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  1. Hi, @ozarktech! NAKIVO waits for Synology approval to be included in the list of supported software: https://kb.synology.com/en-uk/DSM/tutorial/supported_third_party_packages_beta Synology will mark it as support when they add the support of NAKIVO Backup & Replication to DSM 7.
  2. Hi, @Jlopez! It is expected behavior. We just released the quick fix for the backup and replication, which is available on 10.4. However, the new feature introduced by VMware (new hardware support, etc.) is not supported. The full v7.0U3 will be implemented in v10.5, which we expect at the end of October. Let me know if you need any other assistance.
  3. Hi, @Agustín Luis Estévez! Here is the .spk installer for Synology x86: https://maglar.box.com/shared/static/ukcubab15dlqyzgxscq3jnwnhsli5wdx.spk If you need any further information, don't hesitate to contact me
  4. @sanches.romero, Yes, you're right. During the free trial, you get all the features of the most advanced editions (vSphere Enterprise Plus and vCenter Server Standard). The trial license has a duration of 60 days. Note: you can use these 60 days when needed. Let's say you start using vCenter in the trial version for 30 days, and only after the evaluation month you buy the license. It means you will have 30 days remaining to go from the licensed to the evaluation mode. You can switch back to the evaluation mode any time you want. At the same time, if your trial period expires and you have no license assigned, all the hosts will be disconnected from the vCenter. If you buy a license afterward, the ESXi hosts you added before will be reconnected automatically. There is a comprehensive guide on the VMware licensing options, in case you are confused. https://www.nakivo.com/blog/vmware-vcenter-server-licensing-options/Official
  5. Hi, @sanches.romero! The free version works on a standalone ESXi host. However, there are a lot of limitations you should consider: 1. There isn't any official support. If you have any troubles, you can consult with the VMware community. However, there is no guarantee someone will solve your problem. 2. If you have a VM with more than eight virtual processors, the VM will most likely fail as the maximum of the vCPU for each VM is eight. 3. One of the most significant disadvantages is that you can't add the free ESXi host to vCenter. That's why you won't be able to migrate machines or use clustering features. 4. There is no vStorage API available. vStorage Application Program Interface (API) is a data protection framework for centralized backup of VMs on a host level. It makes VM backup efficient, offloading CPU, storage and network. Check more information about the free version of VMware ESXi in the NAKIVO blog https://www.nakivo.com/blog/free-vmware-esxi-restrictions-limitations/
  6. Hi, @Lu.taiand @orlando! You can do the import without any third-party solutions with the Microsoft native tools alone. Most likely, you will find all the PST files here C:\Users\user-name\Documents\Outlook Files (depending on the OS and Outlook versions). The general procedure of the import goes as follows: 1. Start by setting permissions. Your Microsoft 365 account needs proper permissions for the PST files import. For this, the user account has to have the Mailbox Import Export role assigned. You can check and update the permissions in the Exchange admin center. 2. Then goes the import. The first stage of it would be uploading files to the Azure cloud storage. 3. Verification. Before migrating PST files to Microsoft 365, check if they were successfully uploaded to Azure storage. 4. After you're done with verification, create the PST mapping file. It will specify to which Microsoft 365 accounts PST files have to be imported. Note: The mapping files will be saved in a CSV format. 5. The final stage is creating an import job Of the PST files. The procedure requires some time and knowledge, but you can quickly go through it by yourself with this detailed guide https://www.nakivo.com/blog/migrating-pst-files-to-office-365/ You will find all of the needed screenshots that significantly facilitate the import. Let me know if you have any questions.
  7. Hi, @rico.tiko! What is probably causing an error is precisely the fact that you have Hyper-V installed. In your case, VirtualBox is a Type 2 hypervisor, while Hyper-V is a type 1. The main difference is that a type 2 hypervisor is deployed on the OS which is running on your hardware. At the same time, a Type 1 hypervisor is deployed directly on the hardware. And this is where the problem occurs. All of the hypervisors need processor virtualization extensions. It is a set of instructions set for the hardware virtualization (AMD-V. or Intel VT-x). Hyper-V takes complete control of the extensions, making them not available for the VirtualBox because only one software component is able to use Intel VT-x or AMD-V at the same time. Now let's see how to make them work together. You have several methods to deal with the incompatibility issues: 1. You can uninstall Hyper-V in the GUI. 2. Alternatively, you could utilize PowerShell to disable the Hyper-V feature. 3. There is one more method using PowerShell. You can uninstall the Hyper-V role with dism.exe 4. Another way to disable Hyper-V is by using BCDedit. 5. You can disable Device Guard and Credential Guard. Note: VirtualBox can function with Hyper-V, Device and Credential Guard, only from VirtualBox 6.0. Check the detailed guide on how to work with every method in this blog post https://www.nakivo.com/blog/virtualization-applications-with-hyper-v-device-guard-and-credential-guard/
  8. Hi, @heyho! One of the most typical reasons for poor VM performance is insufficient hardware resources. It would be best if you avoided the memory and CPU overcommitment. What should you have in the account? 1. CPU resources. Suppose your VM lags: consider using more CPU cores or adding virtual processors. In case your processor is old, think of upgrading the hardware of a host machine. 2. RAM for the VM. Ensure setting a sufficient amount of RAM for your VM. If there isn't enough memory, the guest OS will have to actively rely on swap files, leading to slow performance. However, assigning too much memory to a VM isn't the best idea because you should leave some RAM for the host. 3. RAM for the host machine. Assigning excessive memory to a VM usually means a lack of RAM for the host OS. In this case, the host OS will use swap files intensively, which leads to the degradation of the performance. How to find the right amount of memory? For this, you should check system requirements for the OS and applications. However, you can rely on the perfect ratio. For instance, your host machine has 8 GB of memory while running Windows 10 or ESXi 7.0 with VMware Workstation (Windows Server 2019 VM). If you set 4 GB of RAM for a VM, 4 GB is left for your host OS. It is more than enough for decent functioning. Note: This example doesn't include additional applications that might consume significant resources. In this case, the ratio is 1:2 (meaning 4 GB to 8 GB). What we get is 1/2-1= -0.5. -0.5 is the current MEM overcommit average value. Remember to keep the balance, because if you provide 2 GB of RAM for the same VM, VM performance will be poor. On the other hand, if you set 6 GB of RAM for the VM, the host machine won't get enough memory. As a result, both physical and virtual machines will degrade. You also have to take into account the heavy applications you run on VMs (e.g., databases). You might adjust VM configuration and add additional memory and CPU resources. If you require more information on performance problems, check our blog post https://www.nakivo.com/blog/a-full-overview-of-vmware-virtual-machine-performance-problems/ and don't hesitate to contact me, in case you have any questions.
  9. Hi, @Pavels Ruhmans! We are talking about slightly different concepts here. This is a raw speed of uncompressed data transferred. That's why the calculations don't coincide. So, you should pay attention to the speed stated in the report. If you have any other doubts, let me know:)
  10. Hi, @MYG63! NAKIVO build for the Synology DSM 7 is not approved by Synology yet. So, it is unsupported now. However, you can try this workaround: - Deploy 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. If you have additional questions, don't hesitate to contact me.
  11. Hi, @hmmblah! Please create a Support Bundle with a description, and our Support Team will send you an appropriate build. Here is how to create and send a Bundle https://helpcenter.nakivo.com/User-Guide/Content/Settings/Support-Bundles.htm Let me know if you need any help.
  12. Awesome! Now our support specialist will provide you with the best help for your particular case. If anything, I'm here.
  13. Hi, @Michael Reetz! Please send us a Support Bundle with the main database included. This way, we can investigate your case profoundly. Here is an instruction on how to create and send a Support Bundle https://helpcenter.nakivo.com/User-Guide/Content/Settings/Support-Bundles.htm Let me know if you have any additional questions.
  14. Hi, @rimbalza! Unfortunately, backing up network shares is not currently supported. However, this feature is in the NAKIVO backlog. As soon as it's out, we will let you know. Stay tuned!
  15. Hi, @JurajZ! For the x86-based CPU QNAP NAS, please update your NAKIVO instance with the following latest build to resolve the issue: 1. Director + Transporter - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1d_3HB1SulpLzb4hTKuDfo-UvRDgQwLfI/view?usp=sharing 2. Transporter only - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1LPnGno2DcYv3r9VQT5H7RutE3h_T_mXj/view?usp=sharing This article could be helpful when updating NAKIVO on QNAP - https://helpcenter.nakivo.com/User-Guide/Content/Deployment/Updating-NAKIVO-Backup-and-Replication/Updating-on-QNAP-NAS.htm#Updating2 For other architecture, please let me know the exact model and firmware version of your QNAP NAS. If you have additional questions, don't hesitate to contact me!
  16. Hi, @calamonici.a! Please create a Support Bundle for further investigation https://helpcenter.nakivo.com/User-Guide/Content/Settings/Support-Bundles.htm Let me know if you need any help
  17. Hi, @calamonici.a! Could you please clarify if your ESXi host is the free version? If it's right, please contact Nakivo support by creating a Support Bundle https://helpcenter.nakivo.com/User-Guide/Content/Settings/Support-Bundles.htm Our experts will create a ticket for you and continue investigating it. Let me know if you have additional questions!
  18. Hi, @MLO! You can use this link for Windows-based installation https://maglar.box.com/s/l34lsb0uuv1nc2cg1imzos8hg5depg5p
  19. No problem Please use this reference to update Windows-based installation https://maglar.box.com/s/l34lsb0uuv1nc2cg1imzos8hg5depg5p If you have any additional questions, let me know.
  20. @bhotrock, I'm glad to hear that! You are very much welcome
  21. Hi, @SRA_Admin! Of course, to apply the above-mentioned quick fix, please do the following: - Update NBR with this build that supports the VMware 7.0.3 (https://maglar.box.com/shared/static/1c8x9ekhe10wtaj1mavfndlny5k793fw.sh) - Re-run the job, and let me know the result. Note: If NBR Director runs on a different, not Linux-based platform, just let me know about it to send you the appropriate package.
  22. Hi, @kamal! For particular cases, please send support bundles, including the databases, to our support team for further investigation. Follow these instructions https://helpcenter.nakivo.com/display/NH/Support+Bundles If I can help you with anything else, feel free to contact me!
  23. Hi, @Gavino! We just released the quick fix for the backup and replication. However, the new feature introduced by VMware (new hardware support, etc.) is not supported. The full v7.0U3 will be implemented in v10.5, which we expect at the end of October. Let me know if you have any additional questions.
  24. Hello, @DaniAvni! Due to the agentless architecture using for the VMware backups mentioned in this request, NAKIVO using VMware CBT as a priority change tracking source. In some cases, VMware CBT can provide incorrect data, or for as some described in this case, the issue caused by massive disk fragmentation of the backup data can be more significant than expected. This behavior is expected for the change tracking based on the changed blocks. The backup size, in this case, is not related to the repository block size (4Mb) and does not impact the transferred data. NAKIVO is not affecting disk fragmentation inside the VM and getting the data "as is." In case if the VMware CBT provides incorrect data can be used "NAKIVO Proprietary CBT" or "Double-check changed blocks provided by CBT." Proprietary change tracking is based on data block change tracking, so if many blocks are changed, it can impact the final backup size. Currently, the simplest way to reduce the backup size is to reduce the amount of the changed blocks. Nevertheless, our Development team is working on improving the change tracking to provide you the best solution. Should you need any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.
  25. @Jason, According to the latest Synology improvements in DSM7, all installation packages should comply with more strict security requirements than previously. For now, we are working closely with Synology Team to prepare the release, and we are almost on the final stage. However, we expect that we will need a few more weeks to complete it. When DSM7 is officially supported, then it will be possible to install NAKIVO on NAS again. Additionally, you could use the following 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 the old NAKIVO installation from Self-backup from the original repository. We sincerely apologize for this temporary inconvenience, yet we hope for your understanding and cooperation.
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