Posts Tagged ‘Data container’

Performing Network Backups? Use a Data Container!

Friday, August 25th, 2017


If you’re performing full image backups to NAS or RDX, you’ll want to seriously consider using a data container.

Normally, when you back up to an external device, Windows records your backup history on that device. Because of this, you can choose any day in the past you performed a backup, and then restore your data as it was on that particular day.

However, when you back up to a NAS or RDX drive, Windows can’t keep this backup history. You will only be able to restore your data from the last backup unless you create a data container.

Read more about the benefits of data containers and how to create one in this article.


Image backup destination selection

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

BackupAssist’s suite of backup types includes System Protection, our recommended backup type for Windows servers. This article looks at the requirements and advantages of different backup destinations for System Protection backups.



Using the new Data Container

Friday, June 21st, 2013

We’ve looked at how Data containers add flexibility to System Protection backups, by providing restore points from incremental backups and making the backups more portable. Now we would like to tell you about another advantage – ease of use. (more…)

New release: BackupAssist v7.1

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

Our brand new major release of BackupAssist, version 7.1 is now available to download, and is set to give you more flexibility in the way you protect your systems and data.

V7.1 brings many of the features you’ve been asking like support for Exchange 2013, enhanced support for Server 2012 and history for imaging backups on NAS and RDX drives. (more…)

Introducing – the Data Container

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

It’s great having your System Protection backups on other media. If your server decides to stop working or a hard drive breaks, your data is safely stored on another device. Once your server is fixed, you can restore any of the image backups you made from whatever media they are on … in most cases. There are two situations where a Windows Server can be picky about what it does with a backup media.