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Backup versus data recovery – a little spent now saves a lot, later on!

March 3rd, 2015 by Luke Parsons

backup vs data recovery - spend a little, save a lot

Data recovery services are always an option when your business-critical data takes a nosedive.  But frankly, if you’re getting to the point where you need them, you’re doing something wrong along the way.  Data recovery can work, but it’s going to cost you a lot of money and you’re rarely guaranteed to retrieve all of the data you need.

So what’s the better option?  Well, it’s pretty simple. If you can’t afford to lose it, then back it up.

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Australian support services limited on 9th March 2015 (Labour Day)

March 2nd, 2015 by Luke Parsons

Labour day limited support

Our Australian Office will only be offering limited Support Services on Monday 9th of March 2015 due to the Labour Day public holiday in the state of Victoria.  As such, our support response times for Australian customers may be extended. Our Australian Sales team will also be unavailable. However, US Support and Sales will both continue to operate as normal.

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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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