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.
Multiple Backup and Office Locations
Altaro Hyper-V Backup now allows the configuration of Multiple Backup and Offsite Locations, meaning if you wish to back up 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 set up too! Backing up to multiple backup locations offers users additional flexibility to back up their VMs to multiple storage destinations.
Job Queuing and Management
Altaro Hyper-V Backup now allows for concurrent backup/restore/offsite copy jobs. 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.
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.
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.
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 of 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 VMs to the same Hyper-V Host but with a different name.
Restore to a 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.
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 an awesome feature, while you are sleeping at night, the system will restore and verify your backup integrity in an isolated environment!
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 then 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.
Manage your Altaro Hyper-V Backup from another machine.
Backup Compression Encryption
Get smaller and faster backups by enabling compression on your backup drive
Secure your backup data with military-grade AES encryption.
Microsoft Exchange backup and Item Level Restore
Back up your Microsoft Exchange server and restore at Item level from within the Exchange database.
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!