Nakivo Backup & Replication 6.x – Instant File Recovery – Requirements & Limitations

We have reviewed “File Recovery” (Instant File Recovery) feature on the previous post.

You should consider that any feature needs some requirement to work and also has some limitations.

You know that Nakivo Backup & Replication Transporter can be installed on Windows and Linux, so there is some limitation about file recovery when you are using transporter on Windows or Linux.

If transporter is installed on Windows, you be able to recover files from NTFS and FAT32 partitions.


If a Transporter is installed on Linux:

  1. NTFS
  2. FAT32
  3. EXT3
  4. EXT4
  5. XFS

File recovery from Windows dynamic disks and Linux LVM volumes is available only in case the Transporter assigned to the Backup Repository is installed on a Linux OS.

File recovery is not supported for independent, encrypted, and RAID disks.

File recovery from LVM volumes is not available if the Transporter that is assigned to a backup repository is installed on a NAS (such as Synology, QNAP, or Western Digital). 

File recovery from systems that use Windows-only features, such as Windows Data Deduplication or DFS, is available only in case the Transporter assigned to a backup repository is installed on Windows machine with such features enabled.


Please review these limitations and requirements before planning for backup and recovery.

Davoud Teimouri

Davoud Teimouri is as a professional blogger, vExpert 2015/2016/2017/2018/2019, VCA, MCITP. This blog is started with simple posts and now, it has large following readers.

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