This is the first in a series of articles where we will take a closer look at Hyper-V backups and restores. In this article, we will just touch on a couple of common questions. What backup type to use and what data to back up. In the following weeks we will dig down a
You’ve heard us talk a lot about BackupAssist’s support for Windows Hyper-V Servers. An important feature of many Hyper-V environments is the need for reliability and failover capability. For Hyper-V, this can be achieved by setting up clusters of hosts in Cluster Shared Volume (CSV) environments. Let’s take a look at BackupAssist’s support of Hyper-V backups
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R1/R2 includes a technology called Data Deduplication, which reduces the amount of disk space taken up by your data. Let’s take a deeper look at what Deduplication means for you and how this technology relates to BackupAssist.
In a number of online forums and blogs recently the debate has been heating up over whether or not it’s necessary to back up a Hyper-V host. There are passionate arguments on both sides, so we thought we’d take the time to weigh in and offer our perspective on the issue. Is backing up Hyper-V hosts
BackupAssist uses BitLocker to encrypt removable drives. These drives can generate a pop-up message when they are attached to a server. This article explains the message and how to respond.
If you’re an IT managed service provider (MSP), stop what you’re doing right now. Stop it. Put it down. Take a few steps back. It’s time to have a serious think about the backup services you’re offering your clients. For MSPs, a decent backup and disaster recovery service should be squarely placed among the core
The Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Service or VSS is a storage management framework designed for Windows to create point-in-time copies or snapshots of drives while files are in use.
With so many backup solutions available from different vendors, this article looks at what to look for so you can decide what’s the best backup software for your business. Don’t worry, this isn’t going to be a giant plug for our software – this is an objective look at what you should take into consideration
As you’ve probably heard by now, the latest version of BackupAssist includes BitLocker encryption for System Protection backups on external drives. This is an addition we’re really excited about – it’s a great tool that helps provide the high level of data security our customers have come to expect from us. As the BitLocker engine
The BackupAssist development team is working on our latest v8 feature release v8.2. Although the big release day of November 19th 2014 is still 7 sleeps away, we thought we’d give you a sneak peek of what to expect. You’re in for a treat!
BackupAssist and its Add-ons provide a powerful and easy to use Hyper-V backup and restore solution. This article looks at how BackupAssist can also be used to protect VMware virtual machines.
We have previously posted two articles on P2V explaining how it can help, and how to use BackupAssist for P2V. This final article looks at the specific steps you can take to perform a P2V recovery with BackupAssist and Hyper-V.