Altaro VM Backup Valuable Features

User at a mining and metals company with 51-200 employees
The most valuable feature is the dashboard, which shows everything you need to see at a quick glance. It doesn't stop there; it goes into detail on the status of your storage devices and how much space you have available, along with how much you have saved with deduplication. Deduplication is another great feature that saves so much space on your backup storage that it is sometimes hard to believe. The backup graphs are awesome also, helping you see your information at a glance. The CDP backup feature is very nice, as it allows you to take backups at high frequencies and with application consistency. View full review »
Infrastructure Solution Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
In Hyper-V, I think there are many valuable features. Replication between the different hosts, high availability, live migration — where I can migrate between one host to another — as well as incremental disaster recovery, are very good. These solutions are based on Hyper-V in two distinct geographic sites. But my interest in this feature is that I implement it in the VMware infrastructure because the rest of my infrastructure is based on the VMware. View full review »
IT Director at DAAR
Key features: * Easy to install and use * Built for virtual environments * Multi-hypervisor support (Hyper-V and VMware) * Offsite backups boosted by WAN acceleration * File and Exchange item level restore * Backup live VMs with no downtime * MS VSS Integration * Cluster shared volumes aware scheduling * Restore to different Hyper-V host or clones * Central management console * Compression and encryption * Supports WS2008 R2, WS2012 and WS2012 R2 * Supports ESXi, vSphere, and vCenter Reverse Delta is Altaro proprietary backup deduplication technology. With Reverse Delta, the latest version of a file is always made available in its entirety, not as a delta file. This means that if you require the latest version of a file, it is possible to access it directly from your backup drive without having to rebuild the file from delta files. The delta files are only used if you want to build a previous version of the file; building one delta file at a time for each version as you travel back in time in the reverse direction. This works for both Hyper-V and VMware. View full review »
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Business Process Specialist at a government with 10,001+ employees
The GUI interface is desirable we can't function without it. We love it and our clients love it. We don't get stuck in trying to navigate through a bunch of diagnostic pages, home pages, and stored data. What you need is just a couple of clicks away. Altaro makes everything much easier to perform on time-sensitive client sites. Clients seem to like the idea of having a backup of their VM without taking a day to back up all of their data. View full review »
Martin Timmerman
Professor / Dedicated Systems Expert at Vrije Universiteit Brussel
It's a bare-metal solution, that's number one. I use it in my teachings for my students. I oblige them to use it on Windows 10 Pro Edition. I'm using it myself on the surface. All of the features are fantastic and also the management from Microsoft dealing with multiple machines is great. The whole package is excellent for me. View full review »
Liam Read
Technical Engineer at Agile Technical Solutions
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 feature in Altaro called CDP (Continuous Data Protection) to back up our VMs as often as every five minutes. It allows us to make sure no data is accidentally deleted or overwritten. The ability to test the backups, without having to manually mount the VHDs after restore, allows us to check the integrity of the backups. This is crucial for us. View full review »
Product Manager - Backup & Utilities at NovaStar Software & Consulting GmbH
We use Altaro with onsite and offsite features, so even during ransomware attacks we never were at risk as daily backups weren't connected to the local network. The Cloud Management Console is very helpful as we can manage and check our backups from around the world. Just last week, Altaro added some new features like continuous data protection, which will be the next feature we test. View full review »
Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
The ease of use of the solution is its most valuable feature. The interface is also excellent. View full review »
Learn what your peers think about Altaro VM Backup. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: April 2020.
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