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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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BackupAssist P2V recovery steps

October 21st, 2014 by RickD


We have previously posted two articles on P2V explaining how it can help, and how to use BackupAssist for P2V. This final article looks at the specific steps you can take to perform a P2V recovery with BackupAssist and Hyper-V.

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Use server backups to bring down organized crime

October 16th, 2014 by Luke Parsons

 server backups defeat cryptoviruses

Server backups are important. You know it. We know it. But when considering why your business needs to make frequent, effective backups the thought of organized crime usually doesn’t enter the equation.

No, we’re not talking Sopranos bust-your-kneecaps style organized crime. Your server backups aren’t going to stop horse heads turning up between the sheets or a hitman waiting for you outside an Italian restaurant.

What a good server backup will do is save your business from the digital protection racket that funds criminal entities globally. Today, we’re talking ransomware.
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How to back up your SQL Server

October 14th, 2014 by RickD

best practice sql backup


SQL is a dynamic and critical Windows Server application that requires planning to implement and protect. This article looks at the SQL backup and restore options available with BackupAssist.

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Australian office closed 4th November 2014

October 13th, 2014 by Luke Parsons

melbourne cup 2014

Our Australian office will be closed for Melbourne Cup Day on Tuesday 4th of November 2014.  As such, our Australian support and sales teams will be unavailable on this day.  However, US support and sales will both continue to operate as normal.

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Are you a server backup superhero?

October 9th, 2014 by Luke Parsons

server backup superhero

As business depends on IT more with every day that passes, working in IT increasingly gives you powers beyond the reach of mere mortals.  But like all superheros, this power often goes unrecognized until a crisis is underway.  Far too few appreciate how important server backup is until a server crashes and everything their work depends upon is lost.  That’s when the humble IT pro’s superpowers are truly revealed.
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Recover a Windows Server: 5 steps every business should know

October 7th, 2014 by Luke Parsons

recover a windows server

So, your server has crashed.  Don’t worry, you can recover it.  You can recover it, right?

Knowing how to recover a Windows Server, and more importantly having the software and procedures in place to do so, is crucial for all businesses.  Servers can contain mission-critical systems and data, the loss of which has the potential to cripple even the most successful companies.

In this article, we’ll go over the 5 need-to-know steps when it comes to recovering Windows servers.  So when the worst happens, you’ll know you can quickly land on your feet.

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Windows Server 2003 end of life

September 30th, 2014 by RickD


As Microsoft Windows Server evolves, older versions reach their end of life. In a year, this will happen to Windows Server 2003. This article looks at what this means and what you should do to prepare.

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