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Easy to use Hyper-V Backup

Are you looking to back up your Microsoft Hyper-V virtual machines reliably, easily and affordably? Altaro VM Backup is the logical choice for Hyper-V backups. It saves you the hassle of cumbersome installs and configurations, helps you avoid unreliable virtual machine (VM) backups using basic tools and doesn’t break the bank.

Altaro VM Backup offers full support for Microsoft Hyper-V (as well as VMware) and was designed to take away the complexities of backing up Hyper-V. With an intuitive user interface, you can accomplish advanced tasks, making it easy to configure and run backup/restore jobs quickly and reliably.

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Back up Hyper-V VMs easily & reliably

With all the complexities involved with a virtual Hyper-V environment, it can be tricky to set up a solid backup strategy. Altaro VM Backup makes it easy to get reliable backups in place for Hyper-V. Microsoft Hyper-V VSS Writer ensures that live VM backups are taken with zero downtime.

  • Take your first Hyper-V VM backup in under 15 minutes
  • Manage and access backup jobs for all your Hyper-V hosts through a single management console
  • Replicate backups to an offsite location (or through drive swapping) easily and reliably
  • Verify your Hyper-V backups data with automated data verification, for peace of mind
  • Compatible with all Guest OS supported by Hyper-V including Linux VMs
  • Backs up all applications compatible with Hyper-V VSS Writer such as Exchange Server and SQL

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Performance when you need it most

Being able to back up VMs quickly and reliably is important, but being able to restore and recover even more so. Altaro VM Backup gives you the power and granularity you need to get your Hyper-V environment back online, FAST.

  • Optimized OnePass ™ restores for FAST recovery of VMs
  • Instantly restore individual files and Exchange emails directly from a VM backup
  • Restore VMs to a different Hyper-V host, restore an older version or restore a clone
  • Change Block Tracking (CBT) – Real-time change tracking which gives a speed boost of up to 33 times on
    incremental backups
  • Supports Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV)

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Adanced, powerful virtual machine backup functionality.
Altaro VM Backup also backs up VMware VMs

Unbeatable value

No other backup solution for Microsoft Hyper-V will give you the same functionality and performance as affordably as Altaro VM Backup.

  • Also supports VMware ESXi/vCenter/vSphere - from the same application
  • Priced per host, not per CPU / socket / VM
  • Premium support as part of the package. Experts on Hyper-V, quick resolutions.
  • Free for 2 VMs per host, forever

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OS Support

  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Win Server 2016 (coming soon)
  • Microsoft Hyper-V Server (Core)

*Also supported:

  • VMware vCenter 5.0, 5.1, 5.5 & 6.0
  • VMware vSphere 5.0, 5.1, 5.5 & 6.0
  • VMware ESXi 5.0, 5.1, 5.5 & 6.0
  • (Free VMware ESXi is not supported)


  • None
  • No SQL Required
  • No need for additional Windows Licences

Why choose Altaro VM Backup as your Hyper-V Backup solution?

  • Easy to set up and configure - We understand Hyper-V inside out, so you don’t have to.
  • Backs up Hyper-V clusters in larger environments with ease
  • Designed to take away the complexities of Hyper-V while giving you full control over your VM backups
  • Leverages Microsoft’s VSS Writer to take consistent backups of live VMs with zero downtime
  • Fast recovery from failures, easy and quick access to individual files and Exchange emails from your VM backups
  • Automated, scheduled backup verification for peace of mind
  • Back up your VM snapshots as well, when available
  • Supports Microsoft Hyper-V Server (Core)
  • Praise winning, professional and effective Support
  • Free Edition available, which protects up to 2 VMs per host.
  • Pedigree - A solid track record of success in the Hyper-V backup space

Multi-hypervisor support  

Altaro VM Backup supports both VMware as well as Microsoft Hyper-V, all from a single console. Easy.

Get started

You will only need 15 minutes to get started with Altaro VM Backup. Just run the install wizard, select the hosts you’d like to back up your virtual machines for and you’re ready to start your first backup.

Explore Altaro VM Backup

Download your 30-day trial (or Free Edition). If you’d like to learn more, sign up to one of our webinars with live Q&A sessions or view a 10-minute demo (no registration required).


Over 30,000 organizations worldwide trust Altaro to securely and reliably protect their virtual environments.
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