Nakivo VM Backup on QNAP NAS

NAKIVO Backup & Replication v7 is now available in QNAP App Center.

By installing NAKIVO Backup & Replication on a QNAP NAS, you can separate backup software and backup storage from your virtualized environment. This way you ensure that you can recover your data even if some of your Hyper-V servers are down. This is because backup data is written directly to the NAS disks, bypassing network protocols such as NFS and CIFS.

When backup software is installed in a Hyper-V Virtual Machine, it consumes the server’s CPU and RAM, which could be used to run production workloads. In addition, backup data would have to travel over the network from the backup server to its destination, loading the server’s network and affecting the performance of all VMs on that server.

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If you already have QNAP NAS, let’s see how to install Nakivo QNAP App.

First, connect to your QNAP web interface and then open the App Center.

Navigate to “Backup / Sync” section and click on “Install

Just wait a few seconds until App is downloaded and installed. Next, go to “My Apps” section and open Nakivo App:

Now, you can follow this guide to easily configure Nakivo B&R v7 on your QNAP NAS.


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I work as an IT Production Manager, based in Paris (France) with a primary focus on Microsoft technologies. I have 10 years experience in administering Windows Servers. . I am a Microsoft MVP for Cloud & Datacenter Management. I also received the PowerShell Hero 2016 award by PowerShell.0rg. And finally, I am "MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure", "MCSA: Windows Servers", "Administering & Deploying SCCM", and CheckPoint CCSA certified.