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.
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
Wouldn’t it be great if you could use something as simple as a Windows file server to store and share something as complex as a server application like Hyper-V and SQL? Microsoft asked itself the same thing and made this possible with the release SMB 3.0 in Windows Server 2012 and Window 8.
Labour Day Public Holiday
On Monday 10th March, 2014 our Australian support office will be offering limited support due to the Victorian Labour Day public holiday.
You’ll still be able to reach our Australian office by phone and e-mail; however you may experience some delays depending on demand.
Our US support office will be fully operational during their working hours.
The BackupAssist Team
We’ve just launched the latest version of BackupAssist – version 7.4.2.
With 19 improvements including enhanced restore features and reporting, we thought it was important for you to get your hands on this new release right away!
If you would like to read about all the new features and enhancements, we have put together some comprehensive release notes.
‘What’s the number one piece of advice you can give me on backups?’ This is a question our technical support team is often asked. Their answer – make sure you have a backup strategy that will not only allow you to restore lost data, but also recover an entire system in the event of a disaster scenario.
BackupAssist’s suite of backup types includes System Protection, our recommended backup type for Windows 2008-2012 servers. This article looks at the requirements and advantages of different backup destinations for System Protection backups.
Australia Day is celebrated on January 26th and is the official national day of Australia, marking anniversary of the 1788 arrival of the first fleet to Sydney Cove. Its a national public holiday, which is taken on the following Monday if it falls on a weekend (like this year).
As such, our Australian office will be closed on Monday 27th January 2014 for the Australia Day Public Holiday, and support from Australia will not be available.
Support in the US will be operating as per usual. If you have an urgent inquiry please contact the US support team here.
We wish you a happy Australia Day!
The Team at BackupAssist
Data recovery is the process of taking a computer that cannot start itself and returning it to a previous operating state. This means a recovery has to start the computer and then recover its operating system, data and applications. Read the rest of this entry »