Need affordable tape backup software?

You want something that’s lightweight and easy to use, without compromising the advanced archiving capabilities your data retention policy requires.

Well, what you need is BackupAssist.

BackupAssist’s tape backup software add-on offers the performance and reliability your business needs, at a price that’s perfect for SMBs of all shapes and sizes.

What’s more, while BackupAssist can be tailored to satisfy even the most tech-savvy IT Professional, it’s also set-and-forget simple for the average business owner.

BackupAssist’s tape backup software gives you:

A reliable tape drive backup solution that won’t blow your budget.
Straight-forward installation and setup
Support for full, incremental or differential backups to a tape drive
Multi-threaded compression and open zip format for space saving
Powerful, 256-bit AES encryption for the security your business needs
Quick and easy restore capabilities
Tape labeling and intuitive alerts, making it easy to keep track of your schedule
Emailed reports, notifications and instructions

Tape backup software everyone can use

BackupAssist supports standalone tape drives installed on the same machine as BackupAssist.

This popular tape drive implementation is made even easier with BackupAssist’s intuitive UI, and our simple step-by-step job creation wizard.

Instead of a screen full of settings and configurations, you will be guided through each type of setting, such as the backup schedule and the data selection, in the correct order.

A truly affordable tape solution:

While many vendors have dropped tape support, BackupAssist has made a commitment to retaining and maintaining this feature through our Zip- to-Tape add-on. And because we know tapes are still favored by small business, we have priced it at our cheapest Add-on level.

That means you get a dedicated Tape drive Add-on with the support of a cutting edge backup suite. What could be better value than that?

BackupAssist uses a series of steps to create your backup job, such as what data you want to back up and what backup schedule you want to use. For tape drives, the following specialized steps to make your job easy.

Here's what it looks like

File Archiving is a feature rich backup type with full Zip to Tape Add-on support. With data compression and encryption, it’s the perfect match for backing up data to a tape drive.

Zip to Tape Backup

Selecting the tape drive destination is as simple as selecting the icon. Want encryption? Just tick the box.

You destination selections are used to create a single configuration screen. Use the device selection drop down to select the tape drive or if required, have BackupAssist detect it.

Our Prepare media screen will allow you to add a digital label to each tape so that BackupAssist knows what day in the backup schedule the tape should be used on.

Our happy customers include

Here's what they have to say.

  • It's a simple, effective, up to date and powerful backup tool... its user friendly interface and ease of use are its greatest strengths... Great Backup-tool, excellent and quick response from your Company!

    Peter, Mapivalues NL, The Netherlands

  • Simple. Works. Easy to install and use. Thanks for making a product that makes my job EASIER!!!

    Cynthia Calvin, Benchmark Ventures, USA

  • All our clients want is a simple backup strategy that's secure, easy to follow and implement, and BackupAssist provides just that. It's an excellent product, and I do like the emailed logs as it allows me to remotely check progress.

    John Dance, Managing director, Rebooted Pty Ltd, Australia

  • The greatest strength is without doubt the easiness of implementing a working backup schedule. Combined with the email capability it provides everything I need for our business' backups at a very competitive price level!

    Johan Sandqvist, AB Gyllenhammar & Sahlin, Sweden

  • Have used [competitors' products] - too expensive, complicated architecture for majority of servers we use. Advantages of BackupAssist are simplicity. Cost. Ease of use. Easiest I have used so far - [competitors' products] etc. Complete novice could use this software. Full marks for ease of use / clear explanations.

    Kieran Murphy, Powerscreen International Ltd, N. Ireland

  • It's very easy to use. Other solutions were too expensive with almost same capabilities.

    Gerardo Arlotto, Jefe de Sistemas Compania Uruguaya de Cemento Portland, Uruguay

  • We needed a low-cost backup solution for one of our servers... BackupAssist has an advantage over expensive software solutions because it's simple, cost-effective and gets the job done without creating a complicated mess like some of the expensive packages do.

    Jim Ficarra, Cross Current Corporation, USA

  • BackupAssist's greatest strength is its automation. We needed a solution where the person at the remote site has NO admin rights, just needs to change the tape - nothing else!

    Aaron, Direct Wines, UK

  • Found it to be the most cost effective solution to backing up our two Windows servers.

    Bruce Segal, Decarie Motors, Canada

  • We tried lots of software. Among those evaluated were [major competitors' products]. All of the packages except yours operated inconsistently (or not at all), several would not read backup tapes it created an verified, some could not access hardware or access was inconsistent, some caused system lockups or blue screen crashes... all of the above packages ranged in price from $900 USD to > $3,000 USD.

    Mr. Charles D. Amata Jr., CPTechnologies Inc., USA

  • We needed to backup Exchange and SQL Server but didn't want to spend a fortune.

    Gary Baldwin, Davison C E High School, UK

  • I purchased BackupAssist because I was tired of pulling my hair out with [a competitor's] over priced and overly complex software. BackupAssist was the third or fourth demo I downloaded via Google. Ease of use. BackupAssist provided me with all the features I needed with a very easy to use setup/configuration interface. Good job with BackupAssist. Other backup software companies should take follow your lead.

    Jeff Lowe, Network Administrator, Indigenous Gaming Regulators Inc., Canada

  • Another Computer consultant evaluated, purchased and recommended this software. Since then, we are so impressed, that as far as I'm concerned any of our new servers will have a license of BackupAssist to make the media management simple.

    Scott Young, Network Integration Solutions Inc., Canada

  • Thank you for your product; I am very pleased with my decision to purchase this software. Coming from a non-profit background, it was very affordable compared to other products on the market.

    Tricia Sanchez, Westshore Dispute Resolution Center, USA

[Read All]