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An abandoned office will present some unique risks to your I.T. infrastructure, your backups included. Here are some ways you can prepare for an office lockdown, so you remain cyber-resilient while the office is empty.
The best time to protect yourself from ransomware is before it strikes. Cyber-resilience requires the right ransomware protection to save you from the panic and stress of unplanned downtime and potentially hundreds of thousands of dollars in ransom payments.
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Exchange 2007 backup on Server 2008 – update

UPDATE: Exchange 2007 backup on Server 2008 is now possible thanks to a plug-in released with BackupAssist v5.2. Find out more. Hi all, This blog is in two sections addressing Exchange 2007 backup on Server 2008 – firstly, complete database backups, and secondly, mailbox backups. Firstly – complete database backups. Server 2008 + Exchange 2007

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Windows Rsync Server Package – being developed

Hi all, There’s been quite some interest in our Rsync Engine in BackupAssist – which is a great way of sending data offsite in a bandwidth efficient way: http://www.backupassist.com/BackupAssist/tour_Rsync.html It allows you to backup to any Rsync Server – being Linux box, Windows or NAS. The Windows setup procedure for installing an Rsync Server on

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How to improve your backup performance

Need to improve backup performance? The following registry settings changes can drastically reduce the time it takes to perform a backup of your system. reg add “HKCU\Software\Microsoft\NTBackup\Backup Engine” /v “Logical Disk Buffer Size” /t REG_SZ /d 64 /f reg add “HKCU\Software\Microsoft\NTBackup\Backup Engine” /v “Max Buffer Size” /t REG_SZ /d 1024 /f reg add “HKCU\Software\Microsoft\NTBackup\Backup Engine”

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File Replication Single Instance Store – how it works

Hi all, We’ve had a few questions about how our Single Instance Store works in our File Replication Engine, so I thought I’d describe how it works. The trick is because it’s transparent, it can *seem* like it’s not working, but it is possible to verify that it is working. Side note: For those who

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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 in this beta release: – Option to use Cygwin 1.7 – which provides long filename support in Windows (>253 characters)

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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 me email notifications. (I haven’t yet tested the file replication, SQL or Rsync backups yet.) The only thing I’ve noticed

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New website – www.wbadmin.info launched

Hi all, Today we’re proud to launch our new website, Windows Server Backup Resource Center, ortherwise known as wbadmin.info. This site contains several articles that I wrote on Windows Server 2008 backup and as I get time, I’ll be contributing more content to the site. The site also contains a search engine that we developed

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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 how it performs for typical Windows data, including Exchange Information Store backups and SQL database backups. You can see the

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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 at how we do this. Windows Server #1: SBS 2003 – This is our main server, domain controller, print and

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Announcing… SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 Support!

Hi all, To coincide with Microsoft’s worldwide launch of SBS 2008 and EBS 2008, we’d like to formally announce our support for these two latest operating systems. The current version of BackupAssist (v5.0.5) supports these operating systems with the following features: – Drive Image backups – building upon the block-level backup features present in Windows

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Server 2008 backup taking a long time – caused by USB version setting

Hi all, I recently had a case where a client of ours was reporting that the backup was taking over 23 hours to complete, and it looked like it had “hung”. However, he promptly fixed the issue himself, and discovered that it was due to the USB version setting in bios. I’ve quoted his reply