9 Times You Should've Backed Up Your Site (But Didn't)

Posted by Mary McCoy on Sep 1, 2015 6:00:00 AM

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Shoulda, woulda, coulda. 

Do you ever kick yourself when "hindsight is 20/20" situations arise? You should have left the office earlier to beat rush hour or you should have grabbed a muffin with your morning coffee because you have to work through lunch. Sure, these are scenarios that you'd like to avoid, but nonetheless happen, and it's not the end of days.

When it comes to safeguarding data, businesses cannot afford to take the "shoulda, woulda, coulda" approach especially with the many ongoing threats to their data security. As hosting providers, you should recognize the need to offer backup and disaster recovery (BDR). In case you're having a hard time selling these services or aren't sure of the value in it, here are nine common contributors to data loss and downtime that can shut down a business for good. 

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Topics: Backups, data protection, data loss

This Week in Data (August 28, 2015)

Posted by Ben Austin on Aug 28, 2015 5:30:00 AM

 

"This Week in Data" is a weekly infographic that aims to serve as a quick and easy way for our readers to catch up on the latest news about the people and organizations that are shaking up the world of big data, cloud computing, and all things data storage.

This week Dell launched a new line of business that will target pre-hyperscale organizations, Carpathia is sick of hosting all Megaupload's data, and researchers may have found a way utilize biology to improve upon data story technology.

Take a look at the infographic below for all the headlines and click the links at the bottom for more details on each story.

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Topics: cloud, TWID, data center

7 Other Anniversaries in Technology to Celebrate This Month!

Posted by Mary McCoy on Aug 26, 2015 6:00:00 AM


August has been the month of exciting firsts for the R1Soft team. Earlier this month, we celebrated the one year anniversary of our new brand and enhanced backup technology. Just yesterday, we even hosted our first webinar, What Does Your Backup Service Look Like?

With all of these new achievements this month, we thought it would be fun to take a look back on innovative moments throughout history. The following list demonstrates that August is indeed the month for technological progress. Enjoy!

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Topics: Backups, data loss, block-level backup

This Week in Data (August 21, 2015)

Posted by Ben Austin on Aug 21, 2015 9:15:00 AM

 

"This Week in Data" is a weekly infographic that aims to serve as a quick and easy way for our readers to catch up on the latest news about the people and organizations that are shaking up the world of big data, cloud computing, and all things data storage.

This week the U.S. government said "not so fast" to plans for it to relinquish oversight of ICANN, IBM dove deeper into the world of Linux and open source software, and the co-founders of Google may have pushed us all into a post-.com world.

Check out our infographic for all the headlines, click the links below for more details on each story, and don't forget to let us know if there are any compelling stories that we missed out on this week.

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Topics: cloud, TWID, data center

Put the Machines to Work for You - Automate Backups with Our API!

Posted by Mary McCoy on Aug 18, 2015 6:00:00 AM


If you've been following along with our blog, you know that August is the month of the Tuxinator, our fun spin on the Terminator movie franchise that returned to theaters this summer. This week, we're continuing our celebration of the R1Soft one year anniversary and encouraging you to trust in the backup technology behind it.

API automation is a hosting provider's secret weapon - not the kind of weapon that could wipe out the human race - but nonetheless, effective. If you're looking to cut costs and streamline business processes, put the machines to work for you, and look for a server backup solution with a built-in API! 

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Topics: Backups, API, Server Backup Manager

Hard Drives Fail - Here Are 5 Stats that Prove Why You Need Backup!

Posted by Mary McCoy on Aug 13, 2015 6:00:00 AM

"Failure is not an option." - Apollo 13

When the livelihood of your business depends on the profitability of your clients' businesses, you can't afford to leave anything to chance. Sadly, you're gambling with the integrity of their data if you think hard drive storage is sufficient for web hosting. Hard drives fail. It's inevitable. 

Cloud backup provider Backblaze recently compared hard drive failure for the January-June 2015 period against their data for 2014, across various models and sizes. While their research findings help hosting providers determine which hard drives are most likely to endure over time, they also serve to remind us that while choosing the right hardware may lessen the pain, you always need backups in place to prevent data loss. 

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Topics: Backups, Webhosting, hosting industry

The Energizer Penguin - A Year of Progress with New Backup Webinar on the Way!

Posted by Mary McCoy on Aug 11, 2015 6:00:00 AM

Between sponsoring HostingCon Global 2015, celebrating our one-year anniversary, giving our website a makeover, and setting the Tuxinator free so that you could claim your free commemorative T-shirts, it's been a busy couple of weeks for the R1Soft team.

There's more where that came from! With no plans to slow down just yet, we're continuing to equip you with the insight you need by delivering the latest informative and industry-relevant blog posts, as well as a new webinar, What Does Your Backup Service Look Like?

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Topics: Backups, Server Backup Manager

This Week in Data (August 7, 2015)

Posted by Ben Austin on Aug 7, 2015 6:30:00 AM

 

"This Week in Data" is a weekly infographic that aims to serve as a quick and easy way for our readers to catch up on the latest news about the people and organizations that are shaking up the world of big data, cloud computing, and all things data storage.

This week we saw President Obama use his authority to promote the research and development of supercomputers, ICANN investigated a potential breach to its website, and Kim Dotcom has some not-so-nice things to say about a company he founded.

Check out our infographic for all the headlines, click the links below for more details on each story, and don't forget to let us know if there are any compelling stories that we missed out on this week.

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Topics: cloud, TWID, big data, data center

3 Takeaways We Learned at HostingCon Global 2015

Posted by Mary McCoy on Aug 6, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Thanks to all who stopped by our booth and chatted with Brian Winebarger and David Stewart!


It was the march of the penguins last week in San Diego with the R1Soft crew in San Diego, California for HostingCon Global 2015! As a Gold Sponsor of the event, we were all too excited to chat with hosting providers at our booth and soak up key web hosting industry insights during the conference. Thank you to all who stopped by, said hi, and attended Product Director, Ben Thomas's session, What Does Your Backup Service Look Like! We hope you left our presentation with key takeaways for how to grow your business with a premium backup service.

We also popped in and out of sessions, and the following three points resonated with us...

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Topics: hosting industry, HostingCon

Celebrating One Year Anniversary with Newly Enhanced Website and T-Shirt Giveaway!

Posted by Mary McCoy on Aug 4, 2015 10:03:00 AM


NOTE: Due to the incredible response to our Tuxinator T-shirt giveaway, we've closed the contest. Thank you to all who participated and celebrated this exciting milestone with us!

I'll be back (up).

Today, on this the fourth day of August, we're excited to announce the launch of Skynet and more importantly, the launch of the new, more robust R1Soft website. What could possibly go wrong?

Like the T-800, we've improved upon the original. The new website release commemorates the one year anniversary of the rebirthed R1Soft. With last year's acquisition by Continuum and a full year of exciting Server Backup Manager (SBM) updates under our belts, we're here to tell you that the R1Soft brand you know and love is back (up).

Keep reading to learn about new website features and how to get your fins on a sweet Tuxinator T-shirt!

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Topics: Backups, server backup, Server Backup Manager