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Data Deduplication and BackupAssist

February 24th, 2015 by RickD


Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R1/R2 includes a technology called Data Deduplication, which reduces the amount of disk space taken up by your data. Let’s take a deeper look at what Deduplication means for you and how this technology relates to BackupAssist.

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How will you spend your IT budget this year?

February 20th, 2015 by Luke Parsons

How will you spend your IT budget?

IT budgets are never fun.  There’s always so much demand and so little allocation. People expect you to work miracles, and to do it all spending only hopes, dreams and magic beans.  So how is your IT budget looking in 2015?

Spiceworks recently released a study looking at the 2015 budgets of a wide group of IT professionals – the results are interesting.  We put together this infographic to sum them up.

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Should you back up a Hyper-V host? Yes, no, and it depends

February 17th, 2015 by Luke Parsons

back up a hyper-v host - maybe

In a number of online forums and blogs recently the debate has been heating up over whether or not it’s necessary to back up a Hyper-V host.  There are passionate arguments on both sides, so we thought we’d take the time to weigh in and offer our perspective on the issue.

Is backing up the host a necessary part of a well-rounded strategy, or simply a waste of time and resources? Well, let’s find out.
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BackupAssist named Best Windows Server Backup Software 2015

February 13th, 2015 by Luke Parsons

best windows server backup software 2015

Everyone loves getting a pat on the back, and here at BackupAssist we’re no exception.  That’s why we hope you won’t take it as bragging when we proudly announce that the respected reviews website Top Ten Reviews has named us Best Windows Server Backup Software for the second year in a row!

It just goes to show, when it comes to backing up your Windows Servers, there’s just no going past BackupAssist both for value and performance.

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Uncanny similarities – IT Hardware vs your significant other

February 5th, 2015 by Luke Parsons

IT Hardware vs your significant other

If you work in IT and you have someone special in your life, there inevitably two things that are most important to you: the IT hardware you work on all day and the person you come home to each night.  What you may or may not realize, is that your two loves probably share a slightly disturbing number of traits.

Here are 8 uncanny similarities between IT hardware and your significant other!
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Get your hands on BackupAssist v8.3!

February 4th, 2015 by Luke Parsons

Get BackupAssist v8.3


Have you had a chance to download the newest version of BackupAssist yet? We’re pretty sure the answer to that question is “YES!”, because who wouldn’t want the very latest improvements to backup and disaster recovery?  But on the off chance you haven’t and you want to know why you should, here’s a rundown of all the awesome new features offered in BackupAssist v8.3.

Warning – if you’re faint of heart and easily excited by fantastic new backup features, please consult your doctor before reading on.

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Winter is coming. A Lannister always protects his data.

January 30th, 2015 by Luke Parsons

winter is coming - data protection

Well, actually Winter’s already here. And no, we’re not going to talk about Game of Thrones.  Sorry about that… But with Juno just passed, snow still piling up outside and winds assaulting the walls of your server room, it’s time to start thinking seriously about data protection. Unfortunately, nobody’s yet worked out how to make servers fly south for the winter.

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Windows BitLocker drive detection pop-up

January 27th, 2015 by RickD



BackupAssist uses BitLocker to encrypt removable drives. These drives can generate a pop-up message when they are attached to a server. This article explains the message and how to respond.

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Australian Office closed for Australia Day 26th January 2015

January 22nd, 2015 by Luke Parsons

Australia day office closed

Our Australian Office will be closed for Australia Day on Monday 26th of January 2015.  As such, our Australian Support and Sales teams will be unavailable on these days.  However, US Support and Sales will both continue to operate as normal.
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Meet the BA team! Jim – Software Developer

January 22nd, 2015 by Luke Parsons

Meet Jim - Backup software developer

Late last year, we started a new series introducing you to the faces behind the software here at BackupAssist.  Last time, it was Rick our Technical Writer.  This time, we have a much stranger creature to introduce…

Meet Jim, one of our Lead Software Developers.  Jim is one of the men and women who write the code that protects your data.  If you’ve ever successfully recovered a crashed system using BackupAssist, this is one of the guys you want to thank.  Without further ado, meet Jim!

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