Posts Tagged ‘backup software’

Looking for The Best Backup Software? A Free Backup Guide

Thursday, January 5th, 2017

backups drives and backups files

On the quest for the best backup software to protect your data? We’ll save you some time—there’s actually no such thing.

That may be quite shocking to hear, especially since we’re a backup and disaster recovery company. “Why wouldn’t they say they’re the best backup software for every business running every sort of environment?”

The truth is that any software service that claims they’re the “best backup software” across the board, no questions asked, is frankly lying. And as a consumer, you should be highly suspicious of any software service that makes this claim.

That’s why we’ve written a free backup software guide to on what is best for your systems, and not necessarily the best for everyone else’s.

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Backup Software vs Data Recovery: Pros and Cons

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

Deciding between Backup Software and Data Recovery Services

The decision to buy backup software is like the old health insurance debate. Do you pay now so you’re covered in the event of an emergency, or do you skip it and hope nothing goes wrong?

Both decisions are made while things are healthy. Both involve a big financial hit if something happens and you’re not covered. And both have to be done before something goes wrong, not after.

One of the most frequent things I see is people who have opted to take the risk, didn’t get backup software, and now they’re scrambling to find a data recovery service. With their business servers fried, they’re desperate to get their data back.

But is this really the best business solution? Here are the benefits and risks of relying on either approach.

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Windows Server 2003 — Don’t get stuck in the Noughties

Thursday, October 6th, 2016

Flip Phones and Windows Server 2003 - the same era.

It’s 2003. The new Millenium has just begin. iTunes is launched, fresh on the back of new and popular iPod. The Human Genome project is completed. The Iraq War begins despite millions of worldwide protests. Beijing schools are closed over fear of SARS. And as if things couldn’t get any worse, the Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrates.

For those of us who remember it, it was a very turbulent year. And it was at that time, 13 years ago, that Windows Server 2003 was released. It was a cutting edge product ready to succeed Windows Server 2000. It had features that would be incorporated into the wildly unpopular Windows Vista (a disaster which had yet to occur).

We were still using flip-phones. The concept of a smartphone—let alone wi-fi, cloud connectivity and social networking—were all science fiction. If you were lucky, you would use DSL to download a cheap ringtone that sounded like an 8-bit video game. This is the age that Windows Server 2003 belongs to. An age where USB drives with 16MB of storage were cutting edge. And now, that once cutting edge software is a massive business risk.

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Is an all in one backup solution is better than mix n’ match?

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Is an all in one backup solution better than mix n match?

Different backup solutions offer different features at different prices.  That’s an unavoidable fact.  But does this mean that by combining different software solutions within your environment, you’re going to get better protection that if you just used an all in one backup solution? Well, spoiler alert – probably not.

In fact, wherever possible, you’re almost always going to be better off finding a single solution that handles all of your needs.  By mixing and matching different types of backup software, you’re opening your data protection strategy up to some serious downsides.

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Imaging backup software – the IT pro’s best friend

Friday, October 24th, 2014

disk imaging best friend

There are a lot of tools that an IT pro needs day to day, but few are as vital as a decent imaging backup software.  An IT pro without it is a carpenter without a hammer, The Doctor without a sonic screwdriver, 60’s Batman without skin-tight leggings and an arsenal of puns.  Without it, the job is a lot more difficult.  We’re going to take a look at what imaging backup software does, and why it’s a tireless best-friend for IT pro’s everywhere.
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6 server backups fails and how your business can avoid them

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

6  backup fails and how to avoid them

If you own or operate a small business, your server backups are your safety net.  They’re how you ensure that if something goes wrong, your business can get back on its feet and resume operating as usual.  So server backup fails are a pretty big deal.

Here are 6 common server backup fails and what your business can do to avoid them.

Plus, for good measure, we’ve thrown in an analogous internet fail for each.  Just to underline how much it’s going to hurt if this happens to you.

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6 hilarious gifs to help justify backup software in your budget

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

6 gifs about backup software

Having trouble explaining to your company’s accountants why backup software is a necessary expense?  It happens to the best of us.  Honestly, sometimes we think our accountants even resent letting us have the office lights turned on…

At the end of the day, effective backup software is a core component to keeping your important data secure.  It’s a sacrosanct part of your IT budget, whether accounting likes it or not.

We can’t guarantee that the following gifs will help convince the powers that be, but at least they’ll provide a chuckle while you work out how to phrase your pitch.
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BackupAssist v8 is here! 6 reasons your backups just got better

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

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Ladies and Gentlemen, start your engines! We’re thrilled to announce that BackupAssist v8 is live and ready to improve your backup strategy like never before. We’ve worked hard to ensure that BackupAssist v8 is our most advanced, powerful and intuitive version yet.

It balances simplicity with sophistication.  It’s user-friendly, yet highly advanced.  It’s powerful in all the right ways and it redefines your backup capabilities. It’s affordable, reliable, simple and fast.

It’s BackupAssist v8.  Here’s what it gives you.

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Free backup software for business sound too good to be true? 3 reasons it probably is

Friday, June 6th, 2014

free backup software

Everyone likes a freebie.  We’re not going to deny it.  And when it comes to backing up your teenage daughter’s Bieber songs or some photos with the in-laws from the Christmas before last, trusting free backup software probably isn’t the end of the world.  But when it comes to your business, data equals dollars. There’s no avoiding the simple truth – spending a little of the latter is the best way to avoid losing a lot of both.
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5 reasons trusting built-in windows backup can be a bad idea

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

Top 5 Reasons

5 reasons trusting built-in Windows Backup can be a bad idea

Surprise, surprise, a built-in feature of Windows may not be the best tool for getting the job done.  Windows Backup limitations are widely known, and there are an unfortunate myriad of shortcomings that tend to encourage even the most miserly admins to splash out for a decent backup tool.

This revelation probably isn’t blowing any minds right now, but there are circumstances where even the most tech-savvy will consider falling back on default Windows Backup.  There are also some very good reasons why many approach built-in Windows Backup with about the same level of caution as a jungle rope-bridge in a Hollywood chase scene.  Even as a last resort.

In this article, we’re going to take a look at the top 5 of these reasons.
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