Linus Chang CEO of BackupAssist recently posted a great blog post article on ‘Backups and preparing for a COVID-19 Lockdown’. In this, he highlights three key problems that Backup Administrators face when considering their backup policies.
BackupAssist 10.5.2 is now live.
This is a maintenance release for BackupAssist.
So you are using MailStore to archive all your company email, and to manage mailbox sizes you have chosen to delete all email from users mailboxes older than 1 year. Its all working great, but then you receive a support call from one of your customers who is having issues reading an email that is only in their archive. All they get is a content unavailable error when they select the message in the archive?
BackupAssist now supports Exchange Server 2019 when using the Exchange Granular Restore add-on to drill down into backups of exchange mailbox data, at this release Exchange 2019 RTM will be supported and will be brought into line with the current cumulative update early next year.
If you are looking for an efficient way to backup files, folders or application data to remote locations the BackupAssist Cloud Backup Engine is the ideal solution. Destination choices include the ability to use any WebDAV capable device, whether that is an on line hosting service, a WebDAV server or most commonly an offsite hosted NAS device.
Utilising the cloud to store backups is a great way to add a secure offsite location to your backup strategy.
Since the introduction of GDPR and related regulations an increasing number of BackupAssist customers are looking to tighten up security on their backups especially backups using the File Archiving engine by enabling encrypted zip backups.
To help meet these requirements the BackupAssist developers have increased the privacy of encrypted File Archiving backups in BackupAssist 10.4.
Managing your overheads.
It’s just one of the endless art forms you need to master when you take the decision to become the owner of a small business.
In an ideal world, your IT expenses at least, would all be handled by a wonderfully competent outsourced IT support firm. Failing that, a trusted team of dedicated IT staff.
In my experience of the size of companies we tend to work with, it’s quite possible you’re not in possession of either of those things, and that can bump IT-related decisions down the priority order occasionally.
On-site or off-site backup.
Which is right for your business?
When you’re thinking about the backup approach that best fits your small business, committing solely to one option is unlikely to be the silver bullet you might like.
However, your choices may not be quite as binary as you could be led to believe either.
What if there was a way to keep a local backup for really quick recovery of files, applications, and servers, that also combined the security and reliability of a cloud giant like Amazon?
Enter BackupAssist and the Cloud Backup Add-on!
In case you missed the announcement, BackupAssist recently added WebDAV to the suite of backup job types the software is able to support. Intended for those who wish to back up their data to an off-site destination, the protocol enables admins to create encrypted, incremental backups to either a third party hosting company, another Windows server or a NAS device.
The latter is a popular choice, particularly for the smaller business. They’re a good option because once the hardware’s paid for, there’s no monthly recurring charge as you’d tend to expect from a cloud storage provider. Also, the portability of the small units means they can be ‘seeded’ to locally and then moved. In most cases, you have physical access too, which means you’re not relying on an Internet connection for your data in disaster recovery scenarios
In this post, I focus on the steps for configuring one of the more common NAS devices I come into contact with, the Synology. The requirements will be the same for other brands, however, the exact steps and screenshots will of course differ. Continue reading