Replication Types

NAKIVO Backup & Replication allows you to replicate virtual machines and Amazon EC2 instances. 

VM Replication

A VM replica is an exact copy of an entire VMware or Hyper-V VM created on a target host. VM replication ensures business continuity as it lets you immediately power on the replica of any failed primary VM at any time.

Replicas are stored on the target hosts in a powered-off state, and so do not consume any resources. If the source VM has been damaged, you simply need to power the replica without NAKIVO Backup & Replication. NAKIVO Backup & Replication provides you with the ability to add both individual VMs and all VMs within selected VMware containers (such as resource pools, folders, hosts, clusters, etc.) to a replication job. That is to say, all your new VMs that are created in or moved to a protected container are automatically added to your replication job. You can store up to 30 recovery points for each replica. Even if the source VM was replicated after an error, you can always revert to the last working copy.

Amazon EC2 Replication

Amazon EC2 replication creates identical copies (i.e. replicas) of your Amazon EC2 instances as AMIs, ensuring business continuity in case primary instances or the whole region become unavailable. NAKIVO Backup & Replication allows for replicating instances either inside the same region or to another one.

In the case of same region replication, NAKIVO Backup & Replication first initiates the creation of snapshots of selected source volumes and then creates AMIs from the source instance configuration and created snapshots. In case of cross-region replication, NAKIVO Backup & Replication initiates the creation of snapshots of selected source volumes in the source region. Then the product copies those snapshots to the target region and creates AMI from source instance configuration and copied snapshots. Finally, NAKIVO Backup & Replication deletes the snapshots in the source region.

To learn how to create VMware, Hyper-V, and Amazon EC replication jobs, refer to the corresponding topics in Replication.