AWARDS AND REVIEWS

“It is difficult to find a VM backup application that is this easy to use or that gives you as many useful features for the price. I decided to give Altaro VM Backup a score of 4.8 i.e. VirtualizationAdmin.com Gold Award.”

All features in Altaro VM Backup are available for both Hyper-V and VMware

At Altaro we continously invest in our product to keep offering you more features and flexibility you'll actually use, yet keeping our pricing affordable and honest.

Backup and replication you can bank on

Protecting your data should be easy, yet flexible and powerful enough to meet your disaster recovery needs. Altaro VM Backup features include:

  • Drastically reduce backup storage requirements on both local and offsite locations, and therefore significantly speed up backups with Altaro's unique Augmented Inline Deduplication process
  • Continuous Data Protection (CDP) – switch from running daily backups to backing up as frequently as every 5 minutes through a continuous data protection model, significantly improving the Recovery Point Objective (RPO).
  • Concurrency - Run more efficient backup operations, by allowing more VMs to be backed up at the same time, allowing you to drastically reduce your defined backup window.
  • Back up live VMs by leveraging Microsoft VSS with Zero downtime
  • Full support for Cluster Shared Volumes & VMware vCenter
  • Offsite Backup Replication for disaster recovery protection
  • Compression and military grade Encryption
  • Schedule backups the way you want them View video
  • Specify backup retention policies for individual VMs View video
  • Grandfather-Father-Son Archiving (GFS) - Archive backup versions in addition to your continuous and daily backups, by setting up separate backup cycles so you can store a new backup version every week, every month, and every year.
  • Back up VMs to multiple backup locations
  • Cloud Backup to Azure - Backup to an Azure Block Blob storage account, the most cost-effective Azure storage option. More info
  • 3-2-1 backup - Keep at least three copies of your data for added security, 2 local copies and at least 1 copy offsite. More info

Offsite Backup Replication

Replicate selected VMs to an offsite location for disaster recovery protection, either to your own offsite storage through your internet connection (with optimized transfer speeds through WAN Acceleration) or by enabling drive swap rotation on selected drives.

Augmented Inline Deduplication

Augmented Inline Deduplication means that common data is only transferred to the backup or offsite location ONCE.

This process happens inline and not as a post-process like most competitors, which ensures that only changed data gets sent to your backup repository from the get go (rather than removing the identical data after the transfer). The result: Superior efficiency, drastically reduced backup storage requirements and blazing fast backup speeds.

Fast, reliable restores and recovery

Great backup is meaningless without the speed, flexibility and reliability to get back up and running when your organization’s data is on the line. Altaro VM Backup offers you a host of tools to recover what you need, FAST.

  • Instantly boot any VM version from the backup location without affecting backup integrity
  • Ensure you always have healthy backups with Altaro's unique Backup Health Monitor, which proactively monitors the health of your backup storage, and should any corruption be detected, the block(s) in question will be repaired automatically as part of the next backup job
  • Browse through your Exchange VM backup’s file system and restore individual emails
  • Granular Restore Options for full VM or individual files or emails
  • Retrieve individual files directly from your VM backups with a few clicks
  • Fast OnePass Restores View video
  • Restore an individual or a group of VMs to a different host
  • Restore from multiple points in time rather than just 'the most recent backup'
  • Restore Clones

Restore Clones

Restore VMs to the same Host but with a different name, without the need to overwrite your live VMs.

Full control over your backups – A single pane of glass

Being able to execute quickly and easily, having complete control over backup/restore jobs is crucial. Altaro VM Backup provides you with quick access to all hosts in your environment.

  • Intuitive user interface makes it easy to configure and run backup/restore jobs
  • Cloud Management Console - Ground-breaking cloud based tool to centrally monitor and manage all your Altaro VM Backup installations from a single online console. More Info
  • RESTful API for advanced automation and reporting functionality.
  • Remotely manage and configure all of your backup/restore jobs.
  • Queue up backup/restore jobs and move on to the next item on your list
  • Run multiple backup/restore jobs simultaneously across your hosts
  • Easily test the integrity of your backups for peace of mind

Cloud Management Console

Simply access the Cloud Management Console remotely from your Web Browser, no need for VPN or to be onsite. Push Upgrades directly from the CMC, Backup Configuration, and License Keys to multiple Altaro VM Backup installations quickly. View backup / offsite copy / verification health information in the new CMC dashboard which will also show disconnected Installations and skipped operation schedules apart from failed backups. Initiate Backup / Offsite Copy / Restore jobs from the Cloud Management Console and monitor progress without needing to be on site.

Support for multiple technologies

Altaro VM Backup supports both VMware as well as Microsoft Hyper-V, all from a single console. Easy.

Exchange and SQL support

Back up Exchange Server and SQL VMs or other applications compatible with Microsoft's VSS Writer.

Linux VM support

Back up file consistent Linux VMs without shutting down the machine.

Flexible Backup Destinations

Save Backups to a local drive or UNC share. Save Offsite copies to local drive, UNC share, to single or multiple locations (swapped) or offsite (WAN) Altaro Backup Server.

Supported Backup Media

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

Get up and running with Altaro VM Backup today

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OS Support

  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Microsoft Hyper-V Server (Core)
  • VMware vCenter 5.0, 5.1, 5.5, 6.0, 6.5 & 6.7
  • VMware vSphere 5.0, 5.1, 5.5, 6.0, 6.5 & 6.7
  • VMware ESXi 5.0, 5.1, 5.5, 6.0, 6.5 & 6.7
  • (Free VMware ESXi is not supported)

The affordable and easy to use backup solution

Altaro VM Backup saves you the hassle of cumbersome installs and configurations, helps you avoid unreliable virtual machine (VM) backups using basic tools and doesn’t break the bank.

“Functionality combined with affordable price (compared to competitive products) were the key advantages to choose Altaro and we don't regret the decision."
Tomasz Dziedzic, IT Manager
CD Projekt