Introducing the major backup software package specially designed to solve NTbackup problems... providing super-fast scheduling and email notifications for easy management!
A message from the makers of BackupAssist
Here at BackupAssist, we're well aware of the frustrations that NTBackup users experience. In fact, that's the reason we created BackupAssist in the first place - to address and overcome the shortcomings of NTBackup. Indeed, a large proportion of our customers are former NTBackup users who have decided to 'upgrade' to BackupAssist.
We saw NTBackup users struggling to get scheduled backups running reliably. It was taking too much time and effort to set up, manage and monitor backups. We set out to transform NTBackup into a backup system that any user - novices and system administrators alike - would find exceptionally simple to use, could set up within minutes and could manage backups with hardly any effort at all, while retaining NTBackup formats and standards. That's why we specially incorporated the following features into BackupAssist:
- Super-fast scheduling with industry-standard rotation schemes - no scripts, no batch-files, no hassles
- Email notifications - always know when backups succeed or fail
- Daily email reminders for easy management
- Compatibility with NTBackup - restore to any Windows machine
- Simplified removable storage management over NTBackup
Trying out BackupAssist for yourself is risk-free because of our free, fully functional, 30 day trial version. The download is under 15MB and usually takes 10 minutes to install and setup. Downloading and installing this trial version could save hours of your time in setting up and managing a reliable backup system - instantly repaying the cost of BackupAssist!
With thousands of sales in over 120 countries, BackupAssist is fast becoming a major backup software package of choice for small and medium businesses, schools and charities.
"A must for every sysadmin struggling with NTBackup."
"Having struggled with NTBackup for months, BackupAssist came to the rescue and turned a problem into a solution.... It makes the NTBackup program work (that's a bit obvious) and I like the usage of email to inform about backup status and reminders to load the tape.
"Very user friendly and extremely easy to use."
"I was referred to BackupAssist by my consultant and am very impressed at its ability to overcome the shortcomings of NTBackup.
"I ran into snags using the Windows 2000 native NTBackup software and have too many other areas of responsibility to let this slow me down. BackupAssist made the difference."
"Attempted to use NTBackup and had many problems. Tried the 30-day trial of BackupAssist and knew immediately I would purchase.
"The beauty of this software lies in it's simplicity. I was installed and running backups within minutes... from what I have seen of the software, it has made my (and my IT guys') lives less complicated with regard to our backup needs."
1. Super-fast scheduling with industry-standard rotation schemes - no scripts, no batch-files, no hassles
Struggling to schedule backups using scripts and batch-files? Do it the easy way and save hours of your time with BackupAssist, which features super-fast scheduling of industry-standard rotation schemes.
It's simply a case of selecting from a range of preconfigured schemes, from simple daily schemes to the 'Grandfather-Father-Son' scheme. You can also customize schemes with full, incremental and differential backups.
"The greatest strength is without doubt the easiness of implementing a working backup schedule."
"I struggled for over a week with NTBackup trying to get scheduled backups to work but to no avail.
"Then I spotted your site in the recommended under Google. Within 1 hour I had downloaded the software, printed and studied the manual and got my backup working - and this is the third morning I have arrived at work to find the backup has completed successfully, completely without any interference from me. To say I am delighted would be an understatement!"
2. Email notifications - always know when backups succeed or fail
Graham A. Wells relates this problem:
"[NTBackup] simply was not doing the job. We had just experienced a hard drive failure. When we attempted to restore from our backup we discovered that our backup system had failed a month previously. However, we had no warning or notice. It was a disaster. We vowed it would never happen again; and set out to find the perfect product for backup."
NTBackup doesn't provide adequate warning when things go wrong, leaving you vulnerable to crippling data loss! BackupAssist solves this problem by sending you an email notification after every backup, telling you whether the backup succeeded or failed. This foolproof system means that you'll alway know the status of every backup - making the whole process more reliable, simple and convenient.
"We needed a backup system that not only was foolproof - we had to be able to 'set it; and, forget it'. It also had to send us a message when it backed up successfully or when it did not back up successfully. It had to have the ability to tell us what files were giving problems on backup. And as an added treat, it had to remind us to 'put in the tape'. Your product delivered 'in spades'.
"The greatest strength of the product is as I have outlined herein. We just set the tape in the morning. We are notified by email of the status of the previous night's backup. We are informed of any problem files. It is terrific!"
"Some of our larger clients are also interested in your product, simply because it lets them know, quickly and simply, whether the backup has worked or not. This may seem like a small thing but for many IT departments / backup operators it's a real problem."
3. Daily email reminders for easy management
The daily email reminders tell you exactly which tape or disk to use. There's no need to keep track of complicated rotation schemes or check that the correct tapes or disks are being used, saving you time and effort. The backup rotation process is made simpler and more reliable, slashing the probability of human error.
"My personal favorite is getting emails everyday - that automation saves so much time and training."
4. Compatibility with NTBackup - restore to any Windows machine
BackupAssist retains a high level of compatibility with NTBackup, and uses standard Windows drivers and format. For example, rather than locking your backups into a proprietary format, BackupAssist backs up to a .bkf file - the same format used by NTBackup. The backups can be restored to any Windows machine using NTBackup, even without BackupAssist being installed! Think of how useful this will be when you want to restore backups in 2, 5 or even 10 years time.
"The backups are also in a universal format that I can read on any Windows machine."
"Simpler way of automating backups on Windows servers without relying on proprietary software... for ease of portability of tapes. Tapes will restore on any Windows computer, without needing... proprietary software."
5. Simplified removable storage management over NTBackup
With many users complaining that the Microsoft Removable Media Manager and tape management is too complex and frustrating, especially for relatively simple backup schedules, BackupAssist simplifies media management in Windows. BackupAssist allows you to simply backup to whatever tape or disk is in the drive, removing the overhead of media management!
"Since Windows 2000 (and above), Microsoft has made media management a nightmare for a 'small' server. All the extra work required for media management is really not required for a simple backup schedule like ours. The feature in BackupAssist that is MOST VALUABLE is the ease of configuring a simple backup schedule and having the user insert the next tape in rotation and have it all just work, without the overhead of Microsoft Media Management."
"After struggling for a month to get NT server 2003 to run reliable backups and getting fed-up with 'unknown/invalid/incorrect' media messages it was a relief to find software that did the job properly."
"[Windows 2003] has proved to be even more picky about libraries / media pools and your product is the only one I've found so far that addresses the inherent problems with a commonsense approach."
6. Download BackupAssist now - get rid of NTBackup frustrations today!
You can start backing up today simply by downloading the fully featured, 30 day trial. The download is under 15MB and it usually takes a few minutes to install and set up.Download now