BackupAssist v7.2 launches for Sysadmin Day 2013 - brings welcome relief with new Exchange backup and remote restore tools

Melbourne, Australia - 26 July, 2013

Happy Sysadmin Day to all the world's system administrators! It's a wonderful day to be dealing with servers, data and Cat 5 especially so because BackupAssist just made backing up Exchange easier and restoring remotely more powerful.

BackupAssist v7.2, which launched today in honor of BackupAssist's own sysadmin, Martin, incorporates a powerful new Exchange technology as well as important updates to Central Administration, the free remote toolbox that is incorporated with BackupAssist.

One of the most important new features is Exchange Granular Restore, a whole new technology for BackupAssist that makes backing up and restoring Exchange data more efficient. It provides simpler Exchange protection through integration with current backup technologies like System Protection, File Protection and File Archiving as well as letting administrators search and preview individual mail items before restoring them.

Importantly, Exchange Granular Restore means only one backup is needed to do two jobs: protect the entire Exchange server and restore individual mail items. This reduces overall backup size and opens up the full range of storage destinations for Exchange backups.

Since putting Exchange Granular Restore to work, Martin has made some major changes to BackupAssist's own backup scheme.

"I've just installed Exchange Granular Restore on our production servers and I think we'll be saving over 30 GB just by doing this. It actually has made our scheme easier. I've just removed the old Exchange job and now just run the one System Protection job on our virtual Exchange Server.

"I'm also a huge fan of being able to see what I'm restoring. It makes it so much easier to be able to check out an email before sending it back to the person who's lost it," he says.

As well as Exchange Granular Restore, BackupAssist v7.2 also includes two major new functions for Central Administration, the remote console in BackupAssist. Central Administration users can now remotely open and restore from fully functional versions of the Hyper-V Granular Restore Console and the SQL Restore Console.

With vast numbers of small and medium businesses looking to move to virtual infrastructure, remote access to specialized restore consoles will be a must for anyone who is making the virtualization move.

Martin, who uses Central Administration daily, says that the new tools are much simpler when it comes to testing restores.

"It used to be that I'd log into the Hyper-V server which runs all of the virtual machines in our office. Now, between support calls, I just open up my Central Administration bookmark and start a remote session," says Martin.

"This saves me easily a couple of hours a week," he says.

If you haven't used BackupAssist before, you can get a fully functional, 30 day trial version of BackupAssist. If you are already a BackupAssist customer with valid Upgrade Protection, you can upgrade to Version 7.2 over at the website.

About BackupAssist.

BackupAssist starts from US$249 with a range of inexpensive add-ons for physical and Hyper-V systems. Designed for small and medium businesses (SMB), BackupAssist builds upon reliable, standard technology to create solid backups that are not locked in proprietary formats. Since its launch in 2002, BackupAssist has gained in popularity and is now trusted by businesses in more than 120 countries worldwide. BackupAssist’s simple design approach makes it suitable for a wide range of users, including IT Service Providers, educational institutions, large publicly listed companies and many government organizations.

About Cortex I.T.

Cortex I.T. Labs Pty Ltd, an Australian software company based in Melbourne that specializes in data protection solutions for small to medium business (SMBs). With offices in the USA and Australia, sales to over 120 countries, you can be assured that your backup and data protection needs are in safe hands.

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