Simple and easy to use, low cost and feature rich
Simple and easy to use, low cost and feature rich, BackupAssist is designed specifically to address the needs of small and medium sized businesses. BackupAssist guides you through setting up multiple scheduled backup jobs to build a comprehensive layered backup strategy for your business in minutes.
With a clear and easy to use interface and setup wizards, backup jobs take only minutes to configure allowing you to backup everything from specific files to complete servers. Choose from one of the many pre-configured media rotation strategies to help manage your pool of backup devices and destination folders, and use the built in media labelling and preparation to keep track of and send alerts when backup devices need to be changed.
BackupAssist also provides easy to read reports via email making it easy to monitor the status of your backups and backup media.
Multi Layered Backups
Having a single backup of all the data on the sever is not always the best solution - it's great if you need to recover from a disaster but not ideal if you just need to replace an accidentally deleted email or file. For this reason BackupAssist provides multiple job types that can overlap to provide many layers of protection. An additional benefit of layering backups is that you are no longer reliant on just one backup type. Should you have a complete disaster where you lose both the server and the last local backup, it's a definite benefit to have a second off site backup to fall back on.
Protection options include...
- Disk imaging with super fast differential updates
- Files and Folders archive backup with large history
- Application specific backups for VSS aware applications (Exchange, SQL, Sharepoint)
- System State and Active directory backup to help role back a server OS to a previous stable version
- Automatic off site data replication and archiving
Wide support of different hardware and destinations
Choose from a wide range of destinations. Whether you use low cost USB removable drives or dedicated NAS devices there are many options to make use of the backup media you have. BackupAssist takes the hard work out of managing a pool of removable devices and fully automates the task - simply tell BackupAssist how many devices you have in a pool and it will organise and label them for you. By keeping track of drives and tapes it is no longer an issue if the wrong media has been left in as the job will warn you but continue to run if required.
- Removable USB drives
- Tape drives
- iSCSI targets
- Local directories
- Windows shares
- REV drives
- Rdx drives
- Blu-Ray, CD, DVD
- FTP server
Centrally manage and monitor other BackupAssist installations on your local area network (LAN) from another BackupAssist installation on the LAN allowing you to:-
- Securely run and monitor all of your BackupAssist installations from one web console
- Manage backup jobs on selected machines
- Initiate a remote session to any BackupAssist installation on your LAN using your local BackupAssist client
- View all of your backup reports from a single web console
- View the licensing status of all of your BackupAssist installations from the screen
'Cloud ready' Internet backups using Rsync
BackupAssist makes it easy to achieve fully automated, VSS aware and bandwidth efficient off-site backups using the popular Rsync protocol - available as an add-on for BackupAssist or as a standalone product.
Send your sensitive data to your own remote windows server, NAS or hosted Rsync cloud storage securely and automatically. Rsync works at a file block level and only the data within the files that has changed needs to be sent over the WAN connection making it ideally suited to low bandwidth Internet connections.
Brick level backups of Exchange mailboxes
For additional protection for local and remote installations of Microsoft Exchange servers, BackupAssist provides the Exchange Mailbox add-on. An Exchange mailbox job is used to create a secondary archive of Exchange mailbox data stored in a selection of PST files. Simply choose which users' mailboxes and public folders to backup and whether to split the PST file every yearly, quarter or month and BackupAssist will keep this archive updated with users' mailbox data on a daily basis. Should a user accidentally delete an item, or if you lose an entire mailbox the quick and simple restore procedure will guide you through rebuilding the users mailbox as required down to choosing specific messages and which mailbox and exchange server to restore them to.
Near continuous backup of SQL databases
For constantly changing Microsoft SQL databases, relying on a single daily backup of the data is not necessarily the ideal option. For these scenarios the BackupAssist SQL add-on can be used to provide not only a secondary daily full backup of the database but also a near continuous backup of the transaction logs which, if required, can be used to restore a database back to a specific point in time.
Multiple 'SQL' jobs can be created to backup an unlimited number of databases from any number of SQL servers on the network from a single installation of BackupAssist.
Hyper-V Granular Restore Console
This add-on provides simple and flexible backup of Hyper-V servers. Create an image of your entire Hyper-V host machine with a single pass backup job. Using the Granular restore console this single image backup can be used for disaster recovery, restoring a specific virtual machine or to drill down into the backup and restore specific files and folders from within Virtual Machine file systems. By utilising the imaging engine Hyper-V servers can benefit from multiple daily snapshot backups with differential imaging support on local and iSCSI destinations to provide a highly granular backup strategy.
Bare Metal Disaster Recovery with RecoverAssist
RecoverAssist is a superior replacement for the Windows Recovery Environment. Easily create your own custom recovery media on CD/DVD or USB pen drive with a simple to use wizard that lets you include your own device drivers from DriverPacks.net or manufacturer discs. Recover to dissimilar hardware from images located on HDD, Network Shares and RDX drives as well as from iSCSI targets or VHD containers. Recover assist also helps you avoid many Microsoft Blue Screen Of Death problems by providing a useful set of diagnostic tools to help adjust the appropriate settings within a windows installation that is refusing to boot.
Centralised Monitoring Console *
Monitor multiple jobs and client installations from within one central Web based hosted portal. Login over the Internet from any location to view a consolidated view of the status of all jobs across your clients' sites or be sent a single daily email report that covers all of your BackupAssist installations. These reports can help highlight potential issues and provide you with the ability to drill down to more specific detail. Custom branded PDF reports are also available to provide a value added service for your clients. The CMC is a great way to save time while providing a more comprehensive backup service for your customers.
* Please note that the Centralised Monitoring Console (CMC) is only available to resellers with more than five active (ie. with upgrade cover) BackupAssist keys.
You can install the free fully functional 30-day trial version of BackupAssist Server in just a few minutes on any Windows (or virtual) PC and immediately begin setting up your backups.
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