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.
You may have picked up from our subtle marketing that something new is on the horizon with the next release of BackupAssist, Version 7.
Now the public Beta is here I’m excited to be able to finally tell you all about the new features, which include a completely reworked interface design.
First off, let me introduce the completely new simplified interface and layout…
In the last couple of weeks I’ve come across a few customers with MailStore installations where they’ve experienced corruption of their archived data due to either a damaged disk, RAID failure or power outage for example.
All of these situations are of course completely outside of MailStore’s control but they’re ones where the only practical recovery method is to rebuild from a previous backed up version of the MailStore data.
Over the past 12 months we’ve been actively involved in passing feature requests back to MailStore on behalf of our customers, and its great to see how many of these have made it to this early preview of version 7.
There are two features that really stand out for me. The first is the new archive store concept, which amongst other things will enable the reorganising of archive folders between users. Second is the speed improvements that have come from multi-threading, and the different back end database store options for Microsoft SQL and PostgreSQL which provide more options to help those larger site installations.
For a full list of the new features Version 7 brings along with a link to the Beta download simply follow this link.