Altaro Hyper-V Backup v5 just released

New version of my favorite Hyper-V backup tool just got officially released! Smile

Altaro released the long-awaited next version of their Hyper-V backup software, Altaro Hyper-V Backup v5 – it features a completely new look, centralized configuration and management of multiple hosts with greater flexibility and improved performance. Do I have to mention that it has a free version as well? Smile

FREE version offers free backup of two virtual machines… forever! (there is also a 30-day trial available for more than two virtual machines)

I like it because it’s simple and not too expensive (in more than one aspect), fast, does the job, and does it pretty good! I’ve also installed the new version on one of my hosts, and it looks just great (can’t wait to run the first backup and restore of my virtual machines)!

Altaro Hyper-V Backup v5

 Altaro Hyper-V Backup v5

You can find more info and official announcement here.
Download is available here.


UPDATE: Please, don’t remove your own host from the console (until the next week’s release goes public) – in the current public release (, you won’t be able to add it back!

1. stop all Altaro services
2. go to %ProgramData%\Altaro
3. rename the AltaroBackupProfile folder to AltaroBackupProfile.old
4. start all Altaro services