Archive for the ‘Guides’ Category

Best Practice Backups with BackupAssist

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017


Whether you’re a first-time user of BackupAssist or a long time veteran, we’ve written a handy guide for you on how to create a best practice backup strategy. You can use it to create a new strategy, or to see if your existing one has you covered.

This guide lists different data disasters you may face, and what backup jobs and media will suit these best. Make sure your strategy covers you in all scenarios, whether it’s disaster recovery (Fire/Flood), ransomware, sabotage, restoring old versions, or just meeting your compliance regulations.

Read the Best Practice Backups Guide Here.

Backing up to iSCSI with BackupAssist: The Basics

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

iSCSI lessons in backup

BackupAssist offers several advantages over traditional backup when it comes to iSCSI storage devices. Here is all you need to know if you plan to use BackupAssist to back up your data to an iSCSI target.


Back Up A Second! A List of Backup Software Acronyms

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016


We’ll admit it; there are tons of acronyms in the backup software industry. Sometimes it’s hard to keep up with the entire lingo, like RPO, CSV, or VHD.

If you’re finding yourself scratching your head at terms like these, or just looking for a refresher, read on. This guide is for you.


How to plan a watertight backup strategy

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

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 feel a little overwhelmed. So in this article, we’re going to take a look at some core considerations you need to take into account. We won’t cover everything, because every environment will be different and to do so would require a full-length text book, but we’ll give you a good starting point.


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

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

free trial of backupassist - how to get started

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 started with your free trial of BackupAssist a little easier.


How to restore a Hyper-V guest

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015


Our previous article looked at how to create a Hyper-V guest backup. In this article, we look at how to restore a single guest.


4 simple steps for disaster recovery planning [infographic]

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

4 steps towards disaster recovery planning

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 recovery, but a lot of it is very dry, technical content.  It’s invaluable advice that you’ll definitely need to read, but what if you need to explain the importance of disaster recovery planning to someone who’s less technically savvy?  Well, this infographic should help!


Creating reliable Exchange Granular Restore backups

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015


This article is important for any customers who have our Exchange Granular Restore Add-on, because it explains common mistakes that are made when creating backups for EGR.


How to install Windows Server Backup 2012

Friday, May 1st, 2015

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This article explains how to install Window Server Backup 2012 and 2008.


The key to Hyper-V guest backups

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

key to guest backups

Our previous article looked at Hyper-V Server backups, and the differences between full server and guest only backups. In this article, we take a closer look at how to make a Hyper-V guest only backup.