Using cloud service providers to replace on-premise servers isn't a new thing. In recent years the big players, Microsoft, Google and Amazon have grown their services to the point that they...
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?
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!
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_puqPfnSGPU?controls=0&showinfo=0&w=560&h=315]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!
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hj0OJOplnso?controls=0&showinfo=0&w=560&h=315]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.