VMware backups

Master your VMware backups without the headaches

VMware backups

MAX Backup help protect virtually everything while also providing fast, secure, and reliable backup of your Vmware environment with cloud-based backup and recovery of ESXi hosts, images and data. By using the cloud, MAX Backup ensures you can easily recover VMs without relying on expensive, failure-prone, on-premise hardware, delivering a successful recovery every time.

Backup Features

Native VMware integration

Support for VMware ESX versions 4.0, 4.1 and 5.0, 5.1, 5.5 and utilization of VMware’s 'Change Block Tracking' (CBT) provides complete backup coverage of your virtual environment.

Hot Virtual Machine (VM) backups

Make "hot" backups of already running VMs for up to the minute protection of your data and virtual devices.

Granular Data Protection

Easily recover an entire VM, the host server, and even a single file within a vrtual machine.


There’s no need to backup entire VM images. MAX Backup uses True Delta technology to identify changed data, giving you the fastest and smallest backup possible.

WAN optimization

VM backups are optimized using de-duplication and compression prior to transmission, with bandwidth throttling and automatic reconnection - ensuring even the largest VM image changes are quickly backed up to the cloud.

Hybrid-Cloud Backups

Backups are saved to the cloud and optionally, to local storage (if you choose this you can automate the functionality). The result? Instant backup redundancy.

Centralized Monitoring and Reporting

Manage all your backups centrally from the cloud where you can monitor in real-time and be alerted to the state of your backups, storage use, data backed up, and the success/failure of each job.

Recovery Features

Centralized Recovery Management

Manage the backup and recovery of both your VMware and physical servers and workstations from a single console.

Hybrid Recovery

You can always recover, even without access to the Internet, via synchronized backups in the cloud and on local storage.

Fastest Recovery Possible

MAX Backup automatically selects the source (either local or cloud storage) that will provide the quickest recovery.

Virtual Drive Access

When you only need to recover a few files out of a virutal machine, Virtual Drive functionality allows you to navigate through a backup just like your local computer - doing away with the need to restore an entire VM.

Direct VM Recovery

Because VM system configurations are preserved during backup, all volume and system configuration data accompanies restores, making recovery to an existing or alternate VM host a simple task.

Virtual Disaster Recovery (VDR)

In the event your physical servers are unavailable or not functioning, you can easily recover a physical server as a VMware image.

Disaster Recovery Testing

Take advantage of your virtual environment by testing the automated recovery of your physical servers to VM images, saving time and without interrupting production.