What is VMware Backup ?
VMware VM backup is a point in time copy of an entire VMware VM that is stored in a special folder, called backup repository:
NAKIVO Backup & Replication provides the ability to create VM backups on demand, on schedule and store backups locally, offsite, as well as in private/public clouds.
What is VMware Replication ?
VMware replication creates and maintains an identical copy of a source VM on a target ESXi host. The copy of the source VM - called a VM replica - is a regular VM that is available in the VMware vSphere. VM replicas remain in the powered off state and do not consume any resources, yet you can simply power them on, in case of a disaster.
NAKIVO Backup & Replication provides the ability to add both individual VMs and all VMs within selected VMware containers (such as resource pools, folders, hosts, clusters, etc.) to a replication job. That is, all your new VMs that are created in or moved to a protected container are automatically added to your replication job. This way all your most critical VMs are always replicated.
With NAKIVO Backup and Replication, you can create up to 30 recovery points for a VM replica. Each recovery point is a regular VM snapshot, so if a source VM has been damaged, you can easily return the VM replica back to a previous good state even without NAKIVO Backup & Replication.
Flexible Recovery Point Retention Policy
With NAKIVO Backup & Replication, you can save up to 30 recovery points for a VM replica. Using Grandfather-Father-Son (GFS) rotation scheme, you can rotate recovery points on a daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly basis.