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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


Microsoft Azure Backup (WinDays14)

Not so long ago (just before the WinDays14 conference in Croatia), I’ve written an article about Windows Azure Backup (now called Microsoft Azure Backup because of a renaming scheme that followed little after the article was sent to be published). This article was written for the special, conference edition of Mreža magazine.

Unfortunately (for some), this article is in Croatian.

In general, it’s a 2 page Microsoft Azure Backup overview – what can it do, how easy it is to set-up, how it can ease the burden of doing backups, how can it be incorporated into the current backup policy and extend it off-premise, etc.

You can find and read the article using the specialized Windows 8/8.1 app called Bug & Mreža (or direct link) – app created for reading the digital editions of two of our largest IT magazines, Bug and Mreža).

With weekend just around the corner, maybe now is the right time to try Microsoft Azure and, more specifically, the Microsoft Azure Backup feature? Smile

Have a great weekend!

UPDATE (June 14th, 2014): This article was re-published in Mreža magazine, "regular" (not WinDays) edition, July 2014. Makes me proud. Again. Smile


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