Getting support is easy at Idera. We are here to ensure you get the most out of your Server Backup software.
Go to our customer support portal: http://support.r1soft.com
If you do not already have a login for the technical support portal, go to http://support.r1soft.com and complete the registration form. A login account and password will be emailed once your current support maintenance plan has been confirmed. To get a status on your support plan, please email email@example.com.
Browse to http://support.r1soft.com/ and use the Log In ID and Password that you received via email.
If you have forgotten your password, simply click on the "Forgot your password?" link in the Login dialog, enter your login ID (typically your email address) and a new password will be emailed to you within a few moments.
Once you successfully log in to the portal, your browser will take you directly to your "Home" tab where you may:
You may select from any of the available tabs at the top of the page to jump to a specific task: Cases, Product Wiki, Forums.
You may view cases by using one of the three "View(s)" available.
Once you have selected the desired view from the drop down menu, click the "Go!" button. Portal will display the cases according to the view chosen. To view one of the cases, simply click the "Case Number" or "Subject" link.
Cases shown in the "Closed" view may be reopened by clicking the case link and adding a new comment to the case.
You may also create a new case from the "Cases" tab by clicking the "Create New Case" button.
After you have clicked the "Create New Case" button, the portal will display the screen shown above. Some fields are automatically populated for you. Required fields have a vertical red bar next to them. You must make a selection from the drop down menus in these fields. Required fields that do not have a drop down menu are free form text entry.
1. Type (Required)
2. Status (Automatic)
3. Priority (Required)
4. Case Origin (Automatic) - Defaults to Web and is only used for statistical purposes.
You do not need to adjust this option.
5. Case Owner (Automatic) - Indicates the Technical Support Engineer assigned to the case. While opening the case, the system will default the value to your user name. Once the case is submitted, the system will automatically assign the case to the technical support group with further assignments being made to a Technical Support Engineer.
You do not need to adjust this option.
6. Product & Version (Required)
7. Component (Required)
Choose from Server, Agent or Both to indicate which component is affected by the issue you are reporting.
8. Build (Optional)
Enter the build of the product being used. Found in the product version as x.x.[build].
9. OS and Version & Kernel Version (Optional)
Enter the Operating System, Version and Service Pack applied if applicable.
10. Subject (Required)
Enter the product error associated with the issue being reported or a brief description.
11. Environment (Optional)
Enter any helpful information about the environment or configuration pertaining to the product.
12. Description (Required)
13. Submit, Submit & Add Attachment, Cancel
Case attachments are limited to 5 MB per file and 10 MB total, per case. For larger attachments, please click on the "Attachments" tab and complete the form to upload your attachments. It is very important to enter your case number into the form so that there is no delay in processing your attachments.
As shown above, the "Case Comments" section displays correspondence between you and the Technical Support Engineer. You may add new comments by clicking the "Add Comment" button. You do not need to click the "Edit" button at the top of the page in order to add comments. You may also add new attachments by clicking the "Attach file" button or by using the "Attachments" tab at the top of the page. The following shows how to edit/add a comment after clicking the "Add Comment" button.
The Customer Support Portal will send you an automated email to notify you when comments or other changes have been made to your case by the Idera Server Backup Technical Support Team. If you are relying on emails for case update notification, please, add firstname.lastname@example.org to your email spam filter's "allowed" list.
As shown above, you may enter free text comments after you have clicked the "Add Comment" button. Once you have entered your comment, click "Save." Click "Cancel" to discard your comments from this screen.
Once you determine that the issue has been resolved, you may close the case by clicking the "Close Case" button in the "Case Detail" screen. After clicking the "Close Case" button, you will see the screen shown above.
You may re-open a case at any time. For more information, refer to the "Cases Tab" heading located in the beginning of this document.
All notification emails generated by the Customer Support Portal will be sent from the email address email@example.com. Replies to notification emails are not monitored when sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. To reply, please, login at http://support.r1soft.com and update your case with a new comment.
Idera Server Backup Technical Support will continue to make refinements to the Customer Support Portal. Any new features or changes will be added to this document to keep you informed.