Altaro VM Backup Review

​The setup is very easy but it would be good if they would expand to allow non-Hyper-V servers to be backed up.


What is most valuable?

The great features are

  • The possibility to backup Linux machines online
  • Off-site backup
  • Fire drills
  • File level restore

How has it helped my organization?

It provides us with a better backup and restore solution for our Hyper-V environment.

What needs improvement?

It would be good to if they would expand the functionality to be able to backup normal servers without Hyper-V.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've used it for around two years.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

No issues encountered.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

In the beginning there were issues, but that was related to the storage network.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No issues encountered.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

It's great, the support is good and very fast in providing responses to queries.

Technical Support:

it's excellent.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We previously used Data Protection Manager (DPM), but it lacked the ability to backup Linux VM's without going into saved state so we switched.

How was the initial setup?

The setup is very easy.

What about the implementation team?

I did it myself in-house.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The original setup took me around a day during normal production hours, so no extra costs in terms of overtime etc. Day-to-day costs are really low as there is not much work needed as long as it runs. You just have to review the daily report and add a VM if needed.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We previously used DPM then went straight onto Altaro.

What other advice do I have?

Give it a try as it's very easy to setup and works like charm. Also, the pricing model is very good.

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