BackupAssist 10

Below is a full listing of all BackupAssist 10 feature releases. To see the maintenance releases, select the BackupAssist or MultiSite Manager link under each section.

BackupAssist release notes 10.4

May 23, 2018

NEW General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance

Cortex IT has completed a review of our data security and updated our company processes to align with GDPR.

BackupAssist 10.4 includes software updates to comply with GDPR, as follows:

  • Added an explicit opt-in for diagnostic submissions when contacting support. This means the Submit Diagnostics option in a support request is not ticked by default, but it is still recommended.
  • Restores from a password protected backup will prompt for a password before displaying the backup’s contents.
  • Improved the general security around password storage.
  • BackupAssist will no longer require a recovery USB key to be attached when using a BitLocker backup destination. Jobs made with earlier versions will need to be edited and the BitLocker password re-entered with the USB key attached.
  • Back end changes have been made to data collection to ensure anonymity unless it's related to licensing.

To learn about GDPR, see https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/law-topic/data-protection_en

BackupAssist release notes 10.3

March 7, 2018

NEW Private Cloud backups

Cloud Backup has a new destination called WebDAV, an extension of the HTTP protocol that allows clients to perform remote Web content authoring operations. WebDAV can be set up on a remote server or device, allowing you to back up to your own private cloud destination. To learn more see, Private Cloud destinations

NEW WebDAV support for cloud vendors

Cloud Backup’s new WebDAV destination means you can now use any cloud provider that supports WebDAV. This greatly increases the cloud services supported by BackupAssist Cloud Backup. To learn more see,Cloud Backup

NEW WebDAV cloud seeding

WebDAV is joined by a new feature – the cloud Seeding Tool. The Seeding Tool copies data to a removable drive in the format required for Cloud Backup. You can then use this drive to seed the destination. To learn more see, Cloud Seeding Tool.

BackupAssist release notes 10.2

October 31, 2017

Manual CryptoSafeGuard scan option

Added a CryptoSafeGuard manual scan feature. This allows you to scan a whole system on demand, and whitelist files before any backup jobs flag them.

Faster CryptoSafeGuard scans

The first time CryptoSafeGuard runs within a backup job, it will scan files modified in the last 3 months (subsequent scans will be fully incremental). This change, along with many other performance improvements in 10.2, will reduce the time it takes for a CryptoSafeGuard scan to run.

CryptoSafeGuard grace period

To prevent jobs from being prematurely blocked by false positives after CryptoSafeGuard scans, each job will now have a grace period. During this period, any detections will display a warning instead of blocking all backup jobs, but SMS notifications will still be sent. After a job has had 3 consecutive safe scans, the grace period will end and any future detections will cause all jobs to become blocked.

Cloud Backup Throttling

Added a new Cloud Backup section to the Settings tab, that contains and option to control the bandwidth used by Cloud Backup. This setting allows you to set the average upload and download speed limit for all Cloud Backup jobs.

BackupAssist release 10.1

September 1, 2017

CryptoSafeGuard

BackupAssist 10.1 introduces CryptoSafeGuard, a new tool designed to protect your backups from ransomware attack and prevents ransomware-encrypted files from being backed up. CryptoSafeGuard is available for users with valid BackupCare. To learn more, see BackupAssist CryptoSafeGuard

BackupAssist release 10.0

May 16, 2017

Cloud Backup add-on

Cloud Backup is a BackupAssist add-on that allows you to back up data to remote data centers across the internet. BackupAssist Cloud Backup supports Amazon S3 and Microsoft Azure cloud services as backup destinations.

Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V support

BackupAssist 10 adds Nested Virtualization, Shielded VM and CSV support. Nested Virtualization lets you to run a Hyper-V Server on a VM that is itself running on a Hyper-V Server. Shielded VMs allow you to restrict access to VMs so that they cannot be accessed by Hyper-V administrators. CSV Support means Cluster Shared Volumes are fully supported by BackupAssist 10 on Windows Server 2016.

Online documentation portal

BackupAssist 10 introduces a brand new documentation portal that integrates BackupAssist's documentation, resources, knowledge base and in-product help into an HTML 5 website. To learn more, see Using BackupAssist help