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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 Consultant in Computer Hardware
Consultant in Computer Hardware
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"Best VM Backup Software"

What do you like best?

Very easy to use and a very good pricing for msps

What do you dislike?

We have no troubles with the software, all good

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

Very good MSP Console

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Altaro VM Backup review by Alex L.
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"Altaro is the BEST backup product for MSP's"

What do you like best?

The product itself works perfectly. I've never only minor issues with it and when they've popped up I've been able to get them resolved quickly with the help of the support staff.

What do you dislike?

I dislike that the software can not resume an interrupted off-site backup. If the off-site replication is interrupted, it needs to start from scratch.

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

I am protecting over 50 virtual machines for my client's - all critical to their businesses continued operations. I've realized significant cost savings versus Datto and it's considerably easier to use and manage over Veeam.

What Server Backup solution do you use?

Thanks for letting us know!
Altaro VM Backup review by Consultant in Information Technology and Services
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"Fantastic Value"

What do you like best?

The Altaro Cloud Management Console makes it easy for us to manage our clients’ backups on their behalf.

What do you dislike?

Reports are generally good, but some clients have said that they could be more in-depth

Recommendations to others considering the product

By for the most cost-effective backup solution on the market

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

Backup, Disaser Recovery and test restores are all automated. Makeing Altaro very easy to manage

Altaro VM Backup review by Erin S.
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"Awesome backup software and easy to use"

What do you like best?

No hefty requirements to run the software.

The deduplication especially on the off site server is downright amazing. I have seen over 90% reductions for some vm's

Customer service and support is second to none and extremely responsive.

Keep up the good work Alfaro

What do you dislike?

I really can't think of anything at the moment. I don't really have any complaints. It just works

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

Recovery times are way down. Especially with off site server boot from backup. Even in the worst case scenario, I can have the customers servers up and running remotely in 5 minutes.

Altaro VM Backup review by Alex V.
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"Great VM Backups software"

What do you like best?

The ease of use, and speedy recovery! The management interface is very useful

What do you dislike?

Lack of permissions for users. Some shouldn't be able to access everything

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

We are solving all of our backup and recovery, and also using it to transfer VM's to new hardware!

Altaro VM Backup review by Thomas S.
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"Best Backup System Ever"

What do you like best?

Very easy backup, easy monitoring, simple license management.

Deduplication and compression is one of the outstanding features - it saves up to 50% of disk space.

What do you dislike?

For updates it is sometimes necessary to uninstall previous version. That's a little bit annoying.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Altaro is a very reliable backup system. I had to restore several servers not a single one failed to do so!

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

Hassle free and reliable backup

Altaro VM Backup review by Giacomo P.
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"Simple, Quick, Reliable"

What do you like best?

Altaro VM Backup is really easy and quick to install. After installed, very user friendly interface and simple wizard guides you through the backup and restore process. In case of trouble, support is quickly available and help you in a few minutes.

What do you dislike?

A "wish to" is to have the Office 365 console integrated in the other. But I'm sure Altaro will done this.

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

Quick Backup and easy restore to Hyper-V

Altaro VM Backup review by Administrator
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"Altaro VM Backup - Our number 1 choice"

What do you like best?

Easy to Install, super fast to set up and simple to get to the reliable backup strategy you need for multiple onsite and offsite backups. We liked it so much we on-boarded all our clients to Altaro.

Great extremely responsive support if required and a continued forward thinking development of their products make Altaro our first choice. We highly recommend it.

What do you dislike?

Honestly - There is nothing to dislike. We have used several 'other' backup products and strategies and Altaro ticks all the boxes.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Give it a go - you won't be disappointed

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

The only business problem we had to overcome was the commercial cost for the alternatives out there in the marketplace. Compared to the competition, the decision was really easy to make.

Altaro VM Backup review by Rob F.
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"Comprehensive, simple and effective backup solution"

What do you like best?

We have been using Altaro VM Backup for a number of years now and have seen the product go from strength to strength. One of the best features is the simple approach that is taken with the software. From installation from first backup takes less than 15 minutes, no fuss, it just does the job and it does it well.

What do you dislike?

There really is nothing that I dislike about the product. I would like to have seen CDP introduced in the Standard version of the product but I understand why that was not the case.

Recommendations to others considering the product

When looking at Altaro VM Backup I would recommend that other should not look at Unlimited Plus as this gives the best value for money as it include Continuous Data Protection (CDP) and native Azure backup, which provides great value for money offsite storage

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

Altaro VM Backup really does tick all of the boxes for us with the introduction of CDP and native backup to Azure blob storage. The product delivers a fantastic set of features at a great price point for our clients.

Altaro VM Backup review by Severn D.
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"Altaro - backup & recovery made easy!"

What do you like best?

The boot from backup restore functionality is invaluable - using this we can bring a failed server back to life within a minute or so, minimising downtime for the customer.

CBT allows us to continuously backup customer data where needed to ensure we meet strict RPO targets.

v8 has introduced boot from offsite backup, so we can now restore our customers services in our datacentre if they have disaster.

Backups are completed quickly, and the data is compressed considerably as to reduce network traffic (ideal for the offsite backups!).

What do you dislike?

I wish Altaro would include support backup physical servers, direct restoration of SQL databases and SharePoint farms. We currently have to use a competitors product for those areas.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Altaro offers a great feature set, and keeps going from strength to strength.

With Altaro, we're able to monitor multiple installations easily. Saving time and money for both us and our clients.

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

Using Altaro VM to backup multiple customers Hyper-V and VMWare virtual machines; love the central management console which lets me see the state of backups across all of our customers in one go.

Altaro VM Backup review by User in Information Technology and Services
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"Excellent backup solution for basic VM backup and restore for SMB/SMB+"

What do you like best?

Very well documented, very GOOD Support!!, Backup and restore works perfectly, Easy setup, Easy use!

What do you dislike?

I prefer Altaro than Veeam, easier to use and manage. More intuitive, Fast. Support by mail very very very good

Recommendations to others considering the product

Just try, and you will be covinced!

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

Efficient Backup Setup, Full control of your backups.

Altaro VM Backup review by Jonathan C.
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"Great Product, Pricing, Support and Development Cycle."

What do you like best?

- Per Host licensing (Altaro does not mind how many CPU's you have in your server!)

- Very easy to use interface, fast installation and quick product setup.

- Altaro keep things simple for users and deals with complexity behind the interface for you (eg, no setup required for clusters, all automatically dealt with for you)

- Boot from backup gets you up and running in seconds!

- CDP (Continuous Data Protection) allows us to protect VM's as often as every 5min.

- VM Image backup but with granular file level/Exhcnage message level recovery

- Very lightweight Deduplication engine that is fast and efficient.

- Offsite backup destination support with WAN optimisation, compression and deduplication.

- Backup to Azure blob storage (although ended up using Altaros offsite backup server ourself for full control over our backups with seeding support, no need to upload the initial full backup)

- Website access to backup status, push products updates, reports..etc (CMC - Cloud Management Console).

- Very easy to use USB multi-disk offsite backup drive rotations

What do you dislike?

- Large offsite backups to USB drives can take some time to update, however, it was not an issue as it runs after the primary backup location completes by default and believe the added time is mainly due to a 'check/scan process'.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Give it a try, they have a 30 day trial version which is fully unlocked...

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

- Protect our production VM's

- Offsite copies of all backups to help protect from theft, fire, flood..etc..

- Offline copies of backups to protect from Ransomware and Cryptoware.

Altaro VM Backup review by Administrator
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"Very Good Experience from Altaro Hyper-V backup"

What do you like best?

I prefer Altaro than Veeam, easier to use and manage. More intuitive, Fast. Support by mail very very very good, answer under 12 hours! While Veeam Backup (the other solution I used) is more tedious. And I never managed to make a backup on external hard drive, I contacted the support (response after 5 days), answer: "impossible in this version" (which is already quite expensive), backup only locally, useless if the server crash. So I looked for another solution, I found Altaro and since then I only install it at my clients'. J'adore ce

What do you dislike?

I would like an interface in French even if the intreface in English is easy to use

Recommendations to others considering the product

For price and use, Altaro is better than Veeam. I tested both products and my choice quickly decided. Veeam is better. Support at Veeam is very difficult whereas with Altaro you have a response very quickly. And the use is more intuitive, Veeam is really complicated and the standard version only allows backup locally, useless if the server crash.

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

Backup on external hard drive or nas, fast and efficient (not included in the stranger version of veam). A bit difficult to use at the beginning (as all software for the first time) but the support is there and responds quickly to guide us. As for the restoration, it's very easy compared to Veeam, which is a gas plant and very difficult to understand. With Altaro you select the date whose seniority is important (I was able to go back to 6 months of backup on a hard disk of 2TB USB) and the restoration is done quickly and integrates directly into the Hyper-V taking soint of disable the network card to avoid IP confilts.

Altaro VM Backup review by Neil C.
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"Easy to use cost effective VMware and Hyper- Backup"

What do you like best?

It is easy to use and set up, has lots of options for restoring and redundancy, with boot from backup option. Updates are easy, customer service is great. Its affordable and effective.

What do you dislike?

Takes a long time to restore can result in over an hour of down time, but for small business it is great. Boot from backup option can get you up and running while machine is restored

Recommendations to others considering the product

Is very cost effective method of managing your Virtual server backups in a small/medium sized business.

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

Adds redundancy easy live backups while machine are still running. Can automate or manually take backups. Sand box restore and backup health check allow me to monitor and test the stability and reliability of my backups. Error reporting is available with access to live chat to help resolve issues.

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 Денис .
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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 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 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 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 Michael E.
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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 Michael C.
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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
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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 Aaron P.
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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.

Altaro VM Backup review by Jumana H.
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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 Charles S.
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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 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 Ewan M.
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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 Daniel V.
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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 Marty B.
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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 Rob D.
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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 Massimiliano D.
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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 Tobi O.
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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 Giuliano S.
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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 Alexandre G.
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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 Joseph M.
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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 Administrator in Information Technology and Services
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 Administrator in Oil & Energy
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 Richard D.
Richard D.
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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 Eric P.
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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 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 Stephan K.
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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 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 Corey F.
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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 Administrator in Consumer Services
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 Eric T.
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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 James O.
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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 Computer Hardware
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 Shawn M.
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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 Andy C.
Andy C.
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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 Patrick G.
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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.... :)

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