The self-backup feature allows you to automatically protect configuration settings of your NAKIVO Backup & Replication instance. For more information, refer to Self-Backup Feature.

Self-backup is not supported for the multi-tenant configuration.

To configure self-backup options, proceed as described in the following sections:

Accessing Self-Backup Options

To access self-backup options, follow the steps below:

  1. Click Settings in the left pane of NAKIVO Backup & Replication.

  2. Go to the General tab and click Self-backup.

  3. After making the necessary changes, click Apply. Alternatively, click Discard Changes to discard any changes you have made.

Setting Up Self-Backup Destination

To configure a self-backup destination, follow the steps below:

  1. Select Back up system configuration to all repositories to enable all repositories in the list of repositories where system configuration will be backed up. If deselected, you can remove specific repositories from the list.


    • Backing up your NAKIVO Backup & Replication system configuration to a DD Boost storage unit Backup Repository causes the DD Boost storage unit to be unmounted. Therefore, to avoid re-adding the DD Boost storage as an existing Backup Repository manually, exclude DD Boost storage unit repositories from the list of repositories for self-backup.

    • Self-backup cannot be performed to SaaS type of Backup Repository.

  2. Alternatively, select Back up system configuration to selected repositories only and select specific repositories you wish to use for self-backup.

  3. If necessary, add a Backup Repository to the list:

    • Click the “+” icon to add repositories to the list of repositories for system backing up.

    • In the Add Backup Repositories dialog that opens, select the necessary repositories and close the dialog.

Self-Backup Schedule

To configure the self-backup schedule, follow the steps below:

  1. In the Schedule section, enter time to trigger starting the self-backup. You can choose a specific time zone from the list, enter the hours and minutes of the day, and select the necessary days of the week.

  2. If you need to start the self-backup immediately, click Run Self-backup Now.

  3. When ready with configuring the self-backup schedule, click Apply.

Self-Backup Options

In the Options section of the self-backup settings, you can enter a number of recovery points to be kept for the self-backup. To apply your settings, click the Apply button.

Self-Backup Encryption

Select Encrypt self-backup to encrypt your backup for additional security. Afterwards, enter the password in the Password and Confirm Password fields which are required to recover from the self-backup.

Recovering from Self-Backup

To recover the configuration of NAKIVO Backup & Replication from a self-backup stored in a Backup Repository, do the following:

  1. Go to Settings > Repositories.

  2. Select one of the repositories that contain a self-backup.

  3. Select the self-backup from the Backups list and click Recover.

  4. Select a recovery point and click Restore.

  5. Wait while the system configuration is restored. When the self-backup recovery process is completed, a message announcing success appears.

    If a selected recovery point was created from an encrypted self-backup, you will have to enter the password to it.