BackupAssist and SecurityGateway maintenance releases now available

MDaemon maintenance releaseA couple of minor updates for you this morning – there are new versions available of both BackupAssist and SecurityGateway on our site now.

BackupAssist consists of fixes only while the SecurityGateway release sees a new licencing authentication system implemented and the withdrawal of support for Windows XP (versions prior to SP2 ) and Server 2003 (versions prior to SP1).

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Support queries shared: Restore an NTBackup with Windows Server 2008

We’ve had a few customers asking about whether our backup software BackupAssist can be used to restore old backups originally created using NTBackup, to a new 2008 server.

This isn’t such a crazy idea when you consider that at the point that you upgrade to Server 2008 you may well have a large history of old backups from your old 2003 server and still need files from within them on your new server.

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BackupAssist Hyper-V backup product review on SearchServerVirtualisation (TechTarget)

SearchServerVirtualisation screenshotBackupAssist’s Hyper-V product has been featured in a recent review on the virtualisation pages of the TechTarget group Web site.

Acknowledged as one of the smaller players in the Hyper-V backup market, BackupAssist with it’s Hyper-V Granular Restore Console received praise as a product that –

“offers great value for small and medium-sized businesses” 

…and is “a good place to start if you’re an SMB”.

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BackupAssist’s Hyper-V backup Webinar recording now online

Hyper-V Youtube screengrabA little over a month ago, I announced our friends ‘down under’ at BackupAssist developer Cortex IT were hosting a webinar for a limited number of channel partners from around the globe – presented by Jason Schultz, one of the lead programmers.

There were a few of you who were busy with the day jobs and weren’t able to attend so the guys at Cortex have kindly uploaded the recorded version to YouTube, ready for viewing over a cuppa. Perhaps a few cuppas actually – it’s a long one at a just under an hour but it really is worth sitting through if you’ve got any interest in using BackupAssist in a Hyper-V environment.

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