Our Australian friends over at BackupAssist have been working hard to make sure v9 is the best release yet. They could however, really do with your help in testing the Beta version (released this morning) to make sure it’s as good as it possible can be come the final release.
As the distributor we like to provide as much feedback as we can, but we also rely on the fantastic response we always receive from customers and partners to help make sure we’ve got the broadest testing base.
Please note – As a beta product, we do not recommend using this version of BackupAssist v9 on live or production machines.
If you, or one of your customers, own a copy of BackupAssist with expired upgrade cover (you can check here), for the next four weeks, we’re offering a brilliant opportunity to bring it up to date (which also reinstates the free technical support cover).
Renewing an expired licence would normally be £95.00 + VAT, but up to and including Monday 14th September, it will be available to you at the non-expired rate of £66.00 + VAT.
**Now extended to 30th September 2015**
The reason for this sudden turn of generosity is two-fold…
BackupAssist’s MultiSite Manager (BAMM) is here, and if you’re a registered partner program member, it’s completely free for your own use.
If you manage more than a handful of BackupAssist customers, I hope this will be music to your ears, particularly if you’re spending more time than you’d like checking the many emailed backup reports coming in from your various client sites every day.
Please note: BAMM is the replacement for BackupAssist’s legacy Centralised Monitoring Console (CMC) which is now no longer supported.
I’ll explain the key differences between the two in the moment, but if you’re a reseller currently using the CMC, we highly recommend you migrate and here’s why…
If you’re already backing up your email as part of a standard routine, you could be forgiven for thinking that adding archiving to the mix would needlessly be doubling up.
I should mention at this point, if you’re not doing anything at all, then you really need to be rectifying that situation rather than reading our blog (as nice as it is to have you).
Alt-N Technologies, BackupAssist, MailStore….they were all there. And that’s not all, we were even fortunate enough to bag a couple of inspirational guest
Yes, just in case you’ve missed us shouting about it every five minutes, last month was our “PartnerMeet” event in Canary Wharf. As you’ve probably gathered, we don’t do these that often (as often as we should!) and we were thrilled with the way it went, not least because of the great presentations made by the speakers we’d lined up for the day.
If you weren’t able to make it along then a) forever hold your head in shame and b) do not fear, we planned for this and took the liberty of booking a film crew to capture the lot.
Enjoy footage in glorious HD of each and every presentation on the day….
October, as you’ll probably know, is the unofficial ‘silly season’ for IT gatherings in the UK.
It’s around this time each year, vendors, exhibition companies and industry bodies go all out competing for the attention of the IT support companies and MSP’s they’d like at their events.
Configuring any Web service to work over HTTP using SSL is a good idea.
We certainly recommend it for BackupAssist’s Multi-site Manager (BAMM) and in this post I’ll show you how to create an SSL certificate you can then bind this kind of service to.
Selecting backup software is an important decision. You need to compare your data protection needs against the features provided, and make a careful evaluation of what backup solution provides the best value.
In this post we explore some of the key requirements, and how both Acronis and BackupAssist support them.
Which backup software is best for your business? It’s a question that leads to many more.
What can the software back up? What restore options does it have? Can it perform a system recovery? What is the support like? How much does it cost?
In this post I look at the features required for a comprehensive backup solution, and compare Symantec Backup Exec and BackupAssist’s support for those features.
Are you an IT support company? Currently managing more than two BackupAssist customer installations?
We’d love your help in making this much-requested new feature the best it can possibly can be…