Great value for backing up your virtualized systems
July 13, 2021

Great value for backing up your virtualized systems

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Altaro VM Backup

I used Altaro VM Backup at one of our remote divisions that utilized Windows Server Hyper-VMs. The VMs were hosted on Hyper-V servers, but there was no backup for the VMs themselves, just the files on the VMs were backed up on-site and off-site. I downloaded and installed Altaro's trial to see whether or not their software would be of any benefit.
  • Verification of successful backups
  • Full backups of VMs for disaster recovery
  • Option of having multiple backup restore points
  • I had some issues with the initial setup, and getting the clients to sync with backup software.
  • Had issues trying to save the backups to a NAS. It eventually worked, but it didn't seem very intuitive.
  • Fast restorations of VMs from a backup
  • Ability to restore from multiple save points
  • Ability to retrieve individual files from a VM
  • I only used Altaro for the 30 day trial, so I can't speak for long-term ROI
  • It's priced $369/year for 5 VMs, that's just over $70/year per VM. Great value for what you get.
I have not previously used any other VM backup solution prior to testing Altaro VM Backup.

Do you think Altaro delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Altaro's feature set?

Yes

Did Altaro live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Altaro go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Altaro again?

No

Altaro VM Backup is great if you have 1 or 2 VMs that aren't backed up by any other means. I initially had some issues with setting it up so it backed up to a NAS, and sometimes the host wouldn't sync to the client. There probably wouldn't be an issue if the host system is the backup location. The interface and configuration were pretty intuitive and gave you a lot of information on the status of your backups.