Posts Tagged ‘RecoverAssist’

Recover a Windows Server: 5 steps every business should know

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

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So, your server has crashed.  Don’t worry, you can recover it.  You can recover it, right?

Knowing how to recover a Windows Server, and more importantly having the software and procedures in place to do so, is crucial for all businesses.  Servers can contain mission-critical systems and data, the loss of which has the potential to cripple even the most successful companies.

In this article, we’ll go over the 5 need-to-know steps when it comes to recovering Windows servers.  So when the worst happens, you’ll know you can quickly land on your feet.

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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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Planning for a Recovery

Friday, January 10th, 2014


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Data recovery is the process of taking a computer that cannot start itself and returning it to a previous operating state. This means a recovery has to start the computer and then recover its operating system, data and applications. (more…)

BackupAssist v6.4.0 Released

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

Cortex IT Labs today announced the latest release in their flagship product BackupAssist.

BackupAssist v6.4.0 makes a large step forward for the BackupAssist product in adding support for iSCSI backups as well as the all new RecoverAssist recovery environment.

Highlights:

iSCSI

BackupAssist now supports backing up to and recovering from iSCSI devices. iSCSI backups out performs all other network backups and USB 2.0 – which makes for faster backups. In fact iSCSI can perform up to twice as fast as other backup destinations.

RecoverAssist

RecoverAssist makes light work of Windows® backup recoveries. Bare metal disaster recovery. Recover to dissimilar hardware. Create your own recovery media. Repairs broken recoveries. You name it RecoverAssist helps you do it. With an integrated tool-kit that automatically repairs recoveries that otherwise would Blue Screen with standard Windows Recovery software. You can even load your own drivers onto the recovery environment. What more could you ask for in a recovery tool-kit?

Downloads and Release Notes

The latest version of BackupAssist can be downloaded online from BackupAssist.com. BackupAssist v6.4.0 is a free upgrade for all existing BackupAssist v6 licence holders. Current BackupAssist v4 or v5  customers will need to upgrade their licence online to use the added functionality in BackupAssist v6.4.0. Upgrades can be purchased online.

Full release notes can be found online.

BackupAssist v6.4.0 no longer includes support for Windows 2000.

BackupAssist v6.4 Beta Available Now

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

Download BackupAssist v6.4 Beta

Just released: BackupAssist v6.4 now includes support for iSCSI devices as well as the all new RecoverAssist. Get started with the BackupAssist beta.

By participating in the beta test program you are directly helping to improve the BackupAssist product range as well as getting an early look at new and exciting features. For more information on the beta test program click here.

BackupAssist v6.4 includes two great new features in support for iSCSI and also RecoverAssist. You can read the full release notes here.

iSCSI Support

Up to twice as fast as other backup media
BackupAssist now supports backing up to and recovering from iSCSI devices. iSCSI is up to twice as fast as Network and USB 2.0 backup media – which makes for faster backups. Learn More

RecoverAssist

Easy Windows™ Recovery
RecoverAssist makes light work of Windows® backup recoveries. Bare metal disaster recovery. Recover to dissimilar hardware. Create your own recovery media. Repairs broken recoveries. Learn More

Submitting your feedback.

We’re looking for any bugs that may appear on your particular system (it should be noted that the beta may have bugs and other limitations and should only be used on non-critical computers for testing purposes). We’d also like to hear any suggestions for other improvements or constructive criticism that you may have to offer.

Submitting your feedback is simple – just click the Contact Support link at the bottom left corner of the V6.4 Beta console. (This will go straight to our Dev Team for consideration and we may get back to you for further details if required.)