Easy to use, yet full-featured to create a rock solid backup strategy

Altaro VM Backup's affordable pricing doesn’t mean it lacks on features. We have the best deduplication in the industry, efficient compression algorithms and multiple offsite backup options. You'll get a backup solution packed with powerful tools and great performance at unbeatable value.

Augmented Inline Deduplication

Reduce backup storage requirements, and significantly speed up backups and restores.

Offsite backup

Replicate backups to an offsite location boosted with WAN acceleration or alternatively to a local network (LAN) path or set of rotated disks.

Boot VM

Instantly boot any VM version from the backup location and continue to restore data in the background.

Back up live VMs

Back up Hyper-V & VMware VMs with zero downtime by leveraging Microsoft VSS.

vCenter & CSV Support

Fully supports Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV) and VMware vCenter.

Fast Compression Algorithms

Leverage processors’ multithreading to boost up backup speed and reduce CPU requirements.

Flexible scheduling & queue

Schedule backups using grouped backup schedules or individual VMs.

Remote & Central console

Easily control, configure and monitor jobs for all your Hyper-V and VMware hosts, through a single console.

File & Exchange Item-Level Restore

Restore Individual Files or Exchange Items instantly from VM backups.

Automated test drills

Set an automated schedule to test the integrity of your backups for peace of mind

Flexible backup destinations

Multiple backup destinations for local backups and offsite copies.

Live chat support

Live chat support and easily send diagnostic log files to send to our support team.

One single pane of glass

Monitor and manage all your Hyper-V and VMware hosts from a single console.

  • Intuitive user interface making it easy to configure, no need to dig deep to find hidden settings
  • Central Console - Easily control, configure and monitor jobs for all your Hyper-V and VMware guest VMs across all hosts, through a single console
  • Remotely manage and configure all your backup/restore jobs
  • Queue up backup/restore jobs and move on to the next item on your list
  • With the Unlimited Plus Edition you'll get the Cloud Management Console; an online console to manage and control all your backups.


Backup you can rely on

Altaro VM Backup is designed for ease of use but packs great performance and powerful features to meet your disaster recovery needs.

  • Schedule jobs to back up live VMs by leveraging Microsoft VSS with Zero downtime
  • Full support for Cluster Shared Volumes & VMware vCenter
  • Compression and Military grade encryption
  • Multiple local backup locations or UNC share, and can replicate backups to an offsite location for additional DR protection.
  • RESTful API for advanced automation and reporting functionality

Fast recovery and restore options

Altaro VM Backup offer you a host of tools to recover what you need, FAST

  • Instantly restore individual Files and Exchange emails directly from a VM backup
  • OnePass restores for FAST recovery of VMs
  • Restore an individual or a group of VMs to a different host or cloned VMs.
  • Instantly boot a VM from backup. The VM may optionally be restored in the background while booted without losing any changes.

Support for multiple technologies

  • Back up Exchange Server and SQL VMs or other applications compatible with Microsoft VSS Writer
  • Back up file consistent Linux VMs without shutting down the machine.
  • Flexible Backup Destinations: Save Backups to a local drive or UNC share. Save Offsite copies to local drive, UNC share, to single or multiple locations (swapped) or offsite (WAN) Altaro Backup Server.
  • Support Backup Media: USB External Drives and Flash Drives eSata External Drives // File Server Network Shares (via UNC) // NAS devices (via UNC) // Internal Hard Drives (recommended only for evaluation purposes) // RDX Cartridges // Offsite Altaro Backup Server via WAN acceleration

OS Requirements

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

30,000 small and mid-market businesses trust Altaro to protect their virtual environments.

"We had a server with consistent backup problems. When we switched to Altaro for our backup solution, they helped me fix a problem that haunted us for months. Working with them has always been a pleasure!"

Rachel Lewis Bensinger Consulting

"Altaro VM Backup is just the program I was looking for. Altaro sets up in just minutes with its very friendly interface. Altaro VM Backup is a great affordable product that I would recommend to anyone running Hyper-V."

Brice Milla Keystone Technology Consultants