Site-to-Site: Disaster Recovery for your Backups

Posted by Ben M. Thomas on Apr 28, 2015 9:00:00 AM


We all know how effective R1Soft’s Server Backup Manager is at protecting your server infrastructure. We hear stories on a weekly basis about how having a reliable backup has saved someone from truly dire circumstances. But have you given much thought about the backup of your backups? 

Over the years, our users have tried numerous approaches to protecting their backup systems. Up until recently, many of those approaches could only be recommended as a solution to the worst possible scenario.

Some of you forged ahead into uncharted territory and tried to use our product to protect the backup server along with other servers. We tried to help by defining best practices for “multi-point replication.” Truth be known, the solutions generally left a lot to be desired, but they would work in a pinch.

A New Hope

Today, we have a better solution. It’s one that we can firmly stand behind because it finally marries our advanced backup technology to the backup system itself. We’re calling it “Site-to-Site Replication,” and it’s as simple as it sounds.

Server Backup Manager 5.10 introduces Site-to-Site Replication, which will allow users to configure replication of SBM data to another SBM server regardless of its physical location.

You now have access to a fully-tested and supported backup solution for your backup infrastructure that works just like you would expect. And even more incredibly, we’re delivering this additional functionality at no additional cost to you. It’s fully baked in to our product. 

How it Works

With Site-to-Site Replication, you associate the SBM server with one or more SBM servers. Then at the Volume storage level, you can specify Remote Replication. With your next recovery point execution you’ll soon see the Disk Safe data transferred to the target server.

One of the coolest features of our Site-to-Site Replication is the ability to use the replicated Disk Safes to directly restore the protected servers. So if your primary SBM server is offline, a backup restoration is still just a few clicks away.

More to Come

This isn't just a one-time value add that we're throwing your way. Site-to-Site Replication is just the beginning of a full-featured Disaster Recovery system for your backup infrastructure.

We are already planning the next features to compliment Site-to-Site Replication and make it a complete DR solution, and we're excited to roll them out to you in upcoming releases.

Don’t be shy about letting us know what you’d like to see or how you plan to use Site-to-Site Replication. We can only build the product that works best for you if we hear from you.


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