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  1. I've just uploaded almost 20GB of very important data on OneDrive. Documents, xlsx, pdfs mostly... Now I wonder about OneDrive's security and reliability. What is your point of view? Should I keep one more copy in other place?
    3 points
  2. Hello, community, let's gather here general and more scecific tips on how to speed up backups. Any suggestions and comments will be helpful. Thank you
    3 points
  3. Hello, @Loki Rodriguez, great idea! From my side I can recommend reading this worthwhile blog posts and references: How to Increase VM Backup Speed Increasing VM Backup and Replication Speed with Network Acceleration Network Acceleration Best Practices for Efficient Hyper-V VM Backup Advanced Bandwidth Throttling VMware Backup: Top 10 Best Practices Hyper-V Best Practices for Administration An Overview of Microsoft Office 365 Backup Best Practices
    3 points
  4. It is not available in the PRO license!
    2 points
  5. @Official Moderator Nice tips. One more from me - use two-factor verification. It is a must
    2 points
  6. Hello, @Tayler Odling, of course if your data is important for you, keep it in multiple places, I recommend to have at least three copies of it, save it to two different types of media and at least one copy offsite. About Microsoft OneDrive, my point of view it is as safe as any other storage, but you should not rely only on one spot, though it provides encryption. Please, find great tips on OneDrive data safety and a list of the common mistakes that can influence your cloud security here: https://www.nakivo.com/blog/microsoft-onedrive-security/ Let me know if you need any additional assistance from me. I look forward to hearing from you, Tayler.
    2 points
  7. When I created this thread, I thought we would be mostly speaking about network load and its critical impact on backups. (Update: Yes, I have found this information if one of the references by @Official Moderator) Reducing the network load is the first I would do in a situation when you want to increase backup server performance.
    2 points
  8. Hello, @Hakim, I think you should find out more information about NAKIVO Backup for Ransomware Protection: https://www.nakivo.com/ransomware-protection/ Anti-ransomware software alone is not sufficient to protect your organization's data. Also I recommend reading best practices for ransomware protection and recovery: https://www.nakivo.com/ransomware-protection/white-paper/best-practices-for-ransomware-protection-and-recovery/ Sorry for the offtop, I just wanted to support your remark
    2 points
  9. Hello, guys two remarks from me - on one hand, anti-virus solutions can slow down saving and reading data from a disk, but on the other hand, ransomware issues can cause performance degradation. So you should always keep the balance
    2 points
  10. Hello, @tommy.cash, thank you for your post. Here is the list of the possible questions you should ask yourself before creating the Backup Policy of your University: 1) Frequency of system/application backups. 2) Frequency of network file backups. 3) Frequency of email backups. 4) Frequency of desktop backups. 5) Storage. 6) Recovery Testing. About Microsoft 365 Backup Policies - there are inbuilt configuration options in your account which can help to prevent data loss. Due to Microsoft's Shared Responsibility Model, it is necessary also to have a backup of your Microsoft 365 data, using a third-party solution as NAKIVO Backup & Replication. Please, check a useful how-to guide on setting up Microsoft 365 backup policies: https://www.nakivo.com/blog/setting-up-microsoft-office-365-backup-policies/
    2 points
  11. @Bedders, Please try replacing "q" with "-q": zip -q -d log4j-core*.jar org/apache/logging/log4j/core/lookup/JndiLookup.class Let me know if it works for you!
    2 points
  12. Hi, @JurajZ and @Bedders! NAKIVO Backup & Replication is using the Apache Log4j library, which is part of Apache Logging Services. You can manually fix the CVE-2021-44228 vulnerability by removing JndiLookup.class located in libs\log4j-core-2.2.jar. Note: If the libs folder contains log4j-core-fixed-2.2.jar instead of log4j-core-2.2.jar, it means that the issue was already fixed for your version of NAKIVO Backup & Replication. For Linux: Go to the libs folder located inside NAKIVO Backup & Replication installation folder. To remove JndiLookup.class from the jar file run the following command: zip -q -d log4j-core*.jar org/apache/logging/log4j/core/lookup/JndiLookup.class For Windows: Ensure you have 7z tool installed. Go to the libs folder located inside NAKIVO Backup & Replication installation folder. Use 7z to open the log4j-core-2.2.jar and remove JndiLookup.class from the jar file. Restart NAKIVO Backup & Replication. For NAS devices: If you are using a NAS, open an SSH connection to your device and locate NAKIVO Backup & Replication installation folder here: For ASUSTOR NAS: /usr/local/AppCentral/NBR For FreeNAS/TrueNAS (inside the jail): /usr/local/nakivo/director For NETGEAR NAS: /apps/nbr For QNAP NAS: /share/CACHEDEV1_DATA/.qpkg/NBR For Raspberry PI: /opt/nakivo/director For Synology NAS: /volume1/@appstore/NBR For Western Digital NAS: /mnt/HD/HD_a2/Nas_Prog/NBR Note: Refer to the NAS vendor documentation to learn how to open an SSH connection to your NAS device. IMPORTANT: CVE-2021-44228 is a severe vulnerability. We strongly advise you to apply the manual fix as soon as you can. This is the best way to avoid the risks of security breaches. Please contact customer support if you require custom build of NAKIVO Backup & Replication that has the fix.
    2 points
  13. Hi, @SALEEL! I am very sorry that we put you in such a position. The latest improvements in DSM7 were unexpected for everyone. And it makes us feel very sad that we can't provide you with our best service as usual. Our team was doing everything to accelerate the process. However, at this point, there is nothing we can do. I understand your disappointment, and I apologize for all the inconvenience it has caused you. One of our main values is customers satisfaction. That's why this situation is frustrating. If only it depended on us! At the moment I can only offer you the following options: 1. You can temporarily install NAKIVO Backup & Replication on some other host and use the NAS-based repository as a CIFS/NFS share. When DSM7 is officially supported, then it will be possible to install NAKIVO on NAS again. 2. Workaround for DSM 7: - Deploying a new NAKIVO installation somewhere else as Virtual Appliance (VA) or installing on a supported VM, Physical or NAS; - Share the repository folder on the Synology NAS with DSM7 as NFS / CIFS (SMB) share; - Add this repository as existing to the new NAKIVO installation; - Restore the configuration of old NAKIVO installation from Self-backup from the original repository. For now, we are working closely with Synology to prepare the release, and we are almost at the final stage. However, we expect that we will need a few more weeks till the final release. Again, I am very sorry for all the convenience!
    2 points
  14. Hi. When is it planned Vmware 7 update 3 support?
    2 points
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  16. Hello again, Any news regarding when the NAKIVO 10.6 will be available in Synology Package center? Another month is passing by and even there is beta for 10.7 but we cant still update even to 10.6 on Synology
    1 point
  17. Hi, I have some questions about: File share backup does not permits to choose Amazon S3 based repositories: is a function that will be implemented in the future ? File share recovery function offers an option to recover to "Custom location (CIFS/NFS)", however the function produces a zip file containing the recovered files; why not having a function that recover files directly into file system like that offered for virtual machines by "Granular recover > Individual files > Recover to the following server" function ? Will the File share backup supports in the future the backup of NTFS alternate streams and/or the file owner/security information ? Best Carlo
    1 point
  18. Hello, I need to deploy Nakivo automatically without user interaction. So I use the API to configure my server. I use a curl request with "action": "RegistrationManagement" to configure my admin user. src : https://helpcenter.nakivo.com/display/AR/Register+User Once created I want to connect with a curl request "action": "AuthenticationManagement". src : https://helpcenter.nakivo.com/display/AR/Login And there, the server sends me a username or password error. If I don't validate the password via the web interface, I can't use the Login request. Can someone help me? Thanks
    1 point
  19. @Official Moderator will there be an alternative option to drop down select for s3 compatible? so we can key in the s3 compatible object storage address and other information without us having to use only wasabi and AWS as the only option?
    1 point
  20. Speaking about VMware backups, VMware Monitoring from NAKIVO is worth mentioning: https://www.nakivo.com/it-monitoring/vmware-monitoring It actually helps to optimize the performance of environment and resolve the issues that can cause the problems with speed.
    1 point
  21. @Loki RodriguezYes, thank you for the update. You can find the information in my references list. Also, I recommend paying particular attention to the Network Acceleration feature, which is extremely useful in speeding up VM backup and replication jobs.
    1 point
  22. Here is one more advice from me - think about where to write the backups, the degree of redundancy, data retention practices and of course, as official moderator mentioned, backup frequency is the most important point for me.
    1 point
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  24. I have searched for marking recovery point retention as forever using api, but i could not find it in the help document. I have also searched for marking recovery point retention as forever while running the job using rest api. I could not find that too. Kindly guide me how to do it via rest api.
    1 point
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  26. Hi, Is there any news on when Windows server 2022 will be supported for recovery please? Thanks Phil
    1 point
  27. I am running a Hyper-V VM backup to a USB HDD drive for testing on a cleanly formatted disk. After running 1 backup of 3 VM's (about 100GB) Windows is reporting that the drive is 97% fragmented. Is this normal/expected? Should we be defragging often? USB HDD Repository is set at Best compression with store as separate files disabled. Thanks!
    1 point
  28. I would - except that the Nakivo will not start with the message that it is incompatible.
    1 point
  29. would it not be possible to use the cli to create a script that remotely initiates a backup job and simply have said script run everytime the notebook is booted up ? this would obviously fail in case the notebook is connected to a different network, but should successfully start the backup of the notebook in case it is connected to the company network
    1 point
  30. Hello, Thanks for the clarification. So when do you anticipate Synology will have the signed package deployed? Is there any hotfix or workaround for this?
    1 point
  31. Hi, I have implemented a workaround. This works for me in the sense that it takes the load of my nas and moves it to my flash storage. Perhaps it will be of help to some one else, perhaps not. Try this at your own risk. I stopped all tenants and the transporter service. I unmounted the existing ext4 filesystem that held all the SaaS repos and remounted it in another location. I upgraded the va's virtual hardware to the current (7.0u2) and then added a new nfs backed 10TB vmdk (sda) and a 100GB flash backed vmdk (nvme0n1). I installed zfsutils-linux in the va and created a zpool on the nfs backed vmdk with metadata stored on the flash backed vmdk and mounted in the place of the original ext4 filesystem. zpool create nkv-saas -o ashift=13 -m /mnt/nkv-saas-repos /dev/sda special /dev/nvme0n1 I then copied all the saas repos to the new filesystem using rsync, and started the transporter service and the tenants. The difference is shown below. BEFORE: (ext4 on nfs backed vmdk): continuous 3K-25K IOPs over nfs Get used space 181.0-GB: 14min. 36sec. 248mls AFTER: (zfs on nfs backed vmdk with metadata on flash backed vmdk): peaks at ~250 nfs IOPs during a backup, little to no load the rest of the time. Get used space 181.9-GB: 1min. 44sec. 278mls I'm using 23% of the 10T vmdk on my NAS and 29% of the 100G vmdk on my directly attached flash array so the amount of flash storage required is trivial. I still think that the way Nakivo tracks used space is naive at best. Walking the filesystem every 30 minutes to add up the space used by what could be hundreds of millions of files ( I'm already up to 21M files ) is a waste of system resources. Even more so considering that the repo is PostgreSQL database and all the files in the repo are managed by Nakivo. A far more efficient approach would be to track the blob sizes in the database and, if needed, measure the sizes of the database and other files. -Mark
    1 point
  32. Hello, Nakivo noob here, I've just started working in a company where we are using Nakivo to backup the vcenter everything is working fine, but I'd like to integrate it with the Active directory and play with it a little bit. I log on as admin which has the Administrator role, (all permissions say full access) but when I go to users and roles --> ad integration its greyed out. It's as if I dont have sufficient permissions to configure the AD, but under users and roles, there are only two users with the same administration role. (picture included) the websites I look at either are out of date or do not mention why that could happen: https://helpcenter.nakivo.com/User-Guide/Content/Settings/General/Users-and-Roles/Users-and-Roles.htm https://de0.nakivo.com/blog/active-directory-integration-setup/ any help on how to proceed would e greatly appreciated Thank you
    1 point
  33. Hello, I am trying to install NAKIVO Free on a Synology NAS which is running DSM 7.0. According to the topic in this forum linked below, on DSM 7.0 installation of NAKIVO Free has to be done using the package manager of DSM. However I cannot find any way how to install the free version, since this package only installs the 14 Day Trial Version, and the Package for the free version which I downloaded from NAKIVO isn't installable due to this incompatibility/signing issue. Could you please advise me on how to get the free version running directly on the NAS without any workarounds like installing it in a VM and using the NAS only as repository? Thank you in advance!
    1 point
  34. Any update on this? Looks like the current Nakivo package for Synology (10.5.1) is not compatible with DSM 7 (7.0.4)
    1 point
  35. Updating this thread for information. NAKIVO Support have kindly provided me with a 10.2 version of the Synology Director. I upgraded the Director over the weekend successfully, but still have other Transporters and offsite copy jobs to check.
    1 point
  36. Hey everyone! Can I use OneDrive as an offsite backup destination?
    1 point
  37. Hi, @mark007! There are various ways to do that. If you're an end-user, the best solution for you is to use the Outlook web interface. To configure forwarding, follow these steps: In a web browser, open https://outlook.office.com Tap on the Settings (gear) icon to open Office 365 email settings. At the bottom of the Settings menu, select View all Outlook settings. Click on Mail > Forwarding. Check the Enable forwarding checkbox. Enter your destination email address to forward your emails to. Note: It is recommended to check the Keep a copy of forwarded messages checkbox. This way, your emails will be saved in your current mailbox. So, if something goes wrong and the destination email address doesn't receive your messages, you won't lose your emails. Click Save. If you want to use other options (using email client, Office 365 admin center, etc.) for moving your Microsoft Office 365 emails, check this blog post https://www.nakivo.com/blog/how-to-move-office-365-emails-to-other-email-accounts/
    1 point
  38. Hi! @eric_76 @mark007, I wouldn't recommend using snapshots as a backup method for your AWS EC2 instances as it has several limitations, such as: High security risks. If your cloud credentials leak, everything including EC2 instances, volumes and snapshots can be deleted within seconds, resulting in complete data loss and no way to recover it. Very basic retention policy for storing data. You can either keep a long chain of snapshots and overpay for storage or keep a short chain of snapshots and hope the older data won’t be needed. Another option is to spend time on manual snapshot administration. All of the choices aren't efficient. You can't perform granular recovery. EBS volume snapshots are exactly what they sound like: just snapshots. All you can do with a snapshot is restore it to an EBS volume. This means that you cannot perform any kind of granular recovery from the snapshots. AWS snapshots are only crash-consistent. A crash-consistent state is good for file servers, but not for applications and databases, which store portions of data in memory and have incomplete I/O operations at the time a snapshot is made. AWS snapshots store all data without using any data reduction techniques. Therefore, you spend much more money on your storage. For security reasons and budget savings (up to 4x times), I recommend you use a third-party solution. You can check NAKIVO's offer for your Amazon EC2 backup https://www.nakivo.com/aws-ec2-instance-backup/ Let me know if you have more questions.
    1 point
  39. Hi. Before I update to DSM 7.0.1-42218 Update 2 I was wondering if it will cause issues with Nakivo 10.4.0 (build 56979 from 30 Jul 2021). Do I need to update Nakivo first?
    1 point
  40. Now Defender is pretty good. From what I've heard, it has improved a lot lately. But we are still using additional ransomware protection software.
    1 point
  41. Hi, @Martijn! The feature request is created. However, there is no ETA for it yet. I will inform you when our team implements it. Thank you for your patience!
    1 point
  42. Thanks. This does raise some general concerns: i) Will Nakivo have to go through this approval process every time there is an update to the software? Unless Synology streamlines its approval process, at the current rate this would mean that the Synology version is about three months behind the released version. This may not be an issue with feature release upgrade (others may have different views) but could be problematic with bug fix or security updates; particularly given that vCenter updates quit typically break things requiring an updated Nakivo. ii) When I've had to approach Nakivo support, I've found them extremely responsive. Part of the trouble-shooting process often involves installing pre-release, beta or bespoke builds of the software. I can't see how this would work if there isn't a means for Synology to use external installers. I hope these issues can be resolved soon - to be honest, this is questioning my decision to go with Synology rather than Nakivo. When I need to update\replace my NAS, I'll certainly be looking at what other options there are. Matthew
    1 point
  43. @Martijnand @Jason! Thank you for your suggestion. I've escalated your request to the management, and it is being considered. As soon as I have any information, I will let you know!
    1 point
  44. Today we tested 10.5 beta version and still having "The VM cannot be processed. cannot find field: vmOpNotificationToAppEnabled (NoSuchFieldException)" issue, no backup at all.
    1 point
  45. Hi, I have two questions that are easily answered with any backup software but I cannot find how to do it with Nakivo: 1. How to backup a remote file share: \\myserver\abc. Every bit of documentation and thread refers on how to put e repository on a SMB share, but I need to backup the content of that share. I cannot install anything on the host of that share, jut need to grab the files using user/password as any backup software does. I have a transporter in the same network as the share. 1.1 If that share is instead on a NAS like Synology where you can actually install the Transporter, how do you use it to backup that share that is local to the transporter? I know those are dumb and easy questions, but seems impossible to do with Nakivo... Thanks
    1 point
  46. Cool Idea! Why temporary? I like docker and to be independent of OS restrictions. Thank you. I'll give it a try
    1 point
  47. Hello to all of you I've managed to install Nakivo 10 in docker on DSM 7 with the use of the existing repository. Tested recovery and backup and it's working fine. It could be a temporary solution. RJ
    1 point
  48. You may refer to the following NAKIVO article regarding this matter https://helpcenter.nakivo.com/display/NH/File+Recovery
    1 point
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