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BackupAssist is a backup and disaster recovery software for Windows environments. It offers automated backup schedules, system state backups, and granular file level restores. BackupAssist uses imaging and file-based backup methods, supports incremental backups to save storage space, and offers encryption to secure data. The software can back up physical servers as well as virtual machines running on Hyper-V or VMware. In addition to the core backup functionality, BackupAssist includes features like Exchange Server mailbox protection and SQL Server database protection through add-ons.