VM Backup for Hyper-V and VMware Environments

Back up virtual machines with granular level restore for your entire Hyper-V and VMware environments, as well as your physical and application servers.


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Backup and Restore Virtual Machines

NovaBACKUP Business Essentials is a fast, affordable, all-inclusive physical and virtual backup and restore solution that offers multi-hypervisor support for Hyper-V and VMware.

Hyper-V Backup

Hyper-V Backup

Installed on the Hyper-V host, NovaBACKUP Business Essentials offers complete backup and recovery protection of your Microsoft Hyper-V virtual machines. Leveraging Microsoft VSS, you can back up live VMs directly to VHDX and spin up a new VMs in minutes - all with zero downtime.

Protect all of your virtual host Hyper-V machines on your Server with unlimited virtual machines - and no add-on costs for each additional virtual host.

VMware Backup

VMware Backup

Complete VMware vSphere data protection for vCenter managed and standalone ESXi workloads. Backup and restore any VMware virtual machine (with vStorage API enabled), in minutes. Run full, incremental or differential backups of your virtual machines.

Protect all of your virtual host VMware vSphere machines with unlimited virtual machines - and no add-on costs for each additional virtual host.

VM Backup for Hyper-V and VMware Environments

NovaBACKUP Business Essentials is Reliable, Secure, and Flexible Backup and Recovery for Your Physical and Virtual Machines

Hyper-V Backup

Agentless Hyper-V VM Backups
Agentless Host and Cluster Level Backup for Hyper-V VMs

Reduce your backup window with agentless VM backups of Microsoft Hyper-V hosts and guest systems. Protect all of your virtual host Hyper-V machines with unlimited virtual machines - and no add-on costs for each additional virtual host. Backup your entire Hyper-V VM or perform incremental backups.

Hyper-V VM Migration
Perform VM Live-Migration or Convert to Hyper-V VM

Quickly and easily perform a VM live-migration to move an entire virtual machine to a new physical machine. Or conversely, spin up a new Hyper-V virtual machine using a backup of a physical or a virtual machine. 

Live VM Backups
Hyper-V Backups with Zero Downtime

Leveraging Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS), allows you to perform a live backup of your Hyper-V virtual machine with zero downtime. The VM can remain online while an application-consistent snapshot is taken of your Hyper-V virtual machine to capture a point-in-time, with full data integrity.

Application-Aware VM Backups
Hyper-V Backups Protect Applications and Databases Running on VM 

By utilizing VSS, you can run application-aware, Hyper-V VM level backup on Hyper-V VMs to protect Microsoft Exchange and SQL Server databases and applications to ensure that your data is consistent.

VMware Backup

Application-Consistent Image-Based Backups 
Image-Based VMware Backups of Running VSS Aware Applications

Create application-consistent, image-level backups on vSphere virtual machines by leveraging VMware snapshot capabilities. Protect your VSS-aware applications and databases without shutting them down and easily roll-back to an earlier point-in-time VMware VM backup with its configuration, OS, applications, associated data, and system state intact.

VMware Backups with Zero Downtime
Perform live VMware backups with no server downtime

Backup live VMware VMs on-the-fly with no server downtime by leveraging Microsoft VSS service. Remain online, without interruption while capturing a VMware VM level backup of your VMware VM, with full data integrity.

Incremental Backups
Faster, Smaller Backups of VMware

Complete VMware vSphere data protection for vCenter managed and standalone ESXi workloads. Backup any VMware virtual machine (with vStorage API enabled), in minutes. Run full VM backup jobs and incremental or differential backup by enabling Change Block Tracking (CBT) to identify changed date blocks on your virtual machines.

VMware VM Migration Support
Cross-Hypervisor and Virtual to Physical (and Vise-Versa) Migration Support

The migration from physical to virtual (P2V) servers allows IT Admins with the opportunity to consolidate, allowing for a reduction in hardware resources as servers become better utilized. With Virtual to Physical (V2P), you can migrate to new hardware with ease. Changing hypervisors? With Cross-Hypervisor support (V2V) you can spin up a new virtual machine in minutes. 

Hyper-V VM Recovery

One Step Restore of Hyper-V VM
Restore a Hyper-V VM quickly and easily

One-step restore of Hyper-V virtual machine in a single pass to restore a VM to the same host or to an alternate location. Restore to a point-in-time or to the most recent backup. Plus, with the option to backup direct to VHDX, you can quickly restore a physical machine to a virtual machine in a Hyper-V environment in just minutes.

Granular Recovery of Hyper-V Files
Restore individual files and folders on a Hyper-V VM with a few clicks

With granular recovery, you can quickly retrieve individual files, emails or folders from a Hyper-V snapshot, using our Virtual Dashboard, without the need to mount or restore the entire VM - all with just a few clicks. You can restore files to the same host or to an alternate location. 

VMware VM Recovery

Roll-Backup to Earlier VMware Backup
Use Version History of VMware VM Backups for Restore

With synthetic one-step VM restore, your VMware vSphere virtual machine can be restored in a single pass - regardless of the number of previous backups.  Configure version history to easily roll-back to an earlier VMware VM backup and restore time-critical systems to the same or dissimilar hardware.

Single File Restore for VMware VM
Single file restore on VMware VM with a few clicks

Restore a single file, folder, email or mailbox from any protected VMware virtual machine for incredibly fast recovery. Restore the latest backup or to a point-in-time to the same host or a different VMware host.



Supported Virtual Platforms for Hypervisors

Windows Hyper-V Platforms
Supported Windows Hyper-V Server Platforms

  • Windows Server 2019
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2012

Windows VMware Platforms
Supported VMware vSphere and ESX(i) Platforms

  • VMware vSphere 6.x (w/vStorage API)
  • VMware vSphere 5.x (w/vStorage API)
  • VMware ESX(i) 6.x (w/vStorage API)
  • VMware ESX(i) 5.x (w/vStorage API)

Best Practices for Backing up Virtual Environments

Virtualization represents one of the most important growth technologies in the IT sector. This whitepaper provides an overview of the principles, best practices and daily challenges of protecting virtual systems.
Cloud VM Backup

Add a Second Layer of Protection with Cloud VM Backup

Our cloud storage offers you a secure offsite destination for data redundancy, giving you an extra layer of protection for your physical and virtual machine backups.

Protect your data from accidental file deletion, hardware crashes, computer theft, natural disasters and ransomware. With cyberattacks on the rise, its critical to secure your business data proactively with multiple layers of protection, so you never have to face the possibility paying a ransom to access your business data. Securing your VM backups using NovaBACKUP’s cloud backup service is your best defense.

Business Essentials

Secure Physical & VM Server Backup with Support for SQL and Exchange

NovaBACKUP Business Essentials protect your physical and virtual Windows Servers with SQL and Exchange in a single, all-inclusive backup and recovery solution with granular restore.

Our local and cloud backup software for Hyper-V and VMware safeguards ALL your data (not just your virtual machines).

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VM Backup FAQs

Our team of backup experts compiled a list of the top virtual machine backup questions asked about our solutions.

"I am using NovaBACKUP Business Essentials on our server, and I am very impressed.  I have used every backup software out there, and this is by far the best."

Allen Haynie 
IT Manager, Allied Equipment Inc.

“NovaBACKUP not only backed up EVERYTHING, but it did it EFFICIENTLY with a ZERO FAILURE RATE and it was faster than your competitors.”

Barry McKenna
President, McKenna Service Company

"We had an unexpected drive failure on our primary email server. NovaBACKUP Business Essentials saved the day! We replaced, the damaged drive and began the recovery process. Restoring the mailboxes were absurdly easy.  We restored the database and the individual mailboxes that had be damaged or completely lost and were back up and running the same day."

Matthew Cannarsa
President, TM Tech Solutions, Inc.