BackupAssist releases Exchange Server brick-level backup and restore solution

Melbourne, Australia - November 13, 2006 - Software development company Cortex IT has released another addition to its popular BackupAssist Backup Software - the Exchange Mailbox Add-on, which allows the quick, easy restoration of Microsoft Exchange Server individual mailboxes and individual mail messages.

"The traditional way of restoring Exchange Server requires you to restore the entire Information Store, which could take hours, even if you only wanted a single email," said Managing Director Linus Chang. "With the new Exchange Mailbox Add-on, you can restore individual mailboxes or even individual mail messages in minutes rather than hours."

Restoring the entire Exchange Server Information Store (which can be gigabytes of mail data) is often a long and difficult process, requiring data to be restored to a non-production Exchange Server before re-importing the wanted mail items - often taking hours, explained Chang. The Exchange Mailbox Add-on extracts mail data to separate PST files, allowing users to restore individual mailboxes and even 'drag-and-drop' individual emails, calendars, tasks, notes and contacts from Microsoft Outlook.

There's the added benefit of having mail neatly grouped by date and ready for burning to DVD for offsite archiving, which is especially useful for compliance and legal scenarios, where separate archives of mail data may need to be produced for designated time periods.

BackupAssist provides a simple and affordable server backup solution for small and medium businesses, schools, not-for-profit organizations and charities. "Many smaller organizations have had to rely on expensive enterprise backup software, even if the prices are way beyond what they can afford to pay," explained Chang. "We offer backup software that provides the robust data protection that smaller organizations require, but our prices are in the low hundreds of dollars rather than in the thousands."

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About Cortex I.T.

Cortex I.T. is an Australian technology company, specializing in developing software products for small to medium business. Since its founding in 2001, Cortex I.T. has quickly gained international success and a worldwide reputation as a leader in backup management software, with its flagship product - BackupAssist.

For more information, please contact Linus Chang on +61 3 9899 4681 or BackupAssist.

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