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Cyber Resilience

You back up, but are you actually cyber-resilient? These mistakes will force you to pay the ransom.

Many people think they are protected against hacking, data deletion and ransomware attacks because they do backups… only to find that after a cyber event, their backups were either destroyed or were ineffective. In this article, cyber-resilience expert Linus Chang breaks down the top 5 mistakes that means victims still have to pay ransoms to cyber criminals, despite having a backup system in place.

Cyber Resilience

What is Cyber-Resilience for SMEs in 2020?

Cyber-resilience is “an organization’s ability to recover from an adverse cyber-event”. How well can you recover from hacking, ransomware, natural disasters?

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Season’s Greetings from BackupAssist!

On behalf of the team at BackupAssist, we would like to wish you happy holidays, and thank you for using BackupAssist for your backup needs. Holiday Season Closing Dates 2019-2020 Please note that our USA and Australian offices will be closed on the following dates over this period. USA Office Closed: Tuesday, 24th December 2019

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Hyper-V backup best practice guide

This guide explains how to create reliable, best practice Hyper-V backup of your Hyper-V Server using BackupAssist System Protection. File Protection and File Archiving can also be used to back up Hyper-V environments, but System Protection is our recommended backup type for Hyper-V because it supports: Customized Hyper-V destination, CSV and Exchange Server detection steps

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Tape Backup made simple with BackupAssist

At last, small and medium sized businesses have a simple tape backup software solution for Windows Servers. Simple installation and setup of a tape backup scheme Simple scheduling and setup with wizards Tape rotation instructions and result logs sent to you by email Tape backup of Windows Servers, Exchange Servers or SQL Servers A low-cost tape backup

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VSS backup and restore with BackupAssist

What is a VSS backup? A VSS backup is an application-consistent backup that uses the Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Service, a storage management framework designed for Windows, to create point-in-time copies (or snapshots) of drives where files are in use. In summary, VSS works as follows: BackupAssist sends a request to VSS to perform a

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Tape Drive Management and BackupAssist

How to Set up your Tape Drive for use with BackupAssist Introduction BackupAssist will use any standalone tape device that is supported by the Windows operating system. This article explains how to ensure that BackupAssist will run with your hardware. Other tape drive solutions If other backup software products are installed, they may prevent BackupAssist

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Remote Offsite Backup for your Data

Remote offsite backup solutions are typically built around a client software program that runs on a schedule, typically once a day, and usually at night while computers aren’t in use. The backup program typically collects, compresses, encrypts, and transfers the data to the remote backup service provider’s servers, or off-site hardware. If backups are a headache

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Application consistent backup with VSS

If you create and administer backups, you will have heard the terms application-consistent backup and Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS). You may even know that VSS runs in the background while a backup takes place. Knowing that is usually enough but if you’re customizing your backups or encountering VSS problems it helps to know more.

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Backup storage options for local backups

Accessing backup storage options To access the Backup storage options shown above: Click  Jobs in the navigation bar Double-click the job you want to edit. Click  Destination on the left menu. Click  Backup storage options to expand the section. Managing disk space on a local backup directory There are a number of ways in which disk space can be managed through BackupAssist on

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Mapped network drives for backups

Accessing the global network paths list to allow mapped network drives Access the global network paths list and allow mapped network drives as shown below: Click  Settings in the navigation bar Click  Mapped network drives in the top right corner of the Settings Window. To learn more see our network paths page. Adding, editing and removing network paths lf you wish to