Posts Tagged ‘restore’

Five Things In Life You Wish You Could Backup and Restore

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

Backup and Restore Do Over

We’ve all had that fantasy of being able to rewind time and get a do-over. It’s simple with data, but not so simple with everything else!

Here’s a list of five things in life you probably wish had restore points in case things go south.


Recover a Windows Server: 5 steps every business should know

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

recover a windows server

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.


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

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

blue sceen

“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


Brand New: BackupAssist v7.3

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

The latest update to BackupAssist is now available for download with a brand new feature exclusive to version 7.3, Direct Exchange Injection for our new add-on, Exchange Granular Restore. (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…)

Backup and Disaster Recovery Planning: Making Sure Your Files Restore

Friday, April 12th, 2013

Concept art via Pixar

So the guys at Pixar are sitting there, most of Toy Story 2 sitting in digital tatters around them with no working backups when Technical Director Galyn Susman realises she has a working copy on her home computer which she copied so she could work at home and look after her new baby.

So they rush off and pick up this miraculously lucky backup and ferry it back to Pixar protected like a newborn. In the end they were lucky. But not everyone is when it comes to backing up data and systems. (You can see the whole story over at Kottke) (more…)