File Protection: Superior protection with file level backups

Protect your files, folders and applications with a fast data replication technology that doesn’t compromise on advanced features.

VSS-aware:Back up applications including SQL, Hyper–V, Exchange and SharePoint while they’re running.
Single–instance store: Back up only those files and folders that have changed since the last full backup, but restore any data from each and every file–level backup.
Extensive hardware support: Utilize built–in media rotation schemes and create backup schedules to match your choice of media.
Rsync destination support: Back up files and folders across the internet using the Cloud-capable Rsync Add-on.
Powerful encryption: Secure your files, folders and applications by encrypting them at their destination.
Encryptyour backups at their destination using 256-bit AES encryption.
Retain data properties: Keep your file–level backups in their original format including file attributes and NTFS access control lists.

User–friendly interface

Back up your files, folders and applications quickly and easily with the help of our backup wizard.  You’ll be stepped through what to backup, when to backup and where to store the data.  Plus, you’ll receive helpful notifications whenever they’re needed. 

Our file-level backups are compatible with a wide range of hardware destinations, including external disks, RDX drives, local directories, NAS devices and iSCSI targets.

Each backup schedule is tailored to the destination of your choice and used to manage both daily and archival backups.  Plus, if you don’t find a schedule that fits your specific needs you can customize your own!

Stay up-to-date on your file-level backups by enabling detailed email reports for backups and restores.  You can also establish a managed recipient list to have any need-to-know team members informed of backup and restore results.

Flexible file-level backup

You can back up files and folders in two advanced operating modes: Mirror Mode, and Backup with History (BWH) Mode. This offers the flexibility you need to best protect your data.

Mirror Mode: Create an exact replica of your files and folders.  The data will be written over each time so you have a complete and consistent backup without dependencies.

BWH Mode: Create an entirely new set of backup data in its own uniquely named folder each time a backup job runs.  Backups created using this mode can be used to maintain many restore points over a long period of time.

Fast, effective restores

Restoring file backups is quick and simple with the help of BackupAssist. Using our Restore Console you can search for multiple file-level backups at once, or browse through single backups all in the same user-friendly interface.

Use File Protection to:

  • Restore files and folders
  • Restore VSS applications such as Exchange (including individual mail items*)
  • Restore Hyper-V guests
*Restoration of individual mail items (emails, contacts, calendar items, etc) is possible using the Exchange Granular Restore Add-on
*Restoration of data from inside Hyper-V guests is possible using the Hyper-V Granular Restore Add-on.

Combined backup technologies

Protect your files, folders and applications with both incremental and full backups.  Using File Protection, once you create the initial full backup of your data, each subsequent backup will only back up data that has changed. 

This makes for a much faster backup job and saves you storage space.

However, all backups can be used to restore all data.  How?  Unchanged data is restored by creating markers in each incremental backup that will point to that data in your last full backup.

Internet backup

File Protection can also be used to create file-level backups across the internet, stored to a remote rsync host.  Using our affordable rsync Add-on, you can set up an rsync destination server or use a third-party host such as a cloud storage provider to store your file backups offsite.

You can use rsync with BackupAssist to replicate your files and folders to the Cloud using Amazon s3! BackupAssist with Amazon s3 makes offsite data protection simple and affordable.

This remote backup solution is ideal for:

  • Working on the road or internationally
  • Working from home
  • Backing up remote office data to headquarters
  • Backing up local servers to a remote data center
  • Backing up to the Cloud

Secure files and folders

Protect your organization’s data with encryption.  Whether your files and folders are stored onsite or in the Cloud, BackupAssist’s encryption feature offers the peace of mind that your data is secure from unauthorized access at all times. 

The added security of encryption is especially important for portable and removable backup media and data that is stored offsite.


  • Licensing
    Archiving to tape drive
    Requires Zip-to-Tape Add-on
    Archiving to other hardware

    Included in BackupAssist license
  • Supported Microsoft Operation Systems*
    Windows Server 2012/R2;
    Windows Server 2008/R2;
    Windows SBS (2011, 2008);
    Windows 8 (Professional & Ultimate) and 8.1(Professional & Enterprise);
    Windows 7 (Professional or Ultimate);
  • *Windows Server 2012 & 2008R2 support is for the full family of operating systems including Server Core and Hyper-V server.
  • Method
    File backup based on the ZIP64 standard (fully compliant). Data can be restored using BackupAssist or common ZIP programs.
  • Supported VSS Applications^
    Exchange Server (2013, 2010, 2007);
    SQL Server (2014, 2012, 2008, 2005);
    Hyper-V on Windows Server 2012/R2 and 2008/R2, including Server Core and Hyper-V Server;
    Hyper-V on Windows Server 2008R1;
    SharePoint (2010)
  • ^ All Microsoft VSS aware applications are supported.
  • Supported Destinations
    External Disk
    RDX Drive
    Local Hard Drive
    Optical Disk
    Flash Drive
    Network Location (NAS)
  • Resources
  • File Archiving Whitepaper

Customer testimonials

"We have 3 servers, 2 with [competitor] and one that wasn't backing up. I was looking for a solution for the 3rd server but didn't want to pay for [competitor].

"Your application was... much easier to use with the same level of protection."

"I'm glad that we found BackupAssist. Whilst we realise the importance of backups ourselves, it has always been difficult to sell to clients in small to medium business when we had to include software with a $1000+ price tag. BackupAssist will make the sale much easier not only because of the price tag, but because we KNOW that it works so well."

"NTBackup scheduling is clumsy and unreliable. Client did not want to spend on [major competitors'] products."

"Another Computer consultant evaluated, purchased and recommended this software to Network Integration Solutions Inc. Since then, we are so impressed, that as far as I'm concerned any of our new servers will have a license of BackupAssist to make the media management simple."

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