Performing Cross-Platform Recovery

With the Cross-Platform Recovery feature of NAKIVO Backup & Replication, you can export backups to standard formats that are compatible with various platforms. The following formats are supported:

  • VMDK for disk(s) of VMware virtual machine(s)
  • VHD for disk(s) of Hyper-V virtual machine(s)
  • VHDX for disk(s) of Hyper-V virtual machine(s)

To export your backup for subsequent recovery on the same platform or a different one, use the Backup Export Wizard in NAKIVO Backup & Replication. Refer to Feature Requirements for the supported scenarios for cross-platform recovery.

NAKIVO Backup & Replication does not run VM preparation when exporting the backups into a specific format. If you plan to import the VM into a different platform and VM preparation is required, prepare your VM in advance.

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