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how to plan a watertight backup strategy

How to plan a watertight backup strategy

Server backup and recovery isn’t something you can just wing. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. A solid backup strategy requires a lot of foresight and planning – after all, there’s a serious potential that if disaster strikes, it could cripple your business if vital systems and data aren’t recoverable. If you’re just starting out planning your company’s server backup strategy, you may

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Started a free trial of BackupAssist? Here are some pointers.

Just getting started with BackupAssist? First thing’s first: welcome! We’re pretty confident you’re going to like what the software can do.  But whenever you first install new and unfamiliar software, chances are that getting things set up and all the nuances worked out can be a bit of a process. With this article, we’ll make getting

protecting backups: a few important points

Backups Protect Your Data: What Protects Your Backups?

Your business relies upon its IT systems and data, and backups are what make sure they’re properly protected.  You know this, we know this.  No bombshells in this article yet, right?  Well what might not be so obvious is that if your backups themselves aren’t properly protected, those critical systems and data could be at just

sysadmin day 2015 infographic

Inside the Head of a Sysadmin [infographic] | Happy Sysadmin Day!

Want to know what’s going on in your enigmatic sysadmin’s head? Be careful what you wish for! To celebrate Sysadmin Day 2015 and to show our ever-lasting love for sysadmins the world over, we’ve put together this infographic.  Enjoy it!

defining disaster recovery for SMB IT

Defining Disaster Recovery for SMB I.T.

Disaster recovery preparedness is a hugely important aspect of SMB I.T.  You need to be sure that if things go pear-shaped, you can get back up and running as soon as possible.  However, when we think of ‘disaster’ what often comes to mind is worst-case scenarios – fire, flood, hurricane and anything else mother nature

Archiving backups - 4 facts you should know

4 Facts You Should Know About Archiving Backups

If you’re just starting out planning a backup strategy, you’re probably aware that one of the things you need to think about are archiving backups.  What you may not realize, however, is that these kinds of backups are a whole different breed from the day-to-day, recovery-ready backups you’re more familiar with.


3-2-1 Rule of Backups [Infographic]

When it comes to developing a backup strategy, whether it’s intended to protect your family photos from last year’s holiday, or a mission-critical server environment for your business, your starting point is always going to be the 3-2-1 rule of backups. It’s the fundamental rule that ensures your data has the best possible chance at

backup & recovery - how to future-proof your strategy

Nothing is forever: Future-proofing backup & recovery

Researching, selecting and investing in a backup & recovery solution is no easy thing.  It takes time, it takes careful consideration, and it takes money.  So really, it should go without saying that this is not a process you want to go through any more frequently than is absolutely necessary.  Well, that’s why it’s so


US Office Closed for Independence Day – July 3rd 2015

Our US Office will be closed for Independence Day on Friday 3rd of July 2015, due to the actual holiday falling on a Saturday this year.  As a result, our US Support and Sales Teams will be unavailable on this day.  However, Australian Support will continue to operate as normal.


Spear phishing is on the rise – know how to spot it!

Spear Phishing has been on the rise lately, according to a number of recent posts by IT Professionals on Spiceworks. These kinds of targeted attacks can be extremely harmful to businesses if staff aren’t properly prepared, so in this article, we’re going to look at what Spear Phishing is, how your business can defend against it,

a brief history of backup storage

A Brief History of Backup Storage [Infographic]

The storage devices used for backups and recovery have evolved a lot over the last 100+ years.  In this infographic, we take a quick look into the history of backup storage, and where it may go in future.  And there’s backup storage nostalgia aplenty – anybody else look back fondly on the Floppy Disk? Take

the role backups play in server 2003

The Role of Backups in Server 2003 Migration

There’s only a month left until the Windows Server 2003 End of Life.  After reading that sentence, we’re guessing that you had one of two reactions: either a trickle of cold sweat just ran down your neck, or a satisfied grin spread across your face.  Let’s hope it’s the latter.  But in the case of