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The 3-2-1 rule is known to be the best data protection strategy as it can be a lifesaver for many IT experts and system administrators. According to this rule, there have to be at least 3 backups of data stored on no less than 2 different devices or storage media, and one of the backups should be stored off-site.

Multiple copies allow you to avoid the risk of losing your primary data, as storing them in several locations ensures your data is safe in case something should happen to one of these locations.

NAKIVO Backup & Replication allows you to be fully prepared in the event of a site failure. The product offers many data protection mechanisms to fulfill the 3-2-1 rule. With the help of the NAKIVO solution, you can create backups, backup copies, and replicas to provide protection for your virtual machines:

  • On-site

  • Off-site

  • In the cloud

By utilizing backups, you can transfer a copy of your backup data to an off-site backup repository. The replication feature allows you to create a virtual machine replica that can be stored locally or off-site including a remote disaster recovery location. You can store data on internal hard drives, magnetic tapes, optical storage devices, and NAS. Owing to cloud integration, NAKIVO Backup & Replication also allows you to store data in Microsoft Azure or Amazon Web Services.

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