With the release of Backup and Replication v9, NAKIVO put a lot of emphasis on data protection for physical Windows servers with full support of application-aware backup, network acceleration, global deduplication, compression, log truncation, file and object recovery. In this blogpost I will walk you through the simple process of configuring Backup and Replication for physical Windows Servers.
Your first step is to add your Physical Server to your inventory:
This will deploy a Transporter onto the Windows OS and the deployment automatically configures it as a Windows service:
You can now create a new Backup job for your Physical Server:
This configuration process is no different from setting up a VMware ESXi based backup job.
The new Physical Server backup job fully supports features such as Application-Aware backups, which leverages the native Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy service to guarantee the filesystems and applications are properly quiesced and create a consistent backup. I am backing up my homelab Active Directory Domain Controller in this exercise:
Once we start the backup job, we can immediately see the Application-Aware framework in action, triggering the Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Service:
After the initial job completes, we can focus our attention to the recovery process:
You can perform a full restore, or you can drill down to the object level to granularly restore individual objects:
This is just an example with my homelab Domain Controller but the same features and procedures apply to Microsoft SQL Server for example. If you want to know more about NAKIVO Backup and Replication v9.0 please head over to the NAKIVO website.
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- Datasheet: www.nakivo.com/res/files/nakivo-backup-replication-datasheet.pdf
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