Backup Without Borders

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



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

Backup in a Mixed Bag World

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


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 #26 – Restoring an MS Exchange 2010 Mailbox

Posted by R1Soft on Apr 30, 2012 9:00:00 AM

Today's Quick Tip addresses restoring an MS Exchange 2010 Mailbox that has been previously backed up by R1Soft CDP. Due to the popularity of MS Exchange, this is a topic that interests many of our customers. 

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Topics: CDP Quick Tips, MS Exchange, restore

CDP Quick Tip #23 – Self-Service File Restore for End Users

Posted by R1Soft on Feb 10, 2012 9:00:00 AM

Today’s Quick Tip covers the simple steps end users can take to restore their files to their home directory using their own control panel credentials.


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Topics: CDP Server 3.0, CDP Quick Tips, hosting control panel, restore

CDP Quick Tip #21 – Best Practices for Restoring Entire MySQL Instance

Posted by R1Soft on Jan 6, 2012 9:00:00 AM

Today’s Quick Tip focuses on restoring MySQL instances more efficiently in CDP 3.0.  This is a key desire of many of our customers who need to restore a large number of databases.*Please note that this quick tip assumes you have the MySQL for CDP add-on enabled, as it is needed to lock and flush tables before a MySQL backup takes place.

If you are restoring an entire MySQL instance, it is more efficient to perform a file restore of the MySQL data directory than to restore databases individually. When databases are restored individually (see Restoring a MySQL Database), each row must be selected and inserted and this can take a long time.  In this case, we recommend shutting down your MySQL instance and restoring your MySQL data directory using the file restore feature (see Restoring Files).

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Topics: mysql, CDP Server 3.0, CDP Quick Tips, restore

CDP Quick Tip #18 – Backup and Restore Individual cPanel Accounts

Posted by R1Soft on Oct 24, 2011 9:00:00 AM

Today’s Quick Tip focuses on backup and restore of individual cPanel accounts with CDP 3.0 Enterprise and Advanced editions.

You can restore the entire state of your WHM server and all cPanel accounts from a CDP recovery point by restoring all files or performing a BMR. However, you may occasionally need to restore individual cPanel accounts; possible scenarios include when a cancelled customer decides he wants to reactivate, or if there were accidental changes made to any of the account’s configurations in cPanel. What can you do in this case?

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Topics: CDP Server 3.0, CDP Quick Tips, restore, cPanel

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