Posts Tagged ‘BackupAssist’

US Office closed on Monday 4th September for Labor Day

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

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Dear Valued Customers,

Our US office will be closed on Monday the 4th September 2017 for the Labor Day public holiday.

Staff from our technical support and sales teams located in our US office will be unavailable on this day, including both phone and email.  Australian support and sales teams will be operating as usual.

If you’re in the US and have an urgent request on this date please contact the Australian support team or email us at support@backupassist.com

Backup Jobs in BackupAssist: Which One To Use?

Monday, August 14th, 2017

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When you first open BackupAssist’s backup tab, you may be surprised by the number of different backup jobs you can perform. But which one do you choose?

This article answers that very question. In it, we go through what each backup job does, and when you should use it. It’s a great refresher for software newcomers and veterans alike.

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BackupAssist 10 Feature Article: The Cloud Backup Job

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

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If you haven’t heard, BackupAssist 10 is now live, and with it comes a whole slew of new features. We’ll be covering them all in a series of articles over the next few weeks, so you can find out just how much value this latest release has to offer your business.

The biggest addition, by far, is the introduction of the Cloud Backup job. In this article, we’ll cover the following topics:

  • Why perform a Cloud Backup?
  • What and where can I backup to Public Cloud?
  • What sort of Restore and Recovery options are supported?
  • What sort of speeds can I expect for Cloud Backup and Cloud Restores?
  • How do I perform a Cloud Backup or Cloud Restore job?

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Backing up to iSCSI with BackupAssist: The Basics

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

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BackupAssist offers several advantages over traditional backup when it comes to iSCSI storage devices. Here is all you need to know if you plan to use BackupAssist to back up your data to an iSCSI target.

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US Office closed on 5th September for Labor Day

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

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Dear Valued Customers,

Our US office will be closed on Monday the 5th September 2016 for the Labor Day public holiday.

Staff from our technical support and sales teams located in our US office will be unavailable on this day, including both phone and email.  Australian support and sales teams will be operating as usual.

If you’re in the US and have an urgent request on this date please contact the Australian support team or email us at support@backupassist.com

 

10 Reasons to upgrade from BackupAssist v7

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

 

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At the end of September this year, support for BackupAssist v7 will come to an end. You will still be able to use BackupAssist v7, but you will not receive any software updates or support.

This means it’s great time to consider upgrading. To help you do this, let’s go over some of the new features that you will get by moving from BackupAssist v7 to BackupAssist v9.

1. Improved Hyper-V Backups

System Protection backups of Microsoft Hyper-V hosts and guests are now easier due to the addition of custom Hyper-V backup setup screens.

2. Rapid VM Recovery

Rapid VM Recovery allows you to spin up a single guest from its backup destination to keep critical systems online. This interim solution takes only seconds, and provides business continuity. To learn more, see the Hyper-V Recovery guide.

3. On-Demand Analysis

BackupAssist now includes a feature that allows your backup destination to be checked when you create a backup job. The type of checks performed will be based on the destination selected.

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Back Up A Second! A List of Backup Software Acronyms

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

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We’ll admit it; there are tons of acronyms in the backup software industry. Sometimes it’s hard to keep up with the entire lingo, like RPO, CSV, or VHD.

If you’re finding yourself scratching your head at terms like these, or just looking for a refresher, read on. This guide is for you.

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Meet the BA team! Rick – Technical writer

Friday, November 7th, 2014

Meet Rick, BA technical writer

Want to know the people behind the software? Well, you’re in luck.  This is the start of a monthly series introducing you to the team behind BackupAssist.  Strap yourself in, you’re going to meet some strange characters!  This month, we’re introducing Rick – BackupAssist’s Technical Writer.
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P2V with Hyper-V: what’s it all about

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

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Physical Windows Servers are busy things – humming power supplies, drives and all sorts of components working together. They give you the data and applications you need, how and when you need them: but maintaining your physical servers and applications can require a lot of work and expense. Life can be a lot easier using P2V.

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Disaster struck your Windows Server? Ouch. But you’re not alone

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

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“Disasters happen with Windows Servers (and all that crucial data your business depends on!), whether you’re ready or not.”

When we think of losing Windows Server data to disaster, it’s all too easy to go grandiose.  Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy, Californian earthquakes, floods, fires, asteroids, the wrath of God and the coming of the apocalypse – these are the tragedies that put servers at risk, aren’t they? 

Well, yes.  But for those of us whose companies aren’t headquartered in Tornado Alley, it’s this exact mentality that leads us to take backups for granted.  Always a mistake.  The cold truth is that from the perspective of a Windows Server stuffed with your crucial data, an intern with two left feet and a cup of coffee can be far more menacing than Mother Nature. 

At the end of the day, all businesses need a disaster recovery strategy

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