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Altaro VM Backup for Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware

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  • Reliable
  • Full Control
  • Storage Savings
  • Hyper-V
  • VMware
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Standard Edition and Unlimited Edition come with 1 year of priority support and all version updates (SMA).
After the first year, Support renewal is charged at 25% of current license cost

  • Free Edition
  • FREE
    Free Forever
  • Limited to 2 VMs per host
  • Exchange Item Level Restore
    Not Supported

  • Hyper-V CSV
    Not Supported

  • Free Download
  • Standard Edition
  • R7982.50

    Excluding VAT (RRP)
  • Limited to 5 VMs per host
  • Exchange Item Level Restore
    Not Supported

  • Hyper-V CSV
    Not Supported

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  • Unlimited Edition
  • R9687.50

    Excluding VAT (RRP)
  • Unlimited VMs per host
  • Exchange Item-Level Restore:
    Restore individual items from backed up VMs (Included)
  • Support for MS Hyper-V Clusters (CSV) and VMware vCenter (Included)
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Free 30 days trial on Standard Edition and Unlimited Edition. No credit card needed! Need Reseller, NPO or Educational options? Contact Us.

       

Powerful and fast centralised full control & scalability

Managing and configuring backup/restore jobs across multiple hosts has never been simpler.

  • Powerful functionality, easy to use - Offsite backup replication (with WAN acceleration), granular restore options for individual files and Exchange items, automated backup verification, and more!
  • Flexibility without the complexities – Simply drag and drop selected VMs to your chosen backup schedules and retention policies
  • Central management – a single pane of glass to manage all your Hyper-V and VMware backups from anywhere.
Altaro VMBackup Overview

 

Virtual machine backup software packed with powerful features for Hyper-V and VMware.

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.
  • 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.
  • 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'.

Fast, reliable restores and recovery

Altaro VM Backup Screenshot

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.
  • Management console - Easily control, configure and monitor jobs for all of your Hyper-V and VMware guest VMs across all hosts, through a single pane of glass.
  • 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.

Full control over your backups – A single pane of glass

Altaro VM Backup Screenshot

Altaro VM Backup with Augmented Inline Deduplication drastically reduces your storage requirements for your backup repository. When compared to other vendors, it is the best deduplication in the industry creating the smallest backup size. Our deduplication runs across all backup jobs, you don’t need to group virtual machines together (no use of post processing). Requiring the least amount of backup space is only one of the benefits. Augmented Inline Deduplication also improves backup and restore speed.

  • Much lower storage requirements. When compared to other vendors, Altaro creates the smallest backup size!
  • Faster backup and restore speed (less data to transfer).
  • Savings on storage requirements continue to improve as more VM backups are added.
  • Augmented Inline Deduplication doesn’t tax server performance.
  • Best deduplication in the industry not only for creating the smallest backup size but uses Variable Block Size for best efficiency.

Augmented Inline Deduplication – Best deduplication

Altaro VM Backup

 

Virtual Machine backup for Microsoft Hyper-V

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.

  • Take your first Hyper-V VM backup in under 15 minutes
  • Manage and access backup jobs for all your Hyper-V hosts through a single management console
  • Replicate backups to an offsite location (or through drive swapping) easily and reliably
  • Verify your Hyper-V backups data with automated data verification, for peace of mind
  • Compatible with all Guest OS supported by Hyper-V including Linux VMs
  • Backs up all applications compatible with Hyper-V VSS Writer such as Exchange Server and SQL

Back up Hyper-V VMs easily and reliably

Altaro VM Backup

 

Uncomplicated, powerful functionality for VMware

A backup solution for VMware requires flexibility and power to give you confidence in your backup strategy. You need to be able to replicate data to an offsite location or a removable drive, to be able to restore individual files or emails, to restore from different points in time, to verify backup integrity, etc. without any downtime.

Most importantly, you need a solution that:

  • Removes complexities from VMware to enable you to easily manage backups and fast restores, especially when you’re on DEFCON 5.
  • Takes care of the complex configurations and enables you to manage and monitor backups across all your VMware hosts in a single view.
  • Allows you to drag and drop VMs into a set schedule and retention policy.
  • Instantly restore an email in a few clicks.
  • Configure automated backup verification for peace of mind.
Altaro VM Backup

 

Up and running quickly, without the need for complex configurations!

With Altaro VM Backup, you can install and run your first virtual machine (VM) backup in less than 15 minutes. Get up and running quickly, without the need for complex configurations or software dependencies. Altaro VM Backup is designed to give you the power you need, without the hassle and steep learning curve.

  • Easy to use, intuitive UI - making it easy to implement a rock solid backup strategy
  • Managing and configuring backup/restore jobs across multiple hosts has never been simpler
  • Full control & scalability – Monitor and manage all your Hyper-V and VMware hosts from a single console

Altaro Gets you Up and Running in less than 15 minutes!

Altaro VMBackup Overview

 

 

 

 

 

Altaro VM Backup for Hyper-V and VMware logo

Compare features of the different editions of Altaro VM Backup

 

 

Free Edition Standard Edition Unlimited Edition

Price per host
(Unlimited sockets)
FREE
R7982.50

Excluding VAT (RRP)

R9687.50

Excluding VAT (RRP)
Purchasing Options
How to Buy Altaro VM Backup
Free Download This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Includes first year of updates and support (SMA)
Extended support (SMA Renewal) can be purchased separately
Included Included
Number of virtual machines that can
be backed up and restored per host
2 VMs per host 5 VMs per host Unlimited VMs per host
Restore old versions of VMs up to: 4 weeks Unlimited Unlimited
Flexible Backup Scheduling Included Included Included
Hot/Live Backups
Back up running VMs without having to stop them
Included Included Included
Fast & Small Backups
Backup Data Compression
Included Included Included
Restore Clone
Can restore VMs to the same host but with a different name
(i.e. does not overwrite existing VMs).
Included Included Included
Offsite Backups Over WAN/Internet Connection
with WAN Acceleration
Included Included
Offsite Backups over LAN/Local Connection
Including Drive Rotation and RDX devices
Included Included
Remote & Central Management Console
Full monitoring and management of all Altaro
installations from a central console.
Included Included
File Level Restore
Restore individual files.
Included Included
Restore VMs to a different host Included Included
Sandbox Restore & Backup verification
Build and test a recovery plan to ensure you're
covered when disaster strikes.
Included Included
Priority Technical Support
(Phone, email & live chat)
Included Included
Military Grade (AES) Encryption of Backups Offsite Only Offsite and Backup
Augmented Inline Deduplication
Reduce backup storage requirements on local/offsite
locations and significantly speed up backups
Included
Boot from Backup
Instantly boot any VM version from the backup location
Included
Support for MS Hyper-V Clusters (CSV)
and VMware vCenter
Included
Exchange Item-Level Restore
Restore individual items from backed up VMs
Included
Download Options
How to download Altaro VM backup
Free Download Start Trial Start Trial

 

 

 

 

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question about Altaro VM backup?

Below are answers to the questions we get asked most frequently.

 

 

Altaro VM Backup FAQ - Technical Questions

  • Can I restore a VM backed up from VMware to Hyper-V? +

    No, this is not possible using Altaro VM backup, however Microsoft already offer tools to convert your VMs.
  • Does Altaro VM Backup work on Windows 2008 (not R2)? +

    Unfortunately, no.
    We support Windows Server 2016, 2008 R2, 2012 and 2012 R2 (all editions), as well as Hyper-V Server 2012 (Core).
  • What versions of VMware are supported? +

    You can back up the following VMware Hosts with Altaro VM Backup
    VMware ESXi 5.0, 5.1, 5.5 & 6.0
    VMware vSphere 5.0, 5.1, 5.5 & 6.0
    VMware vCenter 5.5 & 6.0
  • Can I backup the Free Edition of VMware or VMware workstation? +

    No, Altaro VM Backup cannot back up these versions of VMware.
  • Where should I install Altaro VM Backup & which OS's are supported? +

    To get started, download and install Altaro VM Backup on a machine running one of the following supported Windows OS's:
    Windows 2008 R2
    Windows Server 2016
    Windows Server 2012
    Windows Server 2012 R2
    Windows 7 (64-Bit)
    Windows 8 (64-Bit)
    This will be the machine managing your backup configuration and actually running the backups.
  • Are any tools available to help me manage Altaro VM Backup? +

    Yes, you can download the Altaro Offsite Server to enable offsite backups (WAN or LAN) and you can download Altaro Management Tools to run the remote management console which enables you to connect to one or many remote installations. You can download these tools here.
  • Can I monitor multiple Altaro VM Backup installations? +

    Yes, you can download Altaro Management Tools to run the remote management console which enables you to connect to one or many remote installations.
  • Can I manage both VMware and Hyper-V hosts from a single Management Console? +

    Yes, if you have both VMware and Hyper-V hosts in the same LAN, you will be able to manage both host infrastructures from just one Management Console.
  • Can I backup VM’s which are running MS Exchange or SQL? +

    Yes, for VMs running on VMware we have developed the Altaro VM Tools, which can be deployed to the VM through the main management console in order to truncate the transaction logs for MS Exchange and SQL.
    VMs running on a Hyper-V host will handle this by default without the need for an agent on the guest VM.
  • Will I be able to take offsite backups for disaster recovery? +

    Yes, you can choose to take a second copy to one location - such as a NAS or a local drive. You even have the option to swap a pool of drives, which contains a full copy on each, so a complete restore can be performed from each of the drives.

    We also offer the option to take backups over WAN/VPN/Internet connection via the Altaro Offsite Server, a tool we developed to ensure that backups arrive consistent over such connections which are more prone to disconnections.
  • Can I install Altaro VM Backup on Hyper-V Server / Server Core? +

    Yes, you can install Altaro VM Backup directly on a core server as per these instructions.
  • Can I run test restores to ensure that my backups are fully restorable? +

    Yes, the Sandbox Restore feature will allow you to verify the integrity of the data on the backup drive. You can choose to either Verify the backup folder without attaching the VM to the VM Manager or else you can even perform a full restore in order to be able to boot up the VM itself. This operation will not affect the live VMs.
  • How do I upgrade from 5.x to 6.0? +

    If you’re running Altaro VM Backup 5.x, you can simply run the installer of Altaro VM Backup (v6.0). All settings and backups will be retained.
  • How do I upgrade from version 4.x to 6.0? +

    Should you want to upgrade to Altaro VM Backup (v6.0) from Altaro VM Backup v4.x, you will first need to upgrade to Altaro VM Backup v5.x (instructions here), then run the installer of Altaro VM Backup.
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Altaro VM Backup FAQ - Sales Questions

  • How does your pricing work? +

    Our pricing is straightforward: You pay per host - Not per socket or CPU, making Altaro VM Backup an easy fit for tight budgets.
  • How long does the order process take? +

    The order process can take up to 3 weeks (or 15 business days) from the date that you make payment until you receive your license.
    This goes for new licenses as well as renewals, so be sure to order at least a few weeks before the expiry of your trial or SMA.
  • Do you offer educational, government or non-profit discounts? +

    Yes we do! Kindly contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details.
  • Do you offer volume discounts? +

    We offer volume discounts from 10 licenses upwards. Kindly contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to get a custom quote!
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Altaro VM Backup FAQ - Licensing Questions

  • How long does the order process take? +

    The order process can take up to 3 weeks (or 15 business days) from the date that you make payment until you receive your license.
    This goes for new licenses as well as renewals, so be sure to order at least a few weeks before the expiry of your trial or SMA.
  • Do I pay a one-time price? Does the price include support? +

    Altaro VM Backup is a one-time purchase which includes 1 year of SMA (Software Maintenance Agreement), which entitles you to receiving premium Support and upgrades.
    From year 2 onwards, you will have the option to renew at a cost of 25% of the current license price, per extra year of SMA.
    You can choose not to renew the SMA and in that case the product will still continue working but you will not be eligible for technical support or upgrades.
  • Which End User details are required to purchase a license? +

    Altaro requires the following end user details for licensing:
    * Company Name
    * Physical Address (including postal code)
    * Contact Person
    * Telephone Number
    * E-mail Address
    Unfortunately this is not negotiable as agreeing to the EULA (End User License Agreement) constitutes a binding agreement between Altaro and the end user - and this cannot be entered into by the distributor or reseller on the end user's behalf.
  • Are any add-ons licensed separately?
    (e.g. Altaro Offsite Server, remote/central management tools) +

    No. Add-ons do not require a license as long as the host is assigned a Standard or Unlimited Edition license.
  • What if I didn't renew my SMA, but want to do so now? +

    If paid within 30 days of expiry, no penalty.
    If paid after 30 days of expiry, you need to purchase 2 years of SMA.
    If paid after 1 year of expiry, you need to purchase 3 years of SMA.
    If paid after 2 years of expiry, you need to purchase 4 years of SMA.
    At the point of having to purchase 4 years or more, it becomes more economical to purchase a new license.
  • Do I need to re-install if I want to upgrade from the Free Edition? +

    No, you can simply replace your Free Edition key with the new license key purchased and all the product's features will be available to you right away.
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