Windows Server backup and
disaster recovery software

BackupAssist provides simple, fast and predictable backups of your Microsoft Windows Servers. Ensure business continuity with a comprehensive suite of technologies to backup, restore, recover and remotely manage your data and systems.

Free Trial Buy from $279.00 USD

Choose BackupAssist v8 for


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


Easy to use Restore Console, with granular restore tools for Exchange, Hyper-V and SQL backups.


Customized bare–metal recovery to same or dissimilar hardware, using RecoverAssist, our clever recovery tool.


MultiSite Manager offers an advanced web interface for the remote deployment, management and reporting of BackupAssist installations.

Our Edge

Reliable & Predictable - You’ll have 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 some 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.

Multiple backup destinations - You can back up to a wealth of destinations – network destinations, NAS, RDX, iSCSI devices, local drives, optical drives, tape drives and cloud storage. Our comprehensive range of destinations allow you dynamic security.

Our support is awesome! BackupAssist provides you with complete access to the technical prowess of our experienced support team.
Best of all – it’s free!

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 and 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 with a number of vast 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.


Effortlessly backup your IT infrastructure, both systems and data
BackupAssist makes the core decisions easy guiding you through: what to backup, where to backup and when to backup.
  • Automatic back up of files and applications or complete servers using System Protection, File Protection and File Archiving.
  • Standard backups are VSS-Aware allowing for real-time backups of Exchange, SQL, Hyper-V and other VSS applications.
  • Exchange - Create live backups of your Exchange Server and its databases. Perform granular restores of individual mail items and directly inject them back into a live Exchange Server, whether it be the original or different server.
  • 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 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.
  • A tailored selection of schemes that provide both daily and historical backups with media labelling and notifications.
  • Create, manage, monitor and report on your backups in real time both locally and remotely.
  • Data containers that can be created for image backups on network, external disk, local drive and RDX destinations.
  • Portable image backups for RDX, network, external disk and local drive destinations. Image backups can now be moved to another supported media and all the backups on that media can still be restored.


Rapidly retrieve data from your backup
BackupAssist provides an integrated suite of restore technologies that step you through the restore process.
  • BackupAssist will catalogue your backups so they are easy to locate 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 individual files from a Hyper-V guest and its host or restore the virtual machine itself.
  • Restore an Exchange Server›s databases, mailboxes and individual mail items like emails from a single backup.
  • Restore an entire SQL Server, databases or individual transactions.
  • Exchange Granular Restore can be used to restore individual mail items to a PST file or a live Exchange Sever. This feature can use any standard backup type and includes support for Exchange 2013.


Swiftly rebuild your entire system from a backup
You can rely on BackupAssist to recover your data & systems quickly and minimise your downtime.
  • 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.


Manage multiple installations of BackupAssist across your WAN and LAN
The remote tools provided by BackupAssist make managing multiple machines quick and easy.
  • MultiSite Manager – offers one easy–to–use web interface with powerful and advanced features to simplify the remote management of your BackupAssist installations. Deploy and manage your BackupAssist installations across multiple sites, and save time and money by receiving alerts and notifications from the one unified console. MultiSite Manager is now available as a public beta
    • deploy and 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: - a web resource for Resellers that consolidates reports from all of your backup jobs and provides helpful options for viewing and analysing those reports. Built specifically for resellers and MSP’s, our Centralized Monitoring Console allows you to monitor multiple jobs from the one central location.

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.

Talk about this page: