Slow Backup? Try ShadowProtect

One of the most common problems we hear is that a full backup takes longer than one night to complete (The slow backup problem).  Here at Highly Reliable Systems, we’ve tested a variety of backup software and have found that imaging based products (as opposed to file based) provide the best backup performance.  A product…

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12TB Removable Backup Cartridges based on 4TB drives Pass Certification Testing

Highly Reliable Systems announced that their RAIDFrame DAS (Direct Attached Storage) backup system will support 4TB hard drives. Unlike conventional RAID storage with removable drives, the RAIDFrame makes an entire 3 drive RAID array, along with its controller, a removable backup cartridge. These removable “RAIDPacs” were recently tested and certified with Seagate 4TB drives.  Certification…

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Why Tape Backup Doesn’t Work for Data Storage

Through the course of a long career I have worked with many types of tape backup appliances, and consider myself a reasonably knowledgeable user of these systems. I have come to believe that tape does not belong in any serious backup strategy if any other data storage alternative can be found. Admittedly, in some cases the cost of tape per Gigabyte of storage can’t be beat, but the cost savings are often artificial when you consider the massive amount of human effort wasted struggling with a tape backup or restore that doesn’t work.

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