Windows Server backup and
disaster recovery software

BackupAssist makes it simple to perform fast and reliable backups of your Microsoft Windows Servers. Protect your business continuity with a powerful and comprehensive suite of technologies to backup, restore, recover and manage your data and systems.

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Simple, fast and reliable backups of your Windows Servers, applications, data & systems


User–friendly Restore Console with granular restore tools for Exchange, Hyper-V & SQL backups


Customized bare–metal recovery to same or dissimilar hardware using RecoverAssist


Manage your BackupAssist installations across a WAN or LAN from an advanced web console

Our Edge

Reliable & Predictable – You get full support with the complete range of Microsoft Windows Servers and Small Business Servers. We’ve worked hard to achieve Microsoft Gold Application Developer certification.

Simple – Backing up your data and systems is a breeze with our intuitive and user–friendly interface. Should disaster strike, we’ll walk you through the simple steps to seamlessly restore or recover lost data.

Affordable – You only pay for what you need with our flexible and modular pricing. Buy a base’licence, purchase add’ons only as required and keep your costs under control. If you don’t need it, you won’t pay for it.

Powerful - If you’re a tech–savvy advanced user, our powerful configurable settings allow you precise control over how your data is protected. BackupAssist is designed to be user–friendly for novices, but we don’t forget our advanced users either.

Fast & Easy - You can schedule and automate your backups for fast and painless data security. BackupAssist’s advanced and customised automatic–backup schemes define set and forget.

Backup Flexibility - You can back up to a wealth of destinations – network destinations, NAS, RDX, iSCSI devices, local drives, optical drives, tape drives and the cloud. Our comprehensive range gives you dynamic security.

Our support is awesome! With BackupAssist you get full access to our experienced support team.

Best of all – it’s free!


Effortlessly backup your IT infrastructure.
BackupAssist makes the core decisions easy guiding you through: what to backup, where to backup and when to backup. Your systems and data are in safe hands.

With the BackupAssist base license, you can:

  • Automatically back up files, applications or complete servers using System Protection, File Protection and File Archiving.
  • Backup VSS applications in real-time. Our standard backups are VSS aware for live backups of Exchange, SQL, Hyper-V and others.
  • Use flexible schemes to tailor both daily and historical backups to suit your requirements. You get detailed media labelling and notifications to ensure your backups are always easy to manage.
  • Create, manage, monitor and report on your backups in real time both locally and remotely.
  • Create data containers for best-practice image backups on network, external disk, local drive and RDX destinations.
  • Move image backups across different supported media as required with full restore capabilities.

Plus, you can tailor BackupAssist for advanced protection that suits your requirements.  With our affordable modular Add-ons, you’ll only ever pay for what you need.  BackupAssist Add-ons include:

  • Exchange – Create comprehensive live backups of your Exchange Server and its databases.  You can also perform granular restores of individual mail items, and directly inject them back into a live Exchange Server, regardless of whether it’s the original server or a different one.
  • SQL - Backup whole SQL Servers or individual databases.  With transactional logging, you can create near continuous SQL backups that support point-in-time SQL restores.
  • Hyper-V - Backup Exchange Servers and SQL Servers on Hyper-V guests, all in one back up of a Hyper-V host.  Restore data from inside the guest, including Exchange mailbox items.
  • Rsync - Back up files and data across the internet to an offsite location, datacentre or cloud provider.  Ideal for remote offices, home offices and roaming users.
  • Tape - Create secure tape drive backups with support for full, differential and incremental backups to tape.  Take advantage of our data compression and encryption to back up data to standalone tape devices.


Rapidly retrieve the data you need.
BackupAssist provides an integrated suite of restore technologies that step you through the restore process. Fast, easy, comprehensive restores.

With the BackupAssist base license, you can:

  • Easily locate your backups. BackupAssist will catalogue your backups and associate them with the appropriate restore tool.
  • Use the Restore Console to search multiple backups at the same time or browse a single backup to locate the data you want.
  • Restore your Exchange Server databases, mailboxes or even individual items like emails or contacts from just a single backup.
  • Restore your entire SQL Server, databases or individual transactions.

Plus, by maximising your restore capabilities with our Add-ons, you can:

  • Restore your individual files from a Hyper-V guest and its host.  Or, restore the entire virtual machine itself!
  • Restore individual mail items to a PST file or live Exchange Server using Exchange Granular Restore.  This feature uses any standard backup type and supports Exchange 2013!
  • Restore your backups from an RSync cloud destination to its original location or a different machine!
  • Restore SQL backups from a specific point in time, to within a 15 minute window!
  • Restore from a tape drive with ease and efficiency.


Quickly rebuild your entire system from a backup
When disaster strikes, you can minimize downtime by relying on BackupAssist to recover your data & systems fast.

With a BackupAssist base license, you can:

  • Avoid catastrophic data-loss after a disaster with our simple, fast and reliable recovery tool!
  • Create a customized, bootable recovery media using RecoverAssist.
  • Launch a custom recovery environment with support files, drivers and command line support.
  • Select from a list of recovery tools and applications and add them to your recovery media.
  • Access an image backup from a local drive, network share or iSCSI target and perform a bare-metal recovery of your system and data.

Using BackupAssist for Disaster Recovery gives you:

  • Comprehensive recovery of your business-critical systems and data.
  • The ability to get your business back on its feet with minimal downtime.
  • The knowledge you need in a crisis with 13 unique tools for diagnosis and troubleshooting.
  • Flexible recovery to same or dissimilar hardware.
  • A user-friendly recovery interface for stress-free business continuity.


Easily manage multiple machines remotely
Save time and effort by managing backups, restores, reports, notifications and licensing across multiple machines from a central location.

BackupAssist remote management tools include:

  • MultiSite Manager – Simplify the remote management of your BackupAssist installations with one user-friendly web interface. Manage your BackupAssist installations across multiple sites, saving time and money by receiving alerts and notifications from the one unified console. MultiSite Manager is now available as a public beta

    With powerful, advanced features you can:
    • Update BackupAssist installations across multiple sites.
    • Manage backup jobs and restores for each installation and site.
    • Access reports and alerts on the status of each backup job.
    • Customize and configure email reports.
    • Manage licensing requirements for each site and machine.
  • Centralized Monitoring: - Built specifically for resellers and MSP’s, our Centralized Monitoring Console allows you to monitor multiple jobs from the one central location. Consolidate reports from all of your backup jobs and receive helpful options for viewing and analysing those reports.

    CMC lets you:
    • Keep track of all your backup jobs in real time.
    • View and analyse reports from a central location.
    • Configure and receive email notifications for reports.

What's new in v8?

+NEW - Superior imaging backups – Your backup history and storage space are now fully managed, giving you added control over how much history to keep.

+NEW - Improved imaging backup reports – You can better manage storage capacity issues by actively monitoring your restore points, including a detailed breakdown of what your backup destination contains.

+NEW - Advanced backup verification – You get immediate feedback on potential restoration issues, plus added reassurance your application data is secure. V8 offers automatic restore testing and built in validations for Exchange and Hyper-V backups.

+NEW - Optimized System Protection – Your server backups are faster and more precise than ever through utilization of our cutting-edge "fast incremental" technology.

+NEW - Improved Hyper–V setup – It's even simpler to configure your Hyper–V backup options a number of cast improvements to the setup process for Hyper–V hosts.

+NEW - Flexible custom schemes – You can tailor your backup schedule to your exact requirements with greater flexibility and precision added to custom scheme options.

+NEW - Improved Exchange granular restore – You can open, search and restore mail items from PST and OST files with enhanced Exchanged account impersonation.

+NEW - Increased Server 2012 R2 support – Your Server 2012 R2 benefits from improved support for backup, restore and recovery options of your data, systems and applications.

+NEW - Enhanced installation process – You can perform administrative MSI installs without the hassle of interactive prompts.

+NEW - Superior volume management – Your image backup history (including iSCSI backups) is more secure than ever with inbuilt warnings when servers are missing a crucial VSS hotfix needed for securing backup history.

Systems Supported

The backup features depend on the operating system. For a list of supported environments for each backup technology, please refer to the individual feature pages.
Below is a list of operating systems and technologies supported by BackupAssist.

Microsoft VSS Applications*

  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2013
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2010
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2007
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005
  • Microsoft SharePoint 2010

* All Microsoft VSS aware applications supported

Microsoft Virtual Environments

  • Microsoft Hyper-V 2012 R2
  • Microsoft Hyper-V 2012
  • Microsoft Hyper-V 2008 R2
  • Microsoft Hyper-V 2008
  • * 2012 R2 Hyper-V support is for non-CSV environments.

Microsoft Client Operating Systems

  • Windows 7 (Professional, Enterprise and Ultimate)
  • Windows 8/8.1 (Professional, Enterprise)

Microsoft Server Operating Systems

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 family
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 family
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 family
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 family (64 bit)
  • Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2011
    (Standard, Essentials & Premium)
  • Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2008
    (Standard & Premium)
  • Microsoft Windows Essential Business Server 2008
    (Standard & Premium)
  • Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2008 R2
  • Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2008

Windows Server 2003, XP or Vista? Download BackupAssist v7.

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