BackupAssist Classic has a host of features that give you flexible choices over what kind of backup technologies you use, how much data is stored, when your backups run, and how long your backups are kept. Did you know that it also provides you with full control of your data privacy, sovereignty, accessibility and anonymity?
Does BackupAssist support BackBlaze B2 as a cloud storage destination? Yes, absolutely. It’s easy to set up, and the two technologies make for a compelling combination for secure, fast, reliable and cost effective business-grade backups.
Yes, absolutely it is possible to be cyber-resilient, to mitigate all common cyber risks, and to do it for less than a dollar per day. In this blog, we explain how to get the right backup within a budget.
BackupAssist ER now gives you the option of Recover Anywhere, meaning you can achieve Disaster Recovery on Demand. Recover locally, in the cloud, or anywhere in between. When compared to DRaaS, it can achieve similar business outcomes at 75% less cost.
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.
Does BackupAssist support BackBlaze B2 as a cloud storage destination? Yes, absolutely. It’s easy to set up, and the two technologies make for a compelling combination for secure, fast, reliable and cost effective business-grade backups.
Yes, absolutely it is possible to be cyber-resilient, to mitigate all common cyber risks, and to do it for less than a dollar per day. In this blog, we explain how to get the right backup within a budget.
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Exchange Server 2007 backup on Server 2008 using Windows Server Backup – in beta!

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, Yes! We’ve just gone into beta with our plug-in into Windows Server Backup that supports backups of Exchange 2007 on Server 2008. It will automatically detect if Exchange Server 2007 is installed

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Notes on Rsync Server scalability for hosting backup data

Hi everyone, Many of you who run our own I.T. consulting practice have been interested in hosting your clients’ data. In fact, over the last month, we’ve discovered that many of you have already tested out our Rsync engine for the purposes of synchronising files, SQL and Exchange databases offsite. The question of scalability has

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QNAP devices behind firewalls – Rsync backup problems

Hi all, We’ve been working with some of our partners on using the QNAP NAS devices (detailed in our Rsync NAS Hardware Compatibility List) as an offsite data host. We’ve had reports that some firewalls can cause problems when port forwarding. Normally, all you’d need to do is to open up Port 22 (SSH) and

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BackupAssist on Server Core and Hyper-V Server

We’re pleased to announce that we’ve released an installer for Server Core and Hyper-V Server. These operating systems require several prerequisites to be installed, so the download package is a little larger than the standard download. Visit http://www.backupassist.com/BackupAssist/download.php to download the latest version of BackupAssist. We believe that BackupAssist is one of the first backup

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SBS 2008 – Exchange log truncation

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, A follow-up to my previous blog about SBS 2008 imaging backups and Exchange 2007. In v5.1.1 and prior, the Exchange logs do not get truncated because BackupAssist was performing a VSS copy

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Mailbox exporting – new feature for Notes, Contacts, Calendar, etc.

Hi world, Thanks to an excellent suggestion of one of our resellers, we’ve included in our latest release (v5.1.2) a feature that allows you to export all Notes, Contacts, Calendar, Journal (and any other specified folders) to each PST file, regardless of date range. For those who aren’t familiar with how our Mailbox Add-on works

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Rsync and Virtual Machine Backup

Hi all, A common question about VM backup is: can I get my VMs automatically offsite for DR purposes? For example, if an I.T. service provider (or VAR) Rsyncs a client’s VMs offsite to their (the VAR’s premises), and the client’s server blows up (and it turns out that the local backups were destroyed), can

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Rsync compatible NAS device list

Hi all, After about a month of investigation and testing, we’ve released our Rsync compatible NAS list. We searched far and wide for NAS devices that are Rsync enabled, and we managed to find 4 such devices. Read about it in our Rsync compatible NAS report. Each of these NAS devices can be easily configured

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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”