Surprise-free setup and clean interface
The installation process is a piece of cake, as it does not offer to download any third-party products and it only lasts a few seconds. Once you complete it, you are brought to a minimal and well-organized interface, as it consists of a menu bar, a navigation panel, a few buttons and a pane in which to display details and information.
Extensive Help contents are provided and, as a result all types of users can find their way around it, regardless of their previous experience with the IT world.
Methods of creating backups
There are several types of backup jobs you can choose from, such as drive imaging, data replication, ZIP 64-bit compression and SQL or e-mail backup. Regardless of the one you choose, you are required to go through an installation wizard which enables you to set up details such as source directory, destination location, schedule on which to repeat the operation, name and short description.
Create reports, recover and restore your data
It is possible to monitor the backup process, as well as create reports along with the number or errors, data usage information, start and end time, job name, label and computer. Event logs can be displayed in the main window, along with error level, date, event and category.
In addition to that you can create a bootable media that can be used in order to perform system recoveries, while you can also restore all the data present in a previously created backup.
To sum up, BackupAssist is a pretty useful piece of software when it comes to protecting your system from sudden data loss by enabling you to back up, restore and recover your files. The response time is good, yet the CPU and memory usage tends to be a bit high at certain occasions. The interface is accessible to all user categories and we did not register any errors or bugs.
BackupAssist is a simple, affordable and useful backup utility that allows you to backup all your files and applications.
BackupAssist makes business data protection painless and automatic in 5 ways: it schedules your backups (full, incremental or differential), implements media rotation, notifies you of backup results through email, sends you reminders to load / change media, and makes it easy to perform advanced tasks like custom scripting.
You can backup your files, Windows Servers, Exchange Servers and SQL Servers to a variety of different media including Tape, REV, Disk, NAS, DVD and other devices.
BackupAssist provides business-class data protection and is a true alternative to products costing many times more.
- Central Administration so you can run, manage and monitor multiple installations
- Cloud ready internet backups using Rsync or FTP
- Schedule and Automate your backups so your systems, data and applications are secure
- Rapidly retrieve your data from your backup
- Remote administration and monitoring made easy