Backup and Recovery for Hyper-V and VMware

Backup and restore all virtual machines in your Hyper-V and VMware environments.

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Secure All Virtual Machines with a Single Solution

No matter how many virtual machines are running on your Hyper-V or VMware host, NovaBACKUP makes virtual server backup easy.

Back up your business-critical virtual machines to local or cloud-based backup storage of your choice. This gives you complete protection and allows you to recover your data quickly and easily in the event of loss.


Why use NovaBACKUP to back up virtual machines?

Back up all your VMs

Fast, cost-effective, all-in-one virtual server backup and recovery solution with multi-hypervisor support for Hyper-V and VMware.

Quick and easy recovery

One-step recovery to make a virtual machine available on the same host or in a different location, and granular recovery to quickly retrieve individual files.

Unmatched support

With NovaBACKUP, you have a team of backup experts at your side to ensure that your data is backed up at all times.

Features & Benefits

Protect Your Virtual Environments Across Both Hyper-V and VMware

Add a Second Layer of Protection with Cloud Backup

NovaBACKUP Cloud, our secure cloud storage, provides customers with an offsite destination for data redundancy, creating an additional layer of security for physical and virtual machine backups - giving you Hyper-V cloud backup and VMware cloud backup in a single solution.

Protect your data from accidental deletion, hardware failures, computer theft, natural disasters, and ransomware. With the increasing number of cyber attacks, it is essential to proactively secure your corporate data across multiple locations. When you back up your virtual machines with NovaBACKUP Cloud, you create a strong line of defense and avoid the nightmare of having to pay a ransom to access your own important data.


SQL and Exchange Backup is Already Included

With the NovaBACKUP Server Agent, you can back up not only your virtual machines running Hyper-V and VMware, but also any physical Windows server or virtual machine running Microsoft SQL or Exchange. This allows you to protect your databases at no extra cost or the need to install separate plug-ins.

Backup to local and cloud backup storage for virtual machines, Windows PCs and servers, and applications is always included in the NovaBACKUP Server Agent.

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VM Backup Questions and Answers

Can I back up virtual machines with NovaBACKUP?

Yes. The NovaBACKUP Server Agent has a dedicated Virtual Dashboard for backing up your virtual machines (Hyper-V and VMware) in a variety of formats. The backup targets can be local, on networks, or even on removable media.

What types of virtual machines can be backed up with NovaBACKUP?

With NovaBACKUP Server Agent, you can back up both Hyper-V and VMware virtual machines. NovaBACKUP requires a licensed edition of VMware.  

Does NovaBACKUP work with the free VMware ESXi host?

Not at the moment. The free edition of VMware is not supported by NovaBACKUP. 

As a Managed Service Provider, can I secure virtual machines for my customers?

Yes, NovaBACKUP's Managed Backup solution allows you to offer backups as a service, leveraging a variety of backup formats and features, including virtual machine backup.

Do I need to shut down the virtual machine to back it up?

No. Shutting down the virtual machine is not required for a backup. 

Can I use features such as differential and incremental backups with virtual machines?

Yes. NovaBACKUP can back up virtual machines in a variety of formats and backup forms, including incremental and differential backups. 

Do I need to install an agent on the virtual machine to secure it?

This is not required for a snapshot backup of a virtual machine. However, in some cases, it is desirable to install NovaBACKUP directly in the VM for additional functionality.

Can I restore a single file or folder from a backup of a virtual machine?

Yes. You can restore a single file or folder from a virtual machine from the virtual dashboard. 

Can I back up virtual machines in VHDx file format?

Yes. Virtual machines can be backed up via the Virtual Dashboard in VHDx file format and later booted as a live virtual machine from your hypervisor. 

Do you support physical-to-virtual (P2V) recovery?

Yes.  NovaBACKUP allows you to back up a physical machine as an image backup in VHDx format to use it as a virtual machine.

Can I back up databases or other software running in the virtual machine?

Yes. To protect Microsoft SQL or Exchange databases (or other software) running in a virtual machine, you can install the NovaBACKUP agent directly on the virtual machine to access these additional features. 

Can I use NovaBACKUP Central Management for virtual machine backups?

Yes. The optional NovaBACKUP Central Management is optional but designed specifically for this application, allowing you to manage, control, and monitor backups of virtual machines, as well as view the backup logs. 

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Customer Feedback

Read what our customers say about us.

"With NovaBACKUP, the price-performance ratio and the service for data backup are right. With NovaBACKUP, we have found a very good overall solution that also secures virtual environments and allows us to centrally manage the backups at different locations of our customers."
Georg Gehring 
"I'm using NovaBACKUP Server Agent on our server and I'm very impressed. I've tried every backup software available on the market, but NovaBACKUP is by far the best."
Gereon Schubert
"I am using NovaBACKUP 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.

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