Backup Protection is provided using software from R1Soft, a leading provider of backup services to hosting providers.
Backup Protection operates using some key components:
Disk Safe – your data and each available recovery point will be stored in a Disk Safe on a backup server. The Disk Safe is essentially a database which is used to store your backup “blocks” and the deltas, or differences between them.
Block Level Backups
Backup Protection operates using block-level backups, a highly efficient backup method that bypasses the file system and reads data directly from the disk or volume. Block-level backups provide advantages over traditional file backup technologies, including the speed of completing a backup operation and a drastic reduction in disk and network I/O, which means there is a lower impact on the performance of your servers while backups are being run.
Virtual Full Backups
There are several different approaches to taking server backups, most of which trade off the frequency of taking backups, the impact on the server being backed up, and the ease with which restores can be run.