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4 movie disasters backup software could have averted

September 12th, 2014 by Luke Parsons

backup software averts 4 movie disasters

It’s Friday.  You’re already day-dreaming about the Weekend. It’s okay, you can admit it.  Picturing yourself curled up on the couch with a bowl of popcorn and an old-lady blanket, right?

Well, while you’re mind-viewing your favorite flick, just take a moment to consider all the onscreen dramas that could so easily have been avoided with decent backup software…

Come on, Hollywood.  Get your act together.

P.S. SPOILER ALERTS

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Calculating RTO/RPO – make IT bulletproof for business

September 10th, 2014 by Luke Parsons

Calculating RTO/RPO

Your office burned down over the weekend.  We’re sorry to be the bearers of bad news, but it happened. What will your business do now? How fast can your IT infrastructure be back up and running? What data will it need to recover with the highest priority?

These are the questions that will inevitably arise when hammering out a Disaster Recovery plan.  In the industry, we call these questions the Recovery Time Objective (RTO) and Recovery Point Objective (RPO).  But how do you determine the ideal RTO/RPO for your business?

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Enterprise backup: 5 lessons your small business can learn

September 3rd, 2014 by Luke Parsons

Enterprise backup - lessons your small business can learn

Data loss is devastating for a small business. There are no two ways around it.  An enterprise can take a data loss hit and still survive; a small business often can’t.  Yet despite this, it’s in enterprise backup strategies that you’ll invariably find the latest and greatest in data protection techniques.

The reasons for this are obvious – cost being first and foremost among them.  Fortunately, enterprise backup technology is becoming increasingly affordable and accessible to everyday businesses.  So here’s what your business can learn from the big players.
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BackupAssist v6 End of Life announced

September 1st, 2014 by Luke Parsons

BackupAssist v6 EOL

This is an announcement to all of our customers that the End of Life (EOL) for BackupAssist v6 will occur on the 31st of March 2015.  If you’re a v6 user, while you’ll still be able to continue using v6 after this date, you will no longer be able to receive technical support for the product.  In addition to this, we will no longer be releasing any updates, fixes or patches to the software.

As such, it is strongly recommended you upgrade to the latest version of BackupAssist before this date.

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Is your DR strategy ZOMBIE PROOF?

August 27th, 2014 by Luke Parsons

Is your DR strategy zombie proof?

So, you’ve survived the zombie apocalypse with your brains intact.  But can you say the same for your systems and data?  In the aftermath of an undead disaster, imagine the advantage your business could leverage by being up and running while your competitors are still clutching shotguns in their basements.  It’s doable.   But you’ll need a darned good DR strategy. Read the rest of this entry »

US office closed Monday 1st of September – Labor Day

August 26th, 2014 by Luke Parsons

closed for labor day 2014

Our US support office will be closed for Labor Day on Monday 1st of September 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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It’s official: BA certified for Windows Server 2012 and 2012R2!

August 25th, 2014 by Luke Parsons

BackupAssist windows server 2012

Are you running Windows Server 2012 or 2012R2?  Well, we’ve got some good news for you.  You can backup your systems and data using BackupAssist v8 with full confidence of optimal efficacy.

Okay, we hear you.  You already knew this.  You’ve been backing up your Server 2012 and R2 with ease ever since v8 launched  back in June.  In fact, you’ve been backing up Windows Server 2012 like a dream since way back in February 2013 with v7. Well, now Mircosoft is on board too, because BA v8 is officially certified.

So what exactly does Windows Server certification mean?

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How to backup Hyper-V: beginner’s guide to turning pro

August 21st, 2014 by Luke Parsons

How to backup Hyper-V

Hyper-V backups can be a little overwhelming if you don’t know where to start.  Don’t feel bad about it.  We understand.  That’s why we’ve put together some pointers on where to start when learning how to backup Hyper-V servers that will have you protecting VMs like a pro in no time.

Want to know how to backup Hyper-V? Here’s where to begin.

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6 server backups fails and how your business can avoid them

August 14th, 2014 by Luke Parsons

6  backup fails and how to avoid them

If you own or operate a small business, your server backups are your safety net.  They’re how you ensure that if something goes wrong, your business can get back on its feet and resume operating as usual.  So server backup fails are a pretty big deal.

Here are 6 common server backup fails and what your business can do to avoid them.

Plus, for good measure, we’ve thrown in an analogous internet fail for each.  Just to underline how much it’s going to hurt if this happens to you.

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3 reasons your SMB should pay attention to VM backups

August 12th, 2014 by Luke Parsons

pay attention to vm backups

So your business has made the change to virtual machines ( VMs).  Congratulations.  You’ve clearly weighed up the pros and cons and decided virtualizing is a good move for your business.  You’ve probably made the right choice, as there are some significant benefits to VMs that we’ve discussed previously.  But now the fun part starts.  Because when it comes to VM backups, there are some serious issues to consider.

VM backups should never be taken lightly.  If you don’t approach the task fully informed then your systems and data could be jeopardized.  And nobody wants that.

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