BackupAssist v5.1 beta 3 released

Hi all,

Today we released beta3 of our Rsync engine – which allows you to easily run Rsync on Windows. This will most likely be the final beta, and there are the following enhancements:

New in this beta release:
– Option to use Cygwin 1.7 – which provides long filename support in Windows (>253 characters)
– Bandwidth throttling – to limit the data transfer rate
– Optimise for local backup option – which should be used on LANs – turns off checksum calculations for where bandwidth is not the limiting factor
– Set permissions on the backup – allows you to specify whether you want to allow read and/or write permissions for all usres at your backup data host. We’ve found that write permissions are useful for when you need to use the backup as your “working data set” in case of disaster.

In other news, we managed to get our Rsync engine working with the Drobo NAS ( which is great for anyone looking for a turn-key internet backup solution! I’ll blog about this very very shortly.

I’ve also been working on a Rsync-on-Windows distribution that makes it easy to setup a Windows box as an Rsync Server, and that should be available before the end of this year.


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