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Encryption Part 3 – BitLocker and BackupAssist

April 17th, 2014 by RickD

Encryption can be used to protect a backup media so that if your backup is lost or stolen, the backup media and the information on it cannot be opened or accessed. This article looks at how BitLocker encryption can be used with BackupAssist.

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Microsoft SQL Server 2014 supported by BackupAssist Software

April 15th, 2014 by RickD

We are pleased to announce that SQL Server 2014 is officially supported by BackupAssist. This expands on our existing SQL Server support for SQL 2012, SQL 2008/R2 and SQL 2005. 

You can now back up and restore a complete SQL 2014 server or specific SQL 2014 databases, with BackupAssist’s fast and easy to use SQL protection solutions.

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BackupAssist v7.4.4 now available

April 10th, 2014 by Troy

We’ve just launched the latest version of BackupAssist, v7.4.4.

This newest version introduces a lot of ‘under the hood’ tweaks, most of which you will notice right away as soon as you run and install the latest version.  With over 40 improvements in total, v7.4.4 delivers even more stability, speed and precision to your Windows Server backups.



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BackupAssist Reseller portal enhancements

April 10th, 2014 by RickD

As a BackupAssist reseller, you gain access to an online portal so you can place new orders, manage your customers licensing requirements and manage your account. With our ongoing commitment to our global channel partner program, we have recently released some new features that will help resellers manage their customers’ requirements. This article looks at these new features.

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Encryption Part 2 – BackupAssist encryption

April 3rd, 2014 by RickD

Our previous article explained the importance of using encryption to protect your backups from unauthorized access. Now let’s look at how you can encrypt your backups using BackupAssist.

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Reduced Australian support over Easter & Anzac Day

April 1st, 2014 by Troy

Over the Easter weekend and Anzac Day Long weekend, we are reducing our support in Australia.  US support will be operating as usual – that is Monday – Friday 9am to 5pm Eastern Time.

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Australian support will be closed on; 

  • 18th April 2014 for Good Friday
  • 21st April 2014 for Easter Monday
  • 25th April 2014 for Anzac Day

If’ you’re in Australia and need support on these days, you can contact our US team via email (support@backupassist.com) or via phone (+1 812 206 4265 when dialing internationally).

Encryption Part 1 – Backup encryption

March 27th, 2014 by RickD

We often think of data protection as just backups, but encryption is also an important data protection consideration. This article looks at drive encryption, and how it is used to protect your data from unauthorized access.

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Exchange Server protection

March 13th, 2014 by RickD

A company or organization’s emails are not just a record of what car left its headlights on or whose birthday it is. Emails also contain a critical record of decisions, agreements, conversations and data. Protecting this information carries both legal and commercial obligations, and requires careful planning.

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Creating consistent backups with VSS

March 7th, 2014 by RickD

If you create and administer backups, you will have heard the term VSS. You may even know that VSS runs in the background while a backup takes place. Knowing that is usually enough but if you’re customizing your backups or encountering VSS problems it helps to know more.


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BackupAssist MultiSite Manager | Public Beta now available

March 5th, 2014 by Troy

We have been busy working on our new product, which is called BackupAssist MultiSite Manager.  It’s in beta right now, and before we launch it to the market we need your help to download and test it.

MultiSite Manager introduces a suite of new, powerful and advanced features to simplify the remote management of your BackupAssist installations.  Now you have an easy-to-use console with all the tools you need to manage your BackupAssist installations over the internet. As MultiSite Manager is a unified console, it saves time and eliminates risk by allowing

  • rapid deployment and updating of BackupAssist across multiple sites remotely
  • flexible and granular management of backup jobs and restores
  • fast and easy to access to reports and alerts on the status of each backup job
  • customization and configuration of email reports to meet your exact requirements
  • simple license management for all machines


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