The Definitive Ransomware Protection Guide for Business in 2020
Prepare - Survive - Recover
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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Server 2008 backup taking a long time – caused by USB version setting

Hi all, I recently had a case where a client of ours was reporting that the backup was taking over 23 hours to complete, and it looked like it had “hung”. However, he promptly fixed the issue himself, and discovered that it was due to the USB version setting in bios. I’ve quoted his reply

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Windows Server 2008 Image Backup and REV / rdx drives

Hello all, This is an important message for users of the rdx and REV drives on Server 2008 and the Image Backup (aka Windows Server Backup). BackupAssist does support the rdx and REV devices as a destination device. [Note that the built-in Windows Server Backup (and the SBS wizards) does not detect these devices as

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eSata and wbadmin support

Hi all, I’ve recently been delivering an educational presentation on the drive imaging features in Windows Server 2008. I’ve been very impressed by its capabilities, especially given that it is built into the OS. Hardware Independent Restore (HIR) has worked just great in all our testing, even in absurd situations (eg. backup an Intel Server

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Visit us at TechEd and SMB Nation!

We’ll be exhibiting at both TechEd Sydney and SMB Nation Seattle in the next 2 months. If you’re attending these events, please drop by for a visit. The dates are: TechEd – Wednesday 3rd September – Friday 5th September – please visit our booth. Linus will also be attending the SBS2008 pre-day on Tuesday 2nd

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Exchange 2007 and Server 2008 – will it backup?

UPDATE: Exchange 2007 backup on Server 2008 is now possible thanks to a plug-in released with BackupAssist v5.2. Find out more. Hi all, There has been a considerable amount of confusion about backing up Exchange 2007 on Windows Server 2008 and whether BackupAssist will support this. We too have seen a LOT of conflicting information

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BackupAssist Events and Managed Platforms Integration

Note – this information has been updated on Jan 23rd 2009 Hello everyone, Did you know – you can set up your managed platform or server monitoring system to recognize BackupAssist’s events to accurately report on the backup status? There are 4 events that BackupAssist may log to the Windows Event Log: ID 5632 (Information)

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Exchange Server corruption and recovery

Yesterday, an unfortunate thing happened. After a reboot of our server (that was combined with the installation of some Windows updates), our Exchange Information Store became corrupt. (Note: In our company, we use Exchange for internal company emails. All emails that go to our backupassist.com email addresses are hosted externally, so thankfully this Exchange corruption

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Exchange Mailbox Backups on Exchange 2007

The Mailbox add-on in BackupAssist does work for Exchange 2007, but it also requires a little more configuration and there are two “gotchas” to be wary of. I have set up a simple test environment on some VMs in our test lab, and the set up works first time, every time. The gotchas Exchange 2007

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Sneak peek: Version 5 of BackupAssist

We’ve already started work on some of the new features in our next major release, which include: Centralized monitoring – view the status of all of your clients’ backups in one report File Replication Engine – our latest file-based backup engine that uses a VSS-based file copy to backup files (more about this below) Windows