The Definitive Ransomware Protection Guide for Business in 2020
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Throughout 2020 most SMBs have been forced to engage in cost cutting measures and making decisions based on the perceived criticality of a service or resource to the future of their business.
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.
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.
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4kB Sector sized disks and the Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex

Hi everyone, For some time, the Microsoft Block Level Backup engine has had difficulties backing up to 4kB sector sized disks. The VHD libraries that it uses rely on 512B sectors on the backup disk. The short story: please avoid the Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex disks. A full explanation is below. We are also looking out

Product Releases

New maintenance release: BackupAssist v6.2.4 – upgrade now!

Hi all, We’ve just released version 6.2.4 of BackupAssist! This is a maintenance release with some important fixes and improvements, including SBS Performance Report Integration for SBS 2011. We recommend that all BackupAssist v6 users upgrade to this version, but it is highly recommended for anyone running Exchange Mailbox backups or Zip Engine backups, especially

Product Releases

New maintenance release: BackupAssist v6.2.3 – upgrade now!

Hi all, We’ve just released version 6.2.3 of BackupAssist! This is a maintenance release with some important fixes. The release is especially important for anyone running Windows Imaging backups. We recommend that all BackupAssist v6 users upgrade to this version. You can view the full release notes here: http://www.backupassist.com/BackupAssist/history.html To download the upgrade to v6.2.3 visit http://www.backupassist.com/BackupAssist/download.php/?type=upgrades If you have any

Product Releases

Important maintenance release: BackupAssist v6.2.2 – upgrade now!

Hi all, We’ve just released version 6.2.2 of BackupAssist. This is an important maintenance release with a number of fixes and improvements. This release is recommended for all BackupAssist v6 users but is especially important for anyone running Windows Imaging backups. You can read about all the other fixes and improvements included in v6.2.2 on

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USB 3.0 speed testing

Hi all, Over the last few weeks, I’ve been speed testing USB 3.0 as an alternative to eSATA. I’ve got some results to report! For spinning media, USB 3.0 is basically as fast as SATA. I tested several 2.5″ laptop drives from 5400RPM and 7200RPM for sustained writes, and the USB 3.0 caddy added no

Developer

Windows Server Backup – Bare metal restore off iSCSI

Hi All, On Tuesday, I think we performed a world’s first operation on our test environments… a bare metal restore from a backup on iSCSI target, from the Windows Recovery Environment. The problem is that the WinRE (that you get by booting off the Windows installation DVD on Windows Vista and onwards) does not include

Product Releases

New release: BackupAssist v6.2.1 – upgrade now!

Hi all, We’ve just released version 6.2.1 of BackupAssist. This is a maintenance release with some important fixes. The release is especially important for anyone using the following features in BackupAssist: Exchange mailbox backups The BackupAssist Restore Console Tape backups using the Zip to Tape Add-on TrueCrypt-compatible encryption There are also some other minor fixes

Product Releases

New release: BackupAssist v6.2.0 – upgrade now!

Hi all, We’ve just released version 6.2.0 of BackupAssist. This is a maintenance release with a number of fixes, as well as some new features, such as new backup schemes for archiving and the ability to append multiple backups to the same tape. We strongly recommend that you upgrade to this version as soon as

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USB Disk as RAW when plugged in; backup not working

Hi all, If you see any issues where a newly connected USB disk appears as RAW or does not get assigned a drive letter, this may well solve it. Go and run diskpart, and type in automount to see what setting is currently being used. DISKPART> automount Automatic mounting of new volumes disabled. If it

Product Releases

BackupAssist v6.1 out: includes SBS 2008 Report Integration for even easier backup monitoring.

Hi all, We’re pleased to announce that BackupAssist 6.1.0 is officially available for download! This release includes a great new feature for System Administrators: SBS 2008 Report Integration. Backup reports created by BackupAssist can be integrated into the SBS 2008 Report Logs. This means that System Administrators can easily determine the status of BackupAssist backups