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BackupAssist v9.5 Released! Now Supports Windows Server 2016.

Friday, November 4th, 2016

BackupAssist v9.5 released

Itching to upgrade to Windows Server 2016? Now you can, and keep your backups completely intact. Version 9.5 is out, and it includes baseline support for Microsoft’s server software.

So what exactly is baseline support? Well, it means that you will be able to use BackupAssist and all its features on Windows Server 2016, starting with the 9.5 release.

What doesn’t baseline support include? Well, Microsoft added a lot of brand new features with Server 2016 (We’ve written an article about them). Some of these features, such as Shielded VMs, are not supported by our v9.5 release. However, you will still be able to use BackupAssist on Windows Server 2016 with full confidence.

If you have valid Upgrade Protection, you get immediate access to BackupAssist v9.5 and its new features. Unsure of your Upgrade Protection status? You can check your license, and if it’s expired, you can renew it here.

We will be making an announcement in the near future about full advanced support for Windows Server 2016, so stay tuned.

P.S. If you’re a maverick still using Windows Server 2003, read this article! You could be saving yourself a ton on power bills.

10 Reasons to upgrade from BackupAssist v7

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016



At the end of September this year, support for BackupAssist v7 will come to an end. You will still be able to use BackupAssist v7, but you will not receive any software updates or support.

This means it’s great time to consider upgrading. To help you do this, let’s go over some of the new features that you will get by moving from BackupAssist v7 to BackupAssist v9.

1. Improved Hyper-V Backups

System Protection backups of Microsoft Hyper-V hosts and guests are now easier due to the addition of custom Hyper-V backup setup screens.

2. Rapid VM Recovery

Rapid VM Recovery allows you to spin up a single guest from its backup destination to keep critical systems online. This interim solution takes only seconds, and provides business continuity. To learn more, see the Hyper-V Recovery guide.

3. On-Demand Analysis

BackupAssist now includes a feature that allows your backup destination to be checked when you create a backup job. The type of checks performed will be based on the destination selected.


What’s New in 9.2? Support for Exchange 2016 and more!

Thursday, December 17th, 2015

backupassist v9.2 - what's new?

It’s been a massive year here at BackupAssist – and before it ends, we thought we’d squeeze in one more major version release! BackupAssist v9.2 is now available, and it offers yet more significant improvements. We figured that while you’re out of the office enjoying the Holiday Season with your friends and family, you want the peace of mind that comes from knowing your systems and data are protected by the most advanced technology.  So gather round the tree, and let’s unwrap our latest gifts for you.


BackupAssist v9.1: Minor Release, Major New Features!

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

BackupAssist v9.1 - major new features!

Were you excited when we first launched BackupAssist v9? With features like Rapid VM Recovery, Bootable Backups, and the Hyper-V Tab, who wouldn’t be? Bet you thought that with all those awesome new features, it’d be a while before we released something that jam-packed again. Some fixes here and there, the occasional slight improvement right? Wrong. Dead wrong. BackupAssist v9.1 is here now, and we just keep on throwing advanced features your way. Let’s see what’s new.


BackupAssist update now utilizes 4096 bit encryption keys in Offsite Backups

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

open ssh update

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 BackupAssist), who will benefit from the latest update to our software, which adapts to the recent release of OpenSSH 7.0 with greatly improved encryption standards. (more…)

BackupAssist v9 available now! Check out the new tech

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

BackupAssist v9 now available

The wait is over!  BackupAssist v9 is now officially available for download, and that’s seriously exciting. This version of BackupAssist is a huge leap forward in technology. In fact, it’s the most advanced software we’ve ever released, and it’s going to bring advanced protection to your vital systems and data like never before.

So strap yourself in, and let’s take a look at what’s new this version.


Important – New BackupAssist Update Available to Correct Unhandled Exception Issue

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

Important BackupAssist update

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 and have experienced any issues with running a manual backup since the Windows Patches were made live on 12th May 2015, we strongly recommend you download the latest version of BackupAssist at your soonest convenience.  This version is available to all users, and will not require valid Upgrade Protection if you are already using any other version of BackupAssist v8.

Update to this article – Patch for BackupAssist v7.4.6 is now available for v7 users. Update to v7.4.6 r1 here. (more…)

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

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

What's new in BackupAssist v8.4

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 today.


Get your hands on BackupAssist v8.3!

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

Get BackupAssist v8.3


Have you had a chance to download the newest version of BackupAssist yet? We’re pretty sure the answer to that question is “YES!”, because who wouldn’t want the very latest improvements to backup and disaster recovery?  But on the off chance you haven’t and you want to know why you should, here’s a rundown of all the awesome new features offered in BackupAssist v8.3.

Warning – if you’re faint of heart and easily excited by fantastic new backup features, please consult your doctor before reading on.


BackupAssist v8.2.1 features

Monday, December 22nd, 2014


This week saw the release of BackupAssist v8.2.1. We usually don’t do articles about maintenance releases, but because there are some great new features, we thought we’d share the good news.