Welcome to the BackupAssist Blog

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.

Read the rest of this entry »

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.
Read the rest of this entry »

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.

Read the rest of this entry »

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.

Read the rest of this entry »

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.
Read the rest of this entry »

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.

Read the rest of this entry »

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.

Read the rest of this entry »

4 great ways to spend the time saved by remote management

September 25th, 2014 by Luke Parsons

save time with remote management

MultiSite Manager is here.  And oh boy, has your job just got a heck of a lot easier.  Remote management for your backups, restores, updates and reports is going to save you more time than you’ll know what to do with.  Well, we have a few ideas to help out.

Here are 4 great ways you can spend all that time you’ve saved by using MultiSite Manager remote management.

Read the rest of this entry »

Decrypting jargon: translating 3 backup solution tech-terms

September 23rd, 2014 by Luke Parsons

translate backup solution tech-terms

The IT industry is rife with jargon.  There’s no avoiding it and if you don’t have a degree in computer science it can be more than a little overwhelming trying to wrap your head around the geek-speak.  Backup solutions are no exception – there’s a whole lexicon of tech-terminology regarding backup & DR that you’ll often encounter.
Read the rest of this entry »

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.


Read the rest of this entry »

Talk about this page:

Follow us on Spiceworks