The Definitive Ransomware Protection Guide for Business in 2020
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BackupAssist ER now gives you the option of Recover Anywhere, meaning you can achieve Disaster Recovery on Demand. Recover locally, in the cloud, or anywhere in between. When compared to DRaaS, it can achieve similar business outcomes at 75% less cost.
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.
when to use file backups vs imaging backups
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Weapons of Choice: When to Use File Backups vs Imaging Backups

Pretty much any contemporary backup solution you find is going to allow you to perform backups both at the image level, and at the file level.  But when will each backup type best suit the kind of data you’re looking to protect? Right off the bat we’ll say that most of the time imaging backups are

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Australian Office Closed Monday 8th June for Queen’s Birthday

Our Australian Office will be closed on Monday 8th June due to the Queen’s Birthday public holiday.  As such, our Australian Support and Sales services will be unavailable on this day. However, US Support and Sales will both continue to operate as normal.

some things to consider before ditching tape backup
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You may want to think twice before ditching tape backups

There are a lot of reasons to consider moving away from tape backups in a contemporary IT environment.  Nobody’s arguing that.  However, what you may not hear from a lot of people *cough cough cloud backup evangelists cough* are some very good reasons why your company shouldn’t be too hasty in making that decision. Again, to reiterate, we’re

Is an all in one backup solution better than mix n match?
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Is an all in one backup solution is better than mix n’ match?

Different backup solutions offer different features at different prices.  That’s an unavoidable fact.  But does this mean that by combining different software solutions within your environment, you’re going to get better protection that if you just used an all in one backup solution? Well, spoiler alert – probably not. In fact, wherever possible, you’re almost always going

Important BackupAssist update
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Important – New BackupAssist Update Available to Correct Unhandled Exception Issue

Following some recent security patches from Microsoft, we’ve received reports that a small number of BackupAssist users have experienced some difficulty when trying to manually run a backup within our software.  Our developers reacted immediately upon receiving these reports, and have now made available an update to our software that corrects the issue. If you’re using BackupAssist v8

US office closed for memorial day
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US Office closed Monday 25th May 2015 for Memorial Day

Our US Office will closed on Monday 25th May due to Memorial Day.  As such, our US Support and Sales services will be unavailable on this day. However, Australian Support and Sales will both continue to operate as normal.

Exchange Granular Restore can save your bacon!
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3 cases where Exchange Granular Restore will save your bacon!

  So you’re looking to back up your small business’s Exchange Server?  Well, what you may not be aware is that there are two different levels of Exchange Server protection that most backup solutions offer – database level, and granular restore.  With a database-level backup, you’ll be able to recover entire Exchange databases – which is

4 steps towards disaster recovery planning
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4 simple steps for disaster recovery planning [infographic]

Is your business starting to think about its Disaster Recovery planning?  We really hope so.  Because if you lose your IT infrastructure to disaster, it’s going to have a serious impact on your business.  In fact, a lot of SMBs don’t recover at all. There’s a lot of information out there on planning for disaster

reducing RPO for SQL Server
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Reducing your RPO for SQL Servers

If your business deals with any significant amount of data, chances are an SQL Server is a vital part of your IT environment.  There’s no doubt that you’re backing this server up regularly, because in a contemporary business environment you can’t afford to risk losing those databases.  But the real question is, have you thought about

4 signs you're lowballing on recoverability
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4 signs you’re low-balling yourself out of recoverability

So you’re shopping around for the best deal on your backup solution.  Nothing wrong with that.  In fact, it’s what you should be doing.  But there’s a very big difference between paying the lowest possible price for the capabilities your business needs, and undercutting the recoverability of crucial systems and data to save a few bucks. At

What's new in BackupAssist v8.4
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What’s new in BackupAssist v8.4? Let’s find out!

We’ve got some great news for all BackupAssist users – the latest feature release of our solution is now available for download.  BackupAssist v8.4 offers some great new features to improve your backup and disaster recovery capabilities even further.  Protecting your data just keeps on getting easier. Here’s what you gain by downloading BackupAssist v8.4

3-2-1 rule of backup - Happy World Backup Day
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3-2-1…Happy World Backup Day! Now Get Planning

Happy World Backup Day, fellow IT Pros!  It’s like the Birthday party of data protection.  The Thanksgiving of recoverability.  The Hanukkah of… OK, OK, we’ll stop.  The point is, World Backup Day is a great opportunity to take stock of what you’re doing to make sure your business continuity is in tip-top shape.  This year, we