With the right mix of features, clear and predictable recovery procedures, SME friendly pricing and outstanding support, it’s no wonder our Windows Server backup software is trusted by businesses, government departments, education and non-profits around the world. The right recovery equals cyber-resilience.
the right backup
At a glance
What is BackupAssist Classic?
On this page:
- What’s in it for you?
- How is BackupAssist Classic different?
- How it works
- Your path to cyber-resilience
- Automated cloud offsite backups
- Restoring granular items with Exchange Granular Restore
- Hyper-V advanced recovery and granular restore
- SQL continuous backup and point-in-time restore
- Tape archival backups and long term data retention
What's in it for you
1. Achieve outstanding cyber-resilience for your Windows environments
Protect these environments...
...from all major risks
2. Get the right protection for you.
3. Fits within your budget:
4. You can be the hero
without needing to be a genius:
5. Protect yourself against 2020’s threats with CryptoSafeGuard:
6. You know we’ve got your back:
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How is BackupAssist Classic different?
Different organizations are as diverse as different people. Yet all need cyber-resilience.
Every minute of downtime is lost production.
Funded by the public purse, the best protection within limited budget is required.
The security and sovereignty of data is paramount to avoid fines.
As no one is at the booth, the backups need to be fully automated while full DR .
Here are 6 important differentiators that explain how BackupAssist Classic can be the right backup software for you.
Your organization’s needs are different from someone else’s. Just look at the four examples above.
What are your priorities?
- Purely business continuity?
- Offsite record keeping for 7-10 years, for SOX compliance?
- Securing huge data sets to meet GDPR availability?
- Historical versioning of documents?
- Is database protection critical because you have a practice management system to back up, or are emails and files the most important?
- Keeping within a limited budget?
BackupAssist Classic’s core strength is versatility. That means you can find the right backup solution that is customized to you, and fits like a glove.
We achieve this by supporting multiple types of backup (drive imaging, application specific backup and file backups), and a wide variety of backup destinations. Together, with the right tools for restore and recovery, you’re find the right options for your needs.
And as a side note, MSPs also love BackupAssist Classic because it’s the one backup and recovery package that can be used across many different and diverse clients.
This is critical, with privacy leglislation such as GDPR, HIPAA, and data sovereignty laws becoming ever more strict.
Our design means you will always know where your data is and how many copies there are. Most of all, you’re always in control thanks to BackupAssist Classic’s options for on-premise, private cloud and public cloud destinations.
Unlike other vendors, who have been known to transfer their customer’s backup data from one country to another without informing the customer, you’ll never be at risk of a breach of regulation with BackupAssist.
Backups are all about risk mitigation.
Who knows more about risk than Warren Buffett? Even he doesn’t keep all his eggs in one basket. He spreads his investments across 15 to 20 stocks. If one goes bad, his downside is capped.
So why does most backup software only offer you one type of backup (egg), or one destination (basket)? Any single configuration mistake, malfunction, or successful hacking penetration will put that backup at risk. That’s why so many organizations have had to pay ransoms.
Modern cyber-resilience should be built upon multiple layers of backup protection. Multiple eggs in multiple baskets. BackupAssist Classic offers precisely that.
A backup is only good if you can recover from it.
Although blindingly obvious, so many backup products will use their own obscure, proprietary data formats to store your data. That’s an unacceptable business risk to you if your data is in a format that only your backup software can open up.
How are you going to get your data back after 5, 10 or 20 years have passed, if your backup software vendor goes out of business or discontinues their product?
BackupAssist Classic guarantees your data will be accessible well into the future by using ubiquitous or non-proprietary data formats. Wherever possible, we stay with well-known formats such as VHDX, ZIP, PST and SQL, or simply replicating files to the backup target. This gives you options: access your data using BackupAssist’s Restore Console, or native or in-built tools in Windows.
Out of the box, BackupAssist Classic contains everything you need for essential protection and cyber-resilience. That means the average small business can get essential cyber-resilience for just 65 cents per day – and that includes our Windows backup software and backup hardware.
If you need super fast recoveries in a Hyper-V environment, use our Hyper-V Advanced Add-on. Point-in-time recovery for SQL Server, use our SQL Continuous Add-on. For granular item restore in Exchange, use our Exchange Granular Add-on.
You only pay for what you need. That gives you the best cyber-resilience within limited resources.
We understand the problems of bait-and-switch pricing, unannounced price hikes and you’re “locked in” to a SaaS provider.
That’s why we do business differently – and that means you benefit. As a privately owned company, we put our clients first.
Our “we’ve got your back guarantee” gives you a 5-year price freeze guarantee on continuous subscriptions to BackupCare. If you buy BackupAssist Classic today, we automatically lock-in your BackupCare renewals at today’s prices for the next 5 years. No pre-purchase necessary, no fine print.
And if you decide to switch your on-premise server to the cloud and have unused credit, we let you apply any unused credit to our other products.
That’s fair, ethical business. Try us out and discover for yourself.
Discover how it can work for you
Getting the right cyber-resilience solution is easier than you think...
HOW IT WORKS
Step 1 – Start with your cyber-resilience goals
Cyber-resilience goals for: ABC Widget Co.
Review your Cyber-Resilience goals or just ask us a question.
And if you need extra help, we’ll be happy to give you a free, 15 minute phone consultation.
Call a Backup Expert
Because sometimes it’s just easier! Our Client Success Team will be happy to chat.
Ask any questions related to our
ordering, invoicing, licensing, or general customer service.
US business hours: Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. US Eastern Time
Australian business hours: Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Aust. Eastern Time
Step 2 – Match your goals to a backup strategy using BackupAssist Classic
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Step 3 – Configure BackupAssist Accordingly
Backup Home screen
Backup job creation
Backup job management
Hyper-V Server backup
Cloud Backup restore
Hyper-V Granular Restore
Exchange Granular Restore
SQL point-in-time restore
Hyper-V guest recovery
Step 4 – The system just runs
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Step 5 – Restore and Recovery
Want to know all the nuts and bolts about restore and recovery?
Step 6 - Only purchase what you need so it fits your budget.
|Product||Capabilities||Recommended for...||Learn more|
|BackupAssist (core license)||Essential and enhanced cyber-resilience. |
Full backup and recovery for Windows Servers - drive imaging.
|All organizations running Windows Servers.||Backup Capabilities - Deep Dive |
Restore & Recovery - Deep Dive
|Cloud Offsite Add-on||Back up files to the cloud (Azure, S3, private cloud) with |
deduplication, compression & encryption.
|If you need fully automated offsite backups.||Cloud Offsite Add-on|
|Exchange Granular Add-on||Granular restore of Exchange mailboxes, and |
individual emails, contacts, notes, calendar entries.
|If you run an on-premise Exchange Server.||Exchange Granular Add-on|
|Hyper-V Advanced Add-on||Rapid VM Recovery, to spin up a VM within 5 minutes. Granular restore of files within VMs.||If you run a Hyper-V environment.||Hyper-V Advanced Add-on|
|SQL Continuous Add-on||Near-continuous backup and point-in-time recovery for SQL Server.||If you run an on-premise SQL server.||SQL Continuous Add-on|
|Tape Archiving Add-on||File backups to tape drive, for long term data retention and backup archiving.||If you use a standalone tape drive.||Tape Archiving Add-on|
|Multisite Manager||Manage many installations of BackupAssist Classic, across many sites, from a single pane of glass.||If you have 5 or more installations of BackupAssist Classic.||Multisite Manager|
|BackupCare||CryptoSafeGuard ransomware protection. |
Free software upgrades and updates.
Annual tune-up consultations, phone support, and more.
|All users of BackupAssist Classic.||- BackupCare Subscription |
- CryptoSafeGuard ransomware protection
Step 7 - Enjoy after-sales assurance with BackupCare
So you like how BackupAssist works?
Take the next step towards cyber-resilience...
Your path to cyber-resilience
Take the 30-day Trial of BackupAssist Classic for free!
Within 30 days not only will you have successful backups, but you should also have performed several test recoveries.
We’re here to help.
There aren’t many questions we can’t answer!
Frequently Asked Questions
- Microsoft Windows Server 2019 family
- Microsoft Windows Server 2016 family
- Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 family
- Microsoft Windows Server 2012 family
- Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 family ^^
- Microsoft Windows Server 2008 family (64 bit) ^^
- Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2011 (Standard, Essentials & Premium) ^^
- Microsoft Windows Essential Business Server 2011 (Standard & Premium) ^^
- Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2008 (Standard, Essentials & Premium) ^^
- Microsoft Windows Essential Business Server 2008 (Standard & Premium) ^^
- Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 ^^
- Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2008 ^^
^^ BackupAssist support for the Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 families is ending on 1st May 2020. Click here for more details.
- Microsoft Windows 10 (Professional, Enterprise)
- Microsoft Windows 8.1 (Professional, Enterprise)
- Microsoft Windows 8 (Professional, Enterprise)
- Microsoft Windows 7 (Professional, Enterprise & Ultimate)
^^ BackupAssist support for Windows 7 and Windows 8 is ending on 1st May 2020. Click here for more details.
- Microsoft Exchange Server 2019
- Microsoft Exchange Server 2016
- Microsoft Exchange Server 2013
- Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 3
- Microsoft SQL Server 2017
- Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Service Pack 2
- Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Service Pack 3
- Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 4
* All Microsoft VSS-aware Applications supported (eg. files stored in Microsoft SharePoint)
- Microsoft Hyper-V 2019
- Microsoft Hyper-V 2016
- Microsoft Hyper-V 2012
- Microsoft Hyper-V 2012 R2
- Microsoft Hyper-V 2008 ^^
- Microsoft Hyper-V 2008 R2 ^^
^^ BackupAssist support for the Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 families, including the hypervisor in those OS, is ending on 1st May 2020. Click here for more details.