Altaro VM Backup Review

Linux guests on Hyper-V clusters is missing a file level restore functionality but when we need to restore something, we don’t need to repair the failed backups as we did before.

Valuable Features

  • Cluster shared volumes backup
  • Back up live virtual machines which use Microsoft VSS technology
  • File level restore

Improvements to My Organization

The costs of performing restores are less than ever before as we can save a lot of time with this software.

Room for Improvement

We use Linux guests on Hyper-V clusters and we really need the file level restore on these VMs (ext3 and 4 file systems) functionality.

Use of Solution

I've been using it since November 2014.

Deployment Issues

No, the deployment was very easy.

Stability Issues

No, I think the reliability of Altaro Hyper-V Backup is good enough.

Scalability Issues

No, as when we need another license we can buy it very easy from a reseller. After that, we can install it onto the new host and add the host to the central management. It is much easier than ever before.

Customer Service and Technical Support

Customer Service:

We have not used them yet so I can’t judge.

Technical Support:

The technical support is fast and very helpful fast. When we had a problem, they replied to us ASAP and they provided a solution.

Previous Solutions

Yes, we used Windows Server Backup which came with Windows Servers but we had lot of problems with stability.

Initial Setup

It was very easy and this is a very good point of this software.

Implementation Team

My company has its own IT Ops team which I lead. We implemented it with our own hands.


Time is money. As I said, we can save time with this software, as when we need to restore something, we don’t need repair the failed backups as before.

Other Solutions Considered

Yes, we used Altaro Hyper-V Backup Unlimited Edition with 30 day trial period. After that we bought it for multiple hosts.

Other Advice

Estimate what you need. It is very important because Altaro Hyper-V Backup has multiple editions which contain different features. For example, the standard edition doesn’t support the clusters.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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