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BackupAssist v8.2.1 features

December 22nd, 2014 by RickD


This week saw the release of BackupAssist v8.2.1. We usually don’t do articles about maintenance releases, but because there are some great new features, we thought we’d share the good news.

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Holiday Support hours 2014

December 19th, 2014 by Luke Parsons

xmas support

Our team have worked hard this year and are looking forward to a well-deserved couple of days with friends and family.

For those who will require technical support over the Holiday period, we wish to advise that our support offices will be closed on the following days.

We hope this won’t cause too much inconvenience.

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Bugs, breaches & big tech releases: what went down in 2014

December 18th, 2014 by Luke Parsons

2014 the year in review

Well fellow IT Pros, the year is just about to throw in the towel.  Let’s all give each other a collective high-five for another year with no apocalyptic extinction events, while we spend some time reflecting on the good, the bad and the downright unexpected developments that shook up the tech world in 2014.

If you’ve had your eyes closed and your fingers in your ears all year, here’s what you missed.

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What’s the best backup software?

December 9th, 2014 by RickD

what's the best backup software - choosing

With so many backup solutions available from different vendors, this article looks at what to look for so you can decide what’s the best backup software for your business.  Don’t worry, this isn’t going to be a giant plug for our software – this is an objective look at what you should take into consideration when making a decision on data protection.

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How to spot a true IT Pro

December 4th, 2014 by Luke Parsons

How to spot a true IT Pro
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Bitlocker encryption times – security is worth the wait.

December 2nd, 2014 by Luke Parsons

Bitlocker encryption times

As you’ve probably heard by now, the latest version of BackupAssist includes BitLocker encryption for System Protection backups on external drives.  This is an addition we’re really excited about – it’s a great tool that helps provide the high level of data security our customers have come to expect from us.

As the BitLocker engine may be an unfamiliar tool to some of our customers, we also want to make sure that you’re aware of the normal process when encrypting data for the first time – particularly in regards to duration.

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Happy Thanksgiving! Here’s what we’re thankful for this year

November 27th, 2014 by Luke Parsons

be thankful for backup tech

It’s that fantastic time of year again!  Quality time with the family.  More food than any human should eat in a lifetime – let alone in one sitting.  Floats, parades and a couple of days off from the 9-5 grind. We love Thanksgiving!

But most important of all is to stop and think about everything in society we’re thankful for (in between shoving turkey into our faces, of course!).  This year there’s a lot we’re thankful for here at BackupAssist, so we thought we’d take the time to cover the biggies.

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BackupAssist 8.2 is here – awesome new features!

November 25th, 2014 by Luke Parsons

BackupAssist v8.2 now available

We’re thrilled to announce that BackupAssist v8.2 is now available for download!  This version offers the most new features and improvements to our software since we first released version 8 back in June this year.  Properly protecting your systems, applications and data is easier and more powerful than ever before.

Here’s what downloading v8.2 today will give you:

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Not backing up a server? 4 examples of comparable insanity  

November 21st, 2014 by Luke Parsons

not backing up a server

They say the true definition of insanity is performing the same action over and over, expecting a different result each time.  They’re wrong.  Huddle in now, because we’re going to let you in on a little secret – the true definition of insanity?  Not backing up a server!
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US Office closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday 27th and Friday 28th November 2014

November 20th, 2014 by Luke Parsons

US office closed for Thanksgiving

Our US Office will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday 27th and Friday 28th of November 2014.  As such, our US Support and Sales teams will be unavailable on these days.  However, Australian Support and Sales will both continue to operate as normal.
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