Australia Office Closed | 25th April 2016 | Anzac Day

April 18th, 2016

Anzac Day

Each year on the 25th of April, Australia takes a day off to remember soliders who have died in conflict.

This day – which we call ANZAC Day –  is a national holiday and as such, our Australian support and sales team will not be in the office on 25 April. Support in our US office will be operating as per usual.

If you have an urgent inquiry please contact our US support team via


Australian Office Closed 25th and 28th March for Easter Long Weekend

March 17th, 2016

easter 2016

Our Australian Office will be closed on Friday the 25th and Monday the 28th of March 2016, due to the Good Friday and Easter Monday public holidays. As a result, our APAC Sales and Support Teams will be unavailable on these days. However, US Support and Sales will continue to operate as normal.
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Australian Office Limited Support Monday 14th March for Labour Day

March 8th, 2016

Our Australian Office will be closed on Monday the 14th of March 2016, due to the Labour Day public holiday in the State of Victoria. As a result, our APAC Sales Team will be unavailable on this day.  However, we will still be offering limited support services from our APAC Support Team. US Support and Sales will continue to operate as normal.
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Improve IT Operations Using Rsync Cloud Backup

February 25th, 2016

improving IT operations with rsync cloud backup

Cloud backup, cloud backup, cloud backup. If you’re following the industry, it’s a term you’ve heard a thousand times. And while there are still some significant downsides to cloud, at the end of the day it’s where things are headed. Sooner or later, the advantages will outweigh the detriments – even if that day hasn’t quite arrived just yet.  BackupAssist’s own cloud server backup option, our Offsite Backups add-on, is something we get a lot of interest in. That’s why this week, we’re going to take a look at how you can leverage its rsync cloud backup functionality to improve the overall IT operations of your business.

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Why CIOs Are Concerned About Data Protection in 2016

February 11th, 2016

why CIOs are concerned about data protection

Like all C-Levels, Chief Information Officers (CIOs) have a lot to be concerned about. Upkeep of infrastructure, delivery of new services, innovation and staying current with technological shifts… the list goes on. But there’s one concern that keeps CIOs up at night more than anything else: data protection. This isn’t a new concern by any means  (in fact, Forbes called their article on CIOs 2016 concerns “Deja Vu All Over Again”), but there a some pretty compelling reasons why 2016 is shaping up to be another stressful year for CIOs when it comes to data.

It’s why Oracle CEO Mark Hurd recently described the position of CIO as “the toughest job in corporate America.”

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Tailoring Backup Practices to Common Security Threats

February 5th, 2016

tailoring your backup scenarios to security threats

As an IT professional in 2016, security is a big concern. That’s why infosec is becoming a larger and larger part of IT budgets around the world as each year passes. But what you may not be aware of is the vital role that backups can play in protecting against or recovering from some of the most virulent security threats to your IT infrastructure. Ensuring your backup practices are best-practice can be a great defense against a lot of vulnerabilities. Let’s take a look at why that is, and how you can ensure yours are up to the job.

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4 Tech Advances That Help Recover a Server Faster

January 28th, 2016

recover a server faster - 4 tech advances

As any IT pro knows all too well, when a server goes down it’s pandemonium. Mission-critical systems inaccessible, users angrily calling, C-Levels turning purple – it’s a stressful situation.  So the very last thing you want to be doing is twiddling your thumbs while you wait to recover a server.  In the past, there wasn’t really much choice in the matter. Technology was only so good when it came to recovery speeds. But the great thing about tech is constant evolution. Moore’s Law is a force to be reckoned with, and times have changed.

Let’s take a look at 4 advances in technology that have greatly improved server recovery speeds. And reduced IT stress levels at the same time!

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Australian Office Closed Tuesday 26th January for Australia Day.

January 20th, 2016

australia day 2016

Our Australian Office will be closed on Tuesday the 26th of January 2016, due to the Australia Day public holiday. As a result, our APAC Sales and Support Teams will be unavailable on this day.  However, US Support and Sales will continue to operate as normal.
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A Deluge of Data: How Much Do You Create at Work?

January 19th, 2016

deluge of data - data backup

Have you ever stopped to think about how much data is generated by your business each day? It’s a lot. Since you work in IT, you’re probably aware of this already since you’re the one backing it all up, but putting figures to the sheer numbers across all industries (even ballpark ones, because there are a lot of variables here) really brings it into a stark perspective. It also shines a blindingly bright light on the unavoidable importance of data backup, and of data security. But we’ll get into all that.

Let’s stop beating around the bush and take a look at just how much data businesses generate each day.

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12 Days of System Recovery Preparedness

December 24th, 2015

12 days of system recovery

OK, so this isn’t going to be quite as magical as the ’12 days’ you’re used to. We’ll admit that. There aren’t going to be eleven pipers piping or seven swans a swimming. But what will get is one very happy IT professional who knows that there’s no chance her Holiday will be ruined by catastrophic data loss. If you want a holiday period where you can relax with your family and not have to worry about your servers, you need to be prepared for system recovery.  Here’s how you do it. Read the rest of this entry »