Nakivo Backup & Replication is one of the leading providers of Backups and Recovery solutions for your VMware and Hyper-V Environment. Nakivo Backup & Replication has all of the features and functionalities which you are looking for your Backup of Virtual Machines. But at the time of reading about this I got this feature which is Automate VM Backups. This is very cool and useful feature, which we will be discussing in this post.
Automate VM Backups as the name says you can easily Automate your Backups for Virtual Machines without manual intervention. This feature works on the newly created virtual machines in the VMware Infra. So that means when you deploy any new VM, it will be automatically backed up using Nakivo Backup without creating any additional policy.
So How this works:
- First you need to create Rule based policy for VMware Backups Jobs in Nakivo Backup & Replication.
- Once the Policy is created it regularly scans the entire infrastructure for the newly deployed VMs which matches with this policy.
- If newly deployed VM matches the policy, it will be automatically added to the Backup Jobs. So that means you don’t need to create Backup Policy for the newly created Virtual Machines.
It is very cool and useful feature where you just create the Policy and then VM will be added to the Backup Jobs, so you don’t need to manually add the VMs to the Backup Jobs. This feature is time saver when you have expanding infrastructure such as regularly added VMs into your vSphere Infra.
Using this feature, you can create your policy rules based on VM name, tag, size, location, power state, configuration, etc.
You can also create VMware backup jobs for entire VMware containers, such as VM folders, resource pools, ESXi hosts, and VMware ESXi clusters. All new VMs added to a protected container are automatically included in the scope of the container’s existing backup jobs. So that once you add or move VMs to the Folder or Resource Pool, it will be automatically backed up without any manual intervention.
Policy-Based Data Protection is a unique feature designed to deliver better flexibility, simplify navigation, and save time, alleviating the burden of manual data protection management. No matter how many new VMs or instances are added or removed from your environment, NAKIVO Backup & Replication can handle their protection in an automated and highly efficient manner.
For More information on this you can check on Nakivo Website Policy Based Data Protection.