The Virtual Backup solution built specifically for small businesses

Over 40,000 small and mid-market businesses trust Altaro to protect their Hyper-V and VMware virtual environments.

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Off-Site Backup

Store a copy of your backup data off-site automatically by using the off-site backup functionality included in all paid editions.

Cloud Management

Cloud Management Console (CMC) to centrally monitor and manage all your Altaro VM Backup installations. Ideal for distributed environments.

Upload to Azure

Store your offsite backups to a Microsoft Azure Cloud Storage Account. A solid data protection strategy that ensures reliable disaster recovery.

  • Backup and replication you can bank on

    Protecting your data should be easy, yet flexible and powerful enough to meet your disaster recovery needs. Altaro VM Backup features include:

    • Drastically reduce backup storage requirements on both local and offsite locations, and therefore significantly speed up backups with Altaro's unique Augmented Inline Deduplication process.
    • Concurrency - Run more efficient backup operations, by allowing more VMs to be backed up at the same time, allowing you to drastically reduce your defined backup window.
    • Back up live VMs by leveraging Microsoft VSS with Zero downtime.
    • Full support for Cluster Shared Volumes & VMware vCenter.
    • Offsite Backup Replication for disaster recovery protection.
    • Compression and military grade Encryption.
    • Schedule backups the way you want them.
    • Specify backup retention policies for individual VMs.
    • Back up VMs to multiple backup locations.
    • Cloud Backup to Azure - Backup to an Azure Block Blob storage account, the most cost-effective Azure storage option.

  • Fast, reliable restores and recovery

    Great backup is meaningless without the speed, flexibility and reliability to get back up and running when your organization’s data is on the line. Altaro VM Backup offers you a host of tools to recover what you need, FAST.

    • Instantly boot any VM version from the backup location without affecting backup integrity.
    • Ensure you always have healthy backups with Altaro's unique Backup Health Monitor, which proactively monitors the health of your backup storage, and should any corruption be detected, the block(s) in question will be repaired automatically as part of the next backup job.
    • Browse through your Exchange VM backup’s file system and restore individual emails.
    • Granular Restore Options for full VM or individual files or emails.
    • Retrieve individual files directly from your VM backups with a few clicks.
    • Fast OnePass Restores.
    • Restore an individual VM or a group of VMs to a different host.
    • Restore from multiple points in time rather than just 'the most recent backup'.
    • Restore Clones.

  • Full control over your backup – A single pane of glass

    Being able to execute quickly and easily, having complete control over backup/restore jobs is crucial. Altaro VM Backup provides you with quick access to all hosts in your environment.

    • Intuitive user interface makes it easy to configure and run backup/restore jobs.
    • Management console - Easily control, configure and monitor jobs for all of your Hyper-V and VMware guest VMs across all hosts, through a single pane of glass.
    • RESTful API for advanced automation and reporting functionality.
    • Remotely manage and configure all of your backup/restore jobs.
    • Queue up backup/restore jobs and move on to the next item on your list
    • Run multiple backup/restore jobs simultaneously across your hosts
    • Easily test the integrity of your backups for peace of mind


  • Support for multiple technologies


    VM Backup for Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware
    Altaro VM Backup supports both VMware as well as Microsoft Hyper-V, all from a single console. Easy.

    Exchange and SQL support
    Back up Exchange Server and SQL VMs or other applications compatible with Microsoft's VSS Writer.

    Flexible Backup Destinations
    Save Backups to a local drive or UNC share. Save Offsite copies to local drive, UNC share, to single or multiple locations (swapped) or offsite (WAN) Altaro Backup Server.

    Linux VM support
    Back up file consistent Linux VMs without shutting down the machine.

    Supported Backup Media
    USB External Drives, Flash Drives and eSata External Drives.
    File Server Network Shares (via UNC).
    NAS devices (via UNC).
    Internal Hard Drives (recommended only for evaluation purposes).
    RDX Cartridges.
    Offsite Altaro Backup Server via Internet / WAN.


Altaro VM Backup - Pricing & Feature Comparison

Compare features and RRP (incl. VAT) of different editions of Altaro VM Backup




Altaro VM Backup Editions



Unlimited Plus

Includes first year of updates and support (SMA)
Extended support (SMA Renewal) can be purchased separately
Included Included Included
Number of virtual machines that can
be backed up and restored per host
5 VMs Unlimited VMs Unlimited VMs
Restore old versions of VMs up to: Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Flexible Backup Scheduling Included Included Included
Hot/Live Backups
Back up running VMs without having to stop them
Included Included Included
Fast & Small Backups
Backup Data Compression
Included Included Included
Restore Clone
Can restore VMs to the same host but with a different name
(i.e. does not overwrite existing VMs).
Included Included Included
Offsite Backups Over WAN/Internet Connection
with WAN Acceleration
Included Included Included
Offsite Backups over LAN/Local Connection
Including Drive Rotation and RDX devices
Included Included Included
Remote & Central Management Console
Full monitoring and management of all Altaro
installations from a central console.
Included Included Included
File Level Restore
Restore individual files.
Included Included Included
Restore VMs to a different host Included Included Included
Sandbox Restore & Backup verification
Build and test a recovery plan to ensure you're
covered when disaster strikes.
Included Included Included
Priority Technical Support
(Phone, email & live chat)
Included Included Included
Military Grade (AES) Encryption of Backups Offsite Only Offsite and Backup Offsite and Backup
Augmented Inline Deduplication
Reduce backup storage requirements on local/offsite
locations and significantly speed up backups
  Included Included
Boot from Backup
Instantly boot any VM version from the backup location
  Included Included
Support for MS Hyper-V Clusters (CSV)
and VMware vCenter
  Included Included
Exchange Item-Level Restore
Restore individual items from backed up VMs
Continuous Data Protection (CDP)
Backup VMs as frequently as every 5 minutes, optimising your Recovery Point Objective (RPO).
Note: CDP is currently only available for Microsoft Hyper-V, it will be available for VMware soon.
Cloud Management Console (CMC)
Cloud based tool to centrally monitor and manage all your Altaro VM Backup installations
Cloud Backup to Azure
Store your offsite backups to a Microsoft Azure Cloud Storage Account

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