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Altaro Physical Server Backup

Back up the physical servers on your network through this P2V solution and benefit from fast and easy recovery should they be impacted by a disaster.

Altaro Physical Server Backup


Companies and organizations with virtualized server environments sometimes also have some physical machines and these too require data protection. Altaro Physical Server Backup is a server backup software solution created to satisfy this need, with the added bonus that it's free.

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Back up and restore physical servers

Back up and restore physical servers

Back up your physical servers and restore them to a virtual environment (as a virtual disk or a virtual machine running on a Hyper-V hypervisor).

Easy to use

Easy to use

Run the solution on the physical server you wish to back up and create your backup schedule. Manage it through a user-friendly local management console.

Storage savings

Outstanding storage savings

Enjoy industry-leading reductions in backup storage size thanks to Altaro's signature inline deduplication.



Benefit from reliable, no-cost backup and recovery for the physical machines on your network.

P2V Solution for Microsoft Hyper-V

This Windows Server backup solution from Altaro – established developers of robust award-winning backup solutions for Hyper-V, VMware and Office 365 – enables you to back up your physical servers to on-premise backup storage.

This is a P2V Hyper-V solution (physical to virtual) as well as a Disk2VHD solution, as the backed up physical server can be restored to a virtual Hyper-V environment as a virtual machine (VM) or as virtual disk (VHDX).


Businesses with virtual environments that have one or more physical machines or legacy servers that have not been virtualized can now use Altaro Physical Server Backup to protect these physical machines and keep them safe.

P2V backup for physical servers - Through this freeware physical to virtual backup solution (P2V), you can protect a physical server machine and restore the content in a virtual format. You can back up physical servers running Windows Server OS to a local disk, removable disk or network path.

Backup schedule - Set up one or more backup schedules according to your requirements.

Restoring your backups - As this is a Disk2VHD solution, it is quick and easy to restore the backed up server as a virtual machine (VM) on a Hyper-V host or as virtual disk (VHDX).

Avert the impact of a disaster - Should a disaster affect one of the physical servers on your network, Altaro Physical Server Backup enables you to easily restore and access it on your existing virtual environment, as a virtual disk or fully functional virtual machine. This way, if the hardware is ruined, you can now run that machine virtually instead and access all its content.

Encryption and retention policies - You can specify a backup target, choose an encryption key (optional), define how long you wish to retain your backup versions, and select which physical volumes to protect.

Ease of use - Simply run the product setup on the physical server you want to back up. This will install the required services as well as a local management console.

Local management console - You can manage and monitor your physical server backup through a local management console with a web user interface, so that you can manage each install individually.

Fast and efficient backups – Change block tracking (CBT) is an integral part of the solution, so that scanning for changes is not necessary, resulting in much faster backups. Backups are also fully application-aware (and can make use of VSS).

Optimized backup size – Thanks to Altaro's signature inline deduplication, benefit from the smallest backup size, requiring the least amount of backup space and improving backup and restore speed.

No impact on your pocket - As this is a freeware solution, you can avoid budgeting discussions. There's no impact on your bottom line, only upside.

Community support - While official technical support is not included with this freeware product, users can seek and provide help and advice through a community forum.

Single-vendor solution - Companies, IT resellers and consultants that use Altaro VM Backup to back up their Hyper-V and VMware virtual machines can now use Altaro Physical Server Backup to back up their physical servers, thereby enjoying the benefits of a single-vendor solution. Altaro VM Backup for MSPs provides managed service providers (MSPs) with a single, multi-tenant management console for all their customers' VM and physical backups.