Exchange, SQL & VSS Applications

Backup and recover the mission-critical VSS applications your business depends upon.  BackupAssist provides VSS-Aware protection for any application that uses the Volume Shadow Copy Service.

Protect Exchange, SQL, Sharepoint, Active Directory and any other VSS application
Restore individual Exchange databases, or recover all databases on the Server using application-consistent backups
Supports VSS for applications on guests, when backing them up from the Hyper-V host.
Backup multiple SQL Servers with a single backup job, whether those servers are local or remot e, from one machine using a single BackupAssist installation.
VSS-application aware backups, so Exchange, SQL, Sharepoint and Active Directory servers can all be backed up while live and in use.
Quick, easy restores of SQL and Exchange backups with a fully-featured integrated restore tool

Powerful protection for Exchange Servers

BackupAssist will automatically detect your Exchange Server and allow you to perform backups while Exchange is still running.

The base license allows you to backup and restore the entire Exchange Server, or select databases within that server.

Exchange Server Restore

Selecting Exchange Server Restore automatically lists your backups and launches the right tool, saving you time and hassle. Within the console you can choose to restore an Exchange database or even your entire server. BackupAssist displays all of the Exchange backups and brings up the appropriate restore tool. It also helps you filter and browse your backups to find the one you need.

The restore process will guide you through every step until the restore is complete, making for painless, fast Exchange data restoration.

Comprehensive support for Microsoft SQL Server

With the BackupAssist Base License, you can backup, restore and recover a complete Microsoft SQL Server.

Fast, simple SQL backups

BackupAssist’s base license makes SQL Server backups and recoveries a painless process, allowing you to protect an entire server and all of its databases with a single backup.

SQL Servers and databases can then be recovered in full, including to bare-metal with same or dissimilar hardware.

Customize your backup destination

Save your SQL backups to secure, fixed media with a selection of custom options to manage:

  • How long the backups are kept
  • How many backups are retained
  • How much storage space each SQL backup can use.

Managing multiple backups means you have multiple restore points if one of your backups is corrupted or unusual.

Plus native support for Sharepoint, Active Directory and more!

BackupAssist also makes Sharepoint backup and recovery easy using our powerful imaging backup type, System Protection.  You can quickly and easily backup and recover entire Sharepoint Servers, offering fast, reliable protection for your web-based infrastructure.

What’s more, BackupAssist can also reliably backup Active Directory, and any other applications that operate using Microsoft’s Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS).


  • Licensing
    (File Protection and File Archiving also included in this license.)
  • Supported Microsoft Operation Systems*
    Windows Server 2016
    Windows Server 2012/R2;
    Windows Server 2008/R2;
    Windows SBS (2011, 2008);
    Windows 10 (64 bit)
    Windows 8 (Professional & Ultimate) and 8.1(Professional & Enterprise);
    Windows 7 (Professional or Ultimate);
  • *Windows Server 2012/R2 & 2008/R2 support is for the full family of operating systems including Server Core and Hyper-V server.
  • Method
    Block level backup of volumes to disk based devices (HDD, REV, NAS)
  • Supported VSS Applications^
    Exchange Server (2016, 2013, 2010, 2007);
    SQL Server (2016, 2014, 2012, 2008, 2005);
    Hyper-V on Windows Server 2012R1/R2 and Windows Server 2008R1/R2, including Server Core and Hyper-V Server;
    SharePoint (2010)
  • ^ All Microsoft VSS aware applications are supported.
  • Supported Destinations
    External Disk
    RDX Drive
    Local Hard Drive
    Network Location (NAS)
  • Resources
  • Exchange Protection Userguide
    SQL Protection userguide

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Here's what they have to say.

  • BackupAssist was, by far, the easiest and most reliable backup solution I have used in many years.I have been in the Information Technology field since 1987 and have seen many software vendors come and go. If BackupAssist keeps their products as good as this one then I suspect they will be in the market for the long haul. Thanks, BackupAssist!

    John Binford, Information Technology Director, Texas

  • After first several weeks of testing your software, I can say that being in this business since late 80's, I never run into backup tool giving so many options, way above average performance and at the same time staying wonderfully transparent and user friendly! It has been all pleasure working with BackupAssist.

    Stan, Government of Ontario, Canada

  • It's a simple, effective, up to date and powerful backup tool... its user friendly interface and ease of use are its greatest strengths... Great Backup-tool, excellent and quick response from your Company!

    Peter, Mapivalues NL, The Netherlands

  • Simple. Works. Easy to install and use. Thanks for making a product that makes my job EASIER!!!

    Cynthia Calvin, Benchmark Ventures, USA

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    John Dance, Managing director, Rebooted Pty Ltd, Australia

  • The greatest strength is without doubt the easiness of implementing a working backup schedule. Combined with the email capability it provides everything I need for our business' backups at a very competitive price level!

    Johan Sandqvist, AB Gyllenhammar & Sahlin, Sweden

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    Kieran Murphy, Powerscreen International Ltd, N. Ireland

  • It's very easy to use. Other solutions were too expensive with almost same capabilities.

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  • We needed a low-cost backup solution for one of our servers... BackupAssist has an advantage over expensive software solutions because it's simple, cost-effective and gets the job done without creating a complicated mess like some of the expensive packages do.

    Jim Ficarra, Cross Current Corporation, USA

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    Aaron, Direct Wines, UK

  • Found it to be the most cost effective solution to backing up our two Windows servers.

    Bruce Segal, Decarie Motors, Canada

  • We tried lots of software. Among those evaluated were [major competitors' products]. All of the packages except yours operated inconsistently (or not at all), several would not read backup tapes it created an verified, some could not access hardware or access was inconsistent, some caused system lockups or blue screen crashes... all of the above packages ranged in price from $900 USD to > $3,000 USD.

    Mr. Charles D. Amata Jr., CPTechnologies Inc., USA

  • We needed to backup Exchange and SQL Server but didn't want to spend a fortune.

    Gary Baldwin, Davison C E High School, UK

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  • Another Computer consultant evaluated, purchased and recommended this software. Since then, we are so impressed, that as far as I'm concerned any of our new servers will have a license of BackupAssist to make the media management simple.

    Scott Young, Network Integration Solutions Inc., Canada

  • Thank you for your product; I am very pleased with my decision to purchase this software. Coming from a non-profit background, it was very affordable compared to other products on the market.

    Tricia Sanchez, Westshore Dispute Resolution Center, USA

  • Really great performance. I highly recommend BackupAssist based on my experiences to date, and I know one consultant who has already purchased the software for a Windows server with a Synology DS1815+ NAS unit. I use one myself, with an iSCSI interface connection that makes a large NAS partition appear to be mounted as a local hard drive. BackupAssist finds it easy to locate and use. The price reduction compared to SAN storage is amazing.

    Frank Fallon, Dharma Communications, USA