What is R1Soft?
R1Soft Server Backup Manager is a near-continuous backup application for Windows and Linux servers. R1Soft allows for the backup of both physical and virtual devices. The software provides user scheduled continuous disk-based online backups for one or more Windows or Linux servers. Each time a user scheduled backup is perform.
Individual files inside of a disk image can be restored to their original location or an alternate computer.
In the R1Soft Server panel, we can add up to the total size of the HDD available in the R1Soft backup manager.
In that panel, it is very easy to add Windows or Linux machines, just see the below:
You can access all of the functions you need to manage your users by clicking Users in the Main menu which is under the Setting option.
We can schedule back as per our requirement, in that panel we can set an automatic backup generator, this panel includes Policy. Once the backup is done successfully and we want to take again backup of the same machine, this panel has an incremental backup process.
Just click on backup now, and it will start incremental backup for that machine.
What is the advantage of R1Soft Backup Manager?
Why should we use R1Soft Backup Manager?
R1Soft takes a slightly different approach to server backup than most traditional backup companies. While traditional, incremental backup products allow you to backup your data at the file level, Server Backup Manager (SBM) enables you to perform backups at the block level.
1. Easy-to-use web-based control panel
2. File Include/Exclude option available
The best thing about R1Soft Backup Manager is it has the option of file include/exclude. It is very helpful when we start tacking back up the machine.
If the HDD of the R1Soft Backup Manager is low then we can take the only backup of our important files also.
3. Fewer performance issues
One major advantage of bypassing the file system is that there is no penalty on backup performance for having a large number of files. The backup application never looks at files and doesn’t care how many files there are on a server.
Block-level backups start by taking a snapshot of the live running volume. The block-level data is then read from the snapshot, rather than the actual disk. This allows the backup to run in harmony with your file system, rather than taxing your servers and causing performance issues for hours on end.
4. Easy file restores
While not every block-level backup solution could do this, our block-level technology can read files and file attributes from raw disk blocks in a platform-independent fashion. That means that R1Soft’s Server Backup Manager doesn’t have to rely on the operating system when it’s reading the data.
Not only does this allow you to backup both Windows and Linux servers, but it also allows you to perform cross-platform file restores. Making your restores O.S. agnostic gives you the flexibility to restore files out of block-based backup done on a Linux server to a Windows server and visa-versa.
Other applications require that you set up your NFS or CIFS share for the backup application to store and read backup data from. R1Soft has its network protocol for moving the files and blocking data so you don’t have to configure a network file system.
5. Faster and more efficient
The file system is responsible for keeping track of the tree or hierarchy of files. In doing so, it stores files in neat little fixed-size blocks on the disk. Unfortunately, files can be located on blocks that are scattered all across the disk.
Because of this, backup applications that read data at the file level are forced to jump all around the disk and traverse the directory tree just to find all of the files eligible for backup. This tends to be a very fragmented, convoluted process that causes the disk to spend as much time, if not more, searching for the correct information instead of reading the data.
Voiding that unnecessary search party goes a long way in shortening your backup window and making the whole backup process that much more predictable.
6. Backup your data securely with crucial
R1Soft Backup works by taking a full server backup, then incremental or ‘changed-file’ backups each night, thus creating 7 daily recovery points. The advantage of R1Soft Backup over the typical FTP or image backup is the ability to login to the R1Soft Backup control panel via a web interface and browse & restore individual files or folders.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q1. How does R1Soft backup work?
Our method, like traditional backups, begins with a comprehensive snapshot of your data. The similarities, however, end there. Server Backup Manager continuously tracks changes to your data after the initial duplicate is generated and only saves the information that has changed.
Q2. What does a backup manager do?
A backup manager is an application that plans, manages, and performs data backup procedures on a computer, server, or network device. It is a client/server integrated application that extracts backup data copies from a source computer or IT environment to a remote storage facility.