BackupAssist v5.2.4 released

We’ve just released version 5.2.4 of BackupAssist. This is a maintenance release fixing issues discovered by several of our customers running RSync and File Replication backups, so you should upgrade to 5.2.4 if you are […]

Server 2008 Imaging and VSS Application Support – registry keys

Hi all, Today I was asked how we provide VSS application support (eg. Exchange, SQL, SharePoint, Hyper-V) for Windows Server Backup. It’s standard practice to add in the GUIDs of each VSS writer to the […]

How to restore a Server 2008 image backup to a new Hyper-V VM from NAS

Acknowledgement: Thanks to Iain Jordinson from Windows Rescue in Queensland, Australia for finding this solution! It is possible to restore an Server 2008 image backup to a Hyper-V VM, but unless you know this trick, […]

BackupAssist v5.2.3 released

v5.2.3 of BackupAssist was released on 30th April. This is a non-critical release that fixes one bug: – For jobs that include an Exchange 2007 consistency check, BackupAssist will now send backup report notifications by […]

Rsync Exchange Databases Performance Testing

In the past, I’ve run tests to see how Rsync performs against an NTBackup backup of Exchange Server – see Slide 15 of my Rsync PowerPoint presentation. However, since our recent release of v5.2.2 of […]

How to Rsync Exchange Server 2007 databases and other VSS applications

In v5.2.2 of BackupAssist, released on April 9th 2009, we added in the ability for the Rsync module in BackupAssist to notify VSS aware applications of the backup. This includes Exchange 2007. Our support for […]