Altaro VM Backup is a fast, affordable, high performance backup solution, specially developed for small and mid-market businesses. We’ve cut the waste and hassle to give you an agile, streamlined solution that is easy to implement, feature-rich, with outstanding support as part of the package.






* free virtual machine backup

With Altaro VM Backup, you can install and run your first virtual machine (VM) backup in less than 15 minutes. Get up and running quickly, without the need for complex configurations or software dependencies. You’ll be backing up and protecting your VMs in no time.

Altaro VM Backup is designed to give you the power you need, without the hassle and steep learning curve.

  • Easy to use, intuitive UI - making it easy to implement a rock solid backup strategy
  • Managing and configuring backup/restore jobs across multiple hosts has never been simpler
  • Full control & scalability – Monitor and manage all your Hyper-V and VMware hosts from a single console
  • Central management – a single pane of glass to manage all backups from your Hyper-V and VMware hosts.




* Affordable power and performance

Altaro VM Backup is designed for ease of use but packs powerful tools and great performance at unbeatable value. You’ll be able to create and execute a rock solid backup strategy without hassle or headaches and without the bloated price tag.




  • Powerful functionality, easy to use - Offsite backup replication (with WAN acceleration), granular restore options for individual files and Exchange items, automated backup verification, and more!
  • Flexibility without the complexities – Simply drag and drop selected VMs to your chosen backup schedules and retention policies
  • Unbeatable value – Avoid bloated prices! We charge per host, not per socket, CPU or VM.
  • Free for 2 VMs per host – Fundamental protection, for free, forever.

At Altaro we continously invest in our product to keep offering you more features and flexibility you'll actually use, yet keeping our pricing affordable and honest.

All features are available for both Hyper-V and VMware





Backup and replication you can bank on

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

Back up live VMs

Zero downtime by leveraging Microsoft VSS




Support for Cluster Shared Volumes & VMware vCenter

Altaro VM Backup fully supports Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV) and VMware vCenter



Offsite Backup Replication

Replicate selected VMs to an offsite location for disaster recovery protection, either to your own offsite storage through your internet connection (with optimized transfer speeds through WAN Acceleration) or by enabling drive swap rotation on selected drives.




Compression and Encryption

Compress VM backups and use military grade AES encryption to reduce backup storage significantly and secure VM backups


Easy to use Hyper-V Backup

Are you looking to back up your Microsoft Hyper-V virtual machines reliably, easily and affordably? Altaro VM Backup is the logical choice for Hyper-V backups. It saves you the hassle of cumbersome installs and configurations, helps you avoid unreliable virtual machine (VM) backups using basic tools and doesn’t break the bank.

Altaro VM Backup offers full support for Microsoft Hyper-V (as well as VMware) and was designed to take away the complexities of backing up Hyper-V. With an intuitive user interface, you can accomplish advanced tasks, making it easy to configure and run backup/restore jobs quickly and reliably.

 * Back up Hyper-V VMs easily & reliably

With all the complexities involved with a virtual Hyper-V environment, it can be tricky to set up a solid backup strategy. Altaro VM Backup makes it easy to get reliable backups in place for Hyper-V. Microsoft Hyper-V VSS Writer ensures that live VM backups are taken with zero downtime.

  • Take your first Hyper-V VM backup in under 15 minutes
  • Manage and access backup jobs for all your Hyper-V hosts through a single management console
  • Replicate backups to an offsite location (or through drive swapping) easily and reliably
  • Verify your Hyper-V backups data with automated data verification, for peace of mind
  • Compatible with all Guest OS supported by Hyper-V including Linux VMs
  • Backs up all applications compatible with Hyper-V VSS Writer such as Exchange Server and SQL


    * Performance when you need it most

    Being able to back up VMs quickly and reliably is important, but being able to restore and recover even more so. Altaro VM Backup gives you the power and granularity you need to get your Hyper-V environment back online, FAST.

    • Optimized OnePass ™ restores for FAST recovery of VMs
    • Instantly restore individual files and Exchange emails directly from a VM backup
    • Restore VMs to a different Hyper-V host, restore an older version or restore a clone
    • Change Block Tracking (CBT) – Real-time change tracking which gives a speed boost of up to 33 times on
      incremental backups
    • Supports Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV)


    * Unbeatable value

    No other backup solution for Microsoft Hyper-V will give you the same functionality and performance as affordably as Altaro VM Backup.

    • Also supports VMware ESXi/vCenter/vSphere - from the same application
    • Priced per host, not per CPU / socket / VM
    • Premium support as part of the package. Experts on Hyper-V, quick resolutions.
    • Free for 2 VMs per host, forever

      * Why choose Altaro VM Backup as your Hyper-V Backup solution?

      • Easy to set up and configure - We understand Hyper-V inside out, so you don’t have to.
      • Backs up Hyper-V clusters in larger environments with ease
      • Designed to take away the complexities of Hyper-V while giving you full control over your VM backups
      • Leverages Microsoft’s VSS Writer to take consistent backups of live VMs with zero downtime
      • Fast recovery from failures, easy and quick access to individual files and Exchange emails from your VM backups
      • Automated, scheduled backup verification for peace of mind
      • Back up your VM snapshots as well, when available
      • Supports Microsoft Hyper-V Server (Core)
      • Praise winning, professional and effective Support
      • Free Edition available, which protects up to 2 VMs per host.
      • Pedigree - A solid track record of success in the Hyper-V backup space

      Multi-hypervisor support  

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

      Get started

      You will only need 15 minutes to get started with Altaro VM Backup. Just run the install wizard, select the hosts you’d like to back up your virtual machines for and you’re ready to start your first backup. 


Set up your high performance backup in under 15 minutes! Don’t get weighed down with the big boys who are bloated with complexities you don’t need.

Unbeatable value

A highly capable and affordable VM backup solution – choose the price performance leader and leave the other guys at the start line.

Outstanding Support

Fast and effective support as part of the package.


Why is Altaro your provider of choice for Hyper-V and VMware backup?

We know Hyper-V and VMware inside out and understand your requirements using these hypervisors.

Altaro customers love our support service and our outstanding customer support record and testimonials prove it.

Most other solutions will take you hours to set up. You'll be up and running in a matter of minutes..

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Includes first year of updates and support Free Edition Standard Edition Unlimited Edition MSP Edition(only for IT Resellers/MSPs/VARs)
Price per host (Unlimited sockets) FREE Rs 34383 per host
(excludes taxes if applicable)
Rs 41728 per host
(excludes taxes if applicable)
(pricing is per VM per month)
View purchasing options through one of our local resellers.
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Number of virtual machines that
can be backed up and restored per host
2 VMs per
5 VMs
per host
Unlimited VMs
per host
Unlimited, cost is per VM not per host
 Restore old versions of VMs up to:  4 weeks  Unlimited  Unlimited  Unlimited
 Support for MS Hyper-V Clusters (CSV) and VMware vCenter  -  -  Yes   Yes
Exchange Item-Level Restore
Restore individual items from backed up VMs
 -  -   Yes   Yes
Flexible Backup Scheduling  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes
FHot/Live Backups
Back up running VMs without having to stop them
 Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes
Fast & Small Backups - Compression  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes
ReverseDelta Incremental Backup Technology  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes
Restore Clone
Can restore VMs to the same host but with a different name - i.e. does not overwrite existing VMs.
 Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes
Offsite Backups Over WAN/Internet
Connection - w/WAN Acceleration
   Yes  Yes  Yes
Offsite Backups over LAN/Local Connection
Including Drive Rotation and RDX devices
   Yes  Yes  Yes
Offsite Backups over LAN/Local Connection
Including Drive Rotation and RDX devices
   Yes  Yes  Yes
Remote & Central Management Console
Full monitoring and management of all Altaro installations from a central console.
   Yes  Yes  Yes
Military Grade (AES) Encryption of Backups    Yes  Yes  Yes
File Level Restore    Yes  Yes  Yes
Restore VMs to a different host    Yes  Yes  Yes
Sandbox Restore & Backup verification
Build and test a recovery plan to ensure you're covered when disaster strikes.
   Yes  Yes  Yes

Altaro VM Backup Testimonials & Reviews

Altaro Hyper-V Backup v4 delivers what anyone would need to successfully back up and restore Hyper-V-based systems and even goes a bit further, delivering some innovative features that speed backups and introduce flexibility into the process.

Frank Ohlhorst

It is difficult to find a VM backup application that is this easy to use or that gives you as many useful features for the price. I decided to give Altaro VM Backup a score of 4.8 i.e. Gold Award.

Brien M. Posey

I suppose the best endorsement of Altaro VM Backup that I can give to you is letting you know that I use the software myself in my development environment.

Timothy Warner

The management tools make an overall thoughtful and mature impression. Particularly interesting is the remote backup option. (Translated)

Andrej Radonic

I was very impressed by Altraro VM Backup because it is a quick and an easy tool to handle.

Romain Serre

This tool is a powerful backup solution for a small to medium size business implementation of a Hyper-V based private cloud, and the pricing is right in line, if not below that level. Additionally, Altaro's support department was impressive and their documentation is thorough.

Toby Meyer