Altaro VM Backup

Virtual machine backup and replication for Hyper-V & VMware

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Altaro VM Backup Overview

What is Altaro VM Backup?

Altaro VM Backup is a virtual machine backup and replication solution for Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware environments. The cloud-based application ensures business data is always secure with tools for automatic backup, WAN-optimized data replication, cloud storage management, continuous data protection (CDP), and more. Designed for IT departments, IT resellers and consultants, as well as managed service providers (MSPs), Altaro VM Backup provides robust, streamlined, enterprise-level functionality for backup, replication, and deduplication.

Data backup and replication can be managed within Altaro VM Backup through features including augmented inline deduplication to speed up backups, WAN-optimized replication to any remote site, continuous data protection (CDP) for more frequent data backups, and concurrency to facilitate more backups simultaneously. All backed-up VM versions can be booted from the backup location at any time in the case of a disaster, and individual files can be retrieved from VM backups in a few clicks. The Altaro VM Backup backup health monitor continuously tracks backup storage health to ensure data is available at all times, and any corruption is automatically repaired as part of the next backup.

Altaro VM Backup Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$485,00

Pricing options

Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Pricing varies depending on number of hosts, starting at €485 per host for one host using the standard edition.

Contact Altaro for more information on pricing.


Altaro VM Backup Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China and 5 others, India, Japan, Germany, Brazil, Mexico
Supported Languages
Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

Media

The dashboard provides users with an overview of ongoing backups, as well as upcoming and past operations
Users can configure continuous data protection (CDP) to backup their servers at pre-defined intervals
WAN-optimized replication allows VMs to be replicated to a remote site continuously
Altaro VM Backup video Altaro VM Backup screenshot: The dashboard provides users with an overview of ongoing backups, as well as upcoming and past operations Altaro VM Backup screenshot: Users can configure continuous data protection (CDP) to backup their servers at pre-defined intervals Altaro VM Backup screenshot: WAN-optimized replication allows VMs to be replicated to a remote site continuously

Altaro VM Backup Reviews

Altaro VM Backup Reviews

Overall rating
4,8
/
5
Excellent
83

Very good
21

Average
2

Poor
0

Terrible
0

Value for Money
4,7
Features
4,5
Ease of Use
4,7
Customer Support
4,7
98% recommended this app
Anthony S.

Easy to use and gets the job done


Si T.

It really does what it says on the Tin!

The whole experience wrapped up is just - Good!! We had a situation causing us to move away from another backup vendor due to issues (not being able to depend on a backup to simply do its job causes sleepless nights after a while). We installed Altaro VM Backup, configured it - all in 15 minutes, including set-up of the email alerts and left it for the evening. Next day - Emails are usually our first encounter as to what occurred overnight - They were all Green! Seriously - a big wow from us! 7 Virtual Machines all backed up successfully and in a time window that seriously made me look twice. The compression and the speed of backups - wow!


Bünyamin I.

Altaro - Best Choice for me


Ricardo B.

Poor Support and issues with disk space

We use Altaro to backup our hosts with hundreds of VMs. We are now migrating to a different plataform, due to the lack of support to ReFS and the other limitations stated above.


Florian V.

Great Backup software which is reliable and very easy to use

I am really happy about the software. A friend told us about it because he uses Altaro Backup in his company. He is their IT consultant. The software is easy to set up and really reliable. Luckily I did not need to restore a backup yet, only a few files I had to restore so far. However, because of the sandbox test verification feature, I feel safe that all backups can be restored.


Anthony S.
Industry: Investment Management
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Easy to use and gets the job done

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/02/19
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

Great Price
Easy to setup and to use
Great Support Team
Local and Cloud Backups are both great and easy to configure
Keeps backup sizes to a minimum

Cons

Would like to have possibility to have a backup of a physical server

Response from Altaro Software

Many thanks for your review! We greatly appreciate it.

We will soon be providing backup of physical machines -- we will notify our customers and followers about this. Stay tuned!

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Si T.
Industry: Computer Networking
Company size: 11-50 Employees

It really does what it says on the Tin!

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/01/22
Review Source: Capterra

The whole experience wrapped up is just - Good!! We had a situation causing us to move away from another backup vendor due to issues (not being able to depend on a backup to simply do its job causes sleepless nights after a while). We installed Altaro VM Backup, configured it - all in 15 minutes, including set-up of the email alerts and left it for the evening. Next day - Emails are usually our first encounter as to what occurred overnight - They were all Green! Seriously - a big wow from us! 7 Virtual Machines all backed up successfully and in a time window that seriously made me look twice. The compression and the speed of backups - wow!

Pros

I have a few things I like - but the most nicest thing: The user interface on Altaro product always seems so simple, and logical. Being in IT support, I dread those times when it takes 20 minutes to work out the GUI or interface to try and restore a file or check a backup log.

Cons

OK - Not being funny - I'll have to come back to this question, because I struggle to think of something I really don't like right now.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Bünyamin I.
Industry: Civil Engineering
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Altaro - Best Choice for me

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/11/19
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

very easy to use. Nice Dashboard with a lot of first sight information.

Cons

German Language! Not everyone can understand it.

Response from Altaro Software

Many thanks indeed for your review of Altaro VM Backup. We have taken note of your request to have a version of the product in German, but cannot make any commitments about this at this point.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Ricardo B.
Industry: Information Technology & Services
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Poor Support and issues with disk space

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2019/03/08
Review Source: Capterra

We use Altaro to backup our hosts with hundreds of VMs. We are now migrating to a different plataform, due to the lack of support to ReFS and the other limitations stated above.

Pros

Easy of use. It take some time to learn the software schema, but after that, it is very easy to use on the day to day experience.

Cons

Support is almos informal. There is a ticket number, but the follow up is poor. Chat is almost always offline. About disk space, the backups keep groing indefenitely, even if the VM has not much updates. The optimization tool to recover space does not work properly, takes too long to execute, while it runs, it blocks ALL backups funcionality and at the end there is almost no space freed. There is no limit for backup space per VM or per storage. You need to always keep following up the disk usage. There is no support for ReFS, what is a shame for a software that runs on Windows Servers and ReFS has been around for a while already.

Response from Altaro Software

We are sorry that your experience with our support team has not met our usual high standards. Our support team prides itself on the great feedback it receives from customers, so feedback like this really does stand out. We answer support calls within 22 seconds on average and follow up email tickets within 2 hours on average. Our customers have the option to use chat or phone for quicker responses, our chat is online 24 hours a day.

Do email [email protected] with more information about when you were dissatisfied, and we'll be glad to investigate further.

Your backup repository will grow only if the VM has new data - our deduplication and CBT make sure of that. Re the optimization tool, we are working on a better backup format that uses the freed-up space more efficiently. We're sharing your feedback about no limit for backup space as a feature request - thanks. Our recently launched `Mount Virtual Disk' option allows users to grab their backed up files from ReFS partitions.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 3.0/10

Florian V.
Industry: Food & Beverages
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Great Backup software which is reliable and very easy to use

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2020/11/18
Review Source: Capterra

I am really happy about the software. A friend told us about it because he uses Altaro Backup in his company. He is their IT consultant. The software is easy to set up and really reliable. Luckily I did not need to restore a backup yet, only a few files I had to restore so far. However, because of the sandbox test verification feature, I feel safe that all backups can be restored.

Pros

I like most about the software that it was so easy to be implemented. It really took only a few minutes to set up the system. Now since the new feature offers multiple offsite servers I feel even safer with my backups.

Cons

Actually, I do not have anything I can complain about. There is only one thing I am missing and that is IPV6 support for OffSite Server. I do have at home only IPV6 available but I cannot connect the offsite server to Altarao Backup.

Response from Altaro Software

Thank you for your review -- we greatly appreciate your feedback. We've taken note of your feature request relating to IPV6 support.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
9,2/10
Based on 106 user ratings
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Altaro VM Backup Pricing

Altaro VM Backup Pricing

Starting from
US$485,00
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Pricing varies depending on number of hosts, starting at €485 per host for one host using the standard edition.

Contact Altaro for more information on pricing.

Pricing varies depending on number of hosts, starting at €485 per host for one host using the standard edition.

Contact Altaro for more information on pricing.

Value for Money
4,7/5
Based on 106 user ratings
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Altaro VM Backup Features

Altaro VM Backup Features

API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Alerts / Escalation
Auditing
Automatic Notifications
Collaboration Tools
Compliance Management
Data Import/Export
Data Visualization
Drag & Drop Interface
Monitoring
Real Time Data
Real Time Monitoring
Reporting & Statistics
Search Functionality
Third Party Integration
User Management
Workflow Management
Features
4,5/5
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Additional information for Altaro VM Backup

Additional information for Altaro VM Backup

Key features of Altaro VM Backup

  • Backup Management
  • Backup Scheduling
  • Encryption
  • Remote Server Options
  • Scheduling
  • Virtual Machine Encryption
  • Virtual Machine Monitoring
  • Web Access / Restoration

Benefits

• Manage backup of VMs with features including backup scheduling, continuous data protection (CDP), 3-2-1 backup, cloud backup to Azure, grandfather-father-son archiving (GFS), and more.

• Be prepared for any disasters or loss of data and instantly boot any VM version from backup logs, and utilize granular restoration of full VMS or individual files.

• Monitor and manage all Altaro VM Backup installations from one central dashboard, configure all backup jobs remotely, and queue or schedule backup jobs for later.

• Backup VMs from the Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware platforms within one single console, and backup, restore, or replicate multiple VMs at any one time.

• Replicate VMs using Altaro VM Backup’s WAN-optimized replication tool which allows users to replicate to a remote site continuously.

Altaro VM Backup FAQs

Altaro VM Backup FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Altaro VM Backup.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Altaro VM Backup offer?

Altaro VM Backup offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$485,00

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Available

Pricing varies depending on number of hosts, starting at €485 per host for one host using the standard edition. Contact Altaro for more information on pricing.

Q. What are the main features of Altaro VM Backup?

Altaro VM Backup offers the following features:

  • Backup Management
  • Backup Scheduling
  • Encryption
  • Remote Server Options
  • Scheduling
  • Virtual Machine Encryption
  • Virtual Machine Monitoring
  • Web Access / Restoration

Q. Who are the typical users of Altaro VM Backup?

Altaro VM Backup has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does Altaro VM Backup support?

Altaro VM Backup supports the following languages:

Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

Q. What type of pricing plans does Altaro VM Backup offer?

Altaro VM Backup has the following pricing plans:

Subscription

Q. Does Altaro VM Backup support mobile devices?

We do not have any information about what devices Altaro VM Backup supports

Q. What other apps does Altaro VM Backup integrate with?

Altaro VM Backup integrates with the following applications:

ConnectWise Automate

Q. What level of support does Altaro VM Backup offer?

Altaro VM Backup offers the following support options:

Phone Support, Online Support, FAQs, Knowledge Base