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Albeez
Real User
IT Director at a construction company with 501-1,000 employees
Aug 29 2018

What is most valuable?

Key features: * Easy to install and use * Built for virtual environments * Multi-hypervisor support (Hyper-V and... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Altaro offers two VMs at no cost. This has helped us to eliminate the implementation of expensive backup solutions at... more»

What needs improvement?

Availability of physical server backup would be an added advantage. Migrating the physical through a backup and restore... more»

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

Altaro VM Backup is affordably priced. It is a best value for its price and has almost every feature that an expensive,... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

The previous backup solution was licensed for physical environment and upgrading to virtual required an additional... more»

What other advice do I have?

Altaro VM Backup is a hassle-free virtual machine backup software solution for Hyper-V and VMware. The intuitive... more»
Alain Collard
Real User
Owner at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Feb 12 2018

What is most valuable?

Easy to use and to emplement Offsite – onsite copy Deduplication Automatic restore and consistance tests VMWare and MS... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Altaro helps us by the simplicity of the implementation of the backup policy. It took only several hours to find, test... more»

What needs improvement?

Restore file level directly inside a VM. Storage usage : you have often to manualy free disks spaces

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

An easy licensing model, plus pricing is not too expensive.

Which solutions did we use previously?

No, not for VM.

What other advice do I have?

Try it. It’s easy to install and manage its performance.
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Sepp Janssens
Real User
Information Technologies and Security Specialist at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Aug 23 2017

What is most valuable?

* Automated live Hyper-V backups of full VMs. * Excellent compression and deduplication with off-site WAN backup... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Accelerated our physical to virtual conversion. It gave us the reliability the business demanded, without investing in... more»

What needs improvement?

Moving VMs between non-clustered hosts which both have Altaro backup running will not update their inventories... more»

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

No other product offers these features for this price. The ROI is great.

Which solutions did we use previously?

At that time, automated backups for Hyper-V were not in great supply. Veeam was too bloated and required a lot of work... more»

What other advice do I have?

Try it! You will not be disappointed.
Miguel Araújo
Real User
IT Manager
Jul 20 2017

What is most valuable?

Valuable features for us include quick recovery, compression, and deduplication. The mix of these features leads to a... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has helped us with easy deployment of backed up test systems and site recovery in case of general power and... more»

What needs improvement?

The cloud backup and VMware support (now available in the latest releases), could do with some improvement.

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

There is a free version for two VMs. I would advise to study the deployment environment well, prior to committing to... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

Due to poor support for Hyper-V solutions, we searched for an alternative to the previous solution.

What other advice do I have?

Test multiple solutions for at least two weeks, validate DR scenarios, and the storage required for each solution and... more»
Chaim Y. Kopciel
Real User
CEO at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Jan 03 2017

What is most valuable?

* Great backup features for all my Hyper V machines. * Excellent for offsite backup as an add on function * Easy restore for entire virtual machine files and sandbox option * Well... more»

How has it helped my organization?

* Easy of use backup * Fully functional multiple locations of backup

What needs improvement?

I want continuous Exchange backup, as this product allows you to revert the Exchange data to almost any custom point in time as it backs up exchange servers as soon as the... more»

What other advice do I have?

Wait for the new version 7 the beta that im testing is very quick
Liam Read
Real User
Technical Engineer at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Aug 30 2018

What is most valuable?

We frequently use the Granular Restore option for when our users accidentally delete files or to recover emails from mailboxes. We have found that to be a must-have feature and it comes with the solution at no extra cost. We use the latest... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Since moving to Altaro, we feel that backing up and restoring files has become much more efficient in our organization. Having done disaster recovery plans with Altaro, we feel confident that our organization will be able to get back up and... more»

What needs improvement?

It would be nice to see a feature that backs up the host so that, in case of a server failure, an entire server could be restored all at once.
Anonymous User
Consultant
Senior Support Consultant
Jul 16 2017

What is most valuable?

VM backup and the item level recovery are the most valuable features.

How has it helped my organization?

They are fast to restore in an emergency.

What needs improvement?

It would be nice to be able to recover the items to their original location.

Which solutions did we use previously?

Previously, we were using the Veritas Backup Exec. However, we haven't used it since 2012.

What other advice do I have?

Make sure you have enough disk space, especially if you use replication. Also, as the two have managed to butt heads on occasion, causing VMs to... more»
Vasileios Petras
Real User
IT Support Engineer at a tech company
Mar 22 2017

What do you think of Altaro VM Backup?

What is most valuable?: Simplicity and reliability. I had some difficulties activating the product but after the activation phase all went smooth. • How has it helped my organization?: I could create VM backups from live machines without any issues. The restore process also was very quick. • What needs improvement?: I have tested version 5 only. However I would like to see the addition of a VM converter from another solution (VMware) and a P2V capability. • For how long have I used the solution?: I used it for two to three months. • What was my experience with deployment of the solution?: We have had no issues with the deployment. • What do I think about the stability of the solution?: There have been no performance issues. • What do I think about the...
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What is Altaro VM Backup?

Altaro VM Backup is a high performance VM backup  and replication 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 reassurance that this solution gets the job done every time.

Altaro VM Backup is intuitive and feature-rich, with outstanding support as part of the package.

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