BackupAssist Classic v10

Below is a full listing of all BackupAssist Classic v10 feature releases. To see the maintenance releases, select the BackupAssist or MultiSite Manager link under each section.

To read about the latest BackupAssist Classic release, see BackupAssist Classic v11

BackupAssist Classic 10.5

The latest v10 release is BackupAssist Classic 10.5.6.

Highlights from 10.5

BackupAssist Classic 10.5.6

October 1, 2020

  • Incremental Cloud Backup performance has been improved over the long term.
  • Improved support for recoveries of Cloud Backups from Storage Accounts in Microsoft Azure with minimum TLS version of 1.1 and 1.2, which is the new Microsoft default.

BackupAssist Classic 10.5.5

September 1, 2020

BackupAssist 10.5.5 provides a fix for an issue that caused cloud backups to report a BA5 error (The backup terminated unexpectedly) if the cloud destination becomes unresponsive for more than 30 minutes

BackupAssist Classic 10.5.4

August 5, 2020

BackupAssist 10.5.4 includes fixes for cloud and Hyper-V backups, and improvements to the stability, speed and scalability of Cloud Backup jobs, especially WebDAV.

BackupAssist Classic 10.5.3

May 20, 2020

BackupAssist 10.5.3 introduces our brand new product BackupAssist WFH, and a simple branding update for BackupAssist Classic.

BackupAssist WFH features easy configuration, central monitoring, and affordable per-user pricing, making it easy to back up your employees’ home computers. That’s easy cyber-resilience for your business and your employees!

See for more information on BackupAssist WFH.

BackupAssist Classic 10.5.2r1 released April 3, 2020

This is our latest maintenance release.

To see the details, expand the Show all BackupAssist 10.5 maintenance release notes heading above.

BackupAssist Classic 10.5.0 released October 30, 2019

  • BackupAssist now supports Exchange Server 2019. The Exchange Granular Restore add-on currently supports Exchange 2019 RTM and will be brought into line with the current cumulative update early next year. Exchange 2019 can also now be detected in a guest on the Hyper-V tab, when backing up a Hyper-V Server.
  • BackupAssist now supports SQL 2017. This includes SQL cumulative update 6 and support for the SQL Continuous add-on.
  • Added a new setting to the job creation wizard's Set up Destination screen called Start the first week of backups on this date. This new field allows you to set the date from which the job's backup schedule will start to run.
  • When a backup job runs more than once a day, you can now send a report for each run of the backup instead of sending a collated report at the end of the day. Reports are collated by default, but collation can be disabled by selecting the Change button next to Multiple Time daily, and unticking 'Only send one report per day'.

BackupAssist Classic 10.4

Highlights from 10.4

BackupAssist Classic 10.4.6 released May 23, 2019

In a recent Windows update, a change was made to Windows that resulted in additional false-positive detections in CryptoSafeGuard. This release updates CryptoSafeGuard to stop those false-positive detections.

BackupAssist Classic 10.4.5 released March 21, 2019

  • Windows Server 2019 support. Supported platforms list updated
  • New Limits kept backups retention option for System Protection backups
  • Highly recommended update for fixes on Windows workstation OS

BackupAssist Classic 10.4.4 released February 13, 2019

  • Fixed issues with Windows 10 build 1809 that caused BA2505 errors in System Protection backups

BackupAssist Classic 10.4.0 released May 23, 2018

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance.

BackupAssist Classic release notes 10.3

March 7, 2018

NEW Private Cloud backups

Cloud Backup has a new destination called WebDAV, an extension of the HTTP protocol that allows clients to perform remote Web content authoring operations. WebDAV can be set up on a remote server or device, allowing you to back up to your own private cloud destination. To learn more see, Private Cloud destinations

NEW WebDAV support for cloud vendors

Cloud Backup’s new WebDAV destination means you can now use any cloud provider that supports WebDAV. This greatly increases the cloud services supported by BackupAssist Cloud Backup. To learn more see,Cloud Backup

NEW WebDAV cloud seeding

WebDAV is joined by a new feature – the cloud Seeding Tool. The Seeding Tool copies data to a removable drive in the format required for Cloud Backup. You can then use this drive to seed the destination. To learn more see, Cloud Seeding Tool.

BackupAssist Classic release notes 10.2

October 31, 2017

Manual CryptoSafeGuard scan option

Added a CryptoSafeGuard manual scan feature. This allows you to scan a whole system on demand, and whitelist files before any backup jobs flag them.

Faster CryptoSafeGuard scans

The first time CryptoSafeGuard runs within a backup job, it will scan files modified in the last 3 months (subsequent scans will be fully incremental). This change, along with many other performance improvements in 10.2, will reduce the time it takes for a CryptoSafeGuard scan to run.

CryptoSafeGuard grace period

To prevent jobs from being prematurely blocked by false positives after CryptoSafeGuard scans, each job will now have a grace period. During this period, any detections will display a warning instead of blocking all backup jobs, but SMS notifications will still be sent. After a job has had 3 consecutive safe scans, the grace period will end and any future detections will cause all jobs to become blocked.

Cloud Backup Throttling

Added a new Cloud Backup section to the Settings tab, that contains and option to control the bandwidth used by Cloud Backup. This setting allows you to set the average upload and download speed limit for all Cloud Backup jobs.

BackupAssist Classic release 10.1

September 1, 2017


BackupAssist 10.1 introduces CryptoSafeGuard, a new tool designed to protect your backups from ransomware attack and prevents ransomware-encrypted files from being backed up. CryptoSafeGuard is available for users with valid BackupCare. To learn more, see BackupAssist CryptoSafeGuard

BackupAssist Classic release 10.0

May 16, 2017

Cloud Backup add-on

Cloud Backup is a BackupAssist add-on that allows you to back up data to remote data centers across the internet. BackupAssist Cloud Backup supports Amazon S3 and Microsoft Azure cloud services as backup destinations.

Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V support

BackupAssist 10 adds Nested Virtualization, Shielded VM and CSV support. Nested Virtualization lets you to run a Hyper-V Server on a VM that is itself running on a Hyper-V Server. Shielded VMs allow you to restrict access to VMs so that they cannot be accessed by Hyper-V administrators. CSV Support means Cluster Shared Volumes are fully supported by BackupAssist 10 on Windows Server 2016.

Online documentation portal

BackupAssist 10 introduces a brand new documentation portal that integrates BackupAssist's documentation, resources, knowledge base and in-product help into an HTML 5 website. To learn more, see Using BackupAssist help