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On Windows, NAKIVO Backup & Replication supports only the following dynamic volume types:

  • Simple volume: this  This is a portion of a physical disk that functions like a separate unit. It can consist of a single region on a disk or multiple regions of the same disk that are linked together.
  • Spanned volume: this This combines areas of unallocated space from multiple disks into one logical volume.
  • Striped volume (RAID-0): this This is created by interleaving data across two or more physical disks. The data on this type of volume is allocated alternately and evenly to each of the physical disks. Striping is also known as RAID-0, which stripes data across multiple disks.
  • Mirrored volume (RAID-1): this  This is a fault-tolerant volume that provides data redundancy by using two copies of the volume to duplicate the data that is stored on the volume. Mirroring is also known as RAID-1.


On Linux, NAKIVO Backup & Replication supports only the following LVM logical volumes:

  • Linear volume: this This is a logical volume made by combining multiple physical volumes to one.
  • Striped volume (RAID-0): In a stripped logical volume, data in the underlying physical volume is stripped across the number of physical disks.  
  • Mirrored (RAID-1)Mirrored These logical volumes are similar to RAID-1 in which data is mirrored across the number of disks to provide better redundancy for the data.