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Product Version: 6.0
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2016


I have an important application which does not integrate with VSS.
Can I create a reliable backup of such application with NAKIVO Backup & Replication?


We recommend using application-aware mode in conjunction with VSS for backing up live applications.
If your application has a transactional database and does not support VSS, use one of the following options:

Using custom scripts

  1. Enable application-aware mode in the job settings.
  2. Use pre-freeze script to gracefully stop the application.
  3. Use post-thaw script to re-start the application.

With this option, the application will be gracefully stopped before the snapshot is taken, and re-started right after the snapshot is taken.
Information on using custom quiescing scripts can be found in VMware KB 1006671.

Backing up powered off VM

  1. Power off the VM during non-business hours.
  2. Back up a powered off VM.

Using third party tools

You can search for third-party tools that:

  • Can be invoked by scripts, and
  • Can temporarily pause transactions in your application.

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