Virtual Machine Backup for Hyper-V

Designed to take away the complexities of backing up Hyper-V

Altaro VM Backup offers full support for Microsoft Hyper-V and was designed to take away the complexities of backing up Hyper-V. With an intuitive user interface, you can accomplish advanced tasks, making it easy to configure and run backup/restore jobs quickly and reliably.

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 in place for Hyper-V. Microsoft Hyper-V VSS Writer ensures that live VM backups are taken with zero downtime.

  • 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

With Augmented Inline Deduplication you’ll experience the best storage savings in the industry. Altaro has got the best deduplication technology where on average customers save 63% in backup storage! Also resulting in much faster backups as there is less data to transfer.

Being able to back up VMs quickly and reliably is important, but being able to restore and recover even more so. Altaro VM Backup gives you the power and granularity you need to get your Hyper-V environment back online, FAST.

  • Altaro VM Backup creates the smallest Hyper-V backups in the industry enhanced with our Augmented Inline Duplication technology
  • Our inline deduplication runs for every VM backup job without the use of post-processing and doesn’t tax on server performance
  • Variable Block Size provides the best efficiency for deduplication
  • Optimized OnePass restores for FAST recovery of VMs
  • Instantly boot a VM from backup
  • Instantly restore individual files and Exchange emails directly from a VM backup
  • 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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Why choose Altaro VM Backup as your Hyper-V Backup solution?

  • 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
  • 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
  • Automated, scheduled backup verification for peace of mind
  • Praise winning, professional and effective Support

Multi-hypervisor support

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

Get started

You will 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 for and you’re ready to start your first backup.

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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)
  • 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

40,000 small and mid-market businesses trust Altaro to protect their virtual environments.

"We backup both locally and replicate offsite using Deanes.  Having data offsite provides us with Disaster Recovery in case the worst was to happen.  The option to restore to replacement/loan hardware and have that shipped from Deane’s to site within hours, or start servers in their datacentre is a big win and minimises downtime."

Simon Purchase Meridian Cooling Ltd

"Prior to backing with Deane’s and Altaro we used Symantec to local drives.  We had a fire destroying our building.  Whilst we were not a customer of Deane’s at the time, we sent  the backups we had to them at 10pm on the Friday night.  They worked round the clock to recover our data and had our core servers online by the Monday in their datacentre.  By Wednesday all new client and server hardware had been installed and was fully operational in the standby location.  We now have cloud backup supplied by Deane’s and Altaro and can fully recommend the service they provide!"

Simon LanceColormagic Limited

From small and mid-market businesses to large corporations, Altaro is provider of choice for Hyper-V and VMware backup