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Back up two VMs per VMware host for free (forever) on unlimited hosts with Altaro VM Backup – Free Edition, the easiest to use solution for VMware backups. Make backing up and restoring your VMware VMs hassle-free and easy

What are the benefits of Altaro VM Backup for VMware?

Reliable backup for live VMware VMs

Easily back up VMs running in your VMware environment, without affecting operations. Hot backups are made through Microsoft’s Hyper-V VSS Writer.

Back up VMs running SQL, Exchange Server and Linux

Using Microsoft’s VSS Writer, Altaro VM Backup – Free Edition makes it easy to back up and restore VMs running SQL or Exchange Server. Linux VMs can also be backed up.

Restore Clone VMs

Need to work on a live VM without affecting its performance or interrupting its users? Just create a clone and rename it for quick access and preparation of your live VM replacement.

Advanced backup scheduling made easy

With a user interface that was designed for ease of use, setting advanced backup schedules for your VMware backup jobs is very straightforward. Create the schedule times at which you’d like to start taking backups and drag/drop your VMs into each assigned schedule.

Small backups, FAST restores

Altaro VM Backup – Free Edition is optimized for FAST backups and restores. Save on disk space and boost performance by using advanced compression on your VMware VM backups. Restores are optimized by OnePass Restore, to get you out of trouble in no time.

You can run Altaro VM Backup – Free Edition on unlimited hosts, protecting up to 2 VMs for each. Forever.

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OS Support

  • 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)
  • Also supported
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Microsoft Hyper-V Server (Core)
  • Dependencies
  • None
  • No SQL Required
  • No need for additional Windows Licences

Why use Altaro VM Backup as your free VMware backup solution?

  • Making backups on VMware ESXi and vCenter has never been made easier. With an intuitive UI and super easy and fast setup you can save yourself a ton of hassle at zero expense.
  • We have thousands of extremely satisfied Altaro VM Backup – Free Edition users, who use the software for their daily backup needs on VMware successfully.
  • If you need to protect more than two VMs at some point, you’ll find that buying a license for a paid edition of Altaro VM Backup is an easy approval that won’t break the bank. Paid licenses start at just $515 / €425 / £330 per host (not per socket, CPU or VM) and includes one year of Support and maintenance (SMA). If you’d like to renew SMA we’ll only charge 25% of the initial license fee. Straightforward licensing, honest pricing.
  • Over 30,000 customers worldwide purchased licenses of Altaro VM Backup and trust us to have their back when it comes to data protection for VMware. Don’t take our word for it – see for yourself what they think of us on SpiceWorks.

What backup media does Altaro VM Backup – Free Edition support?

  • USB External Drives and Flash Drives
  • eSata External Drives
  • File Server Network Shares (via UNC)
  • NAS devices (via UNC)
  • RDX Cartridges
  • Internal Hard Drives (recommended only for evaluation purposes)

From small and mid-market businesses to large corporations, Altaro is provider of choice for Hyper-V and VMware backup