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10 tips for best practice Hyper-V backups

July 22nd, 2014 by RickD

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Backing up Hyper-V virtual machines can become complicated once you factor in host data, volumes, domains, disks, VSS writers, services and the resulting issues that can arise. To keep the backups of your virtual machines as simple and robust as the environments themselves, we’ve put together a list of 10 tips for best practice Hyper-V backups.

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5 ways cloud backup is like your flaky friend

July 17th, 2014 by Luke Parsons

Cloud backup is like your flaky friend

We all have one.  That buddy we’re not really sure should be a buddy.  We haven’t known them for that long, but we spend more time with them than with people we’ve known for years. Because even though we’re not entirely certain they’ll really be there when we need them, they’re exciting and new and they push the boundaries. Okay, they have some downsides, but we like them anyway – and so does everyone else. In the world of storage and backup, we’re talking about cloud backup.

In this article, we’re going to take a look over the 5 most striking similarities between cloud backup and your flaky friend.  Both the good and the bad.  Let’s kick things off with a positive.

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Your competitors are changing to virtual machines – should you?

July 15th, 2014 by Luke Parsons

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There’s a lot of hype about virtual machines.  It’s nothing new; lots of companies have been steadily making the shift towards virtualization for years now.  Chances are your competitors are already using them, so should you be?  Will they really revolutionize IT for your business?  Are they really worth the investment?

Woah, so many questions!  Relax.  We have the answers you need.

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World Cup 2014: 4 valuable lessons you can learn about backup strategy!

July 10th, 2014 by Luke Parsons

Windows Server Backup - 4 things the world cup can teach you

Here at BackupAssist, we’ve caught World Cup fever!  With offices and staff in the US and Australia, hopes were never high for our home-teams to make the final, but oh boy they both put up a great fight.  Particularly team USA – wow!

Having our home countries knocked out hasn’t stopped our enthusiasm for a second.  Both our US and Aussie offices are now completely divided over who’s going to win and excitement is running high.

With the big game only a few days away now, we decided it might be a good idea to take a step back from the soccer-driven insanity.  Here are 4 lessons the 2014 World Cup can teach you about your backup strategy – or alternatively, 4 reasons to justify reading about soccer when you should be working!

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Six tips for best practice backups

July 8th, 2014 by RickD

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This article takes a look at some key best practice backup tips. It’s worth taking the time to follow up on these points, because it’s always better to spend a few hours now getting your backups best-practice, than it is to spend a few days later on dealing with a crisis that could have been prevented.

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6 hilarious gifs to help justify backup software in your budget

July 3rd, 2014 by Luke Parsons

6 gifs about backup software

Having trouble explaining to your company’s accountants why backup software is a necessary expense?  It happens to the best of us.  Honestly, sometimes we think our accountants even resent letting us have the office lights turned on…

At the end of the day, effective backup software is a core component to keeping your important data secure.  It’s a sacrosanct part of your IT budget, whether accounting likes it or not.

We can’t guarantee that the following gifs will help convince the powers that be, but at least they’ll provide a chuckle while you work out how to phrase your pitch.
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Exchange backup software doing its job? Don’t risk important emails

July 1st, 2014 by Luke Parsons

Exchange backup software - don't risk your emails

Unless your business is planning on returning to carrier pigeons or the postal service (it’s debatable which would be less efficient), chances are your business has an Exchange Server.  Protecting its data with effective Exchange backup software should be a top priority, because it’s not just lost emails that you have to worry about.  When a mail database gets corrupted it’s everyone’s problem – that’s one restore you really don’t want to fail.

You need to be certain your Exchange backup software is doing its job, because if you lose this data it’s your business that’s going to suffer.

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US Office Closed for Independence Day – 4th July 2014

June 27th, 2014 by Luke Parsons


Our US support office will be closed for Independence Day on Friday 4th of July 2014.  As such, our US support team will be unavailable on this day.  However, Australian support will continue to operate as normal.
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BackupAssist v8 is here! 6 reasons your backups just got better

June 26th, 2014 by Luke Parsons

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Ladies and Gentlemen, start your engines! We’re thrilled to announce that BackupAssist v8 is live and ready to improve your backup strategy like never before. We’ve worked hard to ensure that BackupAssist v8 is our most advanced, powerful and intuitive version yet.

It balances simplicity with sophistication.  It’s user-friendly, yet highly advanced.  It’s powerful in all the right ways and it redefines your backup capabilities. It’s affordable, reliable, simple and fast.

It’s BackupAssist v8.  Here’s what it gives you.

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Maintenance to BackupAssist website – 18th/19th June 2014

June 18th, 2014 by Luke Parsons


The BackupAssist website will be down for maintenance between 10:00 and 12:00 AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time) on the 19th of June 2014.  For our US customers, this is 20:00 to 22:00 EDT on 18th June.  All website services will be unavailable between these times.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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