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An abandoned office will present some unique risks to your I.T. infrastructure, your backups included. Here are some ways you can prepare for an office lockdown, so you remain cyber-resilient while the office is empty.
The best time to protect yourself from ransomware is before it strikes. Cyber-resilience requires the right ransomware protection to save you from the panic and stress of unplanned downtime and potentially hundreds of thousands of dollars in ransom payments.
Product Releases

BackupAssist v5.2.3 released

v5.2.3 of BackupAssist was released on 30th April. This is a non-critical release that fixes one bug: – For jobs that include an Exchange 2007 consistency check, BackupAssist will now send backup report notifications by email. Only users running systems with Exchange 2007 – such as SBS 2008 – are required to update. All other

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Rsync Exchange Databases Performance Testing

In the past, I’ve run tests to see how Rsync performs against an NTBackup backup of Exchange Server – see Slide 15 of my Rsync PowerPoint presentation. However, since our recent release of v5.2.2 of BackupAssist, we can Rsync the underlying edb files instead (Exchange 2007). See my Rsync VSS Applications blog entry for instructions.

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How to Rsync Exchange Server 2007 databases and other VSS applications

In v5.2.2 of BackupAssist, released on April 9th 2009, we added in the ability for the Rsync module in BackupAssist to notify VSS aware applications of the backup. This includes Exchange 2007. Our support for Exchange 2007 includes: Performing a consistency check on the Exchange databases (mandatory for a good backup) Correctly pruning the logs

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How to send email reports via smtp.gmail.com

Hi all, I was recently asked – if you want to receive email reports in BackupAssist, but don’t have access to a SMTP server, how can you do it? A possible solution is to use Gmail. You can use smtp.gmail.com to send emails to different domains. To set this all up: Register for your free

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The risks of outsourced online backup

You might have heard that a major Online Backup service provider, Carbonite, recently lost the backups of 7,500 customers. They then tried to sue Promise, the manufacturer of their RAID controllers, for the data loss. In the meantime, many customers suffered catastrophic losses of data. The following account is especially chilling: I own a IT

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New video demonstrates centralized backup monitoring console

Hi all, A few days ago, I recorded a demonstration of our Centralized Monitoring Console. We’ve had a number of people interested in it, but expressed that they wanted to see it in action before joining us as a Gold Reseller. Please view it here (requires Flash): http://www.backupassist.com/education/videos/cmc/cmc.html For people who aren’t familiar – our

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Granular (individual VM) restore of Hyper-V virtual machine from backup

Recently I was asked how to do a granular restore of a Hyper-V VM from a backup done by Windows Server Backup (the block-level image backup). The Windows Server Backup Recovery Wizard allows you to restore Hyper-V, but it’s an all-or-nothing affair. Restore all your VMs or none at all. So how do you recover

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Backing up using eSata disk

Hi all, There was a recent question on our form on using eSata disk for backup, specifically concerning AHCI, eject, differences between AHCI and USB. Because it’s quite a hot topic, I’ll repost the question and our reply here, so subscribers to this blog can stay up to date 🙂 My big issue is with