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 🙂
It’s been a couple of months since we announced the launch of BackupAssist v10 and its super efficient new cloud backup engine. The significance of the new engine is that it unlocks the possibility of using public cloud giants AWS and Azure as backup destination options.
While the BackupAssist side of things is typically easy to configure, I’ve had a few requests for help navigating Azure’s configuration options, so in this article, I’ll be walking through the steps as they are today.
We’re thrilled to announce that there’s a new version of BackupAssist available today, and with it, new features for backing up your data to the wonderfully reliable and ultra-secure data centres of cloud hosting juggernauts, Amazon and Microsoft (with more to follow).
While you’ll find enhancements to the base product too, the headliner for version 10 is undoubtedly the all-new backup engine that’s behind the new Cloud Backup features.
Brimming with potential, this new technology offers a simple, secure and efficient way to automate getting your important data off-site.
Don’t feel like reading? Check out my ‘Early Heads Up’ video from last week which also tells you everything you need to know about v10.
I’m pretty sold on the fact that for a small business in particular, a backup product needs to be simple to get going with, low maintenance, and on the rare occasion you need support, that there’s somebody on the end of the phone to help you quickly.
Yes, you guessed it – I, from my completely unbiased position, think BackupAssist is a better product for a small company than BackupExec so I’m offering you another good reason to think about moving across.
Starting today, if you make the switch to BackupAssist from Symantec BackupExec 2010 or later, for a limited time, when you buy the core BackupAssist application with 2 year’s upgrade protection, we’ll give you the second year completely free! .
Upgrade Protection entitles you to all new versions, lets you link your software to the Multisite Manager if you wish, and of course provides our top-notch phone, email and remote support, completely free!
Ready to take a closer look at BackupAssist? Download the free trial
If you’re considering a backup strategy for your business, it won’t be long before you need to start thinking about storage media, and which of the various types is best suited to your needs.
In this post, I attempt to help by doing my best, to sum up the strengths and weaknesses of each as I see them, from my experience of working with customers using BackupAssist for Windows (which we’re distributors of).
I hope this will be of some use to you regardless of the software you’re using, however, this is written with BackupAssist users in mind.
First up….USB drives.
It’s inevitable. At some point, if you’ve got BackupAssist managing a pool of multiple drives or cartridges, the person responsible will forget to change them.
One of the nice things about BackupAssist is that it’ll automatically email the individual and tell them they’re single-handedly responsible for putting the entire company at risk and that they’re basically a bad person.
Well…words to that effect.
This is how you set up a reminder…
Developer Cortex I.T. have just announced the latest point release of BackupAssist, and it’s a version we’re highly recommending you upgrade to.
In addition to the usual minor tweaks and improvements, there are two particularly good reasons we recommend you upgrade…
- FIX: An important fix for Exchange backups – this release fixes a recently discovered issue concerning Exchange backups.
- NEW: Great new restore search feature – a brand new feature to make even lighter work of locating your backed up files and folders.
When vendors announce plans for all singing, all dancing, shiny new reseller incentives, there’s a good chance you’ll be thinking one or both of these things…
- Why bother – one of the big companies will win
- I bet this will be a headache to understand
You’d be right. They are common issues. However, we can assure you that neither apply to this one!
I’m frequently asked by customers to explain exactly what’s happening when BackupAssist performs a ‘System Protection’ job, so I figured a blog post on it was well overdue!
Now bear with me as it may seem a little heavy going if you’re new to the subject, but this stuff really is genuinely useful to get your head around, regardless of the backup software you use.
Exciting stuff this morning – the latest major version of the ever-popular BackupAssist has been made live on our site and there’s lots in it to talk about.
A couple of notes before I go in to the highlights…
- If your current licence is expired, you have until precisely Midnight tonight to take advantage of our renewals promotion!
- Thanks so much to all who participated in the beta test phase – we had a great response and it’s been a huge help in ensuring this release is the best it possibly can be.