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KishanRamiah
Real User
Managing Director at KRsolns LTD
Nov 17 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable aspect of the solution is that I can use several tapes. I can do backups on several drives. I can configure it to various drives on different days and I get alerts telling me when… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Now that we are using the solution, we get notified online when our backups are done. I don't have to go to the server itself to see if the back up has been completed. It relieves us of the tedious… more»

What needs improvement?

The solution should do better marketing for the product. I only heard of it because a colleague at another company told me about it. The solution needs a dashboard or some form of central control from… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

There's a yearly licensing cost. The costs might be around $2000 USD annually.

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… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We didn't really evaluate other options. I was already using Windows Backup Exec and was having problems with it. Veeam was quite expensive. The solution was recommended by someone that was already… more»
RichardMukarakate
Real User
Director at Gemini Systems
Nov 22 2019

What is most valuable?

I find BackupAssist very convenient to work on and I really like its user interface. I have found that the backups are usually very successful. Whenever they are not, it will give you a link to a knowledgebase so that you can try to… more»

What needs improvement?

One issue I had with this program, was that I couldn't get it to back up my Linux virtual machines. So I had to exclude them from that backup. The reason for this was because the Linux virtual machine was a semantic messaging gate.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The product pricing here in Zimbabwe is good, I cannot complain. That is if you're just using it as a standalone, without integrating it to anything. But I am quite happy with the results that I'm getting. I'm actually trying to get the new… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I chose BackupAssist due to its price.

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… more»
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RichardMukarakate
Real User
Director at Gemini Systems
Feb 05 2019

What do you think of BackupAssist?

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.

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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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