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VM Backup (formerly Altaro VM Backup) is a fast, affordable, high-performance backup and replication solution. We've cut the waste and hassle to give you an agile, streamlined solution that is easy to implement and feature-rich, with outstanding 24/7 support as part of the package.

NEW: Ransomware Protection leveraging Immutable Cloud Storage

VM Backup (formerly Altaro VM Backup) leverages immutable cloud storage assuring data cannot be erased, modified, or deleted by anyone for a set duration.

  • Tamper-proof backup data whilst under the defined immutable policy
  • Peace of mind from ransomware attacks and rogue admins
  • Extra layer of security above the existing offsite storage functionality
  • No need for retaining unnecessary data and incurring high costs as retention operates seamlessly on the cloud repository
  • Available for Wasabi and Amazon S3 (with Microsoft Azure coming soon)
VM Backup v9 Immutable Cloud Storage

Up and running quickly, without the need for complex configurations

With VM Backup (formerly Altaro VM Backup), you can get started quickly: install and run your first virtual machine (VM) backup in less than 15 minutes, without the need for complex configurations, software dependencies, or steep learning curves.

VM Backup is designed to give you the reliability and performance you need, without hassle or complexity, so you can deliver value to your organization immediately and consistently.

  • Easy to use, intuitive UI - making it simple for you to implement a reliable backup strategy
  • Fast and simple to manage and configure backup/restore and replication tasks across multiple hosts
  • Full control – Monitor and manage all your Hyper-V and VMware hosts from a single console
  • A backup repository that optimizes disk space usage
  • Robust backup storage that supports large data repositories
  • Scalability allowing for a great number of hosts and Virtual Machines
  • No training required – VM Backup is user-friendly, and unlike competing products, doesn’t require you to achieve certification to be able to manage and run it

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VM Backup (formerly Altaro VM Backup) simplifies the management and configuration of your backup and restore jobs across multiple hosts, freeing up your time.

  • Powerful functionality that's easy to use - Set your mind (and the minds of the users who depend on you!) at rest through VM Backup's high-performance functionality, including:
    • Ransomware Protection leveraging Immutable Cloud Storage - Data cannot be erased, modified or deleted by anyone for a set duration.
    • Augmented Inline Deduplication - Dramatically reduced storage requirements for backups.
    • WAN-Optimized Replication - VMs can be replicated to a remote site continuously, dramatically improving the Recovery Time Objective (RTO).
    • Continuous Data Protection (CDP) – VMs can be backed up as frequently as every 5 minutes, ensuring that in a data loss scenario, only a few minutes of data are lost, significantly optimizing the Recovery Point Objective (RPO).
    • Multiple offsite backup locations – Apart from your local backup, store backup copies of your VMs in multiple offsite locations (such as Microsoft Azure, Amazon S3, Wasabi or your own offsite servers) for added peace of mind. More info about a 3-2-1+ backup strategy.
    • Natively supports various cloud storage options - Optionally back up natively to Azure, Amazon S3 and Wasabi.
    • Grandfather-Father-Son Archiving (GFS) - You can also archive different backup versions by setting up separate backup cycles to store a new backup version every week, every month and every year.
    • And much more!
  • Flexibility without complexity – Simply drag and drop selected VMs to your chosen backup schedules and retention policies.
  • Central management of your installations – Use our ground-breaking cloud-based platform, to centrally manage and monitor all your Altaro VM Backup installations from a single online console. More info
  • Azure Stack HCI support – Back up any VMs running on Microsoft Azure Stack HCI. More info
  • 256-bit AES encryption – All offsite backup copies automatically benefit from 256-bit AES encryption through the secure passphrase you configure upon initial setup. Encryption is optional for local backups.
  • Support for two factor authentication (2FA) in our online management platform, Cloud Management Console (CMC).
  • Support for ReFS partitions - Back up and restore VMs on/to Hyper-V host with an ReFS partition, in addition to NTFS.
  • Physical server backups - Use Physical Server Backup to back up any physical machines on your network and restore them to a virtual environment – we're providing it for free.
  • Different purchasing options to meet your needs - Choose whether to purchase a perpetual license (with a renewable Software Maintenance Agreement) or an annual subscription – whatever works best for you! More info
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Our pledge to you: Outstanding 24/7 human support

No matter how great your backup setup is, things can go wrong, so we're committed to helping you ensure your solutions are up and running, right around the clock. We have a team of experts on standby; no chatbots, no gatekeepers, not even an answering machine for canned responses.

Quite simply, our experts are here, ready and waiting to answer your tech support queries on backup, Hyper-V and VMware, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with a guaranteed call response time of less than 30 seconds.

This is what makes us the best in the industry:

  • Phone – We pick up in less than 30 seconds (current average is 22 seconds)
  • Email – We reply within the hour
  • Live chat – We reply in seconds
  • Human-to-human interaction – Liaise with an actual person rather than receiving a canned response
  • Speak directly to a product expert – No entry-level agents or 'gatekeepers'
  • Contact us at any time – We are here to help 24/7
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  • 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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  • 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)
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