Howto – configure a Drobo / DroboShare as an Rsync Server for remote, internet backups

Hello all – after an hour of fun and experimentation, we figured out how to configure a Drobo device with DroboShare as a Rsync server. I hope these instructions will save hours of headaches as […]

BackupAssist v5.1 beta 3 released

Hi all, Today we released beta3 of our Rsync engine – which allows you to easily run Rsync on Windows. This will most likely be the final beta, and there are the following enhancements: New […]

Windows Server 2008 Core Backup

Hi all, I’ve had a few questions recently about BackupAssist running on Windows Server 2008 Core. After some experimentation, I managed to get it all working and it was successfully running image backups and sending […]

New website – launched

Hi all, Today we’re proud to launch our new website, Windows Server Backup Resource Center, ortherwise known as This site contains several articles that I wrote on Windows Server 2008 backup and as I […]

Rsync – how effective is it?

There’s much excitement here as we’re about to release our Rsync Engine, which will enable data to be synchronized offsite in a bandwidth efficient manner. I’ve written up some findings on Rsync in terms of […]

Backing up VMware VMs – how we do it with v5

Hello world, In our network, we have multiple servers and some of these are Virtual Machines. In order to back these up, we use a Disk-to-Disk and a Disk-to-Disk-to-Tape strategy, using BackupAssist v5. Let’s look […]