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BackupAssist update now utilizes 4096 bit encryption keys in Offsite Backups

Here at BackupAssist, our developers are dedicated to always staying current with evolving technology. That’s how we ensure your peace of mind that the systems and data you depend on are properly protected.  A great example of this will be apparent to customers using a NAS device with our Offsite Backups add-on (formerly Rsync for

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iSCSI Backup and Recovery with BackupAssist Webinar

In this new video presentation BackupAssist’s Senior Developer Jason Schultz runs through the new features in BackupAssist v6.4.0 and gives an overview on iSCSI as a backup destination, Disaster Recovery and performing a recovery with RecoverAssist. Topics Covered: The Benefits of iSCSI Working with iSCSI iSCSI and BackupAssist Disaster Recover from iSCSI? YES!

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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

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Website availability

Dear BackupAssist customers, To prepare for the launch of BackupAssist version 6, our website will be unavailable for 7 hours in the time zones below: (US EST) 8th September 2010 from 8:00pm-3:00am (AUS EST) 9th September 2010 from 10:00am-5:00pm (GMT) 9th September 2010 from 12:00am-7:00am Please accept our apologies for this inconvenience. We appreciate your understanding.

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Unattended upgrade script – BETA

Hi all, How do you upgrade a BackupAssist installation? Well, up until now, the answer has been: manually. But one of our Aussie helpdesk team, Aaron, has done a great job in writing a VB script that will download the latest BackupAssist installation to a temp directory, uninstall the old version and install the new

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Using BackupAssist for Rsync with Amazon S3

A new feature in version 5.2.5 of BackupAssist is support for backing up to an Amazon S3 bucket via the service provided by s3rsync.com. To set this up you will need a copy of BackupAssist an Amazon Web Services account an account with s3rsync.com In your Amazon Web Services account, you will need to obtain

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Backup device speed testing – the most comprehensive survey ever done!

Hello everyone, Questions that we often get asked: How much faster is eSATA over USB? Are 3.5″ drives faster than 2.5″ drives for backup? How to RDX drives compare to normal 2.5″ USB drives? How do tape drives compare to HDDs in backup speed? Is there much difference between drive imaging and file backup? We

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Hyper-V backup using Windows Server Backup

Hey all, Here’s a rough guide to backing up Hyper-V guests (partitions) from the host (root) machine using the drive imaging method in BackupAssist. Activate the Hyper-V VSS writer for Windows Server Backup by clicking the checkbox as shown below. Make sure each guest machine has the Backup integration service selected. Start the Hyper-V manager

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How is our Tape Drive support for Windows Server 2008 going?

Hi all, Just to keep you updated with progress – we’re making good headway on our Tape Drive backup engine for Server 2008. It’ll be a partial replacement for NTBackup, primarily targeted at Server 2008 users, but also useful for past operating systems. Features that we’re adding in include AES256 encryption and Zip-style compression. Both

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Hyper-V and Windows Server Backup – getting it to run fast

Hi all, As stated in a previous blog post, Hyper-V Backup Solution, I stated that the time taken for subsequent backups was comparable to the initial backup. Well, I think I have found a solution to get it to do the fast differential backups that transfer only changed blocks to the backup device! On your

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How to restore an Exchange 2007 VSS Backup to a Recovery Storage Group

Hi all, Today I spent some time playing with Exchange 2007, and I’ve found a way to mount a VSS Exchange Backup (such as that done with Windows Server Backup [imaging]) as a recovery storage group. I only just figured it out, and we’ll be writing up more comprehensive instructions shortly. But here’s what I