Altaro VM Backup

Altaro VM Backup

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Altaro VM Backup (formerly known as Altaro Hyper-V Backup) is an easy to use backup software solution to back up and restore both Hyper-V and VMware-based virtual machines. Eliminate hassle and headaches with an easy-to-use interface, straightforward setup and a backup solution that gets the job done every time.

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Altaro VM Backup review by <span>Sravani P.</span>
Sravani P.
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"Affordable and meet basic needs"

What do you like best?

Altaro is the cheapest backup solution available in the market as per my knowledge. Installation is super easy and self explanatory. Connecting to the Data centers is very easy and the whole process is pretty seamless. Maintenance costs are minimal and the support is good.

What do you dislike?

I personally dislike the limitations on its usage. I do not know if the company is fully evolved but they really need to work on all the available backup options which are already being provided by the existing Backup companies like Veeam and Veritas (Of course , they are much expensive than Altaro but has the capability of almost doing anything).

Main issues with using Altaro is, you cannot backup a physical machine and the company says that they are designed for backing up virtual machines only, but they should keep in mind that physical machines are as important as virtual machines. Now a days almost all the companies got their machines 80 to 90% virtual but not 100%.

Another issue is you cannot backup any of your virtual Machines to Network attached Storage or the Tape Library. This is a major down fall.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you like something affordable to backup your virtual Data Center, this is the right product. Remember they can't backup to NAS or Tape Libraries at this point.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Easy to use interface. Seamless installation and connecting data Centers hosts and storage's. Restoring from the backups are very simple and we are able to go as granular as needed and this helps us to pull a particular file which has been deleted or modified unintentionally.

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Altaro VM Backup review by <span>Aaron P.</span>
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"Fast and effective Hyper-V backup"

What do you like best?

Altaro is extremely flexible, with the ability to setup multiple schedules and multiple backup locations. Backups are impressively quick (backing up a 1TB hyper-v VM takes less than 2 hours), and restores are equally as quick. In addition, it does an excellent job at incremental backups, so that you can keep a history of your VM's instead of just having a current snapshot. And, perhaps most impressively, if you're only backing up 1 or 2 VMs, Altaro is absolutely free.

What do you dislike?

The initial setup is a bit complicated, and the number of options available can be overwhelming.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Evaluating is free, and backing up 2 or less VMs is free. There is very little reason not to check it out.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Altaro allows me to effectively backup Hyper-V virtual machines quickly and efficiently. Unlike Windows built-in Windows Server Backup, Altaro allows me to set multiple schedules of when and where I would like the various VM's to be backed up. In addition, it is significantly faster than Windows Server Backup, and significantly easier to restore from.

What Backup solution do you use?

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Altaro VM Backup review by <span>Jumana H.</span>
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"Continous Data protection for Virtual machines."

What do you like best?

In addition to the simplicity of the product, I liked many more features in Altaro; such as, CDP ( Continuous Data Protection) in this feature there is no way to lose you data because your machines will be backed up every 5 minutes !

* Simple installation required, no complexity in any step. Even inside the management console, you can protect your machines by only dragging them to the desired backup schedule.

* I like the detailed dashboarding, I can know the size of every backed up machine and the time taken to be backed up, in addition to duplication percentage.

* RTO is really small, restoring entire machine can take few minutes !!

* Great support and easy to report any issue.

*Off site backup is perfect for disaster recovery.

What do you dislike?

Well, there are many missing points which I wish if they could add them on the road map:

* No physical machines backup ! only virtual.

* Reports can't be downloaded as PDF.

* Not File-level backup, I need to backup the whole machine.

* The destination always be on the host, I wish sometimes to backup one VM to another inside the host.

*Not supported some applications, only SQL and exchange

Recommendations to others considering the product

I recommend it to users who have virtual environment

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Backup and disaster recovery. Altaro helps the company to protect their data and reduce the RTO .

Altaro VM Backup review by <span>Charles S.</span>
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"Great backup software for Virtual Machines."

What do you like best?

Automated testing, Azure integration for offsite backups and ability to restore from a backup in 10 minutes or less. The Cloud Management Console allows for management of many host servers (Both Hyper-V and VM Ware) from one pane of glass.

What do you dislike?

Over complicated and limited functionality in the retention policies.

The email summaries that notify you of backup failures across hosts need to be simplified. They are pretty hard to read. A simple list of problems would be excellent.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This will allow you to manage your own backup solution for virtual servers without having to lease any device from one of the big names in this space.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use Altaro to backup our clients' virtual machines locally and offsite. Using a powerful NAS device for local backups allows us to boot a virtual machine directly from the NAS for very quick restores. This has been helpful when an infected user device has destroyed data on a server. The offsite storage feature allows us to utilize our own data center or Azure to hold data outside the building to protect against fire or other disaster.

Altaro VM Backup review by <span>Marty B.</span>
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"Amazingly simple, incredibly effective."

What do you like best?

Many vendors of all types tout 'intuitive interface' but Altaro has it cold. The product was installed, connected and ready to make our first backup (during eval) in less than 20 minutes, with just a quick read of their 'get started' doc.Implementing more sophisticated features such as off site replication were similarly easy. The licensing options are simple for us and for our clients, and the difference between versions is also simple to comprehend and to explain to our clients.

What do you dislike?

We would like to see a workstation backup product available.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Try this first - for VM or HyperV backup, nothing is a seasy to set up and run, in our experience. I wish PC backup was this easy as well!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We find that backups are very fast after the initial full backup; we are able to quickly test the 'run-ability' of the backup for disaster recovery, individual file restores are easy and quick. This allows us to show the value and operation of our d/r plans for our customers. Also, the remote replication is a great feature and allows us to serve as backup for our client for true d/r implementation. So it is a revenue generator as well.

Altaro VM Backup review by <span>Giuliano S.</span>
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"The efficiency of Altaro Backup"

What do you like best?

I have been using this product for more than three years and from the first moment I realized that it was a valid help in the work of the system administrator. IT Work like a Charm. Fast configuration and central management with is dashboard. This Dashboard let manage all our customers, get up to date the product, create configurations to deploy to the installation. technical support is offered with the utmost professionalism and speed. On those occasions when I needed to address them, the problems have always been solved. Using the wan offsite backup, you can back up multiple customers on the same server and manage everything from a single console. in the last version the continuous data protection has been added which allows to make very frequent backups.

What do you dislike?

This product can't backup a physical server but maybe in future it will be possible and in some situations is not needed. Nothing else to report.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Try it and you will not change

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I solved problem of backup on hypervisor with VMware and Hyper-V. with a cloud server, you can enable the backup wan so that you also have an encrypted offsite backup. The utility is made available by Altaro at no cost and is equipped with an excellent compression protocol. Which allowed me to make cloud backups also of customers with not very high-performance internet lines.

Altaro VM Backup review by <span>Alexandre G.</span>
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"Flexible Backup solution for VMs"

What do you like best?

I really appreciate the ease of use of the solution provided by Altaro. It is very easy to just install the software, or update it and then just set it up under 10 minutes to get your backups rolling. When you first start the sofware it even guides you in the first few crucial steps. The software will ask you to add a licence and then set a backup location and a schedule for all your virtual machines. Once it is done you just need to press "take backup" and wait for the magic to do it's trick.

You also have a lot of choice when it comes to where you want to backup your files. It can be on a local drive, usb drive, network drive. You can set an external backup that could be a drive rotation or even set yourself an offsite server to receive the backups at an other location very easily.

What do you dislike?

There is nothing that comes to mind as a deal breaker.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I recommend testing it out with a service provider that can get your a monthly license if you aren't sure and want to give it a solid try. You can always have a few trial as well or even be full free if your needs are small because Altaro does provide a solution for free licensing for 2 VMs.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It saves many of my client from accidental deletes or ransomwares.

Altaro VM Backup review by <span>Tobi O.</span>
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"We're using Altaro VM Backup for our Hyper-V cluster since 2015 and are quite happy with it."

What do you like best?

The product is really ease to use and the user interface shows all of the features in a

very useful way. Over the time Altaro has added many new features but the overall look

and feel keeps the same. So even with a major upgrade you're still familiar with the

features and usage.

What do you dislike?

We hope that we get a germany Version also backup from physical machines would be good if it would be implemented

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

With 4 Hyper-V hosts in our cluster Altaro also requires 4 licenses as it is licensed per

host. Using the largest edition "Unlimited Plus" we have a total SRP of 2900,00 EUR

for our cluster which is a very good pricing compared to some other vendors.

Altaro VM Backup review by Administrator in Information Technology and Services
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"A great, easy tool use that I couldn't live without"

What do you like best?

The UI is very easy to navigate around, even without being an IT professional

Restore VMs quickly but also an option to just restore certain files, folders or an exchange mailbox

Good compression which allows us to have a longer retention policy

What do you dislike?

It would be nice if Altaro would backup the host as well so another backup solution isn't needed for this.

Recommendations to others considering the product

The unlimited/unlimited plus is worth the upgrade if you have Exchange or would like very frequent backups such as backup hourly

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

With our old backup solution we use to have to keep monitoring the backups as they would often fail, requiring us to spend time fixing it for it to only fail the next day. We have had Altaro for just under a year and have felt it to be much more reliable than the other solutions we have tried. We had an issue once however their support helped us on the spot though their live chat feature in the Altaro console.

Altaro VM Backup review by <span>Денис .</span>
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"Truly hassle-free"

What do you like best?

Up and running in 5-10 minutes. No need to chase prerequisites, setup databases or anything: we just ran setup and in 5 minutes we got list of our VMware and Hyper-V virtual machines ready to be added to backup plan.

Product complies with land&expand approach flawlessly, saving you more space the more machines you back up :)

We have two offices in two cities, and now we can see what is happening with backups in both locations from one console, keeping track on every virtual machine and both internal and external backup storages we use.

That's a true value in a few clicks from where you are right now!

What do you dislike?

Only virtual machines are supported for backup - the world is still moving to a virtual/cloud and there will be years until it will be enough to backup only virtual machines.

It is not critical dislike though, because critical part of infrastructure (databases, web-servers, version control systems, mailservers, etc.) are already virtualized.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Try it yourself - will not take much time, most likely you will love product from first clicks.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The main problem - is a risk of data loss. Altaro VM Backup closes that gap for us with guarantee in form of automatic copies verification/checking - it creates a straightforward trust in our relationship with software, we know for sure that in case of emergency, our virtual machines will return to service in no time.

Altaro VM Backup review by <span>Joseph M.</span>
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"Great product for VM backup! "

What do you like best?

Simple setup, very easy to use. Backup times are short, and the file level restore is a great tool. Altaro support is also quick and reliable. I have been using this product for years....you get a lot for a minimal cost.

What do you dislike?

Not much negative at all.....if there is a backup error, sometimes the description and error codes are not easy to understand, but support can clarify.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Purchase it and try it out...you will love it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Having the piece of mind that our entire VM environment is being backed up locally and offsite is priceless. The file level restore has come in handy a number of times as well, and is a quick and easy process.

Altaro VM Backup review by <span>Massimiliano D.</span>
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"Altaro the best convergenze for Hyper-V / VmWare backup"

What do you like best?

simply....this is for me the best description of that solution. just to conenct the repository backup, assign at him the VM and configure the retation...that's all.... you are ready for have all backup, then you can forget him :)

What do you dislike?

nothing. i had find that solution, for the first time on my life, without issue.... so, i use the solution for take backup of the my 12 VM, have the report each time, have the full controll of the state from onpremise and via cloud CMC too....what can i ask other :)

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you use a multiple scenario where there is hyper-v and Vmware, this is the solution that made for you

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

i find a solution that give me the possibility to have backup of all my VM. with retentation granular way and Gfs/CDP feature in it....Altaro have all that.... finally i can have a backup of a VM with the gestional in it each 5 mintue......

Altaro VM Backup review by <span>Ewan M.</span>
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"Very efficient, easy to use VM Backup solution"

What do you like best?

My customers are always very impressed with the CMC and how easy and efficient it is to manage their Altaro installations across different sites from just one location. The technical support team are always incredibly helpful with any queries I have and the response time is very good! From my position as a distributor with Altaro, it makes working with them very easy and confident when introducing it to customers.

What do you dislike?

Would like to see a physical backup feature being added.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Helping my customer base to find a great VM backup solution for both compliance and potential DR scenarios.

Altaro VM Backup review by <span>Rob D.</span>
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"Backup Admin for cloud and on-premise Hypewr-V servers"

What do you like best?

Clean UI interface design, it's non cluttered and is better that a web page based interface (way better)

What do you dislike?

only complaint maybe the restoring form cloud and seeding by the WAN but could be connection related

Recommendations to others considering the product

if you have hyper v or VMware this makes VM restores, both on and offsite much more reliable and efficient.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Ease of use and training others to monitor or create VM backup jobs, easy scheduler to see at glance what and when jobs are scheduled, (very important to me as other jobs don't step on the backups)

Altaro VM Backup review by <span>Michael E.</span>
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"Seemless"

What do you like best?

The product is very simple to use. We are able to manage everything from one pain of glass.

What do you dislike?

It only works for Virtual Servers. It would be nice if they came out with a product for Physical Servers as well.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Buy it. Very easy to scale up and down.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have gotten rid of all other backup products. With the reporting and offsite backups I am able to give my customers a one stop solution. And the alerts help us stay on top of any issues that arise.

Altaro VM Backup review by <span>Corey F.</span>
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"Altaro Product Review"

What do you like best?

The simplicity of setting up the software and backups, The seeding process is somewhat quick. Upgrades are straight forward and quick. Restoring is easy. but will take some time depending on the size of the Virtual Machines. The cost of the system is comparable to most others out there. maybe a little less then the competitors.

What do you dislike?

Not able to backup straight to Blob storage in Azure. Have to run an extra Virtual Machines in Azure to get offsite backups for the system. but other then that its a great software. The amount of time it takes to offload the data to the offsite location. But seeding this data would speed things up.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Try it out and you won't regret it. If you can seed your offsite with the data first. It will be quicker. Its great for a small Virtual Machine base. But it will work with large Virtual machine systems and hosts. Just be more to manage and backups will take longer to complete. But other then that this software works great.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Offsite Backups and Disaster Recovery. Backups are backed up offsite for easy access. Redundant data for backups and recovery.

Altaro VM Backup review by <span>Rodrigo D.</span>
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"Easy to set up but expensive"

What do you like best?

It's very reliable and dependable. It never crashed on me and never lost a backup. Altaro is indeed specialized in backing up virtual machines. Since Altaro has begun backing up, I never seen a failed backup again.

What do you dislike?

It's expensive and does not work with Virtualbox

Recommendations to others considering the product

Altaro VM offers very dependable and secure backups with excellent support. However, the price for this service is high. I recommend using the trial in a mock setup and see how it works out for you.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It solves our backup needs.

Altaro VM Backup review by Administrator in Oil & Energy
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"Altaro VM Backup is Fantastic!"

What do you like best?

In the 17 years my wife has had her business, I've been searching for backup software that is reliable, efficient easy to use, and requires no maintenance. Altaro VM Backup is the first product I've found that meets all of these criteria. The deduplication, offsite backup server with WAN acceleration, and testing capabilities are some of my favorite features. Also, the one time I had to use support (for a how-to question), they were extremely helpful and responsive. If you want a product that "just works", look no further!

What do you dislike?

I wish it supported taking a bare-metal image backup of the host O/S. Then, it would be a complete backup solution if I lost the entire server.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's reliable, efficient, intuitive and easy to use. I highly recommend it!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It allows me to easily backup/restore my critical data and automatically save a copy offsite.

Altaro VM Backup review by <span>Graeme E.</span>
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"Quite effective, for the price."

What do you like best?

It's relatively cheap and easy to use. For a simple once a day backup of a virtual server it's pretty effective. Backups can target removable disks, local NAS or a remote server pretty easily with built in encryption if you need it.

What do you dislike?

Running more than one backup per day isn't that great, it's possible but the load the backup process seems to place on the server it really is best left as an out of hours process.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are restrained by cost and are happy with a single backup per day then it will do, If you can afford it then look at Veeam, it's far superior. If any of your VMs have pass-through disks, these cannot be backed up using this product. The tech support is reasonably good, which is fortunate as it seems quite frequently needed.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Cheap daily backups of VMs. Its simple to install and manage and simple to monitor.

Altaro VM Backup review by Administrator in Information Technology and Services
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"Altaro VM Backup"

What do you like best?

The fact that it is so easy to use and have a really user-friendly and simple interface.

The central management with it's drag-and-drop interface and e-mail notification of backup status.

The possibility to setup different schedules and backup times for each VM on each hypervisor.

What do you dislike?

That there still isn't a webinterface or Mobile App available for monitoring/managing backups.

Would be nice not having to login to the central managing server when needing to add or change backup-settings.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Give is a try. They have a free version that lets you backup 2 VMs per host to try it in your dev-env.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It takes care of both onsite and offsite backup with a very user-friendly drag-and-drop interface for both onsite and offsite backup and backup schedule.

With easy central management and email notification.

Altaro VM Backup review by <span>Brent Q.</span>
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"Not originally a MSP or VMware software package but have moved that way!"

What do you like best?

Low cost and great feature set. On premise (Disk) replication off site (Disk). Covers both quick recovery and disaster recovery.

What do you dislike?

Error messages are more cryptic them most but support is great for working with you.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Hyper-V focused but not limited. V7 added some great dedupe options and the data storage reduction is about 15% from prior version.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Multiple clients backup their Hyper-V hosts to a local NAS and then replicate backups over WAN to our data center. All data is encrypted when leaving local premise and can be encrypted on premise if desired. End use (client IT) can do basic recovery and configuration while offsite replication is stupid simple.

Altaro VM Backup review by <span>Daniel V.</span>
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"Great vm backup solution"

What do you like best?

Very easy and straight forward. Free version allows a usage of most options for a few vms

What do you dislike?

Support was hard to reach during eastern time zone work hours ( had to wake up at 4am to get a remote session)

Recommendations to others considering the product

Try the trial to see if it's what you need, it also has VM ware backup

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Backup of all my Hyper-V infrastructure with file level restore, exchange and SQL backup

Altaro VM Backup review by <span>Richard D.</span>
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"Simple and effective"

What do you like best?

Installation is fast and easy. Deduplication and compression greatly reduce the need for backup space. It is targeted towards those who are completely virtualized. This allows them to create a focused, lean, inexpensive product. They do have products for those who are not virtualized.

What do you dislike?

Nothing really. Like all software, there were a few things unique to Altaro we had to learn. The documentation and support made this a painless process.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Regular, frequent backups. Easy backups to offsite server. Increased protection from data loss. Increased protection from damage to our physical location.

Altaro VM Backup review by <span>Jim B.</span>
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"Simple, fast, affordable and reliable Hyper-V backup software"

What do you like best?

I've been using this to back up half a dozen hyper-v 2012 R2 guests to USB and over WAN to a remote site for a few months now. I've had no problems at all with the software; it's easy to set up and use, the reports and interface are clear and it's not had any hiccups at all. Support is always very quick to reply either on the website or the integrated LiveChat, and have always had the answers I've needed.

What do you dislike?

There's a lack of detail in the reports/logs, and the progress indicators don't give any information about transfer speed, size of the file currently transferring or ETA. Generally not very verbose; I appreciate the simple, uncluttered interface most of the time but it would be nice for more data to be available if hunted for.

More flexibility in backup schedules and locations would be nice; any given VM can only be backed up to one local and one remote destination.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Take advantage of the 30-day free trial. For that matter, see if the free version of the product fits your requirement!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Requirement: Backing up Hyper-V 2012 R2 guests.

Benefits realized: Backin up Hyper-V 2012 R2 guests.

Altaro VM Backup review by <span>Eric P.</span>
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"Altaro is great for 1-10 virtual server hosts"

What do you like best?

How easy Altaro is to configure for both onsite and offsite backup. The offsite backup portion is free to install on a desktop or server offsite and very easy to start offsite backups via either a seed or straight over the Internet.

What do you dislike?

Offsite backups will cancel if there are any connectivity issues. I would like it to keep trying to restart from where it stopped if the Internet has a few second outage.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Very easy to configure backup for virtual servers.

Altaro VM Backup review by <span>Jason S.</span>
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"Easy to use and setup. Very reliable!"

What do you like best?

Set up was a breeze and love the offsite backup option. It is also very reliable. I have not had any major issues with it doing what I need it to do. Weather I've needed to restore just a few files or a full VM it has been very quick.

What do you dislike?

The only issue I have had is with notifications on major updates. I do not always see the emails about them and when you check the software it says your up to date.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Like any good software should, it just works!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

All of our internal systems run on VM's in the office and a few in the cloud. Being able to access the backups locally as well as a copy in the cloud has helped us solidify our disaster recovery plan.

Altaro VM Backup review by Executive Sponsor in Information Technology and Services
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"Experience has been good."

What do you like best?

The MSP module is great. It allows us to not only backup our own infrastructure but also to backup client environments outside our network

What do you dislike?

Some of the navigation and management functions are not as feature rich as say Veeam.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Its a good alternative to Veeam and great for MSP's. You will not get all the same features and ease of use as Veeam but you can generally get everything done with Altaro.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Backup as a Service for Customers

Altaro VM Backup review by <span>Dustin A.</span>
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"Awesome Product, Great Price, Doesn't Miss Much"

What do you like best?

The ease. What a great product. It is fast, works every time. It allows me to sleep better at night knowing that my backups are going to be taken care of!

The product is very reasonable in terms of cost, the customer support is very helpful, all thought I have not had to use them very often. The product just works

What do you dislike?

I wish you could have the UI open on more than one machine.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Complete backup of VM's using VMWARE and HYPERV - We have had to recover on VM completely, that hosted out proprietary inventory software. Altaro performed flawlessly and we had the VM stood up again in a very short time frame.

Altaro VM Backup review by <span>Jon G.</span>
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"Excellent Software at a Great Price! "

What do you like best?

Altaro's Software provides me with a full copy of each VM and all its data. The Interface is very user friendly and the initial setup took no time at all. We have been running the software for over 2 years now and have had very few issues with it. We have done around 10 restores over the years and every one of them have been successful.

What do you dislike?

Not much. Maybe some integration into existing cloud services for storage offsite could be useful. Every once in a while we will have to delete a backup of a server at start a fresh one, as it will stop backing up.

If there was anyway to included ISCSI drives in the backup that would be useful too, but I don't think would even be possible.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are required by the State to give them a backup plan every year. This is software meets the requirements of that plan. With this software we are able to utilize our own storage at each site as backup storage. While also allowing us to backup our 2nd copy to a cloud service.

Altaro VM Backup review by <span>Brent M.</span>
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"Very intuitive, easy to configure and manage backup solution for HyperV and VMWare."

What do you like best?

Easy scheduling of backup jobs

Easy to use interface

Reporting tools and monitoring interfaces are nice

Quick setup with regards to implementation in HyperV environment

What do you dislike?

Could have better connections to cloud/offsite storage vendors.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Verify that Altaro runs fully in your environment and do some test runs to verify that you can get a full incremental between scheduled snapshots of servers or your jobs will run over each other and just constantly run taking up valuable CPU resources and disk space.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Point in time recover/restore options are now available as well as file level restore instead of doing a full VM restore. This helps in restore times and lowers impact on business.

Altaro VM Backup review by <span>Paul H.</span>
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"Got to be the best in market!"

What do you like best?

The altaro VM Backup is the best in market, having used other well known names for many years, we moved to Altaro about 12 months ago , we now get a lot less failure of backups , they take less server time and are easy to part restore from,

What do you dislike?

Can't think of anything to dislike this for,

Recommendations to others considering the product

This is a very reliable bit of software to control your backups and will save you server time!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Backing up out internal server , and being able to restore individual files.

The main benefit is the saving of time / utilization of server as well as the security of very low failure rate,

Altaro VM Backup review by <span>Michael C.</span>
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"Comprehensive robust and well priced"

What do you like best?

We use Altaro and like the fact that it does what is promised, with little confusion and it has all of the bells and whistles that we need. It is an effective, straightforward tool for backing up,

What do you dislike?

Nothing in particular is missing from the solution it addresses our needs perfectly.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Backing up our live systems and providing our business with a platform to recover from in the event of a problem.

Altaro VM Backup review by Administrator in Marketing and Advertising
Administrator in Marketing and Advertising
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"Great backup software"

What do you like best?

This software is very easy to use, it doesn't take a lot of technical know how. I love the feature that lets you restore individual files, this feature has beer extremely useful in more than one occasion.

What do you dislike?

At least in the version we use, I dislike the fact that there is no option to auto delete the oldest backup when the backup drive is full. Instead the backup will just fail.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would and have recommended this software to other small business owners who are interested in backup their virtual servers.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This software has streamlined our server backup operations. We use to use MS Server backup but would constantly be having problems with it which then would cost us money to fix having to bring in our IT contractor, this software is so simple to use and we haven't had issues yet.

Altaro VM Backup review by <span>Richard B.</span>
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"Extremely adaptable, tremendous support, Would highly reccomend"

What do you like best?

Simplicity, does what it says,.

Recovery is simple too, be it an entire VHD or a granular file restore.

What do you dislike?

There can be problems in different versions of the software, client , hosts. To reboot an entire host system take careful planning, and is required when updating. Possibly this could be made more streamline.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Its a great tool, with the trial options, the free 2 guest license, its a no brainer to try. We did and quickly upgraded to 4 full licenses.

Use the sandbox restore, use the granular restore. Very easy to use and they work with very little interactions. Takes a little bit of time to get the schedules right, but once these are worked out you will find the software fire and forget almost!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have recently started to use the Offsite backups also, great facility.

Altaro VM Backup review by <span>Sven B.</span>
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"Altaro VM Backup"

What do you like best?

The Configuration is simple but all the necessary information can be easily configured via assistant.

Disaster Recovery works excellent!

What do you dislike?

The Prices recently increased for a siginficant amount.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Backup Solutions for Hyper-V-Based WIndows Servers. On- and offsite Backup via NAS and USB Storages

Altaro VM Backup review by <span>Eric T.</span>
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"Altaro VM Backup is Awesome"

What do you like best?

The product works exactly as promised and works great. It has been absolutely bulletproof since installation.

What do you dislike?

I have not found any dislikes or cons to this product

Recommendations to others considering the product

Download the trial and check it out... you won't be disappointed.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

At one client's network, they have 3 physical servers running 2 guest servers on each. This 6 server system provides the flexibility the client needed. Altaro is easily backing up all those guest servers with ease. Recently one of the users downloaded some ransomware...which encrypted all the Microsoft Office files on one of the users shares server. I was able to easily replace those filed and get school campus back up and running in just minutes. Fabulous product.

Altaro VM Backup review by Administrator
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"Awesome bit of software"

What do you like best?

Powerful software, but at the same time easy to navigate and use. dosent take weeks to teach engineers to use it and if anything goes wrong support are absolutely great.

What do you dislike?

error reporting on failed backups dont give much info on the problem.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Providing a managed server backup that we can monitor from one screen via the portal.

Altaro VM Backup review by <span>Stephan K.</span>
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"Best backup software for Hyper-V"

What do you like best?

Ease of use, speed (since V 7.0), reliability, stability, CMC

What do you dislike?

Restoring an existing guest system is a little bit clumpsy (directory structure)

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Disaster recovery for all of our customers. Central management over CMC.

Altaro VM Backup review by <span>Shawn M.</span>
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"Altaro a home run for virtual server backups / Physical backups."

What do you like best?

Great product, great support, great cost per value. Really no complaints. I have used much more expensive software with much less success. I have restored multiple servers, multiple times and never had an issue. An absolute buy for any server administrator.

What do you dislike?

Had a few issues with Volume Shadow Copy, more of a windows problem.

Recommendations to others considering the product

No question about this product.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Backing up and restoring servers. Reliable every time.

Altaro VM Backup review by User in Information Technology and Services
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"Excellent and affordable"

What do you like best?

How easy this software is to setup and it is also affordable

What do you dislike?

Online chat dose not work behind proxy server that requires authentication.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The hyper-v backup software allowed me to perform back ups of our servers quickly and confirm that the backups are valid as well as backups to secondary locations for security at an affordable cost other software was too complicated or to expensive to justify the cost.

Altaro VM Backup review by <span>Andy C.</span>
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"SImple to install and configure; and extremely effective"

What do you like best?

Easy Installation

Speed of backup

Ease of recovery

Response and effectiveness of Altaro Support

Cost

What do you dislike?

Error logging not as clear as it could be

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Provides an ideal backup solution to our customers, who are often SME's with less than 50 users with a single HyperV host and typically 2 or 3 Guest VM's. Also an ideal solution for my R&D 2 node HyperV cluster

Altaro VM Backup review by Administrator in Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
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"Great Product"

What do you like best?

I like the fact that the item was a great price, and the safety and security of the backup. This was recommended to us by our I.T. guy and we couldn't be happier. We recently upgraded to a new server and wanted the best back up available and feel that we definitely got it.

What do you dislike?

There is nothing to dislike. The unit is small in size so that it does not take up a lot of room, and very efficient.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would recommend this backup to business large and small. It is a great price

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Before our server upgrade we were using a backup with tapes that were extremely expensive. The Altaro VM Backup is small in size, yet can do what we need in a shorter amount of time. The new tapes that go with it are much better than what we were using and are also much less expensive, making this item very cost effective for small businesses.

Altaro VM Backup review by <span>Jeremy H.</span>
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"Great Hyper-V and VMWare backup!"

What do you like best?

The interface is super easy to use and the software has been very reliable. They are quick to respond for support. They keep adding features and making it super intuitive to use, the UI design is very good and responsive.

What do you dislike?

There isn't anything I don't like about the product. Right now they have everything that I need.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We needed to backup hyper-v cluster efficiently and using as little space as possible.

Altaro VM Backup review by <span>Patrick G.</span>
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"Altaro Backup Software"

What do you like best?

`Exellent product. Not one issue with it. Extremely reliable and dependable. Easy to navigate. Need a solid backup softwre? Look no further.

What do you dislike?

Not one thing. I think the software is great the way it is.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Just do it!

Do not waste your time vascillating over other products. This one is a no-brainer.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This took the stress out of my daily responsibilities. You set it up and it just goes. Have not had one failed backup since we integrated it into our system. "Old Faithful" has a new face.... :)

Altaro VM Backup review by <span>Werner S.</span>
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"Good VM backup software"

What do you like best?

easy interface, cheap. works with no high performance

What do you dislike?

Sometimes it hangs with no reason. offsite location backup fails if connection is broken for a few minites dos not automaticly restores the backup

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

at the moment a'm resoving backup of one mailbox

Altaro VM Backup review by Consultant in Computer Software
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"Great Product, we are rolling out to all of our customers"

What do you like best?

So easy to manage and reliable backups! With great compression and off-site functionality

What do you dislike?

The is nothing to dislike about this it's great!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Provides a great DR solution with the off-site backup options and provides great benefits with storage with up to 75% compression!

Altaro VM Backup review by Administrator in Computer Software
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"Altaro Hyper-V backup Review"

What do you like best?

Ease of use and customer service is outstanding. While I have had very few problems with the backup, when there are any issues, they are resolved quickly. the software is extremely easy to use and very intuitive.

What do you dislike?

If there are error messages, they can be difficult to decipher. Customer Support is very handy in those cases.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If anybody is looking for a product that is easy to use, and requires the ability to restore down to the file level, this is the software for you.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have many virtual servers in my organization and without this backup service, we would be in dire straights if we had to restore them without this software.

Altaro VM Backup review by Consultant
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"High performance backup solution with affordable price"

What do you like best?

The product has an intuitive interface easy to handle and high compression performance for an affordable price. The support is really excellent and fast!

What do you dislike?

Nothing in particular except the lack of a physical backup feature.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Solid backup solution for virtual servers, quick to install (first backup in few minutes), with advanced control and a cloud management console that making life easy.

Altaro VM Backup review by Administrator in Consumer Services
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"Excellent product"

What do you like best?

My first time using this software and I must say I'm really impressed how easy it is to use. When you consider how well it backs up virtual machines and how easy well worth the cost of the standard license. Last time I was using hyper V (3 years ago) backing up the VM was a big task and a worry but this software is absolutely amazing.

What do you dislike?

I haven't found anything i dislike about this product

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

backing up Virtual machine in Hyper V

Altaro VM Backup review by <span>Richard D.</span>
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"Altering VM Zbackup"

What do you like best?

Ability to retain months of backups for recovery. Also the user interface is easy to use.

What do you dislike?

In our one experience extracting a backup due to problems after monthly patch install the process was a bit complex and confusing.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We run a county 9-1-1 and dispatch center that requires 24/7/365 uptime and swift disaster recovery Altero helps us meet that need.

Altaro VM Backup review by Administrator in Computer Hardware
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"When you have try all the other backup software"

What do you like best?

This software is easy and simple.

I can manage copies without difficulty.

Most important, recoveries are fast.

What do you dislike?

No downside.

Perhaps a problem related to Windows updates, but the technical service helps you quickly to solve them.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Backups of virtual machines in small and medium businesses are simple and inexpensive.

Altaro VM Backup review by <span>Ray D.</span>
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"Review of Altaro Backup"

What do you like best?

Very easy to use and lets you know how its succeeding or not.

What do you dislike?

I would have to say the new interface is much easier, couple items could be easier.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Its very reasonably priced and much simpler to setup then competitive products. A great value.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Its a great way to protect your virtual systems

Altaro VM Backup review by <span>Greg F.</span>
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"Quick and Easy Backups"

What do you like best?

Individual file restore, you can dig in to a hyper-v file and extract a single file.

What do you dislike?

Manual backups seem to stumble at times, but scheduled backups are pretty solid.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Requires 2008 R2 at least, disappointed it did not work on 2008

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Extra backup source with little space required, easy to archive VMs

Altaro VM Backup review by <span>James O.</span>
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"Altaro is a wonderfull product, easy to use and very reliable."

What do you like best?

1) Management Console is easy to use

2) Small footprint - installation size is small

3) Reliable

What do you dislike?

So far nothing. The support team and always a chat away

Recommendations to others considering the product

Easy to configure and setup

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Backups just work, and if not, customer support is always on hand.

Altaro VM Backup review by Administrator in Information Technology and Services
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"Quick and easy and effortable"

What do you like best?

Altaro is incredibly easy to use and has a fair license policy.

What do you dislike?

Altaro backups virtual machines. It would be great to get this for physical machines, too.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Just try it, you will understand it completely within seconds.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The greatest benefit is the price in relation to the feature set.

Altaro VM Backup review by <span>Andy B.</span>
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"Perfect Product for our purposes."

What do you like best?

Easy to setup, tested on several occasions and always provides a fast and reliable platform to ensure our data is safe

What do you dislike?

The licensing has no attractive break points for multiple installs on different servers.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Backing up our virtual servers.

Altaro VM Backup review by Consultant in Information Technology and Services
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"Fantastic Product"

What do you like best?

Easy and fast to set up, intuitive interface, works flawlessly.

What do you dislike?

Lack of ability to have multiple different backup sets of different types. (ie can't do cloud and rdx at same time for same server)

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have used it to replace Symantec backup Exec that has not been very reliable and costly...

Altaro VM Backup review by User in Information Technology and Services
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"Reliable VM Backup solution"

What do you like best?

Backup & replication, Augmented Inline Deduplication

What do you dislike?

I cannot say that there is something i dislike

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The main issue is the deduplication and the exchange item level restore

Altaro VM Backup review by User in Real Estate
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"First Time User"

What do you like best?

Ease of purchase; through the website and secure purchase of software.

What do you dislike?

Nothing yet, just the first time of use.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Secure Backup problems

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