Learning BackupAssist: Cloud Backup (Azure Example)


In addition to supporting local destination media such as USB hard drives, network shares and RDX, BackupAssist also provides a way to back up important files and folders to a public cloud provider such as Amazon or Microsoft.

Designed to be an additional layer of protection to your local backup routine, the Cloud Backup Add-on is ideal for disaster recovery scenarios and popular with Hyper-V users who want an off-site location for Guest VM’s.

In the second instalment of a new series where we focus on specific features, Neil walks you through setting up a job using the Cloud Backup Add-on, showing both the steps required in BackupAssist and what’s needed in Azure.

Over to you Neil!

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Learning BackupAssist: System Protection Jobs (Bare metal/Imaging)


System Protection is ‘BackupAssist speak’ for what you’ll probably know as a bare metal backup or image of your server. It’s also the backup type of choice for the vast majority of our customers.

It’s a popular option because it’s a safe one. It guarantees your entire system is backed up in one hit with nothing left behind, but also still provides you with the ability to restore granular data should you wish, such as files, folders or mailbox items.

In the first of a new series of videos designed to help new users get started, and existing ones brush up their knowledge, Neil gets behind the camera to walk you through the process of creating a job, explaining both the benefits and limitations as he goes.

Over to you Neil!

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MDaemon v17.5: Security Focus – Country Filters, Improved Dynamic Screening and More…

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MDaemon remains the leading alternative to Microsoft Exchange and Office 365, providing companies who need the security and control of their own mail server with easy to use features at a highly competitive price.

25 years on from MDaemon’s launch, we see Texas-based developer Alt-N Technologies add yet more features to boost security and an update for Outlook Connector.

Here are my highlights – don’t forget, you can find the full exhaustive list of goodies in the MDaemon Release Notes.

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6 Reasons to Archive Office 365 Email Using MailStore Server


Office 365 does offer users some archiving features, but to get anything more than very basic storage you need to either pay for a Premium add-on or go for one of the more expensive Enterprise plans.

Getting your head around what each of the Office 365 plans can offer you in the way of archiving can be a challenge in itself, but as a high-level overview, there are basically three camps…

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NEW: CryptoSafeGuard – Free Ransomware Protection for BackupAssist

Many ransomware strains such as WannaCry, already have the ability to remove both system restore points and your Windows backups altogether.

Rather worryingly, experts also suggest that ransomware is expected to increasingly target backup files in the future

With that in mind, we’re particularly excited to see BackupAssist v10.1.0 go live today, as it includes CryptoSafeGuard, a free feature designed to tackle these problems head on.

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CryptoSafeGuard: One-off Developer Led Webinar – Wednesday August 9th 2017

In case you missed my early heads up, the public release of CryptSafeGuard for BackupAssist is now but a few weeks away. It’s an anti-ransomware feature, it’s ever so timely and best of all, it’s free (provided you have valid upgrade cover of course!).

The senior development team over at BackupAssist are excited to let you know just how great it is, and with that in mind, are running a free one-off webinar for resellers on Wednesday 9th August @ 9.30am.  

If you can spare the time I highly recommend you attend as it’s a terrific opportunity to learn about a feature that could really help your customers (and you!) out of a tight spot should the unthinkable happen and their files become encrypted.

Not only that but it’s a rare chance to provide your thoughts and suggestions directly to the people who write the software.

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10 Ways MailStore Server Can Help With GDPR Compliance

With 205 million messages being sent every day, email still remains one of the most popular ways to communicate, which means the mailboxes of many businesses today contain all manner of information concerning both customers and staff.

Whether it’s bank details, employment contracts, IP addresses or altogether more sensitive information, the introduction of the Global Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May next year will force companies to take the responsibility of managing this data seriously.

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Coming Soon: CryptoSafeGuard Ransomware Protection for BackupAssist

When the Australian development team at BackupAssist let me know there would be an anti-ransomware feature available so soon after the recent high profile cryptolocker attacks, I have to admit, the timing seemed almost a little too convenient.

Until any concrete evidence comes to light, we’ll work on the basis they just know the market, but my investigations will continue nonetheless 🙂

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Live Webinars for MailStore Service Provider Edition

Following on from the recent announcement concerning the reduced entry requirements for becoming a MailStore Service Provider, our colleagues over at the German developer have released a number of webinar dates over the coming weeks.

These sessions are a fantastic opportunity to hear directly from the developer and to raise any questions you might have following the short presentation/ walkthrough.

If you’re thinking about building your own archiving as-a-service platform and becoming a MailStore service provider, this is the perfect way to find out more without any pressure or obligation to take it further.

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MailStore Service Provider Edition (SPE) – New Simplified Pricing Model

Almost exactly three years after its release and with 320 service providers under their belts, MailStore today introduce a new and simplified price model for the Service Provider Edition of their popular email archiving software for Office365, Exchange, MDaemon and other mail platforms.

The changes will be welcome news if you’re an IT support company wanting to ‘dip your toes’ in the services market without a large upfront commitment. Plus existing customers should be pleased to see improved margins as a result of lower ongoing costs too.

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