Walk Through of NAKIVO Hyper-V Backup – Installation

Walk Through of NAKIVO Hyper-V Backup – Installation. I have a Hyper-V server 2016 with SCCM, AD servers, and Windows 10 virtual machines. In this post, I will share my experience of installing the NAKIVO Hyper-V backup solution. NAKIVO Backup & Replication supports Microsoft Hyper-V 2016, 2012(R2), and 2012 hypervisors. The installation was straightforward, and it did take less than 5 minutes for me.

Download NAKIVO backup and replication solution from here

NAKIVO Backup & Replication provides integration with Microsoft Active Directory. You can easily map Active Directory groups to NAKIVO Backup & Replication user roles. I am planning to cover the BACKUP and RESTORE guide in future blog posts. IE is missing from the recommended browsers list of NAKIVO. I don’t know what the exact reason for the same is. In this post, I will cover the following:-

Prerequisites for NAKIVO Microsoft Hyper-V backup
How to Install NAKIVO Backup and Replication Solution
What is a Transporter?
NAKIVO troubleshooting Logs
How to Perform NAKIVO Configurations
How to Create a New Backup Repository for NAKIVO Hyper-V
Video Tutorial of NAKIVO Backup & Replication Installation

Prerequisites for NAKIVO Microsoft Hyper-V backup

Full administrative permissions are required
Default administrative shares must be enabled on Hyper-V hosts
The "File server" role must be enabled on Hyper-V hosts
The SMB v1 protocol should be enabled on Hyper-V hosts

NAKIVO Backup & Replication can be installed on the following operating systems.

 Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard (x64)
 Windows Server 2012 Standard (x64)
 Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard (x64)
 Windows 10 Professional (x64)
 Windows 8 Professional (x64)
 Windows 7 Professional (x64)

NAKIVO Backup & Replication can be accessed from the following Web browsers:

Google Chrome v26 or later
Mozilla Firefox v21 or later

How to Install NAKIVO Backup and Replication Solution

NAKIVO can be installed on Windows, Linux, and NAS. To install NAKIVO Backup & Replication on the Windows platform, run the NAKIVO Backup & Replication installer and click Install. This is explained in the video tutorial here.

NAKIVO has three main components, and those are Director, Transporter, and Backup Repository. When you select FULL Installation then, all three components will get automatically installed. Following are the configuration that I chose for installation.

Installation Type:        Full solution
Create Repository:        E:\Program Files
Installation Path:        C:\Program Files\NAKIVO Backup & Replication
Director Web UI port:     4443
Transporter Port:         9446
NAKIVO - NAKIVO Hyper-V Backup
NAKIVO – NAKIVO Hyper-V Backup

What is a NAKIVO Transporter?

A Transporter is a service that runs actual backup, replication, and recovery tasks. These components are also responsible for the management of backup repositories. Do I Need a Transporter? One transporter called the “Onboard transporter” is already included in your installation. If you run a large environment or have multiple sites, you may need additional transporters.

NAKIVO Logs Location for Troubleshooting

C:\Program Files\NAKIVO Backup & Replication\logs\0

How to Perform NAKIVO Configurations

Following are the configuration steps General, Inventory, Transporters, Repositories, Events, and Licensing. Inventory and backup repository configurations are the most important settings from my perspective. Inventory is the place where you add the hypervisor connectivity details and inventory of that infrastructure.

Nakivo Hyper-V Backup
NAKIVO Backup – NAKIVO Hyper-V Backup

I tested the NAKIVO inventory option with Adding Hyper-V Servers to connect my SCCM Hyper-V lab infrastructure with NAKIVO. 

Display Name: Type: select whether you want to add a standalone Hyper-V server
Hostname or IP: Specify the hostname or IP address of the Hyper-V server
Username and Password: Specify credentials of the Hyper-V server that you want to add to the inventory.
The credentials you specify should have full administrative privileges to the Hyper-V server
WS MAN port: 5986 - Specify the port number for WS MAN

How to Create a New Backup Repository for NAKIVO Hyper-V

To create a new Backup Repository, follow the steps below:-

  1. Click Configuration in the upper right corner of the product.
  2. Go to the Repositories tab and click Add Backup Repository
  3. Click Create new backup repository
  4. Fill out the fields as described below:
    Name, The target (Assigned transporter), Type (Forever incremental, Incremental with full backups), Location (Local folder on assigned transporter) etc…
  5. To specify advanced options, click More options and perform the following options Storage Savings & Encryption

Video Tutorial of NAKIVO Backup & Replication Installation

Watch this video on YouTube.



Anoop is Microsoft MVP! He is a Solution Architect on enterprise client management with more than 20 years of experience (calculation done in 2021) in IT. He is Blogger, Speaker, and Local User Group HTMD Community leader. His main focus is on Device Management technologies like SCCM 2012, Current Branch, Intune. He writes about technologies like ConfigMgr, Windows 11, Windows 10, Azure AD, Microsoft Intune, Windows 365, AVD, etc.…

1 thought on “Walk Through of NAKIVO Hyper-V Backup – Installation”

  1. Hi Mr. Anoop
    Thank for your explanation
    I have already hyper-v windows 2012 r2 core server hostes with 5 guistes VM and DR replica but the replica DR work smooth with ziro error but when i want to try to run the replica VM it works ok but it shows the network is unidentifained so i think i will use nakivo backup this would solf my peoblem if yes how much dose nakivo backup cost and what i need


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