|Archive requires a license|
Archive is a licensed feature introduced with the Server Backup Manager 6.4 release, contact R1Soft for help upgrading your current license to include Archive.
Archive extends R1Soft SBM with low-cost off-site backup and archival options.
Secure off-site backups are considered a best practice to protect your data from natural disaster, malware, and malicious acts.
- Offsite backups allow recovery even if the site has been destroyed.
- Corporate and regulatory requirements require the archival of important data which must be retained for years, sometimes decades!
- Media assets, scientific data, and other intellectual property must be backed up and preserved for the long term.
With Archive, you can expand your backup policy to create and manage off-site recovery point snapshots on a variety of cloud and hosted storage options.
You can also archive any existing recovery point from your existing backups using the SBM user interface.
Archive leverages the economics of highly durable hyperscale public cloud storage with the simplicity of R1Soft Server Backup Manager. Deployment options include:
- Amazon Glacier for inexpensive long term archival that meets compliance certifications.
- Amazon S3 compatible storage options for offsite backups and/or archival, including AWS S3, IBM Cloud Object Storage, and Wasabi cloud storage.
- FTP(S) allowing local or co-located storage options for backup replication and offsite backups.
Contact R1Soft if you are interested in certifying your own S3 compatible storage solution.
Each backup Policy may have the Archive enabled and configured in accordance with your retention requirements. According to these options, an Archive is created once the policy runs. Archiving can be configured to snapshot on daily, weekly, or monthly schedule. You can also choose any recovery point from the Recovery Points screen and send it to archive.
An Archive Point is a snapshot of a recovery point which is stored in another location for long-term data storage to provide further integrity and safe-keeping of data. The archive point can be copied to the local SBM and the copied recovery point supports all normal recovery point functionality. You can browse and restore your files as well as perform a bare metal restore from an Archive.
In the course of archiving a recovery point snapshot is created and stored on Amazon Glacier or on a FTP(S) server. You simply add your Amazon Glacier account or ftp account to SBM and then specify an Archive retention policy. With FTP you can specify the number of daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly retention points to keep. SBM will archive and merge archive points as needed so you don't need to manually manage the storage simply adjust the retention policy.
SBM evaluates the archive retention policy after each backup and retains archive points by the following rules:
- Daily, the last recovery point of the day is archived.
- Weekly, the last recovery point of the week is archived.
- Monthly, the last recovery point of the month is archived.
- Yearly, the last recovery point of the year is archived.
So your backup schedule must be at least daily to archive daily recovery points.
You can view Archive Points along with local recovery points in the Access recovery points window.
The following actions are available for recovery points which only exist in the archive:
- Retrieve a copy
- Delete Archive
Archiving can be enabled/disabled for the protected machine in the backup policy.