The 7 Best Backup and Recovery Software Solutions

July 22nd, 2016

top best backup and recovery software

Choosing the best backup and recovery software possible is essential for your business and server continuity. Here’s our top seven software solutions for protecting your servers and data.

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Five Worst Data Loss Disasters of All Time

July 11th, 2016

Worst Data Loss Disasters History

Data loss. From burnt up scrolls to corrupted servers, data loss has plagued humanity since the dawn of written history.  

Now, in the Information Age, we’ve never had so much data at once—or so much to lose. In this article, we look back at the five worst data loss disasters in recorded history and what could have been done to avoid them.

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Spotlight: Using a Static Backup Schedule with BackupAssist

July 11th, 2016

Want to perform a Static and Dynamic Backup Schedule?

Do you run a Basic, Intermediate, Professional or Grandfather-Father-Son Backup Schedule?

If you do, then you’re running what’s known as a static backup schedule. Unlike other schedules, where you can keep the number of backups you want, static schedules require you to keep a set number of backups at all times.

Translation? If you’re running one of these backup schedules, you need to have a lot of storage space. Depending on the type of backup schedule you’re running, this might be anywhere between five to twenty-three backups stored at all times.

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Cerber ransomware hits over half of Office 365 users globally; Avanan.

July 6th, 2016

Cerber virus hits microsoft office 365 users

Millions of Office 365 users were recently struck with malicious malware that bypassed Microsoft’s built-in security and devastated their systems.

Almost as unnerving as malware smashing so easily through Microsoft safeguards was the fact that once infected, the ransomware speaks to the user directly through their speakers.

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World’s Top IT Advisory Says ‘Get Your Head out of the Sand When It Comes to the Cloud’

July 4th, 2016


AWS crash sydney IT advisory Gartner says get head out of sand.

The world’s foremost IT advisory has a message for global businesses—get your head out of the sand when it comes to the cloud.

This message comes on the back of the Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) crash in June, in which Amazon’s Sydney-based cloud went down in a storm. Customers were cut off from the cloud for up to 10 hours.

The outage wreaked havoc on banks and other businesses, including big name players such as the Commonwealth Bank, MYOB and Brandscreen. It even hit players of popular mobile phone game Fruit Ninja.

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Jigsaw Ransomware: The Saw-movie inspired ransomware out for chaos, not cash.

June 29th, 2016

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It’s official—2016 is the worst year for ransomware on record. Nasty malware like Mischa, Petya, and Samsam are making the rounds. But Jigsaw, which showed up two months ago, stands apart from the rest.

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US Office Closed for Independence Day – 4th July, 2016

June 28th, 2016


Our US Support Office will be closed on Monday 4th July due to the Independence Day public holiday.  However, Australian support and sales will both continue to operate as normal.
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What is Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)?

June 27th, 2016

What Is AES Encryption?

If you’ve ever heard of encryption, you’ve probably heard the term ‘AES’. But for those of us who aren’t cryptographers, what exactly is it?

We answer just that in this blog article. along with who uses it and how hard it is to crack. (Spoiler: Got all the computers in the world at your disposal?)

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Version 9.4: Full SQL Server 2016 support and more!

June 23rd, 2016


BackupAssist SQL Server 2016 support

If you’re a user of v9, you know it’s our most exciting edition yet. We’ve introduced several powerful new features, from rapid VM guest recovery to the introduction of bootable backups.

Now there’s even more reason to celebrate. Just two weeks ago, Microsoft released SQL Server 2016, and hot on the heels of this release we’re proud to announce BackupAssist’s support for it.

SQL Server 2016 is the world’s fastest and most price-performant database for Hybrid Transactional and Analytical Processing (HTAP). Its query processing power runs up to 100x faster than the 2014 edition. Read about its features here.

As of our newly released v9.4 update, BackupAssist offers full SQL Server 2016 support. That means you can upgrade knowing you’ll still enjoy BackupAssist’s full range of functionality for your SQL servers.

Whether you’re using v9 or an earlier version of BackupAssist, upgrade or update your software here. If you’re new to BackupAssist, try out our product fully featured and free for 30 days!

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Going Virtual, Part 4 – Performing a P2V Server Migration

June 20th, 2016


It’s time to take the Physical to Virtual (P2V) plunge with your servers. Here’s a tick-list of things you should make sure to do when virtualizing your business systems and data. 

If you haven’t already, read our articles on what hardware you need and what to expect to avoid P2V pitfalls. Remember; preparation is half the battle!

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