What’s New In Altaro Hyper-V Backup V5? #Altaro #HyperV

Hello folks,

I am glad to share with you that finally ALTARO Hyper-V Backup Version 5 is here.

What’s new in ALTARO Hyper-V Backup Version 5.0?

A Brand New Look
Managing backup and restoring VMs, has never been easier. The product now offers the user a more logical and intuitive approach to the various configurations and tasks that an administrator can execute across all hosts/VMs, in a given environment.

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Multiple Backup and Office Locations
Altaro Hyper-V Backup now allows the configuration of Multiple Backup and Offsite Locations, meaning if you wish to backup a set of VMs to one location, and a different set of VMs to a different location – this is now possible, and really easy to setup too! Backing up to multiple backup locations offers users additional flexibility to back up their VMs to multiple storage destinations.

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Job Queuing and Management
Altaro Hyper-V Backup now allows for concurrent backup/restore/offsite copy job. Job queuing and pausing as needed also allows operations to be queued when another task is already in progress. Operations will show in the Dashboard under Active & Pending Operations. Jobs can also be skipped while queued.

Centralized Configuration and Management of Multiple Hosts
With a user interface built for scalability, managing and configuring backup/restore jobs across multiple hosts has never been simpler. You can control all your VMs from one single console, without the need to manage configurations for individual hosts.

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Automated Deletion of Sandbox Restores
A new option will allow you to schedule the automatic deletion of Sandbox restored Virtual Machines so as to fully clean up after automated scheduled Sandbox Testing.

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Verification
You can now verify the integrity of your backup data without needing to restore the data to another location, both manually and on an automated schedule.

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Improved Performance
Altaro Hyper-V Backup’s performance has improved significantly, making backup and restore speeds faster. We have also added the ability to run backups from multiple hosts concurrently, thus drastically reducing the time taken to backup multiple Host and Hyper-V Cluster scenarios.

What are the main features in ALTARO Hyper-V Backup?

  • Hot Backups – MS VSS Integration
    Back up live VMs with zero downtime by leveraging the Microsoft VSS Hyper-V Writer.
  • Restore Clones
    Restore VMs to the same Hyper-V Host but with a different name.
  • Restore to different Hyper-V host
    Restore an individual or a group of VMs to a different Hyper-V Host.
  • Reverse Delta Incremental Backup
    Incremental Backup Technology for hyper-speed efficiency.
  • File/Item Level Restore
    Mount backed up VHDs and restore files without having to restore a whole Virtual Machine.
  • Backup schedules
    Set different backup schedules for different VMs.
  • Restore different versions
    Restore from multiple points in time rather than ‘the most recent backup’
  • Sandbox Restores & Verification
    Build a plan to make automatically verify the integrity of your backup data. This is awesome feature, while you are sleeping at night, the system will restore and verify your backup integrity in an isolated environment Winking smile
  • Supports Free Microsoft Hyper-V Server
    Works with the free Microsoft Hyper-V Server.
  • Backs up Hyper-V Checkpoints (a.k.a Snapshots)
    If your VMs have snapshots than you can back up the snapshots as well.
  • Offsite Backup with WAN Acceleration
    Backup to an offsite Altaro Backup Server over a WAN connection for added redundancy.
  • Remote Management
    Manage your Altaro Hyper-V Backup from another machine.
  • Backup Compression Encryption
    Get smaller and faster backups by enabling compression on your backup drive
  • Backup Encryption
    Secure your backup data with military grade AES encryption.
  • Microsoft Exchange backup and Item Level Restore
    Backup your Microsoft Exchange server and restore at Item level from within the Exchange database.
  • VHD Exclude
    Choose which VHD(X) files you wish to include/exclude in your VMs backup
  • Backs up support for Hyper-V clusters
    Cluster support for larger installations.

Do you want a reliable backup for your Hyper-V environment?

So without further ado, start here by downloading the unlimited free edition.      

Enjoy your day!

Cheers,
-Charbel

About Charbel Nemnom 328 Articles

Charbel Nemnom is a Microsoft Cloud Consultant and Technical Evangelist, totally fan of the latest’s IT platform solutions, accomplished hands-on technical professional with over 15 years of broad IT Infrastructure experience serving on and guiding technical teams to optimize performance of mission-critical enterprise systems. Excellent communicator adept at identifying business needs and bridging the gap between functional groups and technology to foster targeted and innovative IT project development. Well respected by peers through demonstrating passion for technology and performance improvement. Extensive practical knowledge of complex systems builds, network design and virtualization.

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