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Best backup software for a Hyper-V environment

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We are currently using a "Not for resale" version of Backup Exec 2012 to backup our VMs to a Tandberg tape library. This version of BE 2012 does not come with tech support nor can tech support be purchased for that version.

We are starting to look for different backup software and would like some recommendations.

I cant see us spending much more than 1200.00 for this program. We are non-profit agency and simply do not have the funds available to go much higher than that.

Any information that you can give will be greatly appreciated.
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Look at Roxio Retrospect Multiserver.
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I will put it on the short list. Thank you for your response.
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It is very cheap and works well for us, although we do all backups at the Windows level.  The latest version does have VM capabilities.
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I'll mention http://www.trilead.com/Features/ here, it's not expensive at all and they have a free version you can try out.
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Also look at Veeam - they are very good.
There is also a free version - just check their site.
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x2 on Veeam

Veeam Backup Free Edition as no limitation on the number of VMs to be protected and has no expiration date. It does have some limitations.

v7 is coming out soon and will have a lot of new features added. Might be worth looking into - Countdown to v7
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Hi,

I like Altaro Hyper-v backup. They have a a 30 day trial (Altaro Hyper-V Backup Unlimited Edition) which will switch to the Free Edition automatically after 30 days, keeping you running for free on 2 VMs - forever. If you only have 2 VMs then you're good to go :).

Altaro free trial/2 VM free

Mike
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Thank you
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