduplicated backups. 

Backup of Fault-tolerant VMware VMs

VMware fault-tolerance works by creating a synchronized replica of a VM, to which the live VM will automatically failover if necessary. Support for fault-tolerant VMware VM adds another data protection method to the host of services provided by NAKIVO Backup & Replication.

Not all backup tools in the market can backup VMs that are set for Fault-tolerant, so this feature added to version 9.4 is a great additional improvement for NAKIVO Backup & Replication tools.

“NAKIVO Backup & Replication v9.4 expands businesses’ ability to tailor backup and recovery to their specific needs,” said Bruce Talley, CEO of NAKIVO Inc. “We are delighted to continually offer customers more flexibility when it comes to choosing backup destinations, recovery types, and security controls.”

Improvements in version v9.4

  • Synology DSM 6.2 support
  • Change Transporter load while a backup job is running
  • Backup of fault-tolerant VMware VMs
  • Support of multiple target NICs and Primary IP for Amazon EC2 replica failover and failback  jobs
  • Allow selecting Transporters and transport load for VMware failback jobs and VMware failback actions of Site Recovery jobs
  • Free to Promo to Free again License
  • Microsoft 365 licensing update. See Licensing

Removed Features in version v9.4

  • Removed support for RHEL v6.x
  • Removed support for Microsoft Exchange 2010

All information and features about the new 9.4 version in the release notes HERE.


With a licensed per user (with a 10 user minimum), NAKIVO Backup & Replication offers very attractive pricing for Office 365.  Contact NAKIVO and request a quote for your environment.

NAKIVO Backup & Replication supports backups of the following platforms:

  • VMware
  • Hyper-V
  • Nutanix AHV
  • Amazon AWS EC2
  • Physical servers
  • Office 365
  • Oracle RMAN
  • Amazon S3

NAKIVO can be installed in the following systems:

Nakivo is a Backup tool than can be installed in the Guest OS but also in several systems or use as an Appliance (in VMware, Nutanix, and AWS), but also in many NAS Storage Systems.

  • Windows Server
  • Linux Servers
  • VMware Virtual Appliances
  • Nutanix AHV Virtual Appliance
  • NAS Storage devices
    • QNAP
    • Synology
    • Generic ARM-based NAS
    • Western Digital MyCloud DL2100
    • FreeNAS
  • Raspberry Pi
  • Amazon Machine Image for AWS EC2

How to update?

As we also explain in the previous release, the update is very straightforward.

For Windows NAKIVO version, just download and launch the exe file.


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I have over 20 years of experience in the IT industry. I have been working with Virtualization for more than 15 years (mainly VMware). I recently obtained certifications, including VCP DCV 2022, VCAP DCV Design 2023, and VCP Cloud 2023. Additionally, I have VCP6.5-DCV, VMware vSAN Specialist, vExpert vSAN, vExpert NSX, vExpert Cloud Provider for the last two years, and vExpert for the last 7 years and a old MCP. My specialties are Virtualization, Storage, and Virtual Backup. I am a Solutions Architect in the area VMware, Cloud and Backup / Storage. I am employed by ITQ, a VMware partner as a Senior Consultant. I am also a blogger and owner of the blog ProVirtualzone.com

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