Altaro VM Backup Features

Altaro VM Backup

Virtual machine backup and replication for Hyper-V & VMware

4.76/5 (114 reviews)

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API
Access Controls/Permissions
Archiving & Retention
Automatic Backup
Backup Log
Backup Scheduling
Bare-Metal Restore
Billing & Invoicing
Capacity Management
Cloud Backup
Compression
Continuous Backup
Customizable Reports
Dashboard
Data Migration
Data Recovery
Data Replication
Data Security
Data Storage Management
Disaster Recovery
Drag & Drop
Duplicate Detection
Encryption
Graphical User Interface
Incremental Backup
Live Chat
Local Server Options
Maintenance Scheduling
Monitoring
Multiple System Support
Remote Server Options
Retention Management
Retention Policy
Role-Based Permissions
Scheduled / Automated Reports
Scheduling
Search/Filter
Secure Data Storage
Storage Management
Task Scheduling
Two-Factor Authentication
VM Backup
Virtual Machine Encryption
Virtual Machine Monitoring
Web Access / Restoration
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API
Access Controls/Permissions
Archiving & Retention
Automatic Backup
Backup Log
Backup Scheduling
Bare-Metal Restore
Billing & Invoicing
Capacity Management
Cloud Backup
Compression
Continuous Backup
Customizable Reports
Dashboard
Data Migration
Data Recovery
Data Replication
Data Security
Data Storage Management
Disaster Recovery
Drag & Drop
Duplicate Detection
Encryption
Graphical User Interface
Incremental Backup
Live Chat
Local Server Options
Maintenance Scheduling
Monitoring
Multiple System Support
Remote Server Options
Retention Management
Retention Policy
Role-Based Permissions
Scheduled / Automated Reports
Scheduling
Search/Filter
Secure Data Storage
Storage Management
Task Scheduling
Two-Factor Authentication
VM Backup
Virtual Machine Encryption
Virtual Machine Monitoring
Web Access / Restoration
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API
Access Controls/Permissions
Archiving & Retention
Automatic Backup
Backup Log
Backup Scheduling
Bare-Metal Restore
Billing & Invoicing
Capacity Management
Cloud Backup
Compression
Continuous Backup
Customizable Reports
Dashboard
Data Migration
Data Recovery
Data Replication
Data Security
Data Storage Management
Disaster Recovery
Drag & Drop
Duplicate Detection
Encryption
Graphical User Interface
Incremental Backup
Live Chat
Local Server Options
Maintenance Scheduling
Monitoring
Multiple System Support
Remote Server Options
Retention Management
Retention Policy
Role-Based Permissions
Scheduled / Automated Reports
Scheduling
Search/Filter
Secure Data Storage
Storage Management
Task Scheduling
Two-Factor Authentication
VM Backup
Virtual Machine Encryption
Virtual Machine Monitoring
Web Access / Restoration
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Altaro VM Backup Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Altaro VM Backup's features:

Christian S.

Review from Germany

2020-02-24

If customers growth, or if you need integration into Vendor Driven Storage Arrays you will have to look for other products.

Pros

Installation is very easy and you will get good results.

Cons

Time for backup in real live is much longer than shown, depending on weh the stop watch is started.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Kevin J.

No Nonsense backup solution

2019-02-27

Backup software which does a good job making a backup of the system, upgrades do improve backup times and overal ease of use.

Pros

Ease of use Easy to configure Fast Backup times good monitoring reports

Cons

Backup needs quite long to load a backup, After selecting a date to restore if takes arround 20 seconds to load, then another 20 seconds to build the backup. Monitoring report often shows a failed backup, when going into the report tab on the software itself it doesn't show as failed.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Altaro Software


Thanks for your review! Sorry to hear you ran into issues, our tech support team is ready to help and very easy to reach with a 30-second average response time! Could you reach out (https://www.altaro.com/support.php) with details of your issue and we'd be more than happy to help you investigate further!

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Steve B.

Excellent Set-it-and-forget-it Software

2019-02-19

I wish there was some way it could set up a method to alert you from the cloud ONLY when it was supposed to backup but didn't for whatever reason.

Pros

We also love how it dedups data and how it can alert you when a backup fails.

Cons

I did not like how the upgrade required us to create all the backups all over again requiring us double the storage space. That requires some juggling. But after a few successful upgrades, we cleaned house and had it back to normal.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Brian J.

Excellent service and amazing software

2019-03-11

Very easy to get started and has a wide range of capabilities.

Pros

We have used the software for 4+ years now and we use it on all our virtual machines. Great product and the customer support is very attentive.

Cons

There is no real issues that our company has came across that we can report at this moment but we will stay posted.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Dale B.

Altaro VM Backup

2019-02-21

The addition of the Cloud Management Console and integration with ConnectWise is a big plus.

Pros

Speed of recovery time on a failed host.

Cons

The local management console is not password protected.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Altaro Software


Thank you for reviewing Altaro VM Backup. We appreciate it!

We do understand where you are coming from here, however, efforts should be made to tighten the OS security layers in this case. If a hacker gains admin access to the server, this means that they have access to the backup data with or without the Altaro console.

We agree that having restricted access to the console would be a great feature; in fact, we have discussed having granular access for different users but we cannot offer an ETA for this just yet.

Currently, our primary recommendation here is to strengthen password policies for accounts that have server logon access, and restrict access through the OS layer itself.

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mike p.

Altaro

2019-11-19

Backing up incurs fewer errors than competing brands (that we have this far used)

Pros

Ease of use and management for adminsistrators.

Cons

This would significantly increase the time for a granular file restore.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Altaro Software


Many thanks for reviewing Altaro VM Backup!

We appreciate your comments about file restores. As it stands, only the Restore as a Clone option is possible via the central multi-tenant Cloud Management Console. However, we will be adding the Granular Restore and Sandbox Restore features to the Cloud Management Console in an upcoming version.

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Henryk K.

19/5000 Simple and effective

2019-02-27

Pros

QUALITY OF IMPLEMENTATION AND MANAGEMENT

Cons

Sometimes it requires minor changes in the configuration of virtual machines

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Posh G.

Easy to use and it works

2020-01-16

We are very happy with Altaro as our backup solution. We have been using Altaro over 2 years on all our hosts. Pricing is far better compared to other similar backup solutions in the market.

Pros

Cloud management console makes it easier to manage and receive alerts from anywhere.

Cons

Little sensitive to storage device errors. However, nothing to concern about as it usually gives you plenty of information to troubleshoot the issue. Support is great from Altaro in resolving them quickly and efficiently.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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György V.

A really good software in a Windows based environment

2020-11-18

Pros

The software is really easy to setup and use.

Cons

File level data recovery not working on unix based environments.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Steve C.

Solid product for backing up Hyper-V VMs

2019-05-22

The software is constantly being updated, which is good to see. It is solid and robust. I have had several events where I needed to restore individual files or emails, and it has worked perfectly. I also had one server that hard-crashed during a Microsoft update. Restoring the system was fairly quick.

Pros

I have it email me status reports so I know if there's an issue.

Cons

When you first open the UI, there is a slight delay while it checks for your license status.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Mo K.

Simple yet effective

2020-12-01

This is largely down to the logical graphical user interface design and of course the product it self.

Pros

- The graphical user interface is extremely well designed, almost negating the need for documentation!

Cons

There are no cons to mention, the software works as expected.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Craig T.

A great fit for SME's

2019-02-27

So far good enough to have renewed licenses and not go looking for alternatives...

Pros

Easy to follow dashboard

Cons

Troubleshooting can be a little challenging.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Marko P.

My review

2019-02-22

Quick backups, disaster recovery. File level restore. Deduplication and compression needs less space.

Pros

A lot of features for good price. Quick backups, disaster recovery. File level restore. Deduplication and compression needs less space.

Cons

Nothing to report. Everything works ok, support is great.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Ryan H.

Easy to use out the box!

2019-02-27

The in-app support has always rectified any issues within 30 minutes, which is far better than any SLA based support from other third parties.

Pros

Straight forward step-by-step design. In-app software chat support.

Cons

The software is so good for VM's that we wish it had hardware functionality. It'd easily compete with major vendors like Symantec for physical backup.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Altaro Software


Many thanks for your review -- We actually do have plans to release a backup solution for physical servers later this year, which will give the option to restore that physical server to a VM. We will keep you posted!

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Anonymous
(Internet company, myself only employees)

Altaro Made Our Lives Easier

2019-03-12

Automated and offsite backups, restore testing, and everything else have streamlined our backup strategy and made our lives easier.

Pros

It makes our backup strategy easy to accomplish and monitor. Offsite backups are a breeze with Azure integration.

Cons

I honestly do not have any complaints about this software.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Bünyamin I.

Altaro - Best Choice for me

2020-11-19

Pros

Nice Dashboard with a lot of first sight information.

Cons

German Language! Not everyone can understand it.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Altaro Software


Many thanks indeed for your review of Altaro VM Backup. We have taken note of your request to have a version of the product in German, but cannot make any commitments about this at this point.

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Denham M.

Real simple and easy Backup

2019-03-11

Solid easy to use backups!

Pros

Simple management and scheduling for all normal backup tasks.

Cons

It's not an issue with normal usage but I'd like an easier way to drill down into backups and move backup sets to a new host.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Dirk B.

Altaro Backup - The Only Way to Go

2019-02-27

From a "borked" Windows server upgrade to an partially encrypted server we have been able to restore the clients server/data with little or no loss of data.

Pros

. - offsite backup allows us to store the nightly backups from our clients at on offsite location, with this feature we no longer have to pickup and return drives on a daily basis to our client locations.

Cons

- trivial, but it would save a step if when upgrading the software it would uninstall the old software for you. Currently you have to remember to manually uninstall it first then install the new release

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Fabian W.

Affordable Business Class Backup Software

2019-02-27

Pros

It can be used by people without any IT background at all, therefore it is a great solution to implement at customer sites that have no own IT management.

Cons

Backup locations are limited, one main location, one offsite location, that's it. You sacrifice some options for ease of use.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Altaro Software


Many thanks for your feedback. We will add your vote to this feature request!

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Roberto F.

Configure it and forget it !

2019-02-19

I really love the offline backup, it give me a sensation of fully comfortable protection.

Pros

Altaro needs very simple configuration activity, and by return give you an absolute sensation of protection.

Cons

I have really no complains about this software

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Norbert G.

Affordable and easy to use backup solution with outstanding performance and stellar support!

2019-02-27

So far Altaro has helped us to perfectly protect our large growing VM population (500+ VMs) with ease. The overall performance is more than impressing and the deduplication/compression is outstanding. Last but not least the fair pricing and the simplicity of the licensing model is very much appreciated.

Pros

Ease of setup and handling Nicely streamlined workflow and appearance Perfectly supporting Hyper-V clusters Backup speed Compression effiency (extremely good compression (around 80%) with ultra-low cpu footprint Stellar support!

Cons

Some optimizations could be made to ease the management of large VM populations (500+) Default settings should be customizable throughout (e.g.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Altaro Software


Thank you for you reviewing Altaro VM Backup.

We'll add your vote to this feature request - thanks!

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James L.

altaro-

2019-05-21

It's cheaper, easier to setup and has a better UI than Veeam.

Pros

User interface.

Cons

They need to fully AD backup like other titles. Support is generally excellent but I do get an occasional lemon.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Jason B.

Well integrated and well implemented product

2019-12-06

We have been very pleased with the performance and are now looking at expanding our use of the product and taking advantage of cloud targets for backup storage.

Pros

The user interface is a very nice place from which to work.

Cons

The software and interface can take some time to load up and get active.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Aaron B.

The best VM backup I have ever tried

2019-03-13

We can backup many copies of our VM to different drives and offsite so we are more protected if a disaster hits.

Pros

I like the drag and drop of VM for adding to backups and it compress the overall file size down a lot.

Cons

I could not back up to Backblase cloude storgae.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Ben L.

For easy, efficient and reliable backups

2019-01-22

The backup storage reduction is very impressive. Thanks to the ease of use, configuration errors don't happen on this platform.

Pros

The cloud management console is the awesome cherry on the cake...

Cons

Nu physical server backup solution. No possibility to have multiple schedules for backups

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Altaro Software


Thank you for your review of Altaro VM Backup. We appreciate it.

We'll soon be providing backup of physical machines. We will be sure to notify our customers and followers about this.

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