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How it Works

After the initial backup "seed" the R1Soft software creates virtual full backups in minutes. This drastically reduces Disk I/O during backups of your critical systems. Backups that usually take hours now take only minutes!

The Data Protection Process
Scheduled point-in-time volume snapshots are scheduled on the server.  The server then periodically connects to the agent program and synchronizes changed disk sectors to the server.  The server creates a new point-in-time image of the disk volume every time it connects to the agent for synchronization.  The point-in-time images are called recovery points and are stored in what we call a Disk Safe. 

Recovery points only consist of a copy of changed disk sectors.  This means it usually only take seconds or minutes to complete disk synchronization even on very large volumes.  The more frequently recovery points are schedule the quicker they complete.  When compression is enabled hundreds of recovery points can be stored in less space than it takes to store one disk image.

In between synchronization requests from the server, the agent passively tracks changes to the hard disks as they are happening.  This process introduces NO overhead and requires a relatively small amount of memory.  This is typically about 6 MB of memory per 100 GB of disk storage being synchronized.

Secure Data Management and Archiving
Data on the server is stored in a patent-pending disk safe storage format.  This on disk format enables the server to archive point-in-time recover images for long periods of time using as little disk space as possible.  For each configured backup schedule a rotation policy can be defined.  This policy specifies the number of different incrementals to keep for each schedule.  Old recovery points are automatically deleted according to the policy.  This system of minutely, hourly, daily, weekly, and monthly recovery point management is flexible enough for all needs. 

Please consider the following example policy demonstrating the flexibility of automatic data protection policy:

  • synchronize every 10 minutes – retain the last 48 recovery points
  • synchronize hourly – retain the last 48 recovery points
  • synchronize daily at midnight –
  • retain the last 7 recovery points
  • synchronize weekly on Sundays – retain the last 4 recovery points
  • synchronize monthly on the 1st – retain the last 48  recovery points

Such a policy can be automatically managed by the server.  In addition to policy based management any unwanted recovery point can be deleted by an administrator at any time.  Selected recovery points can also be locked to prevent automatic deletion by a policy.


Recovery Points
Restore Files