|Published:||Dec 4, 2006|
|Author:||Michael E, Callahan|
BackupAssist by Cortex I.T.
by Michael E. Callahan aka Dr. File Finder
Part of the editorial series on backup software
BackupAssist is a powerful and flexible backup solution that willbe of particular interest to small businesses. It works extremely wellin a network environment. In working with the program for over a monthI found it to be very easy-to-use with an interface that's quiteintuitive.
BackupAssist can be used to backup Windows workstations andservers. Testing it here I had it backing up three (3) computers ondifferent schedules and it performed very well. Creating a backupjob is a simple procedure that even a computer novice could performeasily. While BackupAssist is particularly helpful if you backupto tapes, it works just as well with external hard drives, networkdrives, CD, DVD, and the like.
One really excellent feature in BackupAssist is emails.That's right, it can send you reminder emails that will remindyou to change tapes, put a tape in, and so on. It will also send anemail giving you the status of a backup that's been performed. If thebackup was totally successful the email tells you. At the same time ifthere were errors or problems the email will reflect that as well.Slick!
What I liked about this feature was that it could keep me updated on mybackups no matter where I was. I didn't even have to look at theprogram, but instead just checked my email. I even got the emails on mysmartphone on weekends, letting me know that all was well.
I also liked the fact that I could easily schedule different machines tobackup at different times. The program comes with tried and testedbackup schemes or your can create your own. Another excellent feature isthe ability to backup open files. This means that everyfile on your system gets backed up. Very well done.
BackupAssist can perform full, incremental, and differentialbackups. You can use compression as well as verification. The programcan also map your network drives which makes it easy to backup all thecomputers on your network. BackupAssist is powerful, yet alsoeasy-to-use. So, if you have a small to moderate sized business, or youjust want to backup all of the computers in your home network, this is aproduct you need to consider. I like BackupAssist so well I'm making itone of my Dr. File Finder Favorites andthose are few and far between. Check it out for yourself.
Michael E. Callahan, known around the world by the trademarked name Dr. File Finder, is regarded as the world's leading expert on shareware. Dr. File Finder works with software programs and developers full-time, and in the average year he evaluates 10,000 programs. Since 1982 he has evaluated over 250,000 software and hardware products. Mr. Callahan began evaluating software online in 1982 and no one has been at it longer. He currently works doing online PR and marketing for software companies, and is the Senior Content Producer for Butterscotch.Com.
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