What's New in Server Backup Manager?

Our backup manager utilizes Continuous Data Protection™ technology to transform the typical headache inducing backup process into a fast, efficient walk in the park. Rather than fighting through lengthy backup windows at the end of each week, Server Backup Manager tracks the changes to your data in real-time and gives you the ability to perform backups throughout the day without taxing server performance. Take a look below to get a glimpse at our most recent enhancements to the hosting industry's premium backup solution.


SBM’s new dashboard allows you to see the health of your entire backup environment in a single screen with notifications, active jobs, backup status, underlying server disk IO, memory and CPU utilization. The simplified navigation allows most common activities to be driven straight from the protected machine.


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Representation of new UI
R1Soft Server Backup Manager Site-to-Site Replication

Site-to-Site Replication

This feature provides hosting providers with a simple means of replicating backup data across Server Backup Manager (SBM) servers regardless of their geographic location. Replicated site data along with the SBM System Backup can be used to restore an entire SBM server, including its archived data, server configuration, and multi-tenant accounts. Just think of it as disaster recovery for your backup system.
Support for XFS File System

Complete Support for XFS File System

With the Server Backup Manager 5.14 release, R1Soft's now fully supports Protected Machines running the XFS file system. In addition to our previous XFS support for Bare Metal Restore, R1Soft now provides complete file and folder restore support. The XFS filesystem is a high-performance 64-bit journaling file system and is the de facto preferred choice for modern Linux systems.

R1Soft Server Backup Manager Improved Filesystem Support

Improved Filesystem Support for ext4 with 64bit Feature

Our supported platforms are constantly evolving and changing to meet the demands of the market. Red Hat Linux based OS distributions have adopted new standards for their default configuration of the beloved ext4 filesystem. They have adopted an option to allow for even larger filesystems in excess of 16TiB! Our support of the ext4 filesystem support has been expanded to include this 64bit Feature. Now you can backup and restore this new configuration of the ext4 filesystem as easily as before.
R1Soft Server Backup Manager File Download Logging

File Download Logging

This release further improves the auditing and logging capabilities of the product by adding support for logging file downloads from archived data. File downloads are logged as events and will help administrators monitor activity and archived data usage. Based upon user feedback, we have also improved the file download self-service functionality by adding it to the activities prevented by the Server Backup Manager Maintenance Mode. This change compliments further enhancement of the product's Maintenance Mode capabilities.
R1Soft Server Backup Manager Persistent Maintenance Mode

Persistent Maintenance Mode

Previously, Maintenance Mode could be disabled through the web console, the Soap API, and by rebooting the Server Backup Manager server. Based upon further user feedback, we have altered the Maintenance Mode to allow it to persist through Server Backup Manager server reboots. This change should allow administrators the opportunity to perform system maintenance, reboot their server, and verify changes and operation before initiating new policy tasks.
R1Soft Server Backup Manager Tuning Options

Tuning Options for h2 Internal Database

The h2 database is used internally by the SBM to record configuration information and activity records. SBM now offers improved tuning options to control its runtime characteristics. The new tuning options can be set in /usr/sbin/r1soft/conf/h2.properties. The options are:

  • CACHE_SIZE (default value: 16384): The database keeps most frequently used data in the main memory.
  • DEFAULT_LOCK_TIMEOUT (default value: 60000):The number of milliseconds until a lock timeout exception is thrown.
  • LARGE_RESULT_BUFFER_SIZE (default value: 4096): The buffer size for large result sets.
  • LOCK_TIMEOUT (default value: 60000): The number of milliseconds until a lock timeout exception is thrown.
  • QUERY_CACHE_SIZE (default value: 8): The size of the query cache, in number of cached statements.