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BackupAssist 8.2 is here – awesome new features!

November 25th, 2014 by Luke Parsons

BackupAssist v8.2 now available

We’re thrilled to announce that BackupAssist v8.2 is now available for download!  This version offers the most new features and improvements to our software since we first released version 8 back in June this year.  Properly protecting your systems, applications and data is easier and more powerful than ever before.

Here’s what downloading v8.2 today will give you:

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Not backing up a server? 4 examples of comparable insanity  

November 21st, 2014 by Luke Parsons

backing up a server

They say the true definition of insanity is performing the same action over and over, expecting a different result each time.  They’re wrong.  Huddle in now, because we’re going to let you in on a little secret – the true definition of insanity?  Not backing up a server!
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US Office closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday 27th and Friday 28th November 2014

November 20th, 2014 by Luke Parsons

US office closed for Thanksgiving

Our US Office will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday 27th and Friday 28th of November 2014.  As such, our US Support and Sales teams will be unavailable on these days.  However, Australian Support and Sales will both continue to operate as normal.
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Should you back it up?

November 18th, 2014 by Luke Parsons

Should you back it up
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4 causes of data loss you haven’t considered

November 14th, 2014 by Luke Parsons

data loss prevention - causes of data loss

Serious, mission-critical data loss is a nightmare scenario for most businesses.  If you have anything to do with data loss prevention for your business, you’ve probably spent time thinking of all the awful possibilities that could rob your business of its ability to compete in the digital economy.  Natural disaster, hardware failure, power outage, malware, hacking, human error… the list goes on.  But here are a few scenarios that we bet you haven’t considered.  The scary part?  They could easily happen.
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BackupAssist v8.2 sneak peek – new features!

November 12th, 2014 by RickD

sneak peek at v8.2 hyper-v


The BackupAssist development team is working on our latest v8 feature release v8.2. Although the big release day of November 19th 2014 is still 7 sleeps away, we thought we’d give you a sneak peek of what to expect. You’re in for a treat!

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Meet the BA team! Rick – Technical writer

November 7th, 2014 by Luke Parsons

Meet Rick, BA technical writer

Want to know the people behind the software? Well, you’re in luck.  This is the start of a monthly series introducing you to the team behind BackupAssist.  Strap yourself in, you’re going to meet some strange characters!  This month, we’re introducing Rick – BackupAssist’s Technical Writer.
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How to scare your Sys Admin this Halloween!

October 31st, 2014 by Luke Parsons

halloween - scare your sys admin

Who doesn’t love Halloween?  Nobody, that’s who!  No matter what your age, Halloween is a night of good times, fun costumes and overindulgence – whether that be of the sugary variety or the slightly more intoxicating!

Best of all, it’s the only night of the year when you can actively try to scare the pants off friends and family without being considered  a jerk.  But if you want to give your IT buddy a scare on Halloween, it’s going to take more than ghosts and ghouls.
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VMware virtual machine backups

October 28th, 2014 by RickD


BackupAssist and its Add-ons provide a powerful and easy to use Hyper-V backup and restore solution. This article looks at how BackupAssist can also be used to protect VMware virtual machines.

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Imaging backup software – the IT pro’s best friend

October 24th, 2014 by Luke Parsons

disk imaging best friend

There are a lot of tools that an IT pro needs day to day, but few are as vital as a decent imaging backup software.  An IT pro without it is a carpenter without a hammer, The Doctor without a sonic screwdriver, 60’s Batman without skin-tight leggings and an arsenal of puns.  Without it, the job is a lot more difficult.  We’re going to take a look at what imaging backup software does, and why it’s a tireless best-friend for IT pro’s everywhere.
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