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Looking for a reliable, free backup solution for Microsoft Hyper-V and/or VMware? VM Backup – Free Edition is an award-winning backup software solution for virtual machines (VMs) that is easy to use. It gives you all you need to enjoy VM backup solution basics for free, forever.

If you are looking for expanded feature set and robust, enterprise-class functionality, click here to try the commercial edition!

Why use VM Backup as your free backup solution
for Hyper-V and VMware?

  • Ease of use: Our software was built to make backing up your VMs super easy, whether you use Hyper-V, VMware or both. We take care of the complexities to save you time and hassle, freeing you up for other tasks.
  • Reliability: VM Backup has a proven track record and does what it promises. For Hyper-V users, Windows Backup and PS scripting only gets you so far and doesn't give you much confidence – our solution remedies this.
  • Speed: You're up and running in less than 15 minutes with VM Backup and it is so intuitive that you don't need any training to set it all up and run it. It's high-performance power means backup processing is fast too.
  • Scalability: If your requirements grow, a paid license is fairly and attractively priced. You can choose whether to purchase a perpetual license (with a renewable Software Maintenance Agreement) or an annual subscription. Both options include our award-winning 24/7 customer support with a Lightning-Fast Call Response Guarantee of under 30 seconds. Educational and NGO discounts are offered on new licenses. Click here for more info
  • Confidence: Thousands of business customers worldwide are delighted with the way our software helps them and they trust us to have their back when it comes to data protection. Click here to see for yourself what they think of VM Backup!
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What are the benefits of our free VMware and Hyper-V Backup solution?

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Reliable backup for live VMs

Back up live VMs easily without having to stop them. Make hot backups at the click of a button.

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Small backups, fast restores

The freeware is optimized for fast backups and restores. Save on disk space and boost performance by using advanced compression on your VMware and Hyper-V VM backups. Restores are optimized by OnePass Restore, to get you out of trouble in no time.

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Back up SQL, Exchange Server and Linux VMs

This free Hyper-V backup and free VMware backup software enables you to back up your SQL and Exchange VMs (and any other applications compatible with Microsoft's Hyper-V VSS Writer). You can also back up Linux VMs.

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Flexible backup scheduling

Automating your Hyper-V and VMware VM backups has never been easier. Create a flexible backup schedule for all your VMs. Simply drag and drop VMs into specific schedules, save and you're set.

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Restore clones

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

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Free backup for 2 VMs per host

You can run VM Backup - Free Edition on unlimited hosts, protecting up to 2 VMs for each. No strings attached - no obligations whatsoever.

What backup media does VM Backup – Free Edition support?

VM Backup is a VMware backup solution that is also tailormade for Hyper-V backups. It supports the following backup media:

  • 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)
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Seeking enterprise-level VM backup functionality?

Upgrade to one of our paid editions today and enjoy features like WAN-Optimized Replication, Continuous Data Protection, Augmented Inline Deduplication, multiple offsite backups including cloud backup to Microsoft Azure, Amazon S3 and Wasabi, Multi-Tenant Management and much more!

Interested in our paid editions? Click here!

Whether you're a small or mid-market company or a large corporation, we are the provider of choice for backup solutions for Hyper-V, VMware, physical Windows servers, endpoints, and MS 365/Office 365

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What operating systems (OS) does this freeware VM backup solution support?

OS Support

  • Azure Stack HCI
  • Windows Server 2022
  • Windows Server 2019
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Microsoft Hyper-V Server (Core)
  • VMware vCenter 5.5, 6.0, 6.5, 6.7, 7.0 & 8.0
  • VMware vSphere 5.5, 6.0, 6.5, 6.7, 7.0 & 8.0
  • VMware ESXi 5.5, 6.0, 6.5, 6.7, 7.0 & 8.0
  • (Free VMware ESXi is not supported)
  • Dependencies
  • None
  • No SQL required
  • No need for additional Windows licenses