Backup & Replication v7.2 Beta
Yesterday, NAKIVO released the public beta of Backup & Replication v7.2. You can sign up for the beta download at https://www.nakivo.com/resources/releases/v7.2/. I will hopefully have time to install this new release and test the new features. For now, here is a short description of these new features:
VM Backup Appliance Based on ASUSTOR NAS
Install NAKIVO Backup & Replication on your ASUSTOR NAS, and turn the NAS into a high-performance and reliable VM backup appliance! This will let you keep your backup software, hardware, storage, and data deduplication within the same device and increase VM backup and replication speed by up to 2X vs. a VM-based backup solution. Just install NAKIVO Backup & Replication on an Asustor NAS, like you can already do with QNAP, Synology, and Western Digital NAS.
Microsoft SQL Log Truncation
Any Microsoft SQL Server tracks all database transactions (modifications) and records them as transaction log files, which are essential when it comes to data recovery. However, these log files grow over time and may eventually fill all of the available storage space causing the SQL Server crash, or loss of valuable data. The Microsoft SQL Log Truncation feature can automatically remove (aka truncate) transaction log files after a successful VM backup or replica is made. This prevents log files from growing while you have a copy of log files in the backup or replica, should you need to restore your database data.
Have a look at https://youtu.be/8ZXXCEtbUSw to see SQL Log Truncation in action.
Instant Object Recovery for Microsoft SQL
Microsoft SQL Server is one of the most popular databases and is often used to store business-critical data. These data may undergo undesirable changes for multiple reasons, be it due to accidental deletion, database corruption, repercussions of ransomware or other types of malware. The Instant Object Recovery for Microsoftfeature allows you to easily recover individual SQL server objects, such as databases and tables, back to the source SQL Server (or a different server) directly from the deduplicated and compressed VM backups.
See https://youtu.be/0aBa6zsFgko for a demo of Instant Object Recovery,
NAKIVO Backup & Replication v7.2 adds yet another great feature – Calendar Dashboard. Now you can view all your jobs on a calendar (just like your meetings or tasks in a calendar application) and quickly find free slots in a backup window. This feature also enables you to schedule new jobs right from the calendar, provides a birds-eye view of all your jobs, and shows the duration of each of them. To make this feature even more useful, calendars are integrated right into the job wizard, so you can schedule a job right in the job wizard.
Flexible Job Scheduler
For your greater convenience, NAKIVO Backup & Replication v7.2 further enhances job scheduling, allowing you to add multiple schedules to a single job. This will allow you, for example, to run your jobs at night time on weekdays and at day time on weekends.