"Simplify it" was the brief the BackupAssist team were given to work with for version 7 and those of you who've been following our preview posts will already know that's exactly what they've managed to achieve. I'm pleased to be letting you know the latest major release of the fantastic BackupAssist software is now available for download from our site. Download BackupAssist v.7.0 here. "What's new in version 7?" video here.

MailStore 8 box shotThe latest major new release of MailStore is now live and available for download from our Web site. Version 8.0 brings a selection of updates and fixes along with new support for Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 and Microsoft Outlook 2013 (including Click-to-Run for Office 365). For those of you running Outlook 2010 64-bit there is also a 64-bit version of the MailStore client available.

Back up your data off-site with RsyncIn this new stand-alone BackupAssist "how-to" video released by developer Cortex, we see how you can check if the Image backup you have taken has everything needed to perform a full Bare Metal recovery.
As with all backups it is imperative that you verify the backups to be sure they contain what you expect so we'd highly recommend you take a look at this video when you get a moment...

We're aware that many of you are patiently awaiting the release of BackupAssist v7.0, so you'll be pleased to know we have a date! Yes, we expect the latest iteration...

If you've used Achab's Archive Server (ASM) software in the past and upgraded to MailStore, it's highly likely you'll be wanting to bring across that historic archived data to the new platform. There are two ways you can go about importing an external ASM archive to MailStore - either directly as files, or, via your MDaemon email server. One of the limitations of importing directly into MailStore is that mail can't be sorted on a per-user basis and instead the archive will have to reside under a single MailStore user account which you delegate access to via MailStore's permissions system. It's for this reason that we tend to recommend the second option and utilise the MDaemon server as an intermediary for MailStore to collect the old archive data from.