BackupAssist Overview

BackupAssist is the #39 ranked solution in our list of best Backup and Recovery Software. It is most often compared to Veeam Backup & Replication: BackupAssist vs Veeam Backup & Replication

What is BackupAssist?
BackupAssist is a backup app for physical and virtual Windows servers. It supports on-site and cloud backup, and allows users to restore anything from a few files to an entire server.
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BackupAssist Customers
Monash University, NASA, NYU, Pfizer, RAF Association, Rockwell Colins, University of Arizona, US Department of State, Volvo
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Pricing Advice

What users are saying about BackupAssist pricing:
  • "There's a yearly licensing cost. The costs might be around $2000 USD annually."
  • "The product pricing here in Zimbabwe is good, I cannot complain."

BackupAssist Reviews

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KishanRamiah
Managing Director at KRsolns LTD
Real User
Top 10
Nov 17, 2019
Straightforward and easy to set up with capability to configure notifications

What is our primary use case?

We primarily use the solution as an active directory and concurrently as a file server.

Pros and Cons

  • "We can configure the notifications themselves so that the right people get the notifications. This is very helpful. It allows key stakeholders to know if backups have happened and to remind each other to check the backups if something is not right."
  • "The solution needs a dashboard or some form of central control from which you can manage all backups."

What other advice do I have?

We use the on-premises deployment model. We use BackupAssist as an add-on to the Windows Server Backup. This solution is sort-of a middle-range software between Veeam and VMware Backup Hypervisor. My system is fairly small. I may not be using all of the features of the solution because my needs are small and limited. Currently, I'm implementing a system with two servers and clusters with 13 VMs across the two servers. It's a very good solution for smaller organizations. I'm unsure as to how it would work for larger more complex companies. I'd rate the solution eight out of ten. It's a really…
RichardMukarakate
Director at Gemini Systems
Real User
Top 5
Nov 22, 2019
The backups are very good and I am impressed by the user interface

What is our primary use case?

I use BackupAssist to back up my Hyper-V host and the virtual machines.

Pros and Cons

  • "I have found that the backups are usually very successful."
  • "In the future I would like to see more support for Linux."

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution to other people. If you have a simple Windows environment, BackupAssist is the way to go. It's simple, it works if your hardware is good quality. If it doesn't go down a lot, you won't ever have to worry about it. In the future I would like to see more support for Linux. We have some virtual machines that don't deploy because we won't be able to back them up consistently. On a scale from one to ten, I would rate the solution a nine. I am very satisfied with the product.
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RichardMukarakate
Director at Gemini Systems
Real User
Top 5
Feb 5, 2019
The system runs easily on both GUI and console hypervisors

What is our primary use case?

Backing up of Hyper-V hosts to an iSCSI device with data of about 6 TB Three hosts with about 12 virtual machines.

How has it helped my organization?

We managed to have good backups which were easy to recover.  Easy backup of MS Exchange and SQL databases.

What is most valuable?

Exchange backup and SQL backup The system runs easily on both GUI and console hypervisors. Can back up to different media/shares. Backing up to hardware works great.

What needs improvement?

Has a few problems working with snapshots Time-outs and failed backups Has problems connecting to iSCSI when doing a restore from within a new installation of Windows.

For how long have I used the solution?

Three to five years.