Happy SysAdmin Day 2017!

Hello, Hyper-V & VMware SysAdmins! You make sure all systems are working and go to great length of wizardry to keep everything running smoothly. Also thanks to taking regular backups, to be able to recover when disaster strikes!

Download and WIN

Altaro VM Backup creates the smallest backup size when compared to other backup software, reducing backup space requirements and backup time.

To show our appreciation, if you download a trial of Altaro VM Backup for Hyper-V & VMware, you can win a Nintendo Switch!

The SysAdmin Day contest has now ended.

Thanks to all that have joined and participated!


The two lucky winners are Emmanuel Outrequin and Alexander LaMere.

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Altaro VM Backup for Hyper-V & VMware

An easy to use and high performance VM backup solution, priced per host (not per Socket or CPU). You can install and take your first backup in under 15 minutes! You'll also experience huge storage savings thanks to our Augmented Inline Deduplication.

We've removed complexities to offer a streamlined solution packed with features to back up and restore your VMs. You can quickly set up a backup schedule, data integrity checks and automated test drills. For extra peace of mind you can replicate backups offsite using drive rotation, Altaro Offsite Server or to Azure Cloud. When you need to restore a VM you can opt to restore a whole VM, specific Files or Exchange Items or even instantly boot a VM from the backup location.

Back up unlimited VMs for 30 days. After 30 days you can back up 2 VMs for free, forever. Plus, you get a chance to WIN a Nintendo Switch!

The best inline deduplication in the industry

Altaro VM Backup thanks to our Augmented Inline Deduplication creates the smallest backup size. It runs across all VMs in real-time, without the need to group VMs together and doesn't make use of post-processing.

Download today & get a chance to win a Nintendo Switch  

How to enter the contest and win a Nintendo

  • Download Altaro VM Backup by filling the form above
  • Install Altaro VM Backup (will take less than 10 minutes)
  • Send a screenshot of the main dashboard view of your running copy of Altaro VM Backup to contest@altaro.com by not later than 14th August 2017.
  • After sending the screenshot, all valid entries will be eligible for the final draw to win a Nintendo Switch. You've now joined the SysAdmin Day contest!
  • Contest entries will be accepted until 10th August 2017. So make sure you download today!
  • Got some questions about our SysAdmin Day contest or Altaro? Feel free to reach out to sam.perry@altaro.com

Only valid business email addresses will be considered as an eligible entry. So will be able to validate one entry per individual. Read full T&Cs.

Download today & get a chance to win a Nintendo Switch  

OS Support

  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Microsoft Hyper-V Server (Core)
  • Also supported
  • VMware vCenter 5.0, 5.1, 5.5, 6.0, 6.5
  • VMware vSphere 5.0, 5.1, 5.5, 6.0, 6.5
  • VMware ESXi 5.0, 5.1, 5.5, 6.0, 6.5
  • (Free VMware ESXi is not supported)
  • Dependencies
  • None
  • No SQL Required
  • No need for additional Windows Licences

See what 40,000 small and mid-market businesses are saying about Augmented Inline Deduplication

"The first week after upgrading from v6 to v7 I couldn't believe the results on the dashboard, it went so fast that I assumed something was wrong. It wasn't. The improvement in time and data by using the new deduplication method is really tremendous! I've been using Altaro since v4 and this is the best upgrade ever! Thank you, Altaro Team!"

"v7 has made my backup jobs take about a third the time that the previous version took. And being a company that has a fairly slow backup device this helps tremendously."

Altaro is provider of choice for Hyper-V and VMware backup. 40,000 small and mid-market businesses trust Altaro to protect their virtual environments.