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R1Soft Review

By Andreas RiveraLast Modified: March 26, 2018

The R1Soft Server Backup Manager is a comprehensive, full-system backup platform, offering enterprise-level protection designed to perform with minimal impact on both the client-side and server-side resources. This is a stand-alone backup manager that requires you to have a stand-alone cloud host, which gives you the freedom to select your own private hosting service if you don't already have one. 

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R1Soft
R1Soft
Best Cloud Storage and Online Backup Services
The Verdict
R1Soft Server Backup Manager has exceptional compression rates and AES 256-bit encryption, but the lack of folder-level backup limits its versatility for small businesses.
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Plans and Pricing

Subscriptions for R1Soft Server Backup Manager start at $140 per month. Additional pricing depends on your business's needs and how many devices you need to back up. This software only requires 1GB of memory to run, though 2GB is recommended. This makes it ideal for small businesses with one to three servers. With every terabyte of storage added to the servers, you have to add 2GB of memory, which gives it excellent scalability for your growing business.

Features

R1Soft provides a feature called Continuous Data Protection, which means it performs speedy backups as often as every 15 minutes. It's designed to do this with minimal drain on the server resources, so users wouldn't even know that the backup occurred. You can also perform full disk imaging, bare-metal restores and 256-bit data encryption, which adds another layer of protection to your data. You can also use this feature to back up virtual machines, SQL and Exchange servers.

The interface is extremely clean and functional. It doesn't take long to find the necessary tools to perform and schedule your backups. Since the dashboard is accessible online, you can perform backups from anywhere. You can be on a business trip in Tokyo and perform backups of the servers in San Diego. Through the dashboard, you can manage groups, policies, reports, users and recovery points.

If your small business has one server that performs several functions, you'll probably want to use different backup strategies for each function. With R1Soft, you can differentially back up one folder while incrementally backing up another folder. With a large server ecosystem, this isn't as big of an issue, as you're more likely to devote the entire server to a single purpose.

The R1Soft Server Backup Manager is ideal for large operations that have multiple locations, but it can work with a simple setup of one to three servers, so long as you don't need to vary your backup strategies very much.

Drawbacks

This software lacks folder-level backup. You can only back up a full system, followed by differential or incremental backups of the entire system. This means that R1Soft is geared more toward straightforward backup than cloud storage.

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R1Soft
R1Soft
Best Cloud Storage and Online Backup Services
The Verdict
R1Soft Server Backup Manager has exceptional compression rates and AES 256-bit encryption, but the lack of folder-level backup limits its versatility for small businesses.
Compare Quotes
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Andreas Rivera
Andreas Rivera graduated from the University of Utah with a B.A. in Mass Communication and is now a B2B writer for Business.com, Business News Daily and Tom's IT Pro. His background in journalism brings a critical eye to his reviews and features, helping business leaders make the best decisions for their companies.

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