Windows Server backup
and recovery software

Fast, reliable backups for Windows Servers. Protect your business continuity
with our suite of advanced technologies.

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So, what can BackupAssist do for you?

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Reliable & Predictable – Full support with the complete range of Microsoft Windows and Small Business Servers. We’ve worked hard to become a certified Microsoft Gold Application Developer.

Simple – Easily back up your data & systems with our intuitive, user-friendly interface. If disaster strikes, effortlessly restore or recover lost data with a few simple steps.

Affordable – You only ever pay for what you need. Our flexible, modular pricing means you buy a base–license and purchase add-ons only as required. If you don’t need it, you won’t pay for it.

Powerful - Advanced users aren’t forgotten with powerful, configurable settings offering precise control over how your data is protected. Easy for novices, great for pros.

Fast & Easy - Schedule and automate your backups for fast, painless data security. BackupAssist defines set and forget with advanced, customizable automatic backup schemes.

Flexible - Backup to a comprehensive range of destinations. Define your own dynamic security and backup to network, NAS, RDX, iSCSI, local drives, optical drives, USB HDD, tape or cloud.

Best of all, our support is awesome and it’s free!


Effortlessly backup your IT infrastructure.

BackupAssist makes the core decisions easy.

Your systems and data are in safe hands.

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Rapidly retrieve the data you need.

With an integrated suite of restore technologies.

Fast, easy, comprehensive restores.

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Quickly rebuild your entire system.

including the ability to keep critical systems online by rapidly spinning up Hyper-V guests on their backup destination to an existing host!

Minimize downtime in disaster recovery.

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Easily manage multiple sites remotely

Remote backups, restores, reports, updates and licensing.

From any device via WAN or LAN.

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What's new in v9?

+NEW - Hyper-V Tab: – BackupAssist v9 will automatically detect when it’s installed on a Hyper-V Server, and display a new tab in the User Interface. The Hyper-V tab makes your life easy by giving you fast, clear-cut control over your Hyper-V backup environment.

+NEW - Rapid VM Recovery: – The Hyper-V Advanced Add-on now includes Rapid VM Recovery, a brand new feature that allows you to quickly spin up your Hyper-V guests from their backup location. This means if a live guest becomes unavailable, a backup of that guest can take over and provide the same functions and services, giving you time to plan and schedule a recovery of the live guest.

+NEW - Bootable Backups: – Make any image-level backup to external drives a recoverable media device. That means all you need is your backup device to perform a full bare metal recovery – making for easier, faster recoveries with fewer moving parts.

+NEW - Improved Data Containers: – BackupAssist v9 completely supports VHDX data containers for Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2. VHDX Data containers can grow well beyond the previous 2TB limit - on some hardware configurations, as high as 64TB! As your data grows, BackupAssist v9 keeps up.

+NEW - Integrated Restore Console: – We've fine-tuned the Guided Restore Console and integrated it seamlessly into the BackupAssist UI. Not only that, we've given it a complete makeover - making it easier and faster to access and restore the data you need.

+NEW - On-Demand Analytics: – In BackupAssist v9, you can perform diagnosis on your backup destinations before the jobs run. This means you can identify and resolve many problems ahead of time, without needing to wait for the backup to complete.

+NEW - Faster image and file backups: – We’ve beefed up the performance of our image and file-level backup engines. BackupAssist v9 is able to create System Protection backups at up to 30% faster speeds than previous versions, and File Protection can achieve up to 40% faster speeds!

Systems Supported

The backup features depend on the operating system. For a list of supported environments for each backup technology, please refer to the individual feature pages.
Below is a list of operating systems and technologies supported by BackupAssist.

Microsoft VSS Applications*

  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2013
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2010
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2007
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005
  • Microsoft SharePoint 2010

* All Microsoft VSS aware applications supported

Microsoft Virtual Environments

  • Microsoft Hyper-V 2012 R2
  • Microsoft Hyper-V 2012
  • Microsoft Hyper-V 2008 R2
  • Microsoft Hyper-V 2008

Microsoft Client Operating Systems

  • Windows 7 (Professional, Enterprise and Ultimate) (32-bit/64-bit)
  • Windows 8/8.1 (Professional, Enterprise) (64-bit)

Microsoft Server Operating Systems

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 family
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 family
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 family
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 family (64 bit)
  • Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2011
    (Standard, Essentials & Premium)
  • Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2008
    (Standard & Premium)
  • Microsoft Windows Essential Business Server 2008
    (Standard & Premium)
  • Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2008 R2
  • Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2008

Windows Server 2003, or Small Business Server 2003? We have you covered

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