Learning BackupAssist: Cloud Backup (Azure Example)


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!

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Backing Up To Microsoft Azure Using BackupAssist

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.

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MailStore Cloud Edition – The Email Archiving Solution for Service Providers to Launch in 2013

We’re very pleased indeed to officially announce that 2013 will see the launch of the latest offering in the fantastic MailStore product set, MailStore Cloud Edition. The concept of this product is that service providers will be able to offer their customers, a multi-tennant email archiving service, thereby completing their email service portfolio.

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Updated BackupAssist and Rsync – “How-to” videos

Rsync videosYou may recall towards the tail end of last year I posted about BackupAssist developer Cortex’s excellent series of six Rsync videos.

I know the ability to off-site your data using BackupAssist is a popular feature so I wanted to let you know that Cortex have updated the series in line with the new version 7 release and I’ve also updated my original post.

If you use BackupAssist with Rsync jobs I highly recommend you follow the guide lines in these videos to keep up with best practices.

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Confirming your BackupAssist image backups are Bare Metal Recovery ready

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…

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Troubleshooting VSS issues with BackupAssist – “How-to” videos

Back up your data off-site with RsyncThis is the second series of fantastic of “how-to” videos to be released by developer Cortex, this time aimed at helping users check and resolve common VSS issues.

Whether you’ve already come across something similar or just want to further your technical understanding of the product, we’d highly recommend a watch when you get a moment…

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Off-site backup with BackupAssist and Rsync – “How-to” videos

Back up your data off-site with RsyncOur Aussie friends over at BackupAssist developers Cortex IT have recently released a set of 5 excellent short videos showing how to configure an Rsync server from start to finish.

We also cover this setup procedure in our installation guide here, but if you are planning on setting up your own Rsync server using cwRsync, CopSSH and BackupAssist these are definitely worth a watch.

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