R1Soft eBook Details Four Most Commonly Used Backup Methods, Highlighting Pros and Cons

HOUSTON, TX – Jan. 21, 2015 – / — R1Soft®, creator of the R1Soft Server Backup Manager (SBM) product line, released the new eBook, “The Big Book of Backup,” a comprehensive guide that provides a thorough explanation of the technical functionality and terminology used on a daily basis when setting up or configuring a backup management system. Along with providing a brief history of how the backup industry evolved to its current status, the eBook defines and explores methods of backup, backup technologies, computing deltas and managing and restoring data.

“The objective of the vast majority of backups is to save data without errors or corruption in a way that minimizes storage space as well as to reduce the impact on computing resources and bandwidth usage, while making the recovery process as quick and easy as possible,” said Ben Thomas, Product Director at R1Soft. “We strive to educate the industry on achieving these objectives and this is the perfect piece of content to bolster your knowledge of the world of backup, whether you’re a seasoned systems administrator or a newcomer to the backup industry.”

The eBook explores the pros and cons of file- and block-level backups, various techniques utilized by backup systems to determine data deltas, definitions for the three main recovery objects and looks into the future of the industry. The pros and cons of each of the four methods of server backup – full backups, incremental backups, differential backups and virtual full backups – are also discussed in detail.

To access a free copy of “The Book of Backup,” visit:

For an excerpt on the eBook, visit the R1Soft blog at:

R1Soft is renowned worldwide for its fast, scalable and affordable server backup software for both Windows®and Linux® platforms in private and public clouds. Download SBM 5.8.1 by logging into License Manager at:

R1Soft was purchased by Continuum®, the industry’s only channel-exclusive provider of fully integrated managed IT services solutions, in August 2014.

About R1Soft
Based in Houston, Texas, R1Soft® is recognized as the leading commercial backup software for Web hosting providers. Known as the fastest, most scalable, yet affordable server backup software for both Windows® and Linux® platforms in private and public clouds, R1Soft’s Server Backup Manager (SBM) is deployed by more than 2,500 cloud infrastructure providers andprotects more than 300,000 servers worldwide. For more information, visit: or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter @R1Soft.

Tracy Wemett

Source: R1Soft


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