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Virtual Machine Backup and Replication for Hyper-V

Makes it easy for you to back up and replicate Hyper-V VMs

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Designed to remove the complexities of backing up and replicating Microsoft Hyper-V, Altaro VM Backup enables you to quickly and reliably accomplish advanced backup tasks. It offers full support for Hyper-V at highly affordable pricing, and its intuitive user interface makes it easy for you to configure and run backup, restore and replication jobs.

Back up Hyper-V VMs easily and 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 and replication in place for Hyper-V. Microsoft Hyper-V VSS Writer ensures that live VM backups are taken with zero downtime.

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  • Quick and fuss-free: Take your first Hyper-V VM backup in less than 15 minutes
  • Enjoy super-fast performance through concurrent backups per hypervisor
  • Using Altaro's WAN-Optimized Replication, continuously replicate VMs to a remote site, radically improving the Recovery Time Objective (RTO)
  • Switch from running daily backups to a Continuous Data Protection (CDP) model, enabling you to back up as frequently as every 5 minutes, significantly improving the Recovery Point Objective (RPO)
  • Verify your Hyper-V backup data with automated data verification, and set your mind at rest
  • Compatible with
    • all Guest OSs supported by Hyper-V including Linux VMs
    • all applications compatible with Hyper-V VSS Writer, such as Exchange Server and SQL
  • Centrally monitor and manage all your Altaro VM Backup installations from a ground-breaking, cloud-based console. More info
    • Supports two factor authentication (2FA)
  • Use multiple offsite backup locations - In addition to your local backup, back up your VMs to multiple remote locations for greater peace of mind
  • Cloud backup to Azure, Amazon and Wasabi - You may optionally back up to a cloud storage provider like an Azure Blob storage account (the most cost-effective Azure storage option), Amazon S3 or Wasabi
  • Implement 3-2-1+ backup - Keep at least three copies of your data for added security, 2 local copies and 1 or more copies offsite. More info
  • Back up physical machines and restore them to a VM in Hyper-V with Altaro Physical Server Backup, our free P2V backup solution

Performance when you need it most

Experience the best storage savings in the industry with Altaro's signature Augmented Inline Deduplication. On average, customers save 63% in backup storage, thanks to this industry-leading deduplication technology. You also get much faster backups, as there is less data to transfer.

Being able to back up VMs quickly and reliably is important, but it's even more critical to be able to restore and recover them. Altaro VM Backup gives you the power and granularity you need to get your Hyper-V environment back online, fast.

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  • Altaro VM Backup's unique, enhanced Augmented Inline Duplication technology:
    • creates the smallest Hyper-V backups in the industry
    • runs every VM backup job without the use of post-processing
    • doesn't tax server performance
    • Uses Variable Block Size for greater deduplication efficiency
  • Business continuity – With Altaro's WAN-Optimized Replication, you can seamlessly continue working from your replicated VMs should something go wrong with the live VMs
  • You can restore and recover your VMs with ease thanks to:
    • Optimized OnePass restores, which enable fast recovery of VMs
    • Instant boot from backup
    • Instant recovery of individual files and restoring Exchange emails directly from a VM backup
    • Ability to restore VMs to a different Hyper-V host, restore an older version or restore a clone
  • Supports Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV)

Hyper-V backup solution at unbeatable value

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

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  • Priced per host or per VM, not per socket - choose the option you prefer: a perpetual license (with a renewable Software Maintenance Agreement) or an annual subscription. More info
  • Outstanding 24/7 support at no extra cost. Experts on Hyper-V; call response in <30 seconds.
  • Free for 2 VMs per host, forever – our way of assisting micro businesses.
  • Back up physical Windows servers on your network at no cost, thanks to our free physical backup solution.
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Why choose Altaro VM Backup as your Hyper-V Backup solution?

Multi-hypervisor support

Altaro VM Backup supports VMware as well as Microsoft Hyper-V and Microsoft Azure Stack HCI, all from a single console. Easy.

Get started

You 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 to and you're ready to start your first backup.

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

  • 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
  • Support for Azure Stack HCI - Back up any VMs running on Microsoft Azure Stack HCI. More info
  • 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 application 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
  • Back up and restore VMs hosted on NTFS or ReFS partitions
  • Automated, scheduled backup verification for peace of mind
  • Archive backup versions apart from your continuous and daily backups instead of deleting them, with Grandfather-Father-Son Archiving (GFS)
  • Award-winning, 24/7 professional tech support
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Download a full trial of Altaro VM Backup for 30 days and see how easily you can securely back up and replicate your virtual machines. Includes 24/7 support.

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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)
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  • Also supported:
  • VMware vCenter 5.0, 5.1, 5.5, 6.0, 6.5, 6.7 & 7.0
  • VMware vSphere 5.0, 5.1, 5.5, 6.0, 6.5, 6.7 & 7.0
  • VMware ESXi 5.0, 5.1, 5.5, 6.0, 6.5, 6.7 & 7.0
  • (Free VMware ESXi is not supported)
  • Dependencies:
  • None
  • No SQL Required
  • No need for additional Windows Licences

More than 50,000 businesses trust Altaro to protect their virtual, physical and Office 365 environments.

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"We had a server with consistent backup problems. When we switched to Altaro for our backup solution, they helped me fix a problem that haunted us for months. Working with them has always been a pleasure!"

Rachel Lewis Bensinger Consulting

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"Altaro Hyper-V Backup is just the program I was looking for. Altaro sets up in just minutes with its very friendly interface. Altaro Hyper-V Backup is a great affordable product that I would recommend to anyone running Hyper-V."

Brice Milla Keystone Technology Consultants

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

Are you interested in learning more about what Altaro VM Backup can do for your Hyper-V and VMware environments?

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