Altaro VM Backup Reviews

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IT Director at a construction company with 501-1,000 employees
Apr 22 2018

What is most valuable?

Key features: * Easy to install and use * Built for virtual environments * Multi-hypervisor support * Offsite backups boosted by WAN acceleration * File and Exchange item level restore * Backup live VMs with no downtime * MS VSS Integration *... 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 remote offices, which had two instances. The free version is in no way inferior to the paid version and had all the features... more»

What needs improvement?

Availability of physical server backup would be an added advantage. Migrating the physical through a backup and restore to a virtual environment would also be very helpful.
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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 are both supported Boot a backuped VM directly

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 and implement the solution. Furthermore, this solution doesn't need to spend several hours a day to manage the backup... more»

What needs improvement?

Restore file level directly inside a VM. Storage usage : you have often to manualy free disks spaces
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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 included. * Retention policies and reporting included. * Granular file-level restore and Exchange restore. * Automated validation... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Accelerated our physical to virtual conversion. It gave us the reliability the business demanded, without investing in expensive software and upgrading the network/storage back end. Allowed application isolation that drastically improved RTOs... more»

What needs improvement?

Moving VMs between non-clustered hosts which both have Altaro backup running will not update their inventories automatically, at least in the latest version I used. Backup speed and comparisons between versions used to be slow on big VMs but... more»
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IT Manager at a tech services company
Jul 20 2017

What do you think of Altaro VM Backup?

Valuable Features Valuable features for us include quick recovery, compression, and deduplication. The mix of these features leads to a reduced backup footprint while having guaranteed fast recovery in case of DR. • Improvements to My Organization It has helped us with easy deployment of backed up test systems and site recovery in case of general power and connection failures. • Room for Improvement The cloud backup and VMware support (now available in the latest releases), could do with some improvement. • Use of Solution We have been using the solution for over two years. • Stability Issues We did not encounter any issues with stability. It is always running. • Scalability Issues We did not encounter any issues with scalability regarding any situation of...
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Support technician at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
May 31 2016

What is most valuable?

Generally, the entire program is brilliant, and there isn't any one feature that I can pick out. However, I'd always recommend using the Altaro offsite backup server as this works brilliantly.

How has it helped my organization?

Backups are much easier to manage, using a drag and drop interface for a lot of the features.

What needs improvement?

The only issue at the moment is a lack of throttling. Our backups tend to take most of the day, and whilst it handles VSS backups very well, you do notice a performance hit because it's using all reads on the disk or transferring at maximum... more»
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What is Altaro VM Backup?

Altaro VM Backup (formerly known as Altaro Hyper-V Backup) is an easy to use backup software solution to back up and restore both Hyper-V and VMware-based virtual machines from within the same application.

Eliminate hassle and headaches with an easy-to-use interface, straightforward setup and a backup solution that gets the job done every time.

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

Altaro VM Backup customers

EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet.com, VirtualizationAdmin.com, 4SysOps.com, Up2V.nl

Thomson Reuters, Microsoft, Amazon, Harvard University, Xerox

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