It’s easy to see why so many people are using remote backups. You have scalable storage, no hardware to manage and a backup destination that you can access from anywhere with an internet connection. This is ideal for roaming users, home offices, remote sites and small businesses.
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Earlier in the year we put out a series on using Rsync with BackupAssist. Soon afterwards we launched v7. We realized that there were some slight changes in the process with v7 so we re-recorded the videos that weren’t current anymore.
How To Uninstall Rsync Programs is part of our videos lessons teaching you how to set up a successful Rsync Backup. By the end of this lesson, you will know how to uninstall CopSSH and cwRsyncServer.
Seeding Your Rsync Server is the fifth of five video lessons teaching you how to set up a successful Rsync Backup. Watch how a basic Rsync setup can solve your off-site backup requirements.
This is the last from our series demonstrating how to use Rsync alongside BackupAssist and we hope you have found them helpful. Make sure you stay tuned for more like these in the future.
Setup a Rsync Client is the fourth of five video lessons teaching you how to set up a successful Rsync Backup. Watch how a basic Rsync setup can solve your off-site backup requirements.
Tomorrow we will release the fifth and final video in this series, Seeding your Rsync Server .
Installing CopSSH and cwRsyncServer is the second of 5 video lessons teaching you how to set up a successful Rsync Backup. By the end of this lesson, you will have a working RsyncServer ready to receive data.
Later this week we will also be releasing videos on; Activate a User Within CopSSH, Setup Rsync Client and Seeding your Rysncserver .
Basic Rysnc Backup overview is the first of 5 video lessons teaching you how to set up a successful Rsync Backup. Watch how a basic Rsync setup can solve your off-site backup requirements.
Later this week we will also be releasing videos on; Installing CopSSH and cwRsyncServer, Activate a User Within CopSSH, Setup Rsync Client and Seeding your Rsyncserver .
Zen Software, the UK distributor of BackupAssist, has recently made some excellent blog postings about various aspects of BackupAssist. Please take time to check through them to see if the issues raised and solved will help you:
- Hyper-V Support Host vs Guests — February 10, 2012 — With Hyper-V backups, remember that it could well be the Guest machines that are the root of the problem even though the error is showing on the Host.
- BackupAssist Single Instance Store confusion — February 6, 2012 — Windows Explorer thinks more backup storage space is being used than is in reality being used because it doesn’t allow for the use of a Single Instance Store.
- Exchange mailbox backups with BackupAssist — February 1, 2012 — By utilising the BackupAssist Exchange Mailbox Add-on you can create an additional brick-level backup of all your users’ mailboxes and public folders and store them within standard Microsoft PST files. This makes it easy to recover just a single mailbox, or even specific emails.
- Rsync vs. file replication — which is best for your local backups? — January 27, 2012 — Cost and performance issues to consider which choosing which type of job to use when backing up files across a local network from one server to another.
- BackupAssist’s rsync ‘seed’ function explained — January 18, 2012 — Using the seed function, on a standard office Internet connection, administrators can see the first backup taking just a few hours rather than what could potentially have been a few days.
We’ve just released version 5.4.4 of BackupAssist.
This is a maintenance release that includes a number of fixes.
Minor fixes have also been made to the BackupAssist Restore Console, the Calendar options, Media usage report and Exchange selection screens. Full release notes are available on our release history page.
To download the upgrade to v5.4.4 visit http://www.backupassist.com/BackupAssist/download.php#upgrade
If you experience any difficulties when upgrading please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
With the advent of the Windows 7 release, we were recently made aware that the recommended Rsync server we listed on our downloads page does not support Windows 7.
After working with one of our customers, Mike Hoyle , he let us know that he has discovered an update to the cwRsync solution which functions in the Windows 7 environment.
I have included his correspondence below:
I may have found a solution to my problem as follows: -I removed the original installation including services which was installed from the download on your website.
I went to the following site http://www.itefix.no/i2/downloadDownloaded the latest cwRsync – cwRsyncServer_4.0.3_Installer.zipand downloaded the latest Copssh – Copssh_3.0.3_Installer.zipInstalled cwRsync and then CopsshActivated a new Copssh user – running the command ‘ssh localhost’ in the Unix shell now works.I have managed 4 successful backups now to the Win 7 RSync Host. from backup assist v5.4.2
We would like to take the time to thank Mike for providing us with this information, and allowing us to share it so that this issue can be addressed.