How Can I Trust that My Backed Up Data is Secure?

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

Reliable data is mission-critical, for your web hosting business and for each of your customers. If you can’t trust your backups, your entire business could be at risk. But the relationship between backups and data integrity is often misunderstood, according to Ben Thomas, R1Soft’s Product Director. Backing up does not automatically ensure data integrity, he says. “It’s as simple as that.”

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Topics: Backups, data protection, Disk Safe, block-level backup, Server Backup Manager

Backup Without Borders

Posted by R1Soft on May 31, 2013 9:00:00 AM

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Much like the world in the novel and film 1984, there was a time when computing was neatly broken into three distinct monolithic empires— Microsoft, Apple and Linux. Yes, there were distinctions among different flavors of Linux, and even some old Unix variants. There were different versions of Windows to contend with. But between the three there was not much interaction. What worked in one empire, usually did not work in the others. Backup solutions reflected this reality.

Beyond breaking into distinct OS camps, the backup market was even more fragmented. There were backup solutions for databases, backup solutions for applications, backup for just data, configuration backup and on and on. How many different backup solutions could you manage? How many did you want to manage? Let’s not, for now, even discuss the cost of all of these backup solutions.

The good news is that much like that iconic hammer in Apple’s 1984 commercial, R1Soft's server backup solutions have smashed through these monoliths, breaking down the borders and bringing freedom to backup solutions.

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Topics: Continuous Data Protection, windows, Backups, data protection, virtual backup, linux, disaster recovery, virtualization, recovery point, Disk Safe, server backup, restore, recovery

Server Backup - If It Ain't Easy, It's Too Hard

Posted by R1Soft on May 21, 2013 12:00:00 PM

Recently we released version 5.2 of our Server Backup product. For a point release, it’s chocked full of new features and improvements. There was one overriding theme for this release, however, that inspired us in just about everything we added: Ease of use for the customer.

In speaking with literally hundreds of our customers we came to recognize that whether they are backing up to their own servers, to off-premises backup, or using one of our partners for backup-as-a-service, they take for granted that the storage capacity and ability to copy data from one location to another is pretty much a given in today’s backup products. How fast they can perform a restore is a great way to differentiate one backup product from the next. But ease of use was their single biggest concern.

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Topics: Continuous Data Protection, windows, Backups, Idera, data protection, Bare-Metal Restore, disaster recovery, R1Soft, Disk Safe, server backup

Backup in a Mixed Bag World

Posted by R1Soft on Mar 8, 2013 9:30:00 AM

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There has been quite a bit written recently about the usually static world of backup undergoing sweeping changes. The post-PC era—with the cloud, app-centric strategies, virtualization and diverse operating systems—has put more pressure and higher performance demands on backup solutions than ever before.

In a recent article in Channelnomics, Rethinking Data in a Multifaceted World, the author makes the case that the old one-to-one paradigm of backup to server is gone. Virtualization imposes not only new opportunities for backing up physical servers, but also new responsibilities for backing up virtual servers. In another article on Channelnomics, author Stefanie Hoffman makes the case for the new priorities in backup. 

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Topics: Continuous Data Protection, windows, mysql, Backups, MS SQL Server, Idera, data protection, virtual backup, linux, disaster recovery, virtualization, recovery point, xen, Disk Safe, Hyper-V, server backup, restore

CDP Quick Tip #20 – How to view and edit Policies and Disk Safes associated with an Agent

Posted by R1Soft on Dec 8, 2011 9:00:00 AM

Today’s Quick Tip focuses on viewing and editing Policies and Disk Safes associated with an Agent, a feature of CDP 3.0 Enterprise Edition.

CDP 3.0 allows you to view all objects (such as Disk Safes and Policies) across your installation. It also allows you to make bulk edits across Disk Safes and Policies (for example, changing the compression settings of multiple Disk Safes or changing the recovery point limits of multiple Policies at once).

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Topics: CDP Server 3.0, Policies, Enterprise Edition, CDP Quick Tips, Disk Safe

CDP Quick Tip #19 – Recovering a Lost Disk Safe Encryption Passphrase

Posted by R1Soft on Nov 22, 2011 9:00:00 AM

Today’s Quick Tip focuses on recovery of lost passphrases for encrypted Disk Safes on CDP 3.0 Enterprise and Advanced editions.

Starting withCDP 3.14, Enterprise and Advanced editions allow you to create encrypted Disk Safes®. With encryption, your data is encrypted on the CDP Agent then transmitted across the network encrypted and stored in the Disk Safe encrypted.

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Topics: CDP Server 3.0, advanced edition, Enterprise Edition, Disk Safe, encryption

CDP Quick Tip #9 – Migrating from CDP 2.0 to CDP 3.0 Enterprise Edition

Posted by R1Soft on Oct 29, 2010 5:00:00 PM

Interested in migrating from Continuous Data Protection® (CDP) 2.0 to 3.0? Here are some tips and best practices from the Head Geek that will help you get the most out of your migration.

If you are interested in migrating from Continuous Data Protection® (CDP) 2.0 to 3.0, there are a few considerations to account for before making the move. While you should be aware of CDP 3.0’s numerous improvements and upgrades, you will also need a solid grasp of the preparation and installation process before making the move.

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Topics: CDP Server 3.0, Enterprise Edition, CDP Quick Tips, Disk Safe

CDP Quick Tip #8 – CDP 3.0 Disk Safe Best Practices

Posted by R1Soft on Sep 27, 2010 11:30:00 AM

Here are some tips and best practices from the Head GEEK that will help you get the most out of your CDP 3 Disk Safe and prevent the loss of your archived data.

The all new CDP 3.0 Disk Safe is built with industrial grade protection from crashes and power loss. The CDP 3.0 Disk Safe is highly reliable and robust. It has automatic mechanisms that protect Terabytes of archived data from crashes and power failures not found in any other disk to disk backup software.

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Topics: CDP Server 3.0, CDP Quick Tips, Disk Safe

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