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Supported Hypervisors and Clouds

NAKIVO Backup & Replication supports the following hypervisors and clouds:

  • AWS EC2
  • Microsoft Hyper-V 2016, 2012(R2), 2012
  • VMware vSphere v4.1 - v6.7

Make sure that your hypervisor is updated with the latest patch.

Hypervisor Requirements

VMware: 

The LAN data transfer mode is not supported by default for vSphere v4.1, 5.0, and 5.1. Please learn how to enable it here.

 Microsoft Hyper-V:

  • Full GUI installation of Windows Server is required.
  • Full administrative permissions are required.
  • Default administrative shares must be enabled on Hyper-V hosts.
  • The "File server" role must be enabled on Hyper-V hosts.
  • The SMB 2 protocol should be enabled on Hyper-V hosts.

Cloud Requirements

AWS

At least the following permissions should be granted to NAKIVO Backup & Replication:

 Click to view the permissions

{
"Version": "2012-10-17",
"Statement": [
{
"Action": [
"ec2:DescribeAvailabilityZones",
"ec2:DescribeVpcs",
"ec2:DescribeSubnets",
"ec2:DescribeSecurityGroups",
"ec2:DescribeInstances",
"ec2:DescribeInstanceAttribute",
"ec2:DescribeInstanceStatus",
"ec2:DescribeVolumes",
"ec2:DescribeVolumeAttribute",
"ec2:DescribeVolumeStatus",
"ec2:DescribeNetworkInterfaces",
"ec2:DescribeNetworkInterfaceAttribute",
"ec2:DescribeImages",
"ec2:DescribeImageAttribute",
"ec2:DescribeSnapshots",
"ec2:DescribeSnapshotAttribute",
"ec2:DescribeKeyPairs"
],
"Effect": "Allow",
"Resource": "*"
},
{
"Action": [
"ec2:AttachClassicLinkVpc",
"ec2:DetachClassicLinkVpc",
"ec2:GetConsoleScreenshot",
"ec2:RunInstances",
"ec2:StartInstances",
"ec2:StopInstances",
"ec2:RebootInstances",
"ec2:TerminateInstances",
"ec2:ModifyInstanceAttribute",
"ec2:ModifyInstancePlacement",
"ec2:ImportInstance"
],
"Effect": "Allow",
"Resource": "*"
},
{
"Action": "ec2:CreateTags",
"Effect": "Allow",
"Resource": "*"
},
{
"Action": [
"ec2:CreateKeyPair",
"ec2:DeleteKeyPair"
],
"Effect": "Allow",
"Resource": "*"
},
{
"Action": [
"ec2:CreateSecurityGroup",
"ec2:DeleteSecurityGroup"
],
"Effect": "Allow",
"Resource": "*"
},
{
"Action": "ec2:AuthorizeSecurityGroupIngress",
"Effect": "Allow",
"Resource": "*"
},
{
"Action": "ec2:DescribeRouteTables",
"Effect": "Allow",
"Resource": "*"
},
{
"Action": [
"ec2:CreateVpc",
"ec2:DeleteVpc"
],
"Effect": "Allow",
"Resource": "*"
},
{
"Action": [
"ec2:CreateSubnet",
"ec2:DeleteSubnet",
"ec2:ModifySubnetAttribute"
],
"Effect": "Allow",
"Resource": "*"
},
{
"Action": [
"ec2:DescribeInternetGateways",
"ec2:CreateInternetGateway",
"ec2:DeleteInternetGateway",
"ec2:AttachInternetGateway"
],
"Effect": "Allow",
"Resource": "*"
},
{
"Action": [
"ec2:DescribeRouteTables",
"ec2:CreateRouteTable",
"ec2:DeleteRouteTable",
"ec2:AssociateRouteTable"
],
"Effect": "Allow",
"Resource": "*"
},
{
"Action": [
"ec2:CreateVolume",
"ec2:DeleteVolume",
"ec2:AttachVolume",
"ec2:DetachVolume",
"ec2:ModifyVolumeAttribute"
],
"Effect": "Allow",
"Resource": "*"
},
{
"Action": [
"ec2:CreateSnapshot",
"ec2:DeleteSnapshot",
"ec2:ModifySnapshotAttribute",
"ec2:CopySnapshot"
],
"Effect": "Allow",
"Resource": "*"
},
{
"Action": [
"ec2:DeregisterImage",
"ec2:RegisterImage",
"ec2:CreateImage"
],
"Effect": "Allow",
"Resource": "*"
},
{
"Action": "iam:GetUser",
"Effect": "Allow",
"Resource": "*"
}
]
} 

There is also an option to grant full IAM permissions for the application.

Deployment Requirements

Hardware

VM or Physical Machine

NAKIVO Backup & Replication can be installed on a machine with the following minimum hardware characteristics:

  • Director and Onboard Transporter:
    • CPU: x86-64, 2 cores  
    • RAM: 4 GB + 250 MB for each concurrent job
    • Free space: 1 GB
  • Transporter only:
    • CPU: x86-64, 2 cores
    • RAM: 2 GB + 250 MB for each concurrent job
    • Free space: 1 GB

Network Attached Storage (NAS)

NAKIVO Backup & Replication can be installed on a NAS with the following minimum hardware characteristics:

  • CPU: x86-64 or ARM, 2 cores
  • RAM: 1 GB RAM
  • Free space: 1GB

NAKIVO Backup & Replication can be installed on the following NAS models:

Synology
 Click to view the list of supported models...
Director and Onboard TransporterTransporter only

DS116
DS1511+
DS1512+
DS1513+
DS1515
DS1515+
DS1517
DS1517+
DS1812+
DS1813+
DS1815+
DS1817
DS1817+
DS2015xs
DS214+
DS215+
DS216+
DS216+II
DS216play
DS218+
DS2411+
DS2413+
DS2415+
DS3018xs
DS3611xs
DS3612xs
DS3615xs
DS3617xs
DS411+
DS411+II
DS412+
DS414
DS415+
DS416
DS416play
DS418play
DS710+
DS712+
DS713+
DS715
DS716+
DS716+II
DS718+
DS916+
DS918+
FS1018
FS2017
FS3017
RC18015xs+
RS10613xs+
RS18016xs+
RS18017xs+
RS2211+
RS2211RP+
RS2212+
RS2212RP+
RS2414+
RS2414RP+
RS2416+/RS2416RP+
RS2418+/RS2418RP+
RS2818RP+
RS3411RPxs
RS3411xs
RS3412RPxs
RS3412xs
RS3413xs+
RS3614RPxs
RS3614xs
RS3614xs+
RS3617RPxs
RS3617xs
RS3617xs+
RS3618xs
RS4017xs+
RS810+
RS810RP+
RS812+
RS812RP+
RS814
RS814+
RS814RP+
RS815
RS815+
RS815RP+
RS816
RS818+
RS818RP+

DS114
DS115
DS213j
DS214
DS215j
DS216
DS216j
DS218j
DS414j
DS414slim
DS416j
DS416slim
EDS14
RS214
RS217
RT2600ac


QNAP
 Click to view the list of supported models...
Director and Onboard Transporter

Home & SOHO

HS-251+
TS-251
TS-251+
TS-251A
TS-451
TS-451+
TS-451A
TS-431P2
TS-231P2
TS-431P
TS-231P
TS-228
TS-431+

TS-128
TS-131P
TAS-168
TAS-268
TS-531P

SMB

IS-400 Pro
IS-453S
TBS-453A
TS-1253BU
TS-1253BU-RP
TS-1253U
TS-1253U-RP
TS-1263U
TS-1263U-RP
TS-1273U
TS-1273U-RP
TS-1673U
TS-1673U-RP
TS-253 Pro
TS-253A
TS-253B
TS-451U
TS-453 mini
TS-453 Pro
TS-453A
TS-453B
TS-453Bmini
TS-453BT3
TS-453BU
TS-453BU-RP
TS-453U
TS-453U-RP
TS-463U
TS-463U-RP
TS-563
TS-653 Pro
TS-653A
TS-653B
TS-677
TS-853 Pro
TS-853A
TS-853BU
TS-853BU-RP
TS-853U
TS-853U-RP
TS-863U
TS-863U-RP
TS-873U
TS-873U-RP
TVS-1271U-RP
TVS-1282
TVS-1282T
TVS-1282T3
TVS-1582TU
TVS-463
TVS-471
TVS-473e
TVS-473
TVS-663
TVS-671
TVS-673e
TVS-673
TVS-682
TVS-682T
TVS-863
TVS-863+
TVS-871
TVS-871T
TVS-871U-RP
TVS-873e
TVS-873
TVS-882
TVS-882BR
TVS-882BRT3
TVS-882ST2
TVS-882ST3
TVS-882T
TS-1277
TS-877
TS-1635
TS-453Be
TS-853A
TS-431XeU
TS-1231XU-RP
TS-1231XU
TS-831XU-RP
TS-831XU
TS-431XU-RP
TS-431XU
TS-431X
TS-531X
TS-831X
TS-431X2

Enterprise

ES1640dc
ES1640dc v2
SS-EC1279U-SAS-RP
SS-EC1879U-SAS-RP
SS-EC2479U-SAS-RP
TDS-16489U
TES-1885U
TES-3085U
TS-1685
TS-EC1280U
TS-EC1280U R2
TS-EC1680U
TS-EC1680U R2
TS-EC2480U
TS-EC880U
TS-EC880U R2
TVS-EC1080
TVS-EC1080+
TVS-EC1280U-SAS-RP
TVS-EC1280U-SAS-RP R2
TVS-EC1580MU-SAS-RP
TVS-EC1580MU-SAS-RP R2
TVS-EC1680U-SAS-RP
TVS-EC1680U-SAS-RP R2
TVS-EC2480U-SAS-RP
TVS-EC2480U-SAS-RP R2
TVS-EC880
TS-EC2480U R2

ASUSTOR
 Click to view the list of supported models...
Director and Onboard TransporterTransporter only

AS-202TE
AS-204TE
AS-302T
AS-304T
AS3102T
AS3104T
AS3202T
AS3204T
AS5002T
AS5004T
AS5008T
AS5010T
AS-602T
AS-604T
AS-604RS / AS-604RD
AS-606T
AS-608T
AS6102T
AS6104T
AS6302T
AS5102T
AS5104T
AS5108T
AS5110T
AS6202T
AS6204T
AS6208T
AS6210T
AS6404T
AS-204RS
AS6204RS / AS6204RD
AS-609RS / AS-609RD
AS7004T
AS7008T
AS7010T
AS6212RD
AS7009RD / AS7009RDX
AS7012RD / AS7012RDX

AS1002T
AS1004T
AS-202T
AS-204T

Western Digital

Director and Onboard Transporter:

  • MyCloud PR2100
  • MyCloud PR4100
  • MyCloud DL2100
  • MyCloud DL4100
NETGEAR
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Director and Onboard Transporter

RN312
RN3130
RN3138
RN314
RN316
RN3220
RN422
RN4220
RN424
RN426
RN428
RN516
RN524X
RN526X
RN528X
RN626X
RN628X
RN716X
RR2304
RR2312
RR3312
RR4312S
RR4312X
RR4360S
RR4360X

Operating System

NAKIVO Backup & Replication can be installed on the following operating systems:

  • Windows:
    • Windows Server 2016 Standard (x64)
    • Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard (x64)
    • Windows Server 2012 Standard (x64)
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard (x64)
    • Windows 10 Professional (x64)
    • Windows 8 Professional (x64)
    • Windows 7 Professional (x64)
  • Linux:
    • Ubuntu 18.04 Server (x64)
    • Ubuntu 16.04 Server (x64)
    • Ubuntu 12.04 Server (x64)
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3 (64-bit)
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2 (64-bit)
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP1 (64-bit)
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4 (64-bit)
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3 (64-bit)
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 (64-bit)
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3 (64-bit)
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 (64-bit)
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1 (64-bit)
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0 (64-bit)
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.9 (64-bit)
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.8 (64-bit)
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7 (64-bit)
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.6 (64-bit)
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 (64-bit)
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 (64-bit)
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3 (64-bit)
  • NAS:
    • ASUSTOR ADM v3
    • Synology DSM v6.0 and above
    • QNAP QTS v4.3.3 and above
    • WD MyCloud firmware 2.11 and above
    • NETGEAR ReadyNAS OS v6.9 and above

Supported Operating System Localizations

NAKIVO Backup & Replication can be installed on a supported OS with the following OS localization:

  • English
  • Italian
  • German
  • French
  • Spanish

Required TCP Ports

NAKIVO Backup & Replication requires the following TCP ports to be open for a successful operation:

TCP Port  #
(Default)
Where
Description
NAKIVO Backup & Replication  
4443DirectorUsed to access the Director web UI. Must be opened on the Director machine.
9446TransporterUsed by Director and Transporters to communicate with the Transporter. Must be opened on the Transporter machine.
9448-10000TransporterUsed by Transporters for cross-Transporter data transfer. Must be opened on the Transporter machine.
VMware
443vCenter Server,
ESXi hosts

Used by Director and Transporters to access VMware infrastructure. Must be opened on vCenter Servers and ESXi hosts.

902ESXi hosts

Used by Transporters to access VMware infrastructure. Must be opened on ESXi hosts.

Hyper-V
137-139Hyper-V hostsUsed by Director to upload files and install configuration service. Must be opened on Hyper-V servers.
445Hyper-V hostsUsed by Director to upload files and install configuration service. Must be opened on Hyper-V servers if Active Directory is used.
5986 (opened automatically)Hyper-V hostsUsed by Transporter to add a host to inventory and establish a connection with it.
9445 (opened automatically)Hyper-V hostsUsed by Director to upload files and install configuration service. Must be opened on Hyper-V host if NAKIVO Backup & Replication is installed on a host and this host is added to inventory at the same time.
9446 (opened automatically)Hyper-V hostsUsed by Director and Transporters to communicate with the Transporter. Must be opened on the Transporter machine.
9448-10000 (opened automatically)Hyper-V hostsUsed by Transporters for cross-Transporter data transfer. Must be opened on the Transporter machine.

Network Requirements

NAKIVO Backup & Replication has been tested to work in the following minimal network conditions:

  • Latency (RTT): Up to 250 ms
  • Packet loss: Up to 1%
  • Bandwidth: 1 Mb/s or higher

ICMP ping traffic should be allowed on all hosts where NAKIVO Backup & Replication components are installed as well as on all source and target hosts in order for the automatic Transporter selection feature to function properly.

Web Browsers

NAKIVO Backup & Replication can be accessed from the following Web browsers:

  • Google Chrome: from Version 26 up to Version 65
  • Mozilla Firefox: from Version 21 up to Version 58

Feature Requirements and Limitations

VM Backup and Replication

NAKIVO Backup & Replication provides limited support for the following VMware VM disk types:

  • RDM disks are supported only in virtual compatibility mode. RDM disks in physical compatibility mode are not supported (since such disks are not affected by snapshots).
  • Backed up RDM disks in virtual compatibility mode are recovered as thin disks.
  • Replicas of source VMs with RDM disks in virtual compatibility mode are created with thin disks.
  • Independent disks are not supported since such disks are not affected by snapshots.
  • A Transporter installed on Linux should be used to back up and replicate VMs with SATA disks.

Skip Swap Files and Partitions

Skipping swap files is not supported for Windows dynamic disks. 

Hot Add

In order for the Hot Add feature to work for VM backup, replication, and recovery, the following requirements must be met:

  • The Transporter that will be reading or writing data from/to the VM disks should run on a VM.
  • The Transporter VM should:
    • Be available in the product's Inventory.
    • Run on a host that has access to the datastore(s) with the VM disks.
    • Run in the same datacenter as the VM to be processed.

The Hot Add feature has the following limitations:

  • If Hot-add cannot be enabled for at least one disk of a source VM (even if the disk is deselected in the job), then Hot-add will be unavailable for all disks of the VM.
  • The Hot Add feature is not available for VMs that contain IDE disks.
  • A single SCSI controller on the VM hosting NAKIVO Backup & Replication can support up to 15 disks. This includes the system disk of the VM with NAKIVO Backup & Replication and mounted disks of the Backup Repository. To process VMs with the total number of disks that is larger than that limit, it is necessary to install one or more additional SCSI controllers.

Flash VM Boot

ESX/ESXi hosts enable binding the software iSCSI adapter (HBA) to VM Kernel network(s). If such a binding is configured for an ESX/ESXi host that is used as a target for Flash VM Boot, the connectivity between the host and the Transporter might not be available at the iSCSI layer.

If an iSCSI binding is configured for a host to be used as a target for Flash VM Boot, verify or configure the connectivity at the iSCSI layer (either by selecting a host without binding, removing binding on a host, or adding dedicated VM Kernel network to the binding that allows the connectivity).

File Recovery

Downloading  Files to Browser or Sending Files via Email

The following file systems are supported for file recovery with the Download to Browser or Send via Email recovery method:

  • If a Transporter assigned to the backup repository is installed on Windows:
    • NTFS
    • FAT32
  • If a Transporter assigned to the backup repository is installed on Linux:
    • NTFS
    • FAT32
    • EXT3
    • EXT4
    • XFS

For the ReiserFS file system, it is necessary to install the linux-image-extra-virtual package: apt-get -y install linux-image-extra-virtual for Ubuntu.

File recovery from Linux LVM volumes is available only in case the Transporter assigned to the Backup Repository is installed on a Linux OS.

Linux VMs where Transporter is deployed should have the lvm2 package installed to allow mounting LVM volumes.

File recovery is not supported for independent, encrypted, and RAID disks.

File recovery from LVM volumes is not available if the Transporter that is assigned to a backup repository is installed on a NAS (such as Synology, QNAP, Western Digital, or ASUSTOR). 

File recovery from systems that use Windows-only features, such as Windows Data Deduplication or DFS, is available only in case the Transporter assigned to a backup repository is installed on Windows machine with such features enabled.

The ntfs-3g package should be installed along with Transporter on Linux to allow recognizing NTFS partitions.

Recovering Files to Server

The following source VM operating systems are supported by NAKIVO Backup & Replication with the Recover to Server recovery method:

 Click to view the list of supported operating systems...
  • Windows:
    1. Windows Server 2016 Standard (x64)
    2. Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard (x64)
    3. Windows Server 2012 Standard (x64)
    4. Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard (x64)
    5. Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard (32-bit)
    6. Windows 10 Professional (x64)
    7. Windows 8 Professional (x64)
    8. Windows 8 Professional (32-bit)
    9. Windows 7 Professional (x64)
    10. Windows 7 Professional (32-bit)
  • Linux:
    1. Ubuntu 16.04 Server (x64)
    2. Ubuntu 16.04 Server (32-bit)
    3. Ubuntu 12.04 Server (x64)
    4. Ubuntu 12.04 Server (32-bit)
    5. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3 (64-bit)
    6. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2 (64-bit)
    7. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP1 (64-bit)
    8. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4 (64-bit)
    9. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4 (32-bit)
    10. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3 (64-bit)
    11. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3 (32-bit)
    12. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 (64-bit)
    13. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3 (64-bit)
    14. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 (64-bit)
    15. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1 (64-bit)
    16. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0 (64-bit)
    17. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.9 (64-bit)
    18. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.9 (32-bit)
    19. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.8 (64-bit)
    20. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.8 (32-bit)
    21. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7 (64-bit)
    22. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7 (32-bit)
    23. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.6 (64-bit)
    24. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.6 (32-bit)
    25. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 (64-bit)
    26. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 (32-bit)
    27. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 (64-bit)
    28. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 (32-bit)
    29. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3 (64-bit)
    30. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3 (32-bit)

Connection to the following TCP ports should be allowed by the firewall of the target system:

  • 22 – Used by SSH for secure logins, file transfers (scp, sftp) and port forwarding.
  • 9445 – Used by NAKIVO Backup & Replication to communicate with the VM.

ICMP ping traffic should be allowed by the firewall of the target system.

iSCSI initiator should be installed and running:

  • On Windows – Microsoft iSCSI Initiator.
  • On Linux – open-iscsi package for Ubuntu and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, and iscsi-initiator package for Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

For Windows source VMs, the SMB 2 / CIFS File Sharing Support feature should be turned on to allow installing NAKIVO Transporter.

Required permissions for Microsoft Windows VMs:

  1. Users should be members of local Administrators group.
  2. Users should have access to default administrative shares.
  3. Users should have permissions to access the corresponding folder\file. 
  4. User Account Control (UAC) remote restrictions should be disabled for some Microsoft Windows versions.
  5. Users should have permissions to "Log on as a batch job".

For Linux VMs, users should belong to the sudo group to complete recovering files to server successfully.

For Linux source VMs without LVM volumes, the lvm2 package should be installed in case the file recovery is taken from a backup that has LVM volumes.

The ntfs-3g package should be installed on Linux source VMs to allow recognizing NTFS partitions.

VMware Tools or Hyper-V Integration Services must be running on VMware or Hyper-V VMs correspondingly.

Source VMs on RAID disks are not supported.

Object Recovery and Log Truncation for Microsoft Exchange

NAKIVO Backup & Replication supports the following versions of Microsoft Exchange for object recovery and log truncation:

  • Microsoft Exchange 2016
  • Microsoft Exchange 2013
  • Microsoft Exchange 2010
  • Microsoft Exchange 2007

Selected users should have permissions to "Log on as a batch job".

The following requirements should be met for log truncation:

  1. User permissions:
    • If NAKIVO Backup & Replication uses the administrator user account, it should belong to the following groups:
      1. Administrators
      2. Domain Users
      3. Organization Management (except for Microsoft Exchange 2007)
    • If NAKIVO Backup & Replication uses other than the administrator user account:
      1. The user should belong to the following groups:
        1. Administrators
        2. Domain Users
        3. Organization Management (Exchange Organization Administrators for Microsoft Exchange 2007)
      2. The user should have the Full control permission for the folder where the Exchange database is located
  2. NAKIVO Backup & Replication requires PowerShell v2 or later to be available on the Exchange machine.
  3. VMware VM must be running on VMware ESXi 5.0 and later.
  4. VMware Tools or Hyper-V Integration Services must be running on VMware or Hyper-V VMs correspondingly.

Site Recovery

Run Script Action

The list of supported operating systems where the Run Script action may be run can be found in the Recovering Files to Server subsection above.

Connection to the following TCP ports should be allowed by the firewall of the target system:

  • 22 – Used by SSH for secure logins, file transfers (scp, sftp) and port forwarding.
  • 9445 – Used by NAKIVO Backup & Replication to communicate with the VM.

ICMP ping traffic should be allowed by the firewall of the target system.

For Windows source VMs, the SMB 2 / CIFS File Sharing Support feature should be turned on.

Required permissions for Microsoft Windows VMs:

  1. Users should be members of local Administrators group.
  2. Users should have access to default administrative shares.
  3. Users should have permissions to access the corresponding folder\file. 
  4. User Account Control (UAC) remote restrictions should be disabled for some Microsoft Windows versions.
  5. Users should have permissions to Log on as a batch job.

For Linux VMs, users should belong to the sudo group.

VMware Tools or Hyper-V Integration Services must be running on VMware or Hyper-V VMs, respectively.

Object Recovery and Log Truncation for Microsoft SQL Server

Common

The following versions of Microsoft SQL Server are supported:

    • Microsoft SQL Server 2008
    • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2
    • Microsoft SQL Server 2012
    • Microsoft SQL Server 2014
    • Microsoft SQL Server 2016
    • Microsoft SQL Server 2017

NAKIVO Backup & Replication requires PowerShell v2 or later

A user which is used to log into Microsoft SQL Server must have a sysadmin role.

VMware Tools or Hyper-V Integration Services must be running on VMware or Hyper-V VMs correspondingly.

The user which is running Microsoft SQL Service should have permissions to "Log on as a batch job".

The "sqlcmd" utility must be installed on the machine running Microsoft SQL server.

Microsoft SQL Server Object Recovery 

The user which is running Microsoft SQL service must have executive permissions to the Data folder and all other folders where the databases are located.

If "Rename recovered item if such item exists" option is selected during the recovery, NAKIVO Backup & Replication skips keys, constraints, indexes, and statistic properties when recovering a table to an original location.

If "Overwrite the original item if such item exists" option is chosen, all these properties are preserved. Tables that contain a foreign key cannot be recovered with this option.

Object recovery for Microsoft SQL Server requires also the following:

  • Full administrative permissions.
  • Default administrative shares must be enabled.
  • The "File server" role must be enabled.
  • The SMB 2 protocol should be enabled.
  • Ports 445 and 9445 must be opened on the instance.
  • Ports 137-139 must be opened for cifs.

Microsoft SQL Server Log Truncation

VMware VM must be running on VMware ESXi 5.0 and later.

System databases are skipped during the log truncation.

Databases with "Simple" recovery model are skipped during the log truncation.

A database must be in ONLINE state.

The SMB 2 protocol should be enabled.

Ports 137-139 must be opened for cifs.

Object Recovery for Microsoft Active Directory

NAKIVO Backup & Replication supports the following versions of Microsoft Active Directory for objects recovery:

  • Windows 2012 R2
  • Windows 2012
  • Windows 2008 R2
  • Windows 2008 

Application Awareness for Windows-based Amazon EC2 Instances

Application awareness is supported for AWS EC2 Instances running the following operating systems:

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard (x64)
  • Windows Server 2012 Standard (x64)
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard (x64)
  • Windows Server 2016 Standard (x64)

Requirements for Windows-based AWS EC2 Instances

Default administrative shares in Windows-based AWS EC2 Instances should be enabled in order for application awareness to work.

Requirements for Security Groups of Source EC2 Instances

Ports 445 and 9446 should be added to the security group of source AWS EC2 Instances to be backed up or replicated.

Requirements for the Director Machine 

If the Director is installed in an AWS EC2 Instance, the following requirements should be met:

  • OS firewall should allow access to the TCP port 9446 on the machine where the Director is installed.

  • The security group of the Instance where the Director is installed should allow access to TCP ports 445 and 9446.

Application Awareness for Hyper-V VMs

Refer to the Knowledge Base article.

Encrypted Backup Repository

The Transporter assigned to the encrypted backup repository must be installed on Ubuntu, SLES or RHEL. 
For certain SLES and RHEL versions, only full device/partition encryption is available. Learn more
Currently, Transporters installed on other Linux versions, Windows, and NAS do not support this feature.

Cross-Platform Recovery

The following scenarios are supported if a VM is exported from backup and imported into a different hypervisor:

 

Target Platforms

Source Platforms

VMware vSphere 6.7

Microsoft Hyper-V 2016

VMware vSphere 6.7

  • Windows Server 2016

  • Ubuntu Server 18.04

  • RHEL 7.4

  • Windows Server 2016

  • Ubuntu Server 18.04

  • RHEL 7.4 *

Microsoft Hyper-V 2016

  • Windows Server 2016

  • Ubuntu Server 18.04

  • RHEL 7.4

  • Windows Server 2016

  • Ubuntu Server 18.04

  • RHEL 7.4

* To run a VM with RHEL 7.4 on Microsoft Hyper-V 2016, the following option must be configured in grub boot parameters:
ata_piix.prefer_ms_hyperv=0

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, please make sure to prepare your VM in advance.


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