2019-03-07T13:57:00Z

What needs improvement with Nakivo?


Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Nakivo.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

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Top 5Real User

Integrations maybe helpful for NAKIVO. I think end-to-end backup and user backup will be useful to have. The price could be reduced as well. I also think that AD integration should be more available.

2021-04-16T13:22:02Z
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Top 5Reseller

It'll help if they offered some automation and more usability for partners.

2021-04-13T17:02:01Z
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Top 10Real User

My first thought was maybe the GUI could be improved, although it works.

2021-03-02T21:33:00Z
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Top 20Real User

Automatic updates do not work, and every update has to be done manually. I've upgraded twice, from 10.0 to 10.0.1 and then to 10.1.1. A mobile app for administration would be appreciated. The user interface could use a bit of refreshing; however, on the other hand, it runs very smoothly, so if that would change I can live with the user interface looking a bit dated. I would like to see some more detailed data regarding backups. For example, a pie chart representing the various virtual machines or other backups and how much space they need would be helpful to have.

2021-02-22T15:18:00Z
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Top 5Real User

There are some errors that we need support to correct. We would like the bugs and glitches to be fixed.

2021-02-19T07:07:00Z
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Top 5Real User

I would love to see BackBlaze B2 implementation in the future, as that would be our preferred cloud destination, but Amazon and Wasabi are both very great choices in the meantime. Other cloud initiatives would give this product a distinct advantage over other products. Other than that, I don't see any other areas that I can see for improvement. The product has several different tiers, all of which are easy to understand. The product works just as well as advertised, and is easy to implement into an organization.

2021-02-12T16:34:00Z
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Top 20Reseller

From our experience, the main factor that could be improved is adding more cloud services that are supported as a backup repository. Many customers have active subscriptions with services like Dropbox or Google Drive and have asked us to use those as the backup repository. For now, those services aren't supported. Another minor thing that could be added is the capability to granularly recover objects for more types of databases, including some open-source ones like MySQL or PostgreSQL. This could be useful in some full Linux environments, avoiding having to recover the whole virtual machine.

2021-02-11T17:20:00Z
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Top 20Real User

At the moment I am pleased with what Nakivo does but I would like more reporting functions and if possible, integration with my RMM system.

2021-02-03T12:09:00Z
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Top 10MSP

I would think that as it's used in larger environments that might be more than one server, and you're going to need a better authentication mechanism. For example, integration into Active Directory or some other form of LDAP would be helpful. I had to manually install SNMP, which wasn't hard, but a step I had to take, to plug this into the monitoring system.

2021-02-02T22:15:00Z
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Top 20Real User

As we are using the product for only three months, I don't have any important improvement points that I can mention here. So far, Nakivo backup works fine and does exactly what we are expecting from it. From an administrator usage perspective, the interface is very intuitive, but maybe the wizard for creating and modifying backup jobs could look a little fancier. I consider this to be only a very small improvement point and it definitely has no impact on the capabilities of the Nakivo backup solution.

2021-02-01T21:51:00Z
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Top 10Real User

There has been a slight tendency to bloat, where each new feature uses slightly more resources. It would be helpful to be able to have a custom footprint so that only the required features are installed.

2021-01-25T13:55:00Z
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Top 20Real User

In the future, it would be nice to have support for Zimbra email, Collabora Office, and the NextCloud content collaboration platform.

2021-01-25T12:03:00Z
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Top 20Real User

Really not sure about this, because everything works great! The only complaint I might have is that restoring Exchange and AD objects seem to require some tweaking. So far it has always worked, but I have had to look up the database, rather than have Nakivo Backup and Restore automatically detect it. This is not a big deal. In the loading of a backup, choosing what to restore seems to be a lengthy process, but it has always worked in my restore tests.

2021-01-19T17:17:00Z
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Top 20Real User

We are satisfied with Nakivo, but if anything could be improved, I think it would be more real-time as opposed to email support availability.

2020-12-23T20:49:00Z
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Top 20Reseller

What must be improved is the response time to technical support requests.

2020-12-17T12:09:00Z
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Top 10Real User

It would be interesting if it were possible to integrate a mobile app to monitor the system in real-time.

2020-12-09T16:34:00Z
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Top 20Real User

While many useful cloud-based improvements and enhancements are added with each release, we would like the ability to do raw metal restores from bootable media. Using an independent bootable media to restore full physical machines would enable physical machines that may be serving as Nakivo Director or Transport machines to be reliably restored to service without undue delay, ensuring that an enterprise's local environment remains intact.

2020-12-04T00:50:00Z
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Top 5Real User

While the solution provides mostly what we need, it would be ideal if there were some additional feature capabilities for the API. I can't really specify which features are missing, as they've done everything that we've asked for so far. Our plate is full of getting what they've done into the marketplace. It's going to take us another two, three months to do that, including engineering work and testing and that type of stuff. I wouldn't be able to answer the question of if there are missing features for at least another three to six months.

2020-11-22T15:44:00Z
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Top 10Real User

I do not know that I see a lot that needs to be improved with Nakivo. It seems maybe that the interface could be a little bit better, but it is what it is. You can always improve on the interface on anything. For me, I just work with the product in a simple way. For instance, I have not even looked into whether you can hook it up with Active Directory which may be helpful if you are going to add different users and give them the capability to back up or do certain other tasks. You might be able to do that already now. I just have not had the need or opportunity to look into it. If it is not there it is the type of thing that might be added.

2020-09-23T06:10:04Z
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Top 20Real User

I would like to have the option of creating a subfolder per job in the backup repository because we had an issue where some files were corrupted and we lost the backup of the majority of the VMs. I would like a clearer log of errors. I enabled the schedule for space reclamation on the repository, but after one day I found that the repository was detached and the GUI didn’t give a status of the scheduled task.

2019-07-26T14:33:00Z
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Real User

We want the backup job to consume fewer resources, as the utilization is very high if we choose the "best compression' option. There was a problem we found regarding the repostory. When we enable the schedule for space reclaimation, once the schedule is trigerred the reclaimation will detach the repository but after 1 week we found that the repository is on detach status so we should detach it manuallu. We didn't know actually the reclaimation is on progress or already finsihed

2019-06-19T02:25:00Z
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Consultant

An improvement would be to include a general data backup solution that is not only for virtual machines. Translate and develop the user interface in other languages like Spanish, Catalan, Basque, etc.

2019-04-17T08:01:00Z
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User

The software is aimed at backing up VM images but it would be nice to have an option to just backup certain files/folders and not the entire disk.

2019-04-16T22:50:00Z
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Real User

I think it is important to work not only in replicating the virtual machines in Amazon AWS but in other cloud systems. I want to have replicas in the cloud at a more competitive cost.

2019-04-16T20:22:00Z
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Real User

An improvement would be to give us more control over the email alerts, with different emails going to different addresses based on a set of rules.

2019-04-15T22:59:00Z
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MSP

I like how it is, and I don't think it needs improvements. In your next release, you might want to include the different types of AWS backups that are included with Nakivo.

2019-04-09T19:22:00Z
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Real User

I think the product should be improved on the integrations — for example, integration with HPE StoreOnce.

2019-03-07T13:57:00Z
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